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International Motion Art Awards: Stefan G. Bucher

By David Schonauer   Thursday January 8, 2015

As an illustrator, writer, and graphic designer, Stefan G. Bucher is used to wearing a number of hats: He is also the driving force behind the California design studio 344 Design and the creator of the popular online animation series Daily Monster, which began when he filmed himself drawing a new monster every night for 100 nights. His background in motion, however, really started ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: RODE Goes Wireless with RODELink and Filmmaker Kit

DIYPhotography   Friday January 23, 2015

Many filmmakers swear by RØDE’s microphones, but, notes DIY Photographer, the company has never marketed a wireless audio system. That situation changes with the introduction of the RØDELink fully digital wireless audio system, starting with the Filmmaker kit, which includes a camera-mounted receiver, beltpack transmitter and broadcast-grade lavalier microphone. The system uses a 2.4GHz, 128-bit encrypted digital transmission signal sent on two channels simultaneously, providing high-resolution 24-bit/44.1k digital audio at a range of over 100 yards. Price: around $400.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: A Light Show Captured with DSLRs in a Car

Vimeo   Friday January 23, 2015

Music videos have again become a creative driving force in motion art, a case in point being the video shot by Kevin McGloughlin of Sligo, Ireland, for the song “Never Knew” by Sunken Foal. McGloughlin refers to the project, now a Vimeo Staff Pick, as “a simple car journey,” but it’s also a mesmerizing light show: He shot the vid with two DSLRs—a Canon 7D and Canon 60D with 50mm f/1.8 and 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses—while driving around in a car at night, notes PetaPixel, then did post in After Effects CS6 and Premier Pro CS6.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Can Americans Make Films in Cuba Now?

nofilmschool   Friday January 23, 2015

President Obama’s moves to normalize relations between the US and Cuba have included an executive action to ease travel restrictions for Americans who promise their visits are for "legitimate" purposes, including religious, cultural, or family reasons. Does filmmaking qualify as an approved reason to travel to Cuba? For insight, NoFilmSchool went to a number of filmmakers who have worked in Cuba, including Nicholas Brennan (Hard Rock Havana) and Alex Mallis (La Noche Buena).   Read the full Story >>

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