December 1, 2010

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    December 2010
    Post's December issue looks at the year ahead. Our SWOT features look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats pros are seeing in the different segments of the market. And our cover story goes into detail on the creation of the new film,Tron:Legacy.

Departments

  • Cover Story: 'Tron: Legacy'
    Cover Story: 'Tron: Legacy'

    HOLLYWOOD — Twenty-eight years after Disney Studios’ pioneering visual effects sci-fi Tron became an indelible part of the cyber-cultural consciousness, Tron: Legacy — a sequel using the latest and gr ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Director's Chair: Gareth Edwards - 'Monsters'
    Director's Chair: Gareth Edwards - 'Monsters'

    NEW YORK — I first met Gareth Edwards, director/writer of the new Magnolia Films offering Monsters, two years ago in Amsterdam during the IBC show. We were sitting next to each other at an Adobe dinne ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
    Director's Chair: Michael Apted - 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

    LONDON — British director Michael Apted has led an interesting double life since moving to Hollywood in the late seventies. While helming such big studio hits as the Academy Award-winning Coal Miner's ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Editor's Letter: What's your outlook on 2011?
    Editor's Letter: What's your outlook on 2011?

    Welcome, once again, to our year-end trends issue where we ask the industry to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. In addition to our SWOTs (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and T ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Post Script: Sound Lounge expands
    Post Script: Sound Lounge expands

    While many studios have behaved cautiously during the shaky economy, NYC’s Sound Lounge is expanding its facility and services, hoping to become more of a full-service audio post house and further gro ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Review: NEC's MultiSync PA271W
    Review: NEC's MultiSync PA271W

    Second only to staring at the walls in my office, I stare at a screen all day, every day. Having been able to review monitors and graphics systems for quite a few years now, I’ve grown accustomed to s ...

    December 6, 2010

Features

  • SWOT: Directors discuss the feature film business
    SWOT: Directors discuss the feature film business

    Despite — or because of — the ongoing grim economic picture, 2010 was a pretty good year for Hollywood. Audiences, happy to forget the recession and their financial woes for a couple of hours, headed ...

    December 6, 2010

Web Exclusives

  • Book Review: 'Avid Agility'
    Book Review: 'Avid Agility'

    I haven't met Steven Cohen, but after reading his book, Avid Agility ($36.88), I feel like I have. Cohen was a pioneer in nonlinear editing, cutting the first studio feature to use Avid ( Lost in Yonk ...

    December 28, 2010

  • Outlook: Dive addresses data management
    Outlook: Dive addresses data management

    As Dive looks towards 2011, we look beyond the digital acquisition format revolution that has changed our industry. New cameras will release with greater expectations in the year ahead.

    December 6, 2010

  • Outlook: Sound Lounge's changing business
    Outlook: Sound Lounge's changing business

    This is an incredibly exciting time to be in our industry. We have transitioned from the traditional television and broadcast era into a truly-digital age, where developing platforms are creating ...

    December 9, 2010

  • Outlook: Splice Here looks toward 2011
    Outlook: Splice Here looks toward 2011

    The landscape of marketing, advertising and entertainment is rapidly evolving, bringing with it a fair amount of confusion and uncertainty. Editorial shops, once strong and vibrant, have been for ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Outlook: Sway sees opportunities on the commercial front
    Outlook: Sway sees opportunities on the commercial front

    For the visual effects industry, 2010 was a year of huge peaks and valleys in terms of projects. A year of feast or famine, with a large influx of work, followed intermittently with slower periods. We ...

    December 6, 2010

  • SWOT: Gnomon on Education
    SWOT: Gnomon on Education

    Gnomon is a brick & mortar institution that teaches approximately 350 students every term. The school specializes in visual effects and videogame design, and was founded in 1997. They also offer o ...

    December 6, 2010

  • SWOT: Zoic on Commercial Editorial
    SWOT: Zoic on Commercial Editorial

    It is fair to say that in today’s world of commercials that rely heavily on visual effects for storytelling purposes, there are a lot more creative people who understand this medium in its entirety th ...

    December 6, 2010

  • The NAS vs. SAN argument
    The NAS vs. SAN argument

    As a former SGI employee (prior to founding Small Tree), I had a great deal of exposure to the SAN/NAS schism that occurred a decade and a half ago. The issue was simple: We could not build NAS machin ...

    December 6, 2010

  • The Sound Library business: a brief history
    The Sound Library business: a brief history

    The evolution of the music library business has been driven by the digital revolution.

    December 6, 2010