High school seniors visit SMC

first_imgIn an attempt to make the college application and selection process easier, Saint Mary’s welcomed 42 prospective Belles and their parents to campus for Senior Preview Day Monday. “What makes this day different than a traditional college visit is the girls actually get to spend the whole day with a student,” Director of Admissions Kristin McAndrew said. “They get to spend four or five hours on a one-on-one basis with a current student and attend classes within their interests.” During Senior Preview Day, the prospective students shadow a current Saint Mary’s student. The parents of prospective students also have a unique day, filled with events to help them prepare their daughters for college. “The parents actually participate in a mock admissions committee,” McAndrew said. “We break them up into groups and they review three mock applications. It allows them to see the other side of the table and see what it’s like to be in our shoes.” According to Vice President of Enrollment Management Mona Bowe, Saint Mary’s has received about 500 applications so far this year. They will begin the process of application review right after Thanksgiving. “Right now, most of our admissions counselors are still out on the road, going to high schools and college fairs,” Bowe said. “After Thanksgiving, the admissions committee begins to review applications and we will start sending out early acceptance notifications around Dec. 1.” Anna Berglund, a prospective student from Mattawan, Mich., said Saint Mary’s is currently one of her top choices for college. “I like Saint Mary’s. I like the old buildings,” Berglund said. “I came today because I wanted to go to classes and see what it’s like to spend the day on campus.” Senior Preview Day also gives prospective parents the ability to check out campus, as well as learn more about financial aid, academic programs and study abroad options. “Our daughter is considering Saint Mary’s because it is a smaller school and she wants to go into music education,” prospective parent Camille Higdon said. “She’ll get more individual attention and be closer to the faculty.” The religious aspect of Saint Mary’s is another draw for both parents and students alike. “In this day in age, we as a family believe a religious-based education is important,” prospective parent John Tentrick said. Some students will return to campus this coming Sunday for the Fall Day on Campus. “It is a more traditional open house, with sessions on financial aid, study abroad,” Bowe said. “Some professors also teach classes, so students can attend a mock class.”last_img read more

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The Sherman and Wolfert Farms are Providing a Healthier Difference™ for consumers with grass-fed, free-range cattle products

first_imgBatesville, In. — Friendship State Bank and The Sherman today announce a partnership between Wolfert Farms of Guilford, Indiana and The Sherman to bring quality grass-fed beef to guests of The Sherman. One hundred percent hormone-free, grazing in pastures without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, Wolfert Farms’ cattle will provide The Sherman guests with healthier options for steaks and other beef products with improved flavor.Wolfert Farms grass-fed and free-range beef options are being produced exclusively for The Sherman. Wolfert Farms’ cattle roam on and consume heterogeneously-seeded pastures their whole lives making them grass-fed and grass-finished. The Sherman will be offering steak and other beef specials cooked skillfully to perfection for a delicious full beef flavor that also provides many health benefits.Owners of The Sherman were always interested to serve locally-raised beef products, but finding the right source was not easy.  Then it happened. One day, by chance in the summer of 2017, the Indiana-German farmer, Kurt Wolfert met Georg Heringer, the German owner of The Sherman. Their first encounter was in the Black Forest Bar of The Sherman and the entire deal was conducted over many weeks and almost exclusively in German.After visiting the farm several times, Georg Heringer admitted, “we were very impressed with how comprehensively thorough Wolfert Farms is about every step in their process, but we also had to consider prices and whether we, and ultimately, our guests could pay for such a meticulously produced product as “Wolfert Farms” beef. They don’t cut any corners and we don’t either. We knew if we could make it work, we’d have a great product that not only tastes great but also offered healthier choices.”Wolfert Farms uses the finest grass seed mixture available, which includes a variety of spices that actually smell good to cows. The animals happily graze over 50 acres of pasture, getting exercise and building muscle. The result is leaner, healthier meat.In order to ensure the highest-quality of meat from the start, Kurt Wolfert carefully checks breeding lines going back several generations. He looks at the genetics for determining the best meat lines as defined by the amount and quality of marbling in his initial stock animals and only procures the top-of-line cattle.“It was important to us that we worked with a restaurant that recognizes differences in preparing grass-fed beef,” explained Wolfert. We were delighted to discover that the Executive Chef, Andrew Catt at The Sherman, was absolutely an expert and very knowledgeable about how to work with grass-fed meat which is important.”last_img read more

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Steady Steelers back in AFC North mix after bumpy start

first_imgIn this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (23) reaches to tackle Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) during an NFL football game in Pittsburgh.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)Or at the very least, they quiet down. A dominant performance against Atlanta and the latest in a series of seemingly never-ending escapes in Cincinnati and the Steelers (3-2-1) entered their bye week just where they thought they’d be all along: right in the mix in the competitive AFC North.“This is the second quarter (of the season),” defensive end Stephon Tuitt said. “That’s when you want to find the identity of your team. You get out the rust in the first quarter. About this time is when everybody gets it together, starts performing at the highest level.”Tuitt isn’t wrong. Pittsburgh’s run of four straight playoff appearances has included its fair share of early head scratchersIn this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates with wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)In 2014 it was a home loss to a Tampa Bay team that ended up 2-14. In 2015 it was a Thursday night loss to Baltimore in which a 13-point second-half lead vanished. In 2016 it was a 34-3 pounding on the road to a Philadelphia team led by rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. Last season it was an overtime setback to Chicago on an afternoon remembered far more for the stark image of the Steelers standing in the tunnel while left tackle Alejandro Villanueva saluted the national anthem by himself.While the Steelers stressed they weren’t going to rely on the past to comfort themselves in the present, there has been a sense of normalcy during their modest two-game winning streak. The defense is giving up yards at an alarming rate but is also on pace to break the franchise record of 56 sacks established a year ago. The offense has found balance behind running back James Conner, who is thriving while Le’Veon Bell waits to sign his one-year contract .The nearly constant inquiries about Bell have slowed. So, at least for now, has the seemingly daily drama surrounding star wide receiver Antonio Brown. The chatter about the All-Pro’s social media spats, lawsuits and his spotty “Wi-Fi” connection with Roethlisberger has been replaced instead with touchdown highlights, the last a 31-yard catch and run with 10 seconds to go in Cincinnati.“I don’t think anybody in this organization felt great about the way we started,” Tuitt said. “Our leaders do a good job on this team. I think they do a good job communicating what they want and I think everybody focused on the task at hand.”That includes coach Mike Tomlin, who made sure to spread the level of blame and responsibility evenly during film sessions and team meetings. As ugly has it looked at times — particularly in home losses to Baltimore and Kansas City — Tomlin didn’t feel the Steelers were far off.“He doesn’t ask for anything crazy or anything extra,” Haden said.Maybe, but he’s not above asking certain players to take on additional responsibility. That list includes Haden, who held Atlanta’s Julio Jones without a catch through three quarters during a potentially season-altering victory over the Falcons. Haden also kept Cincinnati’s A.J. Green out of the end zone as the Steelers won for the 18th time in 21 visits to Paul Brown Stadium.Asked if he believes he’s getting better at age 29 — a time when many defensive backs start to see a noticeable dip in things like closing speed — and Haden nods.“I really do,” Haden said. “It sounds crazy because that’s how the league goes. You’re only supposed to be in the league three years. Once you start getting older, cornerbacks start getting slower. You can’t roll with guys.”That isn’t a problem for Haden, at least at the moment. The Steelers have needed Haden to return to the form that made him a two-time Pro Bowler for the Browns to give their shaky secondary some semblance of normalcy. Cornerback Artie Burns is struggling and his potential replacements — Coty Sensabaugh and Cam Sutton — haven’t quite done enough to unseat him.So while Tomlin experiments with personnel, Haden quietly goes about his job. He’d never been on an NFL team that was above .500 six games into a season until 2017, his first in Pittsburgh. What the Steelers endured during September wasn’t fun, but it wasn’t exactly anything he worried about.There is work to be done to be sure, particularly on defense. Yet one look across the locker room — Brown at one end and Roethlisberger at the other — and Haden understands why Pittsburgh is so adept at overcoming whatever adversity pops up.“We just don’t need to be to be giving up 40 points or 30 points,” Haden said. “We just need to keep them to 20 or 17 or 14. We do that, we’re balling.”___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Haden knows from distractions and disappointment. Call it the byproduct of spending the first seven seasons of your career in Cleveland.So the Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback always kind of wondered about the level of concern and borderline panic — outside the locker room anyway — that accompanied his team’s bumpy start. Yes, ending the first quarter of the season with a losing record isn’t exactly what the Steelers envisioned. Yet Haden checked the roster, the pedigree and the history, and couldn’t quite wrap his head around “the sky is falling” narrative.“I think just we have so many good players here, so many different personalities,” Haden said. “At the end of the day, everybody just wants to win. Winning cures everything. The questions go away when we win.” In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown looks for running room as he plays against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. Amid the distractions – from Le’Veon Bell’s extended absence to the seemingly weekly turmoil around Antonio Brown – the Pittsburgh Steelers are about where they expected to be in mid-October: chasing another AFC North title. (AP Photo/Don Wright)last_img read more

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If it walks like a duck and throws like a duck…it’s Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges! (Dec. 18)

first_img:10—Yeah, I am on board, big time. And for you “Never Duckers,” allow me to remind you why it’s been said you can never measure the size of a man’s heart. Here are a few reminders. Spud Webb, Eddie LeBaron (the shortest QB of all-time—5’7” —168 lbs), Muggsy Bogues, Doug Flutie. Just a few of the legends that knew one thing and one thing only…How To Win! Quack…Quack!!!.:09—Never you mind that the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner looks like he’s 16 years old, Joe Burrow throws the football like a 30-year-old veteran. Throwing for 48 touchdowns with only six interceptions for a grand total of 4,715 yards. His 2,608 points was the largest winning margin in the history of the Heisman voting. And was 1,846 more points that second-place finisher Jalen Hurts. The LSU star will now set his sights on NCAA Championship Gold.:08—Mama let your boys grow up to be pitchers…Major League pitchers that is…based on Gerrit Cole’s new contract with the Yankees for $324 million. And to think he used to be a Pittsburgh Pirate. C’mon Man!:07—If you need to add some spice to your life, go see “The Irishman” starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. The true-to-life story about the mob and who may have really done away with Jimmy Hoffa as told by Frank Sheeran, the alleged hitman. Even if his story is half-true, it still shakes you to your core. 4 basketballs…almost 5. But it’s that good. “Yeah, I am talking to you!”:06—Oh, by the way, here’s two things you need to know. #1. Anytime Mr. Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, calls me to lend a helping hand, I am coming. Mr. Doss has been very, very good to me. But when he calls me to help 50 fabulous, intelligent, beautiful women to be recognized and honored, I am there faster than you can say “Party Over Here!” #2. I don’t know if you heard, but the Pittsburgh City League High School Hall of Fame Awards had its sixth consecutive sellout of 500-plus. I know ya’ll are waiting to see the story. In the immortal words of the great Sam and Dave – “Hold on…I’m coming!”:05—And let me squeeze this in cause Mr. Doss and R.T. done told me to back it up. If anybody has kids ages 5-12 that want toys, bring them to the East Liberty McDonald’s by Staples for our 45th consecutive Toys for Tots Christmas Party. Kids must be present—no exceptions—Saturday, Dec. 21, noon to 4 p.m.. Hey…It’s Christmas!:04—You mark my words, and I am not really hating on the brother. But someone will figure out a way to stop Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. You can mark this, too…remember we held him down better than any other team. I am just sayin’.:03—Hey Brother Zik, yes, you my Akron LeBron James/anti-Laker man. My Lakers are back and with my favorite all-time player LeBron “King” James. (That’s right, I said it. Now what?):02—Hold up…wait a minute…turn the music up, you mean to tell me the five top titles to be bestowed upon women in pageantry has gone to Black women!?!? MMMAAANNN that’s powerful. “Make ya want to holler and throw up your hands!”:01—And that’s as fine a way as possible to close by saying…You all know Trump Must Go! But it will never happen unless you vote. You-Must-Vote!!!:00—GAME OVER.DEVLIN ‘DUCK’ HODGES (Photo by Courier photographer Brian Cook Sr.) (Feature Photo)by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courierlast_img read more

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Gardening: A Lifetime Interest

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – Borough Council President Cindy Burnham offered a little tidbit to a handful of women at the Red Bank Senior Center as they completed their plantings in the newly established garden: “Nothing’s better than coming back to your garden and picking a cherry tomato and popping it in your mouth.”The women, whose ages range from the mid-60s to late 80s, nodded in agreement, recalling the joy of gardening.“The best part is touching the earth,” putting your bare hands in the soil for the vegetables and herbs to grow, offered Enilza Andrade, an 83- year-old resident of Wesleyan Arms senior apartments here in the borough.Burnham, in addition to serving as council president for the year, is the council liaison to the senior center, 80 Shrewsbury Ave. She personally purchased four elevated planting beds and the needed soil to establish a garden in the center’s back yard area, overlooking the Swimming River.With the helpful assistance of employees of the borough Department of Public Utilities, Burnham said, they stacked the four beds, costing about $200, on top of one another, placing the approximately $300 worth of soil in the beds, and then including mushroom compost in the mix. Having the beds elevated makes it easier for the seniors to participate in planting, said both Burnham and Jackie Reynolds, director of the municipality-run senior center and programs.Among the items planted for the season are cherry tomatoes, Italian peppers, rosemary, garlic, chives, cilantro, basil and nasturtium, an annual flower and leaves that are both decorative and edible.“This is something I’ve done all my life in my home,” having her own small garden, said Rosalie Jackson, 83, Red Bank.And for 85-year-old Betty Albert, who lives in Fair Haven, it brought back some fond memories. “My grandparents were farmers,” and she recalled visiting them and doing some work on their farm.For Jackson, the best part of the effort is “seeing everything grow.”It is late in the planting season, Burnham acknowledged, “but better late than never.”Next year, she hoped the group would consider some autumn items to plant.This is something she’s wanted to do since before she ran for borough council, “just for the love of it,” said Burnham, who is running for re-election in the November election as an independent candidate.Prior to her tenure on the governing body, Burnham had advocated for and help establish the borough community garden and the Maple Cove open space and public access area to the Navesink River at the northern end of Maple Avenue.This project “is very senior friendly,” Reynolds pointed out, helping with their socialization, offering an outdoor activity and even providing some cognitive stimulation. And Reynolds suspected others who regularly come to the senior center for its programs and company will look to participate in the gardening.Approximately 65 seniors are “in and out” of the senior center daily, totalling roughly 400 a week, according to Reynolds.The center and its activities are available to residents of the borough and surrounding communities as long as they are at least 60-years-old.last_img read more

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Cop Serves As A Liaison To Latino Community

first_imgStory and photo by John BurtonRED BANK – “It wasn’t easy. We didn’t have much,” said Sgt. Juan Sardo, with the Red Bank Police Department, remembering back when he and his family arrived in the U.S. and settled in the borough.Those who come from other countries, just like anyone else, travel different paths in life. Some take on the challenge of starting and operating a business. Some continue to work for others. Sardo helps others as a police officer. And with his background, language skill and sensibilities stemming from his background, he serves as a voice for many in the increasingly diverse community that Red Bank has become.Sardo, who is assigned to the patrol division, is among a number of the 42-member department who are fluent in Spanish, assisting the large Latino population that has been growing for the last approximately 20 years.Sardo serves as the department’s liaison to the Latino community, often taking on the responsibility of communicating with the community putting forth department information that would benefit those residents. That mission is often done in cooperation with St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 121 Bridge Ave., which is responsible for a considerable amount of outreach to the Hispanic community.It’s Sardo’s own life story that provides an added layer of insight into the plight of the recently arrived.“With my background I can communicate better with the community,” he offered. “Not only communicate,” he continued, “I can relate to them.”Sardo was just 6, and didn’t speak a word of English, when he and his family left Venezuela for the U.S. His father, an Italian national, was a soldier in the Italian Army during World War II, who immigrated to the South American country following Italy’s surrender and married and started a family.In 1979 the family moved and settled in Red Bank. However, Sardo’s parents divorced and his father moved away and is no longer in the family picture.“It was really hard,” for him, his mother, Dianora and his three siblings, Sardo remembered. “You had to adjust to a different language,” and culture. Sardo acknowledged the language barrier led him to having to repeat a primary school grade at a time when there weren’t many Latinos in the community.“She raised the four of us cleaning houses in Rumson,” with the money not going far enough, Sardo said. “There was a lot of sacrifice.” School shopping meant visiting the former Monarc thrift shop on Monmouth Street.Growing up, though, “My mom instilled in us really good values.” And that included an appreciation of hard work, he said. “We learned responsibility quick.”At 12 he got his first job learning to make pizzas at Luigi’s Pizzeria and went on to working in just about everywhere in town where pizza was made, including Mr. Pizza Slice and The Brothers, still operating today.Today he continues that work ethic, by using his off time from the department working as a real estate agent. In the early 2000s he and another officer opened a hair salon, Que Bonita, on Shrewsbury Avenue, with Spanish speaking stylists, catering to the Hispanic community. They sold the salon a few years later.Sardo has been with the department for 19 years, working in various bureaus. “There’s no better work than police work, for this,” he said, where he can offer help and protection for the entire community.He mentors every other week at Lunch Break soup kitchen and food pantry, helping community members having difficulty making their way. “This is what I’m all about,” noting his strong religious faith, instilled in him by his mother, has been a grounding influence for much of his life. He is a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Shrewsbury, where Sardo transports some children to Bible study.In 2005 he received the Law Enforcement Award from the NAACP of Greater Red Bank; and in 2015 he was inducted into the Red Bank Regional High School’s Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.The Hispanic community can be victims of crime, taken advantage of by the unscrupulous and dangerous. However, “They have a fear coming forward reporting a crime,” especially those whose who may not be here undocumented.That’s not an issue for local law enforcement, he tries to make clear to the community. “Policy is we don’t ask,” about immigration status in that context, he explained. If it’s not exactly a law enforcement issue, he explains, what can people do to address it.“For me there’s only one race – the human race,” he said.Sardo has been married for 20 years to his wife Nohemi, has two children, Juan Jr., 13, and Javier, 10, and lives in Ocean Township.He may not have been born here, but Sardo has come to appreciate his home. “This is the best country in the world. My country.“I thank God every day that my old man decided to come here.”last_img read more

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Not a bad gig if you can get it

first_imgNot a bad gig if you can get it. When most people are on their way to work, there’s a group of skiers out on Kootenay Lake.The trio, led by Nelson’s own Bruce Ramsay, take to the water near the Regional District of Central Kootenay transfer station where the waterski course is located.The boys up early when the water is like glass, before 7 a.m.last_img

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Muzzleloader deer numbers up from 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 15,843 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 7-10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season, 12,503 white-tailed deer were checked.Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter, as archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Ohio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.gov. An updated deer harvest report is posted online each Wednesday at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.last_img read more

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Steve Ballmer Announces That There Will be Tablet Announcements

first_imgklint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#Products Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference today, Steve Ballmer promised tablets in a variety of form factors would arrive by the end of the year from partners including Asus, Dell, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba – but offered no specifics. ASUS has already announced ASUS Eee Pad and MSI has announced the WindPad, but previous Windows tablet projects such as the HP Slate and the Microsoft Courier are vaporware thus far. Microsoft is said to be targeting IT managers with its tablets.Microsoft will be entering a competitive marketplace in which enterprises will have several options. The iPad is gaining in the enterprise, Cisco is entering the tablet market with an Android tablet, and RIM is rumored to be releasing a BlackBerry tablet. Also, Dell has already released a consumer focused Android tablet and Intel and Nokia have demoed a MeeGo tablet.ZDNet notes Microsoft is developing Windows 8 with the tablet form factor in mind. Although Chrome OS and Cisco will bother offer the ability to run desktop apps through a remote desktop interface, the ability to run traditional Windows applications natively on tablets could be a boon to enterprises.Intriguingly, Engadget notes that although Ballmer didn’t mention HP during his keynote, the company is on the WPC’s web sites list of companies releasing a Windows 7 tablet this year. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Interview: The Brilliant Mashup Editor Behind ‘Fan.tasia’

first_imgWhat software or programs did you use to put this together?Premiere Pro for sorting and syncing, and After Effects for everything else.What was your workflow for pulling all the footage?First I pulled all the clips I wanted from each movie, I could usually get it down to about 10 minutes of usable clips per movie.After I had my clips I created three sequences: Sorting, Assembly, and Final. I put all the scenes with similar elements (thematic, color, similar kinetics) together into Sorting. Then I pulled clips I knew I wanted (trying to keep a segment of the song in mind) into Assembly and converted them to AE compositions via Dynamic Link.In AE, I rotoscoped or applied motion using the Camera tool, etc. Then back in Premiere I would just play around with clips until something clicked. Once I had a sequence I liked I put it into Final, which had the audio track.About halfway through I was familiar enough with the footage that I could recall a scene I wanted to go with another, which was a huge time saver.Did you primarily rely on rotoscoping in AE, or do you use any masking or your own technique?I would say it was about 90% manual rotoscoping frame by frame, 8% using the rotobrush if the background or foreground were delineated enough, and 2% chromakeying — which felt like winning the lottery.Were there certain clips you always had in mind, or did you sit down and watch all the movies and take notes? Was there a plan, or were things more random?No plan whatsoever; most of the time I felt like I was just bashing my head against the keyboard until I accidentally did something I liked. Rinse and repeat.Gif via Lindsay McCutcheon — Fan.tasia/DisneyCan you tell us about any technical problems you may have had? Any tips or tricks fellow editors can use?I didn’t run into too many technical problems since I used pretty simple techniques. Most problems were conceptual and solved after messing around for a while until something clicked.The best tip I could give is to work really hard on an idea until you get frustrated, then walk away from the project and come back after your subconscious digests what you’re trying to do. Half the time I could finish an idea fairly quickly after coming back to it with a fresh perspective.Where do you go for inspiration or to read up on technical help?Mostly AMVs, since they were so similar to what I was trying to do. But also Leonardo Dalessandri’s Vimeo channel which has some amazing travel videos. Although sometimes this was counterproductive and the extent of their talent just discouraged me. That’s when you try and find bad videos made by kids to make yourself feel better. I’m pathetic.For technical help my gold standard was Andrew Devis. The guy knows every NLE/Compositing Application intimately and is a genius at explaining the underlying reasons for everything that’s happening.Gif via Lindsay McCutcheon — Fan.tasia/DisneyAny advice to fellow editors?Don’t be afraid to abandon an idea you’ve spent a lot of time on just because of the potential waste of time.It was difficult knowing that after spending hours cutting up a two second clip, there was a strong chance that I wouldn’t even end up using it for whatever reason, but if I forced it to fit, the video would have suffered.For me it was also important to be in a positive state of mind while I was working, I think if you’re having fun with the project it will show in the finished product.What’s next for you?I was working on a video for Studio Ghibli films, which I put on the back burner while I worked on Fan.tasia, so I’ll finish up that one soon. I also have a rough cut of a Marvel video using some new techniques that I’m trying to get the hang of.Where can readers see more of your work?I’ve only uploaded one other video featuring Pixar releases which is on my Vimeo channel. (You can subscribe to her YouTube channel here.) I lost all my other projects during a hard drive reformat a couple of years ago before I decided to start uploading things. Thankfully nothing very good was lost though. Thanks to Lindsay McCutcheon for the great interview. Let us know what you think of her work in the comments below. We caught up with editor Lindsay McCutcheon to learn more about her incredible Disney mashup video, Fan.tasia.Top image via Lindsay McCutcheon/DisneyTo say the latest edit from Lindsay McCutcheon took the internet by storm would be an understatement. Scoring over 1,000,000 views in 24 hours, the mashup video struck a chord with viewers because it features beloved Disney characters cut together in stunning fashion.Take a look at the Disney mashup video, Fan.tasia.The video features plenty of wonderful transitions, each meticulously calculated. I wanted to know more about the production behind the video, so I reached out to Lindsay with a few questions.Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?I’ve been editing as a hobby since middle school, but only really started trying to improve this past year after I switched from Final Cut Pro X to Adobe CC so I could start editing seamlessly alongside After Effects.How long did this project take?I started in December and worked on it until the day I uploaded it — July 23. Some time periods were more productive than others, there were entire months and weeks where I didn’t work on it at all.What was your inspiration to put this together?I wanted to learn After Effects and decided something like this would be the best way to familiarize myself with it.As far as inspiration from other works, I drew a lot from AMVs (Anime Music Videos) which has a community of a lot of really talented editors. I wanted to apply the same techniques I saw in videos like Bakka Oppai’s A Piece of Toast and BBSNYPUR’s Imagine to another medium.I happened to have a collection of every Walt Disney Animation Studios release on hand. I limited myself to post-renaissance releases for the sake of sanity and time.A Piece of Toast by Bakka OppaiImagine by BBSNYPURlast_img read more

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