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Randi Altman
Randi Altman is editor in chief of Post Magazine
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The Sound of Music
Published: March 21, 2013

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night to a song playing in your head? Of course you have. While it might drive you crazy at the time, it does hammer home the importance of a tune.
Editor's Letter: A VFX industry in flux
Published: March 8, 2013

The VFX industry is in turmoil at the moment. Studios are closing and Oscar-winning house (Life of Pi) Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy. While things have been shaky for a while now, the issue came to a head just before the Oscars, when hundreds of artists took to the streets for an Oscar-day protest. Then after the Oscars telecast, where the visual effects category seemed to take some blows to the head, including when Bill Westenhofer, from Rhythm & Hues, got cut off by the Jaws theme just as he was thanking his employer and co-workers.
Director's Chair: David O. Russell — 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Published: February 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES — What about a film piques your interest and keeps you riveted? Well, for two-time Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (2010’s The Fighter and the recent Silver Linings Playbook), it’s a focus on personalities and emotion. And that was the driving force behind his Silver Linings Playbook – which has eight Oscar nominations, including in each of the acting categories – Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (Robert DeNiro), and Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver).
Using Social Media
Published: February 5, 2013

As Greg Grusby, from Industrial Light & Magic, succinctly points out: social media is no longer an option, it’s a necessity.
Editor's Letter: Building community via social media
Published: February 4, 2013

Social Media… everyone’s doing it. Well not everyone. There are some late “adopters,” who aren’t convinced of the role that social media platforms can play, especially when it comes to their professional life.
Editor's Letter: New Year's Resolutions
Published: January 3, 2013

Once again it’s time to look back at the past year, decide what went well, what didn’t and what you would like to change. Me? I want a world where we can send our kids to school without fear, for hurricanes to cut that shit out, and the ability to run a marathon.
SNL: Cutting humor; cutting-edge technology
Published: January 3, 2013

NEW YORK — Once upon a time, the Saturday Night Live Film Unit –— those responsible for the fake commercials, shorts, title sequences and pre-recorded elements used in sketches — shot on 35mm film stock. 
Gadgets & Gear
Published: January 3, 2013

What are the little things that make your work life a simpler and happier place? For me, it’s without a doubt my Wacom Intuos tablet and my iPhone’s free recording app. Now, if it would just come with a free transcription tool or a personal assistant who would transcribe for me... But I digress.

We all know there are many things in life that don’t come with a cost but hold value.
Working Abroad
Published: November 7, 2012

No matter where you are from, the idea of living abroad can seem exotic. For those in the post industry, making a home in another country can often be a reality — so much so that many HR departments have policies and best practices in place to help with visas, housing and even homesickness.
'Dexter' embraces Nikon's D800
Published: October 4, 2012

When you give our “TV Series” feature a read this month, you’ll notice a trend: shows that shoot digitally also shoot on a variety of smaller cameras for those hard-to-get shots, in addition to their larger, main camera.
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