Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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How to Be a Filmmaker

The YouTube satiricists known as IFHT effectively lampoon themselves in this video that reveals certain, um, tricks of the filmmaking trade. And remember: no matter how you say bokeh, you're saying it wrong.

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Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado on The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth, a documentary portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado made by his son Juliano and German director Wim Wenders, harkens back to Wenders’ roots in New German Cinema. However, Sebastiao doesn’t seem like the hero of … more »

Orad to Show VR Previs for Virtual Set Designers at NAB

Virtual studio designers may soon be able to do full 3D walkthroughs of their sets as part of a new 3D previs tool that Orad Hi-Tec Systems plans to showcase at NAB 2015. The system employs a PC-connected VR headset, such … more »

Zylight Contest Encourages NAB 2015 Attendees to ‘Spread the Newz’ about New On-Camera Light

LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2015 – To celebrate the U.S. debut of its Newz on-camera light, premium LED lighting manufacturer Zylight is encouraging attendees at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., to “Spread the Newz” via Twitter. … more »

Anton/Bauer Unveils Pivotal New Features for Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series at NAB 2015

SHELTON, CT (March 25, 2015) – Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger … more »

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Convergent Design Odyssey Now Oversamples HD Recordings

As promised, Convergent Design this week released a new firmware update for its Odyssey line of monitor/recorders that adds Apple ProRes 422 and 422 (LT) to the recording options at resolutions up to 4K/UHD 30p or 2K 60p.  Equally intriguing is a … more »

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Akira Kurosawa: Composing Movement

Prolific video essayist Tony Zhou strikes again with a loving look at Akira Kurosawa's masterful use of motion in the movie frame — moving cameras, moving characters, and movement in the natural world.

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Shooting Ballet for the Big Screen with the Canon EOS C300

In his new documentary A Ballerina's Tale, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, director Nelson George follows classical ballet dancer Misty Copeland, a teenaged prodigy who became the third African-American soloist at American Ballet Theatre — and the company's … more »

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Creature: A Never Before Seen Film

Creature Directed by RYAN DZIERZEK We have the ability to make almost anything in a laboratory but should we? Director Ryan Dzierzek combines eerily realistic footage from Action Cam by Sony with VFX to imagine what happens when a genetic experiment … more »

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Paperports: A Never Before Seen Film

Paperports Directed by CHARLES YOUNG This charming film follows the inhabitants of a tiny paper city as they go about their business. From the imagination of Charles Young, creator of Paperholm, comes 60 unique buildings, 9 vehicles and a fascinating … more »