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Sony's PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It...

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media...

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New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

It's not all bad news for VFX in Los Angeles. Today, VFX veteran Mark Miller said he is opening a new VFX house, Origin...

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Jul 29 Why Are We All Doing YouTube Preroll Wrong?

Do you reflexively click the "Skip Ad" button every single time a pre-roll ad plays in front of a YouTube video? The creatives at Providence, RI agency Nail Communications wondered if it would be possible to make a pre-roll ad that users would not want to skip — and every time they're pro…

Jul 28 Ben Burtt on Lightsaber Sound Design

Hear the unlikely story behind the Star Wars lightsaber sound, as told by renowned sound-effects wizard Ben Burtt in this excerpt from the special features that originally appeared on the 1993 laserdisc release of the Star Wars trilogy.

Jul 25 Lily Allen "As Long As I Got You"

English singer-songwriter Lily Allen wandered the grounds of the Glastonbury Festival near Somerset, England, last month, interacting with concert-goers and turning her latest music video into a spirited mini-documentary. Christopher Sweeney directed.

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