April 1, 2016

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    April 2016
    In This Issue:
    - VFX For TV
    - Audio For Animation
    - Director's Chair: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan: The Huntsmen: Winter's War
    - Animation: The Angry Birds Movie
    - Reviews: Avid Pro Tools 12.4 & AJA's Ki Pro Ultra
    - Special Report: Drones

Departments

  • Animation: <i>The Angry Birds Movie</i>
    Animation: The Angry Birds Movie

    In 2009, Rovio Entertainment released Angry Birds, one of the best-selling apps of all time. The Angry Birds property rapidly expanded into entertainment, publishing, and licensing, becoming a beloved ...

    April 6, 2016

  • Business: Nice Shoes turns 20
    Business: Nice Shoes turns 20

    In February, Nice Shoes turned 20 — something of a landmark in such a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. During those two decades I have seen many companies, with very impressive work on their reels, ...

    April 27, 2016

  • Director's Chair: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan —  'The Huntsman: Winter's War'
    Director's Chair: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan — 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

    French visual effects veteran Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was the VFX supervisor on the 2012 global hit, Snow White and The Huntsman, which grossed nearly $400 million and won him an Oscar nomination for hi ...

    April 7, 2016

  • Filmmaking: IMAX & NASA collaborate on 'A Beautiful Planet'
    Filmmaking: IMAX & NASA collaborate on 'A Beautiful Planet'

    TORONTO — Once again, IMAX has teamed up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to create a large-format feature that looks at our planet and the future of humanity — all from o ...

    April 29, 2016

Features

  • Special Report: Drones
    Special Report: Drones

    Last summer we spoke with Holger Voss, VFX supervisor at Cinesite, about the visual effects work his studio completed for the opening sequence of the then soon-to-be-released disaster film San Andreas ...

    April 7, 2016

Web Exclusives

  • Does the 'film' industry exist anymore?
    Does the 'film' industry exist anymore?

    From its earliest beginnings in the 1880s, to cutting-edge all-digital blockbusters like Avatar that transformed the industry, motion pictures ultimately have the same end goal after all these years: ...

    April 29, 2016

  • Filmmaking: 'The Phoenix Incident'
    Filmmaking: 'The Phoenix Incident'

    LOS ANGELES — The docu/drama The Phoenix Incident (www.phoenixincident.com) has its LA premiere today. Produced by PCB Productions ( Titanfall, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts ), the film centers arou ...

    April 8, 2016

  • VFX: 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'
    VFX: 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

    I first had a chance to speak with MPC VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron two summers ago, not long after he had finished work on the feature, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Rocheron recently headed ...

    April 8, 2016

  • VFX: Zero's 'Hardcore Henry' work
    VFX: Zero's 'Hardcore Henry' work

    BOSTON — Zero VFX (www.zerovfx.com) contributed services to Hardcore Henry, the new crowd-funded, first-person feature directed by Ilya Naishuller. The film takes place from Henry’s point of view. He’ ...

    April 26, 2016