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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.
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Published: February 21, 2006

LAS VEGAS - Editors looking to brush up on their skill or learn additional applications might want to attend this year's NAB Post|Production World Conference (, which returns to Las Vegas on April 21-27 for the third year. The event is the result of a collaboration between Future Media Concepts and the National Association of Broadcasters, and offers attendees the opportunity to sit in on any of 200 technical and business session, many of which focus on editing applications.

Published: February 1, 2006

3D Training Institute and The Fashion Institute of Technology teamed up to host the "3D Animation Career Advancement Seminar" last month, offering attendees advice on how to find work in the animation industry. The two-hour discussion featured three panelists, all of whom are active in the animation industry and influential in the hiring process.

Published: January 4, 2006

Back in September, this space looked at the NLE rental business, particularly two companies that were seeing success in New York. Well, the rental business is thriving elsewhere, too. Across the pond, for example, Peter Watson, director/manager of LEM Digital (London Editing Machines), says the 25-year-old company that services the London filmmaking community is also quite busy.

AES 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

More than 20,000 audiophiles attended last month's AES show in New York, where the latest in audio hardware and software was on display.
Published: October 10, 2005

Like many Americans, I spent much of September glued to the TV, watching weather reports and cable news coverage of Hurricane Katrina. Los Angeles and New York are home to so much of the post industry, but cities such as New Orleans also have ties to our community
Published: September 7, 2005

So what is a musical mash-up? Well, according to Wikipedia, it consists of the combination [usually by digital means] of the music from one song with the a capella from another.
Published: September 7, 2005

I've noticed an interesting trend in the post business recently among companies that rent editing facilities - both fully-equipped rooms or field systems. They are busy!
Published: July 6, 2005

While our summer issues are often animation heavy, with much of the coverage relating to this month's SIGGRAPH show, there has also been a lot of activity in the audio field recently.
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