Phish Releases SPAC ’95 To The Official LivePhish Archive

first_imgThis morning, Phish released a new show to their expansive official archive on LivePhish.com. From June 26, 1995, the show is a recording from the second time they headlined Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Phish’s SPAC performance fell squarely in the middle of ’95 summer tour, and a day before their first live album, the two-disc A Live One, was released to the public. As mentioned in a description of the release, “SPAC ’95 highlights included Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, summer’s only The Sloth, and a spacious Possum from a hot set I, as well as a nearly non-stop set II that combined the mind-blowing Down With Disease > Free (the 1st such pairing) with a spectacular Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself and Strange Design > Run Like An Antelope. This was a thriller of a show – demented, psychedelic, Summer Space Camp Phish at its best.” You can check the show out for yourself on the LivePhish website here, and check out the setlist from the night below.Setlist: Phish | Saratoga Performing Arts Center | Saratoga Springs, NY | 6/26/1995Set One: My Friend, My Friend, Don’t You Want To Go?, Bathtub Gin, NICU > The Sloth, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, It’s Ice > Dog Faced Boy > Tela >PossumSet Two: Down with Disease [1] -> Free > Poor Heart > You Enjoy Myself, Strange Design > Run Like an AntelopeEncore: Sleeping Monkey > Rocky Top[1] Unfinishedlast_img read more

​COVID-19 Update: No New Cases Reported Monday In Chautauqua County

first_imgDisinfect frequently touched surfaces often – like TV remotes, phones, computers, door handles, faucets, light switches and toilet handles.Keep a safe distance between you and others in public.  Remember that social distancing is 6 feet, and we have been practicing this for quite a while now; keep it up.  A few steps or two average arm lengths away is all it takes.Wear a covering over your nose and mouth.  This helps you to keep your germs to yourself.Stay or get healthy.  As you know, the coronavirus is worse for people who are older, immunocompromised, or have underlying health problems.  If you are in your best shape, you are better able to fight off coronavirus and other diseases. This also helps to prevent those chronic diseases that ultimately make you more susceptible to infections.Eat healthy foods;Stay or get to an ideal weight;Exercise regularly;Quit smoking or using tobacco;Limit consumption of alcohol;Seek help for alcohol or drug addiction;Manage stress – take time to relax and do something fun. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) As of 4 p.m. Monday Cattaraugus County has not yet provided a daily update.center_img JAMESTOWN – No new cases of the novel Coronavirus were reported by Chautauqua County officials on Monday.According to the county’s COVID-19 case map, there remain four active cases with 31 total, 24 recovered and three deaths.Today, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel discussed a new effort to get business ready to re-open. Wendel, appeared on WNYNewsNow’s daily noon broadcast which can be watched here.Officials say the best way to combat the spread of COVID, and any illness, is to do the following: Practice good hygiene – ALWAYS – this will cut down on disease transmission.Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;Cover your coughs and sneezes – either with your elbow or a tissue; throw the tissue away after use;Keep your hands away from your face.last_img read more

Luis Suarez sends good luck message to Denis Suarez ahead of Arsenal move

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Jan 2019 2:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Suarez has been barely used by Ernesto Valverde and wants to leave Barca (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are believed to be paying a £2million fee for Suarez, and can buy him outright at any point during the loan if he impresses, while Emery has suggested he will be used mainly on the wing.Speaking after Arsenal’s win over Cardiff on Tuesday, the Spanish coach explained: ‘Generally speaking, we need wingers, and if you have a player like Denis, I know him because he played for me at Sevilla. His quality is this.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement The Uruguayan wished his namesake well in a post on Instagram (Picture: Getty)Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has wished teammate Denis Suarez good luck as he prepares to join Arsenal on a six-month loan deal.The two clubs have finally reached an agreement, with Barca allowing the winger to leave on loan despite Arsenal objecting to a compulsory purchase clause, with the 25-year-old instead signing a new contract to preserve his value.Suarez cleared out his locker on Tuesday and said goodbye to his Barca teammates, and he is expected in London on Wednesday to complete his move.ADVERTISEMENTFormer Liverpool striker Luis effectively confirmed the move, posting a picture of the pair hugging on Instagram alongside the caption: ‘Good luck little Galician in this new challenge.’AdvertisementAdvertisementDenis, who comes from Galicia in the northwest region of Spain, has been desperate to leave Camp Nou and secure more first-team football.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe has only made two appearances in La Liga this season under Ernesto Valverde, both off the bench.But a reunion with Unai Emery, under whom he enjoyed a breakout campaign with Sevilla in the 2014-15 season, offers a chance to reignite his career. Luis Suarez sends good luck message to Denis Suarez ahead of Arsenal move Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Blue Jays release shortstop Troy Tulowitzki

first_imgThe Blue Jays have released former All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the team announced Tuesday. Related News His tenure with the Blue Jays has been marred by injuries as he played a total of 238 games in three-plus years with the ballclub.He batted .250 with 36 home runs and 122 RBIs in those games.This move theoretically clears space for Blue Jays top prospect Bo Bichette in Toronto’s lineup. Bichette, 20, is the No. 11 prospect in all of baseball, though he has yet to play above Double-A. MLB hot stove: Phillies sign OF Andrew McCutchen to 3-year dealcenter_img Ross Atkins: “Through many conversations with Troy and his representative Paul Cohen, and with consideration to what is in the best interest of both sides, we made the decision to release Troy today.” #BlueJays— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) December 11, 2018Tulowitzki has two years and $38 million remaining on his contract according to Spotrac. His release, according to Yahoo Sports, which cited unidentified sources, “could be the first in a line of moves for the Blue Jays, who continue to look to deal Russell Martin. … Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez could move, too.”Troy Tulowitzki is working out at Long Beach State and said to be in best health in a long time. This could be first in a line of moves for the Blue Jays, who continue to look to deal Russell Martin, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez could move, too.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2018Tulowitzki was drafted seventh overall by the Rockies in 2005. He made his debut with Colorado in 2006, and was a five-time All-Star for the Rockies before being traded to the Blue Jays in 2015. The Toronto Blue Jays today announce the release of SS Troy Tulowitzki.— Blue Jays PR (@BlueJaysPR) December 11, 2018“Through many conversations with Troy and his representative Paul Cohen, and with consideration to what is in the best interest of both sides, we made the decision to release Troy today,” Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said, via Sportsnet.last_img read more

Heart of Ecuador’s Yasuni, home to uncontacted tribes, opens for oil drilling

first_imgEcuador’s environment ministry has approved the environmental assessment plans to drill for oil in Ishpingo, the last field of the controversial ITT (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) project in Yasuni National Park.Saving Yasuni from oil extraction has long been a priority for conservationists, since former president Rafael Correa launched the ITT initiative in 2007, asking for international donations in return for keeping oil in the ground. The initiative failed in 2013.Ishpingo is the most controversial of the three ITT fields as it overlaps with the Intangible Zone, home to two uncontacted indigenous communities, the Tagaeri and Taromenane; the government claims it will not expand into this area.The Ecuadoran government also signed a new decree that now allows oil platforms to be constructed within the Intangible Zone’s buffer area, which was previously forbidden. QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park sits in a unique position on the equator, between the Andes mountain range and the Amazon rainforest, which has allowed a rich and distinct biodiversity to flourish. The region is surrounded by towering ceibo and mahogany trees, emblematic of the area, as well as hundreds of endemic birds, mammals and amphibians. Traveling down the Yasuni River at the far east of the park, it’s hard to really fathom this diversity that surrounds you, as lush green jungle extends for miles on either side.Yet conservationists are worried. Earlier this year, the Ecuadoran government approved two new controversial plans to drill for oil farther into Yasuni National Park, which will also encroach on the Intangible Zone (known by its Spanish acronym ZITT), a special area within the park created to protect the two uncontacted indigenous nations that live there, the Tagaeri and Taromenane.In April, the Ministry of Environment approved plans to open two platforms of the Ishpingo oil field, the third phase of the controversial Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) project. Ishpingo is the most contentious field in the ITT project as it is the largest and overlaps with the ZITT and its buffer zone, an area 10 kilometers (6 miles) wide that surrounds the ZITT.Then in May, President Lenín Moreno signed a new decree that allows oil platforms to be constructed within the Intangible Zone’s buffer area, which was previously forbidden.Yasuni National Park has long been controversial for being an area rich in biodiversity that also has some of Ecuador’s largest oil reserves, in a country that is highly dependent on oil revenue. Activists say these recent decisions will have major environmental repercussions in a region that was once a beacon of hope for global conservation, and on the two indigenous nations that live in voluntary isolation there.last_img read more

Europe-bred rhinos join South African cousins to repopulate Rwanda park

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Five critically endangered eastern black rhinos have been flown from Europe to Akagera National Park in Rwanda.Eastern black rhino populations across the region are small and isolated, with the risk of inbreeding damaging long-term genetic viability.The rhinos come from the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) breeding program and will add vitally needed fresh genetics into Rwanda’s fledgling population, made up of rhinos bred in South Africa. Five eastern black rhinos translocated from European zoos to Rwanda’s Akagera National Park have successfully completed an initial period of acclimatization and been moved into larger, 1-hectare (2.5-acre) enclosures. They will eventually be released into the wider park, joining a group brought over from South Africa in 2017, the first of these critically endangered species to roam in Rwanda since 2005.Since the 1970s, rhino populations have been decimated by a poaching epidemic driven by demand for rhino horn, with a 96 percent decline in the number of black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) from 70,000 to just 2,410 between 1970 and 1995. The eastern black rhino (D. b. michaeli), originally ranging across East Africa, from southern Sudan to northern Tanzania, is the most endangered of the three black rhino subspecies. There are fewer than 1,000 wild individuals left in small isolated populations scattered across Tanzania and Kenya.In a partnership between the government of Rwanda, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and African Parks, an international NGO, five rhinos from EAZA’s rhino-breeding program completed an arduous 6,000-kilometer (3,700-mile) journey from Europe to their new home in Akagera National Park in Rwanda.This is the second attempt to establish a population of eastern black rhinos. Rhinos were brought into the park in the 1950s from neighboring Tanzania, growing to a population of more than 50 by the 1970s, before being wiped out by poaching. The last confirmed sighting was in 2007.The rhinos were initially confined in a release boma before being released into a wider enclosure to allow easy monitoring whilst they adapt to their new environment and diet. Photo: Scott Ramsay“They’ve settled in really well and they’re taking well to the local, native vegetation,” says Jes Gruner, Akagera’s park manager, of the European-bred rhinos. “We’ll soon be taking the first steps releasing them into a small enclosure around the boma.”There is an ex situ population of around 90 eastern black rhinos in private reserves in South Africa, grown from nine individuals imported in the 1950s. Eighteen rhinos from this group in South Africa were translocated to Akagera in 2017.The latest additions from EAZA’s eastern black rhino breeding program will strengthen Rwanda’s fledgling rhino population by diversifying the gene pool.“We’ve got really important genetic stock that’s going to help bolster genetic populations,” says Mark Pilgrim, CEO of Chester Zoo, who coordinates EAZA’s eastern black rhino breeding program.EAZA is a membership organization of more than 400 zoos across Europe and the Middle East. One of the conditions of membership is that species that fall under EAZA’s European Endangered species Program (EEP) are managed in a coordinated breeding program across all institutions.EAZA’s eastern black rhino program began with an original population of around 40 individuals that were brought to Europe in the 1950s and ’60s. Today, EAZA’s carefully managed population of nearly 100 rhinos represents around 10 percent of the entire eastern black rhino population on Earth. Pilgrim says the EAZA population will now be able to provide a few individuals to supplement wild populations every five years.“We’ve got some very sophisticated software now that I can look at and see which rhinos need to move to ensure we are keeping the genetic population healthy,” he says. “It’s basically a big rhino dating game.”However, an underlying assumption of the software is that the founding population were unrelated. EAZA are currently conducting research to find out exactly how genetically diverse their population is. Pilgrim says he believes that given the number of different places rhinos were imported from, it is highly likely that they have genes in the population that no longer exist in Africa — and that could be really important for the future of the eastern black rhino.“The good news is that even with very inbred populations, it doesn’t take too many genetically distinct animals entering the population to make a big difference,” Pilgrim says.There are challenges for zoo-bred rhinos embarking on a life in the wild. Their digestive systems need time to adapt to their new diet; tsetse flies need to be controlled around their boma until they have developed some resistance to trypanosomiasis; and they must learn how to interact with the other inhabitants of their new home — especially the rhino bulls already in residence.“The [release] process will be done slowly and monitoring them the entire time,” Gruner says. “It could be a couple of years before they have access to the wider park.”Claudine Uwihirwe, a member of an anti-poaching unit training in Akegara National Park. Reducing the threat of poaching was essential before rhinos could be reintroduced.Photo: Scott RamsayConditions for successRelocating rhinos is an expensive business. Gruner estimates that the project has cost around $1.5 million over the last two years. Critics of ex situ conservation point out that the programs are often expensive, and the history of reintroductions has produced mixed results.In the case of the eastern black rhino, though, the hope that ex situ conservation in zoos could provide a genetic “ark” from which to replenish wild populations appears to be bearing fruit. Pilgrim says he believes one of the important differences is the reason for the rhinos’ decline.“The majority of species are completely at threat because of habitat destruction,” he says. “Until you can remove the reason they’ve become endangered in the first place, reintroduction makes little sense.”By contrast, rhino numbers have been devastated by poaching, leaving large areas of suitable habitat devoid of rhinos, including the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem that once supported large numbers of black rhinos.“If we can stop poaching and protect them, then there’s plenty of habitat to go back into,” Pilgrim says. “Being a herbivore and having very few natural predators as adults, if any, that gives [reintroduced rhinos] a great chance.”Controlling poaching has been a major focus for African Parks since it assumed management of Akagera National Park in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board in 2010.“Poaching will always be a concern everywhere,” Gruner says. “However, we have hugely reduced bush meat poaching in Akagera over the last decade and put measures in place to ensure the protection of the rhinos.”The existing population of rhinos imported from South Africa have adapted well and are now starting to reproduce. With the vital injection of fresh genetics from the EAZA breeding program, the future looks bright for the rhinos of Akagera National Park.CORRECTION: This story originally stated that the eastern black rhino was not originally native to Rwanda. In fact D. b. michaeli’s historic range did include Rwanda.Banner image: Jasiri was captive bred in Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic as part of EAZA’s successful eastern black rhino breeding program. Photo: Dvur KraloveFEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Animals, Anti-poaching, Biodiversity, Conservation, Dry Forests, Ecotourism, Endangered Species, Environment, Grasslands, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Mammals, Megafauna, Parks, Poaching, Rhinos, Savannas, Wildlife center_img Article published by terna gyuselast_img read more

Gunners shoot down United

first_imgLONDON (AP):Alexis Sanchez’s superb first-half double helped give Arsenal a 3-0 win over Manchester United yesterday in a dominant display that propelled the London club into second place in the Premier League.Arsenal decided the game in the opening 20 minutes after a furious start at the Emirates. Sanchez’s sublime backheel-flick at the near post opened the scoring in the sixth minute, and Mesut Ozil doubled the lead a minute later when he coolly curled the ball home after being set up by Theo Walcott.Sanchez’s second was a fierce shot from the edge of the area in the 20th after a quick Arsenal passing move. It was Sanchez’s fifth goal in two league matches after his hat-trick against Leicester last week.”That 25-minute period, no one could have dealt with us,” said striker Theo Walcott, who set up Ozil’s goal and was a constant threat with his pace up front. “That sends a message to the Premier League that we’re here to be reckoned with.”GUNNERS IN SECONDPLACEThe Gunners leapfrogged United into second place with 16 points, two behind leading Manchester City. United are just behind Arsenal on goal difference.United entered the weekend as the league leaders but couldn’t cope with Arsenal’s quick passing and high tempo as the Gunners looked like a completely different team to the one that lost 3-2 to Olympiakos at home in the Champions League in midweek.”We were good because we decided to start strong, to press high,” Arsenal manager ArsÈne Wenger said. “When we do that, we can score goals. We know that.”All three goals came after well-worked passing moves. For the first one, Ozil received a pass near the byline and cut the ball back to Sanchez, who, with his back to goal, flicked it inside the near post. Less than a minute later, Ozil set Walcott free on a run down the left. Walcott drew the attention of four defenders in the box before passing back to the unmarked Ozil, who curled in with his left foot.The third came after Aaron Ramsey combined with Walcott to feed Sanchez, who ran across the edge of the area and cut on to his right foot before firing into the far-right corner.”When you start a game like that, you can never win a game,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. “We lost every duel, every second ball. … And they can play. They’re a fantastic team!”Ramsey missed a chance to net a fourth before Petr Cech had to make his first real save just before half-time. Anthony Martial spun around Per Mertesacker inside the area and fired low, forcing Cech into a first-class save with his left foot.Van Gaal made a double substitution at half-time, bringing on Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia for the ineffective Matteo Darmian, who struggled at right back against Sanchez’s pace, and Memphis Depay.”When you give a team such as Arsenal so much space to play, you know you will lose,” Van Gaal said.Van Gaal said United lacked aggression at the start and that he was “amazed and disappointed” at his team’s approach to the match in the first half.last_img read more

Fresh hope for reopening of Glenties playground after funding secured

first_imgThere are fresh hopes for the reopening of Glenties community playground after it was announced today that funding has been secured for repair works.The playground was locked to the public last month after the committee said they could no longer fund the insurance and upkeep of the space.The playground was originally constructed through local funding, Leader and Lottery grants, which meant that the local authority was not in a position to cover the insurance costs. Recent interventions have sparked fresh hope that Donegal County Council can take over the responsibility of the playground so it can be enjoyed by families again. Glenties Community Playground. Photo: Sue Barrington PhotographyDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher and local County Councillor Anthony Molloy confirmed today that funding has been secured to carry out the necessary repairs at the playground. A notice of motion to takeover the playground will be submitted to Donegal County Council “at the earliest opportunity”, they said.In a joint statement, Pat the Cope and Cllr Molloy said: “The playground was originally funded through Leader, Lottery and by local contributions, and since its opening the running costs have been the responsibility of the local committee, who have carried out trojan work over the years. We wish to compliment the commitment of the local voluntary group who continue to look after the playground.“We would be hopeful that once the repairs are completed and the playground brought up to a high standard, that the Council will then be in a position to take over the responsibility. “Both of us would like to publicly acknowledge the co-operation of the Playground Committee, Glenties Community Development Group and the benefactor for funding the repairs. We will both maintain the pressure so that the repairs are completed and that Donegal County Council can secure the long term viability of the playground.”  Fresh hope for reopening of Glenties playground after funding secured was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Low-Budget Solutions for Shooting Nighttime Car Scenes

first_imgKnow of any other quick and easy ways to shoot a nighttime interior scene? Let us know in the comments below! Avoid production hassles — and save some time and money — with these techniques for shooting nighttime car scenes.Top image via Janus FilmsShooting nighttime car scenes can be tricky when working with a micro-budget. Fortunately, there are a few key techniques that can help you pull it off without even having to leave the garage.Blood Simplify ItOn the audio commentary for their first feature, Blood Simple, the Coen Brothers explained how the low-budget reality of the project forced them to get creative with their shots. They detailed a certain burial scene where the leg in the shot belonged to Joel Coen, who was burying the dirt-covered Ethan. For dialogue between the two characters that takes place while driving a car at night, they had to make due with shooting in their garage.A possible solution would be to keep your depth of field shallow — keep focus on the actors while having the background (out the front window) out of focus. By doing this, it allows you to keep a level of vagueness to whats really going on behind-the-scenes.Those headlights are two inkies on a dolly that the grip is dollying past them inside the garage and then they would turn the light off and they would dolly back to the beginning and then they would do it again and again. – Barry Sonnenfeld, DP of Blood Simple.To further blur out the unwanted backdrop of your garage or driveway, you can mask it by having a friend point a hose towards the windshield to create “rain.” For Blood Simple, a grip laid down on top of the car, pointing a hose down at the windshield, simulating rain. I know this might seem like scraping the bottom of the barrel but if the shot is tight and the angle of view doesn’t move much, this will give you the intended effect.Using Green ScreenFilm Riot’s got a helpful tutorial on both day and nighttime shooting for your car scene. Both extremely helpful and practical cheap ways a “shreditor” like yourself can get the job done.Purchasing some cheap individual accent lights from Home Depot and placing them inside the car will eliminate the need to set up a complicated lighting rig around the exterior (a rig that might actually show reflections). They also explain the importance of having a grip or production assistant sitting in the back of the car, moving one of the small lights up and down on the actor’s side to give the appearance of streetlights passing by.For other tips and tricks for shooting car scenes, check out:How To Shoot a Car Conversation SceneCar Crashes and Comedy: Actionable Tips from The Nice GuysThe Basic Fundamentals of Lighting a Green Screenlast_img read more