Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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LaCie Ships 8big Rack System with 48 TB in 1RU over Thunderbolt

LaCie shipped the 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 storage system originally announced at NAB. Using eight of Seagate's new 6 TB hard disks, the system provides up to 48 TB of storage capacity at speeds of up to 1330 MB/sec over … more »

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Trailer: Rosewater

His erstwhile Daily Show comrades John Oliver and Stephen Colbert are off to HBO and CBS, respectively, but can Comedy Central's linchpin funnyman Jon Stewart make a successful transition to filmmaking? His first feature as writer and director, Rosewater, makes … more »

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The Gap “Golf”

With Gone Girl safely wrapped but before its inevitable Oscar campaign takes off, director David Fincher has re-emerged in the world of commercials with a four-spot salvo for The Gap, which is promoting its new "Dress Normal" motto. Our favorite … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »

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Gone South

Filmmaking collective Vita Brevis Films takes a motorcycle tour of southern Utah armed with Red cameras, a MoVi stabilizer, and an octocopter. 

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Seven Smartphone Photography Tips and Tricks

Taking a shot with your phone isn't the desperation move it used to be, but that tiny lens is still pretty limiting compared to a real camera. Here are some ideas from photographer Lorenz Holder for getting more interesting iPhone shots … more »

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ARRI’s Amira Gets 4K Ultra HD ProRes Recording Option

The market for 4K cinematography is about to get more interesting, with news that the ARRI Amira will soon allow users to record ProRes codecs to CFast 2.0 cards in UHD (3840×2160) resolution and at up to 60 fps. No, … more »

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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »

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Omote: Real-Time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping

Project Omote combines projection-mapping technology with face-tracking to apply a digital mask in real time. It's a collaboration between Nobumichi Asai, Hiroto Kuwahara, and Paul Lacroix.