first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Fifteen years ago, the conditions of two Wellington Victorian-type houses were similar – extremely poor.One house was located at 224 South F. The other was at 721 West Harvey. Both were dilapidated and decaying and both had captured the attention of the Wellington City Councils for possible condemnation.Karl with Jana BraddickToday, the house on F Street has seen its demise, flattened this week with an excavator.The other house at Harvey is one of beauty now on the National Register of Historic Places – thanks to the vision of one man: Karl Braddick.Braddick and his late wife Jana moved to Wellington in 2002. Jana, who grew up in Arkansas City, was gravely ill and wanted to spend her last days on this earth near her parents, who were living in South Haven. They both decided to move to Wellington.Karl likes to restore things – most certainly houses. And he saw two houses that could be restored.Both Wellington houses were described as “Queen Anne” Victorian style houses. Queen Anne style architecture was the rage in the late 19th and early 20th Century that were to reflect the style of buildings built during the Queen Anne era, who reigned over Great Britain from 1702 to 1714.House at 224 South F earlier last week.Braddick said he had approached Randall Jones, owner of the building on 224 South F, and asked about buying it. Jones refused to sell. Braddick looked elsewhere, and purchased the property at 721 West Harvey.“Quite honestly, the condition of both houses were terrible,” Braddick said. “That house I restored was as bad as the one on South F – no doubt about it.”He purchased the property in 2003. In the next 14 months, it became a time-consuming labor of love process. He brought up two of his construction workers from Dallas to help rebuild, and used local contractors with the electricity and plumbing.After he was finished, he had one of the premiere homes in Wellington.Today, the house is known as the Henry Freemont Smith House in history restoration circles. It was built approximately in 1886 as a one story home before H.F. Smith and his wife purchased it in 1887. The couple made it into a two-story home by 1896. Today the house is 3,800 square feet of beauty with its soft yellow painted exterior – trimmed in white and accented with black forest green and cedar fish scale shingles.See full history of house here: http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/07000318.pdfRestored house at 721 West Harvey.Braddick said he purchased the house and property for $50,000 and then put in $250,000 in it with labor.“And I can’t seem to sell it,” Braddick said exasperatingly from his home in Dallas. “I just found someone to lease it, which I hope turns into a sale. But I would be really surprised if I get $250,000 for it. Getting $250,000 for something that cost me $300,000 isn’t a very good investment.”Braddick has also bought a house on North B and purchased and refurbished the Glasco building downtown. He’s hoping to get all three structures sold. He has moved back to his native area in Dallas and is restoring a house there. It has been five years since the death of his wife. Braddick is ready to move on.Perhaps, when hearing Braddick’s story and that of the city’s struggle with the property owner at 224 South F — see story here — it is understandable how difficult it would be for lightning to strike twice. It is probably not too far fetched to generalize that there are historical structures throughout the nation that are seeing its demise, because of various circumstances.Several people have contacted Sumner Newscow questioning why some material was not salvaged from the South F structure – such as the windows with small stain glass, or the unique trim, or possibly historically valued door knobs inside. Wellington City Economic Director Cody Sims said the city was not going to partially salvage anything from the house in an interview Wednesday. There was a liability with people getting on the property because the structure was so unsound.Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said in a memo to the city council more than a week ago said:“The city has never during my term as City Manager, salvaged any portion of a dwelling. I am not recommending that we enter into the auction/salvaging business; however, I have received many requests/inquiries from citizens to “salvage” this dwelling. Due to the history of this property, perhaps we should consider. It would be my recommendation that the Demolition Contractor coordinate with any interested citizens.”The item was discussed at a work session meeting on Monday, but no action by the council was taken. Sumner Newscow was unable to attend that meeting.The house at 224 South F was originally built in 1900 by J.E. Kramer, who was the President of Farmers State Bank in Wellington.Braddick, when hearing about it Saturday, expressed dismay.“Oh, my goodness, there is a lot of money being left on the table there,” Braddick said. “Those stain glass windows would have been worth quite a bit of money. Those huge columns should have been salvaged.”He said he had no idea the condition of the trim was, but he guessed it could have fetched for some significant bucks.But historical preservation is not an exact science, and sometimes it is about dumb luck.For there were two dilapidated century-old Queen Anne homes in the 1990s in Wellington – whose fortunes took dramatic turns. One was torn down this week. The other stands as a monument of one’s vision. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Former Wellingtonian · 341 weeks ago I fail to understand what kind of thought process took place to purchase the house on F knowing it needed restoring and then NOT do any restoration. What were the Jones’ plans? Perhaps an interview with the Jones’ could shed some light. If there were mitigating circumstances that prevented the restoration it might soothe a lot of grief and anger the public is feeling. Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down In the know · 341 weeks ago Watch videos of council meetings when Mr. Jones was there, and see how rude he was treated. Even after the roof was done, they still yelled at him for not doing anything. Report Reply +9 Vote up Vote down Historian · 341 weeks ago This is exactly why Wellington can not get anyone to donate or help with historic projects. Attitudes like Gus Collins is why Wellington is going down the tubes. There is no good reason why some of the historic architecture could have not been saved. It boils down to Mr. Collins was more interested in distruction and power than saving. Why not save some of the historic buildings instead of building cardboard section 8 housing complexes? Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Ami Nail Yonts · 341 weeks ago Awesome story Tracy. I know there was 1 window someone took from the home before demolition. I only know because I would drive by periodically to admire it. It was a lead glass window that was just absolutely beautiful. It was on the south side of the home on a short wall that faced to the west. I wanted that window so badly to hang on my wall to have the history. How many eyes looked through that window through over 100 years? Someone has it now and I truly hope they appreciate the history they are looking through. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Lisa · 341 weeks ago This is just a shame…Not sure what the owner’s motive was to hang on to it and not sell to Mr Brad****. Sad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Bird fan · 341 weeks ago Lots of people get ahold of these structures because of the low price. Many thing a coat of paint and shore up a couple steps. I have seen the same things with old cars. Most don’t realize the enormous amount of money it takes even if you can put in the 60-80 hrs a week of labor and have the skills and knowledge to get it done in a couple years . If it takes much more than that it seldom gets done. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 341 weeks ago I remember going to see an aunt of mine after she was out of high school and dating her first husband when she was renting the front apartment upstairs at 224 South F. This was at the end of the 1950’s. I remember her boyfriend being there during the visit and getting into an argument with him because I was annoyed about the way he was eating his peanuts he was snacking on. I was just a little boy at the time, and remember thinking the apartment was really big, and spending some time on the balcony. The visit was short, just about 20 minutes, but I never forgot how big the house was. I have always remembered the visit there with my aunt every time I drove by as an adult, so was very disappointed that the structure could not be saved. I would have liked to seen the project finished so I could have gone inside and seen it again. I remember the time spent there but little else about what the rest of the inside of the house was like. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down guest · 341 weeks ago Have you ever heard of inviting bonded professionals like T.V.’s “Salvage Dawgs” to come in and rescue pieces of an old building? We’re very much all about recycling here in Wellington….I don’t know WHY it cannot be done with old buildings that simply must be torn down. And tearing them down should always be a last resort which in this case, probably was. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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first_imgTRAINER QUOTES -30- KENT DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I got head and head with the winner, and he definitely knocked me off my feet, but he also re-surged. He’s obviously undefeated for a reason. In hindsight, I wish I would have gone around. I think I would have won if I would have gone around.“I think he’s a really, really good horse. You know the hype around Nyquist, and he beat me by a lip, so I think if I went around, I would have won. I’ve always been very high on him.” JOCKEY QUOTES MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He’s been on the lead in the past but he was tougher than I expected today. I was expecting him to be easier but he was tough, he was in the bridle. I adjusted though and it worked out in the end.“It was good to have an exciting finish to make the race exciting. Nyquist, he likes to fight. In his first race, we went head-to-head with a horse of Peter Miller’s. Nyquist doesn’t like anybody to pass him and that’s a good thing. He has a good mentality and I think that’s why he stays undefeated.”center_img             KEITH DESORMEAUX, SWIPE, SECOND: “I thought he moved forwardly today. I told Kent to unsaddle him (during the stewards’ inquiry) because it’s hot out here and he ran hard. There wasn’t enough banging or interference to cause a disqualification. He’s danced every dance. We’ll take a good luck at him and make sure he’s all right and we’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile). Why not? This is what we all live for, right?”PETER MILLER, HOLLYWOOD DON, THIRD: “First time on dirt and I thought he had a good trip. I thought the horse ran very well. Just the pace wasn’t as fast as I thought; I thought the pace would be faster and hotter, but the horse kicked home good. I thought he ran very well.”(On future possibilities) “Yes. We’ll consider all of our options, including the Breeders’ (Cup) Juvenile Dirt and the Turf.” NOTES: Winning owner J. Paul Reddam is from Irvine, CA. DOUG O’NEILL, NYQUIST, WINNER: Suggested he’d have to be satisfied with the win, the courage he showed, and getting a route the first time: “All those. Coming back as quick as he was, and for him to be in between a three-horse team going into the first turn, that really scared me. Most horses are going to really be in trouble in that setting, and he showed the class that he has to overcome that and still finish up strong.“That stretch run was probably a treadmill test for the cardiologist. I guess I’m OK, but that was truly so exciting, but when you’re 3-5 (actually 1-2) or whatever his odds were, you’re thinking you’re going to win by five (lengths) geared down, the jockey looking under his arm, all that stuff. This one, Mario really had to ride a smart race after the way it started and through the stretch. He did a great job.”About the schedule for Nyquist: “We’ll have to huddle up with Team Reddam and figure out a game plan. This wasn’t exactly like the way we planned it. We were a little bit cocky before the race, but at the end of the day, this is what we wanted to do. We wanted to win and we wanted to see if he’d two-turn in his own back yard. It’s so much easier to do that instead of shipping. Sometimes they get a little excited and all that stuff.“Now with a two-turn win under his belt against the best two-year-olds the West Coast has to offer, I think the plan will be for him to come out of it good and head back east in a few weeks, probably.”last_img read more

first_imgHorse Racing ResultsTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 52.02. CHANGE HIM NAME MWard4 49.0 Neck3. EL NUMERO UNO SMuir 54.0 Sh.Head4. SOUND OF MIRACLE DaneNelson 55.0 3 3/4LLate scratch : #3 MINNIFFIAWIN: $226.00PLACE: $74.00, $231.00, $173.00Final Time : 1:14.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.4, ,Winner : 5yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of TRAIL RIDER by HESABULLTrainer : GARY,GRIFFITHS J Owner : DENNIS G WILLIAMSBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (1,7) $957.00 Exacta : (7-1) $1,715.00Superfecta : (7-1-5-2) $5,100.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. *CLASSIK MAKIT MWard4 49.02. DANISH BROWN HPottinger4 51.0 3L3. THEGREATALLIANCE RDuhaney 54.0 9L4. BOOK OF RULES WHenry 54.0 1 1/4LDNF #6 DAINTY DOTTIE AndreePowell4 47.5Late scratch : #7 ROYAL PRIESTHOODWIN: $91.00Final Time : 1:04.3 Splits : 24.0, 49.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – WAR MARSHALL out of SIXTH SENSE by MAVERICKTrainer : LANCE,RICHARDS P Owner : MILLENIUM STABLESBred by OSWALD M. CLARKE & OSWALD CLARKE (JR.)Quinella : (1,3) $652.00 Exacta : (3-1) $953.00D/E : (7-3) $814.00 (7-7) $85.00Trifecta : (3-1-2) $1,127.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LITTLE RHEA JInnis4 48.02. GIRSHOM AndrePowell4 52.0 Sh.Head3. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 54.0 1L4. *LUCKYBEGOOD AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $246.00PLACE: $84.00, $78.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:44.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – WAR MARSHALL out of PRINCESS AKEEM by MAVERICKTrainer : RYAN,DARBY O Owner : RYAN O DARBYBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (6,8) $614.00 Exacta : (6-8) $1,997.00D/E : (3-6) $794.00Superfecta : (6-8-1-3) $3,400.00Rolling Triple : (7-3-6) $6,180.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. FIX IT UP VNajair 52.02. *KACI WHenry 55.0 2 1/4L3. PRINCESS STATISTIC DaneNelson 55.0 Head4. FREE RANGE OWalker 55.0 1 1/4L5. I HAVE A DREAM RMitchell 54.0 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA RCole 51.0WIN: $1843.00PLACE: $135.00, $58.00, $136.00Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo filly – URBAN KING out of LA CHAISE byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (8,11) $2,582.00 Exacta : (11-8) $5,264.00D/E : (6-11) $5,846.00Trifecta : (11-8-1) $7,771.00Hi-5 : (11-8-1-10-2) $200,321.00Rolling Triple : (3-6-11) $37,962.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. *SCOOP JORDYNE DDawkins4 49.02. BORDER LINE DaneNelson 54.0 1/2L3. RED FLAG JInnis4 48.0 1 3/4L4. RUM PUNCH PFrancis 52.0 5LLate scratch : #2 DANOS LA PAZWIN: $100.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.2, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE out of ONE ONE NINE by THE MEDICTrainer : PHILLIP,LEE A Owner : INTEL DIPLOBred by DAVID ECCLESTONQuinella : (3,6) $282.00 Exacta : (3-6) $553.00D/E : (11-3) $1,495.00Trifecta : (3-6-7) $299.00Rolling Triple : (6-11-3) $20,683.00SUNNYSIDE STAKESRace 6 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 52.02. *GLOBAL PFrancis 54.0 1 1/2L3. POISON GAS RLunan 54.0 3L4. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 54.0 2 1/2L5. DUTCHESS URIEL JInnis4 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $174.00PLACE: $92.00, $138.00, $176.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo filly – BURNING MARQUE out of BYE BYE BIRDIE byTrainer : FITZROY,GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $225.00 Exacta : (3-2) $689.00D/E : (3-3) $363.00Trifecta : (3-2-6) $1,724.00Hi-5 : (3-2-6-11-4) $14,662.00Rolling Triple : (11-3-3) $10,405.00Race 7 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUG.131. *POWER OF THE CAT MWard4 48.02. TIMEFORACAT LSteadman3 52.5 Head3. FASTANDFLASHY WHenry 50.5 1/2L4. *ALDEBARAN JErwin 55.0 Neck5. EXCLUSIVE PRINCE DDawkins4 49.0 2L6. RULES OF THE CAT AChatrie 51.5 2 1/4LLate scratch : #5 HERECOMESTROUBLE, #10 SACHINWIN: $164.00PLACE: $95.00, $188.00, $260.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of RUSSIAN ACTRESS by ABSENT RUSSIANTrainer : CARL,ANDERSON D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (3,14) $1,019.00 Exacta : (14-3) $1,745.00D/E : (3-14) $1,133.00 (3-10) $325.00Trifecta : (14-3-2) $2,461.00Hit-6 : (14-3-2-12-6-) $99,645.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-14) $1,948.00Super-6 : (7-6-11-3-3-14) $1,149,713.50 (6 OF 6)JOSEPH ARMOND MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-RESTRICTED ALL.II1. CAMOUFLAGE PFrancis 53.02. SIR BIGGS LSteadman3 52.0 1/2L3. *ABBEY ROAD DaneNelson 53.5 3 1/4L4. SHINE AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/2LWIN: $201.00PLACE: $56.00, $66.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:59.2 Splits : 26.3, 21.1, 1:15.4, 1:43.4Winner : 3yo ch colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of PEACE BY PEACE by ALISIOSTrainer : DELROY,SPENCER Owner : DELROY SPENCERBred by BACCAS, IMRAAN ALLIEQuinella : (2,5) $1,229.00 Exacta : (5-2) $1,797.00D/E : (14-5) $1,809.00Superfecta : (5-2-8-4) $5,436.00Rolling Triple : (3-14-5) $8,457.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.02. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 1/2L3. *WAR CHIP JErwin 55.0 Neck4. NUH VEX OFoster 57.0 2 3/4L5. MAGIC CITY RLahoe 55.0 1 1/2LWIN: $701.00PLACE: $174.00, $72.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer : VICTOR,WILLIAMS G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,10) $3,407.00 Exacta : (4-10) $5,979.00D/E : (5-4) $2,748.00Trifecta : (4-10-6) $3,666.00Hi-5 : (4-10-6-11-8) $27,156.00Rolling Triple : (14-5-4) $24,116.00Pick-4 : (3-14-5-4) $76,684.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (11-3-3-14-5-4) $14,055.60 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $969,837.37Pick-9 : (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $34,131.50 (7 OF 9) (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $667.50 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $4,272,888.06PlacePot 8 : (1,7-6,8-8,11-3,6-2,3-3,14-2,5-4,10) $329,074.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more

first_imgThey’re a friendly bunch at Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana, and they were all smiles today as they welcomed the Donegal Daily cameras for an introduction to their store.Manager John Gill and the sales team, Peter Sweeney and Tony O’Loughlin, talked to us about what makes their store special: Irwins Expert Electrical has been at the heart of the community in Buncrana for over four decades, located on Maginn Road just a few steps from Buncrana Main Street. Over the years, the store has built up a loyal customer base and has developed into the leading supplier of electrical goods in the North West.The newly renovated electrical appliance showroom was voted No. 1 Store of The Year out of 67 Expert stores throughout Ireland in 2018 and the team take great pride in their customer service.Tony, John and Peter at Irwins Expert Electrical BuncranaIrwins Expert Electrical Buncrana services the entire Inishowen peninsula, they deliver, install, and take away old products for free recycling. Plus, with Click & Collect, you can shop online from the comfort of your home and have your items ready for collection prior to visiting the store.The shop stocks the biggest brands and won’t be beaten on price, due to their membership of the Expert Group, which are the largest electrical group in Ireland. So, if you’re looking for a new appliance, technology or simply want to have a browse, you’ll be very welcome to call into Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana.Check out the Facebook page @irwinexpert for special offers and updates, visit www.expert.ie or telephone the store on: 074 9361161Watch: Meet the team at Irwins Expert Electrical Buncrana was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:buncranaBusinesselectricalsInishowenirwins expert electrical#retailShowroomvideolast_img read more

first_imgOur mission is to inspire young people and ignite their passion, this is mostly for rural communities.We are currently assisting a school in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape to rebuild their mud structure. So fare, we have starte by assisted in starting a veggie garden, planting trees, soup kitchen equipment, four codes sporting equipment, etcWe are in need of more sponsors to assist with the building material and also with skills transfer training in equiping the young people that have volunteer in rebuiding the school.Secondly, early 2013 we will launch an award to encourage and recognise young and mostly people who assist and encourage rural young people to dream of a brighter future for themselves and their communitues.We need assistance and partners for our “OVULINDLELA AWARDS’.Contact person: Nikelwa BvumbiTelephone: 082 392 3021Address: 2 Moolenberg Road, Rondebosch, 7700E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgExplore the nuances of cutting comedy and drama together with experienced comedy editor Kent Kincannon in the Sundance 2019’s “Before You Know It.”As any standup comic or improv comedian can tell you, sometimes the funniest moments come from the darkest places. Before You Know It, which premiered at Sundance 2019, directed by and starring Hannah Pearl Utt (co-written and co-starred with her real-life friend Jen Tullock), explores the odd complexities between humor and everyday tragedy.The Sundance website describes the film as “equal parts madcap comedy, adult coming-of-age story, and poignant drama, Before You Know It gleefully defies categorization, and that is its genius.”We sat down with veteran comedy editor Kent Kincannon to talk about his improv roots and editing a feature on Adobe Premiere Pro. We explored how he found his way into mainstream comedy editing and working with Pearl Utt to craft a feature that is real and intriguing, while still finding the funny. PB: Would you suggest your way to others?KK: I’d kind of like to take some editing classes. In a way I wish I had made it up through the assistant editor world so that you could have mentors and pay your dues, but I’ve found success just jumping into it on my path.PB: Coming from comedy, what were the challenges in editing something with more drama and tragedy?KK: I had to lean on Hannah a lot for a lot of the drama. There’s a lot of mental illness, codependency, family shit going on in the movie that’s kind of familiar. I have my own brand of Texan “don’t talk about your problems” stuff, so I didn’t understand as well as Hannah did on a lot of the character motivations and stuff.It’s really just deciding what really needs to be on the screen in any given scene. “Why is Rachel acting like this?” kind of questions. She was there with me the whole time, and it was a fun dialogue where we even could work through things just by me asking questions for motivations.Cover image via Before You Know It (Sundance).You can find out more about Kent Kincannon at his website.Looking for more editing advice and filmmaking interviews? Check out some of these.Streamline Your Film or Video Project with an Assistant EditorThe Story Behind Editing a Movie About Dungeons & DragonsIn Sundance Movie Paddleton, Limited Space and Time Yield A Genuine BromanceHow to Cut an Effective Trailer for Your Next Film or VideoInterview: Composer Dan Marocco of Brooklyn Nine-Nine PremiumBeat: Tell us about Before You Know It.Kent Kincannon: Before You Know It is very much from the mind of Hannah. It’s co-written by her best friend and co-star Jen Tullock. It’s very specific to her life and theater, being homeschooled, and really interesting flavor that’s alien to me. I grew up in Texas, and she grew up in Santa Barbara. A lot of the themes and characters were pretty different from what I usually think about or edit.I’m usually just comedy as much as possible, so it was a fun challenge to get into her head. The movie is just like, I don’t know. Someone described it as “trauma-dy” they lose a family member, and the characters have to figure out their lives.PB: How did you originally get into editing?KK: I was in Austin, and I moved to New York after working an office job for years. I wasn’t doing much film stuff in Austin, so I went to New York and fell into improv comedy pretty quickly. At the UCB theater, I started making videos. Like, you know, people’s web series and sketches. I got on a house team and ended up working with a lot of funny people who have TV shows now, just from doing improv in New York.The UCB sketch team job led to a job at College Humor. Which is a big thing; I remember being on the internet and seeing it for years. It was the coolest job ever, and when they moved to LA, I moved with them. A sketch I made there became a TV show, and that TV show got me in the union, and since then I’ve been able to stay in connection with people I’ve met through comedy. It’s been a pretty interesting, slow and steady climb from comedy videos to Sundance now.PB: Do you have any advice for getting into comedy editing?KK: It’s really hard to edit comedy alone. And I know that’s what a lot of people end up doing at first. Finding people who are good at it, or better at it (preferably than you are) who want to do it with you is really the way to do it. At the UCB theater, nobody I knew had any money. But everybody would make themselves available to work for free because videos were exposure. You could get really good talent, and that attracted professional-level work so that people would hope to get paid one day down the line.I’d say go to your local comedy theaters or clubs and on the lower end and offering to do free work for people from your favorite sketch shows. That’s kind of the entry level, but it’s true at every level.PB: Where did you learn to edit?KK: I went to film school, but I mostly took film theory classes. I always just made stuff. There was a film club where we made videos and challenged each other every week to do in-camera movies or other fun kind of projects. It’s really just from high school until now, just figuring it out and plowing through it trying to find bigger and bigger stuff.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s our defense that stepped up in this game, and we had a tough time preparing for San Sebastian,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.“They have a good coach [in Egay Macaraya] and good players like [Michael] Calisaan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSan Beda outrebounded San Sebastian, 45-25, and held the Stags to 37.88 percent shooting from the floor.Although the Red Lions made just 21 field goals in 47 attempts, they made up for it from the stripe going 25-of-33. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Javee Mocon led San Beda with 17 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while Davon Potts added 16 points.Calisaan practically carried the Stags’ offense with 23 points on 9-of-20 shooting.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Beda continued the second-best winning streak in the NCAA season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking down San Sebastian 76-65 Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Red Lions won their 10th straight game and improved to 11-1, half a game behind league leader Lyceum with a 12-0 card, while the Stags dropped to 5-6.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Some Olympic leaders impatient with onslaught of scandals Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_imgJuventus chief Fabio Paratici named Sporting Director of the Yearby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici has collected an award at the Globe Soccer Awards.Paratici was named Best Sporting Director of the Year in Dubai.“I am very happy and it is a great honour to receive this award. I would like to thank the club and my staff,” said Paratici on the stage.“Juventus are a great club with an incredible history and I am happy and proud to work for this club.“I think Juventus are experiencing one of the best moments of its history. We’ve won so many titles in recent years, built a competitive squad and added Cristiano Ronaldo, so we must continue along this path.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgREVEALED: Spurs were keen to keep new Napoli hero Llorenteby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham were prepared to hand Fernando Llorente a new deal this season – but delays allowed Napoli to snap him up, it has been revealed.Llorente already has three goals with Napoli and is fast proving a transfer coup.Gazzetta dello Sport says Llorente, having seen his contract expire, was informed by Spurs that a new deal would be tabled before the start of the season.But having learned it would be on reduced terms, the veteran started shopping himself around and was soon convinced after a series of phone calls with Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.With the Azzurri offering €5m-a-year and Spurs dithering, Llorente was persuaded to move to Naples.The former Juventus striker has made an instant impact and is already being celebrated across the national press. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more