Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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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 »

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Loving Vincent Concept Trailer

BreakThru Films's Hugh Welchman won an Academy Award for his stop-motion short film “Peter and the Wolf” and director/writer Dorota Kobiela created the first "painting animation" in 3D. But their latest project, due for a 2015 release, is even more … more »

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Why Detroit’s WXYZ Made the Move to Final Cut Pro X

WXYZ TV is Detroit's largest news outlet and was the first in the state to broadcast in HD. One of 14 other TV news stations from San Diego to Tampa Bay owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, the station has … more »

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AMD Releases 4K-Ready FirePro W8100 Pro Graphics Card

AMD has launched a 4K-ready professional graphics card, the AMD FirePro W8100, that it says is nearly 38 times the performance of its closest competing card. Based on the second generation of the company's AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, … more »

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SolidAnim and Encodacam Partner for Real-Time VFX on Set

The French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim has announced a new technical partnership with its SolidTrack markerless tracking division and real-time virtual production company Encodacam. The two companies have a long-standing collaborative relationship but will now join forces in … more »

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Modern VideoFilm Colorist Aidan Stanford on Grading Modern Family

It's been a busy past few months for Aidan Stanford, a former color timer who is now a digital colorist at Modern VideoFilm in Burbank. The primary colorist on ABC's Modern Family, which just wrapped Season 5, he recently also … more »

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Flying Lotus “Phantasm”

New Zealand conceptual filmmaker Markus Hofko shot this music video for Flying Lotus with a Canon 5D Mark II and a variety of vintage lenses. And yes, you heard right: around the 1:10 mark, singer Laura Darlington does actually intone … more »