Current Issue

  • 4-Jun-2019
    May/June 2019
    In This Issue:

    Summer Movies: Rocketman; Godzilla: King Of The Monsters; Aladdin; Avengers: Endgame

    Director's Chair: Ron Howard —Pavarotti

    Special Reports: Cameras & Display Technologies

    ...and much more!



Departments

  • Director's Chair: Ron Howard — <I>Pavarotti</I>
    Director's Chair: Ron Howard — Pavarotti

    Many people would probably give their right arm for Ron Howard’s career; after all, he’s done it all in Hollywood. The former child star of The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days not only successfully ...

    June 6, 2019

  • Promax: Tuning in to entertainment branding
    Promax: Tuning in to entertainment branding

    Each June, network marketing departments, agencies and design studios come together to celebrate, discuss, dissect and award entertainment promotion and broadcast design at Promax’s North American con ...

    June 13, 2019

Features

  • <I>Avengers: Endgame</I> VFX supervisor Dan Deleeuw
    Avengers: Endgame VFX supervisor Dan Deleeuw

    If we have learned nothing over the past decade since the characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) began gracing the big screen, it’s that each Avenger can easily carry his or her own film ...

    June 5, 2019

  • <I>Rocketman</I>: Reimagining Elton John's biggest hits
    Rocketman: Reimagining Elton John's biggest hits

    He’s one of the most iconic figures in rock history and now, after five decades of music, Paramount Pictures and director Dexter Fletcher have brought the story of Elton John to audiences around the w ...

    June 11, 2019

  • VFX: <I>Godzilla: King Of The Monsters</I>
    VFX: Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

    Godzilla has come a long way from the heavy rubber suits used in the productions of the 1960s. In 1998, Roland Emmerich directed the creature’s big-screen return, and in 2014, he rose from the depths ...

    June 17, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • <I>Aladdin</I> DP Alan Stewart
    Aladdin DP Alan Stewart

    Since the 1992 release of Disney’s animated hit film Aladdin, the movie has gone on to become one of the studio’s most beloved classics. The story, which takes place in the fictional Arabian city of A ...

    June 4, 2019

  • <I>Brightburn</I> director David Yarovesky
    Brightburn director David Yarovesky

    With so many Marvel and DC superhero films dominating the box office in recent months, Screen Gems’ Brightburn has caught a lot of movie audiences by surprise. Directed by David Yarovesky, the film te ...

    June 4, 2019

  • <I>Her Smell</I> posts sound at Goldcrest
    Her Smell posts sound at Goldcrest

    NEW YORK CITY — Goldcrest Post (goldcrestpostny.com) recently completed audio post on a new film from writer/director Alex Ross Perry. Her Smell tells the tale of self-destructive punk rocker Becky So ...

    June 10, 2019

  • <I>The Sun Is Also A Star</I> composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir
    The Sun Is Also A Star composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir

    The Sun Is Also A Star is modern-day story about finding love against all odds. The new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures tells the story of college-bound romantic Dani ...

    June 4, 2019

  • Careers: Composer/mixer Jason Soudah
    Careers: Composer/mixer Jason Soudah

    LOS ANGELES — Composer/mixer Jason Soudah (www.jasonsoudah.com) has made his mark on recent films like the Kingsman series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Eddie the Eagle. Trained at ...

    June 25, 2019

  • Careers: Roto artist Chris La
    Careers: Roto artist Chris La

    ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Adelaide native Chris La grew up enamored with movie magic. In 2016, he took a step toward turning his infatuation into a career by enrolling in Rising Sun Pictures’ (rsp.c ...

    June 17, 2019

  • Careers: What recent grads should know about freelancing
    Careers: What recent grads should know about freelancing

    One of the top reasons young people with creative talent decide to go into film and video is the opportunity to work for themselves. Freelancing is a great option when you have a tangible skill set an ...

    July 2, 2019

  • Editing 101: 5 Rules (#46-#50)
    Editing 101: 5 Rules (#46-#50)

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (www.ps260.com), 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, ...

    July 18, 2019

  • Editing 101: 50 practical & inspirational tips
    Editing 101: 50 practical & inspirational tips

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (www.ps260.com), 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, ...

    July 18, 2019

  • Microstock: The dark side of licensing
    Microstock: The dark side of licensing

    There are often two sides to an industry. The side the customer sees, and the "inside" that industry people see. This article is about the inside of the stock image industry.

    June 11, 2019

  • Open House: BTI Studios' new Burbank location
    Open House: BTI Studios' new Burbank location

    BURBANK, CA — BTI Studios (https://btistudios.com), which was founded in 1995, recently opened a new facility in Burbank. The company has 25 facilities throughtout the world, where it specializes in p ...

    June 24, 2019

  • Previs: <I>Dark Phoenix</I>
    Previs: Dark Phoenix

    When it comes to visualization, it’s common to join a project, execute our charge, disband, only to eventually return during a later stage of production. The journey from page to screen can be an ardu ...

    July 2, 2019

  • VFX: <I>The Dead Don't Die</I>
    VFX: The Dead Don't Die

    NEW YORK CITY — Writer/director Jim Jarmusch’s zombie satire The Dead Don’t Die hit US cinema screens in June after a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The black comedy stars Bill Murray, Ad ...

    July 5, 2019

  • Viral: SK-II's <I>Meet Me Halfway</I>
    Viral: SK-II's Meet Me Halfway

    Global skincare brand SK-II (www.sk-ii.com) premiered an online documentary film earlier this year that further broaches the topic of marriage pressure of single women worldwide. Meet Me Halfway is an ...

    June 6, 2019

Reviews

  • Review: Reallusion Character Creator 3
    Review: Reallusion Character Creator 3

    Characters are often the hardest thing to get right on a project. Whether you’re working on a film, a videogame or a commercial piece, creating and editing believable characters can be time-intensive ...

    June 4, 2019