Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Review: Azden FMX-42u Audio Mixer

One of the unsung heroes of a video shoot is the audio mixer. Chances are, unless there are only two mics being used (the normal number of audio inputs on a pro camera), you have an audio mixer to combine the multiple … more »


The Slow Mo Guys: CD Shattering at 170,000fps

Ever wonder why you can't accelerate the read and write speeds of CD-Rs to ridiculous proportions just by spinning the things faster and faster? Eventually, they warp and explode! And it turns out that the patterns of shattering plastic, seen … more »


Retina: Making It On Your Own

In filmmaker Carlos Ferrer’s new thriller, Retina, a young woman signs on for a medical study and winds up being injected with a microchip aimed at programming her for a terrorist attack. It’s a riveting story, but what’s really caught … more »

Sled Hockey

Labatt: Pass It Forward

Director Vincent Lin of Valiant Pictures captured footage for this spot at the 2015 IPC Ice Sled Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, NY. It's part of Labatt's new initiative through creative agency Resource Ammirati New York to sponsor adult sled … more »

Daivd Bowie Blackstar

David Bowie: Blackstar

If you like the challenge of explaining the inexplicable, take a shot at parsing the imagery of the music video for "Blackstar," the latest release by back-from-retirement rocker David Bowie. For some background, check out Noisey's interview with director Johan … more »

Adorama Live Theatre

Adorama Sponsors Broadcast Studio/Theater at CBS Radio NY

Adorama today said it is the official sponsor of the Adorama Live Theatre, a new live performance space and studio at the Hudson Square broadcast facility of CBS Radio New York in Manhattan. Opening with a performance by Train on … more »

Sweded Star Wars Force Awakens trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer, Sweded

Scope out this ultra-low-budget remake of the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens imaginatively created by Fresno-based filmmakers Dumb Drum. (If you haven't seen the original a dozen times already, a side-by-side comparison video is here.)


Making Viral Video Hits with a Solid Business Model

Life's getting complicated for producers. Whether it's the rise of multiscreen viewing or the accelerating use of ad blockers, trends in media consumption are making producers work harder to target audiences, reach viewers, and make money. During a "Producers on Producing" panel … more »

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Review: Canon EOS C300 Mark II

The Canon C300 was announced way back in 2011—the first in the company's Cinema EOS line-up—and its primary goal was to convince DSLR filmmakers to step up to a true digital motion picture camera. The compact Full HD camera targeted … more »

AJA Ki Pro Ultra

AJA Ships Brand New 4K 60p Ki Pro Ultra Recorder and Player

AJA significantly upgraded its 4K workflow options today with the release of the Ki Pro Ultra, a half-rack-wide 2RU recorder and player that captures Apple ProRes files at up to 4K (4096×2160) and 60p. It's shipping now, AJA said, with … more »