David Schonauer

Insight: How Hand-Held Shooting Can Improve Your Video

Andyax   Thursday January 11, 2018

There is no shortage of camera stabilizers and sliders on the market, and they do indeed add production value to a video project. But sometimes, notes NoFilmSchool, simplicity and versatility trump smoothness. A tutorial video from Anders Øvergaard of Andyax shows you a techniques for handheld shooting and explains why going handheld is sometimes preferable.    Read the full Story >>

Screening Room: The "Twister" That Became an Urban Legend

By David Schonauer   Wednesday January 3, 2018

There are great stories, and stories that keep getting better and better. In 1996, a tornado hit a drive-in movie theater in Niagara Falls, Canada, on the same day the theater was due to show the film "Twister," starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton. Over the years the tale about this ironic event took on urban legend status, with each telling becoming more and ...   Read the full Story >>

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 >>

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