Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Herzog MasterClass

Take a Filmmaking Master Class with Werner Herzog This Summer

Throughout his prolific, provocative and famously independent career, Werner Herzog has brought a probing, operatic intensity to each of his films. The 73-year-old director of Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man and nearly 70 other features and documentaries, "has … more »

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Psyop’s Charming Take on Daily Animated VR Content

New York and LA-based Psyop announced today it has developed Kismet, a novel new VR activity suite meant to be experienced daily. Featuring an animated automaton and a mix of Tarot Card readings, a daily astrology and horoscope session and even “A Game of … more »

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Facilis Launches Integrated Media Manager FastTracker

Longstanding editorial facilities like Deluxe Digital Studios, AlphaDogs and PostWorks NY have all turned to Facilis shared storage to keep their post workflows moving and their film and TV clients happy. PWNY, in fact, was one of the original TerraBlock … more »

RE:Vision RE:Lens

RE:Vision’s RE:Lens Converts Fisheye to 360 Video in After Effects

Re:Vision Effects, past winners of the Academy's Sci-Tech Award for its family of video plug-ins, has released RE:Lens, a new tool that unwraps super fisheye and ultra-wide footage shot with a single camera into undistorted panoramic and 360-degree video, without a … more »

Hollywood Blvd 360

VideoBlocks Is First Stock House to Offer VR Content

VideoBlocks today is adding another dimension to its expanding subcription-based content libraries and marketplace options for shooters: 360-degree monoscopic and stereoscopic virtual reality footage. The newly launched content, featuring a wide range of locations, perspectives and experiences, is now available to view … more »

Reunited Guardians Vol 2

5 Reasons Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘s 8K Workflow Kicks Butt

Beyond fans clamoring for new plot and character details, many industry eyes turned to the current production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 after Red and the film's director, James Gunn, revealed in January the film is one of the first … more »

GenArts Sapphire

GenArts Appoints New CEO, Releases Updates to Sapphire 8 and 9

GenArts, maker of the Sapphire and Monster GT motion graphics effects suites for mograph artists, editors and compositors, has appointed George Naspo as its new president and CEO. In a statement, the company said Naspo, a former CEO of both startups and more mature businesses, will … more »

AudioDenoise

CrumplePop to License Its Audio Cleanup Technology

CrumplePop, a Minneapolis-based maker of popular FxFactory video editing plug-ins, is branching out in a new direction. After creating AudioDenoise and EchoRemover, a pair of powerful yet deceptively simple plug-ins that clean up bad audio, the company has launched a … more »

Dubstep Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey Dubstep Re-edit

Need a break from all kinds of March madness? Check out London VDJ George Pearce—aka Flat D—and Twin Mono's dubstep re-edit of the Kubrick masterpiece Steven Soderbergh calls "THE most impressively imagined and sustained piece of visual art created in … more »

MythLead

DP Scott Sorensen on the Multi-Explosive MythBusters Series Finale

Wasn't it just like MythBusters, the beloved Discovery Channel show, to go out blazing? For 15 seasons and 278 episodes, the science-based hit enthralled thrill-seeking geeks with its creative and exhilarating mix of brilliant builds, bust-ups and pratfalls while putting … more »