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Page 3 of 51 2 POST OCTOBER 2014 SEE US ON EDITORIAL MARC LOFTUS Senior Editor/Director of Web Content (516) 376-1087 LINDA ROMANELLO Managing Editor (516) 931-0730 CHRISTINE BUNISH Film& Video IAIN BLAIR Film JENNIFER WALDEN Audio BARRY GOCH West Coast Blogger/Reporter MICHELLE VILLAS Art Director ADVERTISING 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 NOT JUST TV FALL PREVIEW ne look at our cover and readers can get a feel for the excitement that the fall television season brings. We've got a number of new and popular shows covered in our "Posting TV Series" feature on page 24, including The Flash, Madam Secretary, The 100, Haven and Gracepoint. We've also got television coverage in the works for the months ahead, including stories on Extant, starring Halle Berry, and Season 4 of FX's American Horror Story, just to name a few. The TV work is definitely exciting, but it's not all we're focusing on. There's a lot going on in the film business too, and this month we've got coverage of Laika's third stop-motion feature, The Boxtrolls (page 22), as well as a look at the audio post services that went into a number of new theatrical releases. Turn to page 30 for complete "Audio" coverage. Also on the film side, we've got com- prehensive coverage of the new Ben Affleck film, Gone Girl, which hit theaters in October. Iain Blair connected with Gone Girl director, David Fincher (page 18), who details the filmmaking process and why this project appealed to him. And I talked with the teams at FotoKem and Light Iron about how they were able to design a 6K work- flow for the feature, which was one of the first to employ Red's new Dragon camera. You can learn more in our "Workflow" col- umn on page 20. Post's film coverage continues next month. We've already got stories in the works on The Equalizer, Denzel Washing- ton's latest action/drama, which debuted at the top of the box office in late Septem- ber, and on The Book of Life, a new stereo 3D film from Reel FX that hit theaters on October 17th. If you'd like to check out some of this coverage in advance, go to our Website: elcome to fall! Here in New York, where many of the industry's leading post facilities are located, it's a beautiful scene with the changing colors of the leaves, shops and residences decorating for the seasonal holidays, and lower temperatures, offering greatly appreciated relief from the summer heat. If you are a TV enthusiast, like myself, then surely you are aware that it's also television season, and you're excited about some of the premieres — returning favor- ites as well as new shows. Many of the post houses located here in the city are buzzing with post and VFX work for their clients who are producing some of the season's most anticipated programs. Hot off the heels of the Emmy Awards, which aired in August, are winners such as Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, and The Amazing Race, which are all back with new episodes. In fact, check out this month's "Primetime" column on page 14, featuring our interview with Worldrace Productions' Kevin Mueller, post producer on CBS's reality show, The Amazing Race. Here, Mueller talks about some of the challenges involved in delivering to home viewers crisp and clean audio when production crews are traveling around the world with show contestants to exotic locations and record- ing dialogue in some very noisy conditions. "Environments with heavy traffic and tasks taking place on or around water always present a challenge for audio, both produc- tion and post," says Mueller. "But chaos is part of the show and we roll with it." Readers also have the chance to check out some of the season's most anticipated new shows, such as Fox's Batman drama Gotham, The CW's superhero series The Flash, CBS's political Madam Secretary and the crime drama Gracepoint, in this month's "Tuning in to Fall TV" feature on page 24. Writer Christine Bunish speaks with some of the industry's leading colorists, editors and VFX artists about their crafts, and how they are helping to create some of TV's most compelling new dramas. "We're managing color and file formats," says Level 3's senior online editor Brett Truett, who is the lead online editor for The Flash series. "Attention to detail is more critical than it ever was. The level of exper- tise required has gotten a lot higher." 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