Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Out of Print

Watch this trailer for Julia Marchese's upcoming documentary about L.A.'s New Beverly Cinema, its clientele (including Joe Carnahan, Joe Dante, Rian Johnson, Mark Romanek, Kevin Smith, and many more), and their ongoing love affair with 35mm film.

ProMax Systems Acquires Cache-A

ProMax Systems said it has acquired Cache-A, the maker of archive appliances including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and Power Cache. ProMax said it will continue to sell and support the Cache-A product line, but plans to integrate those archival tools more closely … more »

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Aaron David Gleason “Mastermind”

New York-based filmmaker Jeremiah Kipp directed this fever-dream of a music video for artist Aaron David Gleason with appearances by Chris Sarandon and Tony Award-winners Alice Ripley and Joanna Gleason. It's edited by Patrick McGowan and the DP is Kenneth … more »

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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 Digital Studios, in Burbank, with additional satellite studios in New York City and Albuquerque, NM. Backed … more »

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The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels

This video essay by Adam Westbrook of Delve.tv looks at the work of Claude Shannon, "the most important man you've probably never heard of" — an information theorist who was among the first to imagine the possiblity of encoding and … more »

Color Specialist Apache Digital Opens in Santa Monica

Veterans of The Mill and Company 3 have opened Apache Digital, a Santa Monica boutique specializing in color grading for spots. The new facility with its two dedicated color suites will be run by Executive Producer and Managing Director LaRue … more »

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Waves of Grain

Sometimes Mother Nature makes the movie, and human beings just have to figure out a way to watch it. Video designer Keith Skretch took a piece of wood and shaved it down a fraction of an inch at a time, taking … more »

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Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »

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The Crew of HBO’s Vice on Their Go-To Gear

Canon posted this look at how DPs on HBO's Vice use the company's cameras, including the EOS C300, XF105, XF305, and 5D Mark III.

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Video Tutorial: How to Set Up an ACES Workflow in Assimilate Scratch

In this nine-minute video tutorial, Graham Austin of South Africa's DI Film Company, an editorial, grading, and on-set DI services facility in South Africa, shows you how to set up Assimilate Scratch to take advantage of the Academy Color Encoding … more »