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December 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: POSTING 'MAD MEN'
Published: October 14, 2008

"We had a fantastic time. It's a pretty heady experience," says "Mad Men" producer in charge of post production, Blake McCormick. He and his "obsessive-compulsive" coworkers had a huge night after the 60th Emmy Awards named "Mad Men," after only one season on AMC, "best dramatic series." But, whether a series garners industry recognition or not, "they're all really, really hard" to produce, says the TV veteran.
POSTING HDTV SERIES
Published: September 29, 2008

As the world turns to HD - the government mandate kicks in next year - we find that television post production pros are all over it, offering HD services to all comers. And on the front end, episodic producers have shown leadership, or at least intense curiosity, in acquiring on an HD format.
STUDENT TO PRO
Published: September 5, 2008

How to succeed in the post business by really trying.
COVER STORY: 'JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH'
Published: June 26, 2008

Eric Brevig and teams of Journey 3D VFX pros break new ground way down under.
VISUAL EFFECTS: 'INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL'
Published: May 22, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - For a master of fantastic tales, director Steven Spielberg has a thing for reality. Look at all the plasterers, welders, carpenters, model makers and other practical artisans who got their hands dirty on the set of the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
COVER STORY: 'GET SMART'
Published: April 30, 2008

LONDON — Rick Pearson is busy here cutting his next film. It’s something about a British super-agent named Bond. James Bond. Pearson prepared for his current job by editing a recently released film about an American super-agent. He’s young, suave and talks into his shoe: Smart. Maxwell Smart.
EYEON SHOWS 'GENERATION' CONFORMING, VERSIONING & EDITING SYSTEM
Published: April 14, 2008

LAS VEGAS - Eyeon is aggressively positioning a new post system aimed at high-end collaborative workflows for films and other visual-effects-heavy jobs. Generation was developed in secret over the past 18 months by Steve Roberts and company, and promises full-featured collaborative conforming, versioning and editing.
SPECIAL REPORT: THE NEW 'LA'
Published: March 31, 2008

Louisiana is rebuilding with more focus on — and more enticements for — filmmakers.
EDITING REALITY TV
Published: February 29, 2008

It’s like some kind of dream for an editor — you get an endless supply of tapes, or digital files, and your job is to shape the content into a winning TV program that will engross skads of viewers once it’s passed muster with your producers, your director and the network. But there is no script. And you have to turn out a fresh, great-looking show every week.
COVER STORY: BJORK'S 'WANDERLUST' MUSIC VIDEO
Published: February 7, 2008

Iceland’s hit songstress bridges the divide from stereo recording to stereoscopic CG video.
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