David Schonauer

Tech News: The High Sight Mini Is a Cablecam for Your Gimbal

DIYPhotography   Thursday January 4, 2018

As aerial photography continues to evolve, cablecams are becoming more widely used, notes DIY Photography, which has previously featured homemade solutions  and commercial alternatives. The latter group now includes High Sight’s new Mini cablecam, designed for use with motorized gimbals such as the DJI Osmo. The Mini uses both speed- and position-sensing systems to create “perfectly smooth movement” says High Sight. There’s also an autonomous “ping pong” mode in which the camera travels back and forth along its path. Price: $995.   Read the full Story >>

Time Lapse: Capturing the SpaceX "UFO" Rocket Launch

Vimeo   Thursday January 4, 2018

The recent launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California had many people thinking they had seen a UFO. Among the observers was Yuma, Arizona-based photographer Jesse Watson, who captured the launch in a dramatic time lapse using four cameras and five lenses, which are detailed at PetaPixel. “I wanted to capture this amazing spectacle in a fashion that I haven’t seen previously,” notes Jesse Watson.   Read the full Story >>

Insight: Why "Fair Use" Can Be a Doc Maker's Best Friend

MovieMaker   Thursday January 4, 2018

In his book Clearance and Copyright: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television, Michael C. Donaldson calls fair use the “lubricant between copyright law and your First Amendment right to express yourself good or bad for your film, book or anything else.” That being said, you still have rules to follow, notes Sadie Katz, the director of The Bill Murray Experience, at MovieMaker. Rule number one: Show respect for other people’s work. “Fair use isn’t about stealing others’ art to get around creating your own,” writes Katz.   Read the full Story >>

Dept of Ideas: Stop-Mo Made From Thousands of Photos

DIYPhotography   Thursday January 4, 2018

Creating stop-motion animations requires patience, creativity, and skill — which, notes DIY Photography, Swedish artist Alexander Unger is full of. A sculptor, Unger takes hundreds or even thousands of individual photos, frame by frame, and assembles them together in a video editor: He shoots with Canon EOS 600D and edits everything in Photoshop and Vegas Pro and uses Dragonframe stop-motion animation software to create the videos.   Read the full Story >>

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