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November 2015

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.
Authored Articles
Trixter creates Quicksilver, Ultron Mark I for 'Avengers'
Published: May 5, 2015

MUNICH, GERMANY — Trixter (, which has German offices in Munich and Berlin, as well as Los Angeles, was responsible for more than 300 VFX shots that appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The studio’s work included effects for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and the first time audiences see Ultron (Mark I). According to VFX supervisor Alessandro Cioffi, the studio got involved in early 2014, collaborating during preproduction with the film’s visual effects supervisor, Christopher Townsend.
ILM completes 800+ shots for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Published: May 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — ILM’s facilities in San Francisco, Vancouver, London and Singapore contributed to more than 800 shots featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron, making them one of the film’s largest VFX vendors.
VFX For TV: 'CSI: Cyber'
Published: April 6, 2015

CSI: Cyber recently premiered on CBS, bringing with it storylines set deep in the bowels of the Web, where hackers and criminals prey anonymously and crimes are often untraceable. Patricia Arquette stars as Special Agent Avery Ryan, who heads up the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. In just the first few episodes of what is scheduled to be a 13-program series, her team has dealt with baby abductions using common nanny-cam technology, and the murder of those who use popular ride-sharing applications.
VFX For TV: 'Olympus'
Published: April 6, 2015

London’s LipSync Post ( spent the past year and a half working on the new SyFy series Olympus, which debuted on April 2nd. The show spans 13 episodes, each approximately 45-minutes in length, and takes viewers back to a mythological world in the year 2,000 BC. In this ancient Athens setting, Hero embarks on an adventure, where he is faced with the desires of lust, betrayal, jealousy, greed, ambition, fear, trust and love.
VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'
Published: April 6, 2015

Alkemy X (, formerly DIVE, regularly works on visual effects for television programs. The studio contributes to Starz’s Power, as well as to an upcoming network series called  Flesh & Bone. TNT’s upcoming, 1950s cop drama Public Morals will also contain their VFX work. And last year, the studio provided VFX for a number of pilots, including ABC’s  How to Get Away with Murder and HBO’s  The Leftovers.
VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'
Published: April 6, 2015

For its newest television series, In An Instant, a two-hour, docudrama that premiered on ABC in March, Committee Films takes on stories about the profound will to survive when people are staring death in the face. Committee called on long-time post production partner Splice ( in Minneapolis to collaborate on the series, which aired Saturdays on the ABC Television Network.
Edit This: 'American Sniper'
Published: February 4, 2015

BURBANK, CA — Film editor Gary D. Roach has been working with director Clint Eastwood and fellow editor Joel Cox for 19 years. He began as an apprentice on 1997’s Absolute Power, and then became an assistant on Eastwood’s next show.
Outlook 2015: The New York market
Published: February 3, 2015

NEW YORK - The Post New York Alliance ( experienced considerable growth over the past five years. The organization is made up of post professionals and studios that work on film, television and entertainment properties in New York City and New York State. Collectively, their mission is to incentivize projects to finish in the State, as well as market the community’s services and provide a path for talent to enter the local industry.
Director's Chair: Kevin Macdonald - 'Black Sea'
Published: January 22, 2015

NEW YORK — Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald recently completed work on his latest film, Black Sea, a modern-day, under-sea drama that centers around a marine salvage crew and their attempt to find a cache of gold that’s been sitting on the ocean floor since World War II.
Edit This!: 'American Sniper'
Published: January 21, 2015

BURBANK, CA — Film editor Gary D. Roach has been working with director Clint Eastwood and fellow editor Joel Cox for 19 years. He began as an apprentice on 1997’s Absolute Power, and then became an assistant on Eastwood’s next show.
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