David Schonauer

Screening Room: "The Prostitutes and the Priest"

Vimeo   Monday January 23, 2017

Every year, thousands of migrants move to the Namibian capital of Windhoek in search of a better life. But jobs are scarce, and sex work often becomes the only available employment for women, notes Swiss photographer and filmmaker Christian Bobst, whose multimedia project The Prostitutes and the Priest tells the story of a number of young women performing sex work in order to survive and a Catholic priest, Father Hermann Klein-Hipass, who has made it his personal mission to help them. See the film at Vimeo. Go to LensCulture  to learn more about Bobst’s project.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Aputure's Indestructible Deity Shotgun Mic

CINEMA 5D   Monday January 23, 2017

Aputure has entered the mic market and is taking aim at an industry legend: the Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun mic, notes Cinema 5D.  Aputure’s new Diety Shotgun mic  is impact-proof, weatherproof, waterproof, and built like a tank, having been machined from solid brass. It is very directional — sounds coming from sources other than the one you’re pointing it at should be very low in volume — making it a perfect choice for shooting interviews. It’s also priced to sell at $359.    Read the full Story >>

Music Videos: Banish Monday Blues with "Hugs for Everyone"

NOWNESS   Monday January 23, 2017

Do you need a hug today? Maybe. Did you need one last Monday? Probably: Blue Monday, the third Monday in January, is said to be the most-depressing day of the year in the northern hemisphere, notes Nowness. To combat the dismal days of January Los Angeles-based director and animator San Charoenchai brought to life artwork by American illustrator Dallas Clayton in a video set to the music of the electronic music project Maximum Hedrum. The video tells the story of a robot and a global hug-a-thon.    Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: FiLMiC Pro Update Lets You Shoot Log

nofilmschool   Monday January 23, 2017

The popular FiLMiC Pro app  is designed to give filmmakers more control over their smartphone cameras' settings, including frame rate, resolution, and shutter speed. (It’s what director Sean Baker used to give his Sundance hit Tangerine a cinematic look.) And now, notes NoFilmSchool, the app is about to get even more powerful with a Log/Flat picture profile that is being included in an update. The new feature gives you more options and latitude when you head into post. See DIY Photography  for more.   Read the full Story >>

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