David Schonauer

Motion Graphics: Framing the Rain-Forest Argument

MediaStorm   Thursday May 21, 2015

As we’ve noted before, motion graphics can make large quantities of information easily digestible. That’s certainly the case with a three-minute video created by the MediaStorm studio for the Global Environment Facility. The video, promoting actions aimed at saving rainforests, needed to provide facts and figures underscoring the importance of the issue, but, as the studio notes, “too many would be detrimental to the overall message of the piece.” It was also important for the script to stress the impact that deforestation has on society … and people’s daily lives … but in a positive way. The GEF will use the film at events and online to raise awareness about rainforest sustainability.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The Panasonic Lumix G7

Videomaker   Thursday May 21, 2015

Panasonic’s recently introduced Lumix G7 has many interesting features, notes Videomaker, especially its ability to shoot 4K internally. The new camera, which is smaller than the company’s popular G4, is affordably priced at under $800 and can record smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p, as well as 24p in MP4. Also interesting is the camera’s 4K PHOTO feature, which allows an individual frame to be extracted in printable 8MP resolution (to do so, the footage must be shot at the 30fps setting).   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: The Art of the Master Woodturner

Vimeo   Thursday May 21, 2015

Woodturning is a particular kind of woodworking in which artisans create intricate objects using a lathe. The new video Turns, from LA-based Breakwater Studios, focuses on the craft of Steven Kennard, a master woodturner in Nova Scotia, whose craft is captured with beautiful slow-motion cinematography. The video is part of a series from Breakwater called Life’s Work, which features six craftspeople living on Canada's Eastern Seaboard whose life experiences have shaped their work.   Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: Which Filters Do You Need for Your Film Project?

nofilmschool   Thursday May 21, 2015

Filters are essential for correctly exposing your images, notes NoFilmSchool, which features a tutorial video from Zeke Kamm of Aviator Camera Gear explaining what kind of ND filters to use to how to utilize a matte box. Get your exposures right in camera and don’t “fix it in post!”   Read the full Story >>

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