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Insight: How This Photo YouTuber Creates His Videos

Peter McKinnon   Thursday January 18, 2018

Have you ever thought about becoming a vlogger? Peter McKinnon, a popular photography and cinematography YouTuber, has a tutorial showing how he makes his videos. He goes through his process from planning and gear selection to lighting, shooting and editing. (You’ll also see how he shoots b-roll. (See also: item 4.)    Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: A Funny Tribute to Freelance Filmmakers

Vimeo   Thursday January 18, 2018

We thought MAP readers might appreciate this film from director Duncan Cowles, since it’s a tribute to freelance filmmakers: After selling just one 7-second clip of a frog over several months, Cowles decided to instead turn his footage into a humorous four-minute short. As Cowles puts it, the film “reflects on the absurd, mundane and funny side of being trapped inside your own head as an out of work, self-employed freelancer.” Can you relate to it?   Read the full Story >>

How To: Shoot Better B-Roll

TravelFeels   Thursday January 18, 2018

Good b-roll isn’t an afterthought: “It's planned in advance, captured with care, and treated like all other shots you have on your shot list,” notes NoFilmSchool. A new tutorial video from Matti Haapoja of TravelFeels explains five ways that you can take better b-roll by being more intentional and creative during the planning and shooting phases of your project. One tip: Don't wait until the end of your shoot to create your b-roll.   Read the full Story >>

Documentary: The Importance of the Rabbit Hunt

Vimeo   Thursday January 18, 2018

This documentary from filmmakers Patrick Bresnan and Ivete Lucas is only nominally about hunting. “In the Florida Everglades rabbit hunting is a rite of passage for young men, practiced since the early 1900s, note the filmmakers at Vimeo. “[T]he film is an ethnographic observation of something that, to our urbane modern eyes, feels like an anachronistic custom,” notes Short of the Week. Warning: There is violence.   Read the full Story >>

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