1. A film about place and memory, a farmhouse in Japan, and the lives of the people who called it home.

    *Read about the making of the film at NYTimes.com:
    nytimes.com/2015/03/19/travel/minka-a-farmhouse-in-japan.html

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    Cinema Eye Honors, Nominee, Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking
    International Documentary Association Awards, Nominee, Best Documentary Short
    Florida Film Festival, Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short
    Savannah Film Festival, Special Jury Award

    Official Selection: True/False Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, DOC NYC, Sheffield Doc/Fest, SILVERDOCS, Palm Springs ShortFest, Camden International Film Festival, Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Louisville’s International Festival of Film, Tacoma Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, New Orleans Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, Architecture and Design Film Festival (NYC), Bergen International Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival

    birdlings.com
    facebook.com/pages/Minka/188074291223815

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    Directed, Produced and Photographed by Davina Pardo
    Produced by Andrew Blum
    Executive Produced by Tyler Hayes
    Consulting Producer Deborah Shaffer
    Editor Lila Place
    Additional Camera Liam Dalzell
    Original Music Max Avery Lichtenstein

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  2. If you work with video, it's vital to understand how codecs work and how they change your image. In this tutorial, I cover all of the big concepts behind codecs, breaking it down into understandable pieces. While the nitty-gritty of compression algorithms can get complicated, all of the main ideas are quite simple.
    Part two of this series is here: vimeo.com/115534648

    Follow me on http://facebook.com/davidkongfilm for the latest updates.

    Here's an overview of the topics covered:

    - What a codec is - And how it differs from a container.
    - Different types of codecs - And why I frequently use 4 different codecs on a single project.
    - Bit Depth - What it means and why it matters.
    - Chroma Subsampling - 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0, and when it becomes an issue.
    - Spatial Compression and Blocking - One of the most common artefacts you see with normal work.
    - Temporal Compression - Long-GOP codecs, inter-frame compression, and ALL-I codecs.
    - Lossless vs. Lossy compression - How image compression differs from data compression.
    - Bit Rate - How to calculate bit rates and the differences between kbps/kBps/Mbps/MBps.
    - Raw - Briefly, the difference between Raw, compressed, and uncompressed video.

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  3. Parker J Pfister walks through his transformation into a mirrorless studio. With the new Sony A7Rii in his hand he has his perfect translator. (please be advised!!! This video is pretty low tech and un-polished. The Audio is a touch off towards the end. It was a one take shot and Im going with it.I know this. Just trying to get my point of view out there as I am re-charged as a photographer by a new way to create and I just want to pass it on.) Have an awesome day and keep on clickin' .PJ

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