March/April 2021

  • 31-Mar-2021
    March/April 2021
    In This Issue:

    Disney+'s WandaVision 

    Oscar Contenders

    Remote Workflows

    Cameras & Lenses

    Review: DPA Microphone's 4097 micro shotgun

    ...and much more!


  • Cover Story: Disney+'s <I>WandaVision</I>
    Cover Story: Disney+'s WandaVision

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) — the highest-grossing franchise in history, with 23 releases to date and numerous in development — has dominated the box office and in a short time extended its re ...

    April 5, 2021

  • Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — <I>Minari</I>
    Director's Chair: Lee Isaac Chung — Minari

    When American/Korean director/writer/producer Lee Isaac Chung debuted his latest film Minari at Sundance last year, it got a standing ovation, won the audience and grand jury prizes, and immediately e ...

    March 31, 2021

  • Review: DPA Microphones' 4097 micro shotgun
    Review: DPA Microphones' 4097 micro shotgun

    Big things come in small packages. It’s not the size that matters. Little things can make a big difference…appropriate sayings to describe the DPA 4097 Micro Shotgun microphone. When I unboxed the DPA ...

    April 2, 2021

  • Workflow: Accurate.Video can help plug gaps
    Workflow: Accurate.Video can help plug gaps

    As teams continue to adapt to remote working, many are looking for workflow solutions that will not only support creative output during the pandemic but also improve efficiencies over the long-term.

    April 19, 2021


  • Remote Workflows
    Remote Workflows

    The production and post industries have been implementing remote workflows for a number of years now, but without question, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated their adoption as a way to continue workin ...

    April 19, 2021

Web Exclusives

  • AI: The Holodeck is in sight
    AI: The Holodeck is in sight

    A prehistoric person once looked up at a starry sky and felt insignificant. Turning away, they sighed heavily and walked into their cave to leave an ochre handprint on the wall. With that small act, t ...

    May 25, 2021

  • Animation: <I>Aura</I>
    Animation: Aura

    Chun Chun Chang’s animated short Aura tells the story of a man who comes across a goddess during a deadly storm. The short has already screened at a number of film festivals, including the Oscar-quali ...

    April 7, 2021

  • Animation: Oscar nominee <I>Yes-People</I>
    Animation: Oscar nominee Yes-People

    Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s animated short film Yes-People shares the story of an eclectic mix of people, all living in the same building, and each individually trying to find a way to cope with life’s ...

    April 1, 2021

  • Business: Combating piracy must continue in 2021
    Business: Combating piracy must continue in 2021

    Despite the fast pace of technological innovations to inhibit the practice of piracy, the problem still represents one of the biggest bottlenecks in the audiovisual industry, imposing losses of millio ...

    April 7, 2021

  • Business: What is the future of cinema?
    Business: What is the future of cinema?

    Deluxe Media Inc. provides innovative, secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms and content creators worldwide. The company’s cloud-based solutions offer both flexibili ...

    March 31, 2021

  • Careers: Sound designer James David Redding
    Careers: Sound designer James David Redding

    James David Redding III has worked in audio post production for nearly 20 years. His contributions can be heard in some of the biggest TV and film releases of the past few years, including Hustlers, T ...

    May 17, 2021

  • Careers: Tech CEO Ivanka Vassileva
    Careers: Tech CEO Ivanka Vassileva

    Ivanka Vassileva is the CEO and co-founder of consultation, design and integration company PBT EU (, and boutique software developer Profuz Digital ( Durin ...

    May 17, 2021

  • Cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt — <I>Mank</i>
    Cinematography: Erik Messerschmidt — Mank

    Mank, which leads all films with 10 nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards, reunited director David Fincher with cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt. The two have collaborated in the past on Gone Girl ...

    April 14, 2021

  • Color Grading: FotoKem's David Cole completes work on <I>Minari</I>
    Color Grading: FotoKem's David Cole completes work on Minari

    Minari, from American/Korean director/writer/producer Lee Isaac Chung is a bi-lingual family drama that looks at how one generation of a family risks everything to plant the dreams of the next. Set in ...

    March 31, 2021

  • Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — <I>The Water Man</I>
    Director's Chair: David Oyelowo — The Water Man

    British actor David Oyelowo is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, thanks to his starring roles in such films as Ava DuVernay’s Selma, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for hi ...

    April 20, 2021

  • Documentary Short: <I>Do Not Split</I>
    Documentary Short: Do Not Split

    Do Not Split is a documentary short that takes place during the heart of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. The short follows the protests that took place following a proposed bill that would allow the Chin ...

    April 6, 2021

  • Editing: Alan Baumgarten — <I>The Trial of the Chicago 7</I>
    Editing: Alan Baumgarten — The Trial of the Chicago 7

    For editor Alan Baumgarten, it was his 2017 collaboration with director Aaron Sorkin on Molly’s Game that led to a reunion with the filmmaker on The Trial of the Chicago 7.

    April 9, 2021

  • Editing: Carolina Siraqyan — <I>The Mole Agent</I>
    Editing: Carolina Siraqyan — The Mole Agent

    Editor Carolina Siraqyan cut the The Mole Agent, which is a nominee in the Documentary (Feature) category at this year’s Academy Awards. Siraqyan worked closely with director Maite Alberdi to shape th ...

    April 12, 2021

  • Editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen — <I>Sound of Metal</I>
    Editing: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen — Sound of Metal

    Written and directed by The Place Beyond the Pines writer Darius Marder, Sound of Metal is an energetic, emotional drama that charts the journey of a heavy-metal drummer as he suddenly starts to lose ...

    July 23, 2021

  • Editing: Oscar winner <I>My Octopus Teacher</I>
    Editing: Oscar winner My Octopus Teacher

    My Octopus Teacher won the Oscar for Documentary Feature at the 93rd annual Academy Awards. The Netflix Original documentary film was directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, and documents filmmaker ...

    May 4, 2021

  • Filmmaking: <I>Ma Rainey's Black Bottom</I>
    Filmmaking: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    NEW YORK CITY — The Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is nominated for five Academy Awards. Set in Chicago in 1927, the feature centers on the Mother of the Blues (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn ...

    April 6, 2021

  • Open Storage sees gains in post production
    Open Storage sees gains in post production

    While COVID-19 continues to have a negative impact on demand for traditional movie theaters, the opposite has taken place with streaming video on demand (SVoD). The long-running pandemic is shifting c ...

    April 21, 2021

  • Soundtrack: <I>The Unholy</I>
    Soundtrack: The Unholy

    The new Screen Gems thriller The Unholy follows Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As wo ...

    May 18, 2021

  • Soundtrack: <I>Wrong Turn</I> composer Stephen Lukach
    Soundtrack: Wrong Turn composer Stephen Lukach

    Wrong Turn, from director Mike P. Nelson, is a horror/thriller that follows a group of friends hiking the Appalachian Trail, who are confronted by a community of people who have lived in the mountains ...

    April 19, 2021

  • Soundtrack: The Oscar-nominated team behind <I>Greyhound</I>
    Soundtrack: The Oscar-nominated team behind Greyhound

    Apple TV+'s Greyhound is a thrilling World War II story that was inspired by actual events. The film follows Captain Ernest Krause (played by Tom Hanks), as he leads an international convoy of 37 ship ...

    April 1, 2021