Posts Tagged ‘pbs’

A Brief History of the Animated GIF

PBS art series Off Book created this short video that presents a brief history of the animated GIF:

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. Now, 25 years after the first GIF was created, they are experiencing an explosion of interest and innovation that is pushing them into the terrain of art. In this episode of Off Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form into powerful new visual experiences.

(via PBS Off Book via PopPhoto)

PBS Documentary About Ansel Adams

Here’s fantastic documentary film about Ansel Adams that PBS made for the history series American Experience.

[...] an elegant, moving, and lyrical portrait of this quintessentially American photographer. The documentary weaves together archival footage, photographic images, dramatic readings of the artist’s own writing, and interviews with leading photographers, historians, curators, naturalists, as well as Adams’s family, friends, and colleagues, to tell the story of a man who was at once a visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique, and an ardent crusader for the cause of environmentalism.

It’s about 80 minutes long. You can find out more about the film here.

Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film [PBS]

PBS Features Light Painting Photogs

PBS is starting a new web-only video series called “Off Book“, and the inaugural episode features Patrick Rochon and Aurora Crowley, two photographers dedicated to the art of light painting.


Thanks for the tip, Morgan!

PBS Feature on Photographer Alec Soth

PBS NewsHour recently aired this interesting and inspiring video profiling photographer Alec Soth, providing a glimpse into what it’s like to work as a fine art photographer. Here’s an interesting quote by Soth in the video,

In a world where there are 500,000 pictures a second being uploaded onto Facebook, what does it mean to be a photographer in that environment?

Soth’s career got a jump start after he was selected for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and he became a member of Magnum Photos in 2008. Visit Soth’s website here.

(via duckrabbit)

‘The Presidents Photographer’ by PBS

The PBS documentary that we mentioned yesterday is actually available online in its entirety. If you’d like to see what it’s like being the official photographer to the President of the United States, then this 20 55 minute program will be very interesting to you. Check out the 20 minute excerpt embedded above or through the link below.

The Presidents Photographer – Full Program


Thanks for the heads up, Andy!

PBS Documentary About White House Photographer Pete Souza

Here’s a interesting little teaser video for “The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office“, a PBS documentary that premiered on November 24th, 2010. It takes you behind the scenes with Pete Souza, the official White House photographer who follows President Obama around everywhere he goes, capturing tens of thousands of photographs every month.

Also be sure to check out the 45-minute interview with Souza that we shared here at the beginning of the month.

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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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