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November 1, 2010

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    November 2010
    PICTURE & SOUND RESTORATION: All projects, whether they are old or new, need a little pick-me-up on occasion

    PREPARING FOR 3D STEREO: Before anything is shot, some serious planning has to take place

    CUSTOM SCORES: When you absolutely want something that is unique

    FROM STUDENT TO PRO: Tips from our industry’s newest employees on how to fit in and be professional

    PLUS: DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: Iain Blair interviews Stephen Frears about his new film, Tamara Drewe

Departments

  • Cover Story: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
    Cover Story: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'

    HERTFORDSHIRE, UK — H arry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is J.K. Rowling’s conclusive book seven, transformed into Warner Bros.’ final two-part movie of the Harry Potter saga that reunites director D ...

    November 5, 2010

  • Director's Chair: Stephen Frears - 'Tamara Drewe'
    Director's Chair: Stephen Frears - 'Tamara Drewe'

    HOLLYWOOD — At first glance the long film career of acclaimed British director Stephen Frears might look a little schizophrenic. He’s made big Hollywood studio pictures with big stars, such as Mary Re ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Prepping for a 3D stereo job
    Prepping for a 3D stereo job

    For the team at Sway Studio in Culver City, stereo 3D is more than a business, it’s also a hobby that a number of their creatives are passionate about. Take for example VFX supervisor Aaron Powell: he ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 12
    Review: Maxon Cinema 4D Release 12

    I love companies that continuously push the envelope. Apple and Adobe come quickly to mind. In my opinion, each and every product from those companies get better and better. When Adobe introduced CS5, ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Review: Pixel Farm's PFMatchit
    Review: Pixel Farm's PFMatchit

    Tracking/matchmoving applications have come a long way in the past decade, from internal proprietary tools at major visual effects shops to cost-effective solutions that even the one-man shop can run ...

    October 29, 2010

  • Student, intern, pro
    Student, intern, pro

    Imagine being a college senior during these economic times. The opportunities to work in your area of interest upon graduation are most likely few and far between, but if your area of interest happens ...

    October 29, 2010

Features

  • Preparing for Stereo 3D
    Preparing for Stereo 3D

    Although stereo 3D is gathering momentum it appears to be “a bit like the Wild West” to those getting into it for the first time, according to Seth Henrikson, co-founder of Chicago’s Odd Machine, a hy ...

    November 5, 2010

Web Exclusives

  • Compositing: Stereo 3D vs. 2D
    Compositing: Stereo 3D vs. 2D

    Rob Trent, lead compositor at Asylum (www.asylumfx.com) in Santa Monica, details his experience, including work on a recent Bud Light spot.

    November 3, 2010

  • Disney's 'Tangled'
    Disney's 'Tangled'

    For Disney’s 50th feature animation, the Tangled crew created a CG version of a traditionally-animated film.

    December 1, 2010

  • Dispelling the Myths: 2D to 3D conversion
    Dispelling the Myths: 2D to 3D conversion

    Due to the incredible success of this year’s 3D releases, the studios are enjoying their best box office success in the history of the entertainment industry. As a result, increased attention is being ...

    November 2, 2010

  • Editor Rick Shaine — The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Editor Rick Shaine — The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    Editor Rick Shaine has collaborated with director Michael Apted on multiple feature films, including Enigma, Amazing Grace and Enough. T he Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is thei ...

    December 3, 2010

  • Foundation Content builds new color workflow
    Foundation Content builds new color workflow

    CHICAGO — Foundation Content’s Tom Rovak is an expert when it comes to color; he has used almost every type of color correction product the market has to offer. So when it came time to build an entire ...

    December 2, 2010

  • Production Summit 2010: Navigating tomorrow’s business models
    Production Summit 2010: Navigating tomorrow’s business models

    The demise of middle-budget movies, the push for more, better, cheaper effects, and the outsourcing of the VFX business are just three of the challenges facing visual effects houses in 2010.

    December 1, 2010

  • Storm Studios - 'The Trollhunter'
    Storm Studios - 'The Trollhunter'

    OSLO, NORWAY — Storm Studios (www.stormstudios.no), here, recently created troll characters for the film The Trollhunter, which is being distributed in the US and Europe. The film marks the feature de ...

    November 3, 2010

  • The Modern Composer: staying viable
    The Modern Composer: staying viable

    CALABASAS, CA — In many respects, Joel Goodman is a poster child for the modern composer in a radically-evolving, almost totally-digital industry. Even as the landscape shifts technically and economic ...

    November 1, 2010