December 1, 2018

  • 4-Dec-2018
    December 2018
    In This Issue:
    Outlook 2019: Trends in Editing, VFX, Workflows and more!
    Director's Chair: Rob Marshall — Mary Poppins Returns
    Green Book editor Patrick J. Don Vito
    Ralph Breaks The Internet
    ...and much more!!

Departments

  • <I>Green Book</I> editor Patrick J. Don Vito
    Green Book editor Patrick J. Don Vito

    Universal Pictures’ Green Book brings polar opposites together for a road trip of the South in the early 1960s. Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) is an Italian-American bouncer from ...

    December 4, 2018

  • Director's Chair: Adam McKay — <I>Vice</I>
    Director's Chair: Adam McKay — Vice

    Writer/director/producer Adam McKay became one of the most successful comedy directors in Hollywood thanks to such hits as the Anchorman franchise, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, The Other Guys, and ...

    January 28, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Rob Marshall — <I>Mary Poppins Returns</I>
    Director's Chair: Rob Marshall — Mary Poppins Returns

    Rob Marshall was probably destined to direct the new Mary Poppins film, a sequel to the 1964 Disney classic. After all, the former dancer and choreographer’s name has virtually become synonymous with ...

    December 4, 2018

  • Editing: <I>Bohemian Rhapsody</I>
    Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

    John Ottman, ACE, is unique in the film industry, as he holds dual distinctions as both a film composer and film editor. Ottman’s film credits include The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Va ...

    January 29, 2019

Features

  • Animation: Disney-Pixar's <I>Incredibles 2</I>
    Animation: Disney-Pixar's Incredibles 2

    In real time, Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 takes place 14 years after the first film, but in “Incredible” time, it’s only a few months later.

    January 29, 2019

  • VFX: Disney's <I>Mary Poppins Returns</I>
    VFX: Disney's Mary Poppins Returns

    Disney released one of its most iconic films in 1964, introducing audiences to Mary Poppins, a story of a charmed nanny who, through music and magic, helped repair a strained relationship between two ...

    December 20, 2018

Web Exclusives

  • <I>A Private War</I> editor Nick Fenton
    A Private War editor Nick Fenton

    Independent editor Nick Fenton spent the first half of 2018 cutting A Private War, the Matthew Heineman-directed feature about celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin that’s based on an article from ...

    January 15, 2019

  • Careers: VFX artist Sewang Kim
    Careers: VFX artist Sewang Kim

    I majored in Japanese Language Education at college back in 2001 in South Korea. About that time, I fell in love with many Disney's animated movies, so I started learning 3D graphics by double-majorin ...

    January 3, 2019

  • Filmmaking: <I>Vox Lux</I>
    Filmmaking: Vox Lux

    Neon’s new feature film, Vox Lux, begins in 1999, when young teenager Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent school shooting and, after singing at a memorial service, begins a path to pop stardom ...

    December 14, 2018

  • MPSE: Mentoring, storytelling & recognizing change
    MPSE: Mentoring, storytelling & recognizing change

    Founded in 1953, the Motion Picture Sound Editors is a global organization dedicated to improving the recognition of its members by educating the public and the filmmaking community as to the artistic ...

    January 15, 2019

  • Open House: NYC's Sound Lounge reflects on 20 years in audio post
    Open House: NYC's Sound Lounge reflects on 20 years in audio post

    NEW YORK CITY — Twenty years ago, Sound Lounge (www.soundlounge.com) was born - the vision of Tom Jucarone, Peter Holcomb and Marshall Grupp  to create an artist-owned studio that put a premium o ...

    December 20, 2018

  • Outlook 2019: A look at production music's strengths & weaknesses
    Outlook 2019: A look at production music's strengths & weaknesses

    Killer Tracks is a leading provider of production music and a global source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. Here, VP/head of music production Carl Peel a ...

    January 11, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: AR/VR/XR - lights, camera, action
    Outlook 2019: AR/VR/XR - lights, camera, action

    Collaborating with television studios for productions and brands for event activations throughout 2018, ARwall was able to showcase large-scale Augmented Reality (AR) technology while keeping our ear ...

    January 23, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Augmented Reality's past & future
    Outlook 2019: Augmented Reality's past & future

    Our team at Tactic has been creating realtime experiences and apps on many platforms, and for many formats, over the years. We bring together a team with many skill sets: artists, engineers, game indu ...

    January 2, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Creating a VR tipping point
    Outlook 2019: Creating a VR tipping point

    For many in VR, Spheres represents a validation of the art form. Debuting at Sundance last year, writer/director Eliza McNitt’s ambitious VR project about outer space created massive buzz, and for goo ...

    February 6, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Data's impact on next generation cloud rendering
    Outlook 2019: Data's impact on next generation cloud rendering

    In the last 12 months, we’ve seen cloud computing disrupt the visual effects industry in a significant way. While studios were assessing cost, running PoCs, and determining how to best utilize the new ...

    January 9, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Game engines & the cloud
    Outlook 2019: Game engines & the cloud

    Technologies like the Unity game engine are arguably the most important developments at a time when our industry is going through a transformational shift, where you not only have digital and cloud, b ...

    January 8, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Managing resources with cloud computing
    Outlook 2019: Managing resources with cloud computing

    For post and broadcast professionals, the onramp to harnessing cloud compute power for video transcoding seemed daunting in the past. However, as the industry evolves, and as new services become avail ...

    January 16, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: Media transport over commodity networks is remaking post workflows
    Outlook 2019: Media transport over commodity networks is remaking post workflows

    Near realtime, secure transfer of media content is fundamentally changing content creation workflows while bringing tremendous business benefits to production companies. Fast, efficient streaming file ...

    January 21, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: So you're global? Now localize!
    Outlook 2019: So you're global? Now localize!

    The entertainment space is going global. Thanks to rapid technological shifts, content is now available on every type of screen in every region around the world. But while content now has universal re ...

    December 17, 2018

  • Outlook 2019: Subtitling as a profit-boosting opportunity
    Outlook 2019: Subtitling as a profit-boosting opportunity

    In a world that’s increasingly inter-connected on every level from work to entertainment, subtitles or “timed-text services” have become an indispensable and invaluable commodity. Following recent gov ...

    December 17, 2018

  • Outlook 2019: The need for talent, experience & multidisciplinary skills
    Outlook 2019: The need for talent, experience & multidisciplinary skills

    The barrier to entry in the post industry continues to decline. Equipment that used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars is now a fraction of that. Powerfully-creative software is available for an ...

    January 4, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: The surprising trend in cloud computing
    Outlook 2019: The surprising trend in cloud computing

    It’s no secret that I’ve been a big advocate of cloud computing in media and entertainment for many years. Straight out of the gate, I was excited about the potential for cloud to ‘level the playing f ...

    January 9, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: The value  of LTO in post workflows
    Outlook 2019: The value of LTO in post workflows

    In the world of digital content creation, high-resolution shoots produce massive amounts of data — the likes of which are unprecedented. Large-scale 4K productions have already become the gold standar ...

    January 3, 2019

  • Outlook 2019: VR and the location-based experience
    Outlook 2019: VR and the location-based experience

    1stAveMachine directors Nico Casavecchia and Martin Allais eye trends, challenges and future of Virtual Reality. As 2018 draws to a close, it’s becoming clear that the VR industry is finally moving on ...

    December 18, 2018

  • VFX: <I>Welcome To Marwen</I>
    VFX: Welcome To Marwen

    Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis’ ( Forrest Gump, Cast Away ) recent film for Universal Pictures and Dreamworks, Welcome to Marwen, stars Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt ...

    January 16, 2019