July 1, 2011

  • 12-Jul-2011
    July 2011
    In this issue: Thunderbolt Storage, Visual Effects for Films, "Bad Teacher" director Jake Kasdan, "Transformers 3", Audio for Animation, Finding Stock, and a Review of Digital Storm's Protus. Plus much more!

Departments

  • Audio: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
    Audio: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'

    CULVER CITY, CA — When the first Tranformers film was released four years ago, moviegoers were treated to an Earth-based battle for control of the universe between the dastardly Decepticons and heroic ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'
    Director's Chair: Jake Kasdan - 'Bad Teacher'

    HOLLYWOOD — Following in the footsteps of his father, writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, director Jake Kasdan has carved out a successful career bouncing between movies and television, with the focus on ...

    July 12, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: The FCP X reaction
    Editor's Letter: The FCP X reaction

    I have been doing this job for more years than I care to admit, and in all that time I have never seen a reaction to a new product release like the one that has occurred with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

    July 12, 2011

  • Post Script: JVC previews affordable 4K camcorder
    Post Script: JVC previews affordable 4K camcorder

    At the recent SMPTE show and Digital Video Expo East in New York City, JVC hosted a new technology demo for members of the post and production communities, soliciting feedback for a 4K camcorder that ...

    July 12, 2011

Features

  • ILM takes on 'Cowboys & Aliens'
    ILM takes on 'Cowboys & Aliens'

    SAN FRANCISCO — An alien invasion of the Old West. “From the VFX side it doesn’t get any better than a mash-up of the two genres,” says VFX supervisor/2nd unit director Roger Guyett of San Francisco’s ...

    July 13, 2011

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Storage
    Thunderbolt-enabled Storage

    By working together, Intel and Apple were able to bring to market Thunderbolt, a new, high-speed I/O technology that offers bi-directional, dual-channel, 10Gb per second performance using a single cab ...

    July 12, 2011

  • VFX for Films
    VFX for Films

    It’s the season for superheros and the supernatural, as the new crop of summer features comes to a multiplex near you. Visual effects studios, whose modelers, animators and compositors have been toili ...

    July 13, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • AJA's Kona 3 part of 'John Carter' workflow
    AJA's Kona 3 part of 'John Carter' workflow

    BURBANK — AJA Video Systems’s Kona 3 digital video I/O cards are being used by the picture and visual effects editorial teams that are working on Walt Disney Pictures 2012 release, John Carter. The ca ...

    August 2, 2011

  • Education Supplement
    Education Supplement

    October 11, 2011

  • Review: Autodesk 3DS Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2012
    Review: Autodesk 3DS Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2012

    3DS Max 2012 has received an injection of Nitrous. An apt name for the new, accelerated viewport graphics core. Combined with optimizations from improved start-up time to a more responsive scene explo ...

    July 15, 2011

  • Review: CoreMelt's Lock & Load
    Review: CoreMelt's Lock & Load

    In a few short weeks CoreMelt’s Lock & Load motion tracking and stabilization plug-in has become my go-to solution for complex tracking and stabilization needs.

    July 11, 2011

  • Tips: Shooting on DSLRs and editing in Premiere
    Tips: Shooting on DSLRs and editing in Premiere

    Out of the box, DSLR cameras are set-up to perform well for shooting stills, but they require a different approach when shooting video. Here are some tips to make the editing easier in Adobe Premiere ...

    July 12, 2011