April 1, 2012

  • 5-Apr-2012
    April 2012
    In this issue:
    - Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — John Carter
    - VFX For TV
    - Audio For TV
    Alcatraz VFX
    - Getting Started In The Post Business
    - Review: Avid Media Composer 6
    - Review: Apple Final Cut Pro 10.0.3
    - and much more!

Departments

  • Bits & Pieces: Wallenda short is big on VFX
    Bits & Pieces: Wallenda short is big on VFX

    LOS ANGELES — Rareform Pictures (www.rareformpictures.com) completed work on a VFX-heavy short about Karl Wallenda and his first high-wire performance. Wallenda is currently making its way through the ...

    April 9, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'
    Director's Chair: Andrew Stanton — 'John Carter'

    HOLLYWOOD — The line between live action and animation is becomingly increasingly blurred these days, with some very high-profile cross-fertilization going on. After directing the first three films in ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Editor's Letter: Getting Started
    Editor's Letter: Getting Started

    The legacy of Star Wars just keeps on giving. Not only were the films blockbusters, they set a new standard for filmmaking and set an entire generation on a path to filmmaking.

    April 4, 2012

  • Post Positions: Archive now for later
    Post Positions: Archive now for later

    Preservation and archiving have a checkered reputation in the post production world. There is a perception that archiving kills efficiency and productivity. As a result, production workflows tend not ...

    April 24, 2012

  • Post Script: NLE Battles
    Post Script: NLE Battles

    I recently moderated a panel at the SXSW show in Austin, TX. The topic focused on pros who made the switch from Apple’s Final Cut Pro to Adobe’s Premiere Pro, and in each case were using Dell workstat ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Review: Avid Media Composer 6
    Review: Avid Media Composer 6

    The first thing I noticed when opening the app is that it looked familiar. Very familiar. Sure there were new shaded lines in the bins, but the initial appearance was that of the same editor we know a ...

    April 4, 2012

  • Review: Final Cut Pro 10.0.3
    Review: Final Cut Pro 10.0.3

    In my opinion, Apple prematurely released Final Cut Pro X this past June. That’s pretty much why I didn’t opt to review it for Post until now.  It just wasn’t ready for prime time.  Nor was ...

    March 28, 2012

Features

  • On-Set Post
    On-Set Post

    Post production today is no longer a discrete process practiced off-set after production has wrapped. Instead, post often begins on-set with a workflow designed to enhance creativity while production ...

    April 24, 2012

  • VFX for TV Series
    VFX for TV Series

    Artists working on visual effects for television series take pride in both the quality of their work and the efficiencies they’ve achieved to get results in such a short timeframe. Jim Clark of Hive F ...

    April 9, 2012

Web Exclusives

  • 'The Pirates' employs Baselight for grading
    'The Pirates' employs Baselight for grading

    LONDON — Academy Award winning animation studio Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit) recently returned to theaters with the swashbuckling adventure The Pirates! In an Ad ...

    May 1, 2012

  • Editing: 'The Three Stooges'
    Editing: 'The Three Stooges'

    NEW YORK — The culmination of a 12-year odyssey, The Three Stooges is a testament to the tenacity of co-directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Sam Seig served as editor on the project and reports the pro ...

    April 10, 2012

  • IMG Media employs centralized storage
    IMG Media employs centralized storage

    IMG Media is the world’s largest independent distributor of sports programming, distributing over 20,000 hours of content to major global broadcasters annually. This content originates from more than ...

    March 28, 2012

  • Review: AJA's Io XT
    Review: AJA's Io XT

    Haven't you always wanted to be able to take your AJA Kona card wrap it up and put it in your pocket and be off jet- setting around with your MacBook Pro and your camera of choice?

    May 4, 2012

  • Review: Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro V.3
    Review: Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro V.3

    Imagineer Systems released Mocha Pro 3.0.0 with a bunch of new features that will make many of their customers happy as they meet their most urgent demands: On the management side, a layer tree system ...

    April 11, 2012