David Schonauer

Spotlight: "In the Absence" and Other Oscar-Nominated Short Docs

By David Schonauer   Thursday February 6, 2020

When disaster strikes, whom should you listen to? That question lies at the heart of "In the Absence," one of the short documentaries nominated for an Oscar this year. The 28-minute film focuses on a passenger ferry, the M.V. Sewol, that sank while traveling between the South Korean city of Incheon and Jeju Island on April 16, 2014. As the vessel listed and began ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Brilliant Timelapses Underscore the Problem of Light Pollution

By David Schonauer   Monday January 13, 2020

In the future, will we see stars? Last year, photographer and filmmaker Asif Islam of Asif Photography set out to capture an 8K timelapse that would show the impact of light pollution. So he traveled from one end of the spectrum, so to speak, to the other, traveling from the bright lights of Los Angeles to the Great Basin Desert of the western U.S., ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Capture Winter Sports with an Action Cam, Shoot Dual Interviews, Get Great Audio Without a Recorder, and more

By David Schonauer   Tuesday January 7, 2020

Over the past 10 years, action cams have changed the game when it comes to sports videos: The small, wearable cameras have given athletes and filmmakers the ability to capture amazing tricks with unique angles, noted the Vimeo blog in a recent post, which we highlight today, along with other filmmaking tutorials from around the internet. You'll also learn how to shoot an interview ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Art of Skateboard Photography, and A New Generation of Artists

By David Schonauer   Thursday December 12, 2019

Skateboard photography as art? Mike Blabac wrote the book on it -- literally. It's called "Mike Blabac: The Art of Skateboard Photography," and it documents the exploits and creativity of skateboarding legends, chronicling along the way not just a sport, but a way of life. Today we spotlight a new short film from director Jacob Rosenberg in which Blabac delves into the process behind ...   Read the full Story >>

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