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10-Aug-2015 August 2015 In This Issue:
- Emmy Contenders
- Director's Chair: F. Gary Gray — Straight Outta Compton
- Primetime: TNT's The Last Ship
- VFX: Starz's Black Sails
- Review: JVC's Super 35 4K camcorder
- Special Focus: 4K & HDR
...and much more!!
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Director's Chair: F. Gary Gray — 'Straight Outta Compton' Director's Chair: F. Gary Gray — 'Straight Outta Compton'
August 1, 2015 | By Iain Blair
New Yorker F. Gary Gray first made his name directing hit music videos for such artists as TLC, Cypr ...
Primetime: TNT's 'The Last Ship' Primetime: TNT's 'The Last Ship'
August 1, 2015 | By Linda Romanello
The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay, set sail on TNT in 2014 and continues its voyage ...
Storage: Scale Out vs. Scale Up Storage: Scale Out vs. Scale Up
August 1, 2015 | David Sallak
Media formats grow larger and more complex with every incremental upgrade release of a camera or app ...
VFX: Starz's 'Black Sails' VFX: Starz's 'Black Sails'
August 1, 2015 | By Marc Loftus
Starz’s hit series Black Sails premiered in early 2014 and recently completed airing its second seas ...

Features

4K/HDR: Delivering seamless solutions 4K/HDR: Delivering seamless solutions
August 1, 2015
Presented by ALT Systems: Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), the Academy and Emmy Award-winning develo ...
4K/HDR: Grading the Marvel/Netflix series 'Daredevil' 4K/HDR: Grading the Marvel/Netflix series 'Daredevil'
August 1, 2015 | By Linda Romanello
Marvel’s DareDevil is the latest hit from Netflix and, just like the provider’s other shows, is bein ...
4K/HDR: The state of the art - Part 1 4K/HDR: The state of the art - Part 1
August 1, 2015 | Chris Bone
As the motion picture and television industries begin to work with higher resolutions, such as 4K (4 ...

Web Exclusives

Editing: ABC's 'Modern Family' Editing: ABC's 'Modern Family'
August 1, 2015 | By Linda Romanello
Modern Family has remained on the Television Academy’s Emmy nomination list since its premiere in 20 ...
Filthy Look Films employs Red Giant plug-ins Filthy Look Films employs Red Giant plug-ins
August 1, 2015
Filthy Look Films (www.filthylookfilms.com) might not be “dirty” as its namesake suggests, but it ce ...
Getting Started: Mix Engineer Michael Marinelli Getting Started: Mix Engineer Michael Marinelli
August 1, 2015
Michael Marinelli is a co-founder and heavily booked (bordering over-scheduled) mix engineer at NYC’ ...
Getting Started: Mixer Ben Freer Getting Started: Mixer Ben Freer
August 1, 2015
Eleven Mixer Ben Freer originally comes from Manchester, England, but grew up in San Diego, CA. Afte ...
Getting Started: Online Editor Herrianne Cayabyab Catolos Getting Started: Online Editor Herrianne Cayabyab Catolos
August 1, 2015 | Herrianne Cayabyab Catolos
Practicality and family expectations led me to initially choose a very traditional major in the medi ...
Getting Started: VFX Artist Halbo van der Klaauw Getting Started: VFX Artist Halbo van der Klaauw
August 1, 2015 | Halbo van der Klaauw
I have to admit, there was never a master plan to get into post production. When I was a child, I wa ...
Music Video: Kendrick Lamar — 'Alright' Music Video: Kendrick Lamar — 'Alright'
August 1, 2015 | By Marc Loftus
LOS ANGELES – Ntropic (www.ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi worked closely with London Alley En ...
Music Video: Madonna — 'Bitch, I'm Madonna' Music Video: Madonna — 'Bitch, I'm Madonna'
August 1, 2015 | By Christine Bunish
Madonna clearly just wants to have fun at a star-studded penthouse party in Bitch, I’m Madonna, her ...
Music Video: Pitbull w/Chris Brown — 'Fun' Music Video: Pitbull w/Chris Brown — 'Fun'
August 1, 2015 | By Christine Bunish
What could be more “fun” than Pitbull and Chris Brown riffing on '80s TV show Miami Vice in their ne ...
Previs: 'Ant-Man' Previs: 'Ant-Man'
August 1, 2015
Saving the day is a big job for an insect-sized superhero. In creating the action for Marvel’s Ant-M ...
Previs: 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' Previs: 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'
August 1, 2015
LONDON — Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation ups the ante in a major way with death-defying action at ...

Reviews

Review: HP's z840 workstation Review: HP's z840 workstation
August 1, 2015 | By Brady Betzel
Over two years ago, I reviewed the HP z820 Red Edition workstation. It was incredible, to say the le ...