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Daniel Restuccio
Daniel Restuccio is currently chief creative officer for Realwork Entertainment and is currently developing a number of feature and social media productions. He is a former Walt Disney Studios Imagineer and former assistant vice president and senior producer at Citicorp Television Center; He is also digital media faculty at California Lutheran University.
Authored Articles
'Interstellar': Editor Lee Smith, ACE
Published: December 15, 2014

Lee Smith, ACE — Christopher Nolan’s longtime editor — likes to joke about how grueling it was to cut the director’s massively-layered and technically-complex space/science drama, Interstellar. He claims he spent “10 minutes rolling around on the floor holding my head” when he first saw the script, and even urged Nolan to shoot a simple romantic comedy next time around, after this recent experience “trying to bend time.” But in truth, Smith says the opportunity to work on Interstellar was the fulfillment of a long-held dream — “I’ve always wanted to work on a space movie since I was a kid,” he says. “It’s truly a career high to get to work on [this film].”

Open House: YouTube Space LA
Published: February 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES — YouTube Space LA might just be the hippest place to hang out in Los Angeles right now. Boasting enough studio space and gear to rival a small studio, the facility has already played host to some of the most popular channels on YouTube, such as: The Young Turks, MyMusic, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the BBC’s 50th Anniversary party for Dr. Who. And while anyone with a YouTube channel can attend the facility’s workshops and seminars, if you have at least 10,000 subscribers, you get access to all the production and post resources for free!
Cover Story: 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2'
Published: September 6, 2013

CULVER CITY — Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 — directed by Kris Pearn and Cody Cameron — is the much-anticipated sequel to the hit 2009 movie that takes the original tale of Flint Lockwood’s food machine gone awry into the realm of mayhem caused by “foodimals” (food animal hybrids). 
Red Giant's BulletProof: A media wrangler for the rest of us
Published: April 16, 2013

The folks at Red Giant, creators of sexy VFX plug-ins and filmmakers themselves, have come up with a clever piece of software called BulletProof that gives you many of the advantages of an on-set data wrangling set-up for a fraction of the cost.
Edit This!: 'The Hobbit'
Published: December 7, 2012

WELLINGTON, NZ — Warner Bros.’ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first of three movies based on the J. R. R. Tolkien introductory novel to The Lord of the Rings saga that could very well transform the movie-going experience.
VFX: 'Flight' makes use of the cloud
Published: November 8, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — Paramount Pictures’ Flight, which is already garnering some Oscar buzz, is a story about a hero who also proves to be human.
Workflow: 'Cloud Atlas'
Published: October 19, 2012

HOLLYWOOD — Cloud Atlas, the award-winning multi-dimensional narrative written by David Mitchell, has been rendered into an epic, visually-stunning movie experience by three renowned directors: Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy). This unique collaboration reportedly earned the film a seven-minute standing ovation at its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Cover Story: 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Published: August 13, 2012

LONDON — Warner Bros. & Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, boasts over an hour of stunning IMAX footage, an accomplishment that raised the bar for the film’s visual effects supervisor, Paul Franklin, and his team at Double Negative UK (, which delivered over 450 VFX shots at an astonishing 4K and higher resolution, more than double the 2K resolution of effects produced for most movies made today.
Dell's new mobile workstations
Published: July 30, 2012

Dell ( recently released three high-end mobile workstations: M4700, M6700 and the M6700 Covet models that post professionals will appreciate for their portability, with virtually no sacrifice in computing power. 
Cover Story: 'The Avengers'
Published: May 14, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Marvel Comics’ new Avengers movie, distributed under the Disney banner, capitalizes on the existing big-name franchises of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America. In addition to the main VFX houses, ILM and Weta, also onboard are writer/director Joss Whedon, Captain America editor Jeffrey Ford and Serenity editor Lisa Lassek.
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