Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Tascam Ships DR-60DmkII DSLR Audio Recorder

Tascam is shipping an updated "Mark II" version of its DR-60D four-channel linear PCM audio recorder designed for use with DSLRs. The DR-60DmkII has been fitted with new microphone preamps that allow up to 64dB of gain, Tascam said, compared to … more »

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Eyes of Hitchcock

The murderous gaze, the creepy stare, the wide-eyed panic; video essayist Kogonada (previously) offers them all in hyper-edited montage form for your visual delectation.

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Formosa Santa Monica Opens for Business in Former POP Sound Facility

It's official — the new Formosa Santa Monica has opened its doors in the spot vacated by POP Sound at 625 Arizona Ave.  Formosa Group said a number of former POP staffers have returned to work at Formosa, including mixers Nick … more »

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“Floating” an Animated Character with Cinema 4D and SynthEyes

Filmmaker Greg Jardin created a short film, "Floating," using Cinema 4D and SynthEyes to insert a CG balloon character into real-world situations. (Studio featured Jardin's Joey Ramone music video last year.) C4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look … more »

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Animator Don Hertzfeldt’s Simpsons Couch Gag

Animator and filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt (It's Such a Beautfiul Day) provided an unusually bizarre "couch gag" for The Simpsons last night. Put in the eye hole! Grow like plant!

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GoPro’s $500 Hero4 Black Shoots Ultra HD at 30fps

GoPro has gone big with its tiny action cam this time around, adding 30fps 4K Ultra HD (UHD) capture to its new flagship Hero4 Black camcorder and raising the price by $100. Of course, the Hero4 Black ($499) does more than UHD. … more »

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Trailer: Blackhat

Director Michael Mann teams for the first time with cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, ASC, on this upcoming thriller (formerly titled Cyber) shot with the ARRI Alexa XT Plus on locations in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. 

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Reel FX Creates Dedicated Virtual Reality Division

Animation studio Reel FX has created a new division dedicated to virtual-reality (VR) content. Reel FX VR, headed up by Reel FX founder and ECD Dale Carman, General Manager Keith McCabe, and Executive Producer Gary Banks, will take on client … more »

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DP Jim Frohna and Colorist Corinne Bogdanowicz on Transparent

Is Transparent set to be the first breakout hit for Amazon Studios? The new show, created by Six Feet Under and United States of Tara veteran Jill Soloway, generated an enormous amount of buzz in advance of its premiere, 10 episodes at … more »

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Aspirational

Kirsten Dunst stars in a very short film about very modern social interaction. Matthew Frost directed, Christopher Blauvelt (Night Moves, The Bling Ring) was the cinematographer, and Ethan Mitchell edited.