The Saint Mary’s Ski Club has been unable to hit the slopes for two years. There just hasn’t been enough snow. This year, things seem to be turning around. “The club has been inactive since my freshman year. It’s disappointing because Ski Club was a great chance to just relax and have some fun,” senior physics major and club president Hannah Towe said. Towe has been working to revitalize the club for this year. “I started by bringing together a group of friends who used to be in ski club or who were interested,” Towe said. “Social media and the activities fair has helped spread the message and there’s been a lot of interest. I made a Facebook posting and a lot of underclassmen have emailed me to ask about joining.” The club’s advisor is Ranjan Rohatgi of the math department. However, Rohatgi said he doesn’t play a large role in club activities — he leaves that to Towe. “On my end, it’s mostly checking paperwork and making sure some of the technical details are taken care of,” Rohatgi said. Ski Club is non-competitive and open to all levels of experience, Towe said, and students from both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s participate. “We try to get together every weekend we can,” she said. “It’s a nice opportunity to meet new people, especially for someone like me. I’m a physics major, which is relatively new at Saint Mary’s and only has about 10 people. Ski Club has become a way to make new friends and have some fun after a long week. We meet in Saint Mary’s Student Center before driving to the ski site. Then we just ski until people get tired or it gets dark, whichever comes first.”For Towe and other club members, the appeal of ski club lies in its ability to be both an independent and group activity, Towe said.“When I ski, I’m very detached from tech and the outside world,” she said. “I go with friends, but I can still be alone.” The club visits Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area in Jones, Michigan, about 40 minutes from Saint Mary’s. Towe said they have two lifts and several hills of various difficulties, with everything from a bunny hill for beginners to two black diamonds. Beginner lessons are available and club members who have never skied are encouraged to take part in them. Club members can bring their own ski equipment or rent from Swiss Valley. Towe has made some changes to the old ski club model. In order to save members’ money, she changed from the old lift ticket system, where the club would buy a large pack for the entire season, to pay per visit.“Technically there are around 50-60 people on the email list,” she said. “However on a good day we get maybe 20 members who show up. In order to allow for more flexibility we’ll just have members pay for their own ticket when they want to go. That way there’s no obligation and no one feels guilty about wasting money if they can’t make it.” Tags: Ski Club, Winter Sports
Loading… The only possibility is that Barcelona include several players plus cash in an exchange deal, but this is complicated by Inter’s demands, the fact that Barca’s playing squad is already limited and the players themselves having to agree to any terms. Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 so the North London club are likely to cash-in on him rather than risk losing him on a free transfer, with Real Madrid and the Catalan giants among the clubs who have been heavily linked. Aubameyang prolific for the club since his January 2018 switch from the Bundesliga, scoring 61 goals in 98 appearances. Read Also: La Liga hopes to welcome fans back under strict guidelinesIn March, a report in Diario Sport claimed that the Gabonese star would be willing to force a move to the Camp Nou this summer and he looks increasingly likely to exit the North London club.It is said by the report that the Blaugrana met with the 30-year-old’s representatives back in January when they became aware of a long-term injury to Luis Suarez.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona have prioritised signing Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if they cannot land Inter striker Lautaro Martinez this summer. Barcelona prioritise Arsenal’s Aubameyang if Martinez deal fails That is according to Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims the Gabonese striker is now the main alternative for the Blaugrana whose attempts to sign Martinez are becoming increasingly complicated. The Catalan giants cannot afford to pay the Argentine striker’s €111m release clause and the Milanese club are said to be unwilling to negotiate this down.Advertisement
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PremiumBeat spoke with Brazilian filmmaker Carolina Costa about her path to success, her approach to the work, and her creative direction.Being named one of American Cinematographer’s rising stars of 2018 is just one of the many accomplishments Brazilian DP Carolina Costa has achieved this past year. Costa most recently shot director Minhal Baig and executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith’s coming-of-age story Hala, which premiered at Sundance before being picked up by Apple.PremiumBeat spoke to Costa about her path to success, her approach to the work, and her creative direction.Geraldine Viswanathan in Hala.PremiumBeat: There are so many people that desire to make the leap from operator, assistant, or grip to DP. It’s obviously not a straight line, but how did you manage to make the transition? Skill? Relationships? Determination?Carolina Costa: It is definitely not a straight line. When I first started, everybody said it would be impossible to be a DP before going through all the ranks in the camera department. I started as a trainee and then moved to clapper/loader. Worked in the camera department for many years and always kept trying to shoot little things on the side. I was very lucky to work for DPs that were generous, and they kept the job interesting, because camera assisting can get tedious and you don’t necessarily learn the skills to be a cinematographer.The DPs I worked for would give me homework sometimes — like how would I light this scene if I were the DoP. The next day, I would discuss it with them, and they always allowed me to talk to the gaffers, ask them technical questions. I was also lucky to know a very talented group of gaffers and electricians at the beginning of my career — and I learned how to light from them.When I decided to stop assisting and wanted to be the head of the department, I was out of work for months. Nobody called me. Then the AC jobs stopped coming my way, and I thought about giving up many times but stuck with my determination to make the transition. I kept going. I would apply for anything I saw on the internet. I reached out to all my friends with bands or actors. I just kept shooting. Then people started giving me a break, and I started my career, mostly on shorts, documentaries, and a lot of corporate videos. Eventually, I realized nobody was going to give me a big break to shoot a feature, and that’s where my eyes were always set — shooting narrative.That is when I realized I needed to improve my tools, so I applied for AFI. It was only when I left AFI that I saw myself as a director of photography. I was ready. I shot a short with fellows from AFI, and that short traveled, and it landed me my first feature. I’m glad that Las Elegidas/ The Chosen Ones was my first feature. I really waited for something special, and it paid off.PB: You are incredibly versatile, having shot documentaries, shorts, TV, and features. How is the role of the cinematographer different based on the medium?CC: I try to see it as the same. Each job will have their own specificities, independent of the medium, and I treat each one with the same respect and set of rules. Then, I have to adapt myself to that director and that project.DP-Carolina-Costa-Director-Minhal-Baig-and-Geraldine-ViswanathanPB: What is your preferred process when working with a new director? What are your initial discussions? What do you feel are the best working conditions and results?CC: I always like to start from a big psychological breakdown of the script, pointing out what each scene is about from an emotional standpoint. I like to understand who the characters are and why they made these choices. So, I guess it always starts from the text and the script.After that, I like to dive into the mind of the director — what are their references, what movies they like, where do they come from. From then on, the collaboration starts. I like the directors I work with to know that I will always be there, every step of the way. Most directors I work with are generous and great collaborators, so I feel part of the whole creative process, but independently I have to adapt myself to their methods.I like to think that I am their support through their process. Some folks are more communicative and verbal about their thoughts and processes, and others aren’t. It’s really up to me to figure that out and mold myself to it.Hala actors Sam Straley, Taylor Blim; cinematographer Carolina Costa and actor Azad Khan.PB: Minhal Baig recently took Hala to Sundance, which you shot. This was a project that evolved from a short film. Often, artists don’t want to be influenced by source material. Did you watch the short and did it impact the work at all?CC: I watched the short when it first came out, which was a couple of years before we shot the feature. Since I wasn’t the DP on the short, and I truly respected the work from another fellow cinematographer, I didn’t want to be influenced by his work. I felt it would be like cheating or copying someone’s approach. So no, it didn’t really impact my work on the feature version.AFI Panel at Sundance Canon Creative Studio. (Image by Michael Ori.)PB: It’s getting better, but women are woefully underrepresented in our industry. Does gender play a role in the way you work, are respected, or heard? Having worked with male and female directors, how are the dynamics different? Or have your interactions been with perhaps a predominately male crew?CC: It’s definitely getting better. I can see big changes in the 15 years I have in our industry, but we still have a ways to go. It’s funny to answer this question today because just two weeks ago, I was mentoring a young woman and was mentioning that my gender was a much bigger issue at the beginning of my career than it is now. Cut to two days later, on the film I am shooting right now, and some technical crew that came with a crane were mansplaining to me how a crane worked — I was baffled. And this was to make an excuse why they couldn’t execute with precision the shot I had requested.A few days after, I was interviewing MOVI operators for the same job, and I can’t get off my mind the face of disgust that this one guy had once he realized I was going to be his boss. That being said, both my producer and my director, who are males, were also shocked by the situation.I don’t feel that my gender plays a role on my working methods, to be honest. I don’t think of myself as a female cinematographer when I’m lighting, I just see myself as a cinematographer, full stop. And I hope that the industry really changes and that this distinction gets forgotten, that it feels like the right person for the right job instead.When I first started I was always the only woman in the camera department, and people would treat me differently, but as I progressed in my career, and made a name for myself, that felt like something in the past for a while. And there has been a great change, obviously, but when I’m faced with these circumstances, I remember that we have taken just baby steps.DP Carolina Costa on an AFI Panel at the Sundance Canon Creative Studio. (Photo by Canon.)PB: If budget were not a concern, what would be your ideal camera, lens, and gear to have at your disposal? Likewise, while working within a tight budget, where would you spend the money to get the look you want, or does either scenario really depend on the script and director’s vision?CC: That is a hard one to answer. I feel the tools chosen for a project come from what the project is about and how we will approach the visual language for it. Obviously, the budget will dictate what can be done or not.Carolina Costa (Image via IMDB).PB: What is your relationship to operating and lighting? What determines your approach?CC: The visual language created for each film is unique to each project. Though I operate from instinct and my own experience, I like to feel I’m starting fresh for each project, not taking vices from the previous one. I mostly don’t operate the camera — preferably, I would have an operator. I like to have that collaborator on set, and it gives me much more freedom and time for lighting. That being said, sometimes I might operate, and it can be for many reasons — once it was because I didn’t speak the language of that country; another time was because it was an intimate story and a tiny space, etc.The same way that I involve my operators on the language we are creating for a film, I do with my gaffers. I like people to have opinions, ideas, and be invested, at all times. The collaboration with my gaffers is always special to me — I love it!In terms of the style of a film, I feel that both the camera and the lighting have to be honest to that story, and, in general, I don’t like them to go on the same tracks. If the camera will take a more stylized approach, per se, then I feel the lighting should fall into a more naturalistic approach.Image via IMDB.PB: Finally, is there anything you are dying to test out on set? Any new, cutting-edge technology? Or maybe some trick with all natural lighting?CC: I don’t think I have any toys in particular I want to try, but, instead, I would love to experiment with genres. Right now, I’m shooting my first horror film. Later this year, I will shoot a period piece, and now I’m looking for sci-fi scripts for next year. I don’t want to be boxed, I want to be able to shoot any genre of film.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Working with Comedy and Drama in Sundance’s “Before You Know It”The Costume Design Behind Star Trek, House of Cards, and Greek WeddingThe Story Behind Editing a Movie About Dungeons and DragonsInterview: Christina Kallas on Writing and Directing Multi-Protagonist ScreenplaysIn Sundance Movie Paddleton, Limited Space and Time Yield A Genuine Bromance
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal fullback Tierney had sleepless nights over Celtic decisionby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal left-back Kieran Tierney admits that it was a tough decision to leave Celtic this summer.The defender had long been linked to a move away, especially to a Premier League club.But it took winning three successive league titles and getting a mega offer from Arsenal to finally tempt Tierney to leave a club he loves.Tierney told the Daily Record: “It has been hard, people probably think ‘he just moved for this reason or that reason’ but they don’t realise it was a big thing for me.”I don’t have to explain my love for Celtic, everyone knows it’s my club and the club I’ve supported all my life. But this was a chance to move to a massive club in England.”Everyone told me it was a great move, it’s a chance to come here and play against some of the best players in the world.”And every day I am training with some of the best players in the world too. It was an opportunity to better myself.”Sometimes you have to look at your career as well as what your heart is telling you to do and it was the toughest decision of my life.”It kept me up at nights thinking about it. People who are around me know how hard it was.”
Liverpool goalkeeper coach Achterberg leaves door open for Lonergan stayby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg has lifted the lid on signing Andy Lonergan.A goalkeeping shortage ahead of a tour of the United States brought Lonergan, a long-serving goalkeeper of the second tier, on board, literally, with the Premier League title hopefuls as they jetted across the Atlantic.Lonergan’s professionalism was understood to have impressed Reds officials, who handed him a short-term contract to keep him on.”Lonergan has come in to do this job because of the injury [to Alisson],” Achterberg told the Liverpool Echo. “He has done a good job and he works really hard every day. That is a good step for us this year. We will have to look at the end of the season to decide what we will do.”But just how has a soon-to-be 36-year-old journeyman of the lower leagues ended up signing for a team who collected 97 Premier League points the season previous?Achterberg adds: “We had, at that time, agents dropping names and then actually someone came to Michael Edwards (sporting director) with his name.”We were not thinking about signing another goalkeeper but we were short because Kamil Grabara went to Huddersfield and then I think Ali was on holiday and Caoimhin Kelleher broke his wrist, so we were really short.”Then, Andy had said to the club he would come in on non-contract terms and train to stay fit and that was a winning situation for us and him. Then he worked hard, got fit and he was waiting for something to happen somewhere, he had a few shouts to move and that didn’t come off so he stayed training with us.”Then Ali got injured and Simon Mignolet was leaving quickly, it was all done in a week so we were really short. Then we were looking at what was available as the [transfer] deadline had gone and Andy had done really well.”He played some games and had done well. If we were bringing in someone who hadn’t trained with us, then they would have to get up to speed really well. Andy had been training with us and was up to speed. So it made sense to keep him on and he has helped us. He is a good guy and he has fitted in well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Urban Meyer.It’s not something football related.Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated wrote this feature on the state of Urban Meyer’s Ohio State football program, published today.The story talks about Meyer’s mindset heading into the season, why he likes that Michigan and Jim Harbaugh have been all over the news (and his team hasn’t) and more.The thing the 52-year-old three-time national champion is most-excited about, though, is something away from the gridiron. It’s family related.Meyer’s oldest daughter, Nicki, and her husband, Corey (a graduate assistant for Ohio State) announced earlier this summer that they’re expecting their first child in December.From SI.com:The biggest smile on Meyer’s face Monday—even bigger than when he found out Ohio State got commitments from two top receivers for the 2017 class—came when he was asked about becoming a grandfather. His daughter, Nicki, and her husband, Buckeyes staff member Corey Dennis, are expecting their first child in December. “Mama’s feet haven’t touched the ground now,” Meyer said of his wife, Shelley. “She’s out of her mind excited.”By the baby’s birth, it’ll be clear if the hushed optimism around the Buckeyes translates into loud results like in 2014. Imagine the grin on Grandpa Meyer’s face in December if the uneventful off-season translates into a quiet juggernaut on the field. At first glance, the talent is certainly there for that scenario to unfold.Nicki and Corey posted this on Instagram earlier this summer, announcing the news.You can bet on that kid being into football.Ohio State opens its 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green at Ohio Stadium.
VICTORIA – Victoria, B.C. has landed the top spot on Christie’s global list of hottest luxury housing markets.The real estate arm of the famed auction company says strong year-over-year sales growth and high domestic demand for housing catapulted the Vancouver Island community to lead a list of cities around the world on the annual list.Trailing Victoria on last year’s list are San Diego and Orange County, Calif., followed by Washington D.C. and Paris.Christie’s says the Victoria market earned such a high ranking because it is seeing an influx of buyers from the United States and China and sales rates that rival frenzied and neighbouring markets Toronto and Vancouver.It says the average time it took to sell a luxury property in Victoria last year was only 32 days, down from 41 days in 2016, making it one of the most fast-paced markets in the world.Christie’s also listed Toronto in the ninth spot on its list of most luxurious global cities for prime property and Muskoka, Ont. in the second position for its rankings of the hottest secondary home markets.