Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge

Mumbai's VFX, animation and 3D conversion giant Prime Focus World (PFW) is merging with Double Negative, the feature film VFX facility with offices in London and Singapore. The new VFX business will operate under the Double Negative banner and will … more »


Autodesk Buys Shotgun Software

Another key tool in the VFX ecosystem became part of the Autodesk portfolio today with the announcement that Autodesk has agreed to buy production-management platform developer Shotgun Software. Launched in 2006, Shotgun offers tools for cloud-based production tracking, review, and … more »


Du: Too Complicated

Ali Ali and Maged Nassar, best known for the Never Say No to Panda ads, directed this spot promoting a two-for-one movie ticket offer from telecommunications company Du. Agency Leo Burnett Dubai, UAE, took home a Cannes Gold Lion last week … more »


Blackmagic Design Releases Unified v1.8 Camera Firmware

If you were one of the Blackmagic Design camera users confused by the appearance, then disappearance, of new camera firmware on the web yesterday, stop worrying — the firmware has been officially released and is ready for download. It doesn't … more »


Perfectionists: Rufus

Meet Rufus. At 1 pound, six ounces, he's perfect for his job — Bird Scarer at Wimbledon. This profile is one in an ongoing series of shorts created by Wimbledon sponsor Stella Artois.

Photo: Chris Raphael/FOX

10 TV Tidbits: 24: Live Another Day

The biggest surprise on 24 this year may just be that the show's really good. Yes, the Jack Bauer Power Hour really did run out of steam by the time it left the air in 2010. And, yes, there's plenty … more »

Encore Deploys Global Post Workflow for Fox’s 24: Live Another Day

Hollywood, CA – June 23, 2014 – Heroic agent Jack Bauer is back in Fox's series event "24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY," with on-site dailies and post production services for all 12 episodes being completed by Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services … more »


Bullfrogs in Slow Motion

Yep. Just bullfrogs, shot in super-slo-mo by DP Michael N. Sutton with the Photron Fastcam BC2 and a 300mm Tamron lens. More info at the Vimeo page.

SMPTE, Hollywood Post Alliance to Merge in 2015

SMPTE today announced that it will begin providing administrative support services to the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), with the expectation that the two industry groups will merge by May of next year. The 2015 merger would presumably bring Los Angeles-based … more »


Sandblast Productions Opens New Audio Facility in New York City

Hanging a new shingle in a tough market for audio post, music production company Sandblast Productions has moved in at 1650 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square.  After working together for more than 20 years at … more »