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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

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The World Cup Was the Biggest Experiment Yet for 4K and 8K Broadcast

Culminating in yesterday's exciting, if low-scoring, final match between Argentina and Germany, the World Cup was not just nirvana for soccer fans, but an important test bed for evolving 4K and 8K broadcast standards — even if nobody was yet … more »

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Director Ryan Hamelin on Dancing with “Alice” and the MoVi M10

In November, director Ryan Hamelin took delivery of a MoVi M10 gimbal, the handheld camera-stabilization rig introduced last year by Freefly Systems. He and his partner, cinematographer Erin Trout, put the MoVi to work on test shoots and commissioned work. … more »

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DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms

A long anticipated feature of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) firmware upgrade released this week was a refinement to the camera's debayering process that promised "sharper and cleaner" output. The new image-processing algorithms have been borrowed from advancements made in … more »

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2014 FIFA World Cup Games Will Be Shot in 4K, but Not 3D

As FIFA and Sony kick off their HD coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with today's Brazil/Croatia match-up in São Paulo, preparations are well underway to shoot three key matches from the competition in 4K. It's not yet clear … more »

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Modern VideoFilm Colorist Aidan Stanford on Grading Modern Family

It's been a busy past few months for Aidan Stanford, a former color timer who is now a digital colorist at Modern VideoFilm in Burbank. The primary colorist on ABC's Modern Family, which just wrapped Season 5, he recently also … more »

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Grading House of Cards in 4K: It’s Scary Because It’s Real

Working on a show for Netflix isn't your typical episodic TV job. For one thing, an entire season of TV is released to Netflix viewers all at once, which creates a nontraditional production schedule. For another thing, Netflix is committed … more »

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Wildlife Documentary Tips from the Heart of Gator and Croc Country

This Sunday, Nat Geo Wild airs Florida Untamed, the latest installment in its Destination Wild series. Produced by Miami's 2C Media, the special consists of two separate parts: "Gator Country," which looks at young alligators in the Florida wetlands, and … more »

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Under the Skin’s Scarlett Johansson Hits the Streets with the One-cam

Under the Skin, a science-fiction arthouse film that just crossed the $1 million mark at the U.S. box-office, is being sold as a spooky erotic thriller featuring Scarlett Johansson as a sexy alien invader on the loose in Scotland. That's … more »

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ILM VFX Supervisor Russell Earl on Building a Career

In high school shop class where most kids build cutting boards, bookshelves, and little wooden boxes, Russell Earl built a Queen Anne highboy, a Queen Anne lowboy, and a serpentine-front desk. Today, Earl is a visual effects supervisor at Industrial … more »