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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.



mloftus@postmagazine.com
Authored Articles
ROBERT REDFORD'S BRAND IDENTITY
Published: July 9, 2009

Last month, the Promax|BDA show took place in New York City, giving broadcast designers an opportunity to network and take in presentations from many notables in the field. One of the program's high points came in the form of a sit-down discussion with film legend Robert Redford, who was interviewed about his career and own brand by advertising executive Donny Deutsch — he is the chairman of Deutsch, Inc., and also hosted his own cable talk show, The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch, which often featured stars discussing their achievements.

SHOOT...STORE!
Published: June 1, 2009

At NAB, there was no shortage of tapeless storage solutions that allow pros to acquire footage directly to disk and then quickly turn it around for editing in their preferred NLE.
SOUND LIBRARIES
Published: June 1, 2009

To succeed, it takes more than just quality tracks, you need to compete online too.
AUDIO FOR GAMES & DVD
Published: April 28, 2009

For some studios that handle audio post, game and DVD titles represent a significant portion of their workload. And for others that find themselves doing sound for commercials and films, games and DVD projects represent a welcome form of new business — one that they’d like to see grow.
KEEPING BUSY IN THE BIG APPLE
Published: April 28, 2009

Gary Arnold is a sound designer/mixer that operates his own Manhattan-based boutique, Gary’s Chop Shop. Arnold has worked within post houses in the past — Blinkfx, McHale Barone, Superdupe — and two years ago, decided it was time to go out on his own.


POSTING IN CANADA
Published: March 25, 2009

Forget the tax incentives, it’s high-quality work that Canadian facilities want to be known for.
ON THE LOOKOUT
Published: March 24, 2009

With the economy in the tank and things looking rough for the foreseeable future, how many post pros will be heading to the NAB show in Las Vegas to check out, and even purchase, new gear? More than you might think!
WESTON FONGER WINS 'SONOPEDIA SOUND DESIGN COMPETITION'
Published: February 26, 2009

NEW YORK — Post Magazine (www.postmagazine.com) and Blastwave FX (www. blastwavefx.com) are proud to announce the winner of the Sonopedia Sound Design Competition: New York-based Weston Fonger.
A GLASS HALF FULL
Published: February 25, 2009

Times are tough, no doubt. And this economic crisis is reaching far beyond the housing market and auto industry. One only needs to read our daily online news to see details on how the post market is being affected. So this month, I decided I would try to find some positive news, and believe it or not, there are numerous headlines that suggest the world is not coming to an end.
LCD: THE NEXT CRT?
Published: January 28, 2009

Studios are coming to grips with the fact that cathode ray tube-based monitors are quickly becoming a technology of the past. Manufacturers have switched to LCD panels, and the economics of scale, driven by the consumer business, means it's no longer cost effective to keep CRT production lines operating.
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