January 1, 2018

  • 15-Jan-2018
    January 2018
    In This Issue:
    - Oscar Contenders
    - MPC's VFX for Commercials
    - Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird
    - Editing: Paramount Pictures'   Downsizing
    - VFX: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
    ...and much more!

Departments

  • Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — <I>Lady Bird</I>
    Director's Chair: Greta Gerwig — Lady Bird

    Over the past decade, actress Greta Gerwig has appeared in some 40 movies, cementing her growing reputation as one of Hollywood’s brightest and most engaging new stars. Her acclaimed performances incl ...

    January 19, 2018

  • Editing: Paramount Pictures' <I>Downsizing</I>
    Editing: Paramount Pictures' Downsizing

    Editor Kevin Tent has a long-standing relationship with director Alexander Payne. The two collaborated on the features Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants, so it comes as no surprise that Tent woul ...

    January 17, 2018

Web Exclusives

  • Careers: <I>Saturday Church</I> director Damon Cardasis
    Careers: Saturday Church director Damon Cardasis

    Damon Cardasis is the director of the new independent film, Saturday Church, which was released on January 12th. The feature centers around a 14 year-old-boy, who is struggling with gender identity an ...

    January 18, 2018

  • Cloud services driving production, post & distribution
    Cloud services driving production, post & distribution

    LOS ANGELES — Last year’s television epic, The Young Pope, was a true international effort. The 10-part series, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, was co-financed by Sky Italia, Canal+ and HBO. Production ...

    January 18, 2018

  • Documentary: <I>The Vietnam War</I>
    Documentary: The Vietnam War

    NEW YORK CITY — Spanning 18 hours over 10 parts, The Vietnam War is arguably the most ambitious documentary directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have undertaken. Burns, Novick, producer Sarah Botstein ...

    January 17, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: Audio trends
    Outlook 2018: Audio trends

    Eric P. Sherman is the CEO/Founder of Bang Zoom! Studios (www.bangzoomstudios.com) in Burbank, CA. Here, he looks at some of the latest trends in audio post and whether or not technology should trump ...

    January 12, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: Capitalizing on render farm elasticity
    Outlook 2018: Capitalizing on render farm elasticity

    Chris Bond is the Founder of Thinkbox Software (www.thinkboxsoftware.com) and Director of Product Management, Amazon EC2 at AWS. Here, he looks at the power, flexibility and cost savings that cloud re ...

    January 12, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: HDR - A creative storyteller's dream
    Outlook 2018: HDR - A creative storyteller's dream

    Lenny Mastrandrea is the Senior Colorist/Head of Color at Nice Shoes (http://www.niceshoes.com) in New York City. Nicknamed “The Maestro,” Mastrandrea has a passion for discovering the potential withi ...

    January 23, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: The future is realtime
    Outlook 2018: The future is realtime

    Marc Petit is the General Manager for Unreal Engine Enterprise, Epic Games (www.unrealengine.com). Here, he looks at the use of game engines as realtime production tools.

    January 12, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: The future of VR is location-based
    Outlook 2018: The future of VR is location-based

    Brian Nilles is the Chief Strategy Officer for OptiTrack (http://optitrack.com), a developer of 3D tracking systems. Here, he looks at some of the opportunities location-based VR offers and its potent ...

    January 12, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: The state of cloud computing
    Outlook 2018: The state of cloud computing

    Kevin Baillie is the CEO of Conductor (www.conductortech.com), a company that encourages the use of cloud-based rendering solutions. Here, he details how studios can benefit from the idea of using the ...

    January 12, 2018

  • Outlook 2018: Trends in media & entertainment
    Outlook 2018: Trends in media & entertainment

    David Sallak is the VP/CTO, M&E for Sunnyvale, CA’s Panasas (panasas.com), the provider of high-performance storage solutions. Here, he looks at how studios might employ cloud storage to make the ...

    January 12, 2018

  • Post Positions: Spatial audio realities for VR
    Post Positions: Spatial audio realities for VR

    The past couple of years have been monumental for the growth of virtual reality (VR) as a medium. VR has given rise to new ways of creating and experiencing stories, both visually and aurally, allowin ...

    January 15, 2018

  • VFX: <I>The Shape of Water</I>
    VFX: The Shape of Water

    TORONTO — Visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi and the team at Mr. X Inc. recently provided services for Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water. The feature film tells the story of a ...

    January 18, 2018