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Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day Three

On Wednesday, I tried a step-tracking app on my phone to see how much I actually walked around NAB, and by the time I hit the shuttle bus for the ride back to the hotel, I was just under 4 miles. (Walking … more »


Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day Two

So Tuesday I was back wandering the halls of NAB.  I meant to start it at our Studio Prime Awards — but due to a stuck Coca-Cola semi blocking the shuttle bus exit I missed them. I started in the the front of South Hall … more »

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Off the Beaten Path: NAB Day One

While most NAB reports will take you to pretty much the same info on cameras and related gear or major NLE updates, I'm going to be looking at some of the things that generally not as “sexy” but important for you … more »

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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 »

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Find the Right Anamorphic Glass with Tom Fletcher’s Detailed Listings

Another year, another crazily detailed chart from camera guru Tom Fletcher. Following his exhaustive camera tracker, he turns his efforts to anamorphic prime lenses. The document lists and compares the current array of anamorphic lenses — in an assortment of 22 different … more »

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The 10 Best Backstage Oscar Soundbites

After Academy Award-winners hear their names called and trek up to the stage to receive their statuettes, they meet the Oscars press in a question-and-answer ritual backstage. The mood is still giddy, but winners get the chance to speak in a little … more »

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Shot on 35: Why Film Matters for Son of Saul

The harrowing Son of Saul, a drama that covers a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Ausländer, a Hungarian Jew being held prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, is a heavy favorite to win the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar … more »

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Seven Stories About the Late Douglas Slocombe, BSC

With the death of British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, BSC, who passed away today at the age of 103, the film industry has lost one of its longest-lived DPs. Slocombe got his start in the industry in the run-up to World … more »

Prolost Speedramp

Prolost Speedramp for After Effects Is $19

Filmmaking tech guru Stu Maschwitz has released Prolost Speedramp, an After Effects preset that he hopes will make speed-ramping your clips on the desktop as easy as it is on your iPhone. His approach allows for up to five different … more »

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Five Super Bowl Ads That Got Sacked by Social Media

Companies spend big money on Super Bowl ads because they want their brands to be part of the conversation. Advertisers can't live in fear of offending small portions of the viewing public if they want to project an edgy, attention-grabbing … more »