Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Azden Pro-XD

Review: Azden Pro-XD Wireless Microphone System

Azden has put out some interesting products lately. My first set of wireless microphones, 25 years ago, was their VHF WMS-Pro set. The VHF band got crowded with TV and walkie-talkies, so I needed to upgrade. Around 2000, I found … more »

Trailer: Pete’s Dragon

And the latest entrant in Hollywood's remake sweepstakes? Disney is revisiting 1977's Pete's Dragon with Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban and Robert Redford in tow. Heretofore indie filmmaker David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) directs, with help from DP Bojan Bazelli (The Lone … more »

Dalet Brio

Dalet’s Newest Brio Platform Supports IP Ingest/Playout

Dalet released Dalet Brio 3.4, a new version of its IT-based ingest and playout platform that includes support for IP video standards with SMPTE-2022-2 H.264/AAC playout and SMPTE-2022-6 ingest and playout. The new Brio also adds support for hardware-accelerated Sony XAVC LongG … more »

ASC Names Kees Van Oostrum President

Kees Van Oostrum, a two-time Primetime Emmy nominee and a winner of the ASC Award for 1993 miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove, has been named president of the American Society of Cinematographers, the organization said. Van Oostrum was elected by the … more »

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Patience

Time-lapse specialist Paul Richardson put together this two-minute reel of his favorite clips (the title refers to his working methodology) captured with Canon 6D, 7D and 5D Mk III and an eMotimo motion-control camera robot.

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Deluxe Promotes Domenic Rom to President and GM of TV Post

Deluxe named Domenic Rom the new president and general manager of Deluxe TV Post-Production services, based in Los Angeles, the company said. Rom was previously the managing director of Deluxe in New York, where he settled after a stint as … more »

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Script Tips: Bring Scenes to Life By Making Them More Cinematic

Nothing can kill the cinematic experience of a film faster than the use of excessive dialogue over imagery. This is because dialogue is inherently uncinematic. It originated in Greek drama and then developed through the plays of Shakespeare right up to modern-day TV. … more »

AJA Kona IP

AJA Ships Kona IP

AJA said it is now shipping the Kona IP ($2,495), an eight-lane PCIe video capture card with 10 GigE connectivity announced at NAB in April. At launch, Kona IP supports SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI video, and support for compressed … more »

AICP Show Honors Best Commercials of the Year

NEW YORK, June 9, 2016 – The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the … more »

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AICP 2016 Sponsor Reel

The Method Studios design group created this four-minute sponsor reel for the annual AICP Week in New York City. Professional dancers were motion-captured at House of Moves before digital artists used procedural animation and dynamic simulations in Houdini to cover their bodies.  … more »