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November 2014

Ken McGorry
Consulting Editor Ken McGorry has been writing about the TV and film industries since 1987 and has worked for Post magazine since 1988.

mcgorry@optonline.net
Authored Articles
COVER STORY: 'STAR TREK' RETURNS
Published: April 28, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — Star Trek. After some 43 years of intergalactic action, there are a lot of things you could have named this movie for Paramount's "reboot" of the franchise, but director/producer J.J. Abrams stuck with the two basic Gene Roddenberry-inspired syllables that say it all.
WORKSTATIONS
Published: April 1, 2009

The workstations used by professionals in the DCC and media & entertainment space — video editors, VFX creators, CG animators, game developers and others — sit squarely in the midst of the churning vortex of the industry.
STORAGE SOLUTIONS - A SUPPLEMENT TO POST MAGAZINE
Published: February 26, 2009

With the explosion in low-cost digital acquisition, the innumerable layers and elements that compositing and VFX afford (or require) and the almost endless variations and versions that today's NLEs allow, everybody's got more stuff, and everybody needs to find the best place to put their stuff.
VISUAL EFFECTS: 'METEOR' TARGETS EARTH
Published: February 25, 2009

In the new miniseries, Meteor, there’s a deadly threat from outer space — but a new Generation wants to save us!
COVER STORY: 'CORALINE' ANIMATED VIA STOP-MOTION
Published: January 27, 2009

PORTLAND, OR — Stop-motion animation is not about computers. It's a time-honored and time-consuming process that demands exquisite artistry, infinite precision and anal retention. Think Willis O'Brien on King Kong (1933); Ray Harryhausen's classics; Tim Burton's ongoing fascination; and Henry Selick.
AGENCIES EXPLOIT THE NEW POST
Published: January 12, 2009

Creatives and agency producers face the same deadlines, multiple deliverables and tighter budgets than post people do — while their confidence in post grows.
AGENCIES: SELLING CREATIVE
Published: January 12, 2009

Spot producers must decide if their creative depends on story or VFX — and which will work.
SWOT: RECRUITMENT
Published: January 8, 2009

The coming of 2009 will mark 23 years of Post, reminding everyone that the post, visual effects, animation and audio industries are a "people business." That's why recruitment is so important — it's the recruiter's job to secure the human talent that is so key to a company's ongoing success.
SWOT: DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE
Published: December 1, 2008

DI, digital intermediate, that is, has become so pervasive over the past six years that its no-film/digits-only version has trickled down to laptop users who are happy to hang out a "DI" banner where they work.
RESTORATION
Published: October 28, 2008

Now that the dust has cleared and we will be seeing lots of popular movie titles on Blu-ray discs for our home entertainment, there are lots of directors and DPs stopping in at film restoration shops to see how their work looks all cleaned up, in 1080p HD and with their deleted scenes reinstated.
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