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December 2014

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9-Dec-2014 December 2014 In This Issue:
Post's annual Outlook issue, where we look forward to the year ahead. Pros comment on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats in different segments of the market, including the Editing, Animation, Audio and Directing space.
Also:
- Cover Story: Disney's Into the Woods
- Director's Chair: Ridley Scott - Exodus
- Primetime: FX's American Horror Story: Freak Show
- Reviews: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 & Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
...and much more!
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Departments

Director's Chair: Ridley Scott - 'Exodus' Director's Chair: Ridley Scott - 'Exodus'
December 1, 2014 | By Iain Blair
Ridley Scott is one of the supreme stylists of contemporary cinema as such oft-imitated and seminal ...
Edit This! Disney's 'Into the Woods' Edit This! Disney's 'Into the Woods'
December 1, 2014 | By Linda Romanello
Long before ABC’s fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time made its primetime debut, and blended the plots and ...
Primetime: FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Primetime: FX's 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'
December 1, 2014 | By Marc Loftus
FX has built a loyal fan base with its American Horror Story, which maintains the same core cast eac ...
Review: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 Review: Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
December 1, 2014 | By Oliver Zeller
The release of Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015 marks the swan song for Softimage ...

Features

Editing: A look at the business's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats Editing: A look at the business's Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats
December 1, 2014 | By Christine Bunish
Editors and facilities are seeing an unparalleled demand for content worldwide. It’s coming from new ...

Web Exclusives

'Interstellar': Editor Lee Smith, ACE 'Interstellar': Editor Lee Smith, ACE
December 1, 2014 | By Daniel Restuccio
Lee Smith, ACE — Christopher Nolan’s longtime editor — likes to joke about how grueling it was to cu ...
'Into the Woods' posts at Technicolor-PostWorks NY 'Into the Woods' posts at Technicolor-PostWorks NY
December 1, 2014
NEW YORK — Technicolor-PostWorks, New York completed editorial conforming and final color grading fo ...
Audio: Mixing 'Into the Woods' Audio: Mixing 'Into the Woods'
December 1, 2014 | Mike Prestwood Smith & Michael Keller
Into The Woods is a complex and magical musical that puts a different twist on well-known and belove ...
Business: Cap Gun expands into original content Business: Cap Gun expands into original content
December 1, 2014 | Matt Abramson
Since starting Cap Gun Collective as a production company in early 2010 with director Alex Fendrich ...
Dailies: 'Rosewater' employs Aframe's cloud service Dailies: 'Rosewater' employs Aframe's cloud service
December 1, 2014
NEW YORK — Cloud-based dailies review and approval workflows are increasingly being deployed in film ...
Open House: Northern Lights Open House: Northern Lights
December 1, 2014 | By Marc Loftus
NEW YORK — Editorial house Northern Lights opened in 1995 and moved into its current space in 2001. ...
Open House: NYC's FuseFX Open House: NYC's FuseFX
December 1, 2014 | By Marc Loftus
NEW YORK — Creative director/senior VFX supervisor Greg Anderson gave Post a tour of FuseFX’s new Ne ...
Outlook 2015: Assimilate's Steve Bannerman - 3 trends that will dominate 2015 Outlook 2015: Assimilate's Steve Bannerman - 3 trends that will dominate 2015
December 1, 2014 | Steve Bannerman
A look at three trends that are going to dominate 2015.
Outlook 2015: Butcher's Rob Van - The business of creative editorial Outlook 2015: Butcher's Rob Van - The business of creative editorial
December 1, 2014 | Rob Van
As competition continues to saturate the offline editorial sector, a critical ingredient for success ...
Outlook 2015: HP's Jim Zafarana - Influential hardware innovations Outlook 2015: HP's Jim Zafarana - Influential hardware innovations
December 1, 2014 | Jim Zafarana
Over the past 30 plus years, HP has been privileged to be an active part of the media and entertainm ...
Outlook 2015: Motion504's Andy Reynolds - Client confidence, technology & communication Outlook 2015: Motion504's Andy Reynolds - Client confidence, technology & communication
December 1, 2014 | Andy Reynolds
The biggest changes for us over the last year or two have been less about equipment, tools or techni ...
Outlook 2015: Ollin VFX's Charlie Iturriaga - 'LA is no longer the center of VFX industry' Outlook 2015: Ollin VFX's Charlie Iturriaga - 'LA is no longer the center of VFX industry'
December 1, 2014 | By Marc Loftus
LOS ANGELES — Charlie Iturriaga is a VFX supervisor with Ollin VFX (www.ollinvfx.com), which has loc ...
Outlook 2015: Sony Pictures' Tom McCarthy - Technology drives workflows Outlook 2015: Sony Pictures' Tom McCarthy - Technology drives workflows
December 1, 2014 | Tom McCarthy
I believe we will see a continuance of trends that developed in 2014. To be competitive in post prod ...
Outlook 2015: VideoBlocks' Joel Holland - The year of 4K Outlook 2015: VideoBlocks' Joel Holland - The year of 4K
December 1, 2014 | Joel Holland
Ultra HD (4K) has been around for years, but 2015 will finally hit a tipping point that will bring w ...
Outlook 2015: World Famous' Alan Nay - Artful, unexpected & more frequent content Outlook 2015: World Famous' Alan Nay - Artful, unexpected & more frequent content
December 1, 2014 | Alan Nay
What an exciting time to be in this business. Budgets are getting tighter, production schedules are ...
Outlook 2015: Zoic Studios' Matt Thunell - Big data & design collide Outlook 2015: Zoic Studios' Matt Thunell - Big data & design collide
December 1, 2014 | Matt Thunell
Increasingly, it seems that every facet of our digital lives is recorded, processed, shared, sold an ...