Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Editors Stephen Mirrione and Doug Crise on Birdman’s Ultimate Disappearing Act

An editor's best work is never meant to be noticed when watching a film. But imagine the ultimate hat trick: an imperceptibly edited film that appears not to be edited at all. The endless, meandering tracking shot and claustrophobic POV that drive much of Birdman, co-written, … more »

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The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols

Call it a very Marvel Christmas Carol: the latest seasonal mashup from editor James Covenant, who brought us this Jean-Luc Picard classic last year, features a wacky coda from Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot.

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The Foundry Updates Colorway

The Foundry has updated its design tool Colorway, one of several new products introduced by the company following its merger with Luxology. Launched this summer, Colorway gives Modo users a simple, render-free way to manage limitless real-time iterations of a 3D design or scene's lighting, … more »

Ftrack V3 Released with New Subscription Pricing Model

The latest version of Ftrack, a cloud-based creative project management platform used in TV and film since 2009, has a refreshed user interface, updated client review features and revamped tools that will appeal to multi-located teams working on the same project across the … more »

THE IMITATION GAME

Editor William Goldenberg on What Makes The Imitation Game Tick

The great mathematician Alan Turing built what many consider to be the world's first modern computer. Turing's machine not only cracked the Nazi's unbreakable Enigma code at a time when the Germans seemed unbeatable but hastened the end of a … more »

Raglite

RagLite Crowdsources Rollout of Portable Cine LED Lights

Industry veterans Chad Soderholm and Lori Allen wanted to create a set of portable, lightweight, bright and virtually no-profile production lights that could supplement, and in some cases replace, the hot and bulky lights that clutter sets of every size and production. The … more »

Polecam/Antelope Camera Rig Captures 350 fps Underwater

What happens when you mix an Antelope with a FishFace? Not another oddball hybrid out of Splice, but something just as cool and much more practical: underwater slo-mo. Polecam has just launched a new remote head lightweight jib arm fitted with a version … more »

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Dance in the Rain

James Cameron may think Oculus Rift-driven VR experiences are "a yawn," but Mark Zuckerberg is definitely onto something. This VR music video from J-pop singer Kumi Koda premiered during Tokyo Designers Week, which began on October 25 and now includes … more »

V-Ray for Maya 3

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya

Following on the heels of the recently debuted version of its popular render engine V-Ray for The Foundry's Katana, Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. The company says this version of the physically-based lighting, shading and rendering toolset features much faster … more »

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EPs James Rota and John Ramsay on Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

The upcoming HBO series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is more than just a documentary about the band's eight-city journey across America to record their eighth studio album in twenty years together. Directed and narrated by Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, and executive … more »