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SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 28 · NO. 7 AVALON STUDIOS 2 EDITOR'S LETTER More of The Lone Ranger By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT A perspective from Texas W O R K F L O W 18 4 By Randi Altman 24 POST IN THE CLOUD 4 FAST & FURIOUS 6 Post pipelines are embracing performance boosts and cost savings. By Marc Loftus BITS & PIECES What's new in post 8 STORAGE FOR VFX Efficiency and speed is key. By Marc Loftus VISUAL EFFECTS Cinesite takes on World War Z By Randi Altman 10 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Justin Lin: Fast & Furious 6 By Iain Blair 16 By Christine Bunish 10 32 WHITE HOUSE DOWN A U D I O THE SOUND OF TV ON THE WEB Big sound for the small screen. By Jennifer Walden DAILY NEWS UPDATES 16 DAWNRUNNER SIGGRAPH 2013 NEWS ON OUR COVER WEB EXCLUSIVES CLOUD: Dallas Audio Post uses Media Shuttle 24 38 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent work 40 OPEN HOUSE Phoenix: offering creative, production and post PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software POST POSITIONS What 4K UHD TV means for post By Neil W. Smith 43 POST POSITIONS The PNYA: a success story By Yana Collins Lehman 44 DEAR COLORIST Color grading or color correction? By Kent Pritchett 45 Using canned imagery to move productions along. VISUAL EFFECTS Method Vancouver delivers for White House Down 42 STOCK FOOTAGE IN THE MIX Sound Lounge goes to The Place Beyond the Pines By Randi Altman 41 28 COVER STORY ILM helps The Lone Ranger By Christine Bunish 14 I M A G E R Y 12 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 48 REVIEW Rhino Camera Gear Slider By Erik Vlietinck This Month In The Gore Verbinski-directed The Lone Ranger, from Disney Studios, features photoreal landscapes, trains, digital doubles and horses created by lead VFX house ILM ( The director wanted the smoke, emitted from the trains of the time, to feel almost like a character in the film. ILM provided this cover shot that features stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer with a completely-CG environment behind them. Turn to page 12 for complete coverage. London's MPC also provided shots for the film, see page 2 for details on their work. • CGtechniquesforPacific Rim's monsters • Getschooledonthelatestanimation techniquesforMonsters University • Highframerateunplugged Post • July 2013 1

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