May 1, 2013

  • 10-May-2013
    May 2013
    In This Issue:
    - Green Practices
    - Training
    - Audio for Animation
    - 2D to 3D Conversion
    - Director's Chair: Danny Boyle — "Trance"
    - Reviews: GenArts' Sapphire V.7 for Media Composer, Autodesk Smoke on the Mac, and Lenovo’s E31 SFF workstation
    and much more!!

Departments

  • Cover Story: 'Star Trek Into Darkness'
    Cover Story: 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

    SAN FRANCISCO — After more than 30 years of Star Trek on the big screen, it must be a challenge to keep boldly going where no man has gone before, but director J.J. Abrams is up for the task.

    May 20, 2013

  • Director's Chair: Danny Boyle — 'Trance'
    Director's Chair: Danny Boyle — 'Trance'

    HOLLYWOOD — Visionary director Danny Boyle, who won the 2009 Oscar for Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire, has always been attracted to controversial stories and to pushing the cinematic envelope a ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Editor's Letter: Be better at being green
    Editor's Letter: Be better at being green

    The production and post industries have slowly and steadily been adopting green practices while doing their business. Changes can be seen on sets, in studios and in company parking lots, where chargin ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Post Script: Tech and creative collide in NYC
    Post Script: Tech and creative collide in NYC

    Next month, The Collider Digital Production Conference (www.colliderevents.com) will debut in New York City, giving attendees a chance to check out VFX-, animation- and digital production-themed prese ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Review: Autodesk Smoke on the Mac
    Review: Autodesk Smoke on the Mac

    At last year’s NAB, Smoke 2013 for Mac was announced with much fanfare. It really rocked the post community with its radical user interface (UI) redesign, the addition of node-based compositing with C ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Review: GenArts Sapphire V.7 for Media Composer
    Review: GenArts Sapphire V.7 for Media Composer

    Since 2000, Sapphire, GenArts’ premier filter set for Avid Media Composer, has arguably set the bar for special effects solely built within the editing system’s environment. Its relatively high price ...

    May 6, 2013

  • Sunny Days: Posting 'Sesame Street'
    Sunny Days: Posting 'Sesame Street'

    NEW YORK — Sesame Street produces a large amount of content every year, and sooner or later it all passes through my desk. Every day our post department is filled with new material, new challenges and ...

    May 22, 2013

Features

  • Eco Friendly
    Eco Friendly

    Are you doing all you can to reduce your carbon footprint?

    May 7, 2013

  • Training
    Training

    These days, pros looking to expand their skillsets need not travel any further than their computer screens. The Web has become an incredible resource for those looking to be trained or build their exi ...

    May 14, 2013

Web Exclusives

  • Documentary Short: 'From Queens to Cairo'
    Documentary Short: 'From Queens to Cairo'

    QUEENS, NY — Sherif Sadek, director of the Akhnaton Films (www.akhnatonfilms.com) produced From Queens to Cairo, has been nominated in the category of Best Director of a Short Documentary at the Madri ...

    May 9, 2013

  • Getting Started: Sound mixer Chris Afzal
    Getting Started: Sound mixer Chris Afzal

    How did I get here? I blame Thrasher Magazine. Back when I was 10, I was obsessed with skating. Thrasher was the leading skate magazine at the time. It was the one with the coolest motto, anyway: “Ska ...

    May 24, 2013

  • Sphere training targets VFX
    Sphere training targets VFX

    NEWPORT, UK — Sphere VFX (www.spherevfx.com) has been providing training services since 2006. The company offer training both online and in a classroom setting.

    May 15, 2013