David Schonauer

Trending: How Filmmakers Capture the Empty Streets of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and NYC

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 22, 2020

Can you make a dynamic film in a city lacking dynamism? The answer is yes. With the coronavirus outbreak, the streets of the world's major cities went empty. Once filled with the sight and sounds of chaotic, bustling life, they now are uncanny scenes -- devoid of people, abandoned stages waiting for the next act to begin. Still photographers, fittingly, have been documenting the …   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Exploring the Lives of Women in Male-Dominated Professions

By David Schonauer   Tuesday April 14, 2020

Gail Mooney was self-quarantined before COVID-19. The New Jersey-based photographer and filmmaker (and occasional PPD contributor) has spent the past several months holed up finishing her latest film project, a documentary about women working in traditionally male-dominated professions. The film, called "Like a Woman," profiles racecar driver Simona DeSilvestro, heavy-lift helicopter pilot Natalie Jones, engineer-turned-car mechanic Patrice Banks, and others, including 84-year-old photographer and …   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: A Short Film About Alec Soth and How He Makes Photographs

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 9, 2020

Alec Soth says all his projects are driven by "internal need." In a new short film from the "Photographers in Focus" series at NOWNESS, Soth explains that his work -- beginning with his breakthrough 2004 project "Sleeping by the Mississippi" -- comes "out of the place that I've been at that particular time in my life." For the short film, which was commissioned by …   Read the full Story >>

How To: Shoot Hyperlapses with Low-End Gear, Shoot Tech Videos Like Apple, Kickstart Your Video Project ... and More

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 8, 2020

You've heard it again and again: Gear doesn't matter. But does that really hold true when it comes to shooting tricky hyperlapses? YouTuber Matthew Vandeputte shows why you don't need expensive equipment for hyperlapses in today's roundup of motion art tutorials. You'll also learn how to shoot cinematic product commercials, how to smooth handheld moves with your iPhone ... and more.   Read the full Story >>

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