Review: Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite 13, Part 1

By Brady Betzel

Have you ever watched a commercial on YouTube and thought, how in the world do these companies have the budget for the VFX and motion graphics work featured? Well, many don’t, but they do have access to talented artists with access to affordable tools that bring pricey looks. Continue reading

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ gets crisper look via UHD

NYC’s Technicolor Postworks created a dedicated post workflow for the upgrade.

Having compiled seven Emmy Award nominations in its debut season, Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returned in mid-April with 13 new episodes in a form that is, quite literally, bigger and better.

The sitcom, Continue reading

Bluefish 4-11

Sight, Sound & Story: How these editing, VFX pros found their path

By Fergus Burnett

Earlier this month, Manhattan Edit Workshop held its yearly Sight, Sound & Story conference in New York City. It was a full day of panel discussions featuring editors and visual effects pros at the top of their game. The conversations were refreshing and helpful — the panelists focused on their individual journey to where they are now, Continue reading

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AMC’s ‘Preacher’: Creating a sound path for the series

By Jennifer Walden

When I heard that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed a TV series for AMC based on the comic book series penned by Garth Ennis, I was immediately hooked. Would Preacher be like Pineapple Express? Or more like This Is The End? Continue reading

Kabir Akhtar: Editing The CW series ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

By Randi Altman

When Kabir Akhtar, ACE, who cut season one of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, got the itch to start editing, he didn’t even know that what he was doing was actually editing… he was just having some fun. In high school, Akhtar would use his computer, Continue reading

Virgil Kastrup talks about color grading ‘Ewa’ VR project

Post pro Virgil Kastrup was the colorist for Ewa, the latest venture into the world of virtual reality and 3D from Denmark’s Makropol. It made its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. According to Kastrup, it was a whirlwind project — an eight-minute pilot, Continue reading

Pegasus2 R2+

Review: Promise Technology’s Pegasus2 R2+ RAID

By Brady Betzel

Every day I see dozens of different hard drives — from some serious RAIDs, like the Avid Nexis (formerly Isis), all the way down to the single-SSD via Thunderbolt. My favorite drives seem to be the ones that connect easily, don’t have huge power supply bricks and offer RAID options, Continue reading

Justin Time

Guru Studio on animated content, growth spurts and adaptability

Toronto’s Guru Studio creates characters and tells stories through animation. Its first original production, the Emmy-nominated Justin Time, has become a Netflix Original and a favorite among young children around the world. Another preschooler favorite is Paw Patrol, which is a creative production with Spin Master Entertainment. Continue reading

Behind the Title: Leviathan executive creative director Jason White

Name:  Jason White (@jasonlvthn

Company: Leviathan is a creative agency that specializes in designing digital experiences for physical environments. Some examples of our work would be projection-mapped concerts, experiential events and interactive installations.

Though our company’s core competency is content-related CG production, Continue reading

Director Roland Emmerich

The A-List — ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ director Roland Emmerich

The director talks about this VFX-heavy sequel and how it takes advantage of today’s technology to tell its story. 

By Iain Blair

After two decades of rumors and speculation, “The Master of Disaster” — German director/writer/producer Roland Emmerich — is finally back with Independence Day: Resurgence. Continue reading