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July 1, 2013

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    July 2013
    In this issue:
    - VFX: The Lone Ranger, White House Down & World War Z
    - Director's Chair: Justin Lin — Fast & Furious 6
    - Embracing the Cloud
    - Audio For Web Series
    - Storage for VFX
    - Stock Footage
    ... and much more!!!

Departments

  • Cover Story: 'The Lone Ranger'
    Cover Story: 'The Lone Ranger'

    SAN FRANCISCO — Director Gore Verbinski’s latest film for Walt Disney Pictures is not your father’s Lone Ranger, Kemosabe. With Johnny Depp playing Tonto as an American Indian spirit warrior and new l ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Justin Lin - 'Fast & Furious 6'
    Director's Chair: Justin Lin - 'Fast & Furious 6'

    HOLLYWOOD — Justin Lin has been driving the Fast & Furious mega-franchise since 2006’s Tokyo Drift, and has become the go-to car-chase and car-stunt filmmaker of his generation. Now he’s back for ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Editor's Letter: MPC's 550 shots for 'The Lone Ranger'
    Editor's Letter: MPC's 550 shots for 'The Lone Ranger'

    While our cover story this month is about ILM’s work as lead VFX house on Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, from Disney Studios, London’s MPC (www. moving-picture.com/film) also provided a significant ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Open House: Phoenix Media Group
    Open House: Phoenix Media Group

    NEW YORK — Chris Phoenix has a fortuitous last name. It brings to mind the fiery flash of reinvention for which his company’s work has become known since taking off in 2010. “We are responsible for ma ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Post Script: Witnessing change
    Post Script: Witnessing change

    Ken Ashe is the new GM at ZapBoomBang Studios in Houston, an audio and video production studio and post house that specializes in commercial work, and one that hopes to expand into long-form and corpo ...

    July 8, 2013

  • VFX: Creating a zombie apocalypse for 'World War Z'
    VFX: Creating a zombie apocalypse for 'World War Z'

    LONDON — It’s everyone’s worst nightmare, or at least it should be — a zombie pandemic! And Brad Pitt, playing a former UN employee, seems to be the only one who can stop it. He travels the world and ...

    July 8, 2013

  • VFX: Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down'
    VFX: Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down'

    VANCOUVER — When director Roland Emmerich approached long-time collaborators and visual effects supervisors Volker Engel and Marc Weigert from Uncharted Territory to discuss the visual effects for the ...

    July 8, 2013

Features

  • Audio: Mixing Web Series
    Audio: Mixing Web Series

    There are so many variables in mixing a Web series. It’s not an easy job. There are no set guidelines for levels. There are no set guidelines for encoding the audio — something the mixer has no contro ...

    July 8, 2013

  • Storage for VFX
    Storage for VFX

    What is the best kind of storage? The kind you don’t have to worry about. That is, across the board, the consensus from visual effects pros. With 2K, 4K and stereo projects coming into studios, storag ...

    July 12, 2013

Web Exclusives

  • Dallas Audio Post embraces the cloud
    Dallas Audio Post embraces the cloud

    DALLAS — While post production facilities and production houses might still be debating whether or not cloud computing fits into their workflow, Dallas Audio Post recently deployed Signiant’s Media Sh ...

    July 17, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Jeffrey Hornaday - Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie'
    Director's Chair: Jeffrey Hornaday - Disney's 'Teen Beach Movie'

    Choreographer and director Jeffrey Hornaday recently complete work on Disney Channel’s new summer-event special, Teen Beach Movie, which debuts on the network on Friday, July 19. The movie is a styliz ...

    July 19, 2013

  • Getting Started: Sound Lounge's Tom Jucarone
    Getting Started: Sound Lounge's Tom Jucarone

    There I was, mixing the highest profile, most anticipated spot of the year. It was a big-budget extravaganza that introduced Lionel Ritchie as a new musician/spokesperson for Pepsi, a role previously ...

    July 11, 2013