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November 2013

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editor's note Giving thanks I By MARC LOFTUS Senior Editor/ Director of Web Content t's November and the holiday season is just around the corner. Thanksgiving signals "the beginning of the end" of the year, and is cause for celebration — that is, unless you're a turkey. Reel FX recently completed its first fulllength animated feature — Free Birds — which graces our cover this month. The film takes a comical look at the length a few turkeys will go to change the Thanksgiving menu, even if it means hijacking government technology and traveling back in time to do so. On page 8, digital supervisor Scott Peterson details the studio's work on the Stereo 3D film, the tools it used to create hundreds EDITORIAL had the opportunity to meet with director Jim Field Smith (She's Out of My League, Butter) recently, as he launched a new Web series with Hulu and the BBC. This comes in between his film-directing gigs. The Wrong Mans is a six-part series that US audiences can watch online. Smith employed the same directing style that he brings to his film work to this new series, and offers insight into directing for different content outlets. Check out his thoughts on page 14. Keeping with the "online" theme, Christine Bunish looks at "Advertising & the Internet," and how companies are using online outlets to deliver engaging, entertaining and Marc Loftus Senior Editor/Director of Web Content (516) 376-1087 Christine Bunish Film& Video JENNIFER WALDEN Audio DanIEL Restuccio West Coast Bureau BARRY GOCH West Coast Blogger/Reporter IAIN BLAIR Film Michael Viggiano Art Director A DV E RT I S I N G Mari Kohn Director of Sales (818) 291-1153 cell: (818) 472-1491 Gary Rhodes Eastern & Intl Sales Manager (631) 274-9530 cell (516)410-8638 Lisa Black Corporate Sales Executive, Events, Custom and Integrated Print/Publishing Services (818) 660-5828 SUBSCRIPTIONS (818) 291-1158 Customer Service 620 West Elk Ave, Glendale, CA 91204 (800) 280 6446 Dale Escen Account Manager 818-291-1122 REPRINTS Reprints (781) 255-0625 • (818) 291-1153 LA SALES office: 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204 (800) 280-6446 William R. Rittwage President / CEO of unique-looking characters, and their solution for creating realistic feathers. The film is in theaters this month, coinciding with the holiday. Also in theaters — and topping the box office for several weeks — is Warner Bros.' Gravity, and this month Iain Blair connects with director Alfonso Cuaron, who reveals how he was able to achieve the weightless environment in which Sandra Bullock and George Clooney spend all of their screen time. Turn to page 10 for his interview with the acclaimed Mexican director. In a bonus "Director's Chair" column, I 2 Post • November 2013 interactive experiences that promote their brands. No longer are Web spots an afterthought, and forward-thinking companies now recognize that online content plays an important part in their brand strategy. And there's a lot more in this issue: a Review of HP's powerful, new ZBook 17 mobile workstation; a conversation with Oscar-nominated editor Kevin Tent, who just completed work on Alexander Payne's B&W film Nebraska; and a look at post techniques for performing ADR, Foley and Restoration. Thank you, as always, for spending time with Post! See us on Post Magazine is published by Post, LLC, a COP communications company. Post does not verify any claims or other information appearing in any of the advertisements contained in the publication, and cannot take any responsibility for any losses or other damages incurred by readers in reliance on such content. Post cannot be held responsible for the safekeeping or return of unsolicited articles, manuscripts, photographs, illustrations or other materials. Subscriptions: Address all subscription correspondence to Post Magazine, 620 West Elk Ave, Glendale, CA 91204. Subscribers may also contact customer service at 818-291-1158, or send an email to  For change of address please include the old and new address information, and if possible, include an address label from a recent issue. Subscriptions are available free to qualified individuals within the United States. Non-qualified 1 year rates: USA $63.00. Canada & Mexico $94.00. All Other Countries $133.00. Airmail Delivery is available for an additional $75.00 annually. Postmaster: Send address changes to Post Magazine, P.O. Box 3551, Northbrook, IL 60065-3551. Please send customer service inquiries to 620 W. Elk Ave., Glendale, CA 91204

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