March/April 2019

  • 29-Mar-2019
    March/April 2019
    In This Issue:

    - Cover Story: Sesame Street turns 50!

    - VFX For TV: Deadly Class, Station 19 and Fear The Walking Dead

    - VFX For Film: Dumbo and Captain Marvel

    - Director's Chair:  Stephen Merchant — Fighting With My Family 

    - Review: HP ZBook Studio X360 G5

    ...and much more!


  • Speaking With: Maxon CEO David McGavran
    Speaking With: Maxon CEO David McGavran

    With several leadership appointments to drive its transformation towards a globally-focused software development company, David McGavran, CEO, speaks about Maxon’s ( recent changes ...

    April 3, 2019


  • Cover Story: <I>Sesame Street</I> turns 50
    Cover Story: Sesame Street turns 50

    It started with a simple idea — to somehow use television for something more than simply entertaining viewers. In 1968, TV producer Joan Ganz Cooney and Carnegie Corporation vice president Lloyd Morri ...

    April 1, 2019

  • VFX For TV: ABC's <I>Station 19</I>
    VFX For TV: ABC's Station 19

    In March 2018, the team behind television’s longest-running medical drama, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, introduced viewers to a new spinoff series centered around the Seattle firefighters of Station 19. Crea ...

    April 12, 2019

  • VFX For TV: AMC's <I>Fear The Walking Dead</I>
    VFX For TV: AMC's Fear The Walking Dead

    The notion of zombies, or the living dead, can be traced back thousands of years to many cultures around the world, invoking fear among the living, as zombies have a reputation for being hard to kill. ...

    April 16, 2019

  • VFX For TV: SyFy's <I>Deadly Class</I>
    VFX For TV: SyFy's Deadly Class

    Deadly Class is a new SyFy show that’s based on the popular comic series of the same name by Rick Remender. The series is set in 1980s San Francisco, where a disillusioned teen named Marcus (Benjamin ...

    April 17, 2019

  • VFX: Marvel Studios' <I>Captain Marvel</I>
    VFX: Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel, one of Walt Disney Pictures’ and Marvel Studios' most anticipated films, features for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe a female superhero lead. Oscar-winning actress Bri ...

    March 29, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • Audio: Hulu's <I>Pen15</I>
    Audio: Hulu's Pen15

    Hulu’s new series Pen15 tries to show middle school as it really happened. Writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in the adult comedy. Now in their 30s, the two play 13-year-old versions of themsel ...

    March 29, 2019

  • Careers: Supervising sound editor Greg King
    Careers: Supervising sound editor Greg King

    Gregory King is a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer whose career spans more than 70 films, including The Founder, Hancock, Friday Night Lights and The Insider, for which received an Osca ...

    April 17, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Jon Baird — <I>Stan & Ollie</I>
    Director's Chair: Jon Baird — Stan & Ollie

    As the old quip goes, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” And the new Sony Pictures Classics film Stan & Ollie shows just how hard the latter is.

    March 29, 2019

  • Editing 101: 5 Rules (#36-#40)
    Editing 101: 5 Rules (#36-#40)

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (, which has studios in both New York City and Venice, CA. His list of credits includes work for M&Ms, NY Lottery, Yahoo, American Greetings, ...

    April 16, 2019

  • Previs: <I>Alita: Battle Angel</I>
    Previs: Alita: Battle Angel

    Based on the graphic novel “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is a new animated feature film from 20th Century Fox. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film centers on Alita (Rosa Salazar), ...

    March 29, 2019

  • Tutorial: The Art of RenderMan Volume 1
    Tutorial: The Art of RenderMan Volume 1

    Rusty Hazelden ( is a Canadian visual effects artist with 18 years of experience. Skilled in Maya, Houdini, and RenderMan, he recently put the finishing touches on a new, fiv ...

    March 29, 2019

  • VFX For TV: HBO's <I>True Detective</I>
    VFX For TV: HBO's True Detective

    True Detective recently returned after a four-year hiatus. The HBO show is an American crime drama, created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. The series premiered in January of 2014, and each season has ...

    April 18, 2019