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Documentary

The power of location: “Dancers of NYC”

Professional moviemakers have long understood the power of presenting a familiar action in a surprising location. Think of the aerobic exercise in “2001,” the war in Alien, or the chase scene on Mt. Rushmore in “North by Northwest.” Celebrated dance/fashion photographer Tristan Pope illustrates this creative option beautifully by transporting dance sequences out of the concert hall…

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“Seattle Great Pie Fight”: a GoPro documentary

Pie fights have long been a movie staple. Now, adding to classics such as the pie fight in THE GREAT RACE, is a GoPro-shot fight in contention for a Guinness World Record. Taking us behind the scenes is Seattle filmmaker Collin Joseph Neal.

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“Red Earth Hip Hop”: Nokia Sundance LDN short film winner

Take a music culture built on survival and introduce it to the world’s oldest surviving indigenous race. ‘Red Earth Hip Hop’ is the trailer for an inspiring, visceral documentary that examines the underground pulse that’s travelled all the way from the Bronx to the red heart of the Australian outback, empowering a new generation of…

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“Brendan O Se – iPhoneographer”: a video profile by Glen Mulcahy

One of the most interesting things you can do with a mobile camera is to profile someone with a skill, a passion, or an experience. It could be a friend, a relative, a colleague, or–as demonstrated here–a stranger whose work you admire. While you can take a course on how to do it, perhaps you’ll…

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“Freight Train Hopping In Canada”: a GoPro Adventure Documentary

GoPro videos typically focus on specific actions—riding a motorcycle, doing skateboard stunts, twirling a hula-hoop, or shooting aerial footage.

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“MKE Lagoon”: aerial cinematography with a GoPro

Aerial photography isn’t new. A French photographer Gaspar-Felix Tournachon took the first still photos from a ballon in 1858. Half a century later, in 1909, an unknown German cameraman shot the first aerial movie—”Wilbur Wright ind seine Flugmaschine.” By the 1920s, Hollywood moviemakers were producing spectacular aerial footage that featured everything from wing walkers to dramatic crashes.…

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