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July 2014

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Page 2 of 51 1 POST JULY 2014 Find out more at Production and Post Unified CION is the new 4K/UHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Unite production and post by shooting directly to edit ready Apple ProRes 4444 at up to 4K 30fps, ProRes 422 at up to 4K 60fps, or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. 4K sensor with 12 stops of dynamic range Ergonomic and Lightweight, only 6.4 lbs Open Connectivity Network based control via LAN C O M I N G S U M M E R 2 0 1 4 DAILY NEWS UPDATES WEB EXCLUSIVE SIGGRAPH highlights ON OUR COVER Matt Reeves revisited a childhood obsession by directing the new 20th Century Fox feature, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The fi lm was shot in native 3D and features photoreal digital characters created by Weta. The fi lm was posted on the Fox lot, though the DI took place at Company 3. For our one-on-one interview with the director, turn to page 16. 2 EDITOR'S LETTER Mergers & Acquisitions By Marc Loftus 2 POST SCRIPT Post tunes in to TV By Linda Romanello 4 BITS & PIECES What's new in post production 12 DAILIES Creating the look for X-Men: Days of Future Past 13 PRIMETIME Creating Modern Family's documentary-style look 14 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Dave Green — Earth to Echo By Marc Loftus 16 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Matt Reeves — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes By Iain Blair 18 IN THE MIX Jersey Boys' period-correct sound By Linda Romanello 38 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent work 39 STOCK FOOTAGE UPDATE The latest in licensed imagery 41 OPEN HOUSE NYC's Harbor Picture Company 42 POST POSITIONS Zero VFX looks at dollars & cents 43 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 46 REVIEW HP's Z1 G2 workstation By Trevor M. Carlee 48 REVIEW Wacom's Cintiq Companion tablet By Brady Betzel SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 29 · NO. 7 THIS MONTH IN Weta enhances mocap setup for Apes 2 The art and science behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Transformers' technical challenges SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Film Festival highlights DEPARTMENTS EMMY CONTENDERS 22 POST LOOKS AT SOME TELEVISION FAVORITES. By Marc Loftus & Linda Romanello USING THE CLOUD 24 UNCOVERING MYSTERIES AND LOOKING AT REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS. By Christine Bunish STORAGE FOR VFX 29 ROBUST, RELIABLE AND FAST SOLUTIONS FOR HEAVY-DUTY NEEDS. By Christine Bunish AUDIO FOR WEB SERIES & SHORTS 34 STUDIOS FINE TUNE MIXES FOR A RANGE OF PLAYBACK SCENARIOS. By Jennifer Walden 22 18 38 48 Game of Thrones Jersey Boys CHI St. Luke's Health Wacom FEATURES

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