David Schonauer

Trending: This Summer's Eclipse Led to Some Astonishing Filmmaking

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 7, 2019

July 2 was a dark day for some people. A total solar eclipse brought a brief blackout to regions of the Pacific and South America. And filmmakers were prepared. Professional outdoor photographer Ted Hesser was in Chile to work on an indie film that would feature a scene using totality as a backdrop -- the first time, according to some, that this was ever attempted ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Get Great Gimbal Shots, Create Better Time lapses, Get Cinematic Footage from Your Smartphone ... and more

By David Schonauer   Monday August 5, 2019

We're living in the age of the gimbal. And that's pretty sweet for filmmakers, allowing you to add interesting camera movement to videos with relative ease. But the operative word there is "relative." There's a gimbal learning curve, and to help you get over it we include some expert insight on the subject in today's roundup of motion art tutorials ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: How Phil Hart Captured the 2017 Solar Eclipse With 12 Cameras

By David Schonauer   Monday July 1, 2019

Is space the final frontier for photographers and filmmakers? We recently rounded up a number of photo projects focused on the Milky Way. Today we feature a video of the 2017 solar eclipse that brought daytime darkness to a swath of the United States. The video, titled "The Moon in Motion," comes from photographer Phil Hart and a team of other photographers who used ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Use a Pan Shot, Avoid Beginner Drone Mistakes ... and More

By David Schonauer   Wednesday June 12, 2019

Sometimes it's good enough just to not be wrong. Today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web features a number of lessons about how to avoid common mistakes -- including five mistakes you mustn't make when switching from photography to video. You'll also find out about eight beginner drone filmmaking mistakes, and five big no-nos of shooting B-roll. But it ...   Read the full Story >>

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