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!

Departments

  • 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

Web Exclusives

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • VFX: Digital Domain's <I>WandaVision</I> work
    VFX: Digital Domain's WandaVision work

    LOS ANGELES – In the final episode of Marvel Studios' WandaVision, the super hero Vision (Paul Bettany) faces off against one of the most dangerous enemies he's ever faced: himself. The battle between ...

    April 12, 2021