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Departments

  • 'AVATAR' INTRODUCES A NEW ERA IN FILMMAKING
    'AVATAR' INTRODUCES A NEW ERA IN FILMMAKING

    James Cameron and the film’s editors discuss the process.

    January 7, 2010

  • 'AVATAR' MAKES USE OF ADOBE'S CREATIVE SUITE
    'AVATAR' MAKES USE OF ADOBE'S CREATIVE SUITE

    HOLLYWOOD — There’s an adage in Hollywood that there’s making the movie and there’s getting the movie made. It’s debatable which is harder, but one can’t happen wit ...

    January 19, 2010

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: JAMES CAMERON - 'AVATAR'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: JAMES CAMERON - 'AVATAR'

    HOLLYWOOD — It’s been 12 long years since James Cameron’s last feature film, a little production called Titanic, lived up to its name and all the hype, conquering the world and every ...

    December 28, 2009

  • EDIT THIS!: CHRIS NELSON ON CUTTING 'LOST' & 'MAD MEN'
    EDIT THIS!: CHRIS NELSON ON CUTTING 'LOST' & 'MAD MEN'

    BURBANK — Christopher Nelson, ACE, has what many would consider a dream job. During the summer he's editing AMC's Emmy Award-winning Mad Men, and in the winter he turns his attention to the phen ...

    December 23, 2009

  • FINCHER'S 'THE SOCIAL NETWORK' EMPLOYS DATACENTRIC WORKFLOW
    FINCHER'S 'THE SOCIAL NETWORK' EMPLOYS DATACENTRIC WORKFLOW

    STUDIO CITY, CA — David Fincher, the director of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac and Fight Club, is using a new data management system for his latest project The Social Network, whic ...

    January 29, 2010

  • NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
    NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

    Welcome to 2010… a brand-spanking, shiny new decade. I have high hopes for the industry this year.

    December 23, 2009

  • REVIEW: AJA'S KI PRO
    REVIEW: AJA'S KI PRO

    With this unit, the traditional I/O process can disappear.

    December 23, 2009

  • REVIEW: MAXON CINEMA 4D R11.5
    REVIEW: MAXON CINEMA 4D R11.5

    With a host of new features, this upgrade should really be called R12.

    December 23, 2009

  • SMOKE COMES TO THE MAC
    SMOKE COMES TO THE MAC

    In mid-December, Autodesk released Smoke on the Mac, a software-only application that offers tools for editorial finishing, conforming, tracking, stabilizing, 2D/3D text, 3D compositing, color correct ...

    December 23, 2009

Features

  • ADVERTISING'S CHANGING EQUATION
    ADVERTISING'S CHANGING EQUATION

    Technology and the economy play major roles in what agencies and post houses can do while client expectations remain as high as ever.

    January 7, 2010

Web Exclusives

  • 'AVATAR': INSIGHT FROM LEAD VIRTUAL CAMERA OPERATOR DAVID STRIPINIS
    'AVATAR': INSIGHT FROM LEAD VIRTUAL CAMERA OPERATOR DAVID STRIPINIS

    The recently-released, groundbreaking production of Avatar routinely required new techniques to be invented — sometimes on the fly — to fulfill director James Cameron’s uncompromisin ...

    December 29, 2009

  • OPEN HOUSE: BAD ANIMALS - 10 YEARS AFTER THE BUY-OUT
    OPEN HOUSE: BAD ANIMALS - 10 YEARS AFTER THE BUY-OUT

    SEATTLE - When Mike McAuliffe, Dave Howe and Tom McGurk started to kick around the idea of buying Bad Animals (www.badanimals.com), the thing that intrigued them the most was the opportunity to reshap ...

    December 28, 2009

  • OPEN HOUSE: NEW HAT'S NEW APPROACH TO COLOR GRADING
    OPEN HOUSE: NEW HAT'S NEW APPROACH TO COLOR GRADING

    SANTA MONICA, CA - New Hat is more than the name of a boutique-sized color grading facility that launched in Santa Monica in 2008 — it’s also the way it does business. The company is deter ...

    December 28, 2009

  • PLUG-INS HELP RALLY CROWD AT LANDSHARK STADIUM
    PLUG-INS HELP RALLY CROWD AT LANDSHARK STADIUM

    MIAMI — When the energy level at LandShark Stadium starts to dip a bit, Brendan Nieto, senior manager of production and programming for the Miami Dolphins, knows how to amp-up the crowd. Nieto and his ...

    January 5, 2010