Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Five Things to Know About the VFX in Independence Day: Resurgence

It took 20 years, but the Independence Day franchise returned last Friday to kick some landmark-destroying alien butt and dazzle audiences with a stellar variety of large-scale explosive visual effects. The new film, like the 1996 original, is VFX supervised by Volker Engel and features effects … more »

Firefighter PSA

Los Angeles Female Firefighter Recruitment PSA

Recently nominated for a Los Angeles Emmy Award, the only regional Emmys presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, this PSA for Los Angeles Female Firefighter Recruitment was shot entirely with the C100 Mark II, Canon's entry-level cinema … more »

Shooting 4K Imax

Imax DP James Neihouse, ASC, on Shooting 4K in Space

Cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, may be to Imax documentaries what Roger Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC, and Janusz Kaminski are to feature films, with a slight twist. With more than 30 Imax productions to his credit, including the format's first underwater film and … more »

Yelchin RIP

“Holding on for Life”

The celebrated 2013 Broken Bells music video starring Anton Yelchin and Kate Mara takes on an added poignancy following Yelchin's untimely death on June 19, 2016, at age 27.

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 »