David Schonauer

The Year That Was: Best Cameras and Audio Gear of 2017

nofilmschool   Thursday December 28, 2017

NoFilmSchool has been looking back over the year as well to round up the best camera and audio gear   of 2017. Among the chosen cameras: the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (Best Sub-$2,000 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera) and the GoPro Fusion (Best Sub-$1,000 360-degree Camera). Among the chosen audio gear: the Rycote Stereo Cyclone; the Sound Devices MixPre-10T; and the iZotope RX 6.   Read the full Story >>

The Year That Was, Part 3: Work From Pro Photo Daily Readers

By David Schonauer   Wednesday December 27, 2017

A Iraqi man who gave his life to report the truth. A celebration of large-format photography shot in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The story of an artist whose past is represented in his doodles. The emotional state of nostalgia, examined through home-movie footage found on eBay. A strange Rubik's-Cube competition that lets you taste the Skittles rainbow. These are the subjects ...   Read the full Story >>

Insight: How 6 of the Best Shots in Movie History Use Camera Movement

CineFix   Thursday December 21, 2017

“What separates the art of photography from cinema (besides sound, of course) is movement: movement of the action within the frame, but also the movement of the camera itself,” notes NoFilmSchool. A new video essay from CineFix examines camera movement in six of the best shots in film history — a pan from The Seven Samurai, a roll from The Dark Knight, and a tracking shot from Taxi Driver among them.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art: Lightning Is Beautiful at 1,000FPS

Vimeo   Thursday December 21, 2017

Last summer, photographer and filmmaker Dustin Farrell  spent more than 30 days chasing storms, taking along a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera to capture lighting at 1,000 frames per second. The result is the 4K film, Transient.“The Phantom Flex4K is a camera that must be post triggered while shooting high speed,” he says. “This works out well for capturing lightning because the camera is always recording and rewriting to internal ram.”   Read the full Story >>

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