February 1, 2013

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    February 2013
    In this issue:
    - Posting Reality TV
    - VFX Plug-Ins
    - Using Social Media
    - Director's Chair: Robert Zemeckis — Flight
    - Reviews: Autodesk 20th Anniversary Edition Flame 2013, Avid Media Composer 6.5, and Maxon Cinema 4D R14 Studio
    and much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Robert Zemeckis — 'Flight'
    Director's Chair: Robert Zemeckis — 'Flight'

    HOLLYWOOD — It’s been a long 12 years since Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, who has focused his energy on animated projects over the past decade, has made a live-action film.

    February 4, 2013

  • Editor's Letter: Building community via social media
    Editor's Letter: Building community via social media

    Social Media… everyone’s doing it. Well not everyone. There are some late “adopters,” who aren’t convinced of the role that social media platforms can play, especially when it comes to their professio ...

    February 4, 2013

  • Post Script: Resourceful filmmaking
    Post Script: Resourceful filmmaking

    Post has long covered affordable technologies that can improve workflows, lower production costs and expand the user base. This month, we have a feature on Visual Effects Plug-Ins (page 26), which do ...

    February 4, 2013

  • Review: Autodesk Flame 20th Anniversary Edition
    Review: Autodesk Flame 20th Anniversary Edition

    I could sum up this review with just two words….kick ass! Autodesk has really made a mark in the industry over the years, and the new 20th Anniversary Flame is a testament to the company’s commitment ...

    March 1, 2013

  • Review: Avid Media Composer 6.5
    Review: Avid Media Composer 6.5

    Over the last year nonlinear editors have been shaken and strained. But Avid has been a mainstay in broadcast television, film and audio production/post for a little over a quarter of a century and co ...

    February 4, 2013

  • Review: Maxon Cinema 4D R14 Studio
    Review: Maxon Cinema 4D R14 Studio

    When I took over the animation program at San Marino High School, I was certain of two things: I wanted to teach the kids the basics of Adobe After Effects, and I wanted to teach them a 3D program tha ...

    February 4, 2013

Features

  • Posting Reality TV Shows
    Posting Reality TV Shows

    Developing successful, efficient post workflows is essential for reality television programming. Unscripted shows often produce huge amounts of footage, and despite having a good notion of the storyli ...

    February 4, 2013

  • Using Social Media
    Using Social Media

    As Greg Grusby, from Industrial Light & Magic, succinctly points out: social media is no longer an option, it’s a necessity.

    February 5, 2013

Web Exclusives

  • Audio houses gear up for CALM Act
    Audio houses gear up for CALM Act

    NEW YORK — On December 13, 2012 the FCC-passed CALM (Commercial Advertising Loudness Mitigation) Act officially went into effect, requiring commercials and promos to have the save average volume as th ...

    February 14, 2013

  • Director's Chair: David O. Russell — 'Silver Linings Playbook'
    Director's Chair: David O. Russell — 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    LOS ANGELES — What about a film piques your interest and keeps you riveted? Well, for two-time Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell (2010’s The Fighter and the recent Silver Linings Playbook ), i ...

    February 19, 2013

  • Stereo 3D: To shoot native, or convert?
    Stereo 3D: To shoot native, or convert?

    As first run 3D feature films move into development and pre-production most filmmakers are faced with the inevitable question: whether to shoot the film with stereo cameras; commonly called ‘native’ 3 ...

    February 5, 2013