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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.
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Cover Story: 'The Adventures of Tintin'
Published: December 30, 2011

MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — The Adventures of Tintin is director Steven Spielberg’s first performance-captured animated feature, and it marks his first collaboration with noted producer/director Peter Jackson.
Cover Story: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Published: November 9, 2011

HOLLYWOOD — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is director David Fincher’s take on the international best-selling novel by the late Stieg Larsson, who wrote two other books about the troubled heroine Lisbeth Salander and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist. Dragon Tattoo reunites Fincher’s post team from The Social Network: Academy Award-winning editors Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, assistant editor Tyler Nelson and Light Iron colorist Ian Vertovec.
'Captain America: The First Avenger'
Published: August 3, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Captain America: The First Avenger tells the story of the iconic World War II comic book character Steve Rogers, who uses guts, gumption and noble courage to gain entry into a top secret government project that transforms him into a superhero that saves the world from destruction by the hands of the evil Red Skull.
Cover Story: ILM goes chameleon with 'Rango'
Published: March 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — In the midst of the massive production that was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, director Gore Verbinski mentioned to Industrial Light & Magic visual effects supervisor John Knoll and animation supervisor Hal Hickel that he had an idea for an animated feature. It was a western about a reluctant hero chameleon who tries to bring justice to the town of Dirt.

Cover Story: 'Tron: Legacy'
Published: December 6, 2010

HOLLYWOOD — Twenty-eight years after Disney Studios’ pioneering visual effects sci-fi Tron became an indelible part of the cyber-cultural consciousness, Tron: Legacy — a sequel using the latest and greatest technology and design — pays homage to the original... in glorious Disney Digital 3D.
Cover Story: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
Published: November 5, 2010

HERTFORDSHIRE, UK — H arry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is J.K. Rowling’s conclusive book seven, transformed into Warner Bros.’ final two-part movie of the Harry Potter saga that reunites director David Yates, editor Mark Day, post supervisor Katie Reynolds and visual effects supervisor Tim Burke. All four previously collaborated on the last two pictures, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and in some cases are culminating a 10-year-plus collaboration on the Potter franchise. 
The Social Network's Image Experts
Published: October 12, 2010

HOLLYWOOD — On one of the larger soundstages at Red Studios in Hollywood, Lightiron (www.lightirondigital.com) colorist Ian Vertovec is perched on a raised platform about 16 feet in the air at the center of the nearly empty space. He gently moves track balls on the Pablo’s Neo control panel, adjusting the color timing for the David Fincher film The Social Network. On the far wall behind him is a Sony SRX-T420 4K projector. On the front wall is a 40-foot screen with an image from one of the first features shot with Red’s new Mysterium X chip.
The Social Network
Published: October 8, 2010

The film’s workflow took advantage  of Adobe and Apple tools.
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