David Schonauer

Spotlight: Motion Highlights of August

By David Schonauer   Wednesday September 13, 2017

August brought shocking news, and a shocking documentary: After a violent rally of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville that left one counter-protester dead, HBO's Vice News aired a 22-minute documentary providing a disturbing behind-the-scenes look at the event and a chilling interview with a white supremacist leader. We featured the film, which became an online sensation. Last month also brought a ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 1: Sony Unveils Flagship VENICE, a Full-Frame 6K Cine Cam System

News Shooter   Thursday September 14, 2017

Sony’s newly announced VENICE  is the company’s first dedicated full-frame digital motion picture camera system. The new top-of-the-line cam features a 36x24mm sensor, larger than the Super35mm sensor from the previous flagship the F65, adds NoFilmSchool. VENICE can capture images up to a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032 in full-frame, or you can use the full 6048 pixel width of the sensor for widescreen spherical 2.39:1 or Large Format Scope. By switching imager modes, VENICE can natively support Super35 24.9×18.7mm, 4096 x 3024 resolution and Super35 24.9×14.0mm 4096 x 2160 resolution, adds News Shooter.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News, 2: New iPhones with Next-Gen Video Features

PetaPixel   Thursday September 14, 2017

Apple’s three new iPhone models come with significant photo and video upgrades — and a significant price hike, notes NoFilmSchool. The new glass-backed iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, respectively, notes PetaPixel. The new flagship iPhone X features 5.8-inch, 2436×1125-pixel Super Retina display. On the photo side, there’s a new Portrait Lighting technology. And Apple says the iPhone 8 line has the highest quality video capture ever offered in a smartphone.    Read the full Story >>

Insight: 5 Music Video Editing Mistakes - And How to Fix Them

Justin Odisho   Thursday September 14, 2017

Music videos are fun to make because you can get as creative as you want, try new cinematic techniques, and experiment with the way you tell stories — but, notes NoFilmSchool, therein lies the problem: You can overdo it and end up with a video that’s embarrassing. In a new tutorial, YouTuber Justin Odisho identifies five music-video editing mistakes, including an over-reliance on effects and overdoing your color grading, and explains how to fix them.    Read the full Story >>

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