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March 2011

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SERVING THE INDUSTRY FOR 25 YEARS TRENDS 18 REALITY TV Demand for this popular genre of programming is keeping many studios busy. By Marc Loftus TECHNOLOGY 24 NEW MEDIA Making user experiences active and more memorable. By Randi Altman AUDIO 30 AUDIO FOR GAMES The benefits and challenges of scoring and designing sound for videogames. By Brian O’Connor 34 SOUND LIBRARY GALLERY The latest in production music and sound effects. Storage Supplement Industrial Sex Appeal — Making the right storage match is key. By Christine Bunish DAILY NEWS UPDATES WEB EXCLUSIVES How LTO can help with archives By Christine Bunish 44 This month’s Rangohelped get the band back together — that band being Pirates of the Caribbeandirector Gore Verbinski, Pirateslead Johnny Depp and PiratesVFX house ILM. This time, the group took on the fully-animated Rango, a first for both ILM and Verbinski. The film was keyframe animated, with ILM calling on Autodesk’s Maya, proprietary software and The Foundry’s Nuke for compositing. On page 12, director Verbinski discusses getting the film made and on page 16, ILM artists talk about how they made the transition to fully-CG fare. Editing HDSLR video natively By Larry Jordan This Month In 30 24 18 departments 2 EDITOR’S LETTER Autodesk talks up 2012 releases By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT Reality TV By Marc Loftus 4 BITS & PIECES What’s new in post 12 DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Gore Verbinski takes on the fully-CG Rango By Iain Blair 16 COVER STORY ILM discusses work on Rango By Daniel Restuccio 40 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent projects 42 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 44 DIGITAL INTERMEDIATES Technicolor colors The Fighter By Randi Altman 46 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry’s movers & shakers 48 REVIEW Avid’s Pro Tools 9 By Josh Moyer · Adapting a VFX workflow to a CG production for Rango · Super commercials, thanks to digital technology · ImageMovers Digital’s swan song: Mars Needs Moms March 2011 • Post 1 SERIOUS ROBOTS AURYN FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION THE FIGHTER ON OUR COVER

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