May/June 2022

  • 6-Jun-2022
    May/June 2022
    In This Issue:

    - CBS's Ghosts
    - HBO Max's Menudo: Forever Young
    - Pixar's Turning Red
    - NAB 2022
    - Sound Libraries
    - Cameras & Lenses
    - Review: Wacom One display tablet and ExpressKey Remote


Departments

  • Cover Story: CBS's <I>Ghosts</I>
    Cover Story: CBS's Ghosts

    Based on the hit BBC show of the same name, Ghosts, the CBS Studios and Paramount+ comedy hit, has a great premise: Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a cheerful freelance journalist a ...

    June 7, 2022

Features

  • <I>Top Gun: Maverick</I> - director Joseph Kosinski
    Top Gun: Maverick - director Joseph Kosinski

    Paramount Pictures has the year’s biggest blockbuster to date, with Top Gun: Maverick surpassing $500M domestically at press time. The film picks up 30 years after the original story ( Top Gun, 1986), ...

    June 27, 2022

  • Animation: Pixar's <I>Turning Red</I>
    Animation: Pixar's Turning Red

    Let’s face it, life can be hard at times. And when you are transitioning from childhood into adolescence, it seems that life is hard all the time. At least, that is the consensus of nearly everyone — ...

    June 6, 2022

  • Sound Libraries: Alibi Music drops 'Epic Hip Hop 4'
    Sound Libraries: Alibi Music drops 'Epic Hip Hop 4'

    LOS ANGELES — Alibi Music (www.alibimusic.com) is continuing to deliver on one of its most sought-after album series with the release of “Epic Hip Hop 4,” which is now available for licensing. The new ...

    June 24, 2022

  • Sound Libraries: Figure and Groove sees high-profile placements
    Sound Libraries: Figure and Groove sees high-profile placements

    NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES — The Figure and Groove (figureandgroove.com) library has secured a number of placements recently, across a variety of media platforms. The music library contributed to seve ...

    June 24, 2022

  • Sound Libraries: Searching for music in all the right places
    Sound Libraries: Searching for music in all the right places

    As a small child, my music-loving parents taught me how to tape songs from the radio and from their LP collection in order to make my own mix tapes and, as a result, I’ve essentially spent the rest of ...

    June 24, 2022

  • Sound Libraries: Stephen Arnold Music recognized for production library
    Sound Libraries: Stephen Arnold Music recognized for production library

    DALLAS — McKinney, TX-based Stephen Arnold Music (https://stephenarnoldmusic.com) enjoyed a strong showing at the annual NewscastStudio Broadcast Production Awards, winning nine awards, including hono ...

    June 24, 2022

  • Sound Libraries: Syn delivers musical portraits of Tokyo
    Sound Libraries: Syn delivers musical portraits of Tokyo

    TOKYO — Syn’s “Made In Japan” library has been used in TV adaptations of two novels set in Japan’s capital of Tokyo: HBO’s Tokyo Vice and Apple TV+’s Pachinko. Based on Jack Adelstein’s memoir, Tokyo ...

    June 24, 2022

Web Exclusives

  • <I>For Love & Country</I>: Composer Nat Jenkins on scoring this Prime Video documentary
    For Love & Country: Composer Nat Jenkins on scoring this Prime Video documentary

    For Love & Country devotes time and attention to the inspiring, incredible musicians that built the backbone of the country genre today. The documentary proclaims country music has always been bla ...

    June 8, 2022

  • <I>Insecure</I>: Nena Urb reflects on editing choices
    Insecure: Nena Urb reflects on editing choices

    Asian American film and television editor Nena Erb, ACE, has worked on productions for HBO, Universal, CBS and Apple, to name a few. She earned her first Emmy in 2016 for her contributions to HBO’s do ...

    June 20, 2022

  • <I>Prehistoric Planet</I>: AppleTV+ aims to authentically depict the dinosaurs
    Prehistoric Planet: AppleTV+ aims to authentically depict the dinosaurs

    AppleTV+’s Prehistoric Planet takes viewers back 66 million years to when majestic dinosaurs and extraordinary creatures roamed the lands, seas and skies. Executive produced by Jon Favreau and featuri ...

    June 17, 2022

  • <I>The Flight Attendant</I>: Episode 5 director Pete Chatmon
    The Flight Attendant: Episode 5 director Pete Chatmon

    Season 2 of the HBO Max dark comedy series The Flight Attendant debuted in April. This season spans eight episodes in which Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) is living her best sober life in Los Angeles whi ...

    June 21, 2022

  • <I>The Flight Attendant</I>: Episodes 3&4 director Jennifer Phang
    The Flight Attendant: Episodes 3&4 director Jennifer Phang

    Director Jennifer Phang recently completed work on the second season of HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, and has since been named director and co-executive producer of Disney+’s upcoming Descendants se ...

    June 20, 2022

  • <I>The Great</I>: Scoring Hulu's period series
    The Great: Scoring Hulu's period series

    In Season 2 of Hulu’s The Great, Catherine finally takes the Russian throne. Now she is faced with liberating a country that doesn’t want to be.

    June 22, 2022

  • Business: Running a Ukraine Foley studio during wartime
    Business: Running a Ukraine Foley studio during wartime

    Dmytro Kniazhechenko is the co-founder of Foley Art and Mad Friends Outsource (hello@mad-friends.com), two Ukraine studios that offer Foley and post sound services. The companies have contributed to f ...

    June 16, 2022

  • Business: TheSoul Publishing embraces technological evolution
    Business: TheSoul Publishing embraces technological evolution

    Award-winning digital studio TheSoul Publishing was founded more than six years ago, and like many aspiring content creators, began with just a single DSLR camera, a tripod, two light sources, and — m ...

    June 30, 2022

  • Careers: Editor Trevor Mirosh
    Careers: Editor Trevor Mirosh

    When editor Trevor Mirosh isn’t finding the magic in film footage, he’s shooting his own. The seasoned motion-picture editor is known for his work on claustrophobic thrillers. He cut 2021’s The Ravine ...

    June 30, 2022

  • Careers: VFX artist/previs specialist Alexander Sokolov
    Careers: VFX artist/previs specialist Alexander Sokolov

    Originally from Russia, Alexander Sokolov is an LA-based VFX artist who specializes in previs and post visualization. Sokolov has been working in the field since 2005, and has credits that include con ...

    June 28, 2022

  • Cinematography: <I>Moon Knight</I>'s Gregory Middleton
    Cinematography: Moon Knight's Gregory Middleton

    Disney+’s Moon Knight, based on the popular Marvel comic, follows mild-mannered gift-shop employee When Steven Grant, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life. Grant ultimately ...

    June 17, 2022

  • Director's Chair: <I>Shining Girls</I> showrunner Silka Luisa
    Director's Chair: Shining Girls showrunner Silka Luisa

    Shining Girls is the new metaphysical thriller series from Apple TV+, starring and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning actress Elisabeth Moss. The show, from MRC Television, is also executive pro ...

    June 8, 2022

  • Editing: HBO's <I>The Survivor</I>
    Editing: HBO's The Survivor

    The HBO Original film The Survivor marks filmmaker Barry Levinson’s return to the network. Based on the true story of Harry Haft, the film reunites Levinson with actor Ben Foster, who stars in the lea ...

    June 22, 2022

  • Editing: Prime Video's <I>Emergency</I>
    Editing: Prime Video's Emergency

    In Prime Video’s Emergency, college seniors Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and Sean (RJ Cyler) have a night of Spring Break partying planned, but when they return to their apartment, they discover their ...

    June 10, 2022

  • HBO Max's <I>Winning Time</I>: DP Todd Banhazl
    HBO Max's Winning Time: DP Todd Banhazl

    HBO Max’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s NBA team, which is considered one of sports’ most revered dynasties. The series is no ...

    June 16, 2022

  • Inside Season 2 of HBO Max's <I>The Flight Attendant</I>
    Inside Season 2 of HBO Max's The Flight Attendant

    Season 2 of HBO Max’s dark comedy series The Flight Attendant debuted in April. This season spans eight episodes in which Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) is living her best sober life in Los Angeles while ...

    June 21, 2022

  • Re-recording mixer Nick Offord completes <I>Pam & Tommy</I>, <I>Dopesick</I> and <I>The Offer</I>
    Re-recording mixer Nick Offord completes Pam & Tommy, Dopesick and The Offer

    Re-recording mixer Nick Offord has contributed to a number of recent streaming hits for both Hulu and Paramount+. In addition to Hulu's Pam & Tommy and Dopesick, he also worked on Paramount+'s The ...

    June 15, 2022

  • Soundtrack: Apple TV+'s <I>Invasion</I>
    Soundtrack: Apple TV+'s Invasion

    Apple TV+’s Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. Set across multiple continents, Invasi ...

    June 22, 2022

  • Soundtrack: Ariel Marx scores Hulu's <I>Candy</I>
    Soundtrack: Ariel Marx scores Hulu's Candy

    Hulu’s Candy stars Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery, a 1980s housewife and mother who appears to have everything going for her — a good husband, two kids and a nice house. But when the pressure of con ...

    June 22, 2022

  • Soundtrack: HBO's <I>Euphoria</I>
    Soundtrack: HBO's Euphoria

    HBO’s Euphoria is a dramatic series that follows a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship. The show was created, written, direct ...

    June 21, 2022