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Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor

Patrick Jong Taylor is a freelance writer, director, editor, and motion-graphics artist. He lives in Los Angeles, which means, at any given moment, he's probably eating sushi on a surfboard while reciting lines from 'The Big Lebowski'. Or washing his Bentley.

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There seems to be some confusion regarding Blackmagic's promotion of the Pocket Cinema Camera at $495, with some outlets reporting its abrupt ending, just one week after launch. We asked Blackmagic for clarification.

Blackmagic expands ProRes options on all cameras

Published in Production

Lately, Blackmagic Design has been rolling out new features at a more brisk pace, as evidenced by a recent firmware update that adds more ProRes recording formats to its available cameras.

Blackmagic cuts Pocket Camera price in half!

Published in Production

Although a little under 10 months old, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be had for half its original retail price, but for a limited time only.

Panasonic ramps up GH4 production to meet demand

Published in Business

You may have noticed that the Panasonic GH4 is currently out-of-stock or back-ordered at most major retailers. But Panasonic is taking a step to make sure it's available for anyone who wants one.

What does Sony Television have up its sleeve?

Published in Business

Sony Television, or rather the newly formed Sony Visual Products, forecasts turning a profit for the first time in over a decade. What is Sony's plan to make consumers want its televisions again?

For those with a Sony A7s or Panasonic GH4, here's a bit of good news: the Atomos is officially accepting pre-orders for the Shogun, the world's first 4K HDMI recorder, and throwing a Spyder into the mix.

A group of Polish engineers, coders, and designers built an augmented reality rig featuring an Oculus Rift and two GoPros, and shared the demonstration / making of video. Is this backyard experiment an indicator of where augmented reality is heading?

Five Must Read Film Tech Blogs

Published in Technology

Cinematography, editing, motion graphics, VFX, 3D animation, film gear - In the second of a three-part series, we profile five blogs that are wonderful resources for moving picture technical professionals.

Is this the most remarkable CGI in a film, ever?

Published in Technology

Weta Digital is at it again! This time, the red-hot VFX house is inventing new ways to overrun the Earth with primates, as evidenced by an illuminating behind the scenes featurette for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Three Must Read Filmmaking Blogs

Published in Business

In the first of a series that profiles our favorite blogs for moving picture professionals, we're giving a shout-out to three that focus on the art, craft, and business of filmmaking.

Yet again, filmmakers prove that you don't need a huge budget to make something remarkable. In this case, all Nicolas Garnier and Sebastien Le Gallo needed were a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, some post trickery, and very still actors.

It takes two RED Dragon cameras, dancers, a team of filmmakers, animators and VFX artists, "multiple millions," a large plane of glass and a willingness to believe.

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