November 1, 2009

  • 4-Nov-2009
    November 2009

Departments

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: JON WOO - 'RED CLIFF'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: JON WOO - 'RED CLIFF'

    HOLLYWOOD — Director/writer/ producer John Woo was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was four years old. At age 19 he began making experimental films and t ...

    November 4, 2009

  • FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS
    FILE-BASED WORKFLOWS

    In our “Early Intervention” feature this month, LightIron Digital’s Michael Cioni discusses the importance of getting post pros involved early, especially on productions with file-ba ...

    November 3, 2009

  • MAKING IT WORK
    MAKING IT WORK

    At Mindsmack (www.mindsmack.tv) in New York City — which handles broadcast promos and spots, as well as interactive and Web work through its Mindsmack.com business — flexibility is the key ...

    November 3, 2009

  • REVIEW: APPLE'S FINAL CUT PRO 7
    REVIEW: APPLE'S FINAL CUT PRO 7

    In late July, Apple updated its Final Cut Studio package with improved versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor. Sadly, DVD Studio Pro has succumbed to the realm of R ...

    November 3, 2009

  • REVIEW: AVID MEDIA COMPOSER V.3.5
    REVIEW: AVID MEDIA COMPOSER V.3.5

    Those of us who have been editing for a while, remember Avid becoming the “product we love and the company we hate,” starting around the new millennium. With two aggressive leadership chan ...

    November 4, 2009

  • SPECIAL REPORT: AVID LIVES!
    SPECIAL REPORT: AVID LIVES!

    Can re-examination and reinvention breath new life into an old friend?

    November 3, 2009

  • VISUAL EFFECTS: HELPING DISNEY XD'S 'SKYRUNNERS' TAKE OFF
    VISUAL EFFECTS: HELPING DISNEY XD'S 'SKYRUNNERS' TAKE OFF

    AUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — While New Zealand might be known as home of visual effects giant Weta Digital, there is another large VFX entity in the country that keeps just as busy with film, commerci ...

    November 11, 2009

Features

Web Exclusives

  • EDITING: ROLAND EMMERICH'S '2012'
    EDITING: ROLAND EMMERICH'S '2012'

    CULVER CITY - Editor Peter S. Elliot and 1st assistant editor Rob Malina were part of the team that cut Roland Emmerich’s new apocalyptic feature 2012. The film stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet, D ...

    November 16, 2009

  • INSPIRATION: COMPOSITING BRINGS TO LIFE INDY'S HISTORY
    INSPIRATION: COMPOSITING BRINGS TO LIFE INDY'S HISTORY

    Mantra Design's Senior Flame artist Miguel Oldenburg details the studio's recent work on the opening tease for the Indy 500.

    November 4, 2009

  • POST POSITIONS: THE ZEN OF LINEAR ONLINE EDITING
    POST POSITIONS: THE ZEN OF LINEAR ONLINE EDITING

    Ask anyone who is age 30 or less about editing today and they’ll probably impart a deep knowledge of Avid and Final Cut Pro nonlinear systems. Seldom will you hear a word about linear editing.

    November 4, 2009

  • Q&A: IMAGINEER SYSTEMS' ROSS SHAIN
    Q&A: IMAGINEER SYSTEMS' ROSS SHAIN

    Imagineer Systems' chief marketing officer Ross Shain discusses the changing world of VFX, the benefits of desktop tools and what the industry will see from the application provider in the coming mont ...

    November 4, 2009

  • TRANSITIONING FROM SCRIPTED TO UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING
    TRANSITIONING FROM SCRIPTED TO UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING

    After working on indie features in Vancouver, this editor up and moved to New York City, where he used his skills and toolset to create an entirely different genre of programming.

    November 4, 2009

  • WHICH 'PEG FOR POST?
    WHICH 'PEG FOR POST?

    As the world turns to HD, there is an increased focus on quality throughout the production chain. New technologies enable new, distributed workflows. The TV and film industry is looking for remote edi ...

    November 4, 2009