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December 2010

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY FOR 24 YEARS departments 2 EDITOR’S LETTER What’s your outlook on 2011? By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT Expanding services By Marc Loftus A look at the industry’s STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES & THREATS… Along with an OUTLOOK for 2011 22 DIRECTORS By Iain Blair 26 3D STEREO By Christine Bunish 30 CAMERAS By Christine Bunish 34 NEW MEDIA By Randi Altman 38 EDUCATION By Marc Loftus 42 AUDIO By Ron DiCesare SWOT — Editorial By Dmitri Gueer 42 Disney’s Tron:Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski, was shot in dual camera 3D stereo using Pace Fusion rigs with Sony F35 cameras. One of Digital Domain’s many VFX shots included turning back time to de-age actor Jeff Bridges — who starred in the original Tronback in 1982 — by almost 30 years. Editor James Haygood used Avid Nitris DX to cut the film, which was conformed and graded at LaserPacific by Dave Cole on Autodesk’s Lustre. For complete details on the film, turn to page 14. The History of Music Libraries By John Manchester This Month In 22 DAILY NEWS UPDATES TUTORIAL Ten quick and easy Avid DS tips By Igor Ridanovic WEB EXCLUSIVES SWOT — SANs By Steve Modica SWOT — The Post Business By Michael Taylor SWOT — 4K Workflows By Tony Beswick 4 4 BITS & PIECES What’s new in post 14 COVER STORY Tron: Legacy — previs, the shoot, VFX By Daniel Restuccio 16 DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Michael Apted: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader By Iain Blair 20 DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Gareth Edwards: Monsters By Randi Altman 16 46 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry’s movers & shakers 48 REVIEW NEC’s PA271w monitor By Dariush Derakhshani • The films that are generating Oscar buzz. • Taking audiences back to the grid in Tron:Legacy. • The cutting-edge magic of Harry Potter. • New animation techniques in EA’s MMA. • A special section on education trends. December 2010 • Post 1 WALKER/FITZGIBBON/CELSIUS NARNIA: DAWN TREADER AVATAR TODD-AO ON OUR COVER

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