David Schonauer

Resources: All-You-Can-East Filmmaking Courses for $299

News Shooter   Thursday July 27, 2017

Over the past few years, filmmakers across the country were treated to a series of extraordinary workshops organized by MZed — including  Alex Buono’s “Visual Storytelling Tours” and Vincent LaForet’s “Directing Motion Tour.” The workshops were recorded and recreated on DVDs, and now, notes News Shooter, MZed is being relaunched as MZed Pro — a $299-a-year subscription service providing access to all that content and more. Plus there’s an all-new six-hour Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass coming in September.     Read the full Story >>

Trending: The Dizzying Art of the Vertigo Effect, and How To Create It

By David Schonauer   Wednesday July 26, 2017

The dolly zoom is huge now. Also called the "Vertigo" effect because the first time it was used in a mainstream movie was Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece, the dolly zoom went on to perplex and delight viewers in "Jaws," "Raging Bull," "Poltergeist," "Goodfellas," and other movies. And as filmmaking technology has become more widely available, more and more would-be auteurs have become interested ...   Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: 10 Ways to Make Your Footage More Cinematic

Mathieu Stern   Thursday July 20, 2017

Judging from the number of tutorials on the subject, budding filmmakers are eager to learn how to make their footage look more cinematic. There are a number of simple, relatively accessible things you can do to to achieve the “film look,” and in a new tutorial filmmaker Mathieu Stern discusses 10 of them, from color grading to using a slider for camera movement. NoFilmSchool  adds that the key ingredient is lighting.   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: Petra Collins Shoots Selena Gomez "Fetish"

YouTube   Thursday July 20, 2017

Photographer Petra Collins pares composition down to a soft-focus essence with Fetish, the latest video from Selena Gomez: The video features only the singer’s mouth. “Relying purely on a single shot, the video’s dreamy allure comes from its details: the twinkle of her earring, the sheen of her lip gloss, the movement of her lips,” notes It’s Nice That. In March, Collins curated a MoMA presentation exploring the representation of the female body in culture.   Read the full Story >>

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