February 1, 2012

  • 2-Feb-2012
    February 2012
    In this issue:

    - Cover Story: Act of Valor
    - Posting Reality TV Programs
    - Using Social Media
    - Director's Chair: David Cronenberg — A Dangerous Method
    - Reviews: Glyph and Shure gear

    And much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'
    Director's Chair: David Cronenberg - 'A Dangerous Method'

    HOLLYWOOD — Since his first, aptly-titled 1975 feature Shivers, writer-director David Cronenberg has produced a uniquely-personal body of work, including The Fly, Dead Ringers, Scanners, Crash, A Hist ...

    January 27, 2012

  • Editor's Letter: Embracing social media
    Editor's Letter: Embracing social media

    If you own a business, have a hobby or even a remotely curious bone in your body, chances are you have an established social media presence or you visit them from time to time. Heck, my 80-year-old fa ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Post Script: Aardman's art of stop-motion
    Post Script: Aardman's art of stop-motion

    Director Peter Lord, founder of the UK-based, Oscar-winning Aardman Animations, was in NYC recently to promote his latest film for Sony, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which stars the voice talents of ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Review: Glyph GPT50 external hard drive
    Review: Glyph GPT50 external hard drive

    Working in the fast and furious world of post does not allow for fumbling. As an assistant editor working on reality TV shows, I constantly use external hard drives for transferring tapeless media, ba ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Review: Shure KSM42 microphone
    Review: Shure KSM42 microphone

    hure long ago reached the point where one wouldn’t expect them to do anything rash or ill-advised. They have a sterling reputation that has been cultivated and maintained since 1925, which is forever- ...

    February 2, 2012

Features

  • Cover Story: 'Act of Valor'
    Cover Story: 'Act of Valor'

    CULVER CITY, CA — Act of Valor is the first dramatic feature film from stunt men and documentary directors Scott Waugh and Mike “Mouse” McCoy. By mixing “reality-style” storytelling, video-gaming sens ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Getting Engaged With Social Media
    Getting Engaged With Social Media

    There is no more denying. There is no more avoiding. While some went kicking and screaming into the world of social networking, most have gotten past the gratuitous sharing (you got new shoes? awesome ...

    February 14, 2012

  • Reality TV
    Reality TV

    For many, reality TV is a guilty pleasure. Television viewers love the unscripted nature of the genre, the (perceived) unpredictability and the chance that anything can (and sometimes does) happen.

    February 16, 2012

  • Test Spots
    Test Spots

    Test commercials have come a long way from the days when animation stands were used to shoot storyboards and the resulting quick-turnaround animatics were presented to focus groups to determine which ...

    February 21, 2012

  • Unsung Audio Gear
    Unsung Audio Gear

    Luke Skywalker had C-3PO. B.B. King had his guitar, Lucille. Elvis had the Shure 55S. Dr. Edward Morbius had Robby the Robot. Throughout history, and fiction, technology has lent itself to being a fai ...

    February 23, 2012

Web Exclusives

  • Technicolor-Postworks posts 'Not My Life'
    Technicolor-Postworks posts 'Not My Life'

    NEW YORK — Technicolor-PostWorks New York (www.technicolorpwny.com) recently completed post production work on Not My Life a powerful and profoundly moving documentary about the problem of modern-day ...

    February 2, 2012

  • Tutorial: Avid DS Basic Color Balancing
    Tutorial: Avid DS Basic Color Balancing

    HD and D-cinema Consultant Igor Ridanovic presents an Avid DS tutorial on basic color balancing using a custom preset.

    January 27, 2012

  • Tutorial: Figure|53's Streamers
    Tutorial: Figure|53's Streamers

    Composer Kurt Oldman explains how his use of Figure|53's Streamers application ($399) helps deal with picture changes that occur while he's working on an original score.

    January 27, 2012

  • Unsung Audio Gear: Dolby's Media Meter 2
    Unsung Audio Gear: Dolby's Media Meter 2

    Ron DiCesare is the senior recording engineer at New York City’s Ultra-Sound (www.napny.com), a boutique audio post company that provides editing, mixing, voice-over recording, sound design, and music ...

    January 30, 2012

  • Wexler aims to improve Reality TV workflows
    Wexler aims to improve Reality TV workflows

    BURBANK — Equipment rental house/tech service provider Wexler Video is currently providing production and post production gear for more than a dozen reality series, including The Amazing Race, Jersey ...

    February 3, 2012