Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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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 »

TriCaster Mini

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 »

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The Hobbit in 72 Seconds: 33,000ish Seconds Shorter Than Peter Jackon’s Version

Animator Kevin Ulrich brings the spoilers, as he wraps up his own film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, animated with Lego figures, in a minute and a half.

Canon Cine-Servo 50–1000mm Zoom lens

Canon Sets 50–1000mm Cine-Servo Zoom for Early 2015

Canon is set to ship a new, extremely long 4K zoom lens early in 2015. Aimed at field production using 4K Super 35-style cameras like Canon's own EOS C500, Canon is billing the Cine-Servo 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom as "the world's … more »

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Through the Ground Glass

Producer Nick Bolton and cinematographer Taylor Hawkins co-directed this short about photographer Joseph Allen Freeman and the continuing romance and creative challenge of large-format photography. (NSFW if a little profanity isn't safe where you work.) It was shot with the Canon EOS C100 and … more »