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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

  • INTERNSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
    INTERNSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES

    In January, I wrote about Escape Studios in London and how — through Sohonet — the training facility is able to connect its eager student body with post houses that allow them to work on r ...

    February 27, 2008

  • BROADCAST MONITORS
    BROADCAST MONITORS

    Manufacturers help studios deal with change as the CRT heads toward extinction.

    January 25, 2008

  • STOP-MOTION, ONLY TOUGHER
    STOP-MOTION, ONLY TOUGHER

    A team of animators recently came together to produce a feature unlike many of today’s slick CG studio releases. In a shuttered elementary school east of Vancouver, the stop-motion film Edison a ...

    January 24, 2008

  • BUILDING A FARM TEAM
    BUILDING A FARM TEAM

    London's Escape Studios opened its training school back in '02, emphasizing techniques needed for success in the VFX field. Company CEO Dominic Davenport was an effects artist himself and knew the har ...

    December 27, 2007

  • DAKOTA WINS EXTREME MAC-OVER CONTEST
    DAKOTA WINS EXTREME MAC-OVER CONTEST

    SIOUX FALLS, SD — Curt Friesen and his wife Julie purchased Dakota Video & Post Productions (www. dakotavideo.com) in 1995, and over the years have grown their video post house from a staff of f ...

    November 30, 2007

  • THE WILD WEST
    THE WILD WEST

    Ask five people how to make money on the Internet and you're likely to get 10 different answers. I've often heard the 'net — and new media in general — referred to as the Wild West: unregu ...

    November 30, 2007

  • ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
    ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

    The NY AES was held last month, and there were a number of new product introductions, many of which can be found in our News and Products sections. But talking with several companies at the show revea ...

    November 1, 2007

  • FROM WEB TO SILVER SCREEN
    FROM WEB TO SILVER SCREEN

    Writer, producer, director Neil Mandt is a realist. When he set out to create Last Stop for Paul with his brother Michael and cinematographer Marc Carter, he had visions of television broadcast and DV ...

    October 1, 2007

  • CHAINSAW TAPS EUROPEAN MARKET
    CHAINSAW TAPS EUROPEAN MARKET

    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Chainsaw Europe (www.chainsaweurope.com) recently posted a feature by Romanian filmmaker Nae Caranfil. Restul e tacere ( The Rest is Silence ) is the story of the making of the fi ...

    September 26, 2007

  •  A U.K. TALENT SEARCH
    A U.K. TALENT SEARCH

    David Peto co-founded London’s Unit (www.unit.tv) a little over a year ago, basing the editing, grading, VFX and mixing facility on an all-Apple workflow. The studio has 19 suites that rely on Final C ...

    September 4, 2007

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