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Spotlight: Timelapses of the Near, the Far, and the Future

By David Schonauer   Monday September 16, 2019

The art of the timelapse has become ever more sophisticated. Today, for instance, we spotlight a 55-second time-lapse from photographer Aryeh Nirenberg that visualizes the Earth rotating around the Milky Way. He accomplished this by fixing the Milky Way as the point of reference and having the landscape spin instead. We also feature storm chaser Mike Olbinski's latest stunning timelapse, and a macro ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Slow-Mo Standouts for August

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 28, 2019

August is a time when it pays to move slow. And today we feature some very slow-moving people -- in New York City, no less. Filmmaker Glen Vivaris captured life in the very slow lane by aiming his Galaxy S10 out the window of a car and shooting with the smartphone's Super Slow-mo mode. "The car was actually moving really fast in comparison to ...   Read the full Story >>

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 >>

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