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Screening Room: Are Reformed Zombies Second-Class Citizens?

Vimeo   Friday February 24, 2017

Interesting social questions are raised in the short film Less Than Human, which comes from The Animation Workshop of Viborg, Denmark. Plot: In the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, zombies are cured and exiled to secluded camps. There has been talk from some bleeding-heart liberals about rehabilitating post-zombies back into society, but a journalist reporting on the case thinks the zombies still pose a threat to society. Stash  says the film is anchored by a brilliant script and beat-perfect voice acting.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The New Airport Helipak Backpack for DJI Phantom 4 Drones

News Shooter   Friday February 24, 2017

Think Tank has released version 2.0  of its popular Airport Helipak backpack for DJI Phantom drones. The new version accommodates a DJI Phantom 4/Phantom 4 Pro or similarly sized drones from other manufacturers and has been designed to be carry-on compatible for both U.S. domestic or international airline travel, notes News Shooter. Its custom divider set allows for extra accessories and gear, including a small camera like a Sony a7 or Panasonic GH5, and features a dedicated 15-inch laptop compartment.   Read the full Story >>

Documentary: Exploring the Quiet World of the "Last Train"

Vimeo   Friday February 24, 2017

A quick Google search shows that last trains are a trend in short films — there are horror stories about people aboard the final subway train of the night and meditative appreciations of the wee-hour world of subways. Director Matt Knarr’s new three-and-a-half-minute documentary Last Train, on view now at Vimeo, explores the quiet, empty world of the last subway train of the night and the stories of the people riding it. Knarr captures the lucky/unlucky feeling of catching the last train home.   Read the full Story >>

Primer: 5 Simple Tricks Every Filmmaker Should Know

Film Riot   Friday February 24, 2017

If you’re a filmmaker working on a small- or no-budget project, you’re probably faced with a number of obstacles keeping you from getting your work looking great. Film Riot has a tutorial that shows you five simple tricks that will help you overcome common challenges … such as shooting at a location that is much smaller than you might like. The solution: When filming an over-the-shoulder dialog scene, move the actors and the camera to one side of the room to make the space look bigger. See DIY Photography for more.   Read the full Story >>

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