Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Frequencies: The Music of League of Legends

Director Caleb Slain's 46-minute documentary goes behind the scenes at Riot Games to reveal the evolution of a soundtrack worthy of League of Legends' legions of fans. 25-year-old Slain, a former professional gamer, spent hours playing League to get into the minds … more »

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Oscar-Nominated Editor Barney Pilling on The Grand Budapest Hotel

With nine Academy Award nominations and countless other wins, The Grand Budapest Hotel is director Wes Anderson's most critically fêted film to date. Among those nominated for an Oscar is the film's editor, Barney Pilling, known for An Education, Never Let Me Go and … more »

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NewTek Launches TalkShow VS 100 Live Video Production System

NewTek today officially launched TalkShow VS 100, a hardware solution in a single 19-inch rackmount chassis that converts a Skype call from any device into a professional-quality video signal without the need for a scan converter. Built upon Microsoft's Skype TX software platform, the … more »

Evel Knievel

It’s All About Knievel in Director Daniel Junge’s Sundance Doc Being Evel

Like the Snake River Canyon that daredevil Evel Knievel failed to cross in 1974, the gap between the perpetually mangled motorcycle jumper's public and private lives was insurmountably vast. Being Evel, a new documentary about Knievel's life, sets out to … more »

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VideoBlocks Unveils 100% Commission Video Marketplace

The new VideoBlocks Marketplace, launched this week, is aiming to put a good deal of the profits from the stock footage business back into the hands of content creators by returning 100% of the proceeds from their individual sales at VideoBlocks.com. In … more »

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Director Kevin Pollak on Sundance Comic Doc Misery Loves Comedy

Actor, director and writer Kevin Pollak has appeared in 74 films but is well-known to many on the web as the creator and host of the weekly streaming series Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Each episode of the six-year-old talk show … more »

Song of the Sea

Trailer: Song of the Sea

With its anachronistic yet painterly 2D animation, the animated feature Song of the Sea mines the rich and fertile soil of Irish myth and literature. Directed by Tomm Moore, it is the latest Oscar-nominated effort from the Secret of Kells … more »

Meryl the Witch

Editor Wyatt Smith Goes Into the Woods to Cut Sound, Picture and Song

Into the Woods, Disney's new film based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, is a lush, orchestrated rumination on modern life seen through a fractured fairy-tale canon. Directed by Rob Marshall and shot on the ARRI Alexa by Dion Beebe, ACS, … more »

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New Year’s Eve New York City Timelapse

The Timelapse Group returned to several hotels—and two new rooftop vantage points—around New York City's Times Square to record this year's iconic New Year's Eve celebration. Canon 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 70D, 7D Mark II, Rebel t4i, Rebel t3i and Panasonic … more »

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HP Debuts Virtual Reality, Ultra HD and Curved Displays at CES

HP has introduced a set of specialty displays targeted at pros and consumers, including an interactive virtual reality display, 4K and 5K ultra high-definition displays and curved displays. The new 23.6-inch HP Zvr Virtual Reality Display lets users move, rotate and … more »