September/October 2019

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    September/October 2019
    In This Issue:

    - Cover Story: Disney's Frozen 2

    - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil director Joachim Rønning

    - Posting Fall TV: Batwoman, Bluff City Law & Mixed-ish

    - Animation:The Addams Family

    - Special Section: Storage

    ...and much more!


  • Animation: <i>The Addams Family</i>
    Animation: The Addams Family

    Many grew up singing this earworm jingle, the theme song from The Addams Family television show, which aired from 1964–1966, in black and white, no less. Transcending various types of media, this grue ...

    October 23, 2019

  • Animation: Disney's <i>Frozen 2</i>
    Animation: Disney's Frozen 2

    When Frozen hit theaters in 2013, it was a mammoth success. The film scored two Oscars in 2014 for "Best Animated Feature" and "Original Song" (“Let it Go”), earned $1.2 billion globally (making it th ...

    October 23, 2019

  • Fall TV: CW's <I>Batwoman</i>
    Fall TV: CW's Batwoman

    Crime has been on the uptick in the streets of Gotham, and criminals have become increasingly emboldened after the city’s well-known crimefighter, Batman, suddenly disappeared from the public eye thre ...

    November 8, 2019

  • Fall TV: NBC's <I>Bluff City Law</I>
    Fall TV: NBC's Bluff City Law

    On Monday, September 24th, NBC premiered a new, one-hour dramatic series starring Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee. Bluff City Law is set in Memphis, TN, and centers on the relationship between Elijah an ...

    October 4, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • Animation: Netflix's <I>Seis Manos</i>
    Animation: Netflix's Seis Manos

    Powerhouse Animation ( is a full service creative studio headquartered in Austin, TX, and with an office in Los Angeles too. The studio has been in operation since 2001 and ...

    October 11, 2019

  • Audio: Soundwhale founder Ameen Abdulla
    Audio: Soundwhale founder Ameen Abdulla

    Ameen Abdulla is the founder of Soundwhale, a creative platform for audio collaboration and review. Here, he details his early career in audio and the steps that led him to found the Soundwhale subscr ...

    October 15, 2019

  • Careers: Rising Sun Pictures' Thomas Maher returns to the classroom
    Careers: Rising Sun Pictures' Thomas Maher returns to the classroom

    ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Thomas Maher is the youngest member of the teaching staff at Rising Sun Pictures Education. The Adelaide native is himself an alumnus of the program, having completed the G ...

    October 9, 2019

  • Careers: Sound designer/re-recording mixer Bernhard Zorzi
    Careers: Sound designer/re-recording mixer Bernhard Zorzi

    Bernhard Zorzi is an award-winning sound designer and re-recording mixer based in Vienna, Austria. He’s lent his sound expertise to numerous projects ranging from documentaries to film and television. ...

    October 10, 2019

  • Company 3 takes on zombies & killer robots
    Company 3 takes on zombies & killer robots

    LOS ANGELES — Company 3 ( recently completed the color grade for two Hollywood films — Sony’s Zombieland: Double Tap, the follow up to the 2009 comedy/horror flick starring Woody Harr ...

    November 14, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Derrick Borte — <I>American Dreamer</I>
    Director's Chair: Derrick Borte — American Dreamer

    Writer/director Derrick Borte began his career as a painter. After receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Old Dominion University, he earned a Masters of Arts in Film and Media Studies at Parsons/T ...

    November 7, 2019

  • Fortnite World Cup Finals: Ncam drops in live AR characters
    Fortnite World Cup Finals: Ncam drops in live AR characters

    The recent Fortnite World Cup Finals, staged by Epic Games at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, was a landmark event for the esports movement. Its $30M prize purse saw what is already forecast ...

    November 12, 2019

  • Sound Editing: <I>Joker</I>
    Sound Editing: Joker

    It was late ‘70s/early ‘80s and Gotham City was in turmoil. The city was on the edge of crumbling, from widespread crime and corruption, littered with graffiti and garbage; the result of a sanitation ...

    November 1, 2019

  • Sound: Scoring Disney's <I>Maleficent</I> sequel
    Sound: Scoring Disney's Maleficent sequel

    Emmy-winning composer Geoff Zanelli ( recently collaborated with director Joachim Rønning to create the score for the new Disney film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The two part ...

    October 10, 2019

  • VFX: 20th Century Fox's <I>Ad Astra</I>
    VFX: 20th Century Fox's Ad Astra

    In 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi drama Ad Astra, Brad Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who travels to the furthest reaches of our solar system to uncover the truth about his father, the leader of a doome ...

    October 9, 2019

  • Windfall Films' CG supports factual TV
    Windfall Films' CG supports factual TV

    LONDON — Windfall Films ( is known for its work on factual television programs. The studio was founded in 1988 by a trio of former BBC producers and has worked with client ...

    October 29, 2019

  • Worth Keeping: Storage For Archiving
    Worth Keeping: Storage For Archiving

    Everything worth keeping, ends up in a digital archive. As a consequence, there is more content in archives than in any other part of the media and entertainment workflow. In this article we will talk ...

    October 28, 2019


  • Review: Sonicware's ELZ_1 synthesizer
    Review: Sonicware's ELZ_1 synthesizer

    In an age of virtual software synthesizers, there seems to be a constant, never-ending stream of new plug-ins, updates, and releases. Some virtual instruments try to break new ground, while others try ...

    October 7, 2019