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Departments

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: HOYT YEATMAN - 'G-FORCE'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: HOYT YEATMAN - 'G-FORCE'

    HOLLYWOOD — The plot of G-Force may sound silly — an elite team of talking guinea pigs are trained as spies by the US government — but producer Jerry Bruckheimer has the Midas touch, and the 3D live-a ...

    August 24, 2009

  • LEARNING THE NEW 'STUDIO'
    LEARNING THE NEW 'STUDIO'

    Apple's new Final Cut Studio package has sparked a lot of activity from manufacturers of companion and plug-in products. But just as active is the area of training, and in recent weeks, providers have ...

    August 24, 2009

  • LOOKING FOR WORK
    LOOKING FOR WORK

    Graduating from college always comes with a range of emotions — the two biggies are excitement and fear. And,  sadly, these days with the economy being the way it is and the job market so tight, ...

    August 24, 2009

  • REVIEW: PUGET SYSTEMS' GENESIS WORKSTATION
    REVIEW: PUGET SYSTEMS' GENESIS WORKSTATION

    "I'm going back to PC, to PC, to PC." My own version of LL Cool J's "Going Back to Cali" was unbelievably playing in my head. You see, ever since I left the PC world after 10 years as a fan and user a ...

    August 24, 2009

  • SPECIAL REPORT: STEPHEN COLBERT REPORTS ON IRAQ
    SPECIAL REPORT: STEPHEN COLBERT REPORTS ON IRAQ

    The host of The Colbert Report credits his staff with making the show's tour to Iraq a good one.

    August 24, 2009

Features

  • AUDIO FOR COMMERCIALS
    AUDIO FOR COMMERCIALS

    Pros working on audio for commercials today will tell you their creative contributions help to bring in work, even more so than the latest equipment or the ability to offer packaged services.

    September 1, 2009

  • USING CAMERAS IN POST
    USING CAMERAS IN POST

    HD video cameras and digital SLRs have become part of the toolset for VFX and Flame artists and CG designers and animators who need a quick, efficient way to capture live-action elements to manipulate ...

    August 24, 2009

  • VFX FOR FILMS
    VFX FOR FILMS

    Visual effects people's job is to trick you. And today some of the best effects are the subtlest. Add to that sleek new workflows and capturing lots of stills for plates and you're looking at the curr ...

    August 24, 2009

Web Exclusives

  • FMC: 15 YEARS OF TRAINING
    FMC: 15 YEARS OF TRAINING

    NEW YORK - Future Media Concepts (www.fmctraining.com) turns 15 this year and unlike a budding young teenager, their development has been far from awkward. By taking advantage of the emergent digital ...

    August 25, 2009

  • INDEPENDENT DOC BRINGS ATTENTION TO HOMELESS VETERANS
    INDEPENDENT DOC BRINGS ATTENTION TO HOMELESS VETERANS

    SAN DIEGO, CA - The Invisible Ones: Homeless Combat Veterans, (www.theinvisibleones.org) is a 42-minute documentary that my partner, Mark Schulze, and I made after attending a Stand Down (www.vvsd.net ...

    August 25, 2009

  • POLYGON HELPS PROMOTE UPCOMING 'HALO' GAME
    POLYGON HELPS PROMOTE UPCOMING 'HALO' GAME

    SAN RAFAEL - Polygon Entertainment (www.polygonentertainment.com) created a :60 high definition promo designed to build excitement for the 2010 release of the next Halo videogame. Bungie's Halo: Reach ...

    August 25, 2009

  • REVIEW: DIGITAL JUICE'S VIDEO TRAXX HD & COMPOSITOR'S TOOLKIT
    REVIEW: DIGITAL JUICE'S VIDEO TRAXX HD & COMPOSITOR'S TOOLKIT

    Many graphics artists think stock footage is just for editors. They're wrong. Carefully placed stock footage can set your edits and composites above and beyond the competition.

    September 2, 2009

  • VFX: 'INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS'
    VFX: 'INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS'

    As a filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino is a dedicated purist. He likes practical special effects, especially for a raw, blood-and-guts story set in WWII France like Inglourious Basterds - not a lot of digi ...

    August 24, 2009