Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Editor Joe Walker, ACE, on Cutting Sicario

Director Dennis Villeneuve is known for tightly wound thrillers (Incendies, Prisoners) that move in startling directions. His latest, Sicario, stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin and features the stunning photography of Roger Deakins. It follows the descent of a … more »


Alexis’s Wish

Of the many wonderful things the Make-A-Wish Foundation has rendered in real life for children with cancer, this touching animated short is among the most unique. The six-year-old girl who willed it into existence, with some big help from Seattle-based World … more »

BCC 10 for Avid

Boris Releases BCC 10 for Avid

Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid Media Composer, calling it the largest update in the product's history. Building on shared resources resulting from the acquistion of Imagineer in 2014, BCC 10 includes a number of new … more »


Leica SL: Another Option for Lightweight, Mirrorless 4K

Leica has introduced the Leica SL, a full-frame, autofocus camera that shoots 4K video internally and outputs a 4:2:2 10-bit HDMI 1.4 signal with timecode. While the new camera has many features that make it appealing to professional still photographers, the video options … more »

Rampant Effects v2

Rampant Design Ramps Up Mograph Style Libraries

Motion graphics artists and editors just got another suite of time-saving QuickTime elements to drop into their timelines from the folks at Rampant Design. The company has released Rampant Motion Graphics for Editors v1 and v2, a packed set of … more »


Editor Pietro Scalia on Cutting The Martian

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, is more science "faction" than fiction, as Damon referred to it during a recent TV interview, a visually arresting, funny, sometimes goofy but mostly gripping film … more »

Brooklyn Bike Co

Built for Brooklyn

Crooked Letter Films conceived and shot this :90 spot for the Brooklyn Bicycle Co., makers of city and dutch bikes in New York, with AJA's Cion production camera. Cinematographer Benjamin Garst, who had never used the camera before, says he found … more »


High-Octane Camera Wrangling on Mad Max: Fury Road

Some say the genius of George Miller's dystopian Mad Max franchise lies in the uniqueness of its genre-blending vision, equal parts post-apocalyptic morality tale, classic Western, and biker film on steroids. Others point to each film's relentless action, where the … more »

Shade VFX Names Lisa Maher Executive Producer

Shade VFX, a film and television visual effects facility with offices in LA and New York, has just named Lisa Maher executive producer. Maher was formerly business development executive at Shade. She will oversee work in the studio's offices in Santa … more »

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Going Off Grid to Archive the Planet in 4K

Olivier Chiabodo is a French doctor turned television presenter on a far-reaching yet specific mission: to diagnose, maintain and potentially heal the contours and biodiversity of the planet as one would a human patient. The director of The Explorers Network, … more »