10 02 20

first_imgPORTLAND, Oregon, (CMC):Jamaica international Darren Mattocks scored his first goal for his new club Portland Timbers but it proved in vain as the hosts crashed to a 3-1 defeat to FC Dallas at Providence Park.The 25-year-old, who joined Portland last month after four years with the Vancouver Whitecaps, came off the bench in the 65th minute in the Wednesday night contest to pull one back for his side two minutes later, and rescue some pride after they had conceded three first-half goals.Portland now lie one from bottom in the western conference with five points from six games.FC Dallas, featuring St Kitts and Nevis international Atiba Harris, started quickly and were ahead as early as the fourth minute when Michael Barrios finished from close range.Colombian Fabian Castillo doubled the lead in the 26th minute before Tesho Akindele capitalised on a poor clearance inside the box, to force a shot past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.In need of a lift, Portland turned to the pacey Mattocks and he rewarded them with a well taken goal in the 67th minute.Defender Chris Klute got down the left and sent a searching ball into the box which Walker Zimmerman failed to clear. The ball fell to Mattocks who curled his shot into the upper right hand corner, from about ten yards out.Despite the strike, Portland could not find a way back and FC Dallas held onto the scoreline.last_img read more

18 01 20

first_imgMoscow police would not comment on whether the crash would affect security measures for the World Cup, which is being held in 11 Russian cities over the next month. Among security concerns has been the use of vehicles as weapons.The Mexican Embassy told The Associated Press the two injured female fans were not hospitalized. Details on other victims weren’t immediately released.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich, a taxi driver, right, runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured in the crash. Video circulated on Russian social media and some news websites showed the taxi approaching a stopped line of cars, then veering onto the sidewalk and striking pedestrians. It then hit a traffic sign and bystanders tried to wrestle the driver out of the taxi, but he broke their grip and ran away; it was not clear how he was finally detained. (Viktoria Geranovich via AP)MOSCOW — Moscow police are investigating a taxi crash that injured eight people, including two Mexican World Cup fans, when the driver plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square.City police released a video Sunday of an interrogation session with the Kyrgyz driver, in which he says he briefly fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally hit the gas. It was unclear whether the driver spoke under duress.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Alas says Phoenix not disciplined in endgame View commentslast_img read more

18 01 20

first_imgAt least 30 women calling themselves, “Arise and Shine” in Totota, Salala District, Lower Bong County on Saturday, January 18, harvested 4 hectares of farmland planted with improved variety of swamp rice.The variety of rice grown was the NERICA 18 (meaning new rice in Africa.)The rice harvest event was the official launch of the Arise and Shine farming group, which is an all-woman farming project.It was attended by several distinguished personalities including the local authorities of Salala District, NGO workers and other farmers.In his brief remarks, the rice specialist of the Food Enterprise Development (FED), David Benevfel,  disclosed that his institution hasbeen working with the women in Salala District to improve their productivity.Benevfel said that his institution had supported them with seed, tools and fertilizer.He further stated that FED shall remain committed with their support to the women.Giving an overview of the agriculture project, the head for Arise and Shine, Harriette Laway, said the project is intended to empower vulnerable women in her district.“We staged this project to help empower many of the women economically to support their families. It is a self-help initiative that is giving them income. We also mean to enhance food production in the district through the implementation of this project,” she said.Harriette also stated that about 20 acres of swamp land was cultivated through assistance from the Food and Enterprise Development (FED) program.According to her, FED has supported them with certified seed, tools and fertilizer to enhance their production.She, however, regretted the lack of support from the Ministry of Agriculture, stating that they are not working to improve agriculture in the country.“I have informed the MoA about our farm project but we have not been helped. Throughout the year, the Ministry’s vehicles pass this farm, which is closed to the road, without stopping to inquire,” she lamented.She also disclosed that her organization is involved into vegetable production.Some of our members are growing crop like, bitter ball, watermelon, pepper and others.In his welcome statement, the Commissioner of Salala District, Karmon Kenneh, called on NGOs to intensify their support toward agriculture in his district.“I have observed that NGOs’ works in this districts are not making the necessary impact needed on the lives of farmers,” he stated.He said that farmers in his district are committed to producing more food but lack the support.According to Commissioner Kenneh, with more support given to farmers, food production will increase in the district.He stated that there are many swamp land in Salala Districts that were laid out in the seventies and that when they are developed, farmers would be empowered.Also speaking, former development Superintendent for Bong County, George Sally, called on government to prioritize agriculture with allotting more money in the national budget for agriculture.He stated that it is only by doing so that agriculture sector can be revamped.According to him many Liberian farmers are still doing farming through manual labor, adding that such system of agriculture activities will not have the country self-sufficient.He suggested that the government now become to support farmers through mechanized farming.“Let the government support farmers’ organizations in the country with modern equipments to increase their production,” he stressed.Mr. Sally, who is also one of Salala District’s potential farmers disclosed that farmers in his districts do not get farming inputs from government and partners on time.He said that it is posing a serious problem for many farmers in his district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgThe fire, which gutted the five-room zinc shack on Pagos Island, Congo Town, left a man, his wife, and three children dead.The Pagos Island community in Congo Town was a scene of grief and disbelief when a fire incident that awakened  the community early Thursday morning left an entire family dead.The fire, which gutted the five-room zinc shack, left a man, his wife, and three children dead. Eleven other occupants of the house were fortunate to escape death, eyewitnesses said.Neighbors wept for their losses.An eyewitness told the Daily Observer that the fire, which started around 3 a.m., might have been caused by faulty electrical wiring, though this is yet to be independently confirmed.The victims included Emmanuel Morris, 28; his girlfriend Felicia, their son Leroy, and a set of twins.Emmanuel’s mother, Rebecca Morris, wept uncontrollably, but managed to explain that her son was the breadwinner for her family.Mrs. Morris, the Daily Observer learned, is no stranger to grief. Fifteen years ago (November 2003) she lost her husband, and had to cater to their nine children. Emmanuel eventually emerged as the man of the family; and through him, she was able to bring the rest of the children up.“I sold ‘bonny’ [fish] in Buchanan until we moved to this island. Every morning I go to Red Light to buy bitter balls to sell until my son grew up and started working, which improved our lives. He was the one that built this house for me,” she said.Rebecca said she was asleep when she heard people calling her that her son’s house was on fire.“I woke up and rushed there only to discover that the fire was coming from my son’s room,” she said. “Everybody in the house came out safe except my son and his family.”Rebecca meanwhile appealed to the Liberian government, NGOs, and other Liberians to come to her assistance so that she can support her remaining children, because “the eyes I used are gone. My children and I are wasting outside, no pa, the person that was helping us is gone.”Boima Johnson, one of the survivors, said he was in bed when he heard what sounded like ‘fire’ in the house, and heard Emmanuel saying he could not find his way out.“I told Emmanuel to go through the window so I can help him, but he later told me that he cannot make it because his eyes were dark,” Johnson said.He said the death of Emmanuel and his family is a big loss to Pagos Island residents.Suku Messah, community chairman, said they are trying to console the family to recover from their loss.Messah said the house was made of zinc and mat, with just one door, which made it difficult for the victims to find their way out to safety, since the fire came from the fifth room in the zinc house.He said the community provided a pickup truck to take the bodies for burial.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgDonegal GAA star Eamon McGee has taken to Twitter to respond to the article penned by Kevin Cassidy in his weekly column with Gaelic Life.Cassidy wrote a hard hitting column regarding the latest fixtures fall-out in Donegal and blasted the decision by the county board.Cassidy said that time and time again it’s the ordinary club player that is made to suffer and that enough is enough. He also said it was time that the county players grow a set of balls and stand up for their club.Cassidy says that without their local GAA club the current crop of county stars wouldn’t have been given the platform to perform at the level they’re now operating at.However, McGee hit back on Twitter and brought up the fact that Cassidy sat and watched his own club Gaoth Dobhair play Glenswilly in the Donegal SFC in May so he could go and play for a team in the USA.McGee tweeted, “Cass is giving out about commitment to clubs, yet he watched as we played Glenswilly this year to play for team in USA. That tweeted sparked a series of responses on McGee’s Twitter timeline from other users.Conor Gleeson wrote, “Inter-county players are least qualified to comment on this situation. What he’s saying is not specific to Donegal. 100% Right!Mike Linehan wrote. “Cassidy is spot on with that article.McGee responded by saying, “Not arguing that he makes a good point but his actions in real life totally contradict his view points.In another tweet McGee also conceded that something has to be done fairly quick to sort out the yearly problem with club fixtures in Donegal. McGee will continue to concentrate on preparations for this weekend’s Ulster SFC final against Monaghan.McGee has enjoyed an excellent season so far and is a top-class performer who will be hoping he gets his hands on yet another Anglo Celt on Sunday afternoon.MCGEE RESPONDS TO CASSIDY’S ARTICLE ON CLUB FIXTURES FALL-OUT was last modified: July 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Eamon McGeeFall-outfixturesGAAKevin CassidynewsRiwSportTwiiterlast_img read more

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first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE 2 A spokesman added: “Carrying a children’s miniature plastic toy gun into a stadium is clearly an extremely irresponsible act.“Fortunately, the actions of the pitch intruder at the Juventus game did not harm anyone.“However as the security and safety of all fans and staff is the absolute priority at Manchester United, the club immediately launched an investigation into the circumstances around this issue. This includes a full review of our already-rigorous security protocols, using our own security teams together with external expert consultants.”At the time of the incident, Greater Manchester Police confirmed to Press Association Sport that one man in his forties was kept in custody overnight, having been arrested on suspicion of pitch invasion.UEFA has charged Manchester United for the “field invasion”.The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on November 22.In 2016, an urgent investigation by the club was launched to try and learn how how a fake bomb used in a training exercise went unnoticed inside Old Trafford for four days until its discovery before their match against Bournemouth in May. REPLY REVEALED shining Manchester United have launched a review into their security protocols after it emerged a pitch invader got into Old Trafford with two toy guns during the Champions League game against Juventus. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade A review into security protocol at Old Trafford has been launched Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ BEST OF Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? A fan was restrained by stewards when he ran onto the pitch during Juventus’ win at Old Trafford Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Shortly after play got under way in October’s 1-0 defeat to the Italian champions, a fan ran across the pitch and was restrained by stewards close to the players.According to the Mail, security staff later inspected his seat and found two toy guns in a backpack.Manchester United said the safety of fans was an “absolute priority” for the club. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED huge blow no dice MONEY Most Popular In Football Due to the discovery of a suspect package in the NW Quadrant of the ground, the match has been abandoned today on police advice. #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 15, 2016It sparked a massive security operation and the cancellation of the game.Army bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the dummy device, which was discovered in the toilets within the north-west quadrant, between the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand and the Stretford End. REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more

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first_imgA young Arcata team continued to learn some things the hard way on Friday, but got plenty of offense in a 15-6 win over Del Norte at McKinleyville High School.The Tigers, who improved to 2-1 in the Big 5, racked up 13 hits and had an error-free game, scoring six times in the first inning in what was an entertaining matchup.The Arcata boys have just three seniors and several underclassmen on their roster and looked unsure at times running the bases, but made up for it at the plate, running out …last_img

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first_imgThe Homo naledi fossils have been carefully placed in the highly secure Phillip V Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory, which houses most of the world’s information on human evolution. We take you on an exclusive tour. Homo naledi fossils has been relocated to the Phillip V. Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory where further tests will be done. (Images: Shamin Chibba) The gallery • Local researchers honoured at their ‘Oscars’ • Space science can solve socio-economic problems• Hanli Prinsloo: ‘Fall in love with the ocean, to save it’ • New push for careers in science and innovation • DNA detective work could end poaching  Shamin Chibba The Homo naledi fossils, which were recently discovered in the Dinaledi Cave in Gauteng, have been given a new home at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.The fossils are now housed in the vault at the Phillip V Tobias Fossil Primate and Hominid Laboratory on campus, after spending a month on display at the Cradle of Humankind in neighbouring Mogale City.The new species, Homo naledi, was named after the chamber in which it was discovered, in the Rising Star caves. The underground room where the fossils were found was called the Dinaledi Chamber, which means “chamber of stars” in SeSotho.At a recent Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) media tour hosted by Brand South Africa, local and foreign journalists were given exclusive access to the vault.Archaeologist Lee Berger, an American based at Wits’ world-renowned centre, said the vault was home to almost 60% of the world’s fossils, including the recently discovered Homo naledi. Berger and his team of excavators were on hand to show and explain their experiences during their discovery of the Homo naledi fossils.At its opening in July, Berger said the vault held more scientific information on how humans evolved and where we came from than any other facility worldwide. “Right here in this vault, this word-class vault, is the majority of their assemblage. It’s held in high security because this is all of human heritage.”“This is a very special place,” he told the journalists on the FOCAC tour earlier this month. “We don’t allow anyone other than scientists to enter here.”But the press members were given a chance to view the Homo naledi remains up close.And now, we present to you exclusive pictures from the vault taken during that media tour.  Pictured is the inside of the vault at Wits University. Berger said there was an “extraordinary spike in discoveries across Africa over the last decade” and that there is still more to find on the continent. Berger believes that this young woman’s curved hand could have been shaped that way for climbing. What startled Berger and his colleagues is that the Dinaledi Cave where the homo naledi fossils were found was just 1.5-kilometres away from Sterkfontein, a site that is rich in hominid fossils. Homo naledi had the ability to move its arms and legs like modern humans. The homo naledi fossils were on display at the Cradle of Humankind between September and October this year. Schoolchildren were given the chance to view the remains of the homo naledi when it was kept at the Cradle of Humankind earlier this year. The bones showed no traces of their being in fights with carnivores or other hominins. This suggests that the Dinaledi Cave was where the homo naledi disposed of their dead, a sort of burial site. This is an indication of their sophistication and what Berger said was a recognition of their own mortality. “It is what separated us from the animal kingdom.” Berger said fossils of 15 individuals of various ages were found 12 metres into the Dinaledi Chamber. Taung Child, pictured above, which is a fossilised skull of a young Australopithecus africanus, is also housed in the vault at Wits University. It was discovered in 1924 by quarrymen working for the Northern Lime Company in Taung, North-West province. An illustrated representation of the Dinaledi Cave where the homo naledi fossils were found. (Image: Wits University)last_img read more

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first_imgDialogue-heavy moments of character interaction can quickly bog down a film’s pacing. Energize those situations with a cinematic shot reverse shot.Top Image via Paramount PicturesEarly in history of cinema, filmmakers learned that standard two shots of character interaction could get boring pretty quickly. Many realized that they could push a film’s pacing along by changing shots intermittently during these moments, leading to the creation of the classic shot reverse shot technique.What Is a Shot Reverse Shot?A shot reverse shot is a framing technique used for continuity editing in film or video production. This type of framing, when edited together, gives the audience a sense of continuous action, making it seem as though the scene they’re watching is happening linearly in real time. As stated above, this technique became a staple of classic Hollywood. But how do you set it up?When setting up for a shot reverse shot, you’ll want to use a minimum of two cameras. The cameras will rest on one side of the 180-degree line, with each camera focusing on one specific actor. There are several ways to frame this action, with the basic method being an over-the-shoulder shot (like the one above from Casablanca) to establish the presence of the characters.Moving forward, you can cut to another over-the-shoulder shot for the reaction, or you can frame your second actor tighter. The choice is up to you, obviously. Either way, by capturing the same performance with at least two cameras, the editor has options when cutting the scene together and it’s more visually pleasing to the audience.Now that we know the basics of the technique, let’s look at some examples of well-crafted cinematic shot reverse shots.1. Using Motivated Lighting in FramingThis opening scene from The Godfather showcases an incredible shot reverse shot. What makes this particular scene so amazing is the choice of introductory framing, as well as the lighting. Director Francis Ford Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis begin the scene in complete darkness. We hear a voice and then the undertaker is revealed, shrouded by darkness. As he continues to speak, the frame slowly zooms back to an over-the-shoulder shot that reveals Don Corleone.The undertaker approaches Corleone and whispers in his ear. The two characters nearly cover the frame in complete darkness, which alludes to the nature of the discussion. We move to a more traditional setup as the scene progresses, but this introduction is a great example of how to use a shot reverse shot to establish the mood and tone of both a scene and an entire film.Video via Yusuft992. Creativly Capturing a Single Actor ConversationIn 2002’s Spider-Man, we watch Norman Osbourne have a conversation with his alter ego, the Green Goblin. Director Sam Raimi and cinematographer Don Burgess used a mirror to capture a two-way conversation that featured only one actor. The scene begins with Osbourne hearing voices. He sees his reflection in the mirror. The Green Goblin alter ego walks toward the frame. This is broken with the reveal of Norman walking toward the mirror to complete the opening over-the-shoulder shot.We move to a shot reverse shot where the rest of the conversation takes place in opposite angles of the mirror’s reflection, the camera slowly tracking into a tighter shot. By utilizing this framing, the audience gets a sense that Osbourne isn’t just having a conversation with himself — but with the manifestation of his alter ego. It’s an effective and creative way of capturing a shot reverse shot with a single actor.Video via DrBartKeppel’s channel3. Composing the Frame With Motivated MovementIn this scene from The Dark Knight, we get a fairly straightforward shot reverse shot. However, the key to this scene is the movement of the camera. Gordon and the Joker are situated in the shadows. The camera slowly tracks in as the conversation moves along and the tension between Gordon and the Joker intensifies. But the key takeaway here is that the camera movement is smooth, implying that things are under control.That all changes with the appearance of Batman. At first, the scene sticks with a standard shot reverse shot — but the camera becomes more active, implying to the audience that the very idea of control is beginning to fade. During the final section of the scene, the shot reverse shot moves to handheld, and the camera’s movements become even more active. This (along with the swelling music) highlights that the Joker, an agent of chaos, has gotten to Batman, affecting him emotionally and mentally. This is the mark of using motivated movement to perfection.Video via fuel for the space4. Changing the Frame Without Moving the CameraWhile the whole of The Wolf of Wall Street is an incredibly insane ride, one scene arguably stands out above the others: the meeting between Jordan Belfort and Mark Hanna. Martin Scorsese creates a sublime example of the classic shot reverse shot technique. He places the characters on opposite sides of the frame to allow for a smooth conversation.However, Scorsese changes things up in the framing. In the beginning of the scene, the shot of Hanna is fairly wide, giving the viewer a sense of the surroundings. Then Hanna leans in, and without even moving the camera, Scorsese crafts a close-up shot. Using this technique instead of dollying in helps retain the wide scope of the background action while keeping the audience at the same distance to Hanna as Belfort, placing them at the table, privy to the conversation.Video via OGF5. Effectively Using the Dutch AngleThe shot reverse shot is traditionally the go-to technique for making conversations flow and seem genuine — but sometimes the script calls for a break with convention, especially when filming a scene for a thriller like Mission: Impossible.While director Brian De Palma does utilize standard coverage for the scene, the conversation starts with a harsh dutch angle. By using the dutch angle to frame the shot reverse shot, De Palma mirrors the feelings of Ethan Hunt as he discovers that his whole world is being turned upside down. What makes this shot reverse shot even more effective is the fact that Kittridge’s angle begins leveling out into a standard frame while Hunt remains in the dutch angle. This is a great example of using off-axis framing to capture a character’s escalating emotions and internal drama.Video via MovieclipsWhat are your favorite shot reverse shots? Show us in the comments below!last_img read more

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first_imgEditor Tom Jarvis spoke with PremiumBeat on working The Late Late Show with James Corden and that special “Carpool Karaoke” segment with a childhood idol.PremiumBeat: What inspired you to become an editor?Tom Jarvis: When I went into higher education, I realized I could do subjects that seemed exciting. I studied film, media, and theater studies, and then went onto study Film and TV Production at Bournemouth University. I loved every minute and found that I was particularly good at editing. After graduating, I started working in Soho, London, as a runner at a post-production company. I worked my way up through the ranks and became one of the youngest editors at The Farm — one of the most distinguished post houses in the UK. I love film and television, how it can make you feel and think. I’ve always thought of it as a writing process, but it’s the final draft. It’s written as a script, then performed and shaped by the actors with guidance from the director. Then you have to take off those hats and look at it objectively, and try to decipher what it is each of these other components have instilled in the footage that you now have to make work.The Late Late Show with James Corden. (Photo by Terence Patrick – © 2017)PB: It must be something like an adventure working on The Late Late Show with James Corden. What’s the best thing about editing in that environment?TJ: One of the best things about being an editor on The Late Late Show with James Corden is the variety of content I get to edit. Every day is different. I get to cut huge musical opening numbers like our recent “Primetime Special,” where James parodied Lizzo‘s Juice.I also enjoy cutting the scripted comedy bits — they’re always different and challenging. As an editor, I’m tested everyday. I have to apply style and influences to an ever-tight schedule. I also edit all the Late Late Show’s “Carpool Karaokes,” which are very special, each one has its challenges. My goal is to distill these larger-than-life mega personas into one casual, funny, personable video and to reveal a new, off-the-pedestal side of them. Three or four hours gets drilled into twelve to fifteen really fiercely-edited minutes, within which I aim to find humor, sentimentality, and realness, all in one. It’s really an art and I feel privileged to be able to do it each time.“Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartney (© CBS Broadcasting Inc.)PB: Congratulations on your second Emmy nomination for Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool! How did you get involved with The Late Late Show with James Corden?TJ: Like a lot of people in this industry, it was the right place, right time, mixed with some connections — plus a bit of luck! I was working on a talk show for HBO with an ex-employee from The Late Late Show. We were talking about previous shows we’d worked on and he was talking about the LLS. I thought it sounded like something I’d love to work on. So, later that week, I was talking to one of my best mates back in the UK and he mentioned that he knew the showrunner Ben Winston, and he’d happily forward my resume onto him. A couple of weeks later, I received a call from the LLS asking me to come in for a meeting, as one of their editors was leaving. The rest is history.“Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden. © CBS Broadcasting Inc.PB: What was it like filming “The Paul McCartney Special?”TJ: With “The Paul McCartney Special,” time was of the essence. I flew over to England with James Corden, Ben Winston, and our head writer Lauren Greenberg. We even took a helicopter straight up to Liverpool from Heathrow so we could make the production meeting that evening with James and Ben’s production company, Fulwell 73. That night, we discussed how excited we were for the next day’s shoot. We knew it was going to be a fun shoot but once we started moving, we all realized how special it really was.We shot for around four hours in the car, stopping at Paul’s family home where he grew up, Penny Lane, and then we shot a surprise performance in a pub he used to gig at. While sound checking, Paul walked on stage, picked up his guitar, and started playing “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Love Me Do.” At the time, there was only me and a few camera ops in the room, and it was a surreal, beautiful, and humbling moment. By the time Paul was performing live in the pub, most of Liverpool had gotten word and so people were crowding outside and peeking in through the windows. His performance went down in a storm, culminating in a wild version of “Hey Jude,” where James joined the band on stage. I’ll never forget that.Paul McCartney with James Corden (© CBS Broadcasting Inc.)PB: Did this episode have any unique editing challenges?TJ: We had a good rough cut after four days of editing but too much good footage for our regular twelve to fifteen minutes of time allocated for carpools.Paul’s episode was ultimately twenty-three minutes, the longest carpool ever aired for the show, and even then, getting to that time was a struggle. So, Ben said he’d talk to CBS to see if we could make a Primetime Special and extend the cut to one hour. After airing the twenty-three minute video, we received an incredible response online (eighty-six million views in forty-eight hours) and we were given the green light. We brought all the footage back to Los Angeles and I began pulling in all the extra special moments we had previously cut for time. I understand that people like short format these days, but the longer version of Paul and James really gave me the opportunity to architect the full story better, show off some of the conversational subtleties, and unveil Paul’s down-to-earth-ness. Ben and I worked together for two weeks crafting the special and we oversaw the whole process of finishing to air.PB: Specifically for Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool, you had an embarrassment of riches with the footage. How did you decide what to include and what shouldn’t make the final cut?TJ: That’s always the challenge with every carpool. With the McCartney carpool, I wasn’t sure how we would make six hours of shooting into a segment for the show. Ben and I started by cutting down every bit of the chat (around the singing). We edited down every talking beat into succinct stories, then evaluated which ones were the strongest/funniest/most interesting. Inevitably, we always ended up with great content, but we simply did not have the time to put it all into the show.PB: What is the editing process like for The Late Late Show and how does it compare to a traditional, weekly, TV series?TJ: The fun thing about The Late Late Show is that every night (Monday — Thursday), we have a show which has to go to air. During the daytime, I edit carpools, comedy bits, music performances, etc. Then, at 5 p.m., we start recording the show including monologue, in-show comedy, chat, and musical performances. The acts are divided up between the editors and we each make cuts for time. It’s a pressured environment but we have an excellent team who each excel in their roles.Bruno Mars at the Grammy Awards.PB: You’ve also edited quite a few award shows. When shows are happening live, what is that editing process like?TJ: I edit “the nominees are…” and “tribute” packages in the run-up to the live show. Then, occasionally, if the awards are not aired live, I will have a few days to tighten up the show (overall), edit down for time, switch cameras (if they’ve missed anything), and mix the sound — all the while keeping in mind that the show is “live” so to keep its integrity and style of a live show.PB: What are the challenges that come with editing unscripted TV?TJ: You have to be able to do it all. You have to story produce, be extremely organized, technically minded, know your editing software, and, of course, be creative! Often, I have to do the job of three or four people — edit, produce, make GFX, audio mix, and grade. I feel like these days most production companies want an editor to do it all.PB: What programs and software do you typically use for editing?TJ: AVID.PB: Do you have any favorite segments from The Late Late Show that you’ve worked on?TJ: I edited a segment with the UK football team last year in the run up to the World Cup — that was pretty cool. I love cutting the big musical numbers. Recently, I cut a bit with James and Paul Rudd — “The Untold Story of the Naptime Boyz” — a sort of retrospective mockumentary where James and Paul set out to be the biggest phenomena in children’s music. Instead, unknown to them, all their dance moves were wildly inappropriate for kids and kept them from finding any success — that was a lot of fun.In my job, I get to meet, see, and edit some of the world’s greatest artists and that privilege is not lost on me. But getting to work with Sir Paul McCartney and shoot with James and our team in Liverpool was one of those once in a lifetime, pinch-me moments … which I hope is reflected in the edit. For most people on the planet, and very much from my native England, he’s a legend and his music has deeply affected my memories of growing up and life. (My dad used to play The White Album on repeat, and my wife and I used “In My Life” as our wedding song.) My mom even met him when she was fifteen at a party in West London — he kissed her hand. So personally, for me as a music lover, Beatles fan, and Brit, it was very important to do him, his work, and his legacy justice.Working with James over the years, it’s clear he’s a natural and one of the hardest working folks I’ve ever worked with. It takes such skill to be able to bring out so much color and comparability in the people he has on the show. But, the other thing you forget about when you watch these bits is all the people behind the camera working to make a fifteen-minute segment of two adults singing in a car! I work with an incredible, talented team who challenge me daily and we have such fun seeing the ideas come to life. An added benefit is breaking the internet on occasion. Some of these carpools get released and the world goes wild, and that makes my day each time. But nothing so far has been like “The Paul McCartney Special.” To see the viral phenomenon that McCartney became — 150 million views and counting — I had friends I hadn’t talked to in years, old teachers, and even strangers emailing me saying that the special had made them cry. I mean, that really was touching and the highlight of my career, so far. To be nominated for an Emmy is icing on the cake.Fleabag (BBC).PB: Is there someone you’d love to work with that you haven’t had an opportunity to, yet? Or a specific genre you’d like to work on?TJ: There are a bunch! Recently, I’ve really enjoyed Fleabag and Killing Eve. For me, they excel in the perfect mix of action, comedy, and emotion — they have such heart. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a genius — I’d love to work with her.PB: Do you have any advice for editors trying to break into the industry and find work?TJ: Keep at it! Everyone’s route to becoming an editor is different, it can take time so be prepared for that. For me, enthusiasm and a smile go a long way. Keep up with your connections — an email checking in now and again can often lead to something.PB: What’s next for you?TJ: I will have been at The Late Late Show for three years on October 31. We’ve got some other exciting things in the works but I’d have to kill you if I told you about them. Or James would kill me. Whichever comes first.Tom Jarvis via IMDbWant more industry interviews? Check these out.Director Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the PresentIndustry Interview: Emmy-Nominated Editor Vera DrewFilm and Video Game Composer Austin Wintory on Success from FailureIndustry Insights: Editor Matt Friedman Talks “The Farewell”Grant Korgan and “The Push” on Owning Your Own Realitylast_img read more