Current Issue

  • 10-Aug-2020
    July/August 2020
    In This Issue:

    - Making Music Videos: Diplo, Machine Gun Kelly, Mushroomhead and many more!

    - Streaming: Director David Fincher's Mindhunter

    - Director's Chair: Upload creator/director Greg Daniels

    - SparkShorts: Inside Pixar's program for creating animated shorts

    - Business: J.J. Sedelmaier looks back at 30 years in commercial animation

    ...and much more!

Departments

  • Rethinking enterprise storage
    Rethinking enterprise storage

    What is the story of your team, your production, your company and the art that you make together? Every time you interact with your data, you write that story. Creative.space is the place where you te ...

    August 19, 2020

  • Streaming: Netflix's <I>Mindhunter</I>
    Streaming: Netflix's Mindhunter

    Netflix’s Mindhunter series is inspired by true events. Directed by David Fincher, the show focuses on FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, who try to understand the psyches of notorious serial kill ...

    August 10, 2020

Features

  • Music Video: Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley — <i>Do Si Do</i>
    Music Video: Diplo Presents: Thomas Wesley — Do Si Do

    Los Angeles-based director Brandon Dermer (brandondermer.com) has worked on all of the visual projects connected to “Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil”, an album by DJ/artist/producer ...

    August 19, 2020

  • Music Video: Floyd — <I>What Do You Say</I>
    Music Video: Floyd — What Do You Say

    Alternative artist Floyd recently released her debut video What Do You Say. The project was a collaboration between San Francisco-based production company 88spire (88spire.com) and the artist, and was ...

    August 10, 2020

  • Music Video: Machine Gun Kelly — <I>Bloody Valentine</I> (acoustic)
    Music Video: Machine Gun Kelly — Bloody Valentine (acoustic)

    Director Sam Cahill is a frequent collaborator with Machine Gun Kelly and has even toured with the artist (Colson Baker), documenting his life on the road. Cahill (@samcahill) directed Machine Gun Kel ...

    August 10, 2020

  • Music Video: Mushroomhead — <I>The Heresy</I>
    Music Video: Mushroomhead — The Heresy

    Napalm Records’ Mushroomhead pooled its creative resources to produce The Heresy, a new video released on June 5th, just prior to the launch of its eighth album, “A Wonderful Life”, on June 19th.

    August 10, 2020

  • Music Video: Scarlet Pleasure — <I>SOS</I>
    Music Video: Scarlet Pleasure — SOS

    Danish trio Scarlet Pleasure are known for their unique brand of sunny, alternative pop. Their latest video, SOS, takes them to a far-away planet where the grass is always green and blue skies stretch ...

    August 20, 2020

Web Exclusives

  • <I>Breaking Bad</I>: Behind the VFX & sound
    Breaking Bad: Behind the VFX & sound

    Although it’s been seven years since Breaking Bad aired their dramatic finale, the sequel movie El Camino that came out in 2019 brought back the infamous Walter White in a nostalgic flashback.

    September 25, 2020

  • <I>Hamilton</I>: Harbor readies the Broadway hit for its streaming debut
    Hamilton: Harbor readies the Broadway hit for its streaming debut

    NEW YORK CITY — Post New York Alliance (PNYA) member Harbor (http://harborpicturecompany.com) helped ready the Broadway hit Hamilton for its worldwide debut on the Disney+ streaming platform. Produced ...

    August 24, 2020

  • Audio: The neuroscience of sound design
    Audio: The neuroscience of sound design

    Humans are visual creatures, or so the saying goes. But anyone who has worked in video production knows that sound design has just as much impact as the visuals do. It’s something that every director ...

    August 25, 2020

  • Business: The critical importance of adopting virtual production
    Business: The critical importance of adopting virtual production

    As lockdown restrictions start to ease around the world, one of the key consequences that’s starting to come to light regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has been its role as an accelerant. Certain trends ...

    August 10, 2020

  • Cloud: Remote production puts security in the spotlight
    Cloud: Remote production puts security in the spotlight

    The media and entertainment industry is currently going through a huge period of disruption. In the span of weeks, productions that would never have been produced remotely before the pandemic, due to ...

    August 19, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Catherine Hardwicke — Quibi's <I>Don't Look Deeper</I>
    Director's Chair: Catherine Hardwicke — Quibi's Don't Look Deeper

    Texan writer/director Catherine Hardwicke began her career as a production designer for such big names as David O. Russell, Cameron Crowe and Richard Linklater before making the leap into directing mo ...

    August 11, 2020

  • DPX files: Delight or dilemma?
    DPX files: Delight or dilemma?

    Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) is a lossless file format for digital intermediate and visual effects, and is the most commonly chosen format worldwide for still frame storage in most digital intermedi ...

    August 20, 2020

  • Editing: Amazon Prime Video's <I>The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</I>
    Editing: Amazon Prime Video's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returned for its third season last September and has received 20 Emmy nominations, including recognition for Production Design, Cinematography, Directing ...

    August 28, 2020

  • Editing: Disney+'s <I>The Mandalorian</I>
    Editing: Disney+'s The Mandalorian

    LOS ANGELES — Disney+’s The Mandalorian received 15 Emmy nominations for its first season on the streaming platform, including recognition for Production Design, Cinematography, Costumes, Makeup, Visu ...

    August 26, 2020

  • Editing: HBO's <I>Insecure</I>
    Editing: HBO's Insecure

    LOS ANGELES — HBO’s Insecure returned for its fourth season in mid-April. The show stars Issa Rae as Issa Dee, who struggles to navigate the professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, along wit ...

    August 13, 2020

  • Filmmaking: The financial & creative implications of the pandemic
    Filmmaking: The financial & creative implications of the pandemic

    As Hollywood gets ready to reopen production after the global pandemic put filmmaking on a months-long hold, directors and producers are faced with tough questions: Is it safe to go back to business a ...

    August 10, 2020

  • Music Video: The Strokes – <I>Ode To The Mets</I>
    Music Video: The Strokes – Ode To The Mets

    LOS ANGELES — Director Warren Fu recently created a new music video for The Strokes off of the band’s latest album, "The New Abnormal". Ode To The Mets was released on July 24th and uses dream-like an ...

    August 11, 2020

  • Piracy and the approaching threats
    Piracy and the approaching threats

    In today’s digital landscape, content can be pirated at any point on its journey – during production, post production, promotion, distribution, and of course, consumption. 

    September 4, 2020

  • The effects of COVID-19 on the VFX industry
    The effects of COVID-19 on the VFX industry

    There's a new world out there. There's a new world order being born because of COVID-19. We are in a global state of emergency, food supply chains have been disrupted, travel bans, quarantines, mandat ...

    August 21, 2020