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Industry News: A Streaming Service for African American Film

Indiewire   Wednesday November 30, 2016

Brown Sugar  is a new subscription-video-on-demand streaming service featuring an extensive library of iconic African American and Blaxploitation cinema, unedited and commercial free. The service organizes the films into a series of themes, such as “War in Harlem,” “Foxy Mamas,” Jive Ass Turkeys” and “Good Cop, Bad Cop.” Says actress Pam Grier, “Brown Sugar is just like Netflix, only blacker. These movies are entertaining and fun, but they were also empowering to the black community as they depicted African Americans as strong leading characters and heroes for the first time.” Can you dig it?   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: 360 Videos of "Planet Earth"

WIRED   Wednesday November 30, 2016

The new BBC series Planet Earth II comes with a companion series spotlighted now at Wired — 360-degree videos that immerse you in nature in a new way. One takes you into the middle of a Costa Rican rainforest to meet some fascinating (and giant) snakes and lizards.Another gets up close with snow leopards in the Kashmir mountains through the use of camera traps. Still another lets you frolic with playful Galapagos fur seals. Will immersive video change how we experience the world? It already is.   Read the full Story >>

Resources: A DSLR and Mirrorless Stabilizer Buying Guide

PremiumBeat   Wednesday November 30, 2016

As the year comes to a close we’re presenting best-of lists and holiday buying guides. Yesterday we featured a drone buying guide from DP Review, and today we spotlight PremiumBeat’s guide to the best stabilizers for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. It’s all about matching up your particular needs with your preferred price point.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: A Celebration of the Hand

Vimeo   Wednesday November 30, 2016

The hand consists of a wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb, and it is used for so many things that it is entirely possible to overlook its beauty.  Gioacchino Petronicce’s short film Everything Is In Your Hands, shot in 4K with a Red Raven camera, celebrates hands in stunning visual style. “My purpose was to not cover the entire subject of hands. I think that the possibilities are way too wide. I was mostly interested on how hands inspire me,” notes Petroniccce at Vimeo.   Read the full Story >>

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