first_imgThere are few opposing managers with such an in-depth knowledge of Donegal as Rory Gallagher.Having spent three years as assistant manager to Jim McGuinness, Gallagher had a three-year stint as Donegal’s manager, walking away in the autumn of 2017 following a heavy qualifier loss to Galway.Now managing his native Fermanagh, Gallagher will be aiming to take down a house he helped to build tomorrow. At club level, Gallagher coaches Killybegs and counts Hugh McFadden and Eoghan Ban Gallagher – two likely starters for Donegal in tomorrow’s Ulster SFC clash at Brewster Park – among his players. Living in Killybegs, Gallagher studies Donegal football with an interest matched by few others.It will count for something – but the conundrum for Gallagher and the Erne is that knowledge alone won’t win tomorrow’s game.Gallagher has named two Championship debutants in his team – Johnny Cassidy and Ultan Kelm – for a repeat of last year’s Ulster final, which was won handsomely by Donegal.Fermanagh, who will pack their defence, will attempt to take Donegal’s players to a dark place in the opening exchanges, but Donegal will be prepared for that onslaught. “It’s a local derby and we know it’s going to be difficult going into Brewster Park and we have to be ready for that challenge,” Declan Bonner, the Donegal manager, said this week.“That’s what we have been gearing towards for the last six to eight weeks.“Yeah we know how Fermanagh are going to set up, and it’s up to us as a team to work our way through that.“They are also capable of hurting on the counter-attack, and we have to be ready for that.”Gallagher would likely have a fair stab at guessing Bonner’s selection for tomorrow, but the Donegal boss appears to have more aces to play. Not least the return of Patrick McBrearty for what will be the Kilcar man’s first appearance for the county since the 2018 final, when he sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury.Donegal are expected to have Neil McGee in to curb the advances of Sean Quigley and with the likes of Stephen McMenamin, Paddy McGrath and Frank McGlynn tipped to be in the rearguard, there is plenty of steel and experience.McFadden and Jason McGee are the likely men to get the nod at midfield, while Bonner has plenty of options in a forward line that will have Michael Murphy at its fulcrum.Gallagher said of the Donegal captain: “Michael’s greatest strength is that I’m quite confident he would cut his father’s throat to win a game of football. I seen him in training cut boys in two to win a game of football. I’m on one side now and he is on the other and that’s the way it is. “Michael’s return is immeasurable. I think never have Donegal relied on him as much as now and they have said that plenty of time over the last five years in particular. Since the slowing down of the likes Colm McFadden, Christy Toye, Neil Gallagher, Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey’s careers but I think he is key to it.But, I would also say to that he is delighted to be playing in a re-energised forward line.”While Gallagher talks of the Glenswilly man as ‘a player that we are going to have to make sure has a fairly quiet influence’, it is certainly easier said than done.When Fermanagh beat Donegal this year in the League – their first League win in 40 years against Donegal – Neil McGee and Murphy were among those with a watching brief, Donegal electing to leave Murphy, who did a lengthy warm-up, in reserve.Tomorrow, Murphy will be firmly in the firing line, while the likes of Michael Langan, Ciaran Thompson and Jamie Brennan have all had promising League outings, with injury expected to rule teenager Oisin Gallen out of what would have been a first Ulster SFC appearance.Fermanagh had a solid League campaign and were perhaps unfortunate not to be in the final mix for promotion. Bonner believes his men got a ‘reminder’ in the defeat at O’Donnell Park in February.Bonner knows all about Gallagher and Fermanagh. It’s 19 years now since a cheeky Gallagher goal gave Fermanagh a first Ulster SFC win over Donegal since 1934. That defeat in 2000 brought the curtain down on Bonner’s first spell as the Donegal manager. Little did he think, he’d be back again for a second calling.Last year, Donegal were a whisker from an All-Ireland semi-final and Bonner is keen to take the front door route to the Super 8s./He said: “There’s no doubt that the best way to go is by winning your province and getting straight into it.“That’s what we will be aiming for. It’s not going to be easy, and it’s very difficult to go back-to-back, and we haven’t even looked past the first round on Sunday week, and that’s where our energy has been geared towards over the last eight weeks.”It will surely be a source of frustration for Gallagher that, however much his side shake, Fermanagh seem unlikely to be in a position to topple Donegal’s structure with minimal attacking power by comparison. The frustration is heightened since it was he who helped lay the solid foundations on which they’re now built.Verdict: Anything other than a Donegal win would be a major upset. Donegal to pull clear and advance. Preview: Knowledge alone unlikely to be enough for Fermanagh against Donegal was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Ulster SFCciaran thompsonDeclan BonnerEnniskillenEoghan Ban GallagherFermanaghFrank McGlynnHugh McFaddenJamie BrennanJason McGeeMichael LanganMichael Murphyneil mcgeelast_img read more

first_imgThis uber-successful horror director dives into his latest project and what future directors should expect on set.All images via ponysmasher.Director the recent film Annabelle: Creation and YouTube extraordinaire David F. Sandberg takes us through directing a feature film — regardless of your budget — in this stellar video. The series is full of brilliant insight, excellent behind-the-scenes footage, and industry know-how for filmmakers of all skill levels.Of all the different people working on set, the director is no doubt one of the most important (if not the most important). So, when we ask, “What is it that the director actually does,” Sandberg discusses the one thing any director absolutely must know how to do: communicate.Communicate to other people. What it is you want. What your vision for the film is. What you want it to feel like. What you want it to look like. What you want it to sound like.It’s important to note that if you’re a first-time director or are dealing with cameras you’ve never shot with before, knowing how to work the cameras and which lenses work best isn’t necessarily your responsibility.A director doesn’t necessarily need or have to know all these technical things, but it helps, of course, the more you know about every aspect of filmmaking.Sandberg emphasizes how important it is to establish a good relationship with your director of photography. Working with a reliable DP, with mutual understanding and communication, builds trust. So, if you don’t necessarily know everything about cameras, lenses, or lights, it’s okay. Thats what the DP, gaffer, and DIT are there for — to help you capture your vision. That’s not to say experience and know-how won’t take you further, however, because they will.The director brings focus to the truly limitless possibilities of filmmaking. There are endless ways to shoot every action and scene. Because of this scope of opportunity, as a director, you’ll need to answer a million questions on set. Sandberg reflects on his first directorial debut, Lights Out, when he learned right from the start that he would need to field many, many questions — and quickly. Sandberg encourages directors not to let questions go unanswered and pile up. Even if you’re unsure of the answer and think it might be wrong, give them an answer. You can always correct yourself and fix the problem later.Staging the ActorsOne of the biggest takeaways from these behind-the-scenes videos is how much staging Sandberg does on set. Setting up the shot, positioning actors, determining marks: all these tasks take place while the camera operator and crew prep lighting, props, and extras.When you picture a director on set, you might imagine this weird guy yelling at the actors and giving them weird poetic directions, and doing like a hundred takes. I’m sure those directors exist, but for me casting is crucial. To find people who really know how to get into these characters so you don’t have to drag that out of them on set. Because on set you will have a lot of technical stuff to figure out, so your job will be so much easier if your actors just know their characters and are able to go into that.Be Open to EverythingOf the director’s many responsibilities, knowing and adhering to the script might be number one. However, directors should never feel beholden to the words on the page or how they hear the lines in their own heads.Sandberg stresses that directors should never oppose new directions or performances simply on principle. Just because the actor delivered a line differently than you were expecting doesn’t necessarily mean you need to keep shooting take after take. Let the actors give their characters lives of their own, and learn to trust the relationship you’ve built with them.Actors aren’t parrots . . . What an actor needs to know most of all, is why. Instead of telling an actor to look sad, you have to let them know why the person is sad.It’s all about what feels right for the actor. Making them as comfortable as possible will lead to well-rounded and believable performances.An Average DayOne of the first things to do on the first day of shooting is to walk through the scenes with your actors. No camera crew, no props, no crafty — just you and your actors. By doing so, you can figure out what will work and what won’t, and maybe even determine some new directions the scene could take.A big question many aspiring directors have is how many takes they should shoot and how long scenes should take to film. Sandberg advises you go with your gut, and don’t push your actors into frustration.Then you’re ready to do your first take, and then if that doesn’t feel right, you’ll do another take. I think, as a director, it’s important to know when to let go. Because its pretty easy to just keep chasing that perfect take that you’re never going to get. For me, I feel that usually the best take is like the third or fourth take.Because of this minimal approach to takes, Sandberg can cut down time between scenes, takes, and shots. Setting up lights and props (and the camera) takes forever, and you never have enough time while filming a movie, so the more time you can steal, the better.Another way he reduces time for breaking down equipment for new camera setups is by avoiding shooting coverage. Shooting coverage is a certain way to bore your actors and limit the number of shots you complete in a given day.My ideal way of shooting a scene is you have a long take, that can sort of can start as a master and go into a two-shot. Getting the coverage you need in one long take, and then turning around and shooting from the other direction, so you have something to cut to.Shooting a OnerOne of the oldest techniques in the book, shooting a long take, has been a filmmaking staple since the art form’s inception. Sandberg speaks out about his love for shooting a oner and how often he includes the camera trick in his arsenal. However, oners can limit you in the edit. This might seem obvious, but many filmmakers don’t think about the editing process while on set, and they often can’t go back and reshoot the scene. So if you decide to shoot a scene in one take, make sure you at least get a few shots to cut to, just in case.Sandberg’s YouTube channel is an excellent resource for all things filmmaking, offering professional insight into the many directions your career can take. His latest, Annabelle: Creation opens August 11th.For more tips and tricks for filmmaking professionals, check out our past coverage:Last Chance U Director of Photography Gabriel PatayBehind A24’s Menashe with the Director and DPBehind the Scene’s with YouTube’s Binging with BabishInside Atomic Fiction: An Exclusive Interview with a VFX Powerhouselast_img read more

first_imgOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a series of awards and special incentives for dedicated doctors, paramedical staff and other healthcare workers of government hospitals across the State.Stating that his government was emphasising on quality healthcare under its 5T (transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation) initiative, Mr. Patnaik said that 10 doctors and other healthcare workers will be presented with Chief Minister Award, which includes cash prizes of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh respectively. Government healthcare institutions providing quality service will also be rewarded, he added.last_img read more

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