David Schonauer

Tutorial: A Solo Operator's Guide for Perfect Wedding Shots

PremiumBeat   Thursday November 16, 2017

Shooting wedding videos can be tough, especially if you are doing it all by yourself . “Unlike your typical film shoot, you can’t really ask the bride and groom to do a second take on the kiss because your ISO was at the wrong setting,” notes PremiumBeat, which features a guide for solo wedding videographers. The guide covers everything from the gear you’ll need to scouting locations, shooting pre-wedding b-roll, shooting a processional and the all-important ceremonial kiss.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse: A New Zealand Odyssey Shot with the Sony a7R III

Sony Alpha Universe   Thursday November 16, 2017

Drew Geraci is the time-lapse wizard behind the masterful opening credits of Netflix’s House of Cards, so it’s little wonder that he got his hands on the new Sony a7R III early on. And he’s used the camera to create a stunning video, Zealandia: A Timelapse Odyssey. Go here  to see Geraci in action while shooting another time lapse in the Swiss Alps. And go here  to learn time lapse from Geraci. Because why not learn from the best?   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The Rylo Cam Shoots 4K 360 Vid that You Can Edit on Your Phone

CINEMA 5D   Thursday November 16, 2017

There’s a new 360-degree camera on the market, and while it’s small, it’s also powerful, notes DIY Photography: The new Rylo  shoots seamless 4K video at 30fps and lets you edit footage on your phone through Rylo app. The camera features two lenses, each of them capturing 208 degrees (equivalent to a 7mm wide-angle lens on a traditional camera). Integrated horizon-leveling technology stabilizes your shots. (Go here  to see how it performs.) The camera can also capture time lapses that can be sped up up to 16x using the app, as well as 6K panoramic photos, notes Cinema 5D. Price: $500.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Saving Lives One Birth at a Time in "Con Madre"

By David Schonauer   Wednesday November 15, 2017

In some places, a midwife is the difference between life and death. As photojournalist and filmmaker Janet Jarman underscored in her short 2015 film "Calling the Midwife, in Chiapas," midwives are often the only care available for women giving birth in the area. The film was featured by The New York Times on September 1, 2015, and on that same day Jarman was approached ...   Read the full Story >>

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