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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: 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

  • Prepared for Post
    Prepared for Post

    Do you need to combine two totally different performances of the same actor — shot at different speeds and frame rates, playing back in slow motion and in realtime — into the same scene? Or, are you t ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Post Script: A fresh perspective
    Post Script: A fresh perspective

    Fresh Editorial (www.fresheditorial.com) recently launched with operations in Santa Monica and New York. The bi-coastal editorial operation is dedicated to the art of “visual storytelling,” and is hea ...

    October 12, 2011

  • Digitally Acquired TV Series
    Digitally Acquired TV Series

    Some primetime shows push the envelope with storylines that challenge social norms and status-quo thinking, and the technology used in producing these shows is often just as risky. This month, Post ca ...

    October 12, 2011

  • Post Script: Point, counter point
    Post Script: Point, counter point

    Last month, in this space, I reported on editor Chris Duke, who is one of the first Final Cut Pro X users to come out and say great things about the new editing software. Well, that apparently was jus ...

    September 7, 2011

  • Post Script: An early adopter of FCP X
    Post Script: An early adopter of FCP X

    Chris Duke is an independent producer whose auto-themed how-to programs air on satellite and cable services. Duke Networks (www.duke.net) is based in San Diego and produces Motorz, a half-hour series ...

    August 8, 2011

  • Post Script: JVC previews affordable 4K camcorder
    Post Script: JVC previews affordable 4K camcorder

    At the recent SMPTE show and Digital Video Expo East in New York City, JVC hosted a new technology demo for members of the post and production communities, soliciting feedback for a 4K camcorder that ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Storage
    Thunderbolt-enabled Storage

    By working together, Intel and Apple were able to bring to market Thunderbolt, a new, high-speed I/O technology that offers bi-directional, dual-channel, 10Gb per second performance using a single cab ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Pitching, and competition
    Pitching, and competition

    This month, Post had a chance to speak with a number of studios that are helping networks and television shows establish unique identities through visuals. Broadcast design is an art, as many will att ...

    June 13, 2011

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