September 1, 2011

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    September 2011
    In this issue:
    Audio for Commercials
    News from SIGGRAPH & IBC
    Fright Night director Craig Gillespie
    The Latest in Digital Intermediates
    VFX Houses Opening Overseas
    How Cameras Affect Post
    Review: Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 11
    Review: SmartSound’s Quicktracks
    Shooting USA Network's White Collar 



Departments

  • Cover Story: Shooting USA Network's 'White Collar'
    Cover Story: Shooting USA Network's 'White Collar'

    NEW YORK — Thanks to some competitive tax incentives, the streets of New York are becoming flush with TV and film productions, many of them capturing footage digitally. USA Network’s White Collar, whi ...

    August 30, 2011

  • Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie - 'Fright Night'
    Director's Chair: Craig Gillespie - 'Fright Night'

    HOLLYWOOD — Aussie director Craig Gillespie worked as an award-winning commercial director for 15 years before making his feature debut with 2007’s Mr. Woodcock, but the film’s dark comedy didn’t test ...

    September 2, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: The evolving world of VFX studios
    Editor's Letter: The evolving world of VFX studios

    With 30 years industry experience under her belt, VFX producer Jenny Fulle has seen a lot of changes in the industry.  A few years ago, she looked at the world of visual effects and began to see ...

    September 7, 2011

  • Post Script: Point, counter point
    Post Script: Point, counter point

    Last month, in this space, I reported on editor Chris Duke, who is one of the first Final Cut Pro X users to come out and say great things about the new editing software. Well, that apparently was jus ...

    September 7, 2011

  • Review: Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 11
    Review: Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite 11

    Red Giant has always embraced the little guy, a.k.a., the indie filmmaker. When they first introduced Magic Bullet years ago, I used it on my very first indie film. It made the distributors sit up and ...

    September 7, 2011

  • Review: SmartSound Quicktracks
    Review: SmartSound Quicktracks

    Remember the last time you didn’t have the right tool for the job? How frustrating it was, how much time it took to complete a task that should’ve been fast and easy? I would imagine you have a lot of ...

    September 7, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • Eden FX details 'Teen Wolf' work
    Eden FX details 'Teen Wolf' work

    SANTA MONIC A — Eden FX (www.edenfx.com) completed all the visual effects for the first season of the MTV dramatic series, Teen Wolf, including the season finale. VFX supervisor, John Gross and the te ...

    September 30, 2011

  • The ARRIRAW/Codex workflow
    The ARRIRAW/Codex workflow

    The success of Arri’s Alexa film-style camera, at least in terms of big-budget film production, has been well documented. Introduced a little more than a year ago, it is currently being used on more t ...

    September 27, 2011

  • VFX: 'Shark Nights 3D'
    VFX: 'Shark Nights 3D'

    SAN FRANCISCO — Reliance Media Works and a handful of vendors from around the globe createded 100 complex water and shark shots for the new horror flick Shark Nights 3D. Directed by David Ellis and re ...

    September 7, 2011