David Schonauer

Tech News: Artymate Plugin Animates Pics Into Cinemagraphs

DIYPhotography   Thursday November 30, 2017

Cinemagraphs can add a new dimension to your photography business, especially web advertising work. While they’re usually created from videos, there’s now a Photoshop plugin named Artymate  that lets you create cinemagraphs from still images. And, notes DIY Photography, it’s easy to use and can give you great results. The plugin, from Australian photographer Karen Alsop, lets you add a variety of animations to all kinds of still images. Go here  to see how it works.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Focus Tricks, Tripod Hacks, Editing Tips, and Upside-Down Creativity from "Stranger Things"

By David Schonauer   Wednesday November 29, 2017

There's a lot to know when it comes to motion art. Luckily, there is also a ton of know-how on the web, and today we launch a semi-regular roundup of tips, tricks, and hacks that we have been collecting. You'll learn how to avoid color-grading mistakes, how to get sharper focus, how to shoot and edit videos in Photoshop, how to capture ...   Read the full Story >>

Resources: 6 Books That Will Teach You Filmmaking

D4Darious   Thursday November 16, 2017

There is no shortage of books about filmmaking, some a lot more helpful than others. Darious Britt of D4Darious has a new post with six book selections to get you going: Master Shots by Christopher Kenworthy; Directing Actors by Judith Weston; Save the Cat by Blake Snyder; Story by Robert McKee; In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch; and 101 Things I Learned in Film School by Neil Landau and Matthew Frederick. NoFilmSchool  thinks that when it comes to screenwriting knowhow, you can skip books and read … screenplays.   Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: Removing Jefferson Davis from New Orleans

Vimeo   Thursday November 16, 2017

The 17-minute documentary Goodbye, Old Glory  is a verité-style look at the protests surrounding the removal of the Jefferson Davis monument in New Orleans. Produced and directed by filmmaker and photographer Jordan Haro, the film was shot entirely at night, adding to the drama of the event. Haro includes interviews with supporters of the monument and ANTIIFA counter-protestors, capturing America’s social divide.   Read the full Story >>

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