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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

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Storage
    Thunderbolt-enabled Storage

    By working together, Intel and Apple were able to bring to market Thunderbolt, a new, high-speed I/O technology that offers bi-directional, dual-channel, 10Gb per second performance using a single cab ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Pitching, and competition
    Pitching, and competition

    This month, Post had a chance to speak with a number of studios that are helping networks and television shows establish unique identities through visuals. Broadcast design is an art, as many will att ...

    June 13, 2011

  • Broadcast Design
    Broadcast Design

    Those first few seconds of a television show can say a lot. They build excitement, introduce concepts, recap storylines and most importantly, establish an identity. The same goes for networks, which t ...

    June 13, 2011

  • Stereo 3D
    Stereo 3D

    While the broadcast industry is still debating how to bring the stereo 3D experience to home viewers — although ESPN and n3D both offer 3D channels — the film studios, and even the videogame industry, ...

    May 18, 2011

  • Post Script: Workflow Troubleshooting
    Post Script: Workflow Troubleshooting

    Earlier this month, The Motion Picture Editors Guild teamed up with Sixteen19 (www.sixteen19.com) in New York City to host a “file-based acquisition & post” seminar designed to help production and ...

    May 16, 2011

  • Bandito Brothers goes on-set
    Bandito Brothers goes on-set

    I had a chance to speak with a half dozen post pros that are working on-set this month. But they’re not supervising VFX shots or troubleshooting greenscreen shoots. These professionals are overseeing ...

    April 5, 2011

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

    NEW YORK — Sixteen19 (www.sixteen19.com) 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

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