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August 2011

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departments 2 EDITOR'S LETTER Technicolor dreams By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT An early adopter of FCP X By Marc Loftus 12 VIDEO & FILM 20 DPS & COLORISTS Communication and trust make this relationship work. By Christine Bunish 16 VFX & POST AUDIO 24 AUDIO FOR FILMS The challenges of creating a more immersive experience. By Jennifer Walden T R E N D S 30 COMPOSITING Increasingly sophisticated VFX and 3D stereo are keeping these pros on top of their game. By Randi Altman 34 MAKING A PROFIT Post pros win work without slashing rates. By Marc Loftus DAILY NEWS UPDATES WEB EXCLUSIVES WORKFLOW: Pictorion das werk builds pipeline with minimal R&D 40 The VFX team behind the newest take on photoreal chimps for film, .Weta ( and its VFX supervisor Joe Letteri built on the performance capture technology developed for actors out of the typical mocap volume and onto the streets (as well as San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge). While that was one challenge the team contended with, another was making sure the apes look believable. For more, please turn to page 14. and stepped it up a notch, taking the • Simian technology in the new • • The digital magic of film The Old Republic redefines the MMORPG genre VIDEO: Sony Pictures Imageworks details its work on The Smurfs, Captain America and Zookeeper This Month In 24 20 Captain America: The First Avenger By Daniel Restuccio 40 HIGHER LEARNING Post vet Mitch Jacobson steps it up in the studio through higher education. 42 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent projects 44 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 45 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 48 REVIEW Avid Media Composer 5.5.2 and AJA IO Express By Brady Betzel 4 BITS & PIECES What's new in post 12 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Guillermo del Toro — Don't Be Afraid of the Dark By Iain Blair 14 COVER STORY Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A chat with Weta's Joe Letteri By Randi Altman August 2011 • Post 1 YOU, ME & THE CIRCUS REAL STEEL U2 360 TOUR ON OUR COVER SERVING THE INDUSTRY FOR 25 YEARS Planet of the otter Harr Rise of the Planet of Planet of the the A pes Ava pes tar A Ava tar Star W ars: y P A pes DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

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