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Spotlight: Oscar-Nominated Short "Edith+Eddie" Leads From Love to Real Life

By David Schonauer   Wednesday February 28, 2018

At first, the Oscar-nominated short "Edith+Eddie" may seem to be another real-life feel-good film. The documentary focuses on two people, one white and one black, one aged 95 and the other 96, who find love over a shared lottery ticket and then get married. But then real-life and feel-good aspects of the story part ways: Edith has been diagnosed with mild dementia and ...   Read the full Story >>

Resources: The Stock Footage Newsroom

Stock Footage Newsroom   Thursday February 22, 2018

Looking for information about trends in stock footage? Go to the Stock Footage Newsroom blog, a service from footage.net  “dedicated to connecting footage customers with footage providers.” A recent edition provided a detailed report  on what happened in the stock footage business in 2017, notes Selling Stock. Another report  focuses on the history of natural history footage.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Mesmerizing GIFs of Nigerian Hair Styles

feature shoot   Thursday February 22, 2018

In 2015, Paris-based artist and photographer Francois Beaurain  traveled to the Lagos Photo festival, where he met California-based photographer Medina Dugger. Inspired by the work of late photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere and Nigerian hair color trends, they launched “Chromatin,” a project in which they transform Dugger’s photographs of traditional Nigerian women’s hair styles into GIFs rooted in fractals, notes Feature Shoot.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Use a Lavalier Mic Properly

Videomaker   Thursday February 22, 2018

Lavaliers are the go-to portable and hands-free microphone solutions, notes Videomaker, which has a useful overview of lavs and how to use them properly. The tutorial covers everything from types of lavs to mounting strategies and noise management.   Read the full Story >>

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