Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Kevin Lee Big Short

Who Deserves the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture?

Video essayist Kevin B. Lee makes his case in the Academy Award race for director Adam McKay's The Big Short, reminding us why we care about movies in the first place. Lee's insightful series, now in its fourth year, can be … more »


Adobe Stock Rolls Out 4K Content

Adobe has added more than 100,000 4K video assets to its subscription-based and per-clip service Adobe Stock. The anticipated 4K footage is part of some one million video assets and more than 45 million images and graphics that can be … more »

Scorsese Vinyl

Making Vinyl: Recreating the ’70s

Mick Jagger first floated his idea for a musically driven, raucous 1970s-era rock-n-roll film with Martin Scorsese 20 years ago. Showrunner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), with Jagger and Scorsese as executive producers, transformed that idea into HBO's hotly anticipated new series Vinyl. For Scorsese, who directs … more »

The Birth of a Nation (2015)

Sundance 2016 By the Numbers

The flurry of snowflakes and press hype surrounding Park City, UT, may be soon slowing to a halt, but the reach and influence of the Sundance Film Festival will last long into the coming year. Here are a few interesting factoids … more »


VideoBlocks Promotes New CEO, Expands Founder’s Reach

Six years after launching the subscription-based stock digital media destination VideoBlocks, founder and CEO Joel Holland is stepping into a new role as executive chairman, naming Chief Marketing Officer TJ Leonard the company's new CEO. As CMO, Holland said, Leonard led … more »


DP Joe Passarelli on the Stop-Motion Wonders of Anomalisa

It took a Kickstarter campaign, 1,261 3D-printed faces, a bit of blind faith and a hard-working team of filmmakers and animators to turn Charlie Kaufman's original sound play into Anomalisa, the stop-motion film Kaufman co-directed with Duke Johnson. Lit and … more »


Oscar-Nominated Editor Stephen Mirrione on Cutting The Revenant

Like its ferocious 19th century protagonist Hugh Glass, The Revenant has hewed an arduous path toward redemption. Filmed in remote locations in the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia under extremely difficult conditions, the production was as unique and challenging as it was rewarding … more »

RIP Bowie

David Bowie, “Lazarus”

In an initially disorienting, vertically framed music video released just days before his death, David Bowie contemplates mortality by refusing to take it lying down. It is directed by Johan Renck, who also directed this haunting companion video from Bowie's … more »

Sony FS7 Firmware Update

Sony Updates FS5 with Internal/External Recording

Sony has released a 1.1 firmware update for the PXW-FS5, the company's smaller Super 35 companion to the FS7 shipped late last year. One of several promised firmware updates for the FS5—culminating at a future date in full 4K recording—the download … more »

Lemmy ad

Lemmy Unplugged

The influential Motörhead frontman, who died of cancer on December 28, led the band in an acoustic version of "Ace of Spades" for this 2010 Kronenbourg 1664 beer ad.