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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

  • HD STORYTELLING
    HD STORYTELLING

    This issue looks at both independent filmmaking and the affect lower-cost HD tools have had on a producer’s ability to tell a story. Dr. Paul Cahill is one such storyteller. Now retired, Cahill taught ...

    January 2, 2007

  • LOOKING BACK, AND AHEAD
    LOOKING BACK, AND AHEAD

    One way that we, here at Post, like to evaluate the past year is by comparing the number of studios that have opened versus those that have closed. After 9/11, that ratio was not looking too promising ...

    December 5, 2006

  • EDITING ADVICE
    EDITING ADVICE

    Video pros who attended NAB New York were able to check out the latest technology and attend sessions that provided instruction on numerous digital media production tools. The show also presented keyn ...

    November 6, 2006

  • BRAINBOX PUTS XDCAM HD TO WORK ON NEW REALITY SERIES
    BRAINBOX PUTS XDCAM HD TO WORK ON NEW REALITY SERIES

    BETHESDA, MD - Brainbox Productions (www.brainbox.tv), here, recently purchased four Sony XDCAM HD cameras, which the studio is using to shoot an upcoming unscripted reality series for TLC. "The Untit ...

    October 16, 2006

  • MAKING MUSIC
    MAKING MUSIC

    Sound libraries can be an editor’s best friend. It’s easy to grab a CD off the shelf and find well-produced tracks that represent any number of musical genres. Pricing is flexible, depending on usage, ...

    October 16, 2006

  • GRAMERCY POSTS SECOND SEASON OF A&E'S 'INKED'
    GRAMERCY POSTS SECOND SEASON OF A&E'S 'INKED'

    NEW YORK - Gramercy Post (www.gramercypost.com) recently completed audio post on 20 episodes for the second season of AandE's popular reality series, Inked. The show focuses on the staff of a Las Ve ...

    September 11, 2006

  • SOUNDS GOOD
    SOUNDS GOOD

    The annual AES show takes place in San Francisco next month, and while the convention will have slant toward the business of "live sound," indications show the audio post scene is thriving. In recent ...

    September 8, 2006

  • SIGGRAPH 2006
    SIGGRAPH 2006

    SIGGRAPH, the annual conference for computer graphics and interactive techniques, took place in Boston earlier this month, marking the show’s first trip to the northeast in more than a decade. Post-sh ...

    August 11, 2006

  • AUTODESK DEBUTS MAYA 8 & MAX 9
    AUTODESK DEBUTS MAYA 8 & MAX 9

    BOSTON – Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) is at this year’s SIGGRAPH show with 3D tools that are designed to “make the story come alive.” The company is debuting new versions of its Maya and 3DS Max applic ...

    July 31, 2006

  • PROMAX/BDA HITS NYC
    PROMAX/BDA HITS NYC

    Last month, Promax/BDA took place in New York City, with designers and marketing execs coming together to discuss the state of broadcast design. The show was attended by more than 3,400 — up from las ...

    July 6, 2006

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