Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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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 »

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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 »

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Movidiam Network Aims to Connect Filmmakers, Agencies and Brands

Movidiam wants to change how creative content is produced. Movidiam's co-founder, George Olver, says it's a bespoke social network for filmmakers that's been cross-pollinated with a project management tool for short- and long-form production work. Envisioned as a streamlined way to let … more »

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Plastic Galaxy Trailer

The epic saga of the people who built the first Star Wars action figures and the generation who coveted and collected them. The film is now available from Amazon on DVD or on-demand at Vimeo.

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TED Director of Film + Video Michael Glass on the Art of the Invisible Edit

TED talks, once for the privileged few who attended the various eponymous conferences in person, are now the de facto way online to learn about something new, and potentially, gain a new perspective on an age-old topic in the process. Many TED talks … more »

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Learn Stop-Motion Animation with Seth Green and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Online

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, helmed by Robot Chicken producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, will offer a two-hour animation class exclusively on Vimeo's pay-for-view on-demand channel on December 15. The online tutorial is currently available to pre-order.  Green, Senreich and the rest … more »

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The DNA Project

Brooklyn-based producer, songwriter and visual artist j.viewz (Jonathan Dagan) collaborated with creative agency Hello Monday to develop the first-of-its-kind online music platform that will give his audience nonlinear and interactive access to the evolution of his next album as he creates … more »