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December 1, 2016

  • 8-Dec-2016
    December 2016
    In This Issue:
    - Outlook 2017 - The year ahead
    - Director's Chair: Warren Beatty - Rules Don't Apply
    - Sony Pictures' Passengers
    - Warner Bros.'  Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them
    - Disney's Moana
    ...and much more!



Departments

  • Director's Chair: Warren Beatty — <i>Rules Don't Apply</i>
    Director's Chair: Warren Beatty — Rules Don't Apply

    A living legend and a towering presence in cinema, Oscar-winner Warren Beatty remains one of Hollywood’s last great male icons and last links to the old studio system. He starred in his first film, Sp ...

    December 16, 2016

Features

  • Shooting & Editing <i>Passengers</i>
    Shooting & Editing Passengers

    DP Rodrigo Prieto had spent the better part of his professional career as a cinematographer shooting such Hollywood blockbusters as The Wolf of Wall Street, Argo and Brokeback Mountain for directors M ...

    December 12, 2016

Web Exclusives

  • <i>Sausage Party</i> director Conrad Vernon
    Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon

    Conrad Vernon co-directed 2016’s Sausage Party with Greg Tiernan. The animated feature about a sausage, out to discover the truth behind his existence, has taken in nearly $140M worldwide, far exceedi ...

    December 8, 2016

  • Audio: <i>Life, Animated</i>
    Audio: Life, Animated

    Owen Suskind’s world is filled with Hollywood-crafted sound, culled from the comprehensive collection of Disney Classics animations. That’s because they play inside his head non-stop. “He’s a walking ...

    January 9, 2017

  • Careers: Videogame producer Diego Vida
    Careers: Videogame producer Diego Vida

    Diego Vida is a CG/VFX Producer best known for working on feature films, including as a Visual Effects Artist on Mission Impossible, Fast & Furious, and GIJOE. He’s also contributed to the videoga ...

    December 20, 2016

  • Editing: <i>Arrival</i>
    Editing: Arrival

    Joe Walker has established himself as the go-to editor for directors Denis Villeneuve and Steve McQueen. His relationship with McQueen includes cutting 12 Years A Slave (2013) and his short film Ashes ...

    December 14, 2016

  • Editing: <i>Bill Lynn's Long Halftime Walk</i>
    Editing: Bill Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

    Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the latest from director Ang Lee ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Life of Pi ) about a 19-year-old private who is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Ir ...

    December 9, 2016

  • Editing: <i>Jackie</i>
    Editing: Jackie

    Editor Sebastián Sepúlveda recently collaborated with director Pablo Larrain on the new Fox Searchlight film Jackie, which stars Natalie Portman as the former First Lady. The film paints an intimate p ...

    December 21, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: Alkemy X - Remote collaboration & experiential sound
    Outlook 2017: Alkemy X - Remote collaboration & experiential sound

    Bob Schachner is a Sound Designer with Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com), which has studios in New York City and Philadelphia. Here, he reflects on the trends affecting the audio post business, and new oppo ...

    January 4, 2017

  • Outlook 2017: Archion - Storage in the foreseeable future
    Outlook 2017: Archion - Storage in the foreseeable future

    James Tucci is the CTO of Archion Technologies (http://www.archion.com), the Los Angeles-based provider of intelligent networked storage solutions designed specifically for post production and graphic ...

    January 5, 2017

  • Outlook 2017: Calabash - Animation's threats, opportunities & uncertainties
    Outlook 2017: Calabash - Animation's threats, opportunities & uncertainties

    Sean Henry is an Executive Producer at Calabash (http://calabashanimation.com) in Chicago. The animation production studio is known for its award-winning work for the advertising and entertainment ind ...

    December 19, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: iPi Soft - The challenges facing markerless mocap technology
    Outlook 2017: iPi Soft - The challenges facing markerless mocap technology

    Michael Nikonov is the Founder/Chief Technology Officer of iPi Soft (http://ipisoft.com), the Moscow, Russia-based developer of markerless motion capture software. Here, he talks about the challenges ...

    January 11, 2017

  • Outlook 2017: Lucky Post - Artful & effective sound design
    Outlook 2017: Lucky Post - Artful & effective sound design

    Scottie Richardson is a Sound Designer/Audio Engineer with Lucky Post in Dallas (www.lucky-post.com). Here, he discusses the challenges of creating artful and effective sound design.

    December 20, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: Ostmodern - Will VOD deliver a new generation of content?
    Outlook 2017: Ostmodern - Will VOD deliver a new generation of content?

    Tom Williams, co-founder and CEO at Ostmodern (www.ostmodern.co.uk) in London, discusses the themes that he and the team anticipate taking center-stage in 2017 across the Video On Demand space. Will i ...

    January 9, 2017

  • Outlook 2017: Sonixphere - The return of the :60 spot
    Outlook 2017: Sonixphere - The return of the :60 spot

    Greg Allan is the CEO and Creative Director of Chicago’s Sonixphere (www.sonixphere.com), and a partner in Stir Post Audio (www.stirpost.com). Here, he looks at trends influencing music production.

    December 15, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: Stir Post - The dedicated audio facility
    Outlook 2017: Stir Post - The dedicated audio facility

    Stir Post Audio, launched in 2015, offering clients two state-of-the-art locations in Chicago, each helmed by one of two engineers/sound designers on staff: Nick Bozzone, who migrated to Chicago after ...

    December 15, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: The Artery VFX - VR's future
    Outlook 2017: The Artery VFX - VR's future

    Ronen Tanchum is the head of The Artery VFX's newly launched Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) division. The studio is based in New York City (www.thearteryvfx.com). Here, he looks at the stat ...

    December 15, 2016

  • Outlook 2017: Xytech - Staying relevant in a niche space
    Outlook 2017: Xytech - Staying relevant in a niche space

    Greg Dolan is COO of Xytech (www.xytechsystems.com), the Chatsworth, CA-based creator of the MediaPulse facility management platform. Here, he discusses how companies like his stay relevant in a niche ...

    December 16, 2016

  • VFX: <i>Passengers</i>
    VFX: Passengers

    Morten Tyldum’s ( The Imitation Game ) latest project for Sony, Passengers staring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, is the director’s first walk in space. A different sort of sci-fi adventure, it’s ...

    December 21, 2016