Videographers encouraged to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism & Legal Affairs, Mrs. Claudia Bellot. Photo credit: GIS NewsPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs Mrs Claudia Bellot has challenged participants of the 2nd Film Editing Workshop to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions on both a community and national level.Over twenty five videographers were yesterday awarded participating certificates at a closing ceremony of the 2nd Audio and Film Editing Workshop organized by the Dominica Film Office in association with the Discover Dominica Authority. “We really look forward to the results of this workshop from the point of view of the Ministry of Tourism…. I want to challenge the participants who were exposed to the various skills that were portrayed at this workshop to begin utilizing their skills to showcase our unique offering of natural and eco attractions in tourism both at the community level and at national level,” Mrs Bellot said.She further impressed upon the participants the need to record and promote the spectacular scenery, landscapes and natural beauty unique to our island, now that they have sharpened their skills.“You can now record all of the spectacular scenery and landscapes of Dominica as you hike along the Waitukubuli National Trail and you can certainly show Dominicans and our visitors alike the natural beauty which abounds in Dominica.”Mrs Bellot also noted that developing Dominica as a location for filming will stimulate the growth of that industry as well as lead to the diversification of our economy.“There is no doubt in our minds at the Ministry of Tourism that developing Dominica as a location for film, for fashion shoots, for advertisement shoots, etcetera has very great potential and it is the skills of persons such as yourselves which will stimulate the growth of this industry. We therefore encourage you to pursue your vision and our vision of furthering the development of the audio visual sector for the benefit of all of us and eventually for the diversification of our economy,” she said.The two week workshop geared at upgrading the skills of videographers in Dominica was facilitated by Cuban Film Editor and Film-maker Mr Oriel Rodriguez, a teacher at the International Film and Television School in Havana, Cuba.Film Commissioner Mrs. Anita Bully. Photo credit: GIS NewsFilm Commissioner Mrs Anita Bully while addressing the closing ceremony last night described the Dominica Film Offices’ mandate as promoting Dominica as a prime location for films, documentaries, fashion shoots and television programs as well as to develop a local film industry hence the purpose of the workshop.“The Dominica Film Office which was founded in 2005 has two major mandates; the first is to promote Dominica as a prime location for feature films, for eco and cultural related documentaries, for television programs and various other photography related projects such as fashion photo shoots and lifestyle magazine spreads….The second and equally important mandate of the Film Office is to encourage and develop a local film industry. As you know Dominicans air waves are being bombarded by foreign material that promotes foreign values and attitudes,” she said.Mrs Bully also highlighted taken steps to ensure that our air waves are not only bombarded with foreign content but also local film productions.“The Film Office thinks it is extremely important to change this and as a result has begun doing the following; liaising with local producers and film makers and encourage them to come together and form an association, to produce local films and television programs, and at the same time keeping them informed of training opportunities available, funding opportunities that are available, upcoming festivals and call for entries and other industry related information or activities,” Mrs Bully said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Videographers encouraged to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions by: – September 17, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Former USC football players begin NFL careers

first_imgChuma Edoga was a full-time starter for two years at USC and appeared in 34 games throughout his college career. Now a Jet, he will reunite with former USC quarterback Sam Darnold in New York. This preseason, Edoga has seen increased action with Darnold and the starting unit due to an injury to starting right tackle Brandon Shell. Edoga’s chemistry with Darnold should help him learn the Jets’ blocking schemes quickly and allow him to communicate effectively throughout his rookie year. Edoga is projected to be a backup offensive tackle and has a chance to see the field this year if the Jets’ offensive line should suffer any injuries. However, he will need to improve his pass protection before becoming a full-time starter in the NFL.  Throughout its history, the Trojans’ storied football program has sent more players to the NFL than all but one other school in the nation. This year, USC has continued to establish itself as a breeding ground for NFL-bound talent, as four Trojans were drafted into the league and one signed as an undrafted free agent. OT Chuma Edoga The leading tackler for USC’s defense in 2018, Cameron Smith was drafted by the Vikings in the fifth round, joining star linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks in Minnesota. Smith is a high-IQ player adept at diagnosing offensive calls and seeking out the ball carrier. His highest tackle total for USC (112) came in 2017, when he played in all 14 games. In his three other seasons as a Trojan, he averaged just over 80 tackles a season. Smith is still battling to make the Vikings’ 53-man roster this year, and it wouldn’t be a shock if he does, but he is unlikely to see significant game action this season.  Round 3, Pick 92 Overall  LB Porter Gustin Former USC cornerback Iman Marshall, who was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens, makes a tackle against Washington State last season. (Tal Volk/Daily Trojan) CB Iman Marshall At USC, Marvell Tell III proved to be a playmaking free safety whose speed could help him make an impact at any level. In his junior year, Tell made 85 tackles and had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Indianapolis drafted Tell intending to use him as a safety, but teams were wary about taking him due to his smaller stature, believing him unable to be a consistent tackler. Tell earned a spot in Pro Football Focus’ “Team of the Week” after allowing no receptions on two targets and breaking up one pass in the Colts’ preseason opener. He will continue to be a promising prospect that Indianapolis will hope to develop into a contributing corner in the near future. Iman Marshall was a four-year starter at the cornerback position for USC. As a Trojan, the 6-foot-1 207-pounder was known as a big hitter and never shied away from contact with smaller Pac-12 receivers. In the NFL, he may struggle guarding faster, more disciplined wideouts one-on-one. The Ravens have considered transitioning him to safety, where his physical style and experience as a cornerback should certainly benefit him. Marshall is not projected to have a starting role in Week 1 but will be on the team’s radar throughout the year. Marshall has been sidelined due to injury.  Indianapolis Colts New York Jetscenter_img Minnesota Vikings LB Cameron Smith  CB Marvell Tell III  Round 5, Pick 162 Overall  Round 6, Pick 144 Overall  Undrafted Free Agent Round 4, Pick 127 Overall Baltimore Ravens  New Orleans Saints At USC, Gustin was a dominant outside linebacker with a knack for getting to the quarterback. However, his injury history and a positive test for Adderall (considered a performance-enhancing drug) at the 2019 NFL combine caused his once-promising draft stock to plummet, and Gustin was not selected. The Saints picked him up hoping to convert him from outside linebacker to defensive lineman. Gustin played defensive end in 2016 for the Trojans and picked up 68 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and four deflected passes. He may have to bulk up for the position change; while his 6’4” stature is average for NFL defensive ends, his weight of 260 lbs would put him at a disadvantage against massive offensive linemen. Gustin has seen valuable action throughout the preseason and tallied a sack and tackle in the Saints’ matchup against the Jets. Gustin is unlikely to see much regular season game action this year.last_img read more