August 1, 2011

  • 8-Aug-2011
    August 2011
    In this issue: 
    - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Captain America: The First Avenger
    Audio for Films
    - Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro — Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
    - Review: Avid Media Composer V.5.5.2 & AJA's IO Express
    - and much more!

Departments

  • 'Captain America: The First Avenger'
    'Captain America: The First Avenger'

    LOS ANGELES — Captain America: The First Avenger tells the story of the iconic World War II comic book character Steve Rogers, who uses guts, gumption and noble courage to gain entry into a top secret ...

    August 3, 2011

  • 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
    'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

    LOS ANGELES — For director Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the ability to create photorealistic chimps was key, and that challenge fell to Wellington, New Zealand-based Weta Digital und ...

    August 8, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'
    Director's Chair: Guillermo Del Toro - 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

    TORONTO — Since bursting onto the scene — and winning the Critic’s Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival for his first feature, Cronos, Mexican writer/director/producer Guillermo del Toro has establi ...

    August 15, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: Technicolor Dreams
    Editor's Letter: Technicolor Dreams

    The executives at Technicolor have been busy little beavers recently. Just prior to going to press for this issue, Technicolor announced the purchase of Hollywood’s LaserPacific from Telecorps, which ...

    August 8, 2011

  • Post Script: An early adopter of FCP X
    Post Script: An early adopter of FCP X

    Chris Duke is an independent producer whose auto-themed how-to programs air on satellite and cable services. Duke Networks (www.duke.net) is based in San Diego and produces Motorz, a half-hour series ...

    August 8, 2011

  • Review: Avid Media Composer V.5.5.2 & AJA's IO Express
    Review: Avid Media Composer V.5.5.2 & AJA's IO Express

    The day has finally come where someone like me — who is always trying to expand his editing skills — no longer has to purchase a used Avid Adrenaline and an old version of Media Composer to really lea ...

    August 8, 2011

Features

  • Compositing Trends
    Compositing Trends

    The work is becoming more sophisticated, and increasingly that sophistication is being required for 3D stereoscopic projects. Sometimes artists start a job not knowing that they will be asked to go st ...

    August 16, 2011

  • DPs & Colorists
    DPs & Colorists

    Technicolor colorist Sam Daley believes that colorists are a “secret weapon” for DPs working “behind the scenes and in the dark.” He calls a colorist “a conduit for the cinematographer. If a cinematog ...

    September 6, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • Pictorion das werk builds pipeline with minimal R&D
    Pictorion das werk builds pipeline with minimal R&D

    DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — With more than 130 artists in six facilities across Germany, Pictorion das werk (www.das-werk.de) is one of the country’s largest providers of post production services for commer ...

    August 16, 2011