Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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The Bear & The Hare

2D animation was staged on miniature physical sets for this advertisment for British department store chain John Lewis, directed by Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn and produced by Blinkink and Hornet. Check out the making-of video at Hornet's website. The music is … more »

Matrox MXO2 Mini and LE

Matrox Adds Support for Edius 7.21

Matrox said its MXO2 LE and MXO2 Mini i/o devices for ingest, monitoring, and delivery of SD and HD video are now compatible with the Edius 7.21 NLE from Grass Valley. "Opening our editing software up to support more hardware … more »



When funding for a project fell through at the last minute, director-editor-cinematographer Ryan Connolly didn't go back to the drawing board. He hooked up with short-film maestro Seth Worley ("Super Lion," "Tempo") to write a new screenplay, then put his … more »

Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack

Todd-Soundelux in ‘Strategic Relationship’ with 424 Post

Todd-Soundelux today announced a "multi-year strategic relationship" with 424 Post that will have the team at 424 Post joining Todd-Soundelux, including Supervising Sound Editors Kami Asgar and Sean McCormack (pictured, top) as well as their 424 cohorts Tim Tuchrello, Erin … more »


WB’s Darcy Antonellis Named New CEO of Vubiquity

Warner Bros. Entertainment President and CTO Darcy Antonellis will become the CEO of multiplatform video service provider Vubiquity effective January 2, the company said today. She replaces Ramu Potarazu, who stepped down from the position in March.   Antonellis is … more »


ProMax Platform Gets Nearline Options, Adds Speed and Scalability

ProMax has introduced a new nearline-storage option as part of the newest updates to its Platform shared-storage server line-up. The Platform Nearline storage server is designed to make disk-based back-up of online media fast and convenient with dense and cost-efficient … more »

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Diary 13

In this penultimate installment of the Desolation of Smaug production diary, watch hobbits playing table tennis, get a glimpse of Smaug, and hear Peter Jackson explain why virtual cinematography reminds him of shooting with a Super 8 camera.


Academy Announces 10 VFX Oscar Contenders

And now there are 10 — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today narrowed the competitive field for this year's VFX Oscar to just 10 films, announcing the slate that was decided upon by the Academy's Visual Effects … more »


In Dreams

For his final-year graduation film, Northumbria University student Samuel Blain interviewed four people about their dreams, then sought to visualize their bizarre images in a different kind of talking-heads shot.

PostWorks on Feature Finishing Techniques for Nonfiction TV

High-resolution digital cinema cameras, raw recording and sophisticated color-grading systems are familiar in feature-film and scripted-television production. They're less common in the world of nonfiction television production, with its notoriously tight budgets and rapid turnarounds. But that's starting to change. … more »