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December 1, 2015

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    December 1, 2015
    In This Issue:
    Outlook 2016
    - Primetime: ABC's The Muppets
    - Oscar Buzz: Paramount Pictures' The Big Short
    - Director's Chair: Peter Landesman — Concussion
    ...and much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Peter Landesman - 'Concussion'
    Director's Chair: Peter Landesman - 'Concussion'

    The multi-faceted Peter Landesman is a director and screenwriter (2014’s Kill the Messenger, 2013’s Parkland ), an award-winning journalist, author and painter. The latest addition to his extensive re ...

    December 11, 2015

  • Oscar Buzz: Paramount Pictures' 'The Big Short'
    Oscar Buzz: Paramount Pictures' 'The Big Short'

    Paramount Pictures’ The Big Short recently opened in theaters and features a number of strong performances that very well may attract Oscar consideration. Directed by Adam McKay and produced by Brad P ...

    December 11, 2015

Web Exclusives

  • Audio: Composing for the animated series 'Halo: The Fall of Reach'
    Audio: Composing for the animated series 'Halo: The Fall of Reach'

    Composer Tom Salta recently completed work on a new animated series that’s set in the Halo universe. Halo: The Fall of Reach was released on Blu-ray/DVD on December 1st, and its official soundtrack wa ...

    December 11, 2015

  • Audio: Grand Central's Carole Humphrey talks talent, creativity & technology
    Audio: Grand Central's Carole Humphrey talks talent, creativity & technology

    I got my first start in the Soho sound industry over 30 years ago, working at Studio G, where the Cadbury’s Smash Martians were invented. In that time I have seen great leaps forward in the technology ...

    December 9, 2015

  • Audio: IFC's 'Gigi Does It'
    Audio: IFC's 'Gigi Does It'

    It was a special and unique situation — essentially, being the entire music department for the IFC comedy series Gigi Does It. The show is about a 76-year old woman who lost her beloved husband, Harol ...

    December 11, 2015

  • Documentary:  'Winter On Fire'
    Documentary: 'Winter On Fire'

    Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom is a documentary that chronicles the events that unfolded over 93 days in 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations in support of European integration turned ...

    December 15, 2015

  • Edit This: Universal Pictures' 'Krampus'
    Edit This: Universal Pictures' 'Krampus'

    Universal Pictures’ Krampus is an alternative Christmas story that’s more parts horror than holiday. The film, starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, and directed by Michael Dougherty, is about a boy ...

    December 18, 2015

  • Holiday Spots: It's that time of year!
    Holiday Spots: It's that time of year!

    With the holidays in full swing, Post thought we'd call attention to some of the season spots we've been seeing online and on TV. Here's a look at some of this year's finest work.

    December 15, 2015

  • Outlook 2016: Effective Social Media
    Outlook 2016: Effective Social Media

    ‘Social Media,’ as everyone knows, is a valuable marketing tool. But like all tools, it only works when used properly — and its improper use can be seen everywhere.

    January 4, 2016

  • Outlook 2016: File Formats - There's a light at the end of the post tunnel
    Outlook 2016: File Formats - There's a light at the end of the post tunnel

    Movie production is facing hundreds of different file formats. Each camera delivers content in its own format, and each display device requires an optimized distribution format for the best viewing ex ...

    December 17, 2015

  • Outlook 2016: Moving files in the year ahead
    Outlook 2016: Moving files in the year ahead

    The entertainment industry is entering a new era, as technological advancements enable increased collaboration among distributed teams, and as video quality — and file sizes — continues to grow. These ...

    January 7, 2016

  • Outlook 2016: Studio trends & 'integration'
    Outlook 2016: Studio trends & 'integration'

    As 2015 winds to a close, one of the many buzz words I believe we’ll be hearing amidst the holiday party chatter will be “integration.” It seems to me that every year, businesses are becoming more int ...

    December 18, 2015

  • Outlook 2016: The maturation of the VFX business
    Outlook 2016: The maturation of the VFX business

    STRENGTHS: “The overall VFX business, tools and artists have matured and in the last 25 years we have learned how to create VFX more effectively and reliably for clients. Filmmakers in all media have ...

    December 18, 2015

  • Outlook: Flash and Object Storage in 2016
    Outlook: Flash and Object Storage in 2016

    As we look forward into 2016, I’m excited about the shift technology is allowing where data is concerned. We see big things happening in two main areas of data storage that will greatly benefit the pr ...

    January 8, 2016

  • Outlook: HP's Jim Zafarana looks at workstation trends
    Outlook: HP's Jim Zafarana looks at workstation trends

    As the media and entertainment industry continues to evolve, with higher expectations from the audiences around the world, the need for more realism, better stories, inspired creativity, higher resolu ...

    January 7, 2016

  • Outlook: New outlets bring new opportunities
    Outlook: New outlets bring new opportunities

    2015 was a busy year for us at Roger and for many of our friends in our community of motion design studios and post-driven production companies. In many ways, it’s business as usual as the economy reb ...

    January 8, 2016

  • Outlook: Online audio branding breaks out
    Outlook: Online audio branding breaks out

    It's a new year — a good time to look back and think about what made 2015 different from the year before. As a composer, it's easy and expected to talk about what kinds of music people are asking for ...

    January 8, 2016

  • Outlook: Remote partnerships — essential to a long future
    Outlook: Remote partnerships — essential to a long future

    Having worked at a number of post companies, and as a relative newcomer to the Nice Shoes family, I have a unique vantage point on both the company and the post production industry. I am excited for t ...

    January 8, 2016

  • Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience'
    Starz's 'The Girlfriend Experience'

    TORONTO — Starz’s upcoming original series The Girlfriend Experience is a 13-episode anthology that focuses on the lure of high-end escorting. Second-year law student Christine Reade (played by Riley ...

    December 11, 2015

  • SWOT 2016: Cloud-based M&E platforms
    SWOT 2016: Cloud-based M&E platforms

    STRENGTHS: “These are exciting times for media and entertainment companies as the entire production and distribution apparatus migrates to an on-demand, OTT delivery platform. Emerging digital asset m ...

    December 21, 2015

  • SWOT 2016: Stiller Studios' Patrik Forsberg talks VFX trends
    SWOT 2016: Stiller Studios' Patrik Forsberg talks VFX trends

    Patrik Forsberg is a Creative Director at Stiller Studios (http://stillerstudios.com) in Lidingo, Sweden. Stiller Studios focuses on intricate motion control work, and has a vision: produce precise mo ...

    December 17, 2015

  • SWOT 2016: The cloud & virtualized workspace
    SWOT 2016: The cloud & virtualized workspace

    STRENGTHS: “Post and VFX have never been in greater demand than they are now. The vast majority of content in production involves some degree of visual effects, and as Web distribution channels like N ...

    December 21, 2015