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10 TV Tidbits: 24: Live Another Day

The biggest surprise on 24 this year may just be that the show's really good. Yes, the Jack Bauer Power Hour really did run out of steam by the time it left the air in 2010. And, yes, there's plenty … more »

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Top Seven Takeaways from Apple’s WWDC Keynote

What's been cooking in Cupertino? Today was the big keynote address at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), in which Apple CEO Tim Cook rolled out the company's latest and greatest for an audience of software developers — as well … more »

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10 Film Facts: Godzilla

  After doing monster box-office over its opening weekend, Godzilla looks set to usher in a whole new series of creature features as Warner Bros. greenlights the first sequel. Here's a look at some of the filmmaking techniques that helped … more »

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Opportunity Knocks at Zerply

You may have noticed that I've been presenting ground-floor opportunities lately. They all have certain risks, but the rewards of getting in early can be substantial. My latest discovery is Zerply. It's a unique employment agency focused on the VFX … more »

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The Quotable Gordon Willis, ASC (and Friends)

Cinematographer Gordon Willis, ASC, was nicknamed the "Prince of Darkness" by fellow director of photography Conrad Hall, who marveled at his braveness in committing shadowy, underexposed images to celluloid — a stylistic choice that flew in the face of decades … more »

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Watch the 2014 SIGGRAPH Technical Papers Preview

In the spring, an industry's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … SIGGRAPH. With apologies to Tennyson, this week sees the release of the annual Technical Papers Preview trailer, which aims to whet your appetite for the real deal when … more »

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Rikaroo: Getting Your Film Seen by the Right People

Being a film maker today is both easy and incredibly difficult. Because of the casual, affordable access to technology, way too many people are making films today. The accumulation of crap has outpaced good work by a wide margin. It … more »

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10 Film Facts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Did you know The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was shot on film? Did you catch the stunt that the team borrowed from Buster Keaton? And what was up with that post-credits sequence, anyway? Reading the film's production notes and … more »

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Telling Stories with Stock Footage

Stock footage, like many opportunities, is what you make of it. Some clips might seem odd or unusable, but when you need a short clip to set a scene or to fill a gap, you'll be really grateful that a … more »

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NAB Top 10: Big Ideas in Production and Post

As always, picking the top products at an NAB show is a tricky task. Yes, some technology is an obvious game-changer right out of the gate, while other innovations either founder on their way out of the factory or stumble … more »