Current Issue

  • 29-Mar-2019
    March/April 2019
    In This Issue:

    - Cover Story: Sesame Street turns 50!

    - VFX For TV: Deadly Class, Station 19 and Fear The Walking Dead

    - VFX For Film: Dumbo and Captain Marvel

    - Director's Chair:  Stephen Merchant — Fighting With My Family 

    - Review: HP ZBook Studio X360 G5

    ...and much more!


  • Speaking With: Maxon CEO David McGavran
    Speaking With: Maxon CEO David McGavran

    With several leadership appointments to drive its transformation towards a globally-focused software development company, David McGavran, CEO, speaks about Maxon’s ( recent changes ...

    April 3, 2019

  • VFX: Disney's <I>Dumbo</I>
    VFX: Disney's Dumbo

    In 1941, Disney introduced audiences to Dumbo, a baby elephant with quite the unusual features and, as it turns out, quite a unique ability — using his especially large ears to fly. The low-budget ani ...

    April 25, 2019


  • Cover Story: <I>Sesame Street</I> turns 50
    Cover Story: Sesame Street turns 50

    It started with a simple idea — to somehow use television for something more than simply entertaining viewers. In 1968, TV producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Corporation vice president Lloyd Morri ...

    April 1, 2019

  • VFX For TV: ABC's <I>Station 19</I>
    VFX For TV: ABC's Station 19

    In March 2018, the team behind television’s longest-running medical drama, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, introduced viewers to a new spinoff series centered around the Seattle firefighters of Station 19. Crea ...

    April 12, 2019

  • VFX For TV: AMC's <I>Fear The Walking Dead</I>
    VFX For TV: AMC's Fear The Walking Dead

    The notion of zombies, or the living dead, can be traced back thousands of years to many cultures around the world, invoking fear among the living, as zombies have a reputation for being hard to kill. ...

    April 16, 2019

  • VFX For TV: SyFy's <I>Deadly Class</I>
    VFX For TV: SyFy's Deadly Class

    Deadly Class is a new SyFy show that’s based on the popular comic series of the same name by Rick Remender. The series is set in 1980s San Francisco, where a disillusioned teen named Marcus (Benjamin ...

    April 17, 2019

  • VFX: Marvel Studios' <I>Captain Marvel</I>
    VFX: Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel, one of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios' most anticipated films, features for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe a female superhero lead. Oscar-winning actress Bri ...

    March 29, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • Audio: Hulu's <I>Pen15</I>
    Audio: Hulu's Pen15

    Hulu’s new series Pen15 tries to show middle school as it really happened. Writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in the adult comedy. Now in their 30s, the two play 13-year-old versions of themsel ...

    March 29, 2019

  • Careers: Artist/graphic designer Sai Sharma
    Careers: Artist/graphic designer Sai Sharma

    Sai Sharma is an LA-based art director and filmmaker who also works in India. He’s been working as an art director for the past five years, primarily focusing on TV commercials and music videos. He al ...

    May 21, 2019

  • Careers: Editor Nena Erb
    Careers: Editor Nena Erb

    Nena Erb, ACE, is an editor on both the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and HBO's Insecure, for which she received an ACE Eddie Award nomination this year. She also received an Emmy for her work on HBO's Pr ...

    May 21, 2019

  • Careers: Supervising sound editor Greg King
    Careers: Supervising sound editor Greg King

    Gregory King is a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer whose career spans more than 70 films, including The Founder, Hancock, Friday Night Lights and The Insider, for which received an Osca ...

    April 17, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Dan Pritzker — <I>Bolden</I>
    Director's Chair: Dan Pritzker — Bolden

    Buddy Bolden. Never heard of him? Not many people have, but for many musicians he’s the unsung American hero who invented Jazz and was then largely forgotten.

    May 8, 2019

  • Director's Chair: David F. Sandberg — <I>Shazam!</I>
    Director's Chair: David F. Sandberg — Shazam!

    There are superhero origin films that take themselves oh-so-seriously (you know who you are). And then there’s New Line Cinema’s latest member of the club, Shazam!

    April 24, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Jon Baird — <I>Stan & Ollie</I>
    Director's Chair: Jon Baird — Stan & Ollie

    As the old quip goes, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” And the new Sony Pictures Classics film Stan & Ollie shows just how hard the latter is.

    March 29, 2019

  • Editing 101: 5 Rules (#36-#40)
    Editing 101: 5 Rules (#36-#40)

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (, which has studios in both New York City and Venice, CA. His list of credits includes work for M&Ms, NY Lottery, Yahoo, American Greetings, ...

    April 16, 2019

  • Editing 101: 5 Rules (#41-45)
    Editing 101: 5 Rules (#41-45)

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (, which has studios in both New York City and Venice, CA. His list of credits includes work for M&Ms, NY Lottery, Yahoo, American Greetings, ...

    May 9, 2019

  • Previs: <I>Alita: Battle Angel</I>
    Previs: Alita: Battle Angel

    Based on the graphic novel “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is a new animated feature film from 20th Century Fox. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film centers on Alita (Rosa Salazar), ...

    March 29, 2019

  • Restoration: 1938's <I>Holiday</I>
    Restoration: 1938's Holiday

    CULVER CITY, CA — Sony Pictures Entertainment ( recently completed a 4K digital restoration of Holiday, the 1938 romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Directe ...

    May 8, 2019

  • Tutorial: The Art of RenderMan Volume 1
    Tutorial: The Art of RenderMan Volume 1

    Rusty Hazelden ( is a Canadian visual effects artist with 18 years of experience. Skilled in Maya, Houdini, and RenderMan, he recently put the finishing touches on a new, fiv ...

    March 29, 2019

  • VFX For TV: HBO's <I>True Detective</I>
    VFX For TV: HBO's True Detective

    True Detective recently returned after a four-year hiatus. The HBO show is an American crime drama, created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series premiered in January of 2014, and each season has ...

    April 18, 2019

  • VFX: Netflix's <I>Chilling Adventures of Sabrina</I>
    VFX: Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Emmy Award-winning VFX company Zoic Studios ( recently dropped a compilation reel of their best work on Netflix’s 2018 hit series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The show is equal ...

    April 24, 2019