Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Vimeo on Demand Broadens Content with New Partners

Vimeo is stepping outside of its comfort zone within the indie film inner circle and expanding its content distribution partners to include those offering family programming, extreme sports and fitness, signaling broader VOD opportunities for filmmakers of every genre. The … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Takes Masterclass on the Road

Celebrated cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, a tireless mentor to developing filmmakers on his Hurlblog and at live events, will launch a 25-city Illumination Experience educational tour on September 14. The predominantly U.S. tour (with a stop in Vancouver, B.C.) starts in Irvine, California, … more »

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The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land

Devotees of The Walking Dead will get a new way to keep their survival skills sharp when Next Games and AMC's tie-in mobile game No Man's Land arrives in early 2015. This trailer is produced by Psyop and directed by … more »

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Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington on OK Go’s “The Writing’s on the Wall”

The latest inventively staged music video from procedural magicians OK Go has already been watched more than 9.7 million times since premiering last month. "The Writing's On the Wall" has also just earned its directors, Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, the … more »

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Nice Shoes’ Next Step? A New Creative Studio

After industry veteran Geraint Owen and his partners closed their award-winning production and animation house, Superfäd, in 2013, Owen came to Nice Shoes with an idea: Why not build a symbiotic creative studio within the Flatiron facility, already well known … more »

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Roof Studios for US Cellular

In this new short film for US Cellular, Brooklyn's Roof Studios highlights simple, summertime pleasures with a blend of paper cutout-style 2D illustration and 3D animation, bringing a refreshing hand-crafted feel to a typically VFX-infused landscape. Roof co-founders Vinicius Costa, … more »

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Footage Firm Adds Royalty-Free Stock Music to Subscription-Based Services Suite

Footage Firm, creator of the subscription-based VideoBlocks and GraphicStock premium content services, has unveiled a companion AudioBlocks stock music service aimed at professional video editors and the wider enthusiast market. VideoBlocks users—among them, many at the networks—have downloaded nearly 23 million … more »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

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Frame.io Web App Aims to Simplify Collaborative Post Online

If you work in a collaborative team from remote locations and, like most creatives, are routinely buried under a mountain of emails, passwords and Dropbox, Vimeo and WireDrive notifications alerting you to yet another private version of your project, a … more »

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Idustrial Revolution Releases Xeffects Snapshots for FCPX

Idustrial Revolution has added another useful plug-in to the growing FxFactory stable of effects for Final Cut Pro X. What's cool about Xeffects Snapshots is not just the number of photo and device frame templates included in the $99 plug-in … more »