GALLERY: Best in UAAP, NCAA feted in 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Smart backs Batang Gilas bid at Fiba U17 World Cup Robert Bolick (San Beda) – Player of the YearRobert Bolick (San Beda), Ben Mbala (La Salle), CJ Perez (Lyceum) Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo) – Mythical FiveBoyet Fernandez (San Beda), Tab Baldwin (Ateneo) – Coaches of the YearAlvin Pasaol (UE) – Breakout PlayerAfril Bernardino (NU) – Award of ExcellenceIsaac Go (Ateneo), Donald Tankoua (San Beda) – Pivotal Player AwardLyceum Pirates – Special CitationFEATURED 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 crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The best of the best in past UAAP and NCAA season were recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Basketball Awards on Thursday at Bayleaf Hotel in Manila.The awardees at the UAAP-NCAA Collegiate Basketball awards night along with the sportswriters. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUAAP-NCAA Press Corps president Reuben Terrado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlvin Pasaol is the breakout player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDonald Tankoua is the pivotal player of the year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfril Bernardino was given the award of excellence. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndrew Lopez claims the Mythical Five award on behalf of CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick is part of the Mythical five. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMozzy and Bong Ravena claims the Mythical five award on behalf of Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoyet Fernandez was given the NCAA Coach of the year award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRober Bolick was also recognized as Player of the Year, the first time a player from the NCAA was given the award. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe winners of sports writing contest. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe awardees. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHere is the full list of winners, as chosen by the UAAP-NCAA Press Corps:ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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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Total disrespect for Guyanese

first_imgDear Editor,We have seen total disrespect for the people of Guyana. President Granger and his advisers have shown total disregard for the Constitution and the very honourable courts. Such delaying tactics must cease, and the only way is by means of sanctions against Guyana, and in particular, financial sanctions – which would halt all banking transactions to and from Guyana.Such sanctions are to be withdrawn once there are free and fair elections according to the Constitution and the CCJ.With the Government presently engrossed with their survival, the investors and oil companies must be gleaming and rubbing their hands saying let it continue as long as possible so there is no interference with their operations. The Government forgot their responsibility to all Guyanese. They are the losers.Finally, I think President Granger should extricate himself from the shell where he is cocooned by his not so clever advisers, and show the nation that he is at least trying to be a statesman with respect for the people of Guyana, its Constitution and the law.Sincerely,Quin Andersonlast_img read more

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Hamilton Green’s distortion of history – setting the record straight

first_imgDear Editor,The media recently carried a letter penned by Mr Hamilton Green in relation to the tragic sinking of the Son Chapman due to an explosion in the Demerara River. This incident occurred on July 6, 1964.In his letter, Mr Green said he was not pointing a finger at anyone for what happened, however, his entire letter was pointing a finger at the PPP.In recent times, the PNC-led APNU has been trying to use this incident to whip up racism for political mobilisation. Racism is their main weapon to try to cling to power.Mr Green is aware that neither the enquires that were held, nor the colonial police, which at that time was working with the PNC to force the resignation of the Government of 1961-1964, ever made any changes against the PPP for that incident.Mr Green resorted to circumstantial evidence to prove his point.He insinuated that it could have been a reprisal for what occurred at Wismar/McKenzie on May 25 and 26, 1964. This is how he put it “… over 75% of the Indo Guyanese were roughed up and forced to flee their homes and businesses…”A worse understatement was never made. The “roughing up” that Mr Green spoke about were the dozens of persons killed, women and children raped. Many of the women had bottles rammed into them. Even little babies were torn from the hands of their mothers and murdered. Two hundred buildings, homes and businesses were destroyed completely. Many perished in the flames. This included the family of Senator Christine Ramjattan, who almost lost her sight and her father was brutally murdered.The first report on May 26, 1964, of the previous day’s events, put the amount of dead at twenty-seven (27) and forty (40) injured by gunshot, many of the forty died later. Of course, dozens more died on May 26, 1964, in that massacre.Mr Green wrote that that was a reprisal for what was happening on the Coast, mainly the East and West Coast of Demerara.That is just not true. Most of those who suffered death and destruction of their homes were Indo Guyanese. The death count just before the massacre at Wismar/McKenzie was thirteen (13) Indians and five (5) African Guyanese.The truth of the matter is that the PNC, with the support of the British colonialists through the British Police Commissioner, had gone on a terror campaign against PPP supporters.During the strike by GAWU for Union recognition that Mr Green spoke about, the police were used to harass sugar workers. The PNC supplied scab to Bookers to break the strike.PNC recruited thugs to go into villages to beat and harass sugar workers. They were often transported by Police vehicles. It is clear that the British decided to use the strike to create mayhem as part of the destabilisation. The PNC and MPCA were the main tools of the colonial master.While the colonial police facilitated the attacks on the PPP members and supporters, they prevented sugar workers who had formed committees to guard their villages from the frequent attacks. Many times the police, accompanied by thugs, arrested and delivered serious beatings on them. One at Blairmont was murdered in his yard. Needless to say, no one was ever arrested.The PNC X-13 plan that was exposed in this period was a terrorist plan to create as much violence as possible to prevent independence from being granted. It was in operation since 1962 but only exposed in 1964. It was that plan that was being executed by the PNC. That is why the British-controlled Police took no action to stop the violence directed against Indian and African Guyanese PPP members and supporters.Coming back to the Son Chapman tragedy, let me say that the most likely cause was accidental. I say this since if the PPP had anything to do with it, that would have given the British the condition to jail and disgrace the PPP and in particular, Cheddi Jagan. It is apposite to point out that by then a large part of the PPP leadership was detained without trial or even charged.What was known also, was that Son Chapman was ferrying explosives to Wismar/McKenzie, for a while before the PNC’s murderous rampage of May 25-27, 1964.The police had many reports of this. The Premier, Cheddi Jagan, told Peter Owen, the British Commissioner of Police, that he had information that this was happening months before the explosion in Son Chapman. And months before May 25 and 26, 1964. Of course, the colonial police paid no heed.Indeed, from all the papers that have been released from the US State Department and the British Foreign Office, we see how they were protecting the PNC leadership and their criminal acts. Even Mr Burnham, who was found with an illegal weapon in his house, was protected by the Governor. He ensured that the case against him was dismissed.Moreover, the papers revealed that the PNC via Mr Burnham was collecting money from the CIA that period to help with their organisation. That continued until 1973.The Governor even went so far as to decree that individuals or organisations who or which were found in possession of the PNC’s X-13 plan would face compulsory jail time. This was another demonstration of the British protecting the PNC in their efforts to frustrate the granting of independence.The question may be asked, where was the PNC getting the dynamite from. Those old enough would know that dynamite was the preferred explosive used by the PNC at the 1963 and 1964 riots.Recall that large quantities of dynamite were reportedly stolen from the quarries owned by Correa (A PNC legislative member) Martin Fredericks (he was a candidate on the UF list) and De Freitas (supporter of the UF). The police never recovered the explosives, nor were any arrests made.The amounts taken were large. Fredericks Quarry, for instance, lost 500 lbs. of Gelignite (dynamite), 2 coils of Fuse Wire, 1600 Detonators and 400 electric wire. This was reported by the police. The number of explosives taken from Corriea and De Freitas was just as large or even greater.It was those that were ferried up to McKenzie and were used in blasting buildings during the holocaust (using Burnham’s description) at that location. They were also used extensively on the Coast by PNC’s terrorists and in Georgetown in 1963, at Rice Marketing Board and the bombing of stores owned by Indian Guyanese.It was very clear that part of the cargo on the Son Chapman was dynamite from the stolen amounts.In passing, let me state that none of the explosives came from Demba Bauxite Company at McKenzie; their stock was not breached and all were accounted for.Historians can be sure that these explosives were in the possession of the PNC for the following reasons:In the yard of Mr Reid, who became number 2 in the PNC, dynamite and detonators were found. He was then in a senior position at Bookers and living in Bel Air Park. He was never charged.On March 27, 1964, an explosion took place in the house of Joseph London at Asylum Street, New Amsterdam. London was a PNC activist. He lost seven of his fingers in the explosion. He obviously had the explosives in his hands when it went off. When the police searched his house, they found “seven (7) sticks of blasting gelatine and ten (10) detonators with fuses.Finally, on August 17, 1964, the colonial Commissioner of Police, who collaborated and defended PNC thugs and terrorists, was forced to admit that it was acts of the PNC. He had to in light of many exposures that were taking place internationally, including the United Nations. Peter Owens said; “… enquires so far have revealed that there exist an organised thuggery which is centrally directed…” He later, in a sworn affidavit, stated that “… subversive and criminal activities of a criminal gang attached to a political party known as the People’s National Congress…” existed. This was the gang responsible for the destruction of that period.What action did he take? None. Instead, he used the occasion to further persecute the victims. A large part of the PPP’s GAWU leadership was detained without trial.These included the Deputy Premier Brindley Benn, Education Minister CV Nunes, President of GAWU, Harry Lall, General Secretary of GAWU, Phelomena Sahoye among others. Thirty-four PPP leaders were held at Sibley Hall in the Mazaruni River.Only Robert Jordon from the PNC was held. He was a Legislative Assembly Member for the Wismar/McKenzie Constituency. He was quickly released.For its part, the PPP never stopped fighting for a unity of the Guyanese people. Immediately after the Wismar/McKenzie massacre, the PPP in a statement said “Yesterday, May 25, 2019, Guyanese were given a foretaste on what they might expect from a Government constituted by a coalition of the UF and the PNC. In Wismar, one hundred (100) dwelling and business places were destroyed by fire and eight hundred (800) non-PNC-UF Guyanese became refugees from an area in which many of them had spent most of their lives.“It is a sad commentary on the quality of the UF-PNC leadership that by such going on as took place yesterday at McKenzie our Afro-Guyanese citizens are made to appear to the world as a ruthless and destructive mob whereas their whole history shows them to be a kind-hearted and generous people.”“Afro-Guyanese must surely stop now to think about the leadership they have been following and the direction in which they are being led. As was evident after 1962 and 1963, violence can only lead to economic stagnation and unemployment. The leadership of the UF need not work for a living it is wealthy, but the working people who follow the UF and PNC should look ahead to discover the faith of their future”.Mr Green knows all these things, he played a big part in it. It was in this period that he gained the reputation as being one of the PNC’s notorious strongmen.Distortions and half-truth will not serve any good purpose at this time. If our country is to heal, we need the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!Isn’t it time to come clean Hammy?Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

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DJ Blue Promoting LIB Artists with Int’l Video Mix

first_imgIn a one-day classical performance by top Liberian turntable maestro DJ blue, ended the first international video mix with success, at the Royal Plus club.According to DJ Blue, the show was the official launching of the self-sponsored Liberia International Video Mix to be done across the fifteen counties.He said the show aimed to give the public the opportunity to see some of the artists whose songs are on the video mix performing live.“I’m going to use funds raised from this show to engage into massive production of the video mix, since the first production is almost out of stock” says DJ Blue.Fans paid L$200 to enter and received one copy each of the video mix disc free, as appreciation.DJ Blue told LIB Life last month in an interview that the aim of the video mix disc production is to promote Liberian artists based at home and abroad, to their own people and show what they are doing.Quincy B, F.A, Soul Fresh, Tan Tan, Ericgeso and a host of big names in the industry rocked the stage with outstanding performances at the show.  The event had a full house, with fans from across Monrovia, mostly youth, who turned up for the show.Quincy B said the show was great and appreciated the level of support given to them by the Liberia people.A number of fans at the show said they were happy that 2015 began with a good resolution from music promoters and artists, to provide access to live performance of the fans’ favorite artists.“I’m pleased with the level of support Lberian are are now giving  the industry.  I hope we can continue patronizing it,” said Enoch Brown, who is a great fan of Soul Fresh.“Even though the show was great, but the delay in the starting time was very unpleasant,” said Emmanuel Toe, Jr.  “For me I respect time and if this continue fans will lose interest in attending these shows.”However, he said this a good start for the growth of the industry.“I’m very grateful to the musician, fans and management of the Royal Plus International,” DJ Blue said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Second Day of the Babcock Memorial Points Challenge today in Taylor

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – After a rainout, Friday, the second day of the Babcock Memorial Points Challenge will happen Sunday.A thunderstorm an hour before the racing was supposed to start on Friday cancelled the event.  The same thing almost happened again Saturday, but the storm only delayed the start of racing until 9:30 p.m.Each class:  Mods, Bomber, Mini-Senior, and Mini-Juniors each had one heat.  Only the Mods were able to get in the Main Event because of an 11 pm ‘shut down’ as per an arrangement with the District (noise bylaw).- Advertisement -Mini-Sprints didn’t have any races – a decision made even before last night’s thunderstorm.  Their track was in bad shape.  They haven’t raced this weekend.  Their two days of racing will happen at Noon Sunday.The main events for the Bomber, Mini-Junior, and Mini Senior will follow at 1 pm (after the Mini-Sprints are done).Once that’s complete, there will be a full second day of racing for the Mods, Mini Junior and Senior, and Bomber, to follow if the weather holds.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Property sales dip during the ’09 first quarter

first_imgHouse sales in Northern BC have dropped significantly in the first quarter of ’09, according to the BC Northern Real Estate board.Sales have dropped 44 percent over the same period last year.Fort St. John/Peace River Northern Real Estate Board Director Aaron Braaten says despite the dip, it’s a great time to purchase a house.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1178|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=84dba74795610f2ffb798aa8a7deb266-Aaron Braaten 1_1_Pub.mp3]He says the market gets worse when there is a level of inactivity of buying and selling.Braaten encourages potential buyers to use interest rates as an indicator on when to buy a home.Advertisement [asset|aid=1179|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=84dba74795610f2ffb798aa8a7deb266-Aaron Braaten 2_1_Pub.mp3]80 properties were sold in Fort St. John during the first quarter compared to 155 during the same time last year.last_img read more

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Redlands men outlast Wheaton

first_imgTed Hull scored 31 points and Ryan Pelo added 22 as Redlands men outran Wheaton, 126-123, on Tuesday at Redlands. Amir Mazarei scored 18 and Daniel Markus (11), Carson Sofro (11) and Donald Brady (10) each scored in double figures for Redlands, which improved to 4-6 on the season. Jordan Kemper scored 38 for Wheaton (3-6). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REDLANDS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Mara Block led Redlands with 12 points, but Emmanuel College came away with a 67-60 win that dropped the Bulldogs (4-5) below .500. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Lacy Baldiviez, Manda Sayegh and Brandy Brackett each scored 10 for Redlands. Emmanuel (6-3) was led by Alyssa McCoy, who scored 19 points. LA VERNE MEN’S BASKETBALL Lawrence Weller scored 20 and Trinity (4-9) handed La Verne a 79-72 loss. The Leopards (5-4) were led by Jason Greenlee, who scored 28 points in 32 minutes. last_img read more

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PLANNING INQUIRY TO BE HELD INTO DONEGAL WIND FARM

first_imgThe Gweebarra Conservation Group has welcomed the decision of An Bord Pleanála to hold an Oral Hearing into the controversial 25 industrial wind turbine plant proposed by Straboy Wind Energy Ltd in six Townlands only a kilometre outside the picturesque village of Glenties.The Group were among those who called on the Planning Board to hold an Oral Hearing into the wind plant which was granted planning permission by Donegal County Council earlier this year.‘This will give all those opposed to the project a chance to confront the developers who had no consultations with the local people before applying for planning permission for 38 wind turbines, each the size of a jumbo jet, on the same site in 2010. Straboy Wind Energy Ltd then withdrew that application and reapplied for planning permission for 25 turbines in 2011,” said the Gweebarra Conservation Group. “Given the proximity to Glenties and to several Special Areas of Conservation, including Salmon spawning beds and the world’s largest Freshwater Mussel population in the Owenea River and the large Grouse and Bat population on Derkbeg Hill, this project should never have been given planning permission in the first place,” according to the Conservation Group which has over a thousand local supporters.The Group recently welcomed the findings of the Bowdler Report which criticised the acoustics statistics submitted in Straboy Wind Energy Ltd’s Environmental Impact Statement, stating that the wind company’s EIS was ‘fatally flawed’.The group went on: “There are studies on the ill-health effects suffered by people living up to ten kilometres from industrial wind turbines being published almost weekly around the world and, given that the United Nations has recently condemned the EU for contravening the Aarhus Convention in not engaging with its citizens on what type of renewable energy projects we want, it is only right that An Bord Plean­ála is affording the local people the opportunity to voice their concerns.“The Planning Board has yet to decide where or when the Oral Hearing will be held and, undoubtedly, it will cost the local people more money but at least we can reclaim that money under a recent High Court environmental Ruling’, a spokeswoman for the Group said.  PLANNING INQUIRY TO BE HELD INTO DONEGAL WIND FARM was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

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I am an Entrepreneur

first_imgThe ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ programme provides valuable information from established business people to those who are interested in opening up shop. Judy Dlamini shares lessons she learnt in business at the ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ event in East London, South Africa on 12 August 2017. (Image: I am an Entrepreneur)The decision to form a partnership with the facilitators and hosts of the ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ workshops, MyStartUp and IgniteSA, through their founders Andile Khumalo and Lynette Ntuli was easy to do.This is because the aims of the Play Your Part programme go perfectly hand in hand with the ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ workshops. The creation of empowering environments like this one for young people is important as it brings together mentors who can inspire and assist young people on their journey to success and excellence.On 12 August 2017 Brand South Africa partnered with ‘I am an Entrepreneur’ to host a workshop at the Garden Court Corner.This was a successful event during which Judy Dlamini – Chair of Mbekani Group and co-owner of clothing store Luminance shared some of the highlights of her entrepreneurial experiences, lessons and values with the audience. It was a great opportunity for the audience to listen to and learn from an established entrepreneur and achiever.last_img read more

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The Editing Genius of Michael Kahn

first_imgMichael Kahn is one of the most successful film editors in the business. Here’s an in-depth look at his legendary career.Top Image: Steven Spielberg and Michael Kahn via Empire MagazineThe most interesting thing about legendary editor Michael Kahn isn’t that he started by editing Hogan’s Heroes, or that he became Steven Spielberg‘s go-to editor. No, the most interesting thing about Kahn is that he never really wanted to be an editor in the first place.He began his journey working in a New York mailroom and slowly moved up the ladder to become an apprentice. He advanced to assistant editor and finally head editor of the classic television series Hogan’s Heroes. From there his career shot off like a rocket.Let’s take a detailed look at his classic career, one that made Edgar Wright say:We were shown a montage of Michael Kahn’s credits. It was possibly the most epic, daunting and yet inspiring body of work I’ve seen at any awards show, technical or otherwise.The ApprenticeKahn began his career producing commercials for a New York ad agency, but soon found himself working in post-production after being offered a job at Desilu. The production company was owned and operated by the legendary television duo Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, but Kahn found himself being essentially the “male secretary” for editorial supervisor Dann Cahn. He became Cahn’s apprentice and was soon urged by John Woodcock to join the union.By joining Woodcock, the young Kahn would begin working on his very first television show, The Adventures of Jim Bowie. Kahn would say, “It was a wonderful time to be in the editing business because we had fourteen or sixteen shows on the air. Some were comedies and some were dramas.” Kahn would learn valuable lessons at this stage of his career, lessons such as discovering how to manipulate the film to do what he wanted it to.Video from WesternsTvCutting for TelevisionBy the 1960s, Kahn moved up from an apprentice to assistant editor and began working toward the ‘8 Year Rule.’ This was an old rule that editors followed that dictated they had to work professionally as an assistant editor for eight years before they could edit a film or television show as the main editor.A friend of mine, Jerry London, got a chance to work on Hogan’s Heroes; he did the pilot. He said, ‘If you come with me as my assistant, after the fifth or sixth show I’ll make you the editor.Jerry London was true to his word. Michael spent the next six years of his career editing over 130 episodes of the classic comedy series.Video from Manhattan Edit WorkshopFrom the success of Hogan’s Heroes, Kahn was able to garner attention which led to his move from television editing to film editing. His first film was a drama called Rage, directed by Oscar-winner George C. Scott. Kahn would utilize the techniques he learned as an apprentice (such as the use of slower cuts) to impress Scott so much that he requested to work with Kahn again on his next film The Savage is Loose. This extended collaboration would garner Kahn editing jobs on films like The Devil’s Rain, The Ultimate Warrior and The Return of a Man Called Horse.Directors started saying ‘hey, that’s an interesting idea, I didn’t think of that.’ And that sort of encouraged me on, then I tried other things – I kept trying things. And directors seemed to appreciate it – Michael Kahn, Editors GuildClose Encounters with GreatnessBy 1977, Michael Kahn was already having great success in the film industry when a young director named Steven Spielberg, fresh off the success of Jaws, came looking for an editor to cut together his sci-fi epic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Kahn once remarked that cutting his teeth in the fast-paced environment of television set him up perfectly to work with Spielberg, who works quickly and captures a wide range of coverage.Video from Manhattan Edit WorkshopThe result of this collaboration would be multiple Oscar nominations for the film and Kahn’s very first nomination for film editing — an award that he would lose to Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew for Star Wars.Kahn quickly picked up more work during Spielberg’s down time, editing Eyes of Laura Mars for Irvin Kershner and Ice Castles for Donald Wrye. After these two films, Kahn would see a string of hit films come to him from Steven Spielberg, as well various other directors like Robert Zemeckis, Richard Donner, Frank Marshall, and Tobe Hooper.In 1981, Kahn would score big with his editing work on Steven Spielberg’s legendary film Raiders of the Lost Ark. He would follow this win with Oscar nominations for Fatal Attraction and Empire of the Sun.Part of the Oscar EliteAfter editing some of the most revered films of the 1980s, like Poltergeist, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Kahn would have an amazing run over the next ten years. Starting with 1991’s Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg, Kahn would edit Jurassic Park, Twister, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and The Haunting.Video from Manhattan Edit WorkshopKahn edited two films during this era that would give him legendary status within the editing community: 1993’s Schindler’s List and 1998’s Saving Private Ryan. Because of his ability to effectively craft a story and master the techniques of editing, Kahn would be awarded two more Oscars for both films. In the video below, Kahn talks about the process of editing the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan.Video from Manhattan Edit WorkshopFrom 2000 to 2010, Kahn wouldn’t slow down at all, editing Catch Me if You Can, Peter Pan, War of the Worlds, The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse, Munich and Lincoln. He earned Oscar nominations for the latter two films.Since 2011, Kahn has stopped editing films for filmmakers other than Spielberg, who calls Kahn his big brother. In an article from Flickering Myth, Kahn had this to say about working with some directors:Some directors don’t like you to edit until they are ready to run it with you; then what you have to say is minimal because he tells you what he wants and you sit there and type out the visuals. But that’s not editing… I want to make a contribution to the film.So far in his career, Michael has been nominated for eight Oscars, the most of any editor. His three wins tie him with other legendary editors like Thelma Schoonmaker, Daniel Mandell, and Ralph Dawson.The Editing Style of a Master CraftsmanMichael Kahn recently completed editing Bridge of Spies. He’s also slated to edit BFG and Indiana Jones 5. But his long list of credits isn’t what makes Michael Kahn so great. It’s his attention to the creative process of editing. It’s his incredible ability to know when and why you need a cut or a transition and how to blend the scenes together that made him a legend.Video from Manhattan Edit WorkshopKahn also purposefully never goes to the set to watch the production. He’s often said that he wants the film to come to him fresh without any preconceived ideas. He told Cinema Editor Magazine that he doesn’t edit the way he does because he went to school. He says it was the years working as an apprentice and assistant editor that taught him how to be a real editor.It’s not about knowledge; it’s all about feeling or intuition. Good editors or musicians or directors—what makes them special is that they feel things… Your feeling is what you’re getting paid for. It’s your ability to cinematically touch things.Get a deeper look into this master editor’s career straight from the source in this great one-on-one interview with DP/30.Video from DP/30: The Oral History Of HollywoodWhat are your thoughts on the career of Michael Kahn? What artist would you like us to spotlight next? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

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