Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Dell Adds Thunderbolt, UHD Display Option to Precision M3800 Mobile Workstation

At the Sundance Film Festival this week, Dell refreshed its Precision M3800 15-inch workstation with a new option of an Ultra HD (3840×2160) 10-finger multi-touch display, the addition of a Thunderbolt 2 port, and the ability to configure the system with up to … more »

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NYC, 1981

"NYC, 1981" is a short documentary about a very different New York City. Distributor A24 commissioned it to help orient audiences to the setting of A Most Violent Year, which opens today. "NYC, 1981" is directed by Austin Peters, shot by DP Eric … more »

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Boxx Upgrades Mobile Workstations with UHD Displays

Boxx Technologies updated its line of GoBoxx 15 SLM mobile workstations, adding a new UltraHD-resolution IPS display option. Previously, the system displays maxed out at 3K (2880×1620), with a less-expensive HD panel option also available. On the high end, the GoBoxx 15 … more »

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ZBRush 4R7 Includes New KeyShot for ZBrush Rendering Workflow

KeyShot creator Luxion and ZBrush maker Pixologic announced a new workflow allowing ZBrush users to render models using KeyShot. The new KeyShot for ZBrush is a standalone renderer that integrates with ZBrush through a new ZBrush to KeyShot bridge plug-in that can be … more »

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The Geometry of a Scene: The Bad Sleep Well

Video essayist Tony Zhou body-slams the shot/reaction-shot technique of Oscar nominees The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, then toasts the mise-en-scène of Akira Kurosawa in one long, uninterrupted take from The Bad Sleep Well.

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Sundance 2015: Take Me to the River [VIDEO]

We Make Movies and StudioDaily present How We Make Movies at Sundance Interviews with independent filmmakers, direct from Park City, Utah.   Director Matt Sobel and star Logan Miller talk about self-realization, shooting off the grid in rural Nebraska, and … more »

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Everlast: I’m a Boxer

"Don't call me a female boxer." Claire Edmondson directed this pointed Everlast spot through production company Steam Films. Catherine Lutes was the cinematographer and Michael Durst at Toronto's Married to Giants edited. 

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Sundance 2015 Film Review: Cronies

I don't want to talk about race. Doing so would limit the discussion around Cronies, the Spike Lee-produced entry at Sundance 2015, to a debate about stereotypes, racism and culture. To be fair, all these elements are baked into the … more »

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Invisible Chainsaw Debuts Variable Diffusion for After Effects

Invisible Chainsaw introduced Variable Diffusion, a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS5 or newer on Mac OS X. The company said it has developed a new algorithm to emulate the look of in-camera light scattering, allowing the look of various … more »

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Sundance 2015: Turbo Kid [VIDEO]

We Make Movies and StudioDaily present How We Make Movies at Sundance Interviews with independent filmmakers, direct from Park City, Utah.   The writing and directing trio behind Turbo Kid talks to Amanda Lippert about their BMX-gore-post-apocalyptic love story, working … more »