David Schonauer

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 >>

How To: Record Better Audio, Create a Moving Timelapse, Turn Your Podcasts into Video Podcasts, and more

By David Schonauer   Wednesday December 4, 2019

Audio is a challenge. And that goes double for photographers transitioning to filmmaking. But high-quality audio is crucial, and today's roundup of motion art tutorials from around the web includes some sound advice on capturing sound, as well as tips on choosing your first microphone. There's also insight on shooting great action-cam footage, top-flight B-roll, directing your first commercial, turning your podcast into a ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: A Tale of Life, Land, Loss, and Horses

By David Schonauer   Tuesday November 5, 2019

Take a breath before watching the documentary "Inhale." Filmmaker Sean Mullan offers up an eyeful of visual details -- close-up footage, drone-shots and slow-motion -- and an earful, with a haunting soundtrack by cellist Kim Vaughan, Mullan's cousin. He combines it all with a powerful story that seem to be about his Uncle Jim's secrets for training horses. But the 16-minute film evolves into ...   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: Capturing Photographer Aida Muluneh In the Earth's Hottest Place

By David Schonauer   Monday October 28, 2019

Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is beautiful in its severity. The hottest place on Earth -- temperatures regularly climb 120 degrees Fahrenheit -- its sere, otherworldly landscape served as a perfect setting for a new body of work from Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh focusing on issues surrounding access to water. Commissioned by the international NGO WaterAid, Muluneh's series "Water Life" symbolically represents the daily hardships women ...   Read the full Story >>

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