David Schonauer

Spotlight: A Tale of Life, Land, Loss, and Horses

By David Schonauer   Tuesday November 5, 2019

Take a breath before watching the documentary "Inhale." Filmmaker Sean Mullan offers up an eyeful of visual details -- close-up footage, drone-shots and slow-motion -- and an earful, with a haunting soundtrack by cellist Kim Vaughan, Mullan's cousin. He combines it all with a powerful story that seem to be about his Uncle Jim's secrets for training horses. But the 16-minute film evolves into ...   Read the full Story >>

See It Now: Capturing Photographer Aida Muluneh In the Earth's Hottest Place

By David Schonauer   Monday October 28, 2019

Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is beautiful in its severity. The hottest place on Earth -- temperatures regularly climb 120 degrees Fahrenheit -- its sere, otherworldly landscape served as a perfect setting for a new body of work from Ethiopian photographer Aida Muluneh focusing on issues surrounding access to water. Commissioned by the international NGO WaterAid, Muluneh's series "Water Life" symbolically represents the daily hardships women ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Storm Chaser Captures Lightning at 1,000FPS

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 9, 2019

Lightning is in the air. We recently featured Chicago photographer Ian Wall's picture of 45 lightning bolts over the city and Lake Michigan. Today we spotlight storm chaser and filmmaker Dustin Farrell's video "Transient 2," a compilation of two years of wild weather captured at 1,000 frames per second with a Phantom Flex 4K high-speed camera. The film is a followup to Farrell's storm-chasing ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Shoot Gorgeous Interviews in Ugly Places, Make Better Travel Videos, and More

By David Schonauer   Thursday October 3, 2019

Shooting a documentary? Or a commercial video that includes interviews? You're good to go if you're working in a nice quiet, well-lit space. But guess what? That's not they way it always works. Today's round-up of filmmaking tutorials includes advice on shooting beautiful interviews in hideous places. We also have a tutorial on recording perfect audio during interviews. You'll also learn what not to ...   Read the full Story >>

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