November 1, 2017

  • 10-Nov-2017
    November 2017
    In This Issue:
    - VFX: Thor: Ragnarok
    - Director's Chair:  Thor: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi
    - Restoration: Night of the Living Dead, Scarface & The Godfather
    - Audio: Blade Runner 2049
    - Review: Boxx's Apexx 4 workstation
    ...and much more!!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>
    Director's Chair: Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok

    The “God of Thunder” is back, although you may not recognize him at first without his trademark long locks and hammer. But then, a lot has changed since his last outing, the 2013 global blockbuster, T ...

    November 10, 2017

  • Editing: <I>Only The Brave</I>
    Editing: Only The Brave

    SANTA MONICA, CA — Columbia Pictures’ Only The Brave is based on the true story of a group of highly-skilled firefighters, known as ‘hotshots,’ who specialize in fighting wildfires throughout the coun ...

    November 20, 2017

  • Previs: The Third Floor continues Marvel collaboration with <I>Thor: Ragnarok</I>
    Previs: The Third Floor continues Marvel collaboration with Thor: Ragnarok

    LOS ANGELES — Marking 13 collaborations on Marvel feature films since 2010, Hollywood visualization house The Third Floor provided a mix of previs, postvis, techvis and virtual production across some ...

    November 21, 2017

Features

  • <I>Thor: Ragnarok</I>: Framestore delivers climactic final sequence
    Thor: Ragnarok: Framestore delivers climactic final sequence

    LONDON — Framestore reunited with Marvel Studios to deliver the climactic final act of Thor: Ragnarok, producing 459 shots of heavy-duty VFX and a host of fully-CG characters. The film was directed by ...

    November 9, 2017

  • Hammer Time!
    Hammer Time!

    The Marvel juggernaut continues to steamroll its way over the box office competition as the studio releases yet another offering from its Marvel Cinematic Universe — Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor franchise ...

    November 10, 2017

  • RSP details its <I>Thor: Ragnarok</I> work
    RSP details its Thor: Ragnarok work

    ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Rising Sun Pictures (rsp.com.au) created more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok ¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of di ...

    November 9, 2017

  • Winners announced in Filmsupply Challenge
    Winners announced in Filmsupply Challenge

    Musicbed (www.musicbed.com) and Filmsupply (www.filmsupply.com) recently announced the winners of their “2017 Filmsupply Challenge,” a free competition that gave editors a chance to win a part of a pr ...

    November 15, 2017

Web Exclusives

  • <I>Murder On The Orient Express</I>: Director Kenneth Branagh
    Murder On The Orient Express: Director Kenneth Branagh

    Murder on the Orient Express has made over $200M worldwide since its release on November 10th. Based on the Agatha Christie novel, the whodunit film was directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in ...

    November 30, 2017

  • Color Grading: <I>Darkest Hour</I>
    Color Grading: Darkest Hour

    LONDON – Focus Features’ latest release, Darkest Hour, stars Gary Oldman as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is in his first few weeks in office during the outbreak of World War II. Direc ...

    November 27, 2017

  • Editing: <I>Murder On The Orient Express</I>
    Editing: Murder On The Orient Express

    In 1974, film director Sidney Lumet brought famed suspense/crime writer Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel to the big screen, along with a big-name-cast that included Albert Finney (as detective Her ...

    November 21, 2017

  • Open House: MJH Studios
    Open House: MJH Studios

    CRANBURY, NJ — MJH Studios (www.mjh-studios.com), the healthcare media, education and market research company, opened a new production facility last March. The company was founded in 1999 by Michael J ...

    November 17, 2017

  • Restoration: <I>A Matter of Life and Death</I>
    Restoration: A Matter of Life and Death

    CULVER CITY, CA — Sony Pictures Entertainment recently completed a 4K digital restoration of A Matter of Life and Death, the 1946 wartime drama from writers/directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressbu ...

    November 22, 2017

Reviews

  • Review: Boxx's Apexx 4 Workstation
    Review: Boxx's Apexx 4 Workstation

    The past 12 to 24 months of computer development have inserted more uncertainty about which operating system and editing platform to choose than I can recall since around 2008 to 2010. At that time, F ...

    November 14, 2017