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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

  • Sixteen19 looks at on-set post
    Sixteen19 looks at on-set post

    NEW YORK — Sixteen19 ( recently celebrated its first anniversary of providing DI, color correction, editing, finishing and on-/near-set services. The company has space at 1619 Broadw ...

    April 5, 2011

  • Post Script: Reality TV
    Post Script: Reality TV

    When I do find time to sit in front of the TV set, I find myself gravitating toward unscripted programming. Not the Kardashians or the Real Housewives, but the shows you’d find on History, Discovery a ...

    March 4, 2011

  • Reality TV
    Reality TV

    Admit it. You watch them — those unscripted television programs, where unpredictability and drama equal big ratings. The networks know it too and are constantly refining concepts and challenges to kee ...

    March 4, 2011

  • Commercial Workflows
    Commercial Workflows

    Whether you are a DP, DIT, editor, colorist or effects pro working on a commercial project, the way footage is shot, stored and moved affects you — and the next person down the line. Newer digital fil ...

    February 3, 2011

  • Post Script: Commercial Workflows
    Post Script: Commercial Workflows

    This month, Post looks at workflows for commercial productions, following footage as it is acquired, transcoded (or not), edited and conformed. At each stage of production and post, pros need to be ab ...

    February 1, 2011

  • VFX: 'The Fighter'
    VFX: 'The Fighter'

    SANTA MONICA - Comen VFX ( served as the sole visual effects house for the feature film The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as boxer “Irish” Micky ...

    January 4, 2011

  • Post Script: SeamBi creates new ad opportunities
    Post Script: SeamBi creates new ad opportunities

    SeamBi has developed technology that enables brands to seamlessly integrate their product or message into finished television content. The technology is DVR-proof, and, unlike traditional spots, canno ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Post Script: Sound Lounge expands
    Post Script: Sound Lounge expands

    While many studios have behaved cautiously during the shaky economy, NYC’s Sound Lounge is expanding its facility and services, hoping to become more of a full-service audio post house and further gro ...

    December 6, 2010

  • SWOT: Gnomon on Education
    SWOT: Gnomon on Education

    Gnomon is a brick & mortar institution that teaches approximately 350 students every term. The school specializes in visual effects and videogame design, and was founded in 1997. They also offer o ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Prepping for a 3D stereo job
    Prepping for a 3D stereo job

    For the team at Sway Studio in Culver City, stereo 3D is more than a business, it’s also a hobby that a number of their creatives are passionate about. Take for example VFX supervisor Aaron Powell: he ...

    October 29, 2010

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