Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Blackmagic Design Reissues 3G Mini Converter Line

Blackmagic Design has been pushing the envelope of format conversion, replacing its old 3G-SDI Mini Converters with newer 6G models for the same price. Now, recognizing that many customers don't yet need UHD-friendly conversion options, the company is bringing back the … more »


San Pellegrino: Are You a Foodie?

Directorial duo Parallel (Quentin Baillieux and Raphaëlle Tinland), working via Hornet and Eddy, created this CG spot for Ogilvy, imagining whimsical pop-up book tableaux as a way to position Pellegrino as a key ingredient in a delicious meal. 


Jason Dowdeswell Will Lead FuseFX in Vancouver

Jason Dowdeswell has been named head of production and senior VFX supervisor at FuseFX in Vancouver. Formerly VP of production operations at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Dowdeswell will be in charge of production activities at FuseFX's Vancouver operations, including a … more »


NewTek Updates LightWave 2015

The latest update to NewTek's LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering program, adds pipeline updates including improvements to ZBrush GoZ and After Effects support. NewTek listed other enhancements in this release, including improved support for FBX rigging from Maya, improved support for UV … more »

At Ford, VR Drives New Ideas in Automotive Design

You wouldn't expect the Ford Motor Company to be a marquee exhibitor at SIGGRAPH. But as advances in computing power make it easier to see photoreal renders early in the computer-aided manufacturing processes, Ford is changing the way collaborative automotive design happens. … more »


Pistol Shot Recorded at 73,000 Frames per Second

The Mythbusters team busts out a Vision Research Phantom V2010 running at 73,000 fps to capture the exquisite smoke and debris patterns generated when a bullet is fired at 1,200 feet/sec. The camera's resolution is limited at that frame rate, but … more »

Korn Edeltraud film scanner

Korn Manufaktur to Show Edeltraud 4K Film Scanner at IBC

Berlin's Korn Manufaktur is debuting a new 4K film scanner, Edeltraud, at IBC 2015 net month. It uses a sprocketless design with laser-based film positioning and supports film gauges of 8mm, 9.5mm, 16mm and 35mm, the company said. Korn is located in … more »


Introducing The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Comedy Central takes a cheeky approach to the introduction of Trevor Noah in this first promo for the new incarnation of The Daily Show, which premieres next month.

frame-io-1 Platform Gets V1.1 Update

Collaborative post platform is getting a major update, with new features designed to improve security and make project-sharing easier for large groups. The expanded sharing and permission controls allow users to turn off download, sharing, and invitation tools for collaborators, … more »


The Reason Every Meme Uses That One Font

Get your daily dose of design history with this explainer on the origins of Impact—the official typeface of Internet memes.