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Dept of Lists: The Top 5 Filmmaking Books You Should Read

CINEMATICJ   Tuesday February 28, 2017

Read any good filmmaking books lately? Filmmaker JP Caldeano of Cinematic J  has a few suggestions for you — five, to be precise: 1. Cinematography: Theory and Practice by Blain Brown; 2. Master Shots by Christopher Kenworthy; 3. Screenplay by Syd Field; 4. The Filmmaker's Eye by Gustavo Mercado; and 5. Film Directing Shot by Shot by Steven D. Katz. NoFilmSchool likes them all and adds suggestions of its own. Share your favorites at our Facebook page.   Read the full Story >>

Time-Lapse Showcase: Kauai's "Symphony of Light"

Vimeo   Tuesday February 28, 2017

Time-lapser Michael Shainblum  is back with a spectacular 4K tour of the island of Kauai: He says his three-minute film Symphony of Light - Kauai Timelapse examines the shapes of the island’s varied landscape by showcasing the relationship between light and shadow. Go here  for a behind-the-scenes look at the Shainblum’s experience on Kauai and his gear, including the Dynamic Perception Stage One slider with the Emotimo Spectrum used to capture the 3-axis move featured at 2:08 in the film.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: The Age of Micro-Documentaries Is Dawning

   Tuesday February 28, 2017

As attention spans shrink in the digital age, documentary filmmakers must adapt, declares PremiumBeat, which has insights on how you can be at the forefront of micro-documentary filmmaking. These micro-docs, which often pop up on Facebook feeds, target niche online content-consuming audiences. Examples include Ian McClerin’s three-and-a-half-minute Rotatio, about an artist dealing with post-traumatic stress. The takeaway: Focus on one subject at one point in time.   Read the full Story >>

The Music Video: Pre-Cell-Phone Romance in "Monterrey"

NOWNESS   Tuesday February 28, 2017

Los Angeles-based director Henry Kaplan, who is known for his emotion-filled short films and music videos for the likes of Swedish rockers The Shy Lips, tells Nowness that he heard American musician TW Walsh’s single “Monterrey” and was enraptured by its “feelings of nostalgia and longing.” The video he made for the song applies those feelings to a story about  what love was like for kids before cell phones — when you had to show up at a rendezvous and couldn’t just text that you were running late.   Read the full Story >>

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