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July 1, 2012

  • 9-Jul-2012
    July 2012
    In this issue:

    - Ted: Tippett and Iloura create this foul-mouthed, photoreal bear
    - The Amazing Spider-Man: VFX & post
    - Director's Chair: Len Wiseman — Total Recall
    - Audio for New Media
    - Stereo 3D Visual Effects
    - Review: Avid Pro Tools 10
    - And much more!!

Departments

  • Cover Story: 'Ted'
    Cover Story: 'Ted'

    Bringing a child’s teddy bear to life might sound like a warm and fuzzy VFX assignment, but Ted, the brainchild of the multi-talented Seth MacFarlane, of Family Guy and American Dad fame, is like no o ...

    July 6, 2012

  • Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'
    Director's Chair: Len Wiseman - 'Total Recall'

    HOLLYWOOD — Director/writer/producer Len Wiseman, who began his career as a storyboard and conceptual artist as well as an art department assistant on such Roland Emmerich blockbusters as Independence ...

    July 2, 2012

  • Edit Fest 2012: Pros discuss their inspiration
    Edit Fest 2012: Pros discuss their inspiration

    NEW YORK — Edit Fest NY took place last month at the Director’s Guild of America offices here. The conference was attended by editors, assistant editors, directors and producers looking to expand thei ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Editor's Letter: Pros weigh in on the new MacBook Pro
    Editor's Letter: Pros weigh in on the new MacBook Pro

    Last month Apple introduced what they are calling an “all-new” MacBook Pro with a 15-inch Retina display. It offers Flash storage and third-generation quad-core Intel processors.

    July 9, 2012

  • Post Script: FX Networks details branding strategy
    Post Script: FX Networks details branding strategy

    Last month, we looked at studios that specialize in “broadcast design.” I recently had a chance to connect with the folks at FX Networks, which faces a constant challenge in attracting viewers to its ...

    July 9, 2012

Features

  • Audio for New Media
    Audio for New Media

    “It doesn’t take a Super Bowl-sized budget to reach a Super Bowl-sized audience,” says Jason Berger of Kids At Play, a one-stop production company that specializes in digital video production. With a ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Storage for VFX
    Storage for VFX

    As visual effects shots continue to grow in complexity, and more and more are created for stereo 3D content, the demands on storage systems increase. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of storage soluti ...

    August 13, 2012

Web Exclusives

  • Dell's new mobile workstations
    Dell's new mobile workstations

    Dell (www.dell.com/precision) recently released three high-end mobile workstations: M4700, M6700 and the M6700 Covet models that post professionals will appreciate for their portability, with virtuall ...

    July 30, 2012

  • Dude, WTF?
    Dude, WTF?

    On Wednesday, July 25, the Hollywood Post Alliance’s Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG) presented the topic “On-set Dailies: WTF? (or What’s the Flow)” at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Studio Cit ...

    August 8, 2012

  • Open House: Oishii defines 'delicious'
    Open House: Oishii defines 'delicious'

    LOS ANGELES — You may wonder what sushi has to do with Oishii Creative’s (www.oishiicreative.com) approach as a creative agency. Oishii is Japanese for “delicious” — a word, which this studio has rede ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Review: Glidetrack Hybrid HD
    Review: Glidetrack Hybrid HD

    It is common for moviemakers and video producers to use sliders with interviews and other scenes that show little action. The motion produced by slowly sliding the video camera along a rail adds visua ...

    July 2, 2012

  • Solid Facilities Are Key to a Prosperous VFX Industry
    Solid Facilities Are Key to a Prosperous VFX Industry

    The visual effects and digital animation communities are in the enviable position of witnessing the positive impact of VFX on the box office. We are seeing profits rise continually, with a movie like ...

    July 9, 2012

  • Tutorial: Reallusion's iClone animation pipeline
    Tutorial: Reallusion's iClone animation pipeline

    The deadline is looming and the team is already overloaded. Long hours and late nights with frayed nerves are the norm and as production manager you’ve just been given additional scenes to complete. A ...

    July 20, 2012