January/February 2019

  • 8-Feb-2019
    January/February 2019
    In this issue:

    - Oscars Outlook
    - Competition TV: NBC's The Titan Games & America's Got Talent
    - Director's Chair: Adam McKay — Vice
    - VFX: Aquaman & Welcome to Marwen
    - Review:  Blackmagic  Design's  Blackmagic  eGPU
    ...and much more!


  • Careers: Lucasfilm's Pippa Anderson
    Careers: Lucasfilm's Pippa Anderson

    While many leading film and TV studios look to prove themselves as cutting edge and forward-thinking, always touting groundbreaking new projects and advanced technologies, what goes on behind the scen ...

    February 13, 2019

  • Cinematography: <I>A Star Is Born</I>
    Cinematography: A Star Is Born

    DP Matthew “Matty” Libatique is best known for his work on Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream and Pi. Here, the cinematographer discusses his work on the critical and box office hit, A Star is Born, and ...

    February 12, 2019


  • Oscar Contenders
    Oscar Contenders

    The 91st Academy Awards, which take place on February 24th, are almost here, and the nominations have been made. As usual, the spring and summer releases and biggest box office films of the past year, ...

    February 8, 2019

  • Reality TV: NBC's <I>America's Got Talent</I>
    Reality TV: NBC's America's Got Talent

    NBC’s hit show America’s Got Talent, currently airing its 13th season with its special winter edition of America’s Got Talent: The Champions, featuring a best-of-the-best competition of previous winne ...

    March 7, 2019

  • Reality TV: NBC's <I>The Titan Games</I>
    Reality TV: NBC's The Titan Games

    NBC recently launched The Titan Games, a large-scale, physical-competition series hosted by former wrestler and current action film star Dwayne Johnson. Produced by Universal Television Alternative St ...

    March 4, 2019

  • VFX: <I>Aquaman</i>
    VFX: Aquaman

    A big story demands big visual effects. So when Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan brought the origin story of DC Comics’ Aquaman to life, it was a given that Arthur Curry’s journey of disco ...

    February 20, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • Audio: <I>Eye of the Beholder</I>
    Audio: Eye of the Beholder

    Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons (http://www.eyeofthebeholdermovie.com/) is a new documentary from Cavegirl Productions and X-Ray Films that explores the history, influence and s ...

    March 8, 2019

  • Careers: MPC Shanghai colorist Nikola Stefanovic
    Careers: MPC Shanghai colorist Nikola Stefanovic

    Originally from Serbia, Nikola Stefanovic has developed a passion for moving images through the years and has worked in a range of genres, from feature films to ad campaigns. During this time he has w ...

    March 15, 2019

  • Editing 101: 5 Rules (#31-#35)
    Editing 101: 5 Rules (#31-#35)

    JJ Lask is a creative editor with PS260 (www.ps260.com), which has studios in both New York City and Venice, CA. His list of credits includes work for M&Ms, NY Lottery, Yahoo, American Greetings, ...

    March 21, 2019

  • Editing: <I>BlacKKKlansman</I>
    Editing: BlacKKKlansman

    Filmmaker Spike Lee once again called on his go-to editor Barry Alexander Brown to cut his latest film, BlacKKKlansman. The feature is nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Dir ...

    February 12, 2019

  • Editing: <I>Green Book</I>
    Editing: Green Book

    Universal Pictures’ Green Book brings polar opposites together for a road trip of the South in the early 1960s. Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) is an Italian-American bouncer from ...

    February 12, 2019

  • Editing: <I>The Favourite</I>
    Editing: The Favourite

    The Favourite is receiving considerable Oscar recognition this awards season, tying Vice with 10 nominations. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite’s nominations include those for “Best Picture” ...

    February 12, 2019

  • Filmmaking: <I>Roma</I>
    Filmmaking: Roma

    The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in Mexico City’s m ...

    February 13, 2019

  • Grading: Ka-Boom enhances period dramas with modern tools
    Grading: Ka-Boom enhances period dramas with modern tools

    Two of the most popular dramas on UK television in late 2018 told very different stories, but had one common factor: they needed to evoke the look and feel of an earlier period. The producers of both ...

    February 25, 2019


  • Review: Blackmagic Design's eGPU
    Review: Blackmagic Design's eGPU

    Last year, we got a surprising announcement from Blackmagic Design — that the company would be releasing an external graphics card, also known as an eGPU, and it would be co-designed and sold exclusiv ...

    May 9, 2019