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Spotlight: "Farm Time" In Rhode Island, by David Wells

By David Schonauer   Thursday June 22, 2017

Life isn't necessarily easy for farmers Catherine Mardosa and Matt Tracy of Red Planet Vegetables in Johnston, Rhode Island. But as Providence-based filmmaker and photographer (and PPD Reader) David Wells shows in his short documentary "Farm Time (A Year on the Farm with Red Planet Vegetables)," the work is rewarding beyond measure. Created over the course of four seasons and finished in March ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: An Action Cam Designed for Scuba Divers

DP Review   Thursday June 22, 2017

Action cameras and compatible underwater housings have been available for any budget for years, but now, notes DP Review, Danish company Paralenz  is taking a new approach by designing an action cam specifically for underwater use by scuba divers. The Paralenz can go down to 200 meters without any additional housing and automatically corrects color, using a pressure sensor to detect the depth you’re diving at. It can capture 8MP still images or 1080p 30fps video recording for 3.5 hours and 4K footage for 2 hours and 15 minutes. BTW: It’s also a dive computer.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Stop-Mo Beauty Created by Cutting Wood

Vimeo   Thursday June 22, 2017

Engineer and stop-motion animator Brett Foxwell, who has built armatures for films such as Boxtrolls and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, collaborated with musician and animator bedtimes  to create WoodSwimmer, a mesmerizing stop-motion short that follows a piece of raw wood through a milling machine. “Due the speed at which the images are animated, the log’s grains begin to flow like granules of sand,” notes Colossal.  Go here for more about the unique film.   Read the full Story >>

Insight, 1: Gimbal Moves To Make Your Footage More Dynamic

Aputure   Thursday June 22, 2017

“Whether you're a seasoned vet or a bright-eyed newcomer, learning new ways to move your camera to tell stories is supremely important,” notes NoFilmSchool, which recently featured an Aputure tutorial detailing 13 gimbal moves that will make your cinematography more dynamic. Master the push-in/pull-out (moving closer to or further from your subject); the Parallax (separating your subject from the background), and the push-in/pull-out-parallax combo!   Read the full Story >>

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