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January 2014

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 29 · NO. 1 CINESITE/BEANS departments 4 EDITOR'S LETTER Walter Mitty's Secret VFX By Marc Loftus 6 9 OSCAR PICKS A look at 2013's top prospects for editing, VFX, animation and more. By Iain Blair 26 AUDIO FOR INDEPENDENT FILMS 12 Lower-cost tools, in the right hands, can help budget-strapped indie projects. SUBWAY/ZERO VFX By Jennifer Walden TELEVISION 20 VFX FOR COMMERCIALS Post houses help marketers tell stories and sell products. By Christine Bunish 20 B U S I N E S S THE BIG HOUSE 32 BUYING GEAR The latest equipment sales & installations DIRECTOR'S CHAIR David O. Russell — American Hustle By Iain Blair POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent work 40 AMERICAN HUSTLE 14 12 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 42 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 46 REVIEW Maxon Cinema 4D Studio Release 15 By Trevor M. Carlee 48 FILMS SPECIAL REPORT Canon debuts 4K monitor By Ben Campanera 36 6 BITS & PIECES What's new in post production REVIEW Chaos Group's V-Ray 3.0 By Toni Bratincevic DAILY NEWS UPDATES ON OUR COVER WEB EXCLUSIVES • GETTING STARTED — VFX producer Richard Thwaites 26 This Month In Framestore New York helped GE bring a famous DeLorean back to life for a new spot that promotes the energy company's capabilities. The Future is Now is part of GE's "Brilliant Machines" campaign and makes use of a real automobile as well as a photoreal CG model that is able to blast off into the nighttime sky — all thanks to GE's power. For more "Commercial VFX" highlights, turn to page 20. Frozen advances CG snow & ice Gravity & Ender's Game Oscars: Animation & VFX contenders 2 Post • January 2014

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