David Schonauer

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 ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Four Docs To Watch While Social Distancing

By David Schonauer   Wednesday April 1, 2020

Time again for a roundup of documentary shorts: Today we feature four, including a number that were chosen for the cancelled SXSW Film Festival. Filmmaker Kelsie Moore's "The Gray Area" looks at an American lower middle class that finds itself on the brink of viability. Paul Hairston's SXSW documentary "Lions in the Corner" explores the transformative power of community action. The Vimeo ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Three Short Documentaries - An Underdog Fencer, A Surrogate Mother, and a Budding Jihadist

By David Schonauer   Monday March 2, 2020

The documentary field has never been richer. Today we spotlight three shot films focusing on a variety of subjects, and all widely praised. Filmmaker Leslie Tai's "My American Surrogate" looks at wealthy and infertile people from China who come to southern California to hire American surrogates. "Stay Close," from Luther Clement and Shuhan Fan tells the story of an underdog Olympic fencer from ...   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: "In the Absence" and Other Oscar-Nominated Short Docs

By David Schonauer   Thursday February 6, 2020

When disaster strikes, whom should you listen to? That question lies at the heart of "In the Absence," one of the short documentaries nominated for an Oscar this year. The 28-minute film focuses on a passenger ferry, the M.V. Sewol, that sank while traveling between the South Korean city of Incheon and Jeju Island on April 16, 2014. As the vessel listed and ...   Read the full Story >>

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