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October 2010

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY FOR 24 YEARS departments 2 EDITOR’S LETTER IBC and 3D stereo By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT The NY VFX business By Marc Loftus 4 TRENDS 20 DIGITAL ACQUISITION TV series embrace datacentric workflows. By Christine Bunish 3D STEREOSCOPIC 28 ROUNDTABLE: 3D STEREO COMPOSITING What these pros have learned while getting their feet wet. By Randi Altman AUDIO 34 SURROUND FOR SPOTS Two studios take different paths to the same place. By Ron DiCesare 42 SOUND LIBRARIES The latest news in production music and sound effects. Compiled by Marc Loftus DAILY NEWS UPDATES WEB EXCLUSIVE Tracking Stephen Arnold’s music REVIEW 50 Showtime’s Dexteruses Sony F23s as its A and B cameras and calls on Sony EX1s and Canon HDSLRs for more guer- rilla-type shots. On set, the DIT “helps keep the frame rates and codecs of the various cameras organized, especially when we're using the EX1 or HDSLRs,” says co-producer Chad Tomasoski. The footage is then transcoded from the EX1 and HDSLRs to ProRes files that go to Technicolor Hollywood. New this season is the implementation of Technicolor's DP Lights on-location color previs toolset. For more on digitally-shot TV series, see page 20. Autodesk 3DS Max 2011 By Oliver Zeller This Month In 48 28 4 BITS & PIECES What’s new in post 14 DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Randall Wallace: Secretariat By Iain Blair 16 WHAT’S UP DOC? Producer Lesley Chilcott discusses her latest documentary, Waiting For Superman By Randi Altman 48 SPECIAL REPORT The Social Network’s digital workflow By Daniel Restuccio 50 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent projects 52 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 54 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry’s movers & shakers 56 REVIEW Studio GPU’s MachStudio Pro By Dariush Derakhshani • Legend of the Guardians: A new feather in Animal Logic’s cap • Recreating comic-book characters for videogames • The shape of things to come in CAD • Visualizing medical data inside VR CAVES October 2010 • Post 1 ABSOLUT LEMON DROP /AVATAR/ILM THE SOCIAL NETWORK CASH CAB/MECHANISM DIGITAL ON OUR COVER

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