NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, a ‘real star’

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn’t provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager’s daughter tweeted that she was “just sick” over the news.Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-old wife, Erin, died Wednesday after a long battle with a respiratory problem.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors star Stephen Curry tweeted that he is “lifting up prayers” for the coach and his family.Ginobili had to contain tears at the shootaround.“We all know the type of guy Pop is,” he said. “Not many people know the type of gal that Erin was. It’s painful and having to go through this is always tough. There is never a good time.“We want to be next to Pop, we want to support him, but we’ve got to go out there and compete today. But, for sure, we are toiling. It’s not an easy day to be here.”After Popovich ran practice Wednesday, Ginobili and Parker spent time with the coach that evening.“She was a great lady,” Parker said. “I always thought of them like a dad and a mom, everybody knows that. He was always very private, but I had an opportunity to see him in a different way.”Kacy Sager was heartsick because of the bond her late father shared with the coach. When the longtime broadcaster returned to his TNT job in 2015 after treatment for leukemia that ultimately took his life, Popovich granted an interview if for no other reason than to welcome Sager back.“Pop went out of his way to make sure our family knew we had his support when my father passed. … I hope the Popovich family are also able to find strength in all of the love this community has to give,” Sager said on Twitter.James was visibly upset by the “devastating news” after Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Pacers series.“The NBA family, we all stick together,” James told TNT. “I know we compete every night. But something like this happens, it puts everything in perspective.” Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident PH U18 handball team makes IHF Trophy Finals ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Spurs asked the media to respect the family’s privacy. General manager RC Buford said at Thursday’s shootaround he spoke to Popovich, who is “overwhelmed by the support” but “wants our focus to be about the game today.”“Erin and Gregg were best friends who were together for 40 years, and Erin’s impact and influence on our organization, on our families, on our players and their families will be felt for years to come,” Buford said.Popovich has been a mentor to countless players and coaches, never afraid to speak out on social issues or rebuff a wayward question from a reporter. His humor is sharp, and just the other day he was the one in the film room who shouted “Go Warriors!”Warriors coach Steve Kerr is one of those mentored by Popovich, and he knows the family well, having played for the Spurs in the late 1990s before being traded by Popovich.“Erin was sort of the balance that Pop needed,” Kerr said with a laugh. “She was part of the family, but she’s dealt with a lot over the last few years health-wise and has been very courageous.”ADVERTISEMENT Popovich has coached San Antonio since 1996, leading the Spurs to five NBA titles. He also is the U.S. Olympic team coach.James calls him a “mastermind of the game” and has said he’d consider playing for the U.S. under Popovich at the 2020 Tokyo Games after skipping the Rio Olympics.Other NBA greats expressed their grief on Twitter — Bill Russell, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant among them. Steve Nash wrote: “Knowing Pop, it’s fair to assume Erin Popovich was an absolute legend.”Popovich met his wife at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s when he was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Erin’s father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force’s head athletic trainer.Former Spurs assistant and current Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said he’s known Erin a long time.“Their family has been incredibly kind to my family,” he said. “And she was a star, like a real star. A very strong woman, and somebody that will be missed.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Spurs star Manu Ginobili says the team is “devastated, we are all hurting.” But the players will “go out there and compete” and respect Popovich’s philosophy of playing with “fire” and “determination.”Added San Antonio’s Tony Parker: “It puts everything in perspective. It’s way bigger than basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the first round, with Game 3 in San Antonio on Thursday night. The 69-year-old coach ran practice Wednesday but will not be on the sideline for the game. Assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.Clinton reached out on Twitter to the coach and his daughters: “I join the NBA family and countless fans across the country who are thinking of you, Jill, and Micky tonight as you mourn the loss of your Erin.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Central Govt bails out City Hall again

first_img…pays Purans, Cevons $100MCentral Government has once again bailed out City Hall of their mountainous debts by offering $100 million to its main solid waste collectors – Puran Brothers Disposal and Cevons Waste Management – who have been owed for over six months for services provided.The solid waste collectors are providing limited collection servicesSpeaking with Guyana Times on Friday, Business Development Supervisor of Cevons Waste Management, Morris Archer related that the Communities Ministry paid $100 million, which was divided between the two companies.“We got paid by the Ministry. We got $50 million. There is still a balance for us for which the Mayor and City Council was supposed to get in contact with us about. The Ministry released $100 million and they divided the money equally between Cevons and Puran Brothers,” Archer said.He noted that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) would have engaged both companies on providing limited services within the capital city and its environs. Out of the ten lots, each contractor was providing services for two. However, this is a temporary arrangement to assist the smaller contractors and does not interfere with their existing contract with the local organ body.On November 25, 2018, the collectors withdrew their services after months of operating without payments. Immediately after the withdrawal, services were provided by five agencies namely: Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.“For the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, we were doing five groups each before pulling our services. For collection services, it’s divided into 10 groups. We were doing five and Purans were doing the other five. To assist the Council, they asked us to do two groups. We’re doing two groups and Puran is doing two also. The small contractors are doing the other groups, but this is a separate arrangement from our existing contract.”The deadlock between the Council and contractors had many implications on the collection process within the capital city as residential and commercial areas were piled high with garbage just a few days after this decision was taken.Additionally, communities within the outskirts of the city were neglected according to concerned citizens who had to wait almost two weeks before their bins were emptied.Meanwhile, vendors at Bourda also complained about a slow collection process, as they are forced to wait long intervals before the garbage is removed from their surroundings.As such, both solid waste collectors met with Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan and officials of the M&CC, where it was promised that payment would be made and therefore, putting an end to the unending saga between collectors and the cash-strapped Council. Over the years Government have had to bail out cash strapped City Hall on several occasions.last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL AND RESULTS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS

first_imgSecondary Schools Invitation Cross Country @ Finn Valley A.C Results1st Year Girls1st Karen Gallagher Mulroy College 2nd Danielle Jensen St. Columbas3rd Ann Mc Ginley Scoil Mhuire Buncrana4th Laura Mc Daid Scoil Mhuire Buncrana5th Megan Ryan Mulroy College 6th Amy Laverty St. Columbas7th Beth O’Leary Foyle College8th Aoife Doohan P.C.C. Falcarragh9th Aine Wilkinson St. Columbas10th Claudia Gallen St. Columbas 11th Riónach Giles Loreto Milford12th Eve Faulkner Moville Community CollegeTeams1st St. Columbas 2nd Scoil Mhuire Buncrana3rd Mulroy College1st Year Boys1st Johnny Mc Groddy Loreto Milford2nd Barney Corcoran Dean McGuirc3rd Gary Mc Cormick St. Columbs Derry4th David Carey Scoil Mhuire Buncrana5th Shane Mc Monagle Scoil Muhire Buncrana6th Odhran Mc Laughlin St Columbs Derry7th Matthew Costello St. Columbs Derry8th John Reid St Columbas Stranorlar9th Patrick Duin Dean McGuirc10th Dan Haigney Christian Brothers Omagh11th Eoin Mc Gonigle Mulroy College12th Dylan Crossan St Columbas StranorlarTeams1st St Columb’s Derry2nd Scoil Mhuire buncrana3rd Dean McGuirc2nd Year Girls1st Aoife Morris Ballysodare2nd Aoife Mc Grath Loreto Omagh3rd Laura Crossan Loreto Letterkenny4th Sinead Gallagher St Columbas Stranorlar5th Sinead Browne St. Columbas Stranorlar6th Jessica Gallagher Colaiste Ailigh7th Anne Elliiott Scoil Mhuire Buncrana8th Zoe Kelly St Columbas Stranorlar9th Zoe Campbell Ballinamore10th Kira Donnelly Dean McGuirc11th Aishling Farren Colaiste Ailigh12th Molly Dunlop Scoil Mhuire BuncranaTeams1st St. Columbas2nd Dean McGuirc Carrickmore3rd Scoil Mhuire Buncrana2nd Year Boys1st Aiden Connolly Mulroy College2nd Luke Walsh Summerhill3rd Garbhan Mc Kenna Sacred Heart Omagh4th Ronan Frain St. Eunans5th Adam Mc Crudden Crana College6th Ethan Harkin PSG Falcarragh7th Brendan Barr St. Eunans8th Ryan McFadden St Eunans9th Roger O’Connor St Columbas Stranorlar10th Michael Doherty Scoil Mhuire Buncrana11th Michael Kerins Summerhill12th Jordan Devenney Royal & PriorTeams1st St. Eunans2nd Summerhill3rd Mulroy3rd Year Girls1st Shannen Craig Royal & Prior2nd Aishleen Mc Guinnes Moville Community College3rd Caraigh Mc Guinnes Moville Community College4th Orla Harkin P.C.C. Falcarragh5th Morgan Ownes Sacred Heart Omagh6th Caoimhe Walsh Mulroy7th Altan Murphy Colaiste Ailigh8th Meaghbh Mc Brid P.S. Gweedore9th Ciara Harkin Moville Community College10th Zoe Green Mul;roy11th Megan Skinneder Loreto Letterkenny12th Shannon Mc Laughlin Colaiste AilighTeams1st Moville2nd P.C.C. Falcarragh3rd Mulroy College3rd Year Boys1st Aaron Mc Glynn Cú Uladh Ballinamore2nd Brian Mc Namee Deele College3rd Michael Mc Grory St. Eunans4th Matthew Johnston Loreto Milford5th Odhran Rodgers P.S.G. Falcarragh6th Eoghan Bradley Mulroy College7th Kevin Logue Mulroy College8th Pat Loughrey Scoil Mhuire Buncrana9th Kyle MC Daid Crana10th Eoin Kelly Loreto Milford11th Conor Farrell St. Eunans12th PJ Doogan P.C.C. FalcarraghTeams1st Mulroy2nd St. Eunans3rd CranaSenior Year Girls1st Karen Gallagher Royal & Prior2nd Mary T Doherty Crana3rd Arlen Crossan Loreto Letterkenny4th Ailbhe O’Donnell P.S.G.5th Cathy Ward Ballinamore6th Alison Higgins Colaiste Ailigh7th Laura Mc Munn Ballasadare8th Amy Mc Nulty G.Cu.Uladh.9th Orla Friel G.Cu.Uladh.10th Lauren Taylor Deele11th Elóise Carlin St. Columbas12th Kissandra Mc Gee P.S.G.Teams1st G.Cu.Uladh.2nd P.S.G.3rd St. ColumbasSenior Years Boys1st Óisin Gallen Finn Valley College2nd Jack Mc Bride St. Columbas3rd Stephen Mc Crossan Royal & Prior4th Donal Farren St. Eunans5th Stephen Mitchell Loreto Milford6th Enda Mc Bride St. Eunans7th Alan Mc Ginley Royal & Prior8th Odhrán Rafferty Omagh C.B.S.9th Johnathan Carlin St. Columbas10th Noah Fleming Sligo11th Eoghan Rafferty Loreto Milford12th Rhys Hughes FoyleTeams1st St. Eunans2nd St. Columbas Stranorlar3rd Foyle CollegePICTURE SPECIAL AND RESULTS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY EVENTS was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:athleticsnewssecondary schoolSportlast_img read more

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Esperance win 2018 CAF Champions League

first_img Tags: Caf Champions league 2018 Esperance have now won the Champions League on three occasions (Photo by Agency)Saad Bguir was the unlikely two-goal star as Esperance of Tunisia defeated Egyptian side Al Ahly 3-0 to win a third CAF Champions League title.The 24-year-old midfielder, a reserve for most of the campaign, only started in the second leg of the final because of Franck Kom’s suspension.Anice Badri completed the scoring to give Esperance a 4-3 aggregate victory.They had lost the first leg 3-1, with Ahly converting two controversial penalties.A dominant performance by the ‘Blood and Gold’ at the Stade Olympique de Rades ended a 10-match winless run against Ahly in CAF competitions that stretched back to July 2011.Al Ahly’s first leg victory included two penalties that were confirmed with the use of Video Assistant Referee technology.The Esperance fans were not only angry at both penalties but also with Ahly’s Moroccan striker Walid Azaro who was caught ripping his own shirt by TV cameras.That incident led to Azaro being banned for both the second leg in Tunis and a further continental match in the future.Esperance, champions in 1994 and 2011, will now take part in December’s Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.Comments last_img read more

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Documentary on 49ers legend Ronnie Lott set to debut Friday night

first_imgHere’s a hard-hitting documentary if there ever was one: NFL Network will air a new episode of “A Football Life” on Friday night, focusing on tough-nosed Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott.The onetime tenacious defensive back for the 49ers and Raiders will be feted at 7 p.m. PT during the latest one-hour show of the Emmy-nominate series.In typical unassuming fashion, Lott discussed how he contributed to a 49ers rebirth, which led to four Super Bowl title while he was in San Francisco.“I brought an …last_img

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One last goose egg: Raiders offense fell apart in final half at Coliseum

first_imgThe nachos splattered behind the quarterback, but a chorus of boos followed him. Carr saw the kids he’s come to know … Click here if you’re unable to view the video or photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — Cheese spread and chips smeared across the black grassed end zone.A handful of fans chucked their Coliseum snacks in a fit of frustration as Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made his way — ensconced by a bubble of security and media — to the Black Hole. One last time.last_img

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We accept with humility: Mandela

first_img17 May 2004It was twenty-one minutes past noon in Switzerland when the envelope was opened, its contents withdrawn and Fifa President Sepp Blatter’s long-awaited words, barely audible above the noise, were spoken.At 12:21 on 15 May 2004, history had been made: it was the time of Africa and South Africa to stage the world’s greatest sporting festival.“I am delighted that an African association has earned the right to host the Fifa World Cup”, said the head of world football’s governing body as the South African bidding delegation embraced before a press conference at the World Trade Center in Zurich.Meanwhile elated journalists, many sporting workman’s helmets, blew “vuvuzela” plastic horns and sang the traditional African “Shosholoza” anthem in the packed auditorium.The South African team, including former president Nelson Mandela, bid chairman Irvin Khoza and chief executive Danny Jordaan, were invited onto the stage to answer questions.With 14 votes to Morocco’s 10 and Egypt’s none, South Africa had been chosen as hosts of the 2010 Fifa World Cup from the first round of voting.“Each member of the executive committee was called on by the general secretary to cast his vote by secret ballot. Under these conditions, we can only know the choice of each executive committee member by asking them individually”, Blatter said in reply to a journalist’s question before giving the floor to the winning delegation.“This is for Africa”, said a remarkably controlled Irwin Khoza. “For 44 million South Africans, this is for you. We have the jewel in the crown of sporting events.”‘I feel like a young man of 15’Over recent months, Nelson Mandela had campaigned tirelessly to promote his nation’s bid.Sitting next to Blatter, South Africa’s former president, who spent 27 of his 85 years in prison under the apartheid regime, could not hold back his tears, and they fell freely down his cheeks.“I feel like a young man of 15”, Mandela said to laughter. But, typically, his first thought was for others – the people of Morocco, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. “You must not be discouraged”, Mandela said. “It is no reflection of your efforts. Next time when you compete, you may be luckier.”“South Africans should treat this decision with humility and without arrogance because we are, after all, equal”, Mandela said with a booming voice that sent a shiver down the spine, prompting one Egyptian journalist to stand up and say: “We love you Nelson Mandela”.‘It is wonderful to be an African today’Speaking through experience, Danny Jordaan, who had been involved in South Africa’s one-vote final-round defeat four years ago, also took time to sympathise with his African “brothers”.“The World Cup decision is a big victory for one and a massive defeat for others”, he said. “But let us join hands and move forward to deliver an outstanding world cup – so we don’t have to wait 100 more years to stage another one.“The dream of a nation has come true today”, Jordaan said. “Some South Africans may not have food or a job, but they now have hope. Fifa has said Africa is worthy. It is wonderful to be an African today!”Speaking later, Jordaan said he believed the World Cup would not only be a success, but help unify a nation.“We have talked about this moment for four years. The world cup will help unify our people. If there is one thing on this planet that has the power to bind people together, it is football.“My country is ready to welcome the world”, Jordaan said. “With our colourful dress, songs and dances, I can assure you 2010 will be something the world has never seen before at a World Cup.”Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Aiming for Net Zero Energy in Fog City

first_imgIn San Francisco, where the city’s patchwork of microclimates deliver weather that is almost always moderate, upgrading the energy efficiency performance of a home to net-zero can include any number of strategies.One NZE project in the city that attracted attention over the summer involves the renovation of a Queen Anne Victorian in Noe Valley, a relatively sunny residential neighborhood in the east-central part of town. Barbara Shands, a principal with LSarc, a San Francisco architecture firm working on the remodel, updated GBA with details about improvements that are expected to make the house one of the very first in the city to operate at net zero energy.Plans call for retention of the front façade, the building’s sidewalls (both of which abut the property line), the first 14 ft. 6 in. of original roof framing, and the floor framing. About 1,375 sq. ft. of the original floor space will be kept intact, although next year when the renovation is completed the interior space will total 2,424 sq. ft. Any dismantled framing lumber is expected to be reused where demolition occurs, Shands noted.Leaning on solar energyThe house will be equipped with an 8-kW solar power installation on the roof (the owner has been in the solar power business for about 20 years, according to LSarc). The floors will feature inch-thick Gyp-Crete underlayment with radiant tubing heated by a 2/3-ton electric heat pump and through solar gain at the front of the house, which faces south. The floors at the north end will be finished with wood while those in the front section, where Marvin High-R Tripane wood-frame windows will help fill the façade, will be finished with a thin layer of concrete to maximize the solar gain.The R-19 walls and R-40 roof will be insulated with BioBased spray foam. The renovation also includes a three-story stairwell, topped with skylights that can be opened to create a ventilation stack for the interior. (Although the Bay Area’s inland regions may bake in 90°F heat during the summer, temperatures in San Francisco rarely exceed 80°F, which means very few houses in the city are equipped with air conditioners.)A second heat pump will provide domestic hot water, LSarc says, and LED fixtures and high-efficiency appliances will be installed to lower the total electrical load. The property also will include a graywater reclamation system designed to provide irrigation for a vegetable garden and drought-tolerant landscape.last_img read more

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When Will Yahoo Actually Start Making Money?

first_imgTags:#Tumblr#Yahoo Does anyone, including the folks at Yahoo, have a clue what Yahoo is doing these days? Fresh off a $1.1 billion buy of Tumblr, the company made two separate buys in wildly disparate sectors yesterday, leaving more than a few questions about when Yahoo will get out of shopping mode and start pushing out results.The first acquisition yesterday was Yahoo’s buy of GhostBird Software, which makes iOS photo apps. The terms for the deal are not known, but the integration for GhostBird is tied into Yahoo’s Flickr service, if GhostBird’s homepage announcement is any indication.As photography enthusiasts, we are long-time admirers of Flickr, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our technology and passion for beautiful photos to the Flickr team. There has been so much exciting progress at Yahoo! as they re-imagine their most-loved products for mobile, including the awesome new Flickr apps for iOS and Android.Whatever mojo GhostBird has, Yahoo isn’t going to be sharing – GhostWare’s apps, KitCam and PhotoForge2, are no longer available for download and current users will receive no more upgrades.The second acquisition yesterday is a more off the beaten path, with Yahoo picking up Rondee, a conference calling service, of all things.Like GhostBird, Rondee is also shuttering itself, though it’s giving existing users until August 12 to access their data and switch over to another vendor, InstantConference if they like.On the surface, the Rondee acquisition doesn’t make a lot of sense, though it is quite possible that this was more of an acquit-hire of Rondee’s team than anything else. If that is the case, then perhaps Yahoo will put them to work on Messenger and beef up that service.Yahoo seems to be hoovering up as many companies as it can these days, shutting them down along the way. Growth is a reasonable part of any new direction a company make take, but at some point shareholders of Yahoo have got to start wondering when they are going to see some real results from all of these buys.An overarching theme might be good, too, since right now there is a palpable sense that Yahoo is just throwing things against the wall to see what sticks. Is Yahoo trying to be the next big content company? Is there any room for an enterprise play in the midst of all of this?These are the questions a lot of people would like to have answers to, not the least of whom will be investors in Yahoo. brian proffitt Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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Lighting Tips for Film Noir

first_imgEmphasizing shadows and harsh lighting creates a sense of volume and depth in your films that embodies the film noir style. Check out these great tutorials to create your own film noir look.From This Gun for Hire, 1942Originating out of Europe after WWII, the 1940s and 50s saw the rise and huge success of the film noir genre on the silver screen. The look is still popular today, in such films as Black Swan, Drive and Sin City (each having a neo-noir style). But what exactly is the film noir look?Using low-key lighting as well as emphasizing shadows and harsh lighting, the film noir look captured the dark side of American life: urban crime, mobsters and thieves. To light in a film noir style, there are three basic things to remember:To get hard crisp shadows, use a small intense light. (Fresnels, lekos, reflector spots)Emphasize the difference between high and low-key lighting (lots of fill, high-key lighting)Use at least 500 watt lights to get solid crisp blacks and stark whites (eliminate grays)Filmmaker IQ has a fantastic rundown of Film Noir lighting:Similarly, filmmaker Mark Apsolon has an entertaining and informative lighting for film noir tutorial here:Film Noir Lighting SetupsThere are a number of different lighting setups to achieve your film noir look. Let’s take a look at a few:The venetian blinds setup is a famous and well used trick for many films. To achieve this effect place a 1K (any hard, intense light) through a window with the venetian blinds tilted slightly. This can be a great contrasting effect adding detail to your shot.A foggy background can have add great effect to a silhouetted figure, especially when lit from the back. As the fog illuminates, it also simulates diffusion and casts an eerie glow as seen below from The Big Combo.Shadowy figures are a big part of the film noir look and a well used technique even in modern times. Again, using intense lighting (1 or 2K), set up a series of lights that will be out of frame and slightly behind the actor so that the shadow is projected onto the wall behind.Check out this great resource from FilmmakerIQ with tons of info on film noir lighting. Know of any other great resources? Share yours in the comments below.last_img read more

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