April 1, 2009

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Departments

  • DIGITAL CINEMA: MUVICO OPENS ALL-DIGITAL MEGAPLEX
    DIGITAL CINEMA: MUVICO OPENS ALL-DIGITAL MEGAPLEX

    THOUSAND OAKS, CA — Thirty-seven miles from Hollywood, digital cinema history was made in the suburb of Thousand Oaks, where the first all-digital 4K projection theater in California opened its doors ...

    March 25, 2009

  • ON THE LOOKOUT
    ON THE LOOKOUT

    With the economy in the tank and things looking rough for the foreseeable future, how many post pros will be heading to the NAB show in Las Vegas to check out, and even purchase, new gear? More than y ...

    March 24, 2009

  • OPEN HOUSE: BLUE ROOM
    OPEN HOUSE: BLUE ROOM

    Diverse talents and versatile space allows this studio to handle everything in-house.

    March 25, 2009

  • REVIEW: GENARTS SAPPHIRE V.3 FOR AVX
    REVIEW: GENARTS SAPPHIRE V.3 FOR AVX

    As I started this review of Sapphire V.3 (one of the most established and trusted workhorses in the arsenal of AVX filters around), I discovered that beyond the vast assortment of Sapphire filters I o ...

    March 24, 2009

  • REVIEW: IKAN'S V8000HDMI MONITOR
    REVIEW: IKAN'S V8000HDMI MONITOR

    This eight-inch HD on-camera monitor offers more than its price tag suggests.

    March 25, 2009

  • SOCIAL NETWORKING AND OUR INDUSTRY
    SOCIAL NETWORKING AND OUR INDUSTRY

    Facebook isn’t just for catching up with friends you haven’t seen since elementary school, it’s also a good place to start networking with people from the industry — those you’ve met and those you hop ...

    March 24, 2009

  • VISUAL EFFECTS: 'WATCHMEN'
    VISUAL EFFECTS: 'WATCHMEN'

    HOLLYWOOD — Imagine an alternate reality, where Nixon is still president of America (in 1985), the Vietnam War was won, not lost, and the USA and the Soviet Union are still fighting the Cold War. Welc ...

    March 25, 2009

Features

  • POSTING IN CANADA
    POSTING IN CANADA

    Forget the tax incentives, it’s high-quality work that Canadian facilities want to be known for.

    March 25, 2009

  • VFX FOR TV SERIES
    VFX FOR TV SERIES

    While overt visual effects, like a liquid metal terminator, a morphing Mustang, a frozen man or a ping-pong playing mirror, encourage you to suspend your disbelief, they at the same time can help get ...

    March 25, 2009

  • WORKSTATIONS
    WORKSTATIONS

    The workstations used by professionals in the DCC and media & entertainment space — video editors, VFX creators, CG animators, game developers and others — sit squarely in the midst of the churning vo ...

    April 1, 2009

Web Exclusives

  • A NOVEL WAY OF EXAMINING COLOUR CONTENT
    A NOVEL WAY OF EXAMINING COLOUR CONTENT

    A feature of converting material from one standard to another is that is that the colour gamut changes. This is particularly noticeable where material developed for digital cinema is converted to SD o ...

    March 26, 2009

  • BTRY CREATES 'PAUSE' TITLE SEQUENCE
    BTRY CREATES 'PAUSE' TITLE SEQUENCE

    TORONTO - Motion design studio BTRY recently crafted a CG title sequence for the FITC's two-day conference in New York City. "Pause - An Exploration of Concept and Design within Broadcast and Film" is ...

    March 26, 2009

  • COMPARING THE RED ONE TO 35MM NEGATIVE FILM
    COMPARING THE RED ONE TO 35MM NEGATIVE FILM

    Cinematographer Daron Keet shares his thoughts about the Red One camera's ability to stand up to the plate in delivering images expected from 35mm negative film.

    March 25, 2009

  • TAX SAVERS & TIME SAVERS
    TAX SAVERS & TIME SAVERS

    All right, it's that time of year again where we either dread the hours it takes to fill out tax forms, or look forward to the rewards of keeping those books accurate. Here are a few quick application ...

    March 26, 2009