January 1, 2011

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    January 2011

    POST¹S TOP OSCAR PICKS
    ­ — Once again, our editorial team weighs in on who might get the gold this year

    VFX IN SPOTS —­ Thanks to DVRs, visual effects in commercials have to grab viewers in different ways than before

    INDIE AUDIO — ­ Making sure that independent films don¹t sound that way

    AD WORLD ­— Brands are reaching clients in myriad new ways, and agencies and post companies need to be up for the challenge


Departments

  • Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's  'Another Year'
    Director's Chair: Mike Leigh's 'Another Year'

    HOLLYWOOD — For the past 40 years, since his aptly-named 1971 feature debut Bleak Moments, British director Mike Leigh has amassed a body of work — including Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, All Or Nothing ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Editing 'Life In A Day'
    Editing 'Life In A Day'

    LONDON — What if Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald, each armed with directing Oscars, entrusted shooting their new film to literally thousands of unknowns? And what if they also distributed hundreds of ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Editing 'The Green Hornet'
    Editing 'The Green Hornet'

    CULVER CITY, CA — Veteran editor Michael Tronick and his editing team have taken on the task of helping director Michel Gondry bring the Green Hornet and his trusty sidekick Cato to the big screen. Wh ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: Who will get Oscar's attention?
    Editor's Letter: Who will get Oscar's attention?

    I’d like to begin this column with a hearty, Happy New Year! Let’s hope that 2011 finds more studios hosting more work in 2011. While we lost some great ones, most recently Asylum VFX, we have seen so ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Post Script: SeamBi creates new ad opportunities
    Post Script: SeamBi creates new ad opportunities

    SeamBi has developed technology that enables brands to seamlessly integrate their product or message into finished television content. The technology is DVR-proof, and, unlike traditional spots, canno ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Review: Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X
    Review: Autodesk Smoke for Mac OS X

    The world of production and post is now radically different from five years ago. Back in the day, we had standard definition TV and film. You had Digi Beta and film cans. Now, thanks to the digital re ...

    January 3, 2011

  • Review: FrameForge Previz Studio 3
    Review: FrameForge Previz Studio 3

    Every now and then one may come across a piece of software that is very useful and a lot fun to use. FrameForge Previz Studio 3 caught my eye because it seemed like an application I’d like to spend an ...

    January 3, 2011

Features

  • Pipeline and Tools: Part I
    Pipeline and Tools: Part I

    Most cinema pros make a life at a unique niche of the film pipeline process. For shooters, editors or VFX designers, the zone of artist responsibility does not usually bridge the entire workflow spect ...

    January 5, 2011

  • Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold
    Post's Best Bets For Oscar Gold

    Maybe it’s an illustration of that old saw, ‘Out of sight, out of mind,’ or maybe it’s just human nature to pay most attention to what’s right in front of us. Either way, the biggest number of Academy ...

    January 4, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • Audio For Indies: 'The Ledge'
    Audio For Indies: 'The Ledge'

    The Ledge director Matthew Chapman on the PostDigital stage.

    January 3, 2011

  • Audio For Indies: 'Waiting For Superman'
    Audio For Indies: 'Waiting For Superman'

    Waiting for Superman was mixed on Stage 6 on the Warner Bros. Post Production Sound campus in Hollywood.

    January 3, 2011

  • Editing HDSLR files natively may not be a smart idea
    Editing HDSLR files natively may not be a smart idea

    With the wild success of HDSLR cameras from both Canon and Nikon, there is a renewed interest in editing H.264 media natively, using the video files that are transferred directly from the camera into ...

    January 28, 2011

  • Shooting 3D on a 2D budget
    Shooting 3D on a 2D budget

    TORONTO — Wildlife filmmaker Adam Ravetch has spent two decades documenting the details of animals’ lives in the far corners of the earth. He is one of just a handful of filmmakers who have shot benea ...

    January 28, 2011

  • VFX: 'The Fighter'
    VFX: 'The Fighter'

    SANTA MONICA - Comen VFX (www.comenvfx.com) served as the sole visual effects house for the feature film The Fighter, directed by David O. Russell. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as boxer “Irish” Micky ...

    January 4, 2011

  • Why are new film labs being built?
    Why are new film labs being built?

    These days, the future of motion picture film is the subject of much debate throughout the global TV and movie industry. There are many commercial interests and technology issues to take into account. ...

    January 3, 2011