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Dancing with Dragons: a natural nature movie

In “Dancing with Dragons” filmmaker Erez Sitzer takes the natural approach to nature moviemaking. He allows his star—a dragonfly— to be what it is.

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“this is everything”: making time visible

Erez Sitzer’s “this is everything” takes us on a journey  from spring to summer in just over a minute. The movie not only allows us to see nature in a new way, but also the passage of time. As he did regarding another of his movies—I love you too—Erez responded to a few questions about…

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“Drones at the Beach”: using aerial GoPros to study ocean pollution

We all can agree that GoPros can be used to make entertaining movies and to capture the joy of individual efforts. But as the accompanying video demonstrates, this new technology has great potential in the world of  science.

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“Rain”: an experimental nature film

Featured in the IndieFone Smartphone Film Festival, “Rain” was shot using an iPhone 4S. Among other questions, we asked filmmaker Jason Ruscio why he chose this subject and how he went out capturing it. His intriguing answers follow.

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Shooting SloMo Using a Spotting Scope

Sharon Stiteler loves birding and digiscoping with the iPhone 5s and a Swarovski Optik spotting scope. As she explaines: “The iPhone 5s lets you capture video at 120 frames per second, which upon normal playback shows the action four times slower than in reality.” “The combo of phone and spotting scope allows you to take fantastic…

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