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April 1, 2015

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    In this issue:
    - Audio For Animation
    - VFX For TV: Orphan Black, CSI: Cyber, Agent Carter, Olympus, The Leftovers...
    - Documentary: Surviving The Police
    - Director Leigh Whannell — Insidious Chapter 3
    - Reviews: Autodesk Smoke 2015 Nugen Audio’s Post Pack
    ...and much more!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Leigh Whannell — 'Insidious Chapter 3'
    Director's Chair: Leigh Whannell — 'Insidious Chapter 3'

    Beloved by audiences and studios alike, well-made and original horror and suspense films have always provided great opportunities for neophyte directors like Leigh Whannell. After co-writing and actin ...

    April 6, 2015

  • Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'
    Documentary: 'Surviving The Police'

    For millions of fans of The Police, the new feature-length film Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, based on guitarist Andy Summers’ 2006 memoir One Train Later, will be the next best thing ...

    April 6, 2015

  • Review: Autodesk Smoke 2015
    Review: Autodesk Smoke 2015

    I’ve been working with Smoke for many years and have been impressed with the continuous improvements and new features that come with each release. Autodesk Smoke 2015 is yet another solid step forward ...

    April 6, 2015

Features

  • VFX For TV: 'Agent Carter'
    VFX For TV: 'Agent Carter'

    Born from Marvel’s blockbuster Captain America film franchise was heroine and military officer Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell. The character has been so popular with moviegoers that she earned ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'Chicago Fire'
    VFX For TV: 'Chicago Fire'

    For the past three years, LA’s Spy Post (www.spypost.com), a FotoKem company, has been setting TV on fire with some of its visual effects — literally — as the sole VFX provider on NBC’s hit drama Chic ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'CSI: Cyber'
    VFX For TV: 'CSI: Cyber'

    CSI: Cyber recently premiered on CBS, bringing with it storylines set deep in the bowels of the Web, where hackers and criminals prey anonymously and crimes are often untraceable. Patricia Arquette st ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'Olympus'
    VFX For TV: 'Olympus'

    London’s LipSync Post (www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) spent the past year and a half working on the new SyFy series Olympus, which debuted on April 2nd. The show spans 13 episodes, each approximately 45-minut ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'Orphan Black'
    VFX For TV: 'Orphan Black'

    Season 3 of Orphan Black, BBC America’s popular sci-fi clone drama, returns this month with all-new episodes centered around lead character Sarah Manning, who had discovered an unsettling truth in Sea ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'Penny Dreadful'
    VFX For TV: 'Penny Dreadful'

    Bringing to television some of literature’s creepiest characters — including Dorian Grey, Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, a feast of vampires, and a black spider with a key role — is creator John L ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'
    VFX For TV: 'The Leftovers'

    Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com), formerly DIVE, regularly works on visual effects for television programs. The studio contributes to Starz’s Power, as well as to an upcoming network series called Flesh &a ...

    April 6, 2015

Web Exclusives

  • 3D Scanning: Advantages & Techniques
    3D Scanning: Advantages & Techniques

    We’re all familiar with such popular film stunts as a movie character bursting into pieces, turning into a beast or jumping from a rooftop and landing on two feet completely unharmed. These would be i ...

    April 7, 2015

  • Audio: Nick.com's 'Welcome to the Wayne'
    Audio: Nick.com's 'Welcome to the Wayne'

    Each four-minute episode of Nick.com’s Welcome to the Wayne (www.nick.com/welcome-to-the-wayne), with its rapid-fire jokes, action, and plot-points, seems to cover as much ground as a half-hour episod ...

    April 7, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'
    VFX For TV: 'In An Instant'

    For its newest television series, In An Instant, a two-hour, docudrama that premiered on ABC in March, Committee Films takes on stories about the profound will to survive when people are staring death ...

    April 6, 2015

  • VFX For TV: 'The Librarians'
    VFX For TV: 'The Librarians'

    In 2004, TNT introduced TV viewers to librarian Flynn Carsen (played by Noah Wyle), hired by the Metropolitan Public Library who discovered that the establishment was actually protecting a range of hi ...

    April 6, 2015

Reviews

  • Review: Autodesk Smoke 2015
    Review: Autodesk Smoke 2015

    I’ve been working with Smoke for many years and have been impressed with the continuous improvements and new features that come with each release. Autodesk Smoke 2015 is yet another solid step forward ...

    April 6, 2015