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How To: Get Great Gimbal Shots, Create Better Time lapses, Get Cinematic Footage from Your Smartphone ... and more

By David Schonauer   Monday August 5, 2019

We're living in the age of the gimbal. And that's pretty sweet for filmmakers, allowing you to add interesting camera movement to videos with relative ease. But the operative word there is "relative." There's a gimbal learning curve, and to help you get over it we include some expert insight on the subject in today's roundup of motion art tutorials from around the web. ...   Read the full Story >>

Trending: How Phil Hart Captured the 2017 Solar Eclipse With 12 Cameras

By David Schonauer   Monday July 1, 2019

Is space the final frontier for photographers and filmmakers? We recently rounded up a number of photo projects focused on the Milky Way. Today we feature a video of the 2017 solar eclipse that brought daytime darkness to a swath of the United States. The video, titled "The Moon in Motion," comes from photographer Phil Hart and a team of other photographers who used ...   Read the full Story >>

How To: Use a Pan Shot, Avoid Beginner Drone Mistakes ... and More

By David Schonauer   Wednesday June 12, 2019

Sometimes it's good enough just to not be wrong. Today's roundup of filmmaking tutorials from around the web features a number of lessons about how to avoid common mistakes -- including five mistakes you mustn't make when switching from photography to video. You'll also find out about eight beginner drone filmmaking mistakes, and five big no-nos of shooting B-roll. But it's not all negative ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: A NYC Time Lapse, Droning the Alps, and the Aurora Australis

By David Schonauer   Thursday May 9, 2019

Today's spotlight of remarkable motion art is a world tour. We start in New York City, with time-lapse video from photographer Michael Shainblum. "I vividly remember my first experience of New York City as a kid, before I became a photographer," Shainblum notes "The sheer sense of scale, the incredible architecture and just the overall feeling I got walking around the city. That experience ...   Read the full Story >>

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