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Jordan Bell and Steve Kerr got into it late in Monday night’s game

first_imgLOS ANGELES – An argument flared up once again on the Warriors’ bench at the end of another game here.This time, it did not involve Kevin Durant and Draymond Green over a late-game play. This time, it was Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Jordan Bell over a late-game performance.With 4:50 remaining in the Warriors’ 130-111 victory over the Lakers on Monday, Kerr and Bell had a heated argument on the sideline. Bell declined to comment on the incident afterwards, while Kerr kept his explanation …last_img read more

Housing subsidies increased

first_img23 May 2003Housing Minister Brigitte Mabandla announced during the department’s budget speech in Parliament this week that the government has raised the subsidy levels for people who qualify for low-cost houses.“We have decided to adjust the subsidy grant on an annual basis to ensure that the subsidy is not eroded by the effects of inflation,” said Mabandla.The minister said the government subsidy for people earning up to R1 500 per month would be increased 13.8% or R2 800, from R20 300 to R23 100.Those earning from R1 501 to R2 500 will see their subsidies increased by 11.8%, from R12 700 to R14 200.Mabandla said there would also be an R800 increase from R7 000 to R7 800 for people who fell within the income bracket of R2 501 to R3 500.She said the indigent, who included the aged, disabled and the infirm, would have their subsidy increased from R22 800 to R25 580, provided they earned no more than R800 per month.The consolidation subsidy for those earning up to R1 500 rises from R10 900 to R12 521 and for indigents from R13 400 to R15 000, representing increases of 14.8% and 11.9% respectively.Mabandla added that her department was investigating a possible raising of the income limit for the highest subsidy amount, from R1 500 per month to R1 794.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Free Epic Sound Effects for Film & Video Trailers

first_imgLayer, layer, layer. Often sound effects work best when layered and combined. With trailers, where the sound design may be dense, you may need to overlay multiple SFX to really build out the sound palette. Take a look at how we layered the SFX for the demo video above: Add audio filters and effects to the SFX. Most video editing applications have at least a few basic audio filters that, when applied to SFX, can dramatically change the sound and feeling. For instance, adding reverb may make an effect sound more ethereal, whereas distortion may work well for a gritty horror or sci-fi trailer. Experiment with filters to customize the sound to fit the needs of your project.Check out our previous post on using sound effects in film and video for three additional tips! Simiilary, this popular post has several tips on the editing process for film trailers. Enjoy the sound effects and make something epic! Download this collection of high-quality sound effects for your films and videos! We’ve curated this collection of free SFX to give your trailers MAXIMUM impact!It’s the hallmark of every action trailer: driving music and booming sound effects, building in intensity and power toward a pivotal climax. With the Trailer Construction Kit (Lite Version) from PremiumBeat, you can inject your own projects with the same high-quality Hollywood style SFX. We’ve handpicked 20 hallmark ‘action trailer’ sound effects for this free pack: sweeps, risers, slams, and intense atmospheres.Give it a listen! We’ve profiled this free sound effects kit in this hard-hitting demo trailer:Demo music “Against the Odds” available for license on PremiumBeat. Footage available for license at Shutterstock.Pro Tip:The free download is a Lite Version of our popular Trailer Construction Kit. We crafted the full kit to include all the SFX you need to create epic and cinematic trailers. Preview the Full Trailer Construction KitDOWNLOAD TRAILER CONSTRUCTION KIT LITE – FREE SFX PACK EQ your SFX for maximum punch. Want to bring out the bass in your drum hits? EQ. Putting a simple EQ filter on your sound effects can make them punchier, but be mindful of your levels. You likely never want the SFX to distort, get blown out or over power dialogue.center_img Editing with the Free Sound Effects PackSound effects have the ability to better engage your audience, support action we see on-screen, and enhance your music (like we’ve seen in the example above). Here are a few quick tips for getting the most out of this free sound effects pack: Change SFX speed or reverse it. With new advancements in video editing apps, you can not only change the speed of any audio, but you can also preserve the pitch as well. This is especially useful for SFX that build – you may need to speed up the build, but you don’t want it to sound like high-pitched chipmunk squeals. Also, with some SFX you can create really interesting sounds by simply reversing the audio (again, easy to do in most NLEs).last_img read more