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Industry News: Vimeo Scraps Plans for Subscription Video Service

Recode   Thursday July 6, 2017

These days it seems that everyone wants to launch internet video-streaming services — but not Vimeo, notes Recode. Vimeo, which is owned by Barry Diller’s IAC, recently announced that it is scrapping plans for a streaming service. Vimeo had been floating the idea of selling a subscription service since 2014 — at the same time HBO and CBS announced and launched their subscription services and YouTube was hinting at plans for what eventually became its YouTube Red service. Vimeo is said to be refocusing its efforts on its creator community, adds The Hollywood Reporter.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Sebastien Zanella's Melancholy Beauty

Vimeo   Thursday July 6, 2017

Director, documentary filmmaker and photographer Sebastien Zanella  can’t see beauty without feeling an exquisite melancholy. Zanella, who is also the founder of Desillusion Magazine —  an online and print publication dedicated to a youth who grew up on a skateboards and surfboards — is now himself the subject of a moody short from filmmaker and photographer Gabriel Novis. Zanella explains his use of natural ambient to explore artistic expression.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Manfrotto's PIXI Pano360 Make Motion Control Portable

News Shooter   Thursday July 6, 2017

The PIXI Pano360 — Manfrotto’s first foray into remote motion-control accessories for video — makes is easy to use your smartphone or action camera in creative ways to make panoramic photos and 360-degree hyperlapse videos, notes News Shooter. You can also use it with smilers DSLRs, adds Cinema 5D. The PIXI Pano360 uses a photographic stitching algorithm to produce one seamless panoramic. A dedicated app gives you full control over speed of rotation and angle, meaning you can get the exact image or video you want to capture. Price: $158.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: The Month in Motion Art

By David Schonauer   Wednesday July 5, 2017

What is the nature of nostalgia? What triggers those poignant moments when we reflect on a past that we cannot return to, and that may never have existed as we remember it? Those questions are explored in photographer and filmmaker Marc Lemoine's short film "Sad Heart of Mine," created with home-movie footage sourced from eBay. It is one of the motion pieces we ...   Read the full Story >>

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