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Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor is the North American Editor of RedShark News. He is also a Strategist for GameChangers, LLC, a Los Angeles-based business consultancy specializing in agile communication strategies.

Website URL: http://www.gamechangers.com/

Oscar-nominated VFX: Building Interstellar's black hole

Published in Post & VFX

In the run-up to the 2015 Oscar's, we're highlighting nominees in the Visual Effects category. First up: Interstellar and a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains how the production brought its black hole into being.

Meet Donna, the free RED camera menu simulator app

Published in Production

Good news for RED shooters with an iOS device: a just-released app helps users learn the RED camera menu from their iPhones and iPads.

Grading with Resolve in 2D & 3D on Exodus: Gods and Kings

Published in Post & VFX

The colour grading process on the Ridley Scott's epic Exodus: Gods and Kings may be instructive for those looking to tackle a project that will be exhibited in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.

Sony is releasing firmware updates for its popular F55, F5 and FS7 cameras, unlocking new functionality for these venerable favorites. But in order to take full advantage of these updates, it may cost you.

Panasonic 4K camcorder with two cameras and HDR recording

Published in Production

Although CES 2015 may be over, there's still more news from the convention, as Panasonic unleashes two sub-$1000 4K camcorders with some very interesting features.

Samsung appears to be listening to its users' concerns in preparing a new firmware update for its NX1 4K camera that adds a bevy of features, many aimed at video shooters.

CES 2015: JVC exhibits new 4K cameras for Q1 release

Published in Production

JVC is at the Conumser Electronic Show with two 4KCAM models slated for release in the next two months.

Dolby, once known primarily for audio tech, is branching out with its Dolby Vision HDR products, and has partnered with Warner Bros. to begin seeding the Dolby Vision 4K content library.

CES 2015 Hot Trend: HDR & Quantum Dot 4K Televisions

Published in Studio & Broadcast

We're seeing an interesting trend in consumer display technology shaping up at this year's Consumer Electronics Show that could impact filmmakers and video content producers.

Sony debuts new 4K cameras at CES 2015

Published in Production

Although primarily a 'consumer' electronics show, Sony showcased two new 4K cameras at CES 2015 that could appeal to prosumers, micro-budget productions and extreme sports videographers.

Speculation of a 4K video shooting, higher megapixel entry into the 5D Mark-series of full frame cameras has been fomenting since March, but the rumor mill is churning anew with a few more 'details', while a Canon exec confirms the company is indeed developing higher resolution models.

A trio of videos by Sony A7s users confirm the best exposure compensation for shooting in S-Log2 and tips for quickly grading the footage in Da Vinci Resolve.

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