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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

  • 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

  • ANIMATION MENTOR HOLDING CLASS ONLINE
    ANIMATION MENTOR HOLDING CLASS ONLINE

    SAN DIEGO – Animation Mentor (www.animationmentor.com) offers an 18-month, online program that teaches students the fundamentals of character animation. The program, says Animation Mentor CEO/presiden ...

    August 8, 2007

  • AUTODESK ACQUIRES SKYMATTER, SHOWS '2008' RELEASES
    AUTODESK ACQUIRES SKYMATTER, SHOWS '2008' RELEASES

    SAN DIEGO – Autodesk came to SIGGRAPH with a number of goals, says senior VP, media & entertainment Marc Petit. The company is looking for feedback and suggestions from its user base, as well as ...

    August 6, 2007

  • POST SCRIPT: NEW MEDIA CHALLENGES AGENCIES
    POST SCRIPT: NEW MEDIA CHALLENGES AGENCIES

    NYC's Guerillafx recently hosted a New Media Roundtable during which a selection of agencies discussed the challenges they've faced in getting their clients' messages into emerging mediums.

    August 1, 2007

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