NAB 2016 from an EP’s perspective

By Tara Holmes

Almost two weeks ago, I found myself at NAB for the first time. I am the executive producer of color and finishing at Nice Shoes, a post production studio in New York City. I am not an engineer and I am not an artist, Continue reading

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Larson Studios pulls off an audio post slam dunk for FX’s ‘Baskets’

By Jennifer Walden

Turnarounds for TV series are notoriously fast, but imagine a three-day sound post schedule for a single-camera half-hour episodic series? Does your head hurt yet? Thankfully, Larson Studios, in Los Angeles has its workflow on FX’s Baskets down to a science. Continue reading


John Schneider’s Louisiana studio: 58 acres, edit suites and more

By Randi Altman

Long before he ever stepped into Hazzard County or behind the wheel of the General Lee, John Schneider was a kid from Mount Kisco, New York, making movies with a Super 8 camera and cutting them the old-fashioned way — with razors and tape. And while he loved acting, Continue reading


Quick Review: Cartoni Focus 8 tripod

By Isaac Spedding

As I had travelled to Las Vegas from New Zealand for one of the world’s largest film and video conferences, the NAB Show, I hoped that it would be relatively easy to borrow a tripod for a shoot I was doing on the Vegas Strip. Continue reading


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Digging Deeper: Dolby Vision at NAB 2016

By Jonathan Abrams

Dolby, founded over 50 years ago as an audio company, is elevating the experience of watching movies and TV content through new technologies in audio and video, the latter of which is a relatively new area for their offerings. This is being done with Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Atmos for audio, Continue reading

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NAB 2016: VR/AR/MR and light field technology impressed

By Greg Ciaccio

The NAB 2016 schedule included its usual share of evolutionary developments, which are truly exciting (HDR, cloud hosting/rendering, etc.). One, however, was a game changer with reach far beyond media and entertainment.

This year’s NAB floor plan featured a Virtual Reality Pavilion in the North Hall. Continue reading


Catching up with ‘Long Nights Short Mornings’ editor Bryan Gaynor

His thoughts on the film, working with director Chadd Harbold and his process.

By Cory Choy

The narrative lineup at March’s SXSW was strong. So strong, in fact, that in addition to the 10 movies in competition for the Jury Award, there was also a Narrative Spotlight category. Continue reading


Dolby Audio at NAB 2016

By Jonathan Abrams

Dolby, founded over 50 years ago as an audio company, is elevating the experience of watching movies and TV content through new technologies in audio and video, the latter of which is a relatively new area for the company’s offerings. This is being done with Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Atmos for audio, Continue reading

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NAB: The making of Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’

By Bob Hoffman

While crowds lined up above the south hall at NAB to experience the unveiling of the new Lytro camera, across the hall a packed theatre conference room geeked-out as the curtain was slightly pulled back during a panel on the making of director Jon Favreau’s cinematic wonder, Continue reading

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Colorist Society International launches for color pros

At the opening of NAB, motion picture and television colorists Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw announced Colorist Society International (CSI), the first the first professional association for colorists devoted exclusively to furthering and honoring the professional achievements of the colorist community. A non-profit organization, CSI represents professional colorists and promotes the creative art and science of color grading, Continue reading