David Schonauer

See It Now: A Short Film About Alec Soth and How He Makes Photographs

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 9, 2020

Alec Soth says all his projects are driven by "internal need." In a new short film from the "Photographers in Focus" series at NOWNESS, Soth explains that his work -- beginning with his breakthrough 2004 project "Sleeping by the Mississippi" -- comes "out of the place that I've been at that particular time in my life." For the short film, which was commissioned by …   Read the full Story >>

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 more.   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 Staff Pick …   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 Brooklyn. …   Read the full Story >>

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