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April 1, 2013

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    April 2013
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    - Getting Started In Post
    - TV Sound & Visual Effects
    - On-Set Solutions
    - Reviews:  Altermedia’s Studio Suite X;  HP’s z820 Red Edition workstation and Nikon’s D800 SLR camera
    ...and much more!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Tom Hooper — 'Les Miserables'
    Director's Chair: Tom Hooper — 'Les Miserables'

    HOLLYWOOD — British director Tom Hooper and The King’s Speech, his film about the true-life story of the stuttering King George VI and his Aussie speech therapist, swept the Oscars in 2011, with the f ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Editing: 'Olympus Has Fallen'
    Editing: 'Olympus Has Fallen'

    LOS ANGELES — Wildfire Post Production Studios (www.wildfirepost.com) provided sound design and mixing services for Millennium Films’, Olympus Has Fallen. The studio also hosted picture editor John Re ...

    March 28, 2013

  • Editor's Letter: Game Plan: NAB
    Editor's Letter: Game Plan: NAB

    As part of my training for NAB 2013, I’ve deprived myself of water and lip balm for long periods of time, been eating breath mints for lunch and dinner, and have been hitting my heels with a hammer. H ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Post Script: The GPU Technology Conference
    Post Script: The GPU Technology Conference

    I attended the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose in March, which promotes awareness of the value of GPU computing. The conference/exhibition had a heavy focus on research and education, with ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Review: AlterMedia’s Studio Suite X
    Review: AlterMedia’s Studio Suite X

    It starts with yelling, screaming, cursing and finger pointing, followed by occasional chair throwing. No, I’m not talking about my family reunion, but the everyday scene in most post facilities when ...

    April 16, 2013

  • Review: HP's z820 Red Edition Workstation
    Review: HP's z820 Red Edition Workstation

    Have you ever worked on a multimedia workstation that felt about five, seven or even 10 years too old for the masterpiece you are creating? Then it’s time for you to upgrade your ride, because the day ...

    April 3, 2013

  • Review: Nikon D-800 DSLR camera
    Review: Nikon D-800 DSLR camera

    When you need to put a nail into a board, you need a hammer. There are so many different types of nails for so many different types of boards and materials and, as a result, a great many hammers to ch ...

    April 15, 2013

Features

  • Audio for TV Series
    Audio for TV Series

    We are a creative bunch, and the reality of our work is tight deadlines. The trick is to keep a balance between working quickly but carefully without sacrificing creativity. So how do we do that?  ...

    April 18, 2013

  • How Pros Got Their Start
    How Pros Got Their Start

    When you look back at what inspired you to do the job you have today, what do you see? Last year when I first tackled this story, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark came up often. This year, it’s a ...

    April 3, 2013

Web Exclusives

  • Getting Started: Heard City's Cory Melious
    Getting Started: Heard City's Cory Melious

    I got interested in audio when I was a kid. My parents gave me one of those tan & white Fisher Price record players and I used to just sit there and listen to kids songs all day. I also had this l ...

    April 15, 2013

  • Getting Started: Poetica's David Elkins
    Getting Started: Poetica's David Elkins

    David Elkins is a well sought-after visual effects artist, whose reel boasts graphic elements that are both staggeringly beautiful and wildly fantastical. It’s no wonder then that the artist’s earlies ...

    April 15, 2013

  • Red Giant's BulletProof: A media wrangler for the rest of us
    Red Giant's BulletProof: A media wrangler for the rest of us

    The folks at Red Giant, creators of sexy VFX plug-ins and filmmakers themselves, have come up with a clever piece of software called BulletProof that gives you many of the advantages of an on-set data ...

    April 16, 2013

  • Review: Nugen Audio's VisLM loudness meter
    Review: Nugen Audio's VisLM loudness meter

    God, I love a good meter. Who doesn’t, really? You know how sometimes you get all insecure and weird about a mix you’ve heard more times in the last month than you’ve heard your name in your entire li ...

    April 23, 2013