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November 1, 2011

  • 9-Nov-2011
    November 2011
    In This Issue:

    - Cover Story: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    - Director's Chair — Alexander Payne: The Descendents
    - Prepared for Post
    - Transitioning from Student to Pro
    - Custom Scores
    - Restoration
    - Review: Autodesk Smoke 2012 SP2 for Mac OS X
    - Review: HP's Elitebook 8560w

    And much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'
    Director's Chair: Alexander Payne: 'The Descendants'

    HOLLYWOOD — Over the past 15 years, since his 1996 feature debut Citizen Ruth, director/writer Alexander Payne has created a small but potent body of work, including Sideways (which won him the ’05 Os ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: Getting a leg up
    Editor's Letter: Getting a leg up

    Things are tough out there for young people looking to find a job after college, and our industry is no exception. There are tons of talented students currently studying away at schools with a special ...

    November 9, 2011

  • In the Mix: AMC's Hell on Wheels
    In the Mix: AMC's Hell on Wheels

    HOLLYWOOD — AMC, the network that hosts the critically acclaimed Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has a new series determined to wow viewers and critics alike: Hell on Wheels, which premieres this month.

    November 15, 2011

  • Post Script: Avid gets busy
    Post Script: Avid gets busy

    Avid’s been busy in recent weeks with several new announcements regarding the company’s pro audio and video editing products. In mid-October, in conjunction with the annual AES show, the company intro ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Review: Autodesk Smoke 2012 SP2 for Mac OS X
    Review: Autodesk Smoke 2012 SP2 for Mac OS X

    It’s not every day that a new version of software equally excites new users and long-time artists. Autodesk has done just that with the release of Autodesk Smoke 2012, which features a complete revamp ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Review: HP's Elitebook 8560w
    Review: HP's Elitebook 8560w

    Portability is becoming more important to me, but workability is still king. Whether I’m working a job with lots of CG elements or on set working a shoot and need to quickly previz work to show the pr ...

    November 9, 2011

Features

  • Cover Story: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
    Cover Story: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

    HOLLYWOOD — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is director David Fincher’s take on the international best-selling novel by the late Stieg Larsson, who wrote two other books about the troubled heroine Lis ...

    November 9, 2011

  • Prepared for Post
    Prepared for Post

    Do you need to combine two totally different performances of the same actor — shot at different speeds and frame rates, playing back in slow motion and in realtime — into the same scene? Or, are you t ...

    November 9, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • Prepping for 3D post
    Prepping for 3D post

    SANTA MONICA — Maneuvering through post pipelines today can be more challenging than ever, and when a stereoscopic release is part of the equation it’s even more so.

    November 16, 2011