January 1, 2016

  • 8-Jan-2016
    January 2016
    In This Issue:
    Audio: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Oscars: Expanded Coverage - Joy, The Revenant & more!
    Director Michael Bay: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
    Fox's The X-Files
    VFX For Spots


Departments

  • Animation: 'Shaun The Sheep Movie'
    Animation: 'Shaun The Sheep Movie'

    Shaun the Sheep made his debut in 1995 as a supporting character in Nick Park’s Oscar-winning short, Wallace & Gromit. He then became a TV sensation, and in 2015, Aardman Animations partnered with ...

    January 19, 2016

  • Director's Chair: Michael Bay - '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'
    Director's Chair: Michael Bay - '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'

    Audiences flock to Michael Bay movies. His credits include the Transformers franchise, as well as Bad Boys, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and The Island, which have collectively taken in more than $5 billi ...

    January 15, 2016

  • Editing: 'The Revenant'
    Editing: 'The Revenant'

    Film editor Stephen Mirrione, who won an Oscar for Best Film Editing for Traffic in 2000, has been working with Academy Award-winning director (Birdman) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu since Amores Perros ...

    January 19, 2016

  • Primetime: Fox's 'The X-Files'
    Primetime: Fox's 'The X-Files'

    From the first few notes of its eerie signature theme to the irrefutable chemistry between its two stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (portraying Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively) and ...

    January 7, 2016

Features

  • 'Joy': Director David O. Russell
    'Joy': Director David O. Russell

    Since director/writer David O. Russell made his directorial debut in 1994 with the dark comedy Spanking the Monkey, he has amassed a small but diverse body of work that includes the Gulf War thriller ...

    January 8, 2016

  • 'The Revenant': Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's most challenging film yet
    'The Revenant': Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's most challenging film yet

    Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu won three Oscars — Best Director, Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay — for Birdman last year. That huge success capped off an amazing run since he d ...

    January 7, 2016

  • Animation: 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
    Animation: 'Kung Fu Panda 3'

    GLENDALE, CA — On January 29th, Jack Black returns to voice Po in Kung Fu Panda 3, the newest animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, here. The film also features the voice talents of Angelina Jol ...

    January 28, 2016

  • Sound Editing: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
    Sound Editing: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    With nearly 40 years of cinema history, a die-hard diverse fan base that spans both time and globe, countless spin-offs, spoofs and robust merchandising that was set to generate $3 billion in sales in ...

    January 19, 2016

Web Exclusives

  • Animation: Calabash draws on traditional techniques
    Animation: Calabash draws on traditional techniques

    CHICAGO – Given the technology driving today’s 3D animated content, some might be surprised by how much traditional hand-drawn techniques still remain an integral part of the process. At least it is f ...

    January 12, 2016

  • Building a music company without any offices
    Building a music company without any offices

    When my husband, composer Scott Miller, and I decided to start our own music production company in Southern California, one of our biggest initial roadblocks was quite literally, roadblocks. When we s ...

    January 11, 2016

  • Editing: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
    Editing: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    LOS ANGELES — While Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the January cover of Post, featuring Jennifer Walden’s extensive interview with the film’s post sound crew from Skywalker Sound, director JJ Abra ...

    January 11, 2016

  • Oscars: Nominee Lon Bender on The Revenant's sound design
    Oscars: Nominee Lon Bender on The Revenant's sound design

    BEVERLY HILLS — Lon Bender was up earlier than usual on January 14th, to be on-site at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by 5:30am. That’s when the 88th Annual Academy Awards nominees were a ...

    January 15, 2016

  • Oscars: Nominee Mark Mangini recalls 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
    Oscars: Nominee Mark Mangini recalls 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Mark Mangini of Hollywood’s Formosa Group was at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater when the 88th Annual Oscar nominees were announced on the morning of Thursday, January 14th. In addition ...

    January 14, 2016

  • Review: Cerise custom workstation
    Review: Cerise custom workstation

    Over the years I’ve been asked many times to review workstations, from Dell’s Precision series of mobile workstations to HP’s leading workstation workhorse the z840. I don’t think I’ve met a mainstrea ...

    January 15, 2016

  • Review: iZotope's RX5 Advanced
    Review: iZotope's RX5 Advanced

    Editors are constantly running into audio problems that seem almost impossible to solve in the edit room. Lack of room tone can make frankenbites sound atrocious. Plosives and bad mics force us to fin ...

    January 18, 2016

  • VFX: 'In The Heart of The Sea'
    VFX: 'In The Heart of The Sea'

    In the Heart of the Sea is a literal whale of a tale. The story is inspired by the 1851 classic novel “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville, which recounts the obsessive quest of a sea captain hell-bent on r ...

    January 25, 2016

  • VR filmmaking: Two perspectives
    VR filmmaking: Two perspectives

    Virtual Reality is still in the “Wild West’ era, for both filmmakers and studio service providers. Post recently connected with pros on both fronts. Hugh McGrory is the CEO/founder of Datavized, and w ...

    January 21, 2016

Reviews

  • Review: HP's 27-inch z27s 4K display
    Review: HP's 27-inch z27s 4K display

    Having a 15.6-inch 4K laptop, I’ve come to appreciate the crispness of Windows 10 and my apps, but decry the super small icons and menus when I’m working inside Maya and 3DS Max, which don’t really sc ...

    January 14, 2016