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Teaser: The BFG

Get a glimpse of Steven Spielberg's Disney adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book The BFG in this just-released teaser trailer. As usual, Janusz Kaminski is the cinematographer and Michael Kahn, ACE, edits.


Pharrell Williams: Freedom

This free-ranging video clip for "Freedom" by Pharrell Williams, directed by Paul Hunter, is one of five music videos nominated for a Grammy this week. (The other four: A$AP Rocky: LSD, The Dead Weather: I Feel Love (Every Million Miles), Kendrick … more »


Academy Announces 20 Contenders for VFX Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee has made its preliminary shortlist of 20 films for this year's VFX Oscar. They are, in alphabetical order: Ant-Man Avengers: Age of Ultron Bridge of Spies Chappie Everest … more »

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Amazon Goes After Cord-Cutters with Streaming Partners Program

Making a direct play to TV cord-cutters, Amazon today added premium video content tiers to its Amazon Prime service. Headlined by Showtime and Starz, the Streaming Partners program will see Amazon managing subscriber acquisition, billing and customer service, and content … more »


Studio Technologies Updates Two- to Four-Wire Audio Interfaces

Studio Technologies said it is shipping its 46A and 47A two-to-four-wire audio interfaces, new designs that improve on their predecessors by reducing weight and size and lowering the audio noise floor.  Designed for sports and special-event broadcasting, theme park and theater … more »


Quantum Updates StorNext with Long-Term Cloud Archiving

Quantum released StorNext 5.3, a new version of its shared-workflow storage platform that enables encrypted long-term cloud archiving through the company's new Q-Cloud Vault service. Q-Cloud Vault is low-cost long-term media storage built on's Glacier service. (Compare to Quantum's … more »


The 25 Best Films of 2015: A Video Countdown

Every year, film critic David Ehrlich makes a compelling argument for his top-25 list by assembling a video montage setting striking shots from each movie against idiosyncratic music choices drawn from the year in cinema.


Crafting Anomalisa

Watch a team of stop-motion animators work their magic behind the scenes of Anomalisa, the new feature from directors Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, NY) and Duke Johnson (Moral Orel).


Trailer: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Watch Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) throw shade at each other in the latest trailer for director Zack Snyder's extravagantly expensive DC superhero match-up, due for release in March. Snyder is shooting film with his regular … more »


Podcast: Supervising Sound Editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers on Spectre

Given their pedigree, one might think that supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers had pretty much experienced it all by the time they launched into Sam Mendes’ most recent James Bond adventure, Spectre, but in fact, at … more »