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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 »

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NAB Day Four: Grab Bag

I went to the show a little misty-eyed today knowing it will be another year before I can hang out with 100,000 professional video-nerd friends again. So, today I was mainly wandering around looking for interesting things I may have … more »

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NAB 2014 Wrap-Up: 4K for Broadcasters

Without a doubt, the big buzzword at NAB 2014 was, once again, 4K.  While 4K (4096×2160 or higher) has been available to feature filmmakers and commercial productions for years, the broadcast industry has been relatively unaffected due to the lack of … more »

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NAB Day Three: Camera Support and Audio

Day three had me back in Central Hall, looking at products to complete a camera kit—including tripods, camera/audio bags, field monitors, lenses and a few other things.   While everyone is talking about 4K cinema cameras on one hand and … more »

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NAB Find: Wayin Broadcast Integrates Social Media into Broadcasts

Every NAB I try to discover at least one small company Introducing the next runaway success. This year, I discovered Wayin. Their product, Wayin Broadcast, is the most thorough, intuitive and efficient tool I've seen yet to manage social media … more »

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NAB Day Two: (Mostly) Post-Production

Today I concentrated on mostly the post-production side of the industry in the upper and lower floors South Hall of the LVCC.   I'm sure I must have done six or seven miles walking, a good part due to being … more »