December 1, 2009

  • 25-Nov-2009
    November 2009

Departments

  • BUSINESS SWOT PREVIEW
    BUSINESS SWOT PREVIEW

    For several years now, our December issue has taken a SWOT focus, looking at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the different post markets. On our Website this month, we offer a & ...

    November 24, 2009

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: PETER JACKSON - 'THE LOVELY BONES'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: PETER JACKSON - 'THE LOVELY BONES'

    Even when leaving the big-budget epic behind, this filmmaker still calls on VFX to help tell the story.

    November 24, 2009

  • OUTLOOK 2010
    OUTLOOK 2010

    Once again, it’s time for Post’s year-end outlook issue, which has us asking the experts about the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats related to different aspects of our busi ...

    November 24, 2009

  • REVIEW: AVID MEDIA COMPOSER V.4.0
    REVIEW: AVID MEDIA COMPOSER V.4.0

    One of the first things you’ll notice about Avid’s new 4.0 release, which runs on Mac and PC, isn’t in the feature set…it’s in the price. At $2,295, it’s $200 cheaper than the previous version (but st ...

    November 24, 2009

Features

  • SWOT: 3D STEREO
    SWOT: 3D STEREO

    Studios that have ventured into the 3D stereoscopic business see a lot of potential. More and more newly-produced content is seeing 3D release, including animated features, which has become somewhat o ...

    November 24, 2009

  • SWOT: DIRECTORS' OUTLOOK
    SWOT: DIRECTORS' OUTLOOK

    Thanks to the shaky economic climate, the past year has been a very bumpy ride in Hollywood. Even so, audiences, happy to forget the recession and their financial woes for a couple of hours, headed to ...

    November 24, 2009

  • SWOT: SHOOTING DIGITAL
    SWOT: SHOOTING DIGITAL

    As more and more productions go digital, workflows are becoming increasingly stable, making jittery producers and directors a bit more relaxed about the process — but there are still too many fo ...

    November 24, 2009

Web Exclusives

  • EDITING 'THE LOVELY BONES'
    EDITING 'THE LOVELY BONES'

    With shooting underway more than two years ago, the creative story behind The Lovely Bones has been a long time in the making. Faced with a complex story line, remote editing locations and an extended ...

    December 16, 2009

  • SOUNDS OF THE APOCALYPSE: FOLEY FOR '2012'
    SOUNDS OF THE APOCALYPSE: FOLEY FOR '2012'

    HOLLYWOOD - Thanks to Gary Hecker, the world ends with a bang, not a whimper. Hecker recently served as supervising Foley artist on the new Roland Emmerich film 2012 and, as such, it largely fell to h ...

    December 1, 2009

  • SWOT: ALPHADOGS TURNS THREATS INTO OPPORTUNITIES
    SWOT: ALPHADOGS TURNS THREATS INTO OPPORTUNITIES

    AlphaDogs is a multi-room facility that handles a lot of cable work, particularly reality programming. The studio is posting Project Runway and Models of the Runway, and recently handled color correct ...

    November 25, 2009

  • SWOT: CREW CUTS STAYS NIMBLE
    SWOT: CREW CUTS STAYS NIMBLE

    Crew Cuts has spent the greater part of 2009 building on, and solidifying, its infrastructure in order to maintain a talented, diversified and nimble post production facility.

    November 25, 2009

  • SWOT: EXPANSION TEAMS SEES BETTER BUDGETS ON THE HORIZON
    SWOT: EXPANSION TEAMS SEES BETTER BUDGETS ON THE HORIZON

    Alex Moulton, creative director at Expansion Team in New York City, says creativity doesn't have to suffer because of smaller budgets.

    December 9, 2009

  • SWOT: OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CREATIVITY
    SWOT: OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CREATIVITY

    Alex Lasarenko, creative director at Tonal in New York City, says anytime you can use your creative skills, it presents an opportunity.

    December 9, 2009

  • SWOT: RINGSIDE CREATIVE BECOMES 'INTEGRATED MEDIA STUDIO'
    SWOT: RINGSIDE CREATIVE BECOMES 'INTEGRATED MEDIA STUDIO'

    Two years ago, RingSide Creative made a decision to transition from a “post facility” to an “integrated media studio,” adding print, interactive, music licensing and composing ...

    November 25, 2009

  • SWOT: SUPER 78 SEES OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD
    SWOT: SUPER 78 SEES OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD

    Super 78 is expanding into Asian markets where the demand for special venue media is high. The range of projects includes co-production on 3D-4D attraction films, large format live action films and de ...

    November 25, 2009

  • SWOT: THORNBERG & FORESTER TALKS 'REPURPOSING CONTENT'
    SWOT: THORNBERG & FORESTER TALKS 'REPURPOSING CONTENT'

    Thornberg & Forester recently completed a TV campaign for Efficiency Vermont. This project gave the studio an opportunity to explore re-purposing the characters they designed and created for last year ...

    November 25, 2009

  • SWOT: VALUE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER
    SWOT: VALUE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

    Sean Henry, executive producer at Calabash Animation in Chicago, says clients today expect more bang for the buck.

    December 9, 2009