David Schonauer

Call For Entries: The International Motion Art Awards, Deadline August 29

AI-AP   Friday July 25, 2014

Are you getting your submissions ready for the third annual International Motion Art Awards? The deadline for entries is August 29. The awards honor the year’s best in live-action work and animation, motion photography, motion illustration, and motion design—from documentary shorts and music videos to commercial motion graphics and fine-art video. Go to the IMAA archive to see winners from previous competitions, and watch Motion Arts Pro for our series profiling past winners. Stay tuned to MAP in the coming weeks for more announcements about this year’s contest—and to find out who will be judging your work.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Sony FS100 Prices Drops to Under $2,500

nofilmschool   Friday July 25, 2014

It seems to be the time of year for price cuts: NoFilmSchool notes that Canon C300 recently dropped to $12,000, then it was the Canon 7D hitting a grand, followed by a big cut on the DJI Ronin gimbal stabilizer, and then a 50-percent reduction for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Now Sony is cutting the price of its budget big-sensor FS100 to $2,500 (body only). Buy by September 30 and you also get a Metabones EF-to-NEX adapter so you can mount and control Canon lenses onto the camera.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: Celebrating Animator Chuck Jones

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE   Friday July 25, 2014

Those Saturday-morning cartoons beloved by Baby Boomers—and adored by later generations—were more than riotous entertainment; they were art! The just-opened exhibition “What’s Up, Doc: The Animation Art of Chuck Jones” at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York celebrates the man who perfected the sardonic wisecracks of Bugs Bunny, the flummoxed double takes of Daffy Duck, and the doomed schemes of Wiley E. Coyote. The show runs through January 19 and then will travel.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Sending Walter White Into Space (With GoPro)

DIYPhotography   Friday July 25, 2014

Over the past few years a number of people have created viral videos by sending small cameras (like iPhones) into space via balloons. DIY Photography reports that when the team at website tvtag decided to make a viral space vid, they put together a GoPro … and a bobble-head doll of Walter White, the meth-pushing protagonist of Breaking Bad. In the video, Walter reaches an altitude of 85,000 feet. BTS photos show that upon recovery Walter’s bobble head had separated from his body.   Read the full Story >>

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