Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Q&A: UAVUS Co-Founder Bob Gonsalves on Drones, Evolving Legislation, and Best Practices for Pilots

Bob Gonsalves believes in education. As a content creator working with national brands, he understands the benefits of drone videography, but he also sees how well-meaning drone pilots can create the impression of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a menace. He … more »


Q&A: DJI’s Randy Braun on Drone Design, Flying Tips, and the History of the Phantom

China's Dajiang Innovation Technology wasn't the first company to make remote-controlled drones. But it has come to dominate the market. Forbes says the company generated $500 million in revenue selling 400,000 units in 2014, and that it is set to … more »


10 Drone Feats and Fails Gone Viral: What Can We Learn from Them?

The Internet loves a good drone video. Some of the most popular videos of the last year have shown us formerly impossible views of cities, landscapes, Burning Man … you name it. And drone disasters are just as popular as … more »


Leica 100

This (briefly NSFW) ad from Brazilian agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, recreating iconic photographic images to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leica cameras, won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Lions last week. It was directed by Jones+Tino and the DP was … more »


Codex Ships V-Raw Recorder for Panasonic VariCam 35

VariCam fans rejoice—the Codex V-Raw Recorder, which adds raw capture capabilities to Panasonic's 4K camera system, is finally shipping worldwide. Originally announced for December 2014 release, the V-Raw Recorder's absence from VariCam workflow has limited the camera's utility for shooters … more »

InterDrone Film Festival to Showcase Footage Shot by UAV

Are you a creative who looks at the world from overhead? Do you have skills in both storytelling and piloting? Have you captured stunning architectural compositions, natural wonders, or remarkable drama from an unmanned airborne vehicle? You may want to enter … more »


SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »


Nikon Coolpix P900 83x Optical Zoom: Video Test on Moon

Forget about megapixels—the new arms race for consumer cameras is in megazooms. Watch the new $600 Nikon Coolpix P900 bring the moon down to earth with an 83x optical zoom. Sure, image quality is limited, especially with no raw shooting … more »


Art of the Storm

Landscape photographer Nicolaus Wegner caught this stationary supercell over the Black Hills of South Dakota earlier this month with a Canon 5D Mark II shooting in time-lapse mode at one-second intervals. The music is "Storm" by Ryan Taubert.


Panavision Announces “Major” Debt Reduction in Recapitalization

Panavision got a new lease on life this month, as creditors agreed to convert most of the company's long-term debt into common stock. The company said the recapitalization represented a "major reduction" in its debt that would give it the necessary … more »