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Edward Snowden in Citizenfour

Edward Snowden Doc Citizenfour Leads Nominees for Cinema Eye Honors

Always reliable for highlighting interesting documentary films, the slate of nominees for the Cinema Eye Honors has been announced. Documentary Citizenfour, about filmmaker Laura Poitras' working relationship with Edward Snowden and NSA surveillance, leads the pack with six nominations. Director Steve James' Life … more »


JVC Announces Three Sub-$4500 4K Ultra HD Camcorders for 2015

JVC said it will ship three inexpensive 4K Ultra HD camcorders in February and March 2015. All three cameras in the new 4KCam product line feature two SDHC/SDXC card slots, with simultaneous and relay recording modes available, a 3.5-inch LCD display, a 1.56 … more »


The Hidden History of the Zoom Lens

Nick Hall, a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, turned his doctoral thesis on the history of the zoom lens in American film and television into a short video for the Society for the History of Technology's three-minute dissertation contest. 


Taylor Swift “Blank Space”

When you sell more records than anyone else in the music business, you can afford to hire people like Joseph Kahn to direct your music videos. "Blank Space" is the follow-up to "Shake It Off," directed by A-lister Mark Romanek.

Quantum StorNext Pro Foundation

Quantum Bows StorNext Pro Foundation Shared Storage

Quantum introduced StorNext Pro Foundation, a new version of its StorNext Pro line of shared-storage systems designed for smaller studios, supporting up to seven simultaneous clients working with up to four streams of ProRes 422 content in its highest-capacity configuration. Aimed at … more »


Vemödalen: The Fear That Everything Has Already Been Done

Ever wonder if the images and sounds you're creating are new? Or question whether there's anything truly original left to be made? John Koenig, creator of the new webseries based on his blog The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, knows exactly how you … more »


Blackmagic Design Releases Free Version of Fusion 7

Just two months after purchasing Fusion 7 maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design has made the VFX and compositing package for Windows available as a free download. The free Fusion 7 is not feature-limited, Blackmagic said. The software includes an array … more »


HPA Announces 2014 Award Winners

The Hollywood Post Alliance announced its 2014 HPA Award winners at a ceremony held at the event's usual venue, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. If you guessed that the big winner would be Gravity, you'd be right — the … more »


Assassins Creed Unity “Make History”

Ubisoft is pulling out all the stops to promote next week's release of multiplayer console and PC videogame Assassin's Creed Unity, including this new cinematic spot, "Make History," that highlights the title's cooperative gameplay in historical settings. It was shot over two … more »


Lorde “Yellow Flicker Beat”

Happy birthday to Lorde, who turns 18 today. Music video director Emily Kai Bock (featured previously) captures her animated, visually amplified stage presence in different settings in this clip for "Yellow Flicker Beat," a song from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. (You … more »