Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Avid Stock Tumbles Following Cuts in 2015 Forecasts

It's a tough day for Avid, following yesterday afternoon's earnings report that saw a 4 percent year-over-year decline in the company's revenue. The company also cut forecasts for the full year, projecting 2015 bookings will be between $490 million and … more »


iPad Pro Seems Set for November 13 Launch

Apple has been coy about the official launch date of the upcoming iPad Pro, but warehouse mega-retailer Sam's Club is now taking preorders for the device, listing a release date of November 13. Sam's Club is offering 32 GB and … more »

Weird lens

Shooting a Video with a 1910 Lens

Mathieu Stern says his new YouTube series will cover "weird lenses." He mounts this golden oldie on a Sony A7II using an M42 mount and bellows for controlling focus. Have an idea for an oddball lens you'd like to see him try out? … more »


Five Personal Filmmaking Tips from Laurie Anderson

One of the most distinctive films on the festival circuit this year was Heart of a Dog, a 75-minute documentary in which performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson remembers the life and death of her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. The film … more »


DJI Buys Minority Stake in Hasselblad

Shenzhen, China-based aerial cinematography specialist DJI has acquired a stake in Swedish medium-format camera and lens manufacturer Hasselblad, the companies said in a joint announcement today of a new "corporate partnership" between the two entities. Terms of the deal were not … more »



"First you pay, then you eat." Watch as agency Zulu Alpha Kilo attempts to transfer the all-too-popular concept of "spec" work into other industries. Zak Mroueh was the director and creative director, Mike Headford edited, and Albert Huh was the DP.

Reel FX Co-Founder Dale Carman Responds to Lawsuit

Reel FX co-founder Dale Carman has responded to the company's lawsuit filed against him and three former staffers, calling its allegations untrue. The lawsuit accuses Carman and his co-defendants of improperly diverting business opportunities to his own company, Carman Industries, adding up to $2.6 … more »


Autodesk Flame Goes Software-Only with Subscription Options

It's the beginning of a new era for Autodesk Flame. Effective today, Autodesk is offering desktop subscription plans for current versions of Flame, Lustre, Flare and Flame Assist software. It marks the first time Flame is available as a software-only product.The … more »

Convergent Design Apollo

Convergent Design Announces Apollo Multicam Recorder/Switcher

Convergent Design announced the Apollo, a new touchscreen monitor/recorder that records four HD video signals in sync and can be used at the same time as a portable live switcher via one HDMI and two SDI outputs. The Apollo simultaneously … more »



The characters and objects in this short film from animator Natalia Mirzoyan about a tiny ant are made from different kinds of tea leaves. Credits Script writer, director, artist and animator  Natalia Mirzoyan  Composers Marina Landa, Sergey Vasilyev Sound design Igor … more »