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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.

Author Articles

  • COVER STORY: 'STAR TREK' RETURNS
    COVER STORY: 'STAR TREK' RETURNS

    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. ...

    April 28, 2009

  • WORKSTATIONS
    WORKSTATIONS

    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 vo ...

    April 1, 2009

  • STORAGE SOLUTIONS - A SUPPLEMENT TO POST MAGAZINE
    STORAGE SOLUTIONS - A SUPPLEMENT TO POST MAGAZINE

    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 al ...

    February 26, 2009

  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 'METEOR' TARGETS EARTH
    VISUAL EFFECTS: 'METEOR' TARGETS EARTH

    In the new miniseries, Meteor, there’s a deadly threat from outer space — but a new Generation wants to save us!

    February 25, 2009

  • COVER STORY: 'CORALINE' ANIMATED VIA STOP-MOTION
    COVER STORY: 'CORALINE' ANIMATED VIA STOP-MOTION

    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 ...

    January 27, 2009

  • AGENCIES EXPLOIT THE NEW POST
    AGENCIES EXPLOIT THE NEW POST

    Creatives and agency producers face the same deadlines, multiple deliverables and tighter budgets than post people do — while their confidence in post grows.

    January 12, 2009

  • AGENCIES: SELLING CREATIVE
    AGENCIES: SELLING CREATIVE

    Spot producers must decide if their creative depends on story or VFX — and which will work.

    January 12, 2009

  • SWOT: RECRUITMENT
    SWOT: RECRUITMENT

    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 t ...

    January 8, 2009

  • SWOT: DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE
    SWOT: DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE

    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 ...

    December 1, 2008

  • RESTORATION
    RESTORATION

    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 ...

    October 28, 2008

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