Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Kilauea: The Fire Within

Filmmaker Lance Page directed, shot and edited this video of Kilauea, an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The time-lapse and motion-control footage was photographed with the Canon EOS 6D and Panasonic Lumix GH4, with a helping hand from … more »

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FOR-A Is Bringing Lighter FT-ONE-S Super-High-Speed 4K Cam to NAB

FOR-A said NAB 2015 will be the American debut of the forthcoming FT-ONE-S, a smaller and lighter version of the 4K variable-frame-rate camera it launched in 2012. The FT-ONE-S will match its predecessor in many regards, but it falls short of … more »

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Nvidia Updates Quadro GPU Line, Reveals Iray Plug-in

Nvidia announced new graphics hardware and software at its GPU Technology Conference this week, including the new Quadro M6000 graphics card and a plug-in version of its Iray renderer.  The new leader of the Quadro line-up is the M6000, which … more »

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Art of the Scene: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Revisit the production of the 1981 Lucas-Spielberg classic Raiders of the Lost Ark with Cinefix's exhaustively researched audio and video commentary on the film's boulder-iffic opening sequence.

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Review: Lowel Prime Location LED

How things have changed at Lowel. In the prehistoric age of my youth, circa 1970, the highly portable featherlight Lowel kit was a key part of every itinerant shooter’s travel package. The thin aluminum brackets and barndoors were fragile and … more »

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Trailer: Pixels

Director Christopher Columbus makes his first feature film in five years with Pixels, a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi movie about an invasion by aliens who took the videogames of Planet Earth a little too seriously. VFX are by Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

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ARRI Alexa SXT to Record Both UHD and 4K to ProRes Files

Borrowing electronics from the new Alexa 65, the next generation of ARRI's Alexa camera will record both ProRes 4K UHD (3840×2160) and ProRes 4K Cine (4096×2637) in camera. The new Alexa SXT EV, SXT Plus and SXT Studio camera models … more »

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Avid Reports on Subscription Model, Teases NAB Announcements

About 7,000 customers have opted for the subscription approach to Avid Media Composer, the company said this week, indicating that many of those are new Avid users who are either migrating from Adobe Creative Cloud or looking to expand their … more »

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Fugu & Tako

A businessman's intemperate demand for fresh sushi has life-changing effects in this short film from VFX specialist Ben West and his Robot VFX. Cinematographer Callan Green, ACS, shot with the ARRI Alexa and Drew Thompson, ASE, edited. More details are at fxguide.

Doc NYC and IDA Set Documentary Preservation Summit in New York

D.A. Pennebaker and Barbara Kopple are among the filmmakers speaking at the Documentary Preservation Summit, a two-day event in New York City at the end of this month organized by Doc NYC and the International Documentary Association. Slated to be … more »