February 1, 2011

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    February 1, 2011
    COMMERCIALS EMBRACE DIGITAL WORKFLOWS – from acquisition to post

    GRAPHICS FOR 3D STEREO – new formats, new challenges

    HOT AUDIO GEAR YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT – it’s the little things that make your job easier

    GOING GREEN – production and post continue to find ways to help save the planet


  • Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'
    Director's Chair: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - 'Biutiful'

    HOLLYWOOD — Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu directed and produced his acclaimed 2000 debut feature film Amores Perros, which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Fi ...

    January 31, 2011

  • Editor's Letter: Embracing Green
    Editor's Letter: Embracing Green

    You don’t have to be a large corporation to make a difference when it comes to protecting the environment. Nobody knows that better than Amber Isham, a production coordinator/manager working on commer ...

    February 1, 2011

  • Post Script: Commercial Workflows
    Post Script: Commercial Workflows

    This month, Post looks at workflows for commercial productions, following footage as it is acquired, transcoded (or not), edited and conformed. At each stage of production and post, pros need to be ab ...

    February 1, 2011

  • Recruitment: Looking for work?
    Recruitment: Looking for work?

    There has never been a better time to be working in visual effects. Each year global VFX facilities are contributing amazing effects to a film industry that is constantly raising the bar in order to p ...

    February 14, 2011

  • Review: G-Technology's G-Drive Slim
    Review: G-Technology's G-Drive Slim

    A bleeding-edge design concept and a flashy front end have become the backbone of many products in today’s technologically-advancing market. The days of ugly exteriors with the muscles of a 454 Chevel ...

    February 1, 2011

  • Review: Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro
    Review: Imagineer Systems' Mocha Pro

    The folks at Imagineer have done it again. As if they didn’t impress with Motor, which pioneered planar tracking and applied it to the seldom-liked task of rotoscoping, and their follow up Mocha, whic ...

    February 4, 2011


  • Commercial Workflows
    Commercial Workflows

    Whether you are a DP, DIT, editor, colorist or effects pro working on a commercial project, the way footage is shot, stored and moved affects you — and the next person down the line. Newer digital fil ...

    February 3, 2011

  • Cover Story: Green Days
    Cover Story: Green Days

    Are you green? Do you recycle every bit of paper and cardboard box that comes your way? Do you carry canvas bags with you from store to store? Do you drink water out of reusable bottles? That’s the ea ...

    February 3, 2011

  • Graphics for Stereo 3D
    Graphics for Stereo 3D

    Although stereo 3D for broadcast and non-feature film applications is still in its infancy, it’s not too soon for designers to discover what creating graphics for the medium entails.

    February 3, 2011

Web Exclusives

  • Editor Michael Kahn reflects on his work with Spielberg
    Editor Michael Kahn reflects on his work with Spielberg

    “Steven was looking for an editor after Jaws,” recalls film editor Michael Kahn, as to how his creative partnership started 34 years ago with moviemaker Steven Spielberg. “[Irvin] Kershner and Owen Ro ...

    February 1, 2011

  • How content supply chain management will shape post
    How content supply chain management will shape post

    It’s all about content. That may be an oft-used cliché, but there’s no denying content’s critical role in these transformative times. In the coming years, media companies will be more challenged than ...

    February 1, 2011

  • Tone Visuals takes color grading into the field
    Tone Visuals takes color grading into the field

    AUSTIN, TX — Tone Visuals’ (www.tonevisuals.com) Brian Buongiorno is a veteran colorist who’s worked on everything from feature films to television commercials. Parlaying a highly-successful career as ...

    February 9, 2011

  • Using Boxx's RenderPro on 'Water Soul'
    Using Boxx's RenderPro on 'Water Soul'

    Water Soul is a gloomy fairy tale, a mystery-adventure in stereoscopic 3D, produced with the support of the Berlin Media Boards and Hessian Film Fund. Because Water Soul unfolds in a richly detailed a ...

    February 1, 2011

  • WWII Nat Geo special created in post
    WWII Nat Geo special created in post

    Earlier this month, National Geographic Channel premiered The Wereth 11, a feature about a group of African American soldiers caught behind enemy lines in Belgium during World War II. The rest of thei ...

    February 23, 2011