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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

  • Director's Chair: Henry Hobson — 'Maggie'
    Director's Chair: Henry Hobson — 'Maggie'

    Director Henry Hobson recently completed work on his first feature: Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world where vegetation has died, e ...

    May 8, 2015

  • Trixter creates Quicksilver, Ultron Mark I for 'Avengers'
    Trixter creates Quicksilver, Ultron Mark I for 'Avengers'

    MUNICH, GERMANY — Trixter (www.trixter.de), 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. T ...

    May 5, 2015

  • ILM completes 800+ shots for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'
    ILM completes 800+ shots for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    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 ven ...

    May 4, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'CSI: Cyber'
    VFX For TV: 'CSI: Cyber'

    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 st ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'Olympus'
    VFX For TV: 'Olympus'

    London’s LipSync Post (www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) 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-minut ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'
    VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'

    Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com), 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 &a ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'
    VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'

    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 ...

    April 6, 2015

  • Edit This: 'American Sniper'
    Edit This: 'American Sniper'

    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 as ...

    February 4, 2015

  • Outlook 2015: The New York market
    Outlook 2015: The New York market

    NEW YORK - The Post New York Alliance (www.postnewyork.org) experienced considerable growth over the past five years. The organization is made up of post professionals and studios that work on film, t ...

    February 3, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Kevin Macdonald - 'Black Sea'
    Director's Chair: Kevin Macdonald - 'Black Sea'

    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 attem ...

    January 22, 2015

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