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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.

Author Articles

  • Post Script: Composing 'The Raven'
    Post Script: Composing 'The Raven'

    Composer Lucas Vidal and his LA-based Music and Motion Productions (www.mumoproductions.com) completed work on The Raven, a 19th Century tale of Edgar Allan Poe and the influence his writings have on ...

    May 22, 2012

  • The Art of Compositing
    The Art of Compositing

    It could be said that the compositing process is where things all come together, be it in a feature film, commercial or television program. Compositors have a keen eye, and it’s their job to not only ...

    May 15, 2012

  • VFX for TV Series
    VFX for TV Series

    Artists working on visual effects for television series take pride in both the quality of their work and the efficiencies they’ve achieved to get results in such a short timeframe. Jim Clark of Hive F ...

    April 9, 2012

  • Post Script: NLE Battles
    Post Script: NLE Battles

    I recently moderated a panel at the SXSW show in Austin, TX. The topic focused on pros who made the switch from Apple’s Final Cut Pro to Adobe’s Premiere Pro, and in each case were using Dell workstat ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Sound Library Update
    Sound Library Update

    Competition among sound library providers is fierce. Not only do companies have to offer high-quality music and/or effects — in HD or 5.1, too — but they also have to make these cues easy to find and ...

    March 8, 2012

  • Post Script: SuperExploder set to blow
    Post Script: SuperExploder set to blow

    Northern Lights (http://northernlightspost.com) in NYC is dramatically expanding the audio services side of its business with the recent launch of SuperExploder. Northern Lights initially added audio ...

    March 5, 2012

  • Reality TV
    Reality TV

    For many, reality TV is a guilty pleasure. Television viewers love the unscripted nature of the genre, the (perceived) unpredictability and the chance that anything can (and sometimes does) happen.

    February 16, 2012

  • Post Script: Aardman's art of stop-motion
    Post Script: Aardman's art of stop-motion

    Director Peter Lord, founder of the UK-based, Oscar-winning Aardman Animations, was in NYC recently to promote his latest film for Sony, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which stars the voice talents of ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Post Script: Animation updates
    Post Script: Animation updates

    Last month, in this space, we looked at some of the latest news coming from Luxology, which is turning 10. This month, we continue with news from the animation business, specifically looking at the la ...

    December 29, 2011

  • Post Script: Avid gets busy
    Post Script: Avid gets busy

    Avid’s been busy in recent weeks with several new announcements regarding the company’s pro audio and video editing products. In mid-October, in conjunction with the annual AES show, the company intro ...

    November 9, 2011

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