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July 1, 2009

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Departments

  • ANIMATION: 'THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN'
    ANIMATION: 'THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN'

    Keeping Spider-Man moving with classic squash-and-stretch animation.

    July 9, 2009

  • COVER STORY: 'HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE'
    COVER STORY: 'HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE'

    SAN FRANCISCO - The climactic sequence in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the most (if not the most) complex compositions of live actors, greenscreen, CG characters, environment, simu ...

    July 13, 2009

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: SAM RAIMI - 'DRAG ME TO HELL'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: SAM RAIMI - 'DRAG ME TO HELL'

    HOLLYWOOD — After directing the blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, Sam Raimi has returned to his horror roots with Drag Me To Hell, which he also co-wrote with his brother Ivan.

    July 13, 2009

  • FIGHTING FOR PRODUCTIONS
    FIGHTING FOR PRODUCTIONS

    In an effort to curb runaway production to Canada, individual states have become more aggressive with tax incentives for producers. States that haven't typically been thought of as go-to's for shoots, ...

    July 9, 2009

  • REVIEW: AUTODESK MAYA 2009
    REVIEW: AUTODESK MAYA 2009

    This version of the software puts more power in the hands of the little guy.

    July 13, 2009

  • ROBERT REDFORD'S BRAND IDENTITY
    ROBERT REDFORD'S BRAND IDENTITY

    Last month, the Promax|BDA show took place in New York City, giving broadcast designers an opportunity to network and take in presentations from many notables in the field. One of the program's high p ...

    July 9, 2009

  • SHOOTING DIGITAL: 'SOUTHLAND'
    SHOOTING DIGITAL: 'SOUTHLAND'

    GLENDALE, CA — John Wells' new crime drama, Southland, is one of the latest primetime series to shoot with the Red camera. Recently picked up for a second season, the first season's six episodes were ...

    July 9, 2009

Features

  • AUDIO FOR ANIMATION
    AUDIO FOR ANIMATION

    Creating soundscapes for these imaginary worlds.

    July 13, 2009

  • GREENSCREEN TIPS
    GREENSCREEN TIPS

    Whether you are directing, supervising or compositing a greenscreen shoot, you know that certain rules need to be followed to keep the post pain to minimum. The garbage in, garbage out adage applies.

    July 13, 2009

  • STARZ EMPLOYS ATTO STORAGE ON ANIMATED FEATURES
    STARZ EMPLOYS ATTO STORAGE ON ANIMATED FEATURES

    TORONTO — At Starz Animation Toronto (www.starzanimation.com), a high-end TV and feature film CG animation house, Atto’s direct-attached fibre HBA cards are used for high-bandwidth di ...

    September 14, 2009

  • STORAGE FOR VFX
    STORAGE FOR VFX

    With post houses and studios handling massive amounts of visual effects data for projects ranging from high definition spots to 2K and 4K feature films, demands run high for storage solutions that off ...

    July 14, 2009

  • TRENDS: STOCK FOOTAGE
    TRENDS: STOCK FOOTAGE

    Stock footage libraries are offering more unique and innovative clips and longform assets than ever before to meet customers' demands for footage that helps tell stories from beginning to end and buil ...

    July 17, 2009

Web Exclusives

  • STOCK FOOTAGE: ARTBEATS RESPONDS TO TRENDS
    STOCK FOOTAGE: ARTBEATS RESPONDS TO TRENDS

    Stock footage has become ubiquitous. It is as likely to pop up in a feature film as it is in broadcast news, commercials, corporate videos or the Internet. As a result, trends in stock footage are sha ...

    July 23, 2009

  • WORKFLOW: 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'
    WORKFLOW: 'DANCING WITH THE STARS'

    The reality of Hollywood rarely meets the suspension of disbelief that its shows and output required for audience consumption. Nowhere is that clearer than in the post production of a show like Dancin ...

    August 21, 2009

  • WORKFLOW: 'TRACEY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE UNION'
    WORKFLOW: 'TRACEY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE UNION'

    Tracey Ullman's State of the Union is shooting with the Red One in 4K and uses Avid solutions for a complete HD workflow.

    July 13, 2009