David Schonauer

Resources: Music Library Is Out of Beta

CINEMA 5D   Friday March 31, 2017

After a year in public Beta, music-licensing startup has released the final open version of its platform, and Cinema 5D explains why you might like it. One thing remains the same: Rather than paying by the track and having to check the terms of individual track licenses, offers a curated collection of music that can be used in all your productions — commercials, films, Facebook and YouTube videos — for a single flat fee ($199 a year). “No matter whether you use 10 tracks or 100, the price is still the same,” adds News Shooter  Read the full Story >>

Primer, 2: Understanding Point of View in Video

PremiumBeat   Friday March 31, 2017

How do you turn a video into a piece of powerful storytelling? One important aspect is point of view, which determines how your audience experiences your visual world. PremiumBeat offers a point-of-view primer covering first-person (subjective) POV; third-person limited POV (objective); and omniscient POV (objective). These are narrative basics but are important for any kind of filmmaking, including documentaries employing hybrid storytelling techniques. You must understand POV.   Read the full Story >>

Primer, 1: How To Shoot Your First 360 Video

Vimeo Blog   Friday March 31, 2017

Speaking of modern techniques: Vimeo, which has gone all-in with 360-degree content, has a tutorial on how to get started in this kind of immersive filmmaking. The short lesson goes over the basics — with 360 video, there are two distinct formats: monoscopic and stereoscopic — and includes a survey of gear, from all-in-one 360 cameras to 360 camera arrays.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Cinematic Techniques That Have Become Popular

Indie Mogul   Friday March 31, 2017

Drones, gimbals, and 360-degree camera rigs have made it easier for filmmakers to take advantage of their wild creativity in order to capture images that the forefathers of film never even dreamed possible, notes NoFilmSchool, which recently featured a tutorial from Indy Mogul looking at techniques that have become popular in today's cinematic climate. It’s time to start using macro montages and "external footage sources” — integration of footage from GoPros, webcams, and smartphones.    Read the full Story >>

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