David Schonauer

Spotlight: In the Front Line to Save the World's Oldest Biome

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 30, 2018

The Cerrado covers 25 percent of Brazil's land mass. The savannah is the world's oldest biome, or community of plants and animals, notes Fabio Erdos, a Brazilian documentary filmmaker and photographer whose work focuses mostly on non-profit and foundation projects. In collaboration with the Brazilian chapter of the non-profit ActionAid International, Erdos, a PPD reader, shot a series of three short films ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Greenfield, Documenter of the Rich

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 22, 2018

Lauren Greenfield has spent her career looking at wealth. As a photographer, she has photographed affluent teens at play, investors on the lam, strippers earning their hundies, and abandoned mansions in Dubai. As a documentary filmmaker, she looked at the construction of a $100 million house amid last decade's financial crisis. Her recent photographic exhibition "Generation Wealth" gathered together 25 years of work ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Highlights from July

By David Schonauer   Wednesday August 15, 2018

Ten percent of Americans think Elvis Presley is still alive. It's a point worth keeping in mind while viewing "Big Elvis," a short documentary about a 960-pound Elvis impersonator that is one of our highlighted films from July. Pete "Big Elvis" Vallee, performs in Nevada casinos you've never heard of. But his connection with the King of Rock and Roll goes beyond ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: The RODE SC6-L Adds Headphone and Mic Sockets to Your iPhone

CINEMA 5D   Thursday August 16, 2018

Remember when Apple took the headphone jack off the iPhone? “Of course, they included a lightning adapter, but if you’re going to carry adapters around, why not go big?” asks DIY Photography. That’s where the new RODE SC6-L — a 3.5mm-to-lightning adapter — comes in: It offers a pair of TRRS microphone sockets and a stereo headphone jack. “This might not be a groundbreaking piece of technology, but it is a much-welcomed addition to their lineup,” adds Cinema 5D.   Read the full Story >>

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