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April 2013

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 28 · NO. 4 CODESTARS 2 EDITOR'S LETTER Game plan: NAB By Randi Altman 2 4 16 IN THE BEGINNING How pros got their start in post. By Randi Altman W O R K F L O W 22 INSTANT GRATIFICATION A look at the on-set/near-set dailies process. By Christine Bunish AFTER EARTH T E L E V I S I O N 28 10 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Tom Hooper — Les Miserables By Iain Blair 14 WHAT'S UP DOC? Filmmaker Lesley Chilcott's Web doc demystifies and encourages coding. By Randi Altman PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 50 16 OPEN HOUSE RuckSackNY keeps overhead low and quality up. 46 MICROSOFT/THE MILL LA C A R E E R S BITS & PIECES What's new in post production 9 14 POST SCRIPT The GPU Technology Conference By Marc Loftus PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 54 REVIEW Altermedia's Studio Suite X VFX FOR TV SERIES Intricate effects, fast turnarounds make for fun, challenging work. 55 REVIEW HP's z820 Red Edition workstation By Brady Betzel 56 REVIEW Nikon's D800 SLR camera By Dave Frederick By Marc Loftus 34 AUDIO FOR TV SERIES Pros heighten the drama and magnify the laughs with sound. ON OUR COVER 22 COMMUNITY By Jennifer Walden DAILY NEWS UPDATES WEB EXCLUSIVES VIDEO: Digital Domain's VFX work on G.I. Joe: Retaliation 34 NAB 2013: Highlights from Las Vegas CAREERS — How I Got My Start — Poetica's David Elkins This Month In The action-packed Revolution, which recently started up again on NBC, uses Arri Alexa as its primary camera and calls on the Canon 7D and GoPro for supplemental footage. The show uses both on-set and near-set dailies solutions via Bling Digital, a division of Sim Digital ( On-set, they get the color looks they want quickly and focus on backing up material for protection, then Bling does the heavy lifting near-set, focusing on dailies outside the crazy environment of production. For more details on near-set/on-set dailies, turn to page 22. For more on Revolution and its visual effects turn to page 28. Post0413_001-toc MV3almost final read.indd 1 By TJ Ryan • Creating giants and an enormous beanstalk for Jack the Giant Slayer • Sophisticated CG in The Croods • The VFX industry in crisis Post • April 2013 1 3/27/13 3:38 PM

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