Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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George Eastman House Welcomes William Wellman Jr. to the Inaugural Nitrate Picture Show on April 30

Rochester, N.Y., April 24, 2015—George Eastman House welcomes famed actor, producer, and author William Wellman Jr. to launch the preview event for the Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s first festival of film conservation, on Thursday, April 30. Wellman will be … more »


Trailer: Black Mass

After years of monkeying around playing pirates, mad hatters, big bad wolves, and whatever the heck Mortdecai was supposed to be, Johnny Depp may be getting back into the business of being one of the best actors alive in the … more »


Review: LaCie Rugged RAID

When you're working in the field, your kit represents a balancing act between speed, reliability, and portability. You probably don't want to drag an expensive and heavy four-bay or eight-bay RAID on location unless you really need blistering speed or … more »

NAB Video Coverage: 10 Hotspots for Cinematographers

Nobody can see everything at NAB, and there was plenty of innovative new production gear to miss at this year's show. Blackmagic Design grabbed the spotlight with the most new camera introductions, AJA stayed the course with the now-shipping Cion, … more »


The 8 Spiders You Eat in Your Sleep Every Year

You may have heard that the average person eats (that's right, eats) eight spiders in a year's time. But is that really believable? At last, a YouTube video (via L.A. sketch comedy group Extremely Decent) dares to visualize the spider-eating process.


Focus Assist Gets Smarter with New Scene-Mapping Tools on the Way

Focus-pulling may be about to get a lot more interesting as new systems come on the market that promise to automate some of the most precise, grace-under-pressure focus adjustments required during a shoot, while still giving the human operator complete … more »


NAB 2015 Video: Convergent Design

Mitch Gross fills us in on new firmware updates to the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+. 


NAB 2015 Video: Abel Cine

Andy Shipsides highlights Canon's hot new 17–120mm cine-servo lens, which gets a PL- and EF- switchable universal mount system from Abel Cine, and the MoVI M10 and M15 stabilizing gimbals from Freefly.


NAB 2015 Video: K 5600

Ryan Smith on K 5600's continued work in HMI lighting, including the portable two-light Evolution kits.


NAB 2015 Video: Codex

Codex's Sarah Priestnall goes beyond recording to talk about the 12-bit raw HD Codex Action Cam and post-production workflow, including the forthcoming V-Raw recorder for Panasonic's VariCam 35.