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Marc Loftus

Marc Loftus is the Senior Editor and Director of Web Content for Post Magazine. He has been with the monthly publication since 1992, reporting on new technologies and creative techniques relating to film, television and commercial post production. In that time, he has witnessed the transition from linear to nonlinear, analog to digital, stereo to surround, SD to HD, tape-based to file-based, and 2D to 3D. Marc is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology.

Author Articles

  • Cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt — <I>Mank</i>
    Cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt — Mank

    Mank, which leads all films with 10 nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, reunited director David Fincher with cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt. The two have collaborated in the past on Gone Girl ...

    April 14, 2021

  • Editing: Alan Baumgarten — <I>The Trial of the Chicago 7</I>
    Editing: Alan Baumgarten — The Trial of the Chicago 7

    For editor Alan Baumgarten, it was his 2017 collaboration with director Aaron Sorkin on Molly’s Game that led to a reunion with the filmmaker on The Trial of the Chicago 7.

    April 9, 2021

  • Documentary Short: <I>Do Not Split</I>
    Documentary Short: Do Not Split

    Do Not Split is a documentary short that takes place during the heart of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. The short follows the protests that took place following a proposed bill that would allow the Chin ...

    April 6, 2021

  • Soundtrack: The Oscar-nominated team behind <I>Greyhound</I>
    Soundtrack: The Oscar-nominated team behind Greyhound

    Apple TV+'s Greyhound is a thrilling World War II story that was inspired by actual events. The film follows Captain Ernest Krause (played by Tom Hanks), as he leads an international convoy of 37 ship ...

    April 1, 2021

  • Indie Filmmaking: <I>Tulsa</I>
    Indie Filmmaking: Tulsa

    Atlanta-based production company Pryor Entertainment (pryorentertaiment.com) specializes in creating films that inspire, empower and educate. The company is run by Scott Pryor, a trial lawyer, and his ...

    February 26, 2021

  • Filmmaking: <I>Da Yie</I>
    Filmmaking: Da Yie

    Anthony Nti’s Da Yie shares a story of two African children who, unknowingly, are on their way to being abducted. The African film has been accepted into more than 140 film festivals and is now shortl ...

    February 23, 2021

  • Filmmaking: <I>White Eye</I>
    Filmmaking: White Eye

    Director Tomer Shushan's White Eye has been shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards in the Live Action Short Film category. The 20-minute Israeli production shows the harsh realities of undocumented i ...

    February 22, 2021

  • Soundtrack: <I>The Trial of the Chicago 7</I>
    Soundtrack: The Trial of the Chicago 7

    In August of 1968, thousands of protestors gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park to demonstrate against the Vietnam War. Concerned that the protests would disturb the Democratic National Convention going o ...

    February 19, 2021

  • Color Grading: Amazon's <I>Uncle Frank</I>
    Color Grading: Amazon's Uncle Frank

    LOS ANGELES – Technicolor’s Andrew Francis handled the color grade for the 2020 Sundance hit Uncle Frank, from filmmaker Alan Ball. The feature, which recently premiered on Amazon, is set in the late ...

    February 9, 2021

  • Filmmaking: <I>One Night In Miami...</I> director Regina King
    Filmmaking: One Night In Miami... director Regina King

    Set in 1964, One Night In Miami… is a fictional imagining of the historic night that brought together four legends of black sports, entertainment and activism. On February 25th of that year, Cassius C ...

    February 8, 2021

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