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V F X A U D I O S E R V I N G T H E I N D U S T R Y F O R 2 4 Y E A R S 16 HD TV SERIES For some, digital acquisition is a lower-cost/no-compromise alternative to film. By Marc Loftus 22 THE ART OF COMPOSITING Inspiration from everyday life follows these artists into their day jobs. By Randi Altman 30 SURROUND SOUND Regardless of the format, the goal is to envelop the listener with the audio. By Ron DiCesare 38 SOUND LIBRARIES These days, users of stock sounds and music have more options than ever before. By Christine Bunish T R E N D S October 2009 • Post 1 Showtime's Nurse Jackie, starring Edie Falco, is shot using Arri's D21. DP Vanja Cernjul was instrumental in choosing this camera for the show. Coming from a film background, he loves the D21's optical viewfinder and how the camera makes the show's star look. Nurse Jackie is shot at Kaufman Astoria Studios and on location around New York City. Manhattan's PostWorks handles dailies, online, color correction, titling, ADR, Foley and mixing. For more on "HD TV Series," turn to our feature on page 16. O N O U R C O V E R DEPARTMENTS 2 EDITOR'S LETTER The art of inspiration By Randi Altman 2 POST SCRIPT Autodesk addresses Red workflow By Marc Loftus 4 BITS & PIECES What's new in post 12 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Mike Judge — Extract By Iain Blair 44 POST POSITIONS Getting the right score for your film By Tom Phillips 46 HIGHER LEARNING In animation, establishing relationships is key when seeking employment By Evelyn Gabai 48 POSTINGS A graphic glimpse of some recent projects 50 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers 52 PRODUCTS The latest in hardware & software 56 REVIEW Boxx's Nehalem workstation By Fred Ruckel • The graphics in the game Batman: Arkham Asylum • Pixar's Partly Cloudy is short but complex • Creating a Buzz, and the rest of the Toy Story gang, in stereo 3D TUTORIALS Avid DS Functional On-Screen Counter By Igor Ridanovic Preparing Red dailies for Media Composer with MetaFuze By Igor Ridanovic WEB EXCLUSIVES The Embassy Visual Effects' work on District 9 No Country for Old Cutters By Jonathan Moser 4 12 48 TENNIS CHANNEL/BPG EXTRACT LINCOLN MKS/DIGITAL DOMAIN This Month In

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