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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

  • EXPANDING THE BUSINESS
    EXPANDING THE BUSINESS

    Last month in this space, I mentioned what I perceived as a slight hiring trend throughout the industry. Another month has gone by, and we’ve come across numerous similar announcements. I call i ...

    July 13, 2010

  • GETTING THE JOB
    GETTING THE JOB

    During any given month, Post will learn of new hirings at studios throughout the industry. But this month there seemed to be more activity than usual. While the industry as a whole may not be on a hir ...

    May 28, 2010

  • PUSHING... AND RESISTING STEREO 3D
    PUSHING... AND RESISTING STEREO 3D

    It was impossible to attend this year’s NAB show and not pick up on the stereo 3D trend, be it in the form of acquisition, workflow or display products.

    May 7, 2010

  • HBO TAKES ON WWII IN 'THE PACIFIC'
    HBO TAKES ON WWII IN 'THE PACIFIC'

    SANTA MONICA — In mid-March, HBO began broadcasting its new 10-part miniseries, The Pacific. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the series recreates the stories ...

    April 1, 2010

  • THE PACKAGED DEAL
    THE PACKAGED DEAL

    This month, Post looks at the advantages offered by studios that can handle everything “under one roof.” Director Kim Bass, who’s a partner in Hollywood’s Bass Entertainment Pi ...

    April 1, 2010

  • CONSULTING BENEFITS
    CONSULTING BENEFITS

    Post studios have long realized the benefits of working with freelance talent. They can bring in creatives based on the job, and not have to lay off when things slow down. But what about those serving ...

    February 2, 2010

  • SMOKE COMES TO THE MAC
    SMOKE COMES TO THE MAC

    In mid-December, Autodesk released Smoke on the Mac, a software-only application that offers tools for editorial finishing, conforming, tracking, stabilizing, 2D/3D text, 3D compositing, color correct ...

    December 23, 2009

  • BUSINESS SWOT PREVIEW
    BUSINESS SWOT PREVIEW

    For several years now, our December issue has taken a SWOT focus, looking at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the different post markets. On our Website this month, we offer a & ...

    November 24, 2009

  • SWOT: 3D STEREO
    SWOT: 3D STEREO

    Studios that have ventured into the 3D stereoscopic business see a lot of potential. More and more newly-produced content is seeing 3D release, including animated features, which has become somewhat o ...

    November 24, 2009

  • EDITING: ROLAND EMMERICH'S '2012'
    EDITING: ROLAND EMMERICH'S '2012'

    CULVER CITY - Editor Peter S. Elliot and 1st assistant editor Rob Malina were part of the team that cut Roland Emmerich’s new apocalyptic feature 2012. The film stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, D ...

    November 16, 2009

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