David Schonauer

International Motion Art Awards: Richard Borge in IMAA 3

By David Schonauer   Thursday November 20, 2014

Those who were on hand at the annual AI-AP Big Talk symposium this month to see the winners of the third annual International Motion Art Awards also heard an interesting panel discussion about transitioning to motion work from still photography and illustration. One of the panelists was Brooklyn-based motion-design artist Richard Borge, a past IMAA winner and a winner of IMAA 3 for two ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: JVC's New Super 35mm 4K Cam Adapts to Nearly Any Lens

nofilmschool   Friday November 21, 2014

JVC has unveiled three new cameras due to arrive in 2015, including the intriguing JVC GY-LS300, which has a Super 35mm sensor and a Micro 4/3 mount. Lenses made for Micro 4/3 aren't designed to cover Super 35mm … so why did JVC do come at it this way? Because, notes NoFilmSchool, the camera was designed with lens adapters in mind. And that could appeal to filmmakers who want to play around with lots of different formats and lenses.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: A Stop-Mo NYC Tour Made from Oil Paintings

Vimeo   Friday November 21, 2014

You could certainly call the new music video from folk band The Sea The Sea a multimedia effort. The impressionistic video, for the song “Waiting,” is a stop-motion taxicab tour of New York City at night made from 3,454 oil paintings done by artist Zachary Johnson. The rotoscoped paintings, which Johnson made over a period of eight months, imbue the city with a dream-like haziness, notes FastCompany. The artist, who also gets the directing credit, in turn used a video as inspiration for his paintings.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Should Doc Makers Become Friends With Their Subjects?

FILMMAKER   Friday November 21, 2014

Filmmaker Luke Korem is in the final days of an Indigogo campaign for a documentary called Dealt, about the blind card magician Richard Turner. At Filmmaker, meanwhile, Korem guest posts about some of the issues he’s had to deal with on the film … including his increasing close relationship with Turner. “During this intimate and at times grueling process, it’s natural to take a step back and wonder, ‘Am I getting too close?’ In the case of a character-based film, one asks, ‘If I befriend my subject will I lose my objectivity?’” he writes.   Read the full Story >>

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