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February 2016

Marc Loftus

Marc Loftus is the Senior Editor and Director of Web Content for Post Magazine. He has been with the monthly publication since 1992, reporting on new technologies and creative techniques relating to film, television and commercial post production. In that time, he has witnessed the transition from linear to nonlinear, analog to digital, stereo to surround, SD to HD, tape-based to file-based, and 2D to 3D. Marc is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology.



mloftus@postmagazine.com
Authored Articles
Music Video: Eliot Lewis - 'Soundtrack'
Published: February 8, 2016

MILFORD, CT — The team at In-Class Productions (www.inclassproductions.com), here, spent the better part of a year coordinating, shooting and editing the new Soundtrack music video for artist Eliot Lewis, who is also a member of the Daryl Hall & John Oates band.
Animation: 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
Published: January 28, 2016

GLENDALE, CA — On January 29th, Jack Black returns to voice Po in Kung Fu Panda 3, the newest animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, here. The film also features the voice talents of Angelina Jolie (Tigress), Dustin Hoffman (Shifu), Jackie Chan (Monkey), Seth Rogen (Mantis), and Lucy Liu (Viper), among others, and once again brings together Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni, who co-directed the feature.
Animation: 'Shaun The Sheep Movie'
Published: January 19, 2016

Shaun the Sheep made his debut in 1995 as a supporting character in Nick Park’s Oscar-winning short, Wallace & Gromit. He then became a TV sensation, and in 2015, Aardman Animations partnered with Studiocanal and Lionsgate to deliver a full-length theatrical feature.

Director's Chair: Michael Bay - '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'
Published: January 15, 2016

Audiences flock to Michael Bay movies. His credits include the Transformers franchise, as well as  Bad Boys, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and  The Island, which have collectively taken in more than $5 billion at box offices worldwide. That said, his newest film is quite the departure from the big-budget, VFX-heavy films he’s so well known for.
Oscars: Nominee Mark Mangini recalls 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
Published: January 14, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Mark Mangini of Hollywood’s Formosa Group was at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater when the 88th Annual Oscar nominees were announced on the morning of Thursday, January 14th. In addition to being a member of the Academy, he is a four-time Oscar nominee, including this year in the Sound Editing category for his work as supervising sound editor on director George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road.
Oscar Buzz: Paramount Pictures' 'The Big Short'
Published: December 11, 2015

Paramount Pictures’ The Big Short recently opened in theaters and features a number of strong performances that very well may attract Oscar consideration. Directed by Adam McKay and produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, The Big Short is based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis. It tells the story of four Wall Street outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to: the global collapse of the economy.
Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience'
Published: December 11, 2015

TORONTO — Starz’s upcoming original series The Girlfriend Experience is a 13-episode anthology that focuses on the lure of high-end escorting. Second-year law student Christine Reade (played by Riley Keough) secures an internship at the prestigious firm of Kirkland & Allen in Chicago. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of “transactional relationships,” known as GFEs. The experience causes her to juggle two very different lives.
Workflow: AMC's 'Into the Badlands'
Published: November 17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — AMC’s new six-part series Into the Badlands premieres on November 15th. The show is set centuries from now, at a time when a feudal society has emerged in the wake of civilization's destruction. This area — the Badlands — is divided among seven rival Barons, each of whom enforces their own iron rule with the aid of loyal armies of trained assassins. Sunny (Daniel Wu) is one of the most feared martial arts masters, though his Baron (Marton Csokas) is now being challenged by a new rival (Emily Beecham).
Open House: NYC's Man Made Music
Published: November 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Post got a tour of Man Made Music’s new penthouse studio in lower Manhattan recently. Located at 50 Broad Street, the 20th floor facility occupies 8,000-square feet, with another 4,000 available for future expansion, if needed.
Animation: 'The Peanuts Movie'
Published: November 6, 2015

Three years ago, the team at Blue Sky Studios (blueskystudios.com) was just finishing up work on Ice Age: Continental Drift, when it was approached by the family of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz.
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