David Schonauer

Screening Room: See the MTV IDs Killed by Lawyers

STASH   Friday October 9, 2015

Let’s say you’re a giant international media brand (actually, MTV) and you ask a design/animation studio (in this case, Le Cube) to create channel IDs that “make fun of some pop icons.” And let’s say that studio nails it. What could possibly go wrong? Lawyers. According to Stash, MTV’s legal team demanded that the IDs never air.  But you’re in luck, because the creatives at Le Cube, which is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, decided to release their work independently, with this note: “Attention Lawyers – these are just some fun GIFs that MTV decided not to put on air, but they were too cool not to be in our portfolio. So, If you want to sue something, sue boredom.” Bravo!   Read the full Story >>

Education: NYC Opens First Public Film Grad School

Indiewire   Friday October 9, 2015

New York City has officially opened the doors to the Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, which welcomes an inaugural class of 69 students this fall. It is the only public graduate school in the nation integrated into a working film lot — the Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard — and is the first public graduate school of cinema in New York City, notes Indiewire. The cost of tuition at Feirstein is approximately $59,000 for in-state students over three years.   Read the full Story >>

Branded Content: Balancing Work and the Adventurous Life

Vimeo   Friday October 9, 2015

How do you create a life that balances work, family and your passion for the mountains? That’s the issue at the heart of a branded-content series from Black Diamond Equipment, which makes climbing and skiing gear. The first entry in the series is a five-and-a-half-minute video about Henrik Westling of Jämtland, Sweden, who recently became the first person to climb and ski every one of the region's 178 summits. Director: Greg Hackett. Learn more  about Westling at the Black Diamond website.   Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: Make Great Exterior Shots With This Trick in Post

nofilmschool   Friday October 9, 2015

Sometimes you want your wide exterior and landscape shots to jump off the screen, notes NoFilmSchool, which features a tutorial video in which editor Larry Jordan reveals a deceptively simple trick that can help you accomplish that. Jordan shares some tips for using gradients and blend modes to add some punch to images that otherwise look flat and uninspired.   Read the full Story >>

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