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August 2015

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.



mloftus@postmagazine.com
Authored Articles
VFX For TV: 'Olympus'
Published: April 6, 2015

London’s LipSync Post (www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) spent the past year and a half working on the new SyFy series Olympus, which debuted on April 2nd. The show spans 13 episodes, each approximately 45-minutes in length, and takes viewers back to a mythological world in the year 2,000 BC. In this ancient Athens setting, Hero embarks on an adventure, where he is faced with the desires of lust, betrayal, jealousy, greed, ambition, fear, trust and love.
VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'
Published: April 6, 2015

Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com), formerly DIVE, regularly works on visual effects for television programs. The studio contributes to Starz’s Power, as well as to an upcoming network series called  Flesh & Bone. TNT’s upcoming, 1950s cop drama Public Morals will also contain their VFX work. And last year, the studio provided VFX for a number of pilots, including ABC’s  How to Get Away with Murder and HBO’s  The Leftovers.
VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'
Published: April 6, 2015

For its newest television series, In An Instant, a two-hour, docudrama that premiered on ABC in March, Committee Films takes on stories about the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. Committee called on long-time post production partner Splice (www.splice.tv) in Minneapolis to collaborate on the series, which aired Saturdays on the ABC Television Network.
Edit This: 'American Sniper'
Published: February 4, 2015

BURBANK, CA — Film editor Gary D. Roach has been working with director Clint Eastwood and fellow editor Joel Cox for 19 years. He began as an apprentice on 1997’s Absolute Power, and then became an assistant on Eastwood’s next show.
Outlook 2015: The New York market
Published: February 3, 2015

NEW YORK - The Post New York Alliance (www.postnewyork.org) experienced considerable growth over the past five years. The organization is made up of post professionals and studios that work on film, television and entertainment properties in New York City and New York State. Collectively, their mission is to incentivize projects to finish in the State, as well as market the community’s services and provide a path for talent to enter the local industry.
Director's Chair: Kevin Macdonald - 'Black Sea'
Published: January 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald recently completed work on his latest film, Black Sea, a modern-day, under-sea drama that centers around a marine salvage crew and their attempt to find a cache of gold that’s been sitting on the ocean floor since World War II.
Edit This!: 'American Sniper'
Published: January 21, 2015

BURBANK, CA — Film editor Gary D. Roach has been working with director Clint Eastwood and fellow editor Joel Cox for 19 years. He began as an apprentice on 1997’s Absolute Power, and then became an assistant on Eastwood’s next show.
Open House: Northern Lights
Published: December 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Editorial house Northern Lights opened in 1995 and moved into its current space in 2001. Company partner David Gioiella recently took Post on a tour of the Manhattan facility, which offers a range of production, design and audio services via its sister companies Bodega, Mr. Wonderful and SuperExploder.
Open House: NYC's FuseFX
Published: December 18, 2014

NEW YORK — Creative director/senior VFX supervisor Greg Anderson gave Post a tour of FuseFX’s new New York space on Broadway recently. The studio, which also has locations in Los Angeles and Vancouver, provides visual effects services for a number of popular programs, including  Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Sons of Anarchy and  American Horror Story. Anderson in the VFX supervisor for NBC’s  The Blacklist, which shoots in Manhattan.
Outlook 2015: Ollin VFX's Charlie Iturriaga - 'LA is no longer the center of VFX industry'
Published: December 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Charlie Iturriaga is a VFX supervisor with Ollin VFX (www.ollinvfx.com), which has locations in Los Angeles, Mexico and Vancouver. The studio has nearly 70 artists working across its three locations and regularly contributes to feature films. Its credits include The Last Airbender, Tron: Legacy, Her and  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. They have also been providing VFX services for Netflix’s  House of Cards since the show debuted three seasons ago.
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