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Comparison of Buffy original and widened HD looks.

This post on Facebook shows in great detail the disappointing issues with the new HD remaster of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Pivot TV, complete with side-by-side comparisons and video links. (All of the side-by-sides here on the blog are taken from that Facebook article. Thanks, mystery author!) The questionable 16:9 cropping (or opening the […]

The Optical 010 Banner

I feel like I haven’t been posting much here about my podcast, The Optical, aside from the link in the header and footer, but believe me, I’ve been hammering away at it. Just last week, I launched a new website for the podcast that I’ve been stumbling through learning Django to produce. It’s not 100% […]

Netflix started auto-playing TV shows on the iPad last year — if you have episodes left in the series, it would cut out about 30 seconds early from the end credits of your show, and jump to start playing the next episode (often also skipping the “previouslies” at the start of the next episode, which […]

I find it hard to believe than anyone who follows me here doesn’t also follow me on Twitter or Facebook or somesuch, so you’ve probably already heard way too much about this, but just in case… I’ve been blogging at a Tumblr site called The Optical for the last three months or so, posting cool […]

Dear Apple, I just started a new preditor job, and since FCP 7 is never coming back (as long as I tried to cling to it), I had to decide whether to go with FCPX or Premiere CC. Premiere CC seems closer to what I want in an editor, but since it also crashes like […]

The missus and I got to see Super 8 on Thursday morning at a sparsely-attended “secret sneak preview” that they had promoted only through Twitter. It’s the first time I think I’ve seen a 4K projection locally, and let me tell you — the entire thing was amazingly clean and detailed. But not in a […]

Remember that Amazon spec ad I produced a while back? Well, at the suggestion of my friend Jose, I’ve revisited it with this behind-the-scenes video that shows how each of the effects shots were built. Attack of the Giant Amazon: Behind the Scenes from Mark Boszko on Vimeo.