David Schonauer

Tech News: Varicam Line Gets Even Better with New Firmware

News Shooter   Thursday June 29, 2017

The Panasonic Varicam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras have just received firmware updates that makes the outstanding cameras ever more outstanding, declares NoFilmSchool. The recently released Varicam LT gets a new High Speed menu mode that enables 240p RAW output for 2K (2048 x 1080) or HD (1920 x 1080). This RAW output lets the Convergent Design’s Odyssey 7Q/7Q+ record 2K/HD-cropped, uncompressed Cinema DNG files, notes News Shooter.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Marc Lemoine's "Sad Heart," Made From eBay Home Movies

By David Schonauer   Tuesday June 27, 2017

Nostalgia is a tricky thing: It can be a simple yearning for the past, but it isn't merely a memory. Memories are something else. The word nostalgia is derived in part from an ancient Greek word for "homecoming" and another for "pain" or "ache." Nostalgia is an emotion, and often an unreliable one that can lead us to focus on some memories while ...   Read the full Story >>

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 >>

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