Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera review

Review: Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and Video Assist

With the proliferation of drones and handheld gimbals, compact cameras have become very popular for professional cinematographers. ARRI’s Alexa Mini and the 3.3 lb. Red Weapon are recent examples. For low-budget filmmakers, the GoPro Hero4 Black has been the go-to camera … more »

Battle of the Bastards VFX

Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” VFX Breakdown

Just how much of that massive battlefield sequence from this season's "Battle of the Bastards" on Game of Thrones was CG? You'll find some answers in this spectacular VFX breakdown reel from Australian VFX house Iloura, part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services … more »

Red Giant Universe 2.0

Red Giant Releases Universe 2.0

Red Giant updated its Universe collection of GPU-accelerated editing and motion-graphics plug-ins to v2.0 today. The new releases emphasizes motion-graphics elements, including sets of heads-up display elements, a new way to animate straight or bezier-curved lines between elements on a … more »

Canon Moves Pro Support Center from Hollywood to Burbank

Canon said that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center is moving early next year from its current location on Sunset Boulevard to 3400 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. The new facility will host product training and eductional events … more »

Jaunt One VR camera

Jaunt One VR Camera Will Be Rentable Through Radiant Images

Jaunt said today that its Jaunt One 24G VR camera will be available for rent exclusively through Los Angeles rental house Radiant Images. One of the few off-the-shelf VR acquisition systems to emerge in the fast-growing market, the Jaunt One 24G … more »

Credited As: Special Makeup Effects Artist

In the latest installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Credited As series, special make-up effects artist Howard Berger — along with Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, he founded the legendary KNB EFX Group — discusses the art … more »

frameforge

Review: FrameForge Pre-viz Studio v3.6

By and large, directors are a neurotic lot. That is understandable. With myriad details to manage on and off the set, feature film and commercial directors have plenty of distractions from capturing a visually compelling and emotional story. It’s a shame that many … more »

silicon-valley

Silicon Valley Outtakes

Watch T.J. Miller's ageist mockery of incoming boss Stephen Tobolowsky, from the current season of Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge's HBO comedy Silicon Valley, in a long assembly that stretches the insult to epic length.

Elle Fanning in The Neon Demon

StudioDaily Dossier: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Controversial The Neon Demon

Danish-born film director Nicolas Winding Refn hit the mark with his directorial debut, the 1996 crime drama Pusher, a European hit that earned worldwide distribution. The film was such a success that Refn returned to it eight years later, shooting … more »

UHD to be added to Hitachi cameras

HDR Is Coming to Hitachi’s Broadcast Camera Line

Hitachi said it will add HDR capabilities to its HDTV and UHD 4K broadcast cameras at the 2016 Telemundo Cine Video Television Expo in Mexico City next week. Any Hitachi camera purchased before September 30 will get the HDR capabilities … more »