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Departments

  • COVER STORY: 'JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH'
    COVER STORY: 'JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH'

    Eric Brevig and teams of Journey 3D VFX pros break new ground way down under.

    June 26, 2008

  • CUTTING 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK' DOWN TO SIZE
    CUTTING 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK' DOWN TO SIZE

    Editor Rick Shaine discusses editing the film’s third act, which features mostly CG characters.

    June 23, 2008

  • DI: 'HANCOCK' DIRECTOR PETER BERG TURNS TO TECHNICOLOR
    DI: 'HANCOCK' DIRECTOR PETER BERG TURNS TO TECHNICOLOR

    CULVER CITY, CA — What if all you want to do is kick back with a few cold ones and watch TV, but fate has bigger plans? You see, fate wants you to be a superhero. So you begrudgingly save someone here ...

    July 18, 2008

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: LOUIS LETERRIER - 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: LOUIS LETERRIER - 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK'

    HOLLYWOOD — When Ang Lee’s moody 2003 The Hulk failed to ignite the box office, it looked like premature death for the not-so-jolly green giant. But you can’t keep a superhero down for long, and now t ...

    June 25, 2008

  • GETTING A FOOT IN THE DOOR
    GETTING A FOOT IN THE DOOR

    I remember my first internship. Right after graduating college, I started volunteering at my local PBS station on Long Island. I had visions of working with cameras and capturing sound, but the realit ...

    June 23, 2008

  • GREENSCREEN TECHNIQUES
    GREENSCREEN TECHNIQUES

    The art of greenscreen has become demystified in recent years thanks to the accessibility of professional tools at affordable prices. But access to good tools alone doesn't convey command of the nuanc ...

    June 25, 2008

  • GREENSCREEN: HD OR FILM?
    GREENSCREEN: HD OR FILM?

    In this issue we discuss the challenges of going green, but we’re not talking about being environmentally friendly — although Post Magazine is all for that, of course! The green we are talking about c ...

    June 23, 2008

  • HIGHER LEARNING: INTERNSHIPS
    HIGHER LEARNING: INTERNSHIPS

    For those aspiring to break into the  industry, an internship can play an important role. It's also a way to see how a studio operates from the inside, as well as an opportunity to ask questions ...

    June 25, 2008

  • MIXING DISCOVERY'S 'WHEN WE LEFT EARTH'
    MIXING DISCOVERY'S 'WHEN WE LEFT EARTH'

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Sound engineer Cliff Jones recently completed mixing a six-episode documentary series for Discovery Channel that details the history of the US space program, which is celebrating i ...

    June 26, 2008

  • REVIEW: NEWBLUEFX FOR AVX
    REVIEW: NEWBLUEFX FOR AVX

    One of the reasons I became a video editor was because I like to play with toys, and among the coolest toys editors have are AVX filters. Recently I had a chance to test a new filters package from New ...

    June 23, 2008

Web Exclusives

  • BLUEARC'S TITAN USED TO CONTAIN 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK'
    BLUEARC'S TITAN USED TO CONTAIN 'THE INCREDIBLE HULK'

    TORONTO - Soho VFX relied on BlueArc's Titan storage solution to complete its VFX work for Marvel Comics/Universal Studios' The Incredible Hulk. The studio upgraded to the Titan after realizing the re ...

    June 26, 2008

  • SPARK'S ELAINE CANTWELL DISCUSSES GRAPHICS TRENDS
    SPARK'S ELAINE CANTWELL DISCUSSES GRAPHICS TRENDS

    Elaine Cantwell, creative director and founder of LA's Spark, goes on the record, discussing trends in design as content crosses media platforms.

    August 4, 2008

  • TUTORIAL: BCC RAYS CARTOON FILTER
    TUTORIAL: BCC RAYS CARTOON FILTER

    Using the Boris Continuum Complete Rays Cartoon filter in Final Cut Pro to generate a volumetric lighting effect on an animated text element. The BCC Rays Cartoon filter will also give text the appear ...

    June 26, 2008

  • VFX-HEAVY 'PS3' SPOT RELIES ON GREENSCREEN SHOOT
    VFX-HEAVY 'PS3' SPOT RELIES ON GREENSCREEN SHOOT

    SAN FRANCISCO - Kontent Films and Core Studios recently teamed up to create a VFX-driven two-minute music video that promotes Sony's Playstation 3. Kontent's Eric Escobar directed the project, which i ...

    June 25, 2008