January 1, 2013

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    January 2013
    In this issue:
    - Oscar Picks
    - Audio For Independent Films
    - VFX For Commercials
    - Affordable Gear
    - Reviews: Matrox and Divergent Media
    - Not Fade Away Director David Chase
    ...and much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: David Chase — 'Not Fade Away'
    Director's Chair: David Chase — 'Not Fade Away'

    HOLLYWOOD — What do you do for an encore after you’ve created one of the most influential and acclaimed TV series in history? If you’re The Sopranos’ godfather David Chase, you take a break and then w ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Editor's Letter: New Year's Resolutions
    Editor's Letter: New Year's Resolutions

    Once again it’s time to look back at the past year, decide what went well, what didn’t and what you would like to change. Me? I want a world where we can send our kids to school without fear, for hurr ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Post Script: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke
    Post Script: Reinventing Autodesk's Smoke

    On December 17, Autodesk “finally” released Smoke 2013, the latest version of its Mac-driven editing and visual effects tool. I say finally because it was supposed to come to market in September, but ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Review: Divergent Media's ScopeBox
    Review: Divergent Media's ScopeBox

    We all see how desktop computers revolutionize every aspect of our industry, but the “last frontier” of video technology is accurate signal monitoring. High-quality cameras are more affordable than ev ...

    January 3, 2013

  • SNL: Cutting humor; cutting-edge technology
    SNL: Cutting humor; cutting-edge technology

    NEW YORK — Once upon a time, the Saturday Night Live Film Unit –— those responsible for the fake commercials, shorts, title sequences and pre-recorded elements used in sketches — shot on 35mm film sto ...

    January 3, 2013

Features

  • Audio For Independent Films
    Audio For Independent Films

    It can be hard to identify an indie film these days. Budgets can rival that of blockbuster films. Major indie films can have star-studded casts. It’s not easy to glean from a preview if a film is trul ...

    January 4, 2013

  • Gadgets & Gear
    Gadgets & Gear

    What are the little things that make your work life a simpler and happier place? For me, it’s without a doubt my Wacom Intuos tablet and my iPhone’s free recording app. Now, if it would just come with ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Oscar Picks
    Oscar Picks

    In terms of Oscar-worthy films, 2012 charted a familiar course — the first eight months of the year saw a handful of potential contenders, including The Dark Knight Rises, Beasts of the Southern Wild, ...

    January 3, 2013

Web Exclusives

  • 2013 Storage Forecast
    2013 Storage Forecast

    I get asked to do articles and talks like this pretty regularly. Like most pundits, I’m not often asked to review my own predictions. I just keep looking forward and ignoring all of my past prognostic ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Electric Entertainment Leverages Marquis'  X2Pro
    Electric Entertainment Leverages Marquis' X2Pro

    The television series Leverage follows a team of thieves, hackers and con artists who act as modern-day Robin Hoods, standing up for the little guy who has been victimized by the rich and powerful. &n ...

    January 3, 2013

  • Olympic videos overcome language barriers
    Olympic videos overcome language barriers

    SANTA MONICA — Digital advertising agency The ZiZo Group led the creation of one of the single-largest social media video campaigns in Olympic history. Raising an Olympian is a 21-video collection of ...

    January 31, 2013

  • SWOT: KBV's Tony Verderosa looks at the music licensing business
    SWOT: KBV's Tony Verderosa looks at the music licensing business

    The increased number of licensing options available to potential clients has introduced new problems. The number of choices for any content producer in film, TV or Web can be overwhelming and very con ...

    January 2, 2013

  • SWOT: The challenges facing music houses
    SWOT: The challenges facing music houses

    Music and sound are still the most powerful tools for emotional branding and memory recall. Whether you use custom music, a library track, or an artist cut, music can make the most impact in deliverin ...

    January 14, 2013