Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones Top VES Award Nominations

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the film to beat in the 13th Annual VES Awards. Slipping the announcement in just before the Oscar nominations are made public this Thursday, the Visual Effects Society nominated the science-fiction franchise … more »


Pepsi Max: Chain Reaction

Creating a visual metaphor for a fizzy drink, director Julian Harriman-Dickinson and DP Toby Howell set of an arsenal of mousetraps loaded with ping-pong balls, using the Vision Research Phantom Flex4K to capture the moment in slow-motion glory for Pepsi Max. The behind the … more »


For the First Time, All of the Oscar Nominees Will Be Announced Live on TV, Webcast

Good news for cinematographers, film editors, VFX artists and other behind-the-scenes, below-the-line creative talent — for the first time ever, the traditional early-morning announcement of Oscar nominees will include all categories. That's right. When the program begins at 5:30 a.m. … more »

Canon U.S.A.’s Larry Thorpe Honored with Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 9, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today that Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe has received the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring an individual whose ongoing contributions … more »


Stink Opens L.A. Office Run by New MD Jeff Baron

The evocatively named Stink, representing commercial directors including John Hillcoat, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Martin Krejci, has opened its first U.S. office in Los Angeles.  Jeff Baron departs a nearly-13-year gig at Anonymous Content to become Stink's managing director in the U.S. … more »


Shade VFX Hires Camille Geier to Oversee NYC Offices

Shade VFX hired visual effects producer Camille Geier to work out of the company's New York office, which is expanding to handle a workload that now includes the upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. The Santa Monica-based company's New York facility opened … more »


Why Do We Need Color Correction?

Ever have trouble getting a client to understand the need for color-correction on even the simplest footage? AlphaDogs Founder and President Terence Curren explains the basics in a clip that color-corrects itself as you watch.


Ultimate Aerial Video of NYC!

The DJI Phantom 2 goes off the beaten path with this video from Sky Tech One Aerial Photography showcasing aerial views of all five New York City boroughs—not just Manhattan.


CES 2015: Top 10 Tech Takeaways

CES may be a consumer technology show, but there's a lot going on this year that's helping put consumer gear on the cutting edge of the market. In case you didn't make it out to Vegas for the annual confab, here's … more »


The Correspondents “Fear & Delight”

This kaleidoscopic music video for English hip-hop swing duo The Correspondents directed by Naren Wilks was captured using clever circular multicamera DSLR set-ups. Check out the making-of video for more.