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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: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke
    Post Script: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke

    On December 17, Autodesk “finally” released Smoke 2013, the latest version of its Mac-driven editing and visual effects tool. I say finally because it was supposed to come to market in September, but ...

    January 3, 2013

  • On-Set Dailies
    On-Set Dailies

    Whether it’s the securing of camera files or the creation of media for editorial, the dailies process is considered by many where ‘post’ begins. While the terms “on-set” and “digital dailies” are ofte ...

    December 14, 2012

  • Sound designer Gary Rydstrom details 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Lincoln'
    Sound designer Gary Rydstrom details 'Wreck-It Ralph' and 'Lincoln'

    SAN RAFAEL, CA — For Academy Award-winning sound designer and film mixer Gary Rydstrom ( Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Titanic) , 2012 was a busy year. He lent his ta ...

    December 3, 2012

  • Post & Politics
    Post & Politics

    Political coverage is not something you’d typically find in the pages of Post, but with it being an election year, we thought the timing was right. We touched base with the NAB, VES and Post New York ...

    November 7, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Jim Field Smith - 'Butter'
    Director's Chair: Jim Field Smith - 'Butter'

    NEW YORK — On October 5th, Radius-TWC released Butter, a new comedic feature that looks at the competitive world of butter carving in the heartland of America.

    October 8, 2012

  • Composer Michael Bacon: 'Downtown Express'
    Composer Michael Bacon: 'Downtown Express'

    NEW YORK — Composer Michael Bacon (www.michaelbaconmusic.com) is the brother and bandmate of a famous actor with the same last name, yet he’s never lived in LA. Instead, Michael Bacon has built his ca ...

    October 5, 2012

  • Advertising & the Internet
    Advertising & the Internet

    Many brands have embraced the Internet as a way to engage consumers beyond what can be accomplished in a broadcast capacity. Experiences can range from informative to entertaining to interactive, and ...

    October 5, 2012

  • Working It: How this grad landed her first gig
    Working It: How this grad landed her first gig

    Amy Rosenberg graduated from Indiana University in May, and through her own legwork, networking and maximizing of opportunities, has scored her first position as an editor’s assistant at Hooligan (www ...

    September 11, 2012

  • Student To Pro
    Student To Pro

    Finding your first job can be a humbling experience, particularly for those who have grand ideas of creating video, film and animated projects upon graduation. The right schooling is important, but at ...

    September 5, 2012

  • Post Script: A conversation with Avid CEO Gary Greenfield
    Post Script: A conversation with Avid CEO Gary Greenfield

    Just prior to IBC, I had a chance to speak with Avid CEO Gary Greenfield, who has picked up some added responsibilities following the departure of COO Kirk Arnold in July, and the divestiture of the c ...

    September 4, 2012

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