Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

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Jurassic World

Trailer: Jurassic World

It's been more than 21 years since Jurassic Park set the standard for CG creature effects. Can ILM, Image Engine, and Tippett Studio raise the bar with the third sequel, Jurassic World?

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

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MPC Godzilla VFX Breakdown

MPC just released this breakdown reel showing its monstrous work as the lead VFX studio on Godzilla. The Academy hasn't yet announced its VFX shortlist, but it's hard to imagine this king of contemporary monster movies won't make the cut. … more »

Beyonce

Beyoncé “7/11″

Beyoncé is the top-earning woman in music, earning $115 million in 2014, according to Forbes. She can afford whatever she wants. Even so, her new video is a completely low-budget affair — just Beyoncé and a few friends dancing around the … more »

Red

Red: A Kubrick Supercut

Short and sweet (with a couple of NSFW moments), this montage created by Rishi Kaneria takes in Stanley Kubrick's striking usage of the color red in shots from seven different films.

Blackmagic Ursa

Blackmagic Upgrades Ursa to Shoot 4K at 80p

Blackmagic released a major update to its 4K Ursa camera today, bumping the maximum frame rate to 80fps and employing a new 3:1 raw compression ratio that increases the amount of footage that can be recorded on a CFast card — … more »

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

With the publication of our third annual overview of the 4K camera market, it's time to start wondering how much longer a 4K camera guide will be relevant. 4K acquisition has quickly become the rule for hot new cameras, and … more »

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols wins the Best Director Oscar for The Graduate

Turn back time and watch Leslie Caron hand the Oscar to Mike Nichols for his second film as director, The Graduate.

Michael Keaton in Birdman

Shot with ARRI Alexa: Birdman

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