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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

  • SWOT: Gnomon on Education
    SWOT: Gnomon on Education

    Gnomon is a brick & mortar institution that teaches approximately 350 students every term. The school specializes in visual effects and videogame design, and was founded in 1997. They also offer o ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Prepping for a 3D stereo job
    Prepping for a 3D stereo job

    For the team at Sway Studio in Culver City, stereo 3D is more than a business, it’s also a hobby that a number of their creatives are passionate about. Take for example VFX supervisor Aaron Powell: he ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Keyframe handles VFX for 'Lost Girl,' 'Warehouse 13'
    Keyframe handles VFX for 'Lost Girl,' 'Warehouse 13'

    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO — Keyframe Digital Productions (www.keyframe.ca) is working on the visual effects for 13 one-hour episodes of the new, original fantasy-noir series, Lost Girl. The series ...

    October 13, 2010

  • SMPTE conference to address multi-platform challenges
    SMPTE conference to address multi-platform challenges

    HOLLYWOOD — SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference & Expo (www.smpte.org) will take place on October 26-28, but the day before the event, the organization is hosting a pre-conference symposium dubbed ...

    October 12, 2010

  • Post Script
    Post Script

    VFX in NYC

    October 5, 2010

  • Cover Story: Motion Theory Hits Bullseye for Target
    Cover Story: Motion Theory Hits Bullseye for Target

    VENICE, CA — Target has long been a friend to the consumer, offering low-cost deals on all sorts of seasonal clothing, electronics and home goods. Now, the retailer is extending its business wit ...

    September 2, 2010

  • New Business: Stereo 3D Conversion
    New Business: Stereo 3D Conversion

    Inner-D is a new 3D stereo conversion studio that just completed its first job, Weinstein Company’s Piranha 3D. The studio (www.inner-d.com) managed the 35mm 2D-to-3D conversion process, as well as fi ...

    September 2, 2010


    As this issue was going to press, Avid announced that it is expanding its ISIS shared storage product family with the introduction of the ISIS 5000. The company introduced the flagship Unity ISIS back ...

    August 10, 2010


    Last month in this space, I mentioned what I perceived as a slight hiring trend throughout the industry. Another month has gone by, and we’ve come across numerous similar announcements. I call i ...

    July 13, 2010


    During any given month, Post will learn of new hirings at studios throughout the industry. But this month there seemed to be more activity than usual. While the industry as a whole may not be on a hir ...

    May 28, 2010

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