David Schonauer

Screening Room: An Artist Explains the Complexity of Scale

Vimeo   Thursday August 24, 2017

In 2015 artist Megan Harrison and her partner embarked on an expedition across the United States with the goal of creating work that referenced the history of exploration. In Megan Harrison: Complexity of Scale, a short documentary from filmmaking team Mark and Angela Walley, the artist explains how the journey inspired her to look for ways to interpret the size and scope of the western U.S., from the perspective of the 21st century.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Augmented Reality Partners with Print

PremiumBeat   Thursday August 24, 2017

Augmented reality is becoming more common on film sets and productions, and now, reports PremiumBeat, AR tech has joined forces with traditional print publishing: W magazine has collaborated with photographer and filmmaker Steven Klein and Katy Perry to bring an augmented reality experience  to the cover of its September 2017 issue. Users can simply download an iOS or Android app and use it to scan the magazine’s AR cover to reveal a series of short films, interactive features, and AR-enhanced fashion portfolios.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse: Mind-Blowing Star Trails Over Oregon

Vimeo   Thursday August 24, 2017

Were you blown away by the recent solar eclipse? There’s more heavenly awesomeness in time-lapse photographer Tyler Hulett's  “Oregon Trails,” a four-minute film capturing star trails over the landscapes of Oregon. Each frame in the video is a separate star trail photograph that has been stacked with others to create motion in the stars, notes PetaPixel. A few of the clips were shot with motion control panning, resulting in mesmerizing patterns.   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The World's Fastest 15mm Lens, a Tiny Slider, and More

CINEMA 5D   Thursday August 24, 2017

Announced almost a year ago, Venus Optics’ Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens — the world’s fastest 15mm lens — has finally arrived, notes NoFilmSchool. The lens, which features a close-to-zero distortion with a 110° angle of view, was designed specifically for Sony full frame E mount cameras. In other tech news, Cinema 5D spotlights the Shootools Slider One 40, “a petite 40cm slider ideal for traveling light and with a payload heavy enough for professional use.” Meanwhile, News Shooter  features the Lukilink, a device that replaces a monitor, recorder, streaming box, and even a wireless video link.   Read the full Story >>

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