September 1, 2014

  • 8-Sep-2014
    September 2014
    In This Issue:
    - Special Report: Guardians of the Galaxy
    - VFX: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
    - Director's Chair: Shawn Levy — This Is Where I Leave You
    - Primetime: BBC's America's Orphan Black
    - Color Calibration Solutions
    - Review: Picture Instruments’ Look Converter & Color Grading Central’s LUT Utility
    and much more!!!

Departments

  • Dear Colorist: Facility-wide monitor calibration
    Dear Colorist: Facility-wide monitor calibration

    I am always happy to hear that someone cares enough to actually set up their monitors correctly. There are two schools of thought on reference monitoring. One group believes you can correct on any typ ...

    September 8, 2014

  • Director's Chair: Shawn Levy - 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    Director's Chair: Shawn Levy - 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Although he may not be a household name, director/producer Shawn Levy is one of the most commercially-successful film directors of the past 15 years. To date, his films, including The Internship, Date ...

    September 8, 2014

  • Primetime: BBC America's 'Orphan Black'
    Primetime: BBC America's 'Orphan Black'

    BBC America pleasantly surprised viewers when it introduced them to street-wise hustler Sarah Manning (played by actress Tatiana Maslany), in its original series Orphan Black, and threw in a suspense/ ...

    September 8, 2014

  • Review: Picture Instruments & Color Grading Central
    Review: Picture Instruments & Color Grading Central

    A 3D Look Up Table (LUT), strictly spoken, is a color management tool originally meant to bridge the differences between a digital workstation’s color representation and movie film emulsions. Today, a ...

    September 9, 2014

Features

  • Special Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
    Special Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    As summer 2014 comes to an end, we need to acknowledge not only the number of blockbusters released in theaters, but also the huge role visual effects played in so many of this year’s films. From Godz ...

    September 8, 2014

Web Exclusives

  • Favorite Tools: Audio engineer Jaime Zapata talks plug-ins
    Favorite Tools: Audio engineer Jaime Zapata talks plug-ins

    I’ve been in the audio world since before the digital era and I know firsthand the incredible benefits that came along with the move to a DAW. The most prominent of those benefits to me is, without a ...

    September 17, 2014

  • Going Pro: Assistant editor Dustin Kaufman
    Going Pro: Assistant editor Dustin Kaufman

    Before earning his degree in Film and Video from Columbia College (www.college.columbia.edu) last year, Dustin Kaufman soaked up all the advice he possibly could from his instructors — many of whom ar ...

    September 17, 2014

  • Going Pro: Assistant editor Zachary Gobetz
    Going Pro: Assistant editor Zachary Gobetz

    Zachary Gobetz was born in Baltimore, and then moved across the country twice before finally landing in Florida, where he went to school. He then headed to the Northeast to attend New York University’ ...

    September 17, 2014

  • Going Pro: From intern to audio engineer
    Going Pro: From intern to audio engineer

    After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in music production and engineering, I was dead set on becoming an engineer, recording and mixing records. I loved music, so music was the ...

    September 10, 2014

  • Going Pro: Programmer Kaleb Grace
    Going Pro: Programmer Kaleb Grace

    Kaleb Grace was programming for seven years at jobs in the medical and fashion industries before deciding to return to college and pursue his passion: games. Previously armed with only an A.S. from a ...

    September 17, 2014

  • Going Pro: Staff designer Duarte Elvas
    Going Pro: Staff designer Duarte Elvas

    Duarte Elvas earned his BFA in Film and Television from Savannah College of Art and Design (www.scad.edu) in 2003 and began his career in the broadcast industry. As his interests led him in the direct ...

    September 17, 2014

  • Q&A: Blackmagic's Dan May details Eyeon acquisition
    Q&A: Blackmagic's Dan May details Eyeon acquisition

    With trade shows comes news, and lots of it. Usually the stories are about new products and various upgrades. But, every now and then there are headline-making developments, such as the bombshell that ...

    September 15, 2014