Current Issue

  • 11-Apr-2022
    March/April 2022
    In This Issue:

    - Cover Story: Weta's blockbuster VFX for The Batman

    - Director's Chair: The Outfit's Graham Moore

    - Making Music Videos

    - Animation: Inside the Oscar-nominated short Namoo

    Workstations

    - Remote Workflows

    ...and much more!

Web Exclusives

  • <I>Emergency</I> composer René G. Boscio
    Emergency composer René G. Boscio

    Puerto Rican composer René G. Boscio, based in LA, made his second appearance at the Sundance Film Festival with the new thriller comedy Emergency, which is an expanded telling of the 2018 Sundance Sp ...

    April 11, 2022

  • <I>Rookie Season</I>: Filmmaker Adrian Bonvento makes feature debut
    Rookie Season: Filmmaker Adrian Bonvento makes feature debut

    Filmmaker Adrian Bonvento recently made his feature-film debut with the release of Rookie Season, a cinematic auto-racing documentary from Strike Back Studios (https://strikebackstudios.com). Availabl ...

    April 18, 2022

  • <I>Spider-Man: No Way Home</I> - Inside Folks' VFX work
    Spider-Man: No Way Home - Inside Folks' VFX work

    Folks (https://folksvfx.com) in Toronto created a number of visual effects for the Columbia Pictures/Marvel Studios feature film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The studio worked on two main sequences for th ...

    April 14, 2022

  • <I>The Tragedy of MacBeth</I>: Editor Lucian Johnston
    The Tragedy of MacBeth: Editor Lucian Johnston

    The Tragedy of Macbeth was nominated for three Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. Directed by Joel Coen, the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tale of murder, madness and political ambition stars ...

    April 11, 2022

  • Editing: HBO's <I>A Black Lady Sketch Show</I>
    Editing: HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show

    HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series created by executive producer/writer/star Robin Thede. In addition to Thede, the show has a core cast of black women that include Ashley Nicole Bla ...

    May 19, 2022

  • Niche channels capitalize on remote workflows
    Niche channels capitalize on remote workflows

    The pandemic brought forth many new challenges for the media and entertainment world. To keep productions rolling, media organizations had to find and deploy new and innovative ways of working that wo ...

    April 29, 2022

  • Rogue Initiative/Area of Effect
    Rogue Initiative/Area of Effect

    Rogue Initiative Studios (https://rogueinitiative.com) was founded in 2015 by alumni from a number of leading game companies, including Activision and Sony. CEO/creative director Pete Blumel has spent ...

    April 15, 2022

  • Soundtrack: Apple TV+'s <I>Pachinko</I>
    Soundtrack: Apple TV+'s Pachinko

    Apple TV+’s Pachinko chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as the leave their homeland in a quest to survive and thrive. The premiere season spans eight ...

    May 23, 2022

  • Sundance: Light Iron's Katie Jordan grades three films
    Sundance: Light Iron's Katie Jordan grades three films

    Light Iron (www.panavision.com) colorist Katie Jordan worked on three films that were presented as part of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Here, she details the need for each project.

    May 16, 2022

  • The components of moving to the cloud
    The components of moving to the cloud

    In recent months, cloud-based workflows have proven to be invaluable. Many media and broadcast organizations would have struggled to operate during the pandemic without virtualizing at least some elem ...

    April 29, 2022

  • VFX: <I>Sonic the Hedgehog 2</I>
    VFX: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Paramount Pictures and director Jeff Fowler called on VFX studio MPC to bring a fully-CGI Sonic to life in the new feature film Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which has brought in more than $170M since its ear ...

    May 11, 2022

  • VFX: Netflix's <I>Raising Dion</I>
    VFX: Netflix's Raising Dion

    In the Netflix series Raising Dion, a single mom discovers that her son has super powers and tries to figure out how to raise him safely. Season 2 debuted back in February, and the team at FuseFX were ...

    April 29, 2022

  • VFX: Tippett employs stop motion for <I>The Book of Boba Fett</I>
    VFX: Tippett employs stop motion for The Book of Boba Fett

    BERKELEY, CA — Tippett Studio (www.tippett.com) continued its collaboration with Lucasfilm, producers Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, and director Robert Rodriguez, creating an iconic call back to the Re ...

    May 13, 2022

Features

  • <I>The Batman</I>: Inside Weta's blockbuster VFX work
    The Batman: Inside Weta's blockbuster VFX work

    In Gotham City, crime and corruption are at all-time highs. The renewal program that was designed to improve quality of life — now in its 20th year — hasn’t delivered, and frustrated city residents ar ...

    April 13, 2022

  • Animation: Inside the Oscar-shortlisted short <I>Namoo</I>
    Animation: Inside the Oscar-shortlisted short Namoo

    The narrative poem “Namoo” (a Korean word meaning “tree”) chronicles the heartwarming and heartbreaking biographical moments, from beginning to end, of one particular man, whose journey is represented ...

    April 15, 2022