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

Web Exclusives

  • Audio: Netflix's <I>Voyeur</I>
    Audio: Netflix's Voyeur

    NEW YORK CITY — Audio post studio HOBO (www.hoboaudio.com) recently teamed up with mixer Tom Paul of Gigantic Studios on a new documentary for Netflix. Voyeur tells the story of a motel owner with an ...

    January 25, 2018

  • 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

  • Careers: Technicolor colorist Dan Coles
    Careers: Technicolor colorist Dan Coles

    Dan Coles, senior colorist at Technicolor London, has deep experience in grading both feature films and TV productions. He loves the creativity and challenge of grading and creating a ‘look,’ and make ...

    January 25, 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

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

    TORONTO — Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water is set in 1960s America, a time when the US was competing with the Soviet Union to send a man into space. Elisa (played by Sally Hawkins) ...

    January 30, 2018

  • MPSE to honor filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow
    MPSE to honor filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow

    STUDIO CITY, CA — On February 18th, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will present Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The Academy Award-winning director of such films as Detroit, Z ...

    February 1, 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