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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: FX Networks details branding strategy
    Post Script: FX Networks details branding strategy

    Last month, we looked at studios that specialize in “broadcast design.” I recently had a chance to connect with the folks at FX Networks, which faces a constant challenge in attracting viewers to its ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Edit Fest 2012: Pros discuss their inspiration
    Edit Fest 2012: Pros discuss their inspiration

    NEW YORK — Edit Fest NY took place last month at the Director’s Guild of America offices here. The conference was attended by editors, assistant editors, directors and producers looking to expand thei ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Post Script: Source Audio's solution
    Post Script: Source Audio's solution

    Source Audio recently launched a new search and distribution platform for sound effects and music licensing that’s designed to serve the creators of production music as well as the agencies, productio ...

    June 8, 2012

  • 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

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