Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation Studios released RenderMan for Katana, building a bridge between Pixar's rendering system and The Foundry's Katana look-dev and lighting platform. The two companies announced a partnership to integrate Katana and Renderman at last year's SIGGRAPH, saying that their … more »

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Prime Focus Technologies Buys Dax

Prime Focus subsidiary Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is buying cloud-based dailies provider Dax in a transaction worth at least $9.1 million. Mumbai-based Prime Focus said Dax's Digital Dailies system, widely used in TV production, will help bolster its relationship with … more »

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Behind the Scenes: Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Oscar Speech

Watch seven-time Emmy-winning director Louis J. Horvitz call the shots backstage as Cuba Gooding Jr. wins his Oscar for Jerry Maguire in 1997. Believe it or not, this will probably be the most intense video you see all day. (Note: some … more »

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Panasonic Prices 4K-Capable Lumix GH4 at $1,699

Panasonic today announced that its forthcoming Lumix DMC-GH4 4K-capable mirrorless micro four-thirds (MFT) still and video camera will be priced at $1,699. The DMW-YAGH video adapter, which beefs up the GH4's video production capabilities, will be priced at $1,999. The … more »

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Trailer: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Technology has come a long way in nine years, but the directorial duo behind sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For — Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller — are clearly returning to the clean graphic look pioneered by the first … more »

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If Britain Was Like Syria

London marketing agency Don't Panic crafted this faux "one-second-a-day" video for Save the Children U.K. in order to draw attention to the suffering of children in war-torn Syria.

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Review: Apple’s New Mac Pro

The new Mac Pro is here! The new Mac Pro is here!   That’s all that went through our heads when we first saw the announcement of this new iteration of Apple’s flagship pro desktop model. (Yes, that's a reference … more »

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HUVr: The Future Has Arrived

Who's behind this viral promotion of a sci-fi hoverboard endorsed by Tony Hawk, Moby, and even Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd? Hard to tell from the video itself, or the clever company website. Will there be a payoff farther down … more »

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Animal Logic Reorganizes into Three Divisions

Sydney, Australia-based Animal Logic formalized a move into feature-film development this week, breaking itself up into three distinct divisions. The company's VFX operations—including Fuel VFX, which it purchased in 2012—will be combined to form Animal Logic VFX. Recent VFX projects … more »

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DP Charles Papert on Pepsi Max’s Latest Hidden Camera Prank

Last May, Pepsi Max (tagline: "a zero-calorie cola in disguise") released a video online that purported to show an unsuspecting car salesman being taken for a wild ride by star NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon in fake facial hair and old-age … more »