UnknownSpring: web documentary review and interview with photojournalist Jake Price

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The tsunami of 2011 devastated the Tohoku region of Japan killing thousands of people, flooding agricultural fields, destroying houses, profoundly transforming the land and survivors. Jake Price lived with the residents of Yuriage in their kasetsus (government-issued trailer homes) and observed, … [Read more...]

Olloclip expands iPhone field of view

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The iPhone lens does not have a very wide angle of view. There are times I can't step back to frame the shot I want. There are other times I want to shoot close, but the iPhone does not have a macro capability. What to do? There's a wide variety of aftermarket lenses available for the iPhone 4/4S/5, … [Read more...]

Final Cut Pro X: My first impressions

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There's been a lot of excitement in the air about Final Cut Pro X since the SuperMeet at NAB in Las Vegas many weeks ago. It's been like a friend telling you about someone they want to set you up with on a date, and they tell you all sorts of things about them that get you excited about meeting them … [Read more...]

Pearls of wisdom

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Back in February I attended a conference "Who's Afraid of New Media" held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Wendy Richmond, who has recently published a book, Art Without Compromise* (Allworth Press, 2009), was one of the speakers. During a break we had a delightful conversation on observation vs. … [Read more...]

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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I was in New York on March 27th to participate in The Conversation at Columbia University. In a recent blog post about the event, Rania wrote, "the paradox—though the topic was digital, the excitement came from face-to-face, real-world, real-time, high-touch experience of bodies in a room." That … [Read more...]