May/June 2020

  • 8-Jun-2020
    May/June 2020
    In This Issue:

    - Remote Workflows

    - Cover Story: Editing Netflix's hit series Stranger Things

    - VFX: TNT's Snowpiercer 

    - Streaming: Hulu's Mrs. America

    - Director's Chair: The Handmaid's Tale's creator Bruce Miller

    - Music Videos - Part 2

    - Review: Vegas Pro 17

    ...and much more!!


  • <I>The Handmaid's Tale</I>: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller
    The Handmaid's Tale: Creator/Showrunner Bruce Miller

    Crippling disease and pollution. Economic chaos. Civil war. Power-crazed leaders. Subjugated women. Revolution. If ever a show and its themes seemed like they were tailor-made for the COVID-19 era, it ...

    June 23, 2020

  • Streaming: <I>Mrs. America</I> editor Robert Komatsu
    Streaming: Mrs. America editor Robert Komatsu

    Mrs. America is a limited series that streams on FX on Hulu and tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The series stars Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, along with Ro ...

    June 11, 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 ...

    July 2, 2020

  • VFX: TNT's <I>Snowpiercer</I>
    VFX: TNT's Snowpiercer

    TNT’s new series Snowpiercer premiered on May 17th. Adapted from director Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 film of the same name, Snowpiercer is set on a train — 1,001 cars long — that continually circles the glob ...

    June 9, 2020


  • Editing: Netflix's <I>Stranger Things</I>
    Editing: Netflix's Stranger Things

    Netflix’s Stranger Things premiered in 2016, taking audiences to Indiana in the 1980s, where a young boy disappears amid a string of supernatural events. The show is now in its fourth season and has m ...

    June 8, 2020

Web Exclusives

  • <I>Scoob!</I>: Reel FX animates the gang in 3D
    Scoob!: Reel FX animates the gang in 3D

    DALLAS — Reel FX (, an animation studio with 25 years of work to its credit, recently took on a franchise that’s twice its age. The studio partnered with Warner Bros. to create the animated ...

    July 21, 2020

  • Animation: NBC's <I>The Blacklist</I>
    Animation: NBC's The Blacklist

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then adversity can be considered its father. Both are fitting descriptions of the tack producers of the NBC crime thriller The Blacklist took after filming abr ...

    June 5, 2020

  • Careers: VFX supervisor Tuomo Hintikka
    Careers: VFX supervisor Tuomo Hintikka

    Post Control Helsinki’s ( top visual effects supervisor Tuomo Hintikka is a highly talented force to be reckoned with in the VFX world in Finland, known for his work on Dark Floors ...

    July 15, 2020

  • Color Grading: Hulu's <I>The Great</I>
    Color Grading: Hulu's The Great

    LONDON — The Great - A Hulu Original - is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great, from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. The 10-episode serie ...

    July 27, 2020

  • Documentary: Netflix's <I>Crip Camp</I>
    Documentary: Netflix's Crip Camp

    Netflix’s Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a documentary about a summer camp - not far from Woodstock - where teenagers with disabilities were given a chance to transform their lives, and at the ...

    June 9, 2020

  • Editing: <I>Mrs. America</I>'s Todd Downing
    Editing: Mrs. America's Todd Downing

    Through the eyes of women, Mrs. America portrays the feminist fight for legalized gender equality in the 1970s and its unexpected female-led backlash. The hit FX on Hulu drama has a stellar cast of wo ...

    June 11, 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 ...

    July 27, 2020

  • Open House: dPost/dStudio celebrates 20 years in Buffalo
    Open House: dPost/dStudio celebrates 20 years in Buffalo

    BUFFALO, NY — Andy Donovan is the president and owner of dPost/dStudio ( in Buffalo, New York. The studio recently celebrated its 20th year in business, and Donovan attributes its longevity ...

    June 24, 2020

  • Remote Workflows: Audio post in the middle of a pandemic
    Remote Workflows: Audio post in the middle of a pandemic

    When the stay at home order in California took effect, we had about 35 episodes of television and four feature films that were in various stages of picture and sound editorial. Naturally, everyone hop ...

    June 12, 2020

  • Remote Workflows: Enabling secure content collaboration
    Remote Workflows: Enabling secure content collaboration

    With the COVID-19 pandemic having spurred a huge increase in remote working, professionals in the media and entertainment industry have had to confront new challenges in storing, sharing and accessing ...

    July 24, 2020

  • Soundtrack: <I>Mrs. America</I> sound designer Scott Gershin
    Soundtrack: Mrs. America sound designer Scott Gershin

    BURBANK, CA — Sound designer Scott Gershin helped create the original soundtrack for the FX on Hulu series Mrs. America. The limited series looks at the Equal Rights Amendment and the women’s movement ...

    June 26, 2020

  • Streaming: Quibi's <I>The Stranger</I>
    Streaming: Quibi's The Stranger

    Despite increasing awareness — and protests about — the stark gender inequality and lack of diversity in Hollywood, women directors still find it hard to get projects made, unless they choose to direc ...

    June 8, 2020

  • The critical importance of adopting virtual production
    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 6, 2020