Money Monday

first_imgBy Dr. Barbara O’NeillAn active duty service member is in financial difficulty and cannot afford his rent and other expenses. Will he be evicted?The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a service member protection from eviction for non-payment of monthly rent while on active duty. The SCRA also allows service members to end a lease by giving written notice at least 30 days before the next payment is due. Monthly rent must not exceed a certain amount that is updated annually and service members are advised to speak with their base legal office for current rent amounts. This 30-day time frame allows a service member time to find affordable housing choices. For more information, click here.It is important to note that some landlords may be unaware of SCRA protections and try to evict service members anyway. The service member may need to “educate” the landlord by providing resources that explain the law, such as this article.There is also a larger question of why a service member is not able to afford to pay rent. Causes of financial difficulty need to be clarified to determine if this is a one-time event of not being able to pay rent or a habitual practice. If a service member and/or spouse needs assistance with preparing and using a spending plan (budget), personal financial counselors are available at the state Joint Force Headquarters, through Military OneSource or through the State Family Programs Director.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on April 15, 2013last_img read more

Tips for Family Caregivers

first_img1. Learn to Manage StressHave you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: disturbed sleep, digestive issues, weight gain/loss, anxiety, moodiness, depression, memory problems? These are all common physical and emotional signs of stress. It is important that you learn how to manage your stress so that it does not take over your life. Something to keep in mind is that caregiving is a marathon – not a sprint, therefore, it is imperative that you learn how to manage your stress at this point in your caregiving journey, and continue to manage it throughout.What to do:Exercise regularly – Find a physical activity that you enjoy and try to be active at least 20 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week.Take a break – Use respite care to allow yourself some time away from caregiving responsibilities.Eat well – Make sure what you’re eating is healthy and is supporting your body’s needs.Ask for help – To avoid caregiver burnout, get other people involved in the caregiving responsibilities.Take care of your health – Make sure you’re seeing your doctor about yourIndulge – Do something to treat yourself. Go to a movie, get a pedicure, read a book on the patio, etc..Find support – Find a group, or someone, who understands what you’re going through to talk to.Say no – Remember that it is okay to say no to people.Maintain your sense of humor 2. Accept Help from OthersHas someone ever offered to help you, but you told them no? Caregivers often refuse help because it would take time and energy to explain how to do something, it’s frustrating when it’s not done correctly (the way you would have done it) or they feel that it would not be right to ask for or accept help from others.What to do:Ask for and accept help. You don’t have to do this all alone, but if you don’t ask for help how will your friends and family know that help is needed? Create a list of things that others can help you with, so when they ask you have something prepared.Take the time to explain to someone how to do something, if they help again you won’t have to explain it again and it will be one more thing to take off your to-do list.Accept that things won’t always be done ‘your way,’ but for every task you have help with, that is one less task for you to worry with.3. Make Time for Yourself a PriorityHave you ever gone to bed and realized that not once today did you do something to take care of yourself, or to relieve stress? Caregivers often forget that their mental and physical health is just as important as their care recipients. Whenever you put off taking care of yourself, you increase your chances of caregiver burnout, resentment, and falling ill.What to do: Establish some ‘me time’ within your day. Schedule in and make it a priority.Delegate responsibilities to others, to ensure you have time to take care of your mental and physical health.If at some point during the day you begin to feel overwhelmed, remove yourself from the situation for 5 -10 minutes to gather your thoughts and de-stress. Utilize our Mindfulness Series during this time.4. Search for and Utilize Available ResourcesHave you looked in to available resources in your area? It is all too common for family caregivers to just buckle down and take care of everything without looking in to the possibility of help.What to do: Utilize the resources below. Remember, you don’t have to do everything on your own!Resources – National Alliance for CaregivingCaregiver Action NetworkRosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving  This MFLN-Military Caregiving blog post was published on July 7, 2017.last_img read more

Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Psychological Fitness

first_imgIn today’s Friday Field notes, we continue our series of examining how cooperative extension can support Total Force Fitness. This week will explore the programs available through cooperative extension that support psychological fitness.What is Psychological Fitness? The ability to cope with the stressors associated with military life is at the core of psychological fitness. Both military and civilian families face a variety of everyday stressors (e.g., parenting, financial stress), but military families also face unique stressors (e.g., PCS, deployment).There are many proactive and important coping skills, but social support is an important factor in individuals’ ability to cope with stressors. Join the Network Literacy and Nutrition and Wellness teams for the Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships webinar on June 25th at 11 am to learn more about building relationships for social support.Reach out to line leaders, doctors or chaplains for appropriate care right away if military family members: Can’t shake feeling down or worriedHave thoughts that repeatedly cause anxietyHave sleep problemsHave thoughts about hurting themselves or others Resources are available and they work. Contact the Psychological Health Resource Center 24/7 by calling 1-866-966-1020 for answers to questions.Cooperative Extension and Psychological FitnessCooperative extension provides programming that supports psychological fitness. Check out your state’s cooperative extension website for blog posts, resources, and events near you. Here are some great examples of resources from Alabama, Louisiana, and Virginia.Mindfulness Education. Mindfulness is a great way to learn to cope with everyday stressors. The practice of mindfulness involved focusing on the present in order to reduce anxiety and stress. PennState Extension offers a great resource for information on what mindfulness is and some ideas for practice. Many local extension programs also provide mindfulness training to small groups. Contact your local county extension office to inquire about any upcoming mindfulness events.last_img read more

Video Editing Presets for a Retro ‘Instagram’ Look

first_imgWant to give your videos a retro film look that’s totally in vogue right now?  Check out these free colorization presets for Adobe Premiere Pro that will give your footage the popular “Instagram” look.Retro looks for video are hotter than ever and in this post we’ll share another source for FREE vintage effects for your video editing projects.  We were recently tipped off to the CinemaFX presets bundle from a Vimeo video that used them to create an “Instagram” style color grade.  Luckily, there was an accompanying written tutorial explaining how the vintage color look was created.  Have a look at that video here:The video was shot on a DSLR and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.  A variety of light leaks and overlays were used to create the film look (for free light leaks see the link below), but the basis for the color grading was done using the free CinemaFX Presets.  Several of the 56 color grading presets in the pack will warm up your footage for a retro, sepia-tinged look.    A fast and simple way to get a good baseline color grade for your Adobe Premiere Pro projects!Looking for other vintage video editing plugins?  Check out some of our past posts showcasing paid and free retro and vintage film effects:Vintage Film Look Plugins for AE (including the very cool Instagram plugins from, a vintage effects pack from Crumplepop and Red Giant Software.MotionVFX’s MVintage retro color grading engine for FCPX & MotionFree Light Leaks pack from Creative Dojo.netDigital Film Tools’ Film Stocks for AE, Motion, FCPX, Avid & PremiereWhat video editing tools do you use to give your footage a retro look?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

Quickly Export Still Images from Final Cut Pro X En Masse

first_imgA new FREE app supercharges still image exports out of Final Cut Pro X.There are many instances when you may need to export out a group of still images from your video editing timeline…maybe you’re pulling reference shots for a future video shoot, your clients want them for promotional use or you want to do some analog-style scene mapping.Previously with Final Cut Pro X this process could be cumbersome and time consuming if you were needing a big batch of stills (you’d have to pick each still frame and export it out individually).However a free app from Santiago, Chile based Orangutan Productions now makes exporting out a big group of still images from FCPX a breeze.Download the FREE fcpxImageExporter app.Add a marker on your video timeline to each frame you’d like a still image of. You can add as many markers as you’d like.Export an XML from FCPX and load it into fcpxImageExporter. Done!Many thanks to for the tip on this super handy app…and to Orangutan Productions for making image export out of FCPX pain-free.See the app in action below:last_img read more

Must-Read After Effects Articles: Spring 2015

first_imgGet inspired and gain some knowledge with these info-packed After Effects articles.There’s a lot to read and learn out there about After Effects, but you don’t have to waste your time watching hundreds of tutorials. Instead, scroll through this curated list that we compiled just for you. Here are 9 of our favorite After Effects articles for Spring of 2015.1. 11 Must-Know After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts There’s no quicker way to dramatically increase your workflow in After Effects than to learn keyboard shortcuts. A few seconds shaved off here and there can quickly add up to hours saved in post. Author Micheal James shares his 11 must-know keyboard shortcuts for After Effects.2. Creating a Shockwave Effect With Trapcode Particular in After Effects The Trapcode Particular plug-in is an incredibly powerful and customizable particle generator. In this awesome tutorial, Daniel Brodesky shares how to create a ‘Motion Pulse’ inspired shockwave effect using only built-in effects in AE.3. Three Quick Tips to Make Your After Effects Compositing Look Way Better When it comes to VFX, the secret to selling your scene is compositing. In this quick After Effects tutorial, Ruan Lotter of TunnelvizionTV shares a few tips and tricks for better compositing in After Effects.4. After Effects Tip: Using Motion Sketch Did you know you can track your mouse movements in After Effects? In this quick tutorial from Caleb Ward, we take a look at how to use this helpful feature.5. Chromatic aberration: Creation and Fixes with After Effects Unless you are trying to make your footage look ‘vintage’, chromatic aberration can be an incredibly annoying phenomenon to deal with. In this quick tutorial, Rich Young shares a few ways to create and fix chromatic aberration in After Effects.6. 10 Awesome After Effects Secrets No matter how long you’ve used After Effects, there’s always more to learn. In this tutorial, Matt Jylkka of Mt. Mograph shares ten awesome After Effects secrets.7. Everything You Need to Know About Getting Illustrator Content into After Effects Having the ability to cross-integrate Adobe programs makes working in After Effects that much better. In this quick tutorial by Joey Korenman, we take a look at how to use the Illustrator/After Effects Integration.8. Using the SourceRectAtTime Expression in After Effects Not familiar with the sourceRectAtTime expression in After Effects? No worries! In this quick AE tutorial, Evan Abrams shows us how to utilize the sourceRectAtTime expression to create automatically scaling lower thirds in After Effects.9. The 15 Best Free Fonts for Motion Design Picking the right font for motion design can be a real challenge. Instead of wasting time looking for the right font, check out these 15 free fonts compiled by our friends at RocketStock. Each one is easy to read, making it a great choice on-screen.While you’re at RocketStock, be sure to download a few of their AE freebies. Want to learn even more about working with After Effects? Check out the After Effects section here on the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better motion graphic designer.  Have any other After Effects articles/resources/tips/tricks/tutorials that you’d like share?Let us hear all about them in the comments below.last_img read more

4 Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns for Videographers and Photographers

first_imgSo much of filmmaking and video production relies on innovation. Here’s a look at some exciting new projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.All images from Kickstarter and IndiegogoKickstarter and Indiegogo have seen a wide variety of campaigns over the years. In this roundup, we look at some of the coolest current projects that can help out filmmakers, videographers, and photographers.1. The Everyday MessengerDeveloped by Peak Design (the same crew that made the Capture Camera Clip), this bag has it all. In conjunction with photographer Trey Ratcliff, this is Peak Design’s 5th Kickstarter campaign. Their products are so popular that the Everyday Messenger bag has already met its goal by ten times.The bag itself is so much more than a camera bag. It was designed to be an “everyday” bag. The shell expands while maintaining its shape, and has multiple straps that let you wear it many different ways. There is also quick-zip access to the main compartment, so you won’t always have to flip open the bag. In a great move to benefit previous backers, the Everyday Messenger also incorporates the Capture camera clip. Users can easily attach their camera to the outside of the bag, perfect for second cameras during a shoot. One of the coolest new features is the MagLatch system.The patent-pending MagLatch™ is a digital-safe magnetic latch that opens/closes securely, blindly and one-handedly. It can latch onto 4 different catchpoints, depending on your carry load. There’s no other piece of hardware quite like it.This bag is waterproof and padded to protect your gear. No more padded foam cubes. Their FlexFold system allows you to organize and stack gear. Check out more details, or back the project on the Everyday Messenger Kickstarter Page. 4.  Micro Drone 3.0this is the drone that fits in the palm of your hand. At the time of writing, the campaign had already reached its goal by 2120%. The Micro Drone 3.0 allows you to customize to your liking. It offers the ability to control the device via iOS or Android app or with a standard radio controller. The drone can even handle inverted flight while shooting 720p at 30fps. The micro drone even allows you to use expansion packs to increase the propellor size or use a custom body frame. Grab a Micro Drone or read more on the Micro Drone 3.0 Indiegogo Page. 3.  Sphericam 2The Sphericam 2 is the follow up to the aptly named Sphericam. The campaign has already doubled its goal as the clock winds down. Developed by Jeffrey Martin, the camera offers a 360º capture, perfect for the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. At the size of a tennis ball, the Sphericam 2 uses six cameras with a “Global Shutter” which has a 100% spherical capture at 60FPS in 4K.The aluminum body allows WiFi streaming on your smartphone and desktop. The mobile app allows you to control recording, monitor the view, transfer, view, and edit. Give the camera a test run with the following YouTube video, or visit the Sphericam site for higher quality. Back the project or find more details on the Sphericam 2 Kickstarter Page. 2. E1 CameraThe E1 Camera from Z-Cam is a tiny 4K camera with interchangeable lenses. The camera can shoot 4K 4096×2160 at 24fps or UHD 3840×2160 at 30fps. Advanced noise filters allow incredible low-light performance up to 102,400 ISO. The micro four-thirds lens mount can use AF lenses from Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica, and Sigma.The camera’s iOS and Android app allow users to control their E1 through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices. The camera can also be left on standby mode, allowing you to power the camera remotely. See more features on the E1 Camera Kickstarter Page. Want to learn how to campaign or see more of our favorites from the past? Check it out:How Not To Crowdfund: 3 Tips Every Filmmaker Should Know4 Exciting Crowdfunding Campaigns for FilmmakersCool Kickstarter Campaigns: Camera Goat & StrapShotDid we miss some other awesome campaigns? Are you backing any of these projects? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

5 Killer Filmmaking Hacks

first_img3. Lamp LightThings You’ll Need: A Lamp and Possibly a Lamp ShadeFilm lights are crazy expensive, but if you’re working on a budget you don’t necessarily need to get ‘production’ lights to get good lighting results. You can easily use various lamps and bulbs laying around your house to adequately light, if you know what bulbs to choose. The easiest thing to do is to simply go with Tungsten Balanced (orange) bulbs and a simple diffuser. To diffuse the light, you should use a white lamp shade. A few common household lamp choices are either china balls or the rectangular lamps found at simple home furnishing stores like Ikea.The following video from FICTION is pretty simple, but it does outline the cinematic potential of using a simple lamp like a china ball. 2. Tripod GlidecamThings You’ll Need: A TripodWhen it comes to shooting cinematic footage, stabilization is the name of the game. Unfortunately, stabilizers can be super expensive. So instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a specific rig, you could always use your handy-dandy tripod as a makeshift steadicam. Sometimes simply giving your camera a little more weight and changing the center of balance is all you need to do, and a tripod can pull off the trick. After you shoot the footage, you can then move it into your NLE and stabilize it even more.This tutorial from icunowlibra shows us how to create a simple steadicam rig using a photographic tripod, but you can really use any tripod if you simply collapse the legs. 4. Shower Curtain DiffusionThings You’ll Need: A Shower Curtain, A Stand, and ClampsDiffused light is often praised because of its versatility. Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to make any light softer if you simply go grab the shower curtain out of your bathroom. Using a simple stand and a curtain or sheet, you can easily diffuse harsh lighting and create soft, flattering light. This tutorial from Film Riot shows us how it’s done. 5. Car DollyThings You’ll Need: A CarWhile you’d certainly be hard-pressed to fit a car into an indoor location, if you happen to be shooting outdoors, a car can be a smooth way to track alongside your subjects. Cars can be great for tracking or dollying. Plus, if you’re downscaling 4K footage to HD, you can stabilize your car-dolly clips to get ultra-smooth footage.This staff-picked video from Vimeo shows us a few of the creative possibilities of using a car on a production. In the video, the hosts outline a few further ways that you can use a car for filmmaking beyond simply tracking and dollying.Know of any other great filmmaking hacks? Share in the comments below. These filmmaking hacks are a great way to get epic footage while not breaking the bank.When you’re shooting a video, there are a lot of different pieces of equipment that you need to remember. It’s not uncommon to bring dozens of pieces of equipment to your set. But if you forget an important piece of gear, you can still get good results with a few hacks. Here are a few of our favorite filmmaking hacks.1. Zip Tie Follow FocusThings You’ll Need: Zip Tie, Rubber BandWhen it comes to smooth focusing, nothing can quite match a follow focus… but for a few small pieces of plastic and metal, a follow focus can cost a pretty penny. It’s not uncommon to see a follow focus north of $500. So what are you to do? Well, one quick hack that you can use is to simply use a zip tie and a rubber band around your focus ring. It looks like this:In this video tutorial, commentacious takes a look at how to do this hack step by step. The end result is by no means perfect, but it’s much smoother than using your hand.last_img read more

A Quick Guide to Nesting in Premiere Pro

first_imgHow do you use the nest feature? Have any other tricks to share? Let us know in the comments. Nesting in Premiere Pro is a great tool for streamlining a long project. It’s also great for combining more effects to a clip than is usually possible. Here’s how to use it.Image via ShutterstockWhen working with Premiere Pro, especially on longer or more complicated projects, there can be times where there is simply too much going on in your sequence. Things may get cluttered and difficult to navigate and you’d like to clean things up. Or you may have clips you’ve already used effects like speed/duration on that you’d still like to doctor with effects like Warp Stabilizer. Whatever the reason, the Nest option can be your best friend.Nesting in itself isn’t very difficult to use. In fact, it’s amazingly simple. It can also clean up your sequences and allow you more options. Here are a few tricks you can try. Just follow these steps!Nest Several Clips and Layers TogetherHighlight the clip or clips that you’d like to nest. Make sure they are all next to each other. You can also highlight layers and elements above and below (audio too) to include in your nest.Once you have them highlighted, right-click on one part of it to bring up the Options menu. Scroll up or down (it should be in the middle) to the Nest option. It will bring up a dialogue box to name your nest (it defaults to Nest Sequence 01, etc…).You should see your new nested sequence in your project folder and as a new sequence. It will show up on your original sequence as a single green-tinted clip. Nice and clean.Add Additional Effects on Your ClipsNow that your clips are together in a nested sequence, you can add additional clips to them that you wouldn’t normally be able to. It also adds them to all of them at once, which can be a huge time saver. You can now add both Warp Stabilizer and Speed to a clip by using the nest feature. Just add one to the original clip then the other to the nested sequence. Voilà!Add Effects and Transitions to Nested SequenceWhen working with multiple clips and layers, it becomes very difficult (and at times impossible) to add blanket transitions or effects to all clips and layers. If you have your sequence put together the way you like it, using the nest feature can be a great way to simplify your edit by adding a transition to the beginning or end that will cover all parts. (Otherwise they can animate in or out awkward and unevenly.)Here’s a how it can look all together. None of these would be possible together without the nest feature.Split clipsMultiple LayersWarp StabilizerSpeed ReverseTransition InTransition Outlast_img read more

Landscapes of Sound: An Interview with Mandell Winter

first_imgPremiumBeat sat down with this seasoned pro to explore his process, working relationships, and the challenges involved in sound design.With over twenty years of experience in the film industry, Mandell Winter is intimate with the landscape of sound. Most recently, he received two Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, Or Special Category for his work as the sound supervisor on HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie, and Season Three of HBO’s anthology crime series True Detective.Mandell’s accolades also include two MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Award nominations for his work on Season Two of True Detective and a third Golden Reel Award nomination for the film Southpaw.Mandell Winter via IMDbPremiumBeat: Tell us about what your role as Supervising Sound Editor entails.Mandell Winter: As a Supervising Sound Editor, I work with the director, producers, and the picture editor to make sure I understand their sensibilities and how they want the show to sound. I also work with the producers to make sure I understand the parameters, schedule, and budget. At the same time, I work with the sound editors to coordinate the dialogue, ADR, foley, sound effects, and sound design. Then I take those elements to the mix stage, working with the Re-recording Mixers to make sure they have everything they need to deliver the soundtrack.Ian McShane in Deadwood: The Movie via HBO FilmsPB: How were you invited to work on Deadwood: The Movie?MW: I was originally just going to handle the ADR for the film, as Ben Cook was slated to supervise. However, as schedules shift, Ben was no longer available. So with his recommendation, I became the Supervising Sound Editor for the show, along with Daniel Colman as Co-Supervising Sound Editor.Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood (TV Series) via HBO – 2004PB: The original Deadwood series ended in 2006. What was it like re-creating that world over ten years later?MW: It was a bit daunting at first. In the film, Deadwood is more established than the original series. We had access to and used the original recordings and sound effects from the series, leaning into authenticity. We also used a lot of loop group to establish the town. The same loop group from the series was used on the film. Joyce Kurtz, our loop group leader, brought folks out of retirement. It was invaluable because they knew the sound of Deadwood and, instantly, became the characters on-screen.PB: Did you want to keep a sonic continuity between the original series and Deadwood: The Movie?MW: Yes, we did. We leaned into it, taking every effort to make sure it sounded familiar to the audience. At the same time, we were directed to add scale to the soundtrack because it was a movie.Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood: The Movie via HBO FilmsPB: Deadwood: The Movie is set in 1889. What are some challenges in creating sound for a period piece?MW: It is important to use clean sounds that are free of anything that sounds modern. You can’t have traffic or airplanes in the recordings. We used the fine tip brush to add all the gritty sonic details. We had the added responsibility of being accurate to the time and place. Daniel Colman went to great lengths to make sure the train sound was geographically accurate, making sure the horn was from the train that ran through Deadwood at that time.Stephen Dorff and Mahershala Ali in True Detective via HBOPB: How did you approach creating the sound for True Detective Season Three?MW: We focused on tension and mood in True Detective. Nic Pizzolatto writes such interesting characters, and it’s such a dialogue-driven show that we wanted to make sure that the dialogue was crystal clear. It was a minimalist approach to the sound effects, as it has been the aesthetic for the series. It has to feel real and timely. Concentrating our efforts on the transitions between the three timelines and making sure that the audience is tracking where we were in the story, at any given time.PB: Did the time jumps in True Detective present any unique challenges for you and your team? Were there any other challenges designing the sound and mix for the show?MW: We wanted to make sure the audience was tracking the timeline transitions. So, we spent additional time on the first set of transitions because it’s all about creating tension. We played with the sounds and timing — from the card in the spokes of a boy’s bicycle tire to the ticking of the watch and then the ticking of the clock — as we transition between the three timelines.Carmen Ejogo in True Detective via HBOPB: Did True Detective’s show-runner, Nic Pizzolatto, want to create a sense of aesthetic/sonic continuity between the different seasons of True Detective, or are they viewed as existing with their own context?MW: No. Each season is a separate story.PB: How did you weave T-Bone Burnett’s score into the sound design?MW: T-Bone’s tracks are awesome. They often play really low, and naturally dance on that fine line where you don’t know where the music hands over to sound design, and vice versa.PB: What elements of the show/film inspire the sound design and how do you know if you got it right?MW: We listen to the director, producers, and editors to understand their sensibilities. Then, we lean into the story and visuals, adding our own interpretation.Gerald McRaney in Deadwood: The Movie via HBOPB: What was your favorite aspect of working as a Supervising Sound Editor on True Detective and Deadwood: The Movie?MW: I really enjoy working with the director, producers, and editor(s) to understand their vision. Then, translating that so the sound team can add a sophistication and their interpretation. That’s when it becomes a collaboration.PB: Do you often work with the same sound mix/sound editing teams? Tell us about working with the sound teams on these two shows.MW: There are several people that I work with, as often as possible. Our Sound Designer on True Detective, David Esparza, and I have worked together on nearly forty projects now. Ryan Collins cuts for us, whenever he is not mixing.  Eryne Prine is another key member of the team. In fact, the whole thing would fall apart without her. Micah Loken recently joined the team, but he’s not going anywhere, if we can keep him busy enough.I brought several folks onto Deadwood that I’ve wanted to work with over the years. But, I also finally had the pleasure of working with Daniel Colman, John Cook, and Bill Freesh. It’s always nice when you get to work with such talented people.Mandell Winter via IMDbPB: What programs and software do you typically work with?MW: On both shows, we edited in Pro-Tools and mixed on the Avid S6 console. Our sound designer on True Detective, David Esparza, used Kyma for some of the designed elements — when Hayes is haunted by the ghost of his wife.PB: Do you have any advice for aspiring audio engineers wanting to work in sound for TV and film?MW: You have to really love sound because you’re going to put in long hours. Find mentors and people that’ll teach you what they know. Go for it.Looking for more industry insights from professionals? Check these out.Editor Tom Jarvis on “Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartneyFilm and Video Game Composer Austin Wintory on Success from Failure7 Filmmaking Interviews with Real-World Career AdviceIndustry Insights with Cinematographer Michael FranksDirector Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the Presentlast_img read more

A Practical Guide to Dutch Angles and Tilted Framing

first_imgDebubbleThe most common way is to debubble the camera. This involves unscrewing the ball head and tipping it over to the side. This allows you to continue to operate panning and tilting, as you normally would. The downside is that most ball heads only tilt a couple of degrees, usually not far enough to get extreme angles, or to accurately increase the amount of dutch in your shots.Another way (though many would advise against this) is to shorten one leg of the tripod so that it tips over to the side. This not only emits a sense of danger, it’s actually dangerous, especially for heavier cinema cameras. You need to keep a hand on the camera the whole time to keep it from crashing to the ground. On the positive side, you can slowly shorten the leg so the angle gets increasingly more extreme.Weigh It DownA wooden wedge is a good way to get a steady Dutch angle. Just be sure to secure the camera.A simple and cheap way to get a great Dutch angle is to place the camera on a flat service and put a wedge-like block, or sand bag, under one side of the camera plate. The camera is already on the ground or hard surface, so if it tips over, it doesn’t have far to fall. This is a quick, easy method; however, it doesn’t let you operate the camera while the shot is in motion because you need to remove it from the tripod head.If you’re working handheld, or from a shoulder mount, you can easily achieve a dutch angle by holding the camera more on the side. In fact, the challenge when working like this is to maintain a level horizon, and not to dutch the camera.The Dutch HeadThe Cam Tank is safe and professional way to pull off a Dutch angle.The last, most professional way to get a consistent, controllable Dutch angle is to use a specialized piece of camera equipment called a Dutch head — such as the Cam Tank from Matthews. You can use them right on the ground or install them between the tripod head and the camera. It has specific marks that let you dutch the head precisely, in case you want to slowly increase the amount of tilt from shot to shot, or to match the amount you previously used. You can even dutch in the middle of a pan — though more is often less.For instance, if you shoot wide or medium first, you could add four degrees of tilt. Then, when you push into the close-up, you can push that up to six for the over-the-shoulders, and eight or ten for singles. Using the Cam Tank, when you turn around to shoot the other side of the conversation, you can match this tilt exactly. But, Dutch heads aren’t cheap. The Cam Tank is $1,700, but you can rent one for much less.Regardless of which technique you use, remember to keep a light touch and know that Dutch angles have more of a psychological impact when they’re felt, rather than seen.Want more on filmmaking techniques? Check these out.Filmmaking Lessons from the Making of the Sci-Fi Horror Classic “Alien”Exploring the Emotion and Beauty Behind UplightingHarnessing the Power of Rehearsal for Your Film and Video ProjectsThe Noise Factor: When is Digital Noise Okay in a Shot?The Mood Board: Set the Tone for Your Next Short Film Dutch angles, if used discreetly, add an aura of dread, as well as a sense that the world has gone askew. Let’s take a look at how to pull this move off.Dutch angles are awesome. But anyone who’s ever actually tried to pull them off, convincingly, knows they’re deceptively tricky. Let’s take a look at how to make them work.last_img read more

7 Tutorials for Learning Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve

first_imgIn the following tutorials, we’ll cover some of the best tips, tricks, and advice for working with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.From its digital color correction roots back in the 1980s, DaVinci Resolve has transformed from a software with no more than a hundred users in 2009, to a product user-base of over two million in 2019, which is a number matching Apple’s Final Cut Pro X at its height in 2017. It’s safe to say that DaVinci Resolve is now one of the most popular video editing applications (both for color correction and non-linear editing) for film and video professionals.Yet, for many in the industry, DaVinci Resolve might seem a bit daunting. This is especially true for those who’ve been happy and comfortable with other editing platforms. However, if you’re someone starting out in video editing for the first time — or thinking about trying out a new platform for some specific changes — DaVinci Resolve is fast becoming a new editing workhorse for many.So, let’s dive into some of the best tutorials to get you started.Color Grading in DaVinci ResolveIn my professional film and video career — as both an editor and a shooter — DaVinci Resolve came up most often as one of the better solutions for working with color grading and specific situations, like the above — working with skin tones.However, while the app is much more than just a color grading software, for many it’s still one of the best options for touching up colors and tones. In the tutorial above, we not only get some great insights into how to work with different skin tones, but also how to make masks, unify tones, pair imperfections, and separate mixed nodes.You can read more about the whole process in this article here.DaVinci Resolve Easy Screen Pump EffectOne cool, simple trick — which is pretty easy to uniquely pull off in DaVinci Resolve’s NLE editing platform — is the iconic “screen pump” effect. You know, the one from concert or music videos where the screen seems to bounce with the beat of the song?In this quick tutorial, Jay Lippman shows us how to create this effect without going into color of fusion, but by simply applying some basic keyframing techniques.How to Remove Objects in DaVinci ResolveSo, less than a year ago Adobe turned some heads when they announced their “Content Aware Fill” tool for After Effects. This tool blew fans and editors away with its almost science fiction-level technology. And, while it’s a great option for After Effects users, in the tutorial above you can see that DaVinci Resolve (which is a free program as a basic offering) has the exact same technology.You can follow along in the tutorial above, or check out this full article to learn how to use the Content Aware Fill on your Resolve projects.Basic Fusion and CompositingGetting back to the basics in this tutorial by Casey Faris, we dive into a quick primer on how to navigate DaVinci Resolve, and the first steps you’ll need to take when just getting started. In many ways, the platform is quite similar to other popular NLEs. But, once you start really getting into the fusion and composition, it might help to have a guide in order to understand what’s going on — plus all the advanced options at your control.Using DaVinci Resolve’s Face Refinement ToolAs a good partner video and article to go along with the skin tone editing tutorial at the top of our list, DaVinci Resolve’s “Face Refinement Tool” is truly a remarkable tool video editors and color correctors/graders will love. DaVinci’s Face Refinement Tool was introduced in DaVinci Resolve 14, as seen in the video above.If you really want your models, subjects, or actors to look their best in your film and video projects, check out the full, in-depth article here.Create Neon Animations in DaVinci ResolveIn case you haven’t seen the trendy and stylized looks created by Blotter Media, you should definitely check out the channel here. And, if you’d like to add it to your films and videos, we have a great tutorial to recommend. Editor Jamie Fenn breaks down how to add the neon animations to your projects.Taking a simple example using his fingers, Fenn takes you through creating the painted, soft glows and the frame-by-frame technique of creating your custom animations.THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video EditorFinally, if you’ve checked through the videos above and feel like you’re ready to fully dive into DaVinci Resolve and truly MASTER the platform as one of your regular editing options, we actually have a multi-episode course that’ll teach you the following:How to Organize and Import Media in ResolveHow to Use the Edit Page in ResolveHow to Edit Your Video in DaVinci ResolveHow to Edit Audio in DaVinci ResolveHow to Render or Export in DaVinci ResolveHow to Set Up Basic User Settings in DaVinci ResolveHow to Color Correct and Color Grade in DaVinci ResolveYou can read more about the full course guide and check out some of the individual episodes in this full article here.Cover image via DaVinci Resolve.For more DaVinci Resolve and video editing tips, tricks, and resources, check out some of these articles below.Color Grading Tips: The Ins and Outs of Correcting for a Pink SkyHow to Use the Shared Node Feature in DaVinci ResolveColor Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveYour Guide to Working with Project Files in DaVinci ResolveQuick Tip: How to Use Optimized Media in DaVinci Resolvelast_img read more

How to Get Better At Asking

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Selling well requires that you ask for–and gain–commitments. We move from one commitment to the next commitment, from target to close. If you’re going to gain those commitments, you’re going to have to ask for them. Here’s how to get better at asking.Tie Your Ask to Future Value CreationOne way to improve your ability to gain a commitment is to focus on the future value you’re going to create. What will the client get out of allowing you to have the commitment you ask for? If you ask for access to their decision influencers, how will that benefit them? If you ask for access information, how will giving you that information help them?By justifying your ask, you make it easier for your dream client to give you the commitment you need.As a side note, if it’s early in the sales process the best way to create value is to give them information and ideas they can use whether they choose you or one of your competitors. This makes it easy to say yes. If it’s late in the sales process you show how only you can create the kind of value that you’re describing, differentiating yourself from your competitors in a way that’s compelling to your prospective client.Earn the Commitment Before You AskThe more value you create during each sales interaction, the more you earn the right to ask for the commitment you need. If it’s early in the sales process and you help your dream client with ideas that benefit them, you make it easier to gain a commitment to move forward.But the opposite of this is also true. The less valuable you are during each sales interaction, the more difficult it is for you to ask for again the commitments that you need. You haven’t earned them.It’s easy to ask for and obtain the commitments that you have earned. It’s much more difficult when you haven’t earned the right to ask. Do the work to deserve the commitment you’re asking for.Practice AskingYou get a lot better asking if you practice. The more you practice asking, the more comfortable you are with the words coming out your mouth, the easier it is for you to ask. Most salespeople won’t do this. They’re too shy. They’re too embarrassed. They don’t think they need to practice. But the rewards are high for those brave souls who will rehearse the words and practice the language.You might practice with a group of your peers. If you’ve got a really “game” group, you’ll be brave enough to critique each other and offer suggestions. You also get the opportunity to listen to the language that other salespeople use, and you can steal some of it to use in your own sales interactions.If you want to get better at anything faster, practice. If you don’t have enough opportunities to practice in real sales interactions, rehearsing with your peers is a great substitute.Remember, You’re In SalesDon’t worry about being salesy. Guess what? You’re in sales. Your dream client already knows you’re a salesperson. They knew that when you called and asked for the appointment.Instead of worrying about being “salesy,” worry instead about the points above. If you tie your ask to future value creation, if you create value during every sales interaction, and if you’re well rehearsed and comfortable with the language, you can ask directly very comfortably with no problem.You’re in sales. And selling is a game of commitment gaining. Get comfortable asking for the commitments you need.QuestionsHave you earned the commitments that you ask for?How do you create value during every sales interaction?Do you have good language choices that allow you to tie the value that you create on one sales interaction to the value you create by being allowed to have the commitment that you need?Do you rehearse your language choices? What would it sound like if you did?last_img read more

The Changing World of Sales and LinkedIn for Sales Success with Jill Konrath – Episode 9

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:24 — 11.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWhen Anthony first entered the sales field one of the most generous and helpful people he met was Jill Konrath. She was incredibly patient as he asked his thousand questions and she responded with very helpful answers. Anthony has invited Jill onto the show to discuss the changing climate in sales, the things that sales leaders today are doing to succeed that are different than what they did years ago, and to take a deep dive into her study on how top sales earners are using LinkedIn to foster relationships and gain real world sales. It’s a great conversation, so be sure to listen.What the top sellers on LinkedIn are doing and how you can apply their practices, on this episodeClick To TweetThe sales climate has changed. What can salespeople do to succeed in this “new world?”Over and over Jill Konrath works alongside sales teams where the training that is being implemented is years behind where the actual consumer attitudes and responses are at. Salespeople today, and especially those experienced pros who are training their teams, are using outdated techniques that simply don’t work. It’s a recipe for sales failure that nobody wants to see happen in their organization. On this episode Jill shares the kinds of things that need to change if sales leaders are going to continue to be leaders in the modern era and gives her advice for how sales teams can work together to reach higher levels of success.How important is social media for today’s salesperson?Many sales pros don’t get social media. They feel that it’s a waste of time to share things on Twitter or Facebook, afterall – who wants to know what they had for lunch? Jill Konrath says that comments like that reveal that these salespeople are missing the point of social media. It’s not about sharing what you had for lunch, it’s letting people get to know you – and in turn, getting to know them on a deeper level. THAT is the stuff successful sales careers are made of and social media makes it easier than ever if you’re willing to take the time to use the tools wisely. Jill shares her insights into social media for sales professionals on this episode.Social is about getting to know people and letting them get to know you ~ Jill KonrathClick To TweetJill Konrath’s deep dive survey of successful LinkedIn sales strategies.One of the most helpful studies to come out in recent years is the study Jill Konrath did where she surveyed sales professionals who have proven to have great success making contacts and closing deals by using LinkedIn. What she’s discovered is so helpful in learning how to think about social platforms and how to use them to find out about potential customers for the sake of building rapport and trust. You can hear some of the most powerful insights from Jill’s survey on this episode and get your own free copy of the report in ebook form, so be sure you listen to this episode.The critical attributes of successful salespeople.When asked what has made her so successful as a leader, trainer, and salesperson, Jill Konrath says it’s her desire to always be better, to always learn and grow and become a better version of herself tomorrow than she is today. She believes that successful salespeople have that same trait – a willingness to stretch outside what is normal, to build a skill set that adapts to the changing climate their clients and customers live and work in. If you want to hear more of what Jill looks for in a successful sales pro, it’s all in this episode of In The Arena.Top sellers are strategic on how they use groups on LinkedIn, on this episode with Jill KonrathClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Why Anthony loves to connect with guests like Jill Konrath. What needs to change for salespeople if they are going to succeed in the changing market. Why sales training these days is not simple or easy. How many sales trainers are teaching their proteges the wrong things. How important is social media for salespeople today? The survey Jill did about LinkedIn and what she discovered. How you can get the ebook on Jill’s website. What are the critical attributes that allow sales professionals to succeed? How does competitiveness figure into sales success?Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.JillKonrath.com1591847257 1591844703 1419515624 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeWe are all victims of our own success ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetHow to use LinkedIn to get customer referrals and build new relationships with prospects, this episodeClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Technology Is No Substitute for Building Better Salespeople

first_imgMistakes are being made. One of the biggest is the substitution of technology for the things that produce real results. This substitution, or more accurately, the replacement of mind sets and skill sets is a factor that is causing sales results to decline—even though the intention is quite the opposite.Some are collapsing mind set and skill set into tool kits, and in doing so, they are reversing John Boyd’s axiom, “People. Ideas. Technology. In that order.” They are putting technology first, believe that technology is the idea, that automation is what is needed. This is to confuse efficiency with effectiveness, preferring things that can be counted over what cannot, what is objective over what is subjective, mostly because it can be quantified.The CRM is not a replacement for the relationships that are supposed to exist between the client and the person who owns that record in the CRM.A list of generated leads is not a substitute for a well-defined list of target accounts, or what I call dream clients, who would perceive what you do as compelling, differentiated value. Nor is it a replacement for knowing the people inside those dream clients and nurturing them.A slide deck put together by marketing to provide insights is not the same as a salesperson with real business acumen and situational knowledge. That slide deck is not going to be a trusted advisor, a title that is only available to those who have both trust and advice, the proof of which is determined only by the client’s experience and opinion of working with that individual.The social tools are not a substitute for prospecting. If anything, they are simply a tool that provides some value above the funnel, especially as it pertains to shaping mindshare if you have the content to do so. It doesn’t replace referrals, nor does it replace the need to call your dream clients to create new opportunities.The web demo is not a substitute for value creation, the catch-all concept for serving the client’s needs, having an excellent sales process, or knowing what commitments your dream client needs to make. The demo may remove the barrier that is physical distance but it does nothing to remove the barriers to change.All of these technologies are important. They all have the potential to create efficiencies. None of them, however, improve effectiveness. If there is a gap in sales performance, you are not likely to find the answer in technology. That gap is a competency issue that lives inside a salesperson or salespeople, and that gap is not going to be addressed without helping the individual or individuals improve what they do and how they do it.last_img read more

Dalit procession attacked in Meerut

first_imgA ‘shobha yatra’, a celebratory procession taken out by the Dalit community to mark B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, was fired upon and attacked by Jats in the Gesupur Shumali village of Meerut on Saturday.During the procession, over a dozen rounds of bullets were fired and the Dalit community was attacked with stones. The ‘shobha yatra’ had to be stopped midway due to stone pelting and firing on the procession. Heavy police was deployed to restore calm in the area, which has a history of Jat-Dalit clashes. Superintendent of Police Ajay Sahdev visited the area along with other police personnel. This comes a day after a statue of B.R. Ambedkar was vandalised and blackened by unknown people, which angered Dalits and led to tension in the area. Members of the Dalit community approached the police and filed a complaint against the dominant Jat community. After this incident, which occurred on Friday, an angry Dalit youth wrote an allegedly abusive post towards the Jat community, which heightened tension in the village further.Part of a trendDalit activists allege that the attack is a part of a trend with an increased number of attacks on Dalits since the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had come to power. Dalit activist and academician in Meerut College Satish Prakash alleged that in Meerut district alone, over two dozen minor and major attacks on Dalits had taken place over the last one month. “In Meerut district alone, over two dozens major and minor attacks happened on either the Dalits or Dalit icons, like the statue of Ambedkar. The party that is trying to appropriate Dalit icons like Ambedkar is supervising and I can safely say, encouraging this trend. The government has failed to prevent or stop the attacks,” Dr. Prakash told The Hindu. “Dalits are being attacked when they try to celebrate and hail their icons like Ambedkar.”last_img read more

China for govt-level talks on BCIM economic corridor

first_imgBeijing would like to upgrade the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar-Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) dialogue from Track I (official diplomacy) to the “intergovernmental level”.The two-day BCIM meet began in Kolkata on Tuesday.The BCIM is a sub-regional group to review economic development of the region while facilitating the construction of a 2,800-km economic corridor from Kunming in south-west China to Kolkata via Mandalay in Myanmar, Imphal (Manipur) and Silchar (Assam) in India, and Dhaka and Jessore in Bangladesh. The idea gained momentum after a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2013.At the beginning of the BCIM-EC Joint Study Group meeting here on Tuesday, the head of the Chinese delegation said Beijing wishes to have a mechanism in place to initiate the process of government-to-government dialogue.“It was decided in the second conference [held in Bangladesh in December 2014] that mechanism modalities of an intergovernmental framework agreement will be worked out on the basis of reports by all BCIM countries,” said Chinese delegation head Wang Xiaotao.He is the Vice-Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, a counterpart of India’s NITI Aayog.Explaining Mr. Wang’s observations, a Chinese delegation member toldThe Hindu, “As per the decision during the Bangladesh conference, the time has come to launch the mechanism of intergovernmental cooperation. The mechanism has two parts —first to discuss and approve reports, and then to launch the discussion to set up the government-to-government arrangement.”Economic integrationThe BCIM meeting on Tuesday was held to review the economic integration process while facilitating the construction of the economic corridor.Though the corridor is planned through Manipur and Assam, officials from the States concerned were surprisingly not present at Tuesday’s plenary session.Head of Indian delegation and former Ambassador Rajeet Mitter said reports of all four countries “have [been] finalised and circulated…[and these reports will] operate as an important reference point for future work”.“Several chapters from reports by the four countries have now been merged in accordance with the last joint study group meeting [held in 2014]. They [the merged chapters] are in a position to enter into a discussion on the draft merged chapters,” Mr. Mitter said.However, China’s suggestion to upgrade the joint study group dialogue to the “intergovernmental” level is easier said than done, as indicated by A. Gitesh Sarma, the Additional Secretary (Administration) and a delegation member of the Union Ministry of External Affairs.“…Even as we explore greater connectivity between BCIM countries, we should be mindful of different domestic circumstances and developmental aspirations in our respective countries. While forging ahead on our respective developmental paths our four countries [are] at present at different levels of developments and this should be an important consideration while we engage in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation,” Mr. Sarma said.The disparity in development, as indicated by some diplomats earlier, between Kunming and north-east India is perhaps the reason why New Delhi is yet to show the flag to the mega-BCIM corridor.last_img read more

What lies behind Nitish Kumar’s flip-flops?

first_imgAs the CBI conducted a raid at RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s 10, Circular Road, an official residence of former chief minister and his wife Rabri Devi, over corruption charges early on Friday morning, CM Nitish Kumar was taking a break in the hillocks of Rajgir, some 100 km from Patna.Mr. Kumar had left Patna abruptly on Thursday. This point sparked much speculation in political circles when the CBI reached Mr. Prasad’s place.Now what will be Mr. Kumar’s next step: will he prefer to carry on the alliance with the RJD to save his government until 2020? Or, would he snap ties mid-way with the ‘tainted’ ally to bolster his image for a possible Prime Ministerial bid in 2019? Only, time will tell.Mr. Kumar’s recent flip-flops have surprised many. At one time he extends his support to the Congress party in the name of Opposition unity, the next moment he backs the BJP-led NDA government’s policies, plans and presidential pick and says he cannot be a pichhalagu (camp follower).Blowing hot and coldOne day he is seen to be cold to his ruling alliance partner while, soon after, he declares that the alliance is united.He often says he is not in the race for the Prime Minister’s post in 2019 but, a year back he had said, “if a person is destined to become Prime Minister, he would become the PM one day.”Unlike his alliance partners, he commands not more than 4% of his caste vote bank in Bihar but in the last 2015 Assembly election his JD(U) got 16.8% vote share with 71 seats out of a total of 243. His party came second in seat numbers after RJD (80) but, he became the chief minister for the third time. He has allied with almost all mainstream political parties taking their inside or outside support just to remain in power.Aiming highBut, why has he been blowing hot and cold with both his ruling alliance partners: RJD and Congress? Why does he take a step towards BJP one moment and take two steps back the next? Is he trying to keep everyone in the loop while exploring possibilities for that “something big” in 2019? Many believe, yes.last_img read more

Lucknow Metro drive against tobacco

first_imgIn the City of Nawabs, security officials deployed at the Lucknow Metro stations are on a task to sniff out tobacco from commuters and have weeded out over 20 kg of tobacco products in the first two days of its launch.Metro passengers in the city have been trying various tricks to smuggle tobacco and related products inside coaches. “Habitual users are not ready to give up and try to smuggle in pan masala and other products in their pockets, socks and belts,” a security personnel deployed at the Charbagh Metro Station said. “During frisking, Metro officials were able to seize approximately 20 kg of tobacco and other related items from commuters,” LMRC MD Kumar Keshav said.The confiscated items will be handed over to the municipal corporation for disposal.“The Lucknow Metro is a green and environment friendly public transport and it is our duty to keep it clean. The efforts of the LMRC and the public will definitely help in keeping metro a clean public transport,” the MD said.The excuse many of those caught offered was that they were not aware that tobacco products were not allowed inside the metro. “Three out of every five commuters were carrying a tobacco product. It is a difficult task to check all of them. But we are on our toes and committed to keeping the metro clean,” a security member said.The 8.5-km-long ‘Priority Corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, which is part of the Phase 1 of the project, operates from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.Over 32,000 passengers had boarded Lucknow Metro on the first day of the commercial run on September 6. The number came down to over 28,000 on the second day.The LMRC has set a target to complete the entire 23-km track from Amausi to Munshipulia by March 2019. This includes a 3.5-km underground track between Hussainganj and Hazratganj.last_img read more