David Schonauer

Trending: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the GIF

HYPERALLERGIC   Thursday June 22, 2017

The internet has also popularized the Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, which turns 30 this month. To celebrate, 30 GIF artists recently showed their work in “TIME_FRAME,” an exhibition co-curated by Giphy, Wallplay, Rhizome, and Transfer Gallery.  Carla Gannis, Lorna Mills, Peter Burr, and Yoshi Sodeoka are among the artists taking part at Gallery 151  in New York. Meanwhile, notes Digital Trends, YouTube celebrates by rolling out the ability to send a GIF in the comments without leaving the platform. The feature just requires tapping the GIF button when commenting.   Read the full Story >>

Insight, 2: How To Shoot a "Top-Down" Video

PremiumBeat   Thursday June 22, 2017

With the rise of web-based advertising and explainer videos, “top-down” product shots have become ubiquitous, notes PremiumBeat’s blog, which has a collection of insights on how to create them. First, you can go to Cinematography Database  to learn about table-top lighting with a drop-shadow technique. For food and craft videos, you may want to employ a high-key setup to avoid distracting shadows, adds PB, which goes BTS  on a “tasty” BuzzFeed food shoot.   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 >>

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 >>

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