Current Issue

  • 4-Aug-2021
    July/August 2021
    In This Issue:

    - Summer Movies: The Jungle Cruise, Black Widow, F9, The Sparks Brothers, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, I n The Heights

    - Editing: Netflix's The Queen's Gambit

    - Animation: Disney-Pixar's Luca

    - Making Music Videos

    ...and much more!

Web Exclusives

  • <I>A Black Lady Sketch Show</I>: The Emmy-nominated editing team shares insight
    A Black Lady Sketch Show: The Emmy-nominated editing team shares insight

    A Black Lady Sketch Show is an American television sketch comedy show created by Robin Thede for HBO. The show consists of comedic sketches performed by a main cast of Black women comedians. The show ...

    August 19, 2021

  • <I>Brand New Cherry Flavor</I> editor/producer Greg O'Bryant
    Brand New Cherry Flavor editor/producer Greg O'Bryant

    Greg O’Bryant served as editor and producer on Netflix’s new limited horror series Brand New Cherry Flavor. Based on a book, the series centers around Lisa Nova (Rosa Salazar), an aspiring filmmaker w ...

    August 25, 2021

  • Business: How one project led to a new, hybrid way of working
    Business: How one project led to a new, hybrid way of working

    In 2013, while attending a creative development meeting in Miami with Carnival Cruise Line, I was presented the opportunity to take on a project that would create a new kind of entertainment experienc ...

    August 26, 2021

  • Business: MRMC's Assaff Rawner on democratizing motion control
    Business: MRMC's Assaff Rawner on democratizing motion control

    In 2012, Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) launched Bolt, a new breed of motion-control rig that was faster and smaller than ever, and introduced a new generation to the creative possibilities of mot ...

    August 26, 2021

  • Careers: Senior colorist Mark Todd Osborne
    Careers: Senior colorist Mark Todd Osborne

    Senior colorist Mark Todd Osborne has maintained a busy schedule as an independent, following years of work at studios that include Company 3 and Light Iron. His home studio — MTO Color Inc. (mtocolor ...

    August 11, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - <I>Respect</I>
    Director's Chair: Liesl Tommy - Respect

    Aptly titled Respect, the new film about Aretha Franklin follows the late music legend's career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, along the way chr ...

    August 9, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Sian Heder — <i>CODA</i>
    Director's Chair: Sian Heder — CODA

    Writer, director and showrunner Sian Heder first made a name for herself with her short film Mother, which was awarded the Cinéfondation Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her debut feature film, ...

    August 13, 2021

  • Soundtrack: <I>Heels</I> composer Jeff Cardoni
    Soundtrack: Heels composer Jeff Cardoni

    Heels is a new drama from series creator Michael Waldron. The show premiered on Starz on August 15th and focuses on two brothers, who are rivals in a small-town professional wrestling organization — t ...

    August 26, 2021

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

    Fathom, on Apple TV+, is a documentary in which scientists Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet focus on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication. Directed and photographed by ...

    August 31, 2021

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

    Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso is a comedy series that’s based on a character Jason Sudeikis initially portrayed in a series of NBC Sports promos. The show began streaming its second season in July, and has be ...

    August 18, 2021

  • VFX: <I>American Horror Stories</I>
    VFX: American Horror Stories

    FuseFX is providing visual effects services for the new anthology series American Horror Stories. The show, which is a spin-off from American Horror Story, will have a new story every episode, rather ...

    September 7, 2021

  • VFX: Digital Domain completes work for <I>Free Guy</I>
    VFX: Digital Domain completes work for Free Guy

    LOS ANGELES – In 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, the lines between real and digital are deliberately blurred, with the focus jumping between live-action and CG based on the point of view of the charac ...

    August 19, 2021

  • VFX: Dneg creates Tree of Life for <I>Jungle Cruise</I>
    VFX: Dneg creates Tree of Life for Jungle Cruise

    LONDON — Visual effects & animation studio Dneg (www.dneg.com) completed extensive and intricate VFX for Disney’s new feature film Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Led by VF ...

    August 20, 2021

  • VFX: FuseFX's TVA work on <I>Loki</I>
    VFX: FuseFX's TVA work on Loki

    FuseFX contributed numerous visual effects to Disney+’s latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Loki. Much of the studio’s work revolved around the Time Variance Authority and included vari ...

    August 25, 2021

  • VFX: RSP delivers 300+ shots for <I>Jungle Cruise</I>
    VFX: RSP delivers 300+ shots for Jungle Cruise

    ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Rising Sun Pictures (rsp.com.au) recreated huge swaths of Amazon rainforest with photoreal accuracy for Disney’s new adventure film Jungle Cruise. The jungle environments a ...

    August 20, 2021

  • VR: The filmmakers behind the Emmy-nominated <I>Inside COVID19</I>
    VR: The filmmakers behind the Emmy-nominated Inside COVID19

    Inside COVID19 follows emergency department director and physician Dr. Josiah Child as he readies staff in five different hospitals to respond to the pandemic. In the midst of his preparations, he is ...

    August 27, 2021

  • Workflow: Alter Ego using Haivision technology for low-latency, high-quality review
    Workflow: Alter Ego using Haivision technology for low-latency, high-quality review

    How can you properly review the color grading of a video if you’re not in the same room as the artist? That’s a question that we at Alter Ego have answered with our remote review solution, using high ...

    August 31, 2021

Departments

  • Business: Building a more diverse VFX industry
    Business: Building a more diverse VFX industry

    Awards season is here, and with it, the inevitable diversity, equity and inclusion conversation. Unfortunately, in our industry, this crucial and nuanced subject is too often treated with the subtlety ...

    August 9, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    Director's Chair: Patrick Hughes - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Aussie director Patrick Hughes’ 2017 movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard starred Ryan Reynolds as bodyguard Michael Bryce and Samuel L. Jackson as hitman Darius Kincaid in a gleefully over-the-top action fil ...

    August 4, 2021

Features

  • Editing: <I>The Sparks Brothers</I>
    Editing: The Sparks Brothers

    The Sparks Brothers, from Focus Features and director Edgar Wright, is a documentary that looks at the 50-year career of Sparks, a musical duo made up of brothers Ronald and Russell Mael. Considered r ...

    August 12, 2021

  • Editing: Disney's <I>Jungle Cruise</I>
    Editing: Disney's Jungle Cruise

    In Disney’s Jungle Cruise, botanist Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) is on a quest to find a legendary tree, whose petals are said to have healing powers that can change the world of medicine. She enli ...

    August 12, 2021

  • Soundtrack: <I>F9: The Fast Saga</I>
    Soundtrack: F9: The Fast Saga

    First paired up as a team on Fast Five in 2011, the Universal Studios-based feature mixing duo of dialogue and music re-recording mixer Jon Taylor and sound effects re-recording mixer Frank A. Montaño ...

    August 12, 2021