Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Weta Digital VFX Supe Dan Lemmon on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

And the Oscar nominees are … 20 visual effects, special effects and animation supervisors who represent the thousands of artists who worked on five live-action feature films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of … more »

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The Puppets Inside Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Take a tour of Jim Henson's Creature Shop, including the company's latest work on digital puppeteering, with Creative Supervisor Peter Brooke. 

Fujinon Announces Lens Range on Display at NAB 2015

Wayne, N.J., February 9, 2015 – At this April’s NAB convention in Las Vegas, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will show off its impressive range of lenses, including its latest Cine-Style, broadcast studio, and field lenses. The … more »

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Hearing Tarantino

In this bloody, action-packed supercut, editor Jacob T. Swinney highlights the many whooshing, whirring, splatting and banging sound effects that you'll hear while watching un film de Quentin Tarantino.

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Gary Rydstrom on the Strange Magic of a Career in Sound and Vision

Although it isn’t in his nature to boast, Gary Rydstrom is the only person in the world who can brag of having received seven Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations for best sound mixing and editing and an Oscar nomination for directing a … more »

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It’s Official: Six Major Studios Will Help Kodak Keep Film Alive

Kodak sealed the deal for motion picture film this week, announcing that it had signed agreements with the six largest Hollywood studios that will keep all parties in the celluloid business for at least a few more years. 20th Century … more »

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Varicam 35/HS Firmware Update Enables ProRes 422 HQ Support

Panasonic has released a firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and VariCam HS that supports HD recording in ProRes 422 HQ for both cameras. The VariCam 35 gets more codec support, with 12-bit AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 recording and a variable-frame-rate boost up to … more »

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Samsung’s $799 NX500 Mirrorless Camera Shoots True 4K

Samsung announced the NX500, a new consumer-grade mirrorless camera with a 28Mpixel BSI APS-C sensor and high-resolution 4K (24 fps) and UltraHD (30 fps) video recording capability. The internal specs are close to those of Samsung's NX1, a mirrorless in a larger form … more »

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SSE “Maya”

In honor of the three awards it received from the Visual Effects Society last night, here's The Mill's prize-winning spot for U.K. energy company SSE featuring their CG orangutan, Maya. The spot was directed by Frederic Planchon for agency Adam&Eve DDB and production … more »

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Big Hero 6 Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society gave its top awards to Big Hero 6, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones, and SSE's "Maya" commercial at a Beverly Hilton ceremony last night hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 … more »