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​LGPS asset pools warn on risks of building in-house teams

​LGPS asset pools warn on risks of building in-house teams

first_imgUK local government pension schemes (LGPS) launching asset pools should be “wary” of the risks associated with establishing in-house management capacity, as some have even questioned the need for internal teams.Matthew Trebilcock, investment manager at the Cornwall Pension Fund, warned against the expectation that all of the emerging asset pools should have active management capacity on launch.Speaking at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s local authority conference, he noted that the Brunel Pensions Partnership – the £23bn (€44.5bn) pool being launched by 10 LGPS, including Cornwall’s, largely based in the South West of England – only had passive management capacity in-house.He took pains to emphasise government expectations that the creation of the pools should not see a decline in the performance of its constituent funds. “Actually, doing that [maintaining performance] internally in terms of active management from day one from a pool that hasn’t had [active management] experience before will be very, very difficult and would be an inherent risk to that pool,” he said. Other pools supported by funds with active management capability also saw risks associated with establishing in-house teams for the pools.Fiona Miller, head of pensions at Cumbria County Council, said one of the challenges facing the £35bn Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (BCPP) – the pool backed by 13 LGPS, including Cumbria – was to ensure that none of the three funds transferring their internal investment teams to the pool suffered any detriment as a result of the process.Miller said the three funds, including the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority, had “really strong long-term track records” managing assets in-house.But the problem now facing the pool is bringing together the in-house teams into a single location, under the banner of BCPP.“We’ve got to do that, and not to the detriment of the three funds [with internal management],” she said. “That is no mean feat – we’ll be moving a lot of staff, probably 30 staff, into a [Financial Conduct Authority]-regulated entity.“The key priority for the first phase is to retain the performance for those three funds that have currently got internal management.”Miller said the pool was unlikely to see a noticeable increase in internally managed assets in the short term, as the other funds would require a track record before being able to award new mandates to BCPP’s team.But not all speakers believed the asset pools would be best served by building up in-house capacity.The London CIV, supported by 33 of London’s LGPS, signalled that it was unlikely to build an in-house team in the near term, citing the immediate cost reductions it would achieve by negotiating with asset managers. Julian Pendock, investment oversight director at the London pool, said it was “keeping an open mind” about in-house management, adding: “We just have to look very carefully against the start-up costs, fixed overheads and the running costs.”He said that, in light of the “structural change” occurring within the asset management industry, the London CIV had to consider whether it could “credibly hire a team and suddenly compete with some of the best fund managers”.The only other LGPS pool that has been launched, the Local Pensions Partnership – backed by the London Pensions Fund Authority and Lancashire Pension Fund – retained two offices for its already existing in-house management, based in London and Preston.last_img read more

McGregor looking to make MMA history

McGregor looking to make MMA history

first_imgThe Dubliner is aiming for a win that would see him hold belts in two different UFC weight-classes at the same time.The featherweight champion faces lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez.The fight takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York in the early hours of tomorrow morning.last_img

Hayatou praises Ghana ahead of awards

Hayatou praises Ghana ahead of awards

first_imgIssa Hayatou, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has credited Ghana for its great organisation of events ahead of this year’s Glo-CAF Awards ceremony.Ghana is hosting the awards ceremony for an unprecedented fourth time after 2006, 2009 and 2011.The leader of Africa’s football governing body made these comments on his arrival on Tuesday night in the country for Thursday’s event.Hayatou was met on arrival by Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi and other CAF executives who had arrived in the country earlier in the day.On Thursday, December 20, the Banquet Hall in Accra will host the 2012 Glo-CAF Awards, an event that rewards Africa’s football personalities for the year under review.The CAF President says the GFA has always lived up to expectation with its excellent organisation of the event. “I am delighted that we have come back to Ghana once again for the Glo-CAF Awards. Ghana has always hosted this event very well with good organisation.” Hayatou said.“This is the fourth time the event is being held in Ghana and I have no doubt in my mind that this year’s event will live up to expectation.”The spotlight on Thursday will be on the Ivorian pair, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure as well as Cameroonian Alexander Song, who will are vying for African Footballer of the Year award.Apart from the African Footballer of the Year, there are several other categories for the awards ceremony.African Player of the Year 2012 – Based in Africa:Stoppila Sunzu (Zambia, TP Mazembe), Rainford Kalaba (Zambia, TP Mazembe), Mohamed Aboutreika (Egypt, Al Ahly) National team of the year nominees:Zambia, Cape Verde, Ivory CoastWomen’s national team of the year:Equatorial Guinea, Ghana Under-17, Nigeria Under-20Club of the year nominees:Al Ahly (Egypt), Esperance (Tunisia), AC Leopards ( Congo), Djoliba (Mali)Coach of the year nominees:Herve Renard (Zambia), Hosam El Badry (Al Ahly), Joseph Morius OMOG (AC Léopards, Cameroon)Most promising talent:Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Basel), Moussa Konate (Senegal and FC Krasnodar), Victor Wanyama (Kenya and Celtic) Women’s footballer of the year:Chinwendu Ihezuo (Nigeria), Genoveva Anoman (Equatorial Guinea), Portia Modise (South Africa)Referee of the Year:Djamal Alhaimoudi, Diatta Badara, Jedidi SlimLegend Award:Mahmoud El-Gohari, Rigobert Songlast_img read more

Blake Griffin broke hand punching Clippers equipment staffer

Blake Griffin broke hand punching Clippers equipment staffer

first_img“L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin suffered a spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand throwing a punch on Jan. 23 in Toronto. This conduct has no place in our organization and this incident does not represent who we are as a team. We are conducting a full investigation with assistance from the NBA. At the conclusion of the investigation, appropriate action will be taken.”Griffin was in Los Angeles on Monday and X-rays revealed the injury. He underwent a procedure Tuesday morning performed by Dr. Steve Shin. The expected time of recovery is four to six weeks.Griffin issued a statement on Twitter apologizing for the incident.“A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handed myself towards someone I care about,” it read. “I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates and the fans for creating a distraction. I am working with the team on a resolution and getting back in the game as soon as possible.”Rivers addressed the issue before tip-off at Indiana.“It’s frustrating,” he said. “We don’t want it to happen to anyone and you obviously don’t want it to happen during the season or even when the season is not going on. This type of stuff shouldn’t happen, but it did and it’s real life and you have to deal with real-life stuff sometimes in our make-believe world.”• HEISLER: Dear Donald — here’s one Clippers incident they can’t blame on youRivers said he has spoken to the parties, both of whom were sent back to Los Angeles after the incident. He was asked if he was satisfied with Griffin’s explanation.“Well, I’m not satisfied with anything,” Rivers said. “I’m talking about a non-basketball issue right now, so, no, I’m not satisfied with anything right now. Having said that, we have to move forward. We have to figure out the best way to deal with this.“My job right now, like at this moment, is to make sure those guys in the locker room are ready to play this game. And this is a distraction.”Rivers couldn’t say what Griffin’s punishment might be. Nor did he express worry about legal proceedings that could materialize. “I’m not concerned,” he said. “I mean, obviously, that’s something that can happen. That’s out of my pay grade. I know what I can control and what I can’t control and those are the things I can’t control.”Rivers said he spoke to the team Monday about proper conduct as players in the NBA. But these are men, not robots, so stuff happens and will continue to happen, he intimated. Rivers added he didn’t believe alcohol played a part in the incident.“Guys are human and they make mistakes and I’m not one of those guys to never give people second chances in life,” Rivers said. “I think that’s very important in life. Having said that, you have to learn from it. We all do. Not only just the people who were involved, but us, too. How can you avoid all these situations with these players?“They’re out on the road; they should enjoy their lives. For me, I take it personal. … It’s not like we live in a realistic world. We have to learn lessons and sometimes we have to learn them the hard way. This is a hard lesson for Blake, but it’s also a hard lesson for our team.”• REACTION ON TWITTER: Blake Griffin ‘needs to grow up’ The Clippers (29-16) had gone 11-3 in Griffin’s absence before Tuesday, the three losses coming over the previous five games. They finish their road trip today at Atlanta before returning home to face the Lakers on Friday at Staples Center.Griffin, who has not played since Dec. 25, was having a strong season. He was averaging 23.2 points on 50.8 percent shooting to go with 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.Griffin in November 2014 was charged with misdemeanor battery for an altercation with a man in a Las Vegas nightclub, but he was not prosecuted.Griffin was recently named Sportsman of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council. @RMoralesPT on TwitterThings have gone from bad to worse for L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin.Griffin has sustained a fractured right hand after he punched Matias Testi, the team’s assistant equipment manager, at a restaurant during the team’s visit to Toronto this past weekend, where the Raptors defeated the Clippers 112-94 Sunday.As of now, no charges have been filed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ESPN.com first reported the news.According to the report, an argument between Griffin and Testi began in the restaurant, where Griffin first struck Testi. Testi reportedly went outside, Griffin followed and struck him again. Testi’s face is said to have visible injuries. He and Griffin are friends and have actually vacationed together.• RELATED: LA Clippers: A history filled with drama and chaosGriffin, who had missed the past 14 games with a partially torn quad tendon, was expected to return on this current five-game East Coast swing before this happened. The Clippers were 1-2 on the trip ahead of Tuesday’s 91-89 victory at Indiana.Coach Doc Rivers, who is also the team’s president of basketball operations, and owner Steve Ballmer released a joint statement:last_img read more

MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER

MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER

first_imgA daughter found her father dead after he went to trim trees and failed to return in Drumkeen yesterday.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien – “A tragic accident”The dead man has been named locally as father-of-four Norman Frizzell who died after suffering injuries on land close to his home.Mr Frizzell, 66, was using a chainsaw and may have accidentally fatally injured himself while using the machinery. Mr Frizzell, a well-known mechanic, was married with four grown-up children and was hugely-respected in the locality.His only son Mark worked in the family garage along with his father.It is not clear exactly what happened but the victim sustained injuries to his neck as a result of the incident.He had gone to cut trees at 12.30pm in lands near his home at Augheygault and was found dead at 2pm by a daughter. An investigation has been launched to discover how exactly the man died.Emergency services rushed to the scene but it is understood that Mr Frizzell died at the scene.Locals in the close-knit village have been left stunned by the man’s tragic death.The dead man’s wife Sheila and his children were last night being comforted at their home.One local said “Norman was one of the hardest-working men you will ever meet. “You would find the light on in his garage at all hours of the day and night because he was always working.“This is such a tragedy. He never had a cross word for anyone and took so much pride in his work and helping people.“It just doesn’t seem fair that something like this has happened.”The accident comes less than two days after another tragedy claimed another man’s life less than fifteen miles away. Luke Peeks, 26, was killed on Christmas day when his car left the road and ended up in a field close to nearby Stranorlar.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien described Mr Frizzell’s death as a “tragic accident.”MAN KILLED IN DRUMKEEN TRAGEDY WAS FOUND BY DAUGHTER was last modified: December 28th, 2012 by StephenShare 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

Hundreds expected at double funeral of tragic Convoy couple

Hundreds expected at double funeral of tragic Convoy couple

first_imgHundreds of people are expected to say a final sad farewell to a Convoy couple found dead in their home this week.Patrick and Margaret Doherty will be laid to rest following their funeral mass at St Mary’s Church in Convoy at 2pm.Pat, who was in his 80s, and wife Margaret, who was in her 70s, were found by Gardai at their home at Fountain Terrace on the outskirts of the town on Wednesday afternoon. Gardai are still awaiting the results of post mortems into the elderly couple’s deaths.However, it is thought they may have suffered separate falls and their deaths are being treated as a tragic accident.Hundreds of people last night attended a mass for the couple at St Mary’s Church in Convoy after their remains were removed there to repose overnight.Hundreds expected at double funeral of tragic Convoy couple was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:convoyDEATHSdonegalfunerallast_img read more

CattleWomen’s Corner: Roast beef cheddar pockets recipe

CattleWomen’s Corner: Roast beef cheddar pockets recipe

first_imgThis recipe for roast beef cheddar pockets is from Thirty Meals in 30 Minutes, on Beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 package (16-17 ounces) refrigerated fully-cooked beef pot roast with gravy1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion (optional)1/4 cup dairy sour creamFresh chives1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove pot roast from package, removing as much gravy as possible; reserve gravy for another …last_img

Using exotic woods to tackle poverty

Using exotic woods to tackle poverty

first_imgThese delightful apple-shaped laundrybaskets are made from the invasivepoplar vine. Trendy decor items include delicately carvedlamp bases and stools made of solid blocksof jacaranda wood.(Images: Wetherlys)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jane ZimmermanKhumbulani executive director+27 011 781 6752• Roshnee PillayPR manager, Wetherlys+27 10 2012392 or +27 82 654 1531RELATED ARTICLES• New wine label protects trees• Adopt a tree in Africa• Environmental activist laid to rest• Ghana’s world first in legal timberChristel JordaanCrafters in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces are using alien wood to create high-quality home décor items – and ease the burden of invasive trees on South Africa’s natural environment.The Khumbulani Craft initiative, a non-profit company established in 1999, has about 400 crafters on its books.Building on the meaning of the organisation’s name (khumbulani is isiXhosa, meaning “to remember”), these skilled workers use their knowledge of traditional crafting to earn an income for themselves and their families.In so doing they ensure that ancient art forms and techniques will be passed down and remembered by future generations.Crafters are also trained in basic business skills, which help them to run their businesses more efficiently, and are educated in care of the environment.The group recently broke into mainstream retail when Wetherlys, an upmarket seller of furniture and accessories for the home, launched a new collection which includes items from the Khumbulani range. Each piece is individually made and is entirely unique.Exotic woods decorate the homeBecause most of the crafters live in the far rural areas where transport is often unreliable, Khumbulani’s own field traders take the orders and necessary raw materials to them, and later bring the finished goods to the organisation’s Johannesburg offices for cataloguing, packaging and distribution.Products available include items made from volcanic stone found in the North West province; Ilala palm products; beaded products; home textiles; and Christmas decorations.The wood collection includes head rests; spoons and servers; stools; and handmade laundry baskets. They are created from indigenous and exotic tree species such as jacaranda.According to Mandla Nkoana, Khumbulani’s Mpumalanga field manager, jacaranda wood is currently popular in the décor industry.This, he said in a statement, is because it is easy to work with, has a light, pleasing colour and a fine grain, and dries relatively quickly. The fact that it’s an exotic species is even more advantageous.Helping the environment and alleviating povertyThe crafters get their jacaranda wood from Trans African Concessions (Trac), a company that develops, maintains, and rehabilitates the N4 highway between Pretoria, Komatipoort in Mpumalanga and Maputo in Mozambique. This route is known as the Maputo Corridor.Khumbulani struck a deal with Trac whereby jacaranda trees that were harvested as part of the company’s environmental management strategy, were donated to the crafters to help them fulfil the sizeable Wetherlys order.“We are grateful to Trac for donating the wood because it fits in well with our vision of producing environment-friendly crafts,” said Nkoana.“And we are grateful to Wetherlys for placing one of the largest retail orders that Khumbulani Craft has acquired to date.”For indigenous trees, Khumbulani runs a tree-planting programme which aims to restock indigenous trees used by the wood carvers. This also applies to other indigenous species such as Ncema grass, used to make traditional Zulu baskets.last_img read more

What’s Wrong With Our New Furnace?

What’s Wrong With Our New Furnace?

first_imgSaving Energy With Manual J and Manual DHow to Perform a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 1How to Performa a Heat-Loss Calculation — Part 2All About Furnaces and Duct SystemsResidential CommissioningOut With The Old, In With The NewWhen Do I Need to Perform a Load Calculation?We Are the 99% — AND the 1%How to Use Climate Consultant 4 That process, he writes, should begin with Manual J and Manual D calculations to make sure the furnace is matched to the heating loads in the house, and that the ductwork is designed correctly. Following installation, the system should be commissioned to make sure it operates as intended.“There is a good chance that your contractor never performed steps one, two, or three, unfortunately,” Holladay says. “You should start by asking your contractor about these three steps. You may need to hire a home performance contractor to check your system if (as I suspect) your contractor doesn’t understand the three steps I listed.”Melichar suspects that Holladay has a point.“I wouldn’t be surprised if your suspicions about our contractor not completing those steps are right,” he says. “My conversation with the furnace installer hired by our contractor was limited to, ‘How big should it be? 60K BTU? 66K BTU?’ He said ’60.’ We were responsible for shopping for it. The contractor made a suggestion of a single-stage, single-speed blower system even though we stated we wanted the opposite, so I’m not sure how familiar they are with improved technologies.” RELATED ARTICLES Did the installer do his homework?GBA senior editor Martin Holladay’s first question is whether the heating contractor has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the furnace was specified and installed properly. Your new furnace is just plain too bigTo Dana Dorsett, the problem is more fundamental: The furnace is way too big for Melichar’s house.A typical house of that size framed with 2x4s, and one with clear glass double-pane windows or storm windows installed over single-pane windows, should show a heating load of 22,000 to 28,000 Btu/hour with an outdoor temperature of 0°F and the thermostat set at 68°F, Dorsett says. In a house with 2×6 framed walls insulated to R-20, the heating load would likely drop to between 19,000 and 24,000 Btu/hour, he adds.“So, is a 60,000 Btu/hr two-stage the optimal furnace for your house?” he asks. “I seriously doubt it.”“Odds are pretty good that even at it’s lowest firing rate the output is probably more than 3x oversized for your actual 99% heat load,” Dorsett continues. “A reasonably tight and insulated 2×4 house at 30°F would have a heat load of maybe 15,000 Btu/hr, 20,000 Btu/hr if it’s all single-panes with no storms — and even an uninsulated brick house would typically come in well under 40,000 But/hr.”If Melichar has access to records for fuel use, he can check the heating load at the actual outside design temperature (as established by ACCA’s Manual J Residential Load Calculation) based on heating degree-day data.In an exchange with Alan B, Dorsett’s defends the process by which he estimates Melichar’s heating loads, adding the new Goodman furnace could be as much as 10 times too big for the 500-square-foot zone, and as much as six times too big for the 1,000-square-foot part of the house, even when it’s burning on low.Even in cases where heat-load calculations have been performed, a variety of factors can throw them off, Dorsett says, including assumptions about R-values, air infiltration, and the effects of plug loads.“Seems there is not sufficient enforcement of California Title 24, which [if I remember correctly] requires Manual J heating and cooling load calculations even on replacement equipment, and may even require duct leakage testing and remediation (though that might only be for new construction),” Dorsett says. Here are some tweaks you can makeJon R suggests that the specifications for the furnace Melichar has installed don’t show much of a difference between high and low stage. But, he adds, there is an adjustment for air flow that would reduce the “high winds” the system seems to be producing now.“Also make sure that the thermostat supports two stages,” he adds. “Adjust zone dampers so that they never close to less than two-thirds.”“That’s interesting about the dampers not being closed more than two-thirds,” Melichar replies. “It makes sense to me and seems a route to consider given that we are expecting the furnace to sometimes heat the whole 1,500 square feet, most often the 1050-square-foot upstairs and sometimes only the 500-square-foot downstairs.“As you probably suspect, when the furnace is only heating the lower 500-square-foot zone, it is loud and fast!” he continues. “Reducing that cfm by leaving the upstairs damper upstairs makes sense.”Reid Baldwin adds that a zone controller, a device installed between the thermostats and the furnace, may be to blame.“Even if you have two-stage thermostats and a two-stage furnace, the zone controller may only be capable of single-stage logic,” Baldwin says. “When you use a single-stage controller with a two-stage furnace, the furnace is usually programmed to run on low stage for about 12 minutes and then to switch to high stage until the heat call ends. The furnace has no idea how many zones it is feeding. If you have a two-stage zone controller, it would have more sophisticated logic, like using low stage when only one zone is calling for heat and high stage when both are.” Another heating optionIf Melichar were to start over, Dorsett thinks a better approach, given the heating loads, would be to produce hot water with a condensing tank-style water heater and distribute the heat via a one-ton hydronic coil air handler, such as the Firstco 4CW.The Firstco is capable of delivering 13,700 Btu/hour with 120°F water and a pumping rate of 2 gallons per minute, and 19,200 Btu/hour with 140°F water.“That would deliver long comfortable low-cfm flow cycles,” Dorsett says. “The max flow on the Firstco 4CW is 400 cfm, which is lower than the lowest heating cfm setting on the Goodman GMVC960603BN (600 cfm, set to minus 10%.)“If air conditioning is a ‘must have,’” he adds, “doing the heating and cooling with minisplits might make more sense. But cooling loads are low enough on that side of the bay that most houses that size do just fine with a half-ton window-shaker for cooling.” John Melichar has upgraded the furnace in his two-level San Francisco home, one of several improvements that should have made the house more comfortable as well as more energy-efficient. The new furnace has the capacity recommended by his heating contractor, but so far the house seems less comfortable, not more comfortable.In a post at GBA’s Q&A forum, Melichar explains his concerns:“Our contractor told us to buy a 60K Btu/h furnace; we opted for 96% AFUE with two-stage variable blower — the Goodman GMVC960603BN.“We get high winds from the vents,” Melichar continues. “We thought that the variable blower and two stages meant that the unit would operate on a low flame and low fan (cubic feet per minute) level but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The furnace starts out slow then ramps up to gale storm.”These problems prompt Melichar to ask whether the furnace has been installed incorrectly. Maybe the contractor has recommended a furnace that’s too big for the house. Can some adjustments be made to improve its performance?Further complicating Melichar’s situation is a language barrier with the contractors who installed the furnace: He’s able to speak with only one of them.That’s the backdrop for this Q&A Spotlight. Our expert’s opinionGBA technical director Peter Yost added these thoughts:I am going to build on Dana Dorsett’s comments on choosing another heating option. I think the series of images below from the free download software Climate Consultant is worth 1,000 words on what I feel is the completely misguided type of space conditioning system that was elected for this project. (For more information on Climate Consultant, see “How to Use Climate Consultant 4.”)To follow along, simply download Climate Consultant 6, enter the California zip code for John Melichar (94132) and use the drop-down list of charts. And note that the Climate Consultant starting page summary states, “Climate Consultant seeks to translate outdoor conditions into indoor comfort…”California Climate Zone 3 has about six months of low-grade space heating and then six months with just about zero active space conditioning need. As Dana explains and Climate Consultant 6 reinforces, it’s hard for forced-air systems to be as effective as an integrated package of other design and mechanical strategies.I think the oversizing and misapplication of the type of system means John should go after the HVAC contractor for such gross errors and then move, if he can, to a hydronic system (or hydro-air system) that allows him easily and effectively to combine his space heating and domestic hot water loads.last_img read more

Awesome Cinematography Tutorial: The Flip Shot

Awesome Cinematography Tutorial: The Flip Shot

first_imgIn this video production tutorial, we show you how to create a “flip shot” using a DSLR and tripod – great for adding a dramatic touch to your project.Awesome Cinematography is a series where we talk about creating cinematography that will take your production value to the next level. In this episode, we demonstrate a simple DSLR trick shot that’s engaging and dramatic.  I recently used the “flip shot” in a short that I released. You can view it here.The Flip Shot basically involves a tripod that is sideways, parallel to the ground. The tripod needs to be elevated off the ground about 8-9 inches. In this example, I used apple boxes, but you can use a bag, a stack of books, or anything you can get your hands on.Gear list:Manfrotto 501 tripod (discontinued)Canon 5D mk3Tokina 11-16mmApple boxesSand bagsThe Flip Shot is a great way to add a dramatic element to your film. But, it is definitely one of those shots that you don’t want to overuse. It’s a great way to add confusion or discomfort to the scene.Can you think of a unique way to use the flip shot? Got any DSLR tips to share? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more