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International Motion Art Awards: Max Friedman Does "Mad Men"

By David Schonauer   Friday April 17, 2015

The final season of AMC's "Mad Men" series is now underway, and its fans will be waiting to see the fate of Don Draper, the complex '60s-era ad man who wants everything and finds anguish because he gets it. One avid viewer of the show is Max Friedman, a senior at Kean University in Union, NJ. Friedman, a graphic design major, was inspired ...   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: GoPro Live-Streams with $7,500 HEROCast

Mashable   Friday April 17, 2015

Live streaming with apps like Meerkat and Periscope is all the rage now—and, notes Mashable, GoPro doesn’t want to be left out of the fun. The camera company has unveiled its own live-streaming solution, the HEROCast and HEROCast BacPac, two wireless HD transmitters that cost $7,500. While Meerkat and Periscope, both free, are aimed at amateurs, GoPro's HEROCast is designed for professionals—specifically extreme sports athletes. NoFilmSchool  says the move makes GoPro’s Hero4 more versatile.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: Avid Introduces Free Version of Media Composer

Indiewire   Friday April 17, 2015

Avid announced a free version of it’s popular Media Composer video-editing software. Called Media Composer | First, it will be a trimmed-down variant of the $50-a-month Media Composer. The new version will have a limited number of projects available, and projects will be stored in the cloud, though there will be limited cloud-storage space. The move is meant to attract new customers—Indiewire says it will be perfect for aspiring video professionals, enthusiasts, and students. Availability: Later in 2015.   Read the full Story >>

Time-Lapse Showcase: Randy Halverson's West

YouTube   Friday April 17, 2015

Randy Halverson, the South Dakota filmmaker who impressed the webernet with his DakotaLapse, is back with a new time-lapse video that the Huffington Post says “is nothing short of spectacular.” Halverson shot the images for the video last year and early 2015 in locations throughout Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota—always while camping, he says, "near the end of some remote trail.” Halverson explains how he captured images of the Milky Way and auroras at his website, where you can download the full 30-minute video.   Read the full Story >>

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