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How I Did It: Bringing A Photo to Life with Premiere Pro and Photoshop

Boone Loves Video   Thursday March 29, 2018

“I’m currently cutting together a short-form political documentary, but I have a problem,” notes YouTuber Jason Boone. “Unfortunately, the majority of the assets with which I have to work are photographs. How can I make a film visually appealing using just still images?” In a new video, Boone shows how he put some motion into still photographs using Premiere Pro and Photoshop. See NoFilmSchool  for more.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: How To Use Aspect Ratios To Tell a Story

Vimeo   Thursday March 29, 2018

Think aspect ratios don’t matter? Think again! Filmmakers choose particular aspect ratios for a variety of stylistic and narrative reasons, whether it's to convey a sense of claustrophobia or to add context to the story that's unfolding within the frame. In a new video essay from Fandor, Jacob T. Swinney explores how filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick, David Fincher, and others use aspect ratios as a storytelling device.    Read the full Story >>

Tutorial: 5 Tricks for Better Smartphone Cinematography

Cinecon   Thursday March 29, 2018

Shooting video with smartphones means you’ll be facing some challenges. But there are also things advantages in using smartphones. In a new tutorial, Cinecon’s  Jordy Vandeput discusses how to overcome the challenges; he also describes some creative tricks to make the most of your smartphone. For instance, you can get unique POV shots by taping your lightweight smartphone to a door or an object.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse: Aurora Borealis + Lunar Eclipse = Amazing Video

William Briscoe Photography   Thursday March 29, 2018

Photographer William Briscoe  took advantage of two celestial events — the aurora borealis and a total lunar eclipse — to create a 360-degree 8K time lapse on January 31 near Fairbanks, Alaska. “Lady Aurora, being the Diva she is, just couldn't let the moon have all the attention that night, so she made a nice showing as well,” he writes. “At -31°F, it took a lot of effort to get his time lapse rig working properly,” notes DIY Photography.   Read the full Story >>

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