Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made

Yes, that's director Peter Jackson making a cameo near the end of this Hobbit-themed Air New Zealand flight safety video — we assume he didn't direct! Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood also makes an appearance.

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VFX Coder Proposes MOX, a Crowdfunded Open-Source Movie File Format

Can a crowdfunded open-source project bring the industry together behind a QuickTime killer? Brendan Bolles, a veteran of The Orphanage and an experienced programmer of VFX plug-ins, thinks so. He's asking the industry to contribute money supporting his development of a specification … more »

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Trailer: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel's movie mavens are striking a pretty grim tone with this first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. The sequel is once again written and directed by Joss Whedon, with Ben Davis, BSC, (Guardians of the Galaxy) stepping in as … more »

Canon EOS C100 Mark II

Canon Announces EOS C100 Mark II Camera for December Release

Canon upgraded its EOS C100 camera to "Mark II" status, adding a number of refinements to the original design. New in the revised version are MP4 recording, expanded frame rates of up to 59.94p in full HD (1920×1080), standard dual-pixel auto … more »

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All That Jazz: Fosse Time

Watch fim critic Matt Zoller Seitz dig into the editorial technique of director/choreographer Bob Fosse and Oscar-winning film editor Alan Heim, ACE, on All That Jazz, tracing some of the stylistic choices back to the French New Wave.

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Hollywood Post Alliance says editors Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will receive the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, scheduled for November 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Randy … more »

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NewTek Set to Ship $7,995 TriCaster Mini

NewTek says it's close to shipping the TriCaster Mini, an HDMI-based multicamera 16-channel switcher supporting four simultaneous video sources over HDMI plus two more live inputs via Gigabit Ethernet, six output connections, and four standard M/E channels.  Update 10/22/14: An earlier version … more »

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Lights Out

Swedish director and animator David F. Sandberg won the Best Short award at the 2014 Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival with this scary little flick starring Lotta Losten. After you've watched it, check out his spoilerific breakdown of the final shot.

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I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!

VFX artist Dave Fothergill (Nova, Stephen Hawking's Universe) rendered this short but hilarious demo with Arnold to show off the "servo force" simulation in the free Miarmy crowd-simulation toolkit for Maya, which allows "struggling" animations in place of simple rag-doll physics.

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Tascam Ships New Mic-Attached Audio Recorders

Tascam's latest slate of audio products includes two different categories of audio recorder designed to simplify the process of capturing sound on location. The DR-10C series of linear-PCM 48 kHz/24-bit BWF audio recorders connect to lavaliere mics and write to standard MicroSD … more »