April 1, 2014

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    April 2014
    In this issue:
    - VFX for TV
    - Sci-fi TV Soundtracks
    - Careers: How Pros Got Their Start
    - Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - Noah
    - On-Set Dailies Trends
    - Review: Apple's Logic Pro X & Nvidia's Quadro K5000
    ...and much more!

Departments

  • 'Need for Speed': FotoKem ensures a smooth ride
    'Need for Speed': FotoKem ensures a smooth ride

    LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks’ feature film Need for Speed brings a high-stakes, revenge-fueled, cross-country car race to the big screen for fans of the EA videogame franchise. While the racers’ need for ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'
    Director's Chair: Darren Aronofsky - 'Noah'

    HOLLYWOOD — Writer-director Darren Aronofsky, whose last film, 2010’s Black Swan, won Best Picture and Best Director Oscar nominations, first made a big splash when his debut low-budget feature Pi won ...

    April 1, 2014

  • Review: Nvidia's Quadro K5000
    Review: Nvidia's Quadro K5000

    My company Swordfish was established in October 2012, focusing on motion design for marketing and software development. As a startup, I tried to make smart, economical decisions, and having owned a fe ...

    April 1, 2014

Features

  • VFX for TV Series
    VFX for TV Series

    Iconic characters, both fictional and historical, and a tale from suspense master Stephen King have come alive on the small screen with help from VFX studios. From creating digital environments, futur ...

    April 1, 2014

Web Exclusives

  • Careers: Calabash Animation's Wayne Brejcha
    Careers: Calabash Animation's Wayne Brejcha

    Long before Wayne Brejcha, the creative director of Chicago-based Calabash Animation, was animating commercials for such advertising icons as Lucky the Lucky Charms leprechaun and the Trix rabbit, he ...

    April 2, 2014

  • Careers: Cut+Run's Isaac Chen
    Careers: Cut+Run's Isaac Chen

    As a kid, I dabbled in just about every hobby under the sun — from violin to DJing, amateur rocket ship-making to Web design, soccer to swim team. My parents embraced my curiosity and gave me the free ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Careers: Rising Sun Pictures' Thomas Price
    Careers: Rising Sun Pictures' Thomas Price

    I grew up in rural in Queensland, Australia. For most of my childhood, my family didn't have a TV, largely due to my mother thinking it was a big time-wasting machine. Both times we bought one, it mys ...

    April 2, 2014

  • Careers: Sony Pictures' Chris Jenkins
    Careers: Sony Pictures' Chris Jenkins

    In my hometown in Connecticut, there were a lot of musicians… maybe there was something in the water. Anyhow, a lot of people played music, on weekends, in someone’s house or garage. And so as a boy, ...

    April 2, 2014

  • Careers: Splice's Troy Hermes
    Careers: Splice's Troy Hermes

    I guess you could say my audio career began with the tolling of “Hells Bells.” When I was a kid, my Aunt Cynthia bought me a couple of cassettes for my ninth birthday. She had gotten wind that I had r ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Careers: The Room's Ben Murray
    Careers: The Room's Ben Murray

    As a student at Penn State, I did a lot of mountain biking. I thought I might make that my career. But then I took a film theory class — I thought it sounded awesome to spend school time watching movi ...

    April 2, 2014