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January 2016

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Page 4 of 53 1 POST JANUARY 2016 SERVING THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1986 VOL 31 · NO. 1 WEB EXCLUSIVES WWW.POSTMAGAZINE.COM • ANIMATION: Kung Fu Panda 3 • EDIT THIS!: Star Wars: The Force Awakens • REVIEWS: Cerise workstation, HP's Z27s 4K display, Izotope's RX5 Advanced post production suite, Audio Ease's Speakerphone 2 plug-in • STUDIO: Building a company without an office ON OUR COVER Disney and Lucasfilm's new Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2 EDITOR'S LETTER The force goes on By Linda Romanello 2 THE ONLINE Kicking off 2016 By Marc Loftus 4 BITS & PIECES What's new in post production 12 PRIMETIME Fox's The X-Files By Linda Romanello 14 DIRECTOR'S CHAIR Michael Bay: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi By Marc Loftus 46 QUICK TAKE Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 12 By Michael Jacks 48 PEOPLE Keeping tabs of the industry's movers & shakers DEPARTMENTS 17 POST'S TOP PICKS By Iain Blair 26 ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ INARRITU: THE REVENANT Taking his Birdman technical innovations and pushing the limits of cinema By Iain Blair 29 EDITING THE REVENANT Stephen Mirrione answers the call of the wild By Linda Romanello 31 SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Counting (stop-motion) sheep By Marc Loftus 32 DAVID O. RUSSELL: JOY Delivering an intense emotional and human comedy By Iain Blair 34 EDITING JOY Alan Baumgarten and Jay Cassidy on cutting David O. Russell's latest offering By Linda Romanello 35 WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell on producing a documentary in a hostile environment By Marc Loftus 36 JOHN CROWLEY: BROOKLYN A story of life, love and immigration By Linda Romanello 26 The Revenant • The galaxy-pleasing VFX of Star Wars: The Force Awakens • Virtual Reality's resurgence • Animation techniques in Kung Fu Panda • Re-creating time and place for major films • Spotlight on VR headsets • Creating Norm of the North THIS MONTH IN 38 THE FORCE AWAKENS AT SKYWALKER SOUND Classic sounds and new designs join forces for Star Wars' (inter)stellar soundscape By Jennifer Walden 42 COMMERCIAL APPEAL Studios rely on VFX to boost brand mar- keting for TV and online spots By Christine Bunish FEATURES O S C A R buzz 32 Joy

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