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South Africa’s motocross world champ

first_imgThe overall win in Italy went to Searle, who won both motos. Rattray was classified second and Belgian Joel Roelants, also on a KTM, took the final podium place. The final breakdown of points saw Rattray (636) take the title by 23 points from Searle. Frenchman Nicholas Aubin was third, a massive 207 points behind Searle. The injury bogey struck again in 2007, bringing an early end to Rattray’s season when he damaged a knee, which forced him to miss the final four GPs. DebutRattray made his Motocross World Championship debut in the 2001 European GP in the 125cc class. The following year, 2002, was his first full season in the Championship. He surprised by finishing seventh overall and scored his first ever podium in Belgium. Rattray and his Red Bull KTM team-mate, Briton Tommy Searle, were the only riders in with a chance of winning the world title. Reigning world champion, Italy’s Antonio Cairoli, dropped out of the title race when he injured a knee at the South African GP in Nelspruit in July. Tyla Rattray became the third South African to win a motocross world title when he clinched the MX2 category championship at the Italian Grand Prix in Faenza on Sunday. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAinfo reporter Final World Championship StandingsTyla Rattray 636 pointsTommy Searle 613 pointsNicolas Aubin 406 pointsShaun Simpson 394 pointsRui Goncalves 380 pointsAntonio Cairoli 357 points In 2003, Rattray ended sixth in the 125cc Championship. Italy Grand Prix resultsTommy Searle 50 pointsTyla Rattray 40 pointsJoel Roelants 35 pointsZach Osborne 34 pointsStephen Sword 34 pointsShaun Simpson 27 points He competed in the first year of the MX2 class in 2004 and enjoyed a very good season as he finished runner-up to his KTM team mate Ben Townley for the world title. His successes included victories in Spain, France, and Belgium. The 2008 season is not quite over for him, however. Rattray will be in action for South Africa on 28 September at Donington park in the Red Bull Motocross of Nations. ACL injuryAn anterior cruciate ligament injury kept Rattray out of action for most of the next season after he had opened it with a promising win in the GP of Flanders. On his return he was victorious in all three races he contested, which left him in 15th place in the Championship standings. Searle then walked away with the second moto with Roelants second and American Zach Osbourne, on a Yamaha, in third place. Rattray cruised around to finish in fourth place. First motoThe first moto saw Rattray content to play second fiddle to Searle and make sure of wrapping up the title. Searle led home the South African with Frenchman Anthony Boissiere third on another KTM. Rattray said: “It feels great after I had some tough last years, especially with my ACL. To me this is like a dream come true, the Championship was everything for me.” 15 September 2008 The South African ace has confirmed he will be competing for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing squad in next year’s MX1 World Championship. Rattray flattered only to deceive in 2006 as injuries again took their toll. He opened with wins in the first three rounds, but with the injuries came inconsistent form and he had to settle for fourth place in the Championship. Second place in the first moto of the final event of the year was enough to give Rattray the title. He went into the event needing 18 points out of a possible 50 to make sure of the championship. Came togetherFinally, in 2008 it all came together as Rattray recorded 13 podiums finishes out of a possible 15 and won four GPs to become world champion. Previous SA world championsThe result saw the 22-year-old Durban rider join Greg Albertyn, who won 250 and 125 world titles, and Grant Langston, who won the 125 championship, as the only South Africans to win world motocross championships.last_img read more

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4 Iconic Music Video Production Effects You Need to Know

first_imgAre you getting ready to record a music video? Try out any these four effects to add some style and texture to your production.Music videos are some of my favorite projects to work on. There’s so much room for creative expression, visual storytelling, and inventive camera shots. Sometimes, though, music videos can get pretty stale. It’s the same garage rock band playing in a giant empty warehouse — or a SoundCloud rapper throwing stacks out of a fresh new Benz. So, why not approach your music video with some offbeat techniques to make yours stand out? 1. Half-Speed RecordingDo you remember all of those jams in the ’90s that featured some dude on a beach singing in a white linen shirt with the wind blowing through his hair? Most of those videos appeared to be in slow motion, but the singer seemed to stay in sync with the normal timed track. This is the half-speed recording trick.To pull off this effect, take your song and double the speed in Adobe Audition. Then, record the video in 48fps and lip-sync to the sped-up song. Now when you take it into Premiere during editing, all you have to do is slow the footage down to 50 percent and it will sync up with the original timing.2. Double-Speed RecordingThe double-speed effect is basically the exact opposite of the half-speed effect. This is where the singer appears to be moving in normal speed, but everything around him is moving at double time. To record this effect, reverse the half-speed instructions; slow down your song by 200 percent, and record your artist lip-syncing to the slowed-down track. Now, once you bring it into Premiere, slow down the footage by 50 percent, and it will sync up.3. Reverse RecordingIf you have ever seen the music video for “The Scientist” by Coldplay, you know the effect we’re talking about here. This is where your footage is playing in reverse, but your subject seems to be synced with the lyrics.So take your song and reverse it in Audition. It’s going to sound weird, and the lyrics won’t make any sense anymore, but to sync properly, you need to try and write down phonetically what lyrics you might be hearing. Once you’ve listened to the reversed track enough, you’ll be able to lip-sync to these nonsense words (as best as you can). Record the video with some cool effects that will look good backwards, like things blowing up or being thrown into the air. Once you’ve finished the recording, all you have to do is reverse the clip in Premiere to get your desired effect. (Note: it takes quite a bit of practice to get the reversed lyrics memorized, so plan to spend some time on it.)4. Old-School Film LookA favorite of indie bands and hipsters alike, the old school film effect is a music video classic. It’s an interpretation of the old home movies recorded on 8mm film that gives your video a home-grown nostalgic feel. This effect doesn’t have any special recording needs, so just record a synced video with the normal audio track.Bring it into Premiere, and in the effects tab, add the Posterize Time effect to your clip. This is going to lower your clip’s frame rate. in the settings, lower the frame rate to about 8fps to get a stop-motion type feel.For a more detailed film look, you can add a film grain on top. Check out the 4K film grain overlays available from RocketStock — and plenty of other packs for a little something extra in your production.Looking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.The Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After EffectsFree Practical Lighting Techniques for a Cinematic LookVideo Tutorial: Creative Video and Photo Ideas using Fireworkslast_img read more

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