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PPD Readers Pandemic Projects: Roy Ritchie's "Crush the Ball"

By David Schonauer   Wednesday July 29, 2020

It's been a hard few months. "Since the lockdown during the pandemic, a lot of people have lost their jobs, and also have been isolated. It is easy to feel depressed and hopeless these days," says Roy Ritchie, a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in Detroit and Los Angeles. With time on his hands, Ritchie created a video project spec piece as a ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Let's Watch Some Awesome Timelapses

By David Schonauer   Monday July 20, 2020

It's been a while since we watched some timelapses. So let's not waste any more time. Today we feature three time lapses that have caught our eye in recent weeks. They include Montreal-based art director Christopher Dormoy's "Black Ice," which combines ink, ice, flowers, and creative macro photography filming techniques, and a timelapse released by NASA that pulls together 10 years ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Improve the Quality of Your Videos, Shoot Pro Timelapse With a Phone, Shoot Product Commercials, and More

By David Schonauer   Tuesday June 2, 2020

Shooting video can be daunting. Even for experienced photographers. Creating video requires careful control of a variety of elements, from lighting and exposure to editing and storytelling, creating video requires car. You can pick up some insights on improving the quality of your filmmaking in a new video from YouTubers Becki and Chris, one of the tutorials we feature in today's roundup. You ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Florian Ledoux's "I Am Vital" Sends a Message About Climate Change

By David Schonauer   Thursday May 21, 2020

Look around, and what do you see? Water, probably. "Around our planet, it appears in many forms, liquid, gas or solid," says filmmaker Florian Ledoux. Most of our planet's fresh water is the solid kind. "Almost 70 percent of the freshwater on our planet is held within glaciers and ice-sheets," Ledoux says. "We take water for granted, even though it is something we ...   Read the full Story >>

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