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‘Reverse Dependency Syndrome’


first_imgAn entrepreneur of the United States of America, Mr. Juan Casimiro, has emphasized the need for Liberians to reverse from dependency to champion their own cause to become sustainable through business.Making the assertion in an interview following a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop organized for young Liberian entrepreneurs by the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Mr. Casimiro indicated that Liberia, like other countries around the world, depends on others for survival— something he said people need to seriously put behind them to engage in business ventures that will make them successful entrepreneurs, instead of depending on others.“What I see in Liberia, like other countries, is that people depend too much on others. They see these NGOs and the government and decide to depend on them.  You have to reverse that mindset, become self- enterprising, become self sustainable,” he stressed.Highlighting the nature of the four-day workshop, Mr. Casimiro said it is meant to provide knowledge for young entrepreneurs to be successful in life and be able to manage money the best way and to become independent entrepreneurs.He said they had a training exercise for the same group last October, and the Training of Trainer component came to prepare these Liberians to train others in their communities in return.The program, according to the workshop facilitator, in line with U.S. Government under the leadership of President Barak Obama was initiated for African youths; about 850 Liberians have applied to be a part it.Of the 850 Mr. Casimiro said only about 15 to 20 will be selected from Liberia to form a part.Concerning the Casimiro Global Foundation he operates as an entrepreneur, Mr. Casimiro said he came with the dream following the death of his father fourteen years ago when he realized that he could not just sit to mourn but to undertake a venture in honor of his deceased father.The foundation, he said is concerned with three programs; namely, Global Youth Chain of Commerce, Global Youth internship Program and SEED (Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Development) Fund.He said while some have the entrepreneurial knowledge and plan to make a business grow, they lack funds to invest in business.  Therefore, he said the SEED aspect of the foundation was included to provide funds for prepared entrepreneurs who will want to start a business but lack the capital.Mr. Casimiro assured that some of the Liberian entrepreneurs that underwent the training may receive funding from his foundation, but they will have to submit their business plans through electronic mail and he and the board of the foundation will assess and properly evaluate the plans before providing fund for some of them.To keep the trained entrepreneurs in touch, the facilitator said there will be a periodic video conference with them and will constantly be exchanging emails so they remain acquainted with what they need to know to train others in their respective communities.The twenty participants are mainly young Liberians who have gained knowledge at various accredited universities in the country.Commenting on the significance of the workshop, two of the twenty participants, Suah Wanyan and Chebio W. Dickson II, expressed delight over being a part of the training. They noted that it left them more determined to becoming entrepreneurs, instead of relying on government or other institutions to provide jobs for them.Suah Wanyan who is already operating a sanitation company said strategies learnt from the training will help her not only to train others, but will provide her the opportunity to explore avenues on how to sustain and account for her business.For his part, Chebio W. Dickson said the workshop has given him leadership direction in addition to his Business Management gained at the university. He said he will make sure he uses his knowledge to succeed in business.Meanwhile, having gained their business knowledge through the U.S. embassy, the participants returned the gesture by offering a token of appreciation to the embassy and its facilitator.As is customary, on occasions, they gowned Mr. Casimiro and presented to one of U.S. Embassy staff, an artifact symbolizing friendship. It was intended for Ambassador Deborah Malac who was unable to attend the closing ceremony.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


BRAC-Liberia Step up fight against Ebola in Liberia


first_imgAs Liberia continues to step up its Ebola containment strategy since the deadly disease was imported from Guinea to Lofa, BRAC- Liberia, a Microfinance Company last Friday, September 26, joined in supporting the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) eradication effort by donating a huge quantity of assorted food items and disinfectant materials valued at L$56, 8650 to the newly constructed Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit.Kolubah Zazay, Acting Country Representative of BRAC-Liberia, who presented the items, said the donation was part of his company’s social responsibility in the area of health for the benefit of Liberians. “We see the Ebola virus disease (EVD) as a threat to the collective health and socio-economy of the country. We therefore reiterate our commitment to partner with other stakeholders to stem the tide of Ebola,” Mr. Zazay lamented.Mr. Zazay further promised that the company will work tirelessly in partnership with other stakeholders to ensure that the dreaded disease is contained and stopped from spreading throughout the country.“We have a very strategic ongoing approach to support the work of Ebola in Liberia and hopefully by next week we will be going to Bong County and other communities to make more donations to affected Ebola patients as well as health workers,” he added.Responding, Dr. Atai Omoruto, a Uganda Medical Director and WHO consultant on Ebola case management at Island Clinic, lauded the effort of BRAC and described the contribution as invaluable in the concerted efforts at containing the disease.“This donation will definitely assist in dealing with this emergency. It is important to acknowledge the fact that Liberia has done a very good in responding to the Ebola fight,” Dr. Omoruto added.The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa continues to evolve in alarming ways, with hard-hit countries-Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone-struggling to control the outbreak against a backdrop of compromised health systems, deficits in capacity, and rampant fear.The hard-hit countries are experiencing a phenomenon never before seen in any previous Ebola outbreak due to the fact that as soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients, pointing to a large but previously invisible caseload, according Dr. Omoruto.Of all Ebola-affected countries, Liberia has the highest cumulative number of reported cases and deaths, amounting, on 8 September, to nearly two thousand cases and more than one thousand deaths, Dr. Omoruto concluded.BRAC-Liberia is a development focused organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their lives.  BRAC achieves large scale, rapid change by working with individuals, families, communities and institutions to overcome poverty.The organization’s approach is comprehensive – with financial services, capacity building and livelihood development as well as health, education and social justice – enabling them to realize their potential.BRAC launched operations in Liberia in 2008, incorporated BRAC Microfinance Company in January 2009 and disbursed the first loans by June of the same year.The items donated by BRAC-Liberia includes 50 mattresses, 100 bags of 25kg rice, 20 (10L) gallons of Argo-oil, 10 cartoons of chloride, 20 cartoons of alcohol and 50 cartoons of medicated Soap. Others items included 40 cartoons of Juices, 10 cartoons of Dettol, 100 sacs of mineral water and 10 sacs of toilet tissue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


PSG title party delayed again after historic thumping at Lille


first_imgThe loss was PSG’s worst domestic defeat since going down 4-0 at Bordeaux in 2009, and the first time they had conceded five goals in the league since another 5-1 defeat at Sedan way back in 2000.However they are still 17 points clear of second-placed Lille and if they win at Nantes on Wednesday they will still win the league with six matches to spare.“We are going to be champions, but you have to lose in the right way,” said Kylian Mbappe, who had two goals ruled out for offside.“We can’t lack personality like that, and concede three, four, five goals. Losing happens, but that is not normal.”World Cup winner Mbappe had already had one goal chalked off by the officials when a comical Meunier own goal set Lille on their way after six minutes.But PSG looked set to seal the title when Juan Bernat levelled soon after and Mbappe roofed what looked like his 28th league goal of the season in the 13th minute, only to see that one also rightly disallowed.Silva left the field with a knee injury soon after and after Meunier was pulled off, Bernat was then handed a debatable straight red card in the 36th minute for a tug on Nicolas Pepe despite a VAR check.Attacker Pepe slotted home Lille’s second five minutes after the break when he latched onto a superb Jonathan Ikone through ball and after that the floodgates opened.Jonathan Bamba smashed home the third 14 minutes later from another Ikone assist and two fine headers from Gabriel and Jose Fonte in the final 20 minutes completed the rout and put Lille eight points ahead of third-placed Lyon.“Putting five past PSG doesn’t happen to everyone, even if they did only have 10 men, but we played well tonight,” Pepe told Canal+.“We’ve still got six matches left and we need to win at least three or four to be assured of the Champions League next season.”– Saint-Etienne on Euro hunt –Saint-Etienne’s supporters are eyeing their side’s charge for a Champions League place © AFP / ROMAIN LAFABREGUEEarlier on Sunday, Saint-Etienne closed in on Champions League football after Mathieu Debuchy scored twice in a 3-0 win over Bordeaux that moves them to within three points of Lyon.Wahbi Khazri opened the scoring from the spot 10 minutes after the break following a VAR check of Sergi Palencia’s handball before Debuchy headed home the second from a corner to seal the points 17 minutes before the end.Debuchy then completed the win with a deflected close-range strike in the final minute to put Jean-Louis Gasset’s side back ahead of Marseille, who started the day fourth and in the Europa League spot after surviving late VAR penalty drama on Saturday to scrape to a 2-1 win over Nimes.They are two points ahead of Rudi Garcia’s side and piling pressure on Lyon, who have lost two on the bounce following Friday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Nantes.Lyon go into the final six games in trouble following coach Bruno Genesio’s announcement that he would leave the club in the summer after falling out of favour with the fans.Monaco moved to two places and seven points clear of the relegation play-off spot despite only drawing 0-0 with Reims after all four of the teams below them failed to win.Caen lost 1-0 to Angers, Giungamp draw 3-3 at Strasbourg, while Dijon and Amiens drew 0-0 in a match that was interrupted after monkey chants were directed by a home fan towards the away side’s captain Prince Gouano.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain have to put their title party on hold after being thumped 5-1 at Lille © AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTIPARIS, France, Apr 15 – Paris Saint-Germain missed the chance to seal their sixth Ligue 1 title in seven years for the second week running on Sunday after a 5-1 hammering at Lille, their biggest league defeat in 10 years.Thomas Tuchel’s side could have been crowned champions in record-equalling time last weekend but failed to beat Strasbourg, and they fell short again on Sunday despite needing just a point in a match that saw them have to play with 10 men for 54 minutes and lose both captain Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier to injury.last_img read more


‘It’s exceptional’: Liverpool sink Blades to make it a year unbeaten


first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah and Mane high five after the Egyptian scored his 14th goal of the season to put the hosts aheadLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Jurgen Klopp hailed “exceptional” Liverpool after they made it an entire calendar year without a Premier League defeat as the runaway leaders beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Thursday.Klopp’s side moved 13 points clear of second placed Leicester thanks to goals from Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Senegal winger Sadio Mane at Anfield. Liverpool’s 19th win in 20 league games this season completed an incredible 12 months for a team at the peak of their powers.The Reds haven’t lost in 37 league games since a defeat at Manchester City on January 3, 2019 and it looks certain they will win the English title for the first time since 1990.With a game in hand to further bolster their advantage, it would take an astonishing collapse to deprive Liverpool of their holy grail.“It says a lot of positive things. I have not enough words for it, it is exceptional,” Klopp said.“I’m really happy and really proud of the boys. We should not take things like this for granted.”Winners of their last 18 home league games, Liverpool are unbeaten in 51 top-flight matches at Anfield dating back to April 2017.As if it wasn’t hard enough to beat Liverpool already, they are proving more impregnable than ever lately.This was their fifth consecutive top-flight clean-sheet — the first time they have managed that since 2007 — and they completed more passes than any team in one match in the Premier League era.“The way we controlled Sheffield United was exceptional. In possession we were incredible, we were calm but lively as well. The goals we scored were exceptional,” Klopp said.“It’s obviously good (to go unbeaten for a year) but the target was not to extend this, but to win the game.“We did not think about the one year (undefeated). We have season resolutions, not New Year resolutions!”After a golden 2019 saw Liverpool crowned European and Club World champions, the next target is ending Manchester City’s two-year spell as champions after narrowly missing out last season.Their sights set on domestic bliss, the new year started just as the old one finished, with Liverpool setting standards of excellence that rival anything achieved by City’s breath-taking team.Premier League immortality is within touching distance as Klopp’s men are already over halfway towards an unbeaten league season that would replicate the incredible feat of Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles.Liverpool hadn’t even kicked off when they suffered what could have been a distracting blow as Naby Keita was replaced by James Milner after being injured in the warm-up.But the Reds are far too polished to lose focus and they were in front within four minutes.– Flushed with success –Their win at Bramall Lane in September had come thanks to a mistake from United keeper Dean Henderson and once again Liverpool benefitted from a Blades blunder.When Virgil van Dijk played a long pass towards Andrew Robertson, it should have been easy for George Baldock to deal with.But Baldock lost his footing and fell over, allowing Robertson to advance and cross low to Salah, who got in front of Jack O’Connell to steer in a clinical close-range finish for his 14th goal of the season.Ahead of their first visit to Anfield for 13 year, Chris Wilder’s down-to-earth side took the unusual decision to train alongside the public on Stanley Park in the shadow of the famous stadium.The session was interrupted when a dog decided to use one of the training cones as a toilet.That unpromising omen proved apt as the visitors’ hopes of a shock result were flushed away.Liverpool’s ability to press any opponent into submission and deliver the knockout blow with their lethal front three has made them virtually unplayable over the last 18 months.United were the latest victims as Mane wrapped up the points in the 64th minute.Running onto Robertson’s pass, Mane broke into the area and took Salah’s return pass before firing gleefully into the roof of the net after his initial shot was saved.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Sunderland still keen on summer deal for Uruguayan ace


first_img1 Maxi Pereira Sunderland might still land Benfica defender Maxi Pereira in the summer if he lands a second consecutive top-flight Portuguese title.The Premier League strugglers were tracking the Uruguayan when previous manager and his fellow countryman Gus Poyet was in charge.Poyet has since been axed and replaced by Dick Advocaat but due to transfer dealings at the Stadium of Light being down to sporting director Lee Congerton, the deal might not be dead.Pereira, who has also been linked with a move to Roma, said: “I do not know much (about reports of a transfer) but I read the papers like everyone else.“At Benfica I am quiet and happy and I only look forward to winning the second consecutive championship.”last_img


Usain Bolt makes Central Coast Mariners debut in emphatic pre-season victory


first_imgThe eight-time Olympic gold medallist had seven touches of the ball and came close to getting on the end of a cross towards the end of the match, though he appeared to be struggling for fitness as the final whistle drew close.After the match, he said: “I think the first 15 was pretty good, the last five I could feel my back getting a little bit tight.“But overall I wasn’t too tired so that’s a good sign.“I think probably in the next month I should be up and running at speed.” 4 Usain Bolt expects to be up to speed within a month after making a 20-minute debut for Central Coast Mariners in pre-season.The 32-year-old former sprinter was introduced to the game with Mariners leading a Central Coast Select XI 6-1, though he failed to cap his appearance with a goal in the emphatic defeat. 4 4 4 Bolt started to tire towards the end of his cameo Earlier this year, Bolt spent time training with Borussia Dortmund Bolt is hoping to earn a permanent football contract after hanging up his running shoes “So I think I’m good for five years. I’m in good shape. I’m feeling young and I’m ready to go.”Bolt chose to wear the number 95 for the game against the select XI – an obvious nod to his world record 9.58 100m record.And the tracksuit came off late in the second half as Bolt’s entrance delighted the Central Coast Stadium crowd. Asked about which aspects of his game he needs to improve on, Bolt said: “I think moving off the ball, knowing and understanding where to be when the ball is played to the wing.“It’s all about the movement, I personally think.“In four months’ time, I’ll be fit, be getting a lot more time on the ball. I personally feel I will get a contract by then, I will be playing for much more time.“I feel like that with track and field, it’s not that rough on your body.“We don’t have a lot of contact so I don’t think it’s hard on my body. Head coach Mike Mulvey added: “I thought the big fella did OK. He’s a confident guy.“The game changed a lot in the second half, we scored a lot of goals in the first half and they dropped a lot deeper, so there was no space in behind.“It was a good exercise. He was on a hiding to nothing, he was a little bit nervous, but I’m quite happy with him.” Bolt was called off the bench for the final 20 minutes of the match last_img read more


Terry tipped to be a success if he gets Villa job by Chelsea legend


first_img tense Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ He was also appointed England captain when Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville and Lampard were considered alternatives, and the latter – who was being honoured at a Legends of Football charity event in aid of Nordoff Robbins – said: “We had a strong squad with a lot of big personalities. But John was always the captain, always the leader.“(In management) you need someone to follow, for people to come into the club to understand what the club means, how you need to train, how you need to behave.” Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Lampard has backed his former teammate to be a managerial success Most Popular Football Stories 3 3 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 scrap Lampard is now a manager himself at Derby County latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “(Terry’s playing career) was truly great, whatever way you look at it. John’s titles, medals, personal achievements are absolutely up there in terms of world football, in terms of an English career in the Premier League era.”In addition to Lampard, the successful Chelsea team Terry thrived in and led also had, among others, the decorated figures of Michael Ballack, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and Ashley Cole – each significant for their national teams and at other clubs. 3 gameday cracker Terry left Aston Villa in tears after failing to win promotion back to the Premier League 40-year-old Lampard spent his prime years as vice-captain to Terry at Stamford Bridge and alongside him in the England team, and it is understood that the Derby manager could soon be coming up against his long-term teammate in a Championship dugout.Terry is in contention to join Aston Villa as a coach regardless of whether or not they appoint Thierry Henry as their new manager, and Lampard told Press Association Sport: “He always seemed like he was going to be a coach or a manager, and he has all of the attributes. He’s a leader, he studies the game, and I think and hope he’ll do well.“He has obvious attributes in leading people around him. That’s what a manager needs to do – he did it in the dressing room.“It changes slightly when you become a manager but you still have to have those attributes where you can push people on, drive, encourage, lay down the rules on how to perform to get the best out of yourself as a group. If he carries that on to management then I think he’ll be a success. Frank Lampard has backed former Chelsea teammate John Terry to make it as a coach and a manager, if that happens to be his next move.Terry confirmed he would retire at the age of 37 having won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League. LATEST revealed last_img read more


By the numbers


first_img 8: Hart section titles. 6: Consecutive Hart starting quarterbacks to commit to Division I college (David Neill, Kyle Boller, Kyle Matter, Matt Moore, Sean Norton, Tyler Lyon). 3: Canyon regular-season opponents playing in a section final. 1: Opposing running back to gain more than 100 yards against Canyon this season. .842: Coach Mike Herrington’s winning percentage at Hart (187-35). .778: Canyon coach Harry Welch’s career winning percentage (165-46-2). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 39: Turnovers Hart has forced this season. 26: Hart league championships since inaugural 1948 varsity season. 20: Years since Canyon last won a section title. 19: Hart league championships the past 23 years. 11: Hart appearances in a section final. 2,838: Total yards by Canyon RB J.J. DiLuigi, an average of 218.3 per game. 1988: Year of Canyon’s last title appearance, a Div. II loss to Antelope Valley of Lancaster. 328: Points scored this season by Hart, the lowest output in coach Herrington’s 17-year career. 46: Canyon’s winning streak in 1983-86, tied for longest in Southern Section history. last_img read more


LYIT STUDENT PRESIDENT URGES MEMBERS TO SLAM GRANT CUTS


first_imgAs CAO offers are circulated to thousands of students today, the President of the LYIT Student Union is urging existing and prospective students LYIT students to fight for their future.LYIT Student Union President Brian McElwaineBrian McElwaine has welcomed the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) initiative SERD (Student Electoral Registration Database), a national student voter database which will allow them to marshall and influence hundreds of thousands of votes in constituencies all over the country.Speaking about SERD and potential grant cuts, Brian McElwaine said last year’s delay in the processing of SUSI grants outlined how important maintenance grants are to LYIT students. “Any government decisions to cut grants would have a serious impact on the daily lives of LYIT students.“The Student Union at Letterkenny Institute of Technology condemns any further cuts to the maintenance grant. LYIT students cannot face another winter of grant issues and worries.“I, along with my colleagues at LYIT Student Union and USI, urge students at LYIT and their families to support the national SERD campaign.”  LYIT STUDENT PRESIDENT URGES MEMBERS TO SLAM GRANT CUTS was last modified: August 19th, 2013 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) Tags:LYITPresident Brian McElwaineStudents Unionlast_img read more


A Guide to Shooting Interviews as a One-Person Crew


first_imgNeed to shoot an interview for a film, documentary, or corporate video project? Here’s a step-by-step guide on making sure you get quality footage.Let’s face it, no one would ever recommend shooting video interviews as a one person crew. But, if you work in today’s modern filmmaking industry long enough, you may have to do it from time to time. And, while it’s no one’s favorite situation to be in (all the stakes are squarely on your shoulders — and a lot can go wrong), it’s doable. If you really know your stuff, it can can look just as solid and professional as any small or medium production crew.Personally speaking, I’ve probably had to do fifty to one hundred of these solo interview shoots (or as I called them — Shreditor shoots). And, let me tell you, they never get any less nerve-wracking. I’d say audio is always my greatest concern, as it seems the most likely for something to go wrong without me noticing. But depending on your personal filmmaking strengths and weaknesses, any number of issues can come up on any solo filmmaking shoot.The key is mitigation. You have to do everything in your power to mitigate any and all variables that could go wrong, as well as plan accordingly to have all backup supplies and safeties in place. Make sure you’re ready to handle any problem or situation.Here are some tips for navigating the many challenges of tackling interview shoots solo.Securing Your ShotImage by KAMONRAT.Let’s start at the point you’re most likely going to be concerned about — securing your shot. Depending on your project’s needs and your available resources, you might be shooting the interviews on a single camera or with a multi-camera setup. Obviously adding more cameras to the mix means more work and more variables to consider, but I’d actually recommend having a second camera — if it’s available — as it can help you in securing comprehensive coverage.(Or heck, if you want to go for broke, a third camera can sometimes reach that next level.)Unless you’re looking to do some amazing run-and-gun feat and you’re shooting your interview from a shoulder mount (or monopod) — which you’ll have to do from time to time — you’re going to ideally want to use tripods and stands for all your cameras, lighting, and even audio gear.Your main (or only) camera should be on a tripod. Spend the majority of your focus on this camera when you frame your interview shot. If your subject is supposed to look directly into or just off of a camera, use this one.Focus Points and MarksYour next concern for your footage is to make sure you have your focus points set and your interview subject marked and in a stationary spot. If you need to, use a C-stand or tripod as a stand-in to help frame up your shot before your interview subject arrives. Again, focus on your main camera and frame up a solid shot. When your subject is there and in frame, ask them to lean forward and backwards at the maximum distance as they would when they naturally talk. Make sure those points are still in focus, as much as you deem acceptable.For marking your subject, use gaff tape on the ground where their feet need to stand. However, if you don’t have gaff tape, a stack of paper or even an apple box can work to help corral them where they need to stay.Lighting SetupImage by MikroKon.Lighting is another huge concern and can be hard to set without your subject on their mark (or at least a good stand-in). However, if you know your available lights well enough, you can set up a basic three-point lighting setup even without your subject there. Just make small adjustments once they arrive.A good pro tip for working solo is to make use of monitors. You might need to check your shot while you’re at different spots on set.Audio RecordingAs mentioned above, audio recording was often my biggest concern in terms of what might go wrong. Audio — like lighting and cinematography — really deserves at least one person solely dedicated to it at all times.One way to help cover yourself in case anything goes wrong is to implement at least two means for recording quality audio. I often found that using both a boom and a lapel mic should give you the security of coverage.For the boom, using a C-stand with a boom mic extension from above should give you solid boom audio.Then, you could use a wireless (or even wired) lapel mic as well. Ideally, you’d be using two separate audio recorders, but that might not always be available. While it does create risks, if you have two lines of quality audio being recorded to one recorder — which you can monitor while recording — you should have all the coverage you need.Wearing All the Hats at OnceImage by guruXOX.At the end of the day, for any solo Shreditor shoot, the biggest challenge is staying focused, adaptable, and in control in the face of adversity. If a camera battery fails or a light goes out, you not only have to find a way to deal with the problem, but it’s also your role to handle your interview subject as any producer would. One problem can quickly become several problems or setbacks.Before you dive into one of these solo interview shoots, try really asking yourself what could go wrong and which parts of the production you particularly struggle with the most. For those parts, having backups, failsafes, and solid game plans for addressing any issues should be your chief concern.For more filmmaking tips and tricks, check out some of these resources below.Practical Tips for Avoiding Stress and Saving Time as a Solo FilmmakerThe Shreditor’s Guide to Film and Video Pre-ProductionThe Shreditor’s Guide to Shooting Videos and Commercials by YourselfThe Shreditor’s Guide to Do-It-Yourself Post-ProductionMaking a Short Film with Little to No Crew: The AftermathCover image by Fedorovekb.last_img read more