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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

  • Post Script: Light Iron opens in NYC
    Post Script: Light Iron opens in NYC

    Four-year-old Light Iron (www.lightiron.com) launched a brand new facility last month, expanding from its headquarters in Hollywood to the East Coast with a new operation in Manhattan. Light Iron spec ...

    June 7, 2013

  • Training
    Training

    These days, pros looking to expand their skillsets need not travel any further than their computer screens. The Web has become an incredible resource for those looking to be trained or build their exi ...

    May 14, 2013

  • Post Script: Tech and creative collide in NYC
    Post Script: Tech and creative collide in NYC

    Next month, The Collider Digital Production Conference (www.colliderevents.com) will debut in New York City, giving attendees a chance to check out VFX-, animation- and digital production-themed prese ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Post Script: The GPU Technology Conference
    Post Script: The GPU Technology Conference

    I attended the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose in March, which promotes awareness of the value of GPU computing. The conference/exhibition had a heavy focus on research and education, with ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Editing: 'Olympus Has Fallen'
    Editing: 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    LOS ANGELES — Wildfire Post Production Studios (www.wildfirepost.com) provided sound design and mixing services for Millennium Films’, Olympus Has Fallen. The studio also hosted picture editor John Re ...

    March 28, 2013

  • Post Script: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Black Swan' editor Andrew Weisblum
    Post Script: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Black Swan' editor Andrew Weisblum

    Manhattan Edit Workshop launched its “Inside the Cutting Room” series last month with a sit down with editor Andrew Weisblum, ACE. Hosted by author/film historian Bobbie O’Steen, the two-hour event lo ...

    March 8, 2013

  • VFX: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
    VFX: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

    CULVER CITY — Sony Pictures Imageworks contributed more than 1,100 shots to the new Disney film, Oz The Great and Powerful, which hit theatres on March 8. The film was shot natively in 3D and called o ...

    March 8, 2013

  • Post Script: Resourceful filmmaking
    Post Script: Resourceful filmmaking

    Post has long covered affordable technologies that can improve workflows, lower production costs and expand the user base. This month, we have a feature on Visual Effects Plug-Ins (page 26), which do ...

    February 4, 2013

  • Post Script: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke
    Post Script: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke

    On December 17, Autodesk “finally” released Smoke 2013, the latest version of its Mac-driven editing and visual effects tool. I say finally because it was supposed to come to market in September, but ...

    January 3, 2013

  • On-Set Dailies
    On-Set Dailies

    Whether it’s the securing of camera files or the creation of media for editorial, the dailies process is considered by many where ‘post’ begins. While the terms “on-set” and “digital dailies” are ofte ...

    December 14, 2012

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