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August 2013

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 28 · NO. 8 EA SPORTS 2 EDITOR'S LETTER Change is good 2 By Randi Altman POST SCRIPT Thoughts from Anaheim By Marc Loftus 4 ViSuaL 12 By Christine Bunish CrEaTing 20 LookS POSTING MUSIC VIDEOS 14 a u d i o AUDIO FOR COMMERCIALS Pros balance sound design, music and dialog to deliver an advertiser's message. By Jennifer Walden 20 SOUND LIBRARY UPDATES, NEWS These ready-made releases can enhance any project. By Marc Loftus ON OUR COVER POST POSITIONS The storage dilemma By Steve Modica POST POSITIONS Ensuring image quality in production By Mike Waidson 48 DEAR VFX SUPERVISOR What are your duties on-set? By David Blumenfeld 52 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers REVIEW AJA's Ki Pro Quad 56 AARDMAN/SKINMEAL 36 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 54 By Christine Bunish 28 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent work 47 WYNTER GORDON/TKO Studios don't let tight budgets keep them from delivering highlycreative, soundtrack-driven mini movies. SIGGRAPH 2013 News from this year's show 46 The big screen demands big effects, and these studios have delivered. 38 44 VFX FOR FILMS DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Gore Verbinski – The Lone Ranger By Iain Blair 42 4 ELYSIUM 14 EFFECTS BITS & PIECES What's new in post 42 By Jim Geduldick REVIEW Avid Media Composer 7 By Brady Betzel DAILY NEWS UPDATES IBC 2013 WEB EXCLUSIVES Prime Focus World's film VFX work The DVI Group — The Making of a Pan This Month in Wellington, New Zealand's Weta Digital ( created environments and characters for Marvel Comics' new feature The Wolverine. This includes the snake-like Viper and the Silver Samurai (pictured), Wolverine's nine-foot-tall adversary, who makes use of a mechanized battle suit. A practical armature was used on-set, which was then replaced with a swordwielding CG version. In-house shaders were used to create compounding surface damage from fighting. For more "VFX for Films," please turn to page 14. Education Supplement: Tools vs. Talent CG Superpowers: Man of Steel, Turbo, and World War Z Lara Croft's digital makeover Post • August 2013 1

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