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ILM’s Pat Tubach on a Career in VFX

It’s a few days before the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere in New York, and I’ve arranged to meet co-visual effects supervisor Pat Tubach at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco. Stephen Kenneally, a senior publicist, introduces us in … more »

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Co-VFX Supervisor Pat Tubach on Transformers: Age of Extinction

Industrial Light & Magic’s Pat Tubach brought eighteen years experience as a compositor, compositing supervisor, and co-visual effects supervisor to his role as co-visual effects supervisor for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film follows on his Oscar and BAFTA nominations … more »

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Director Ryan Hamelin on Dancing with “Alice” and the MoVi M10

In November, director Ryan Hamelin took delivery of a MoVi M10 gimbal, the handheld camera-stabilization rig introduced last year by Freefly Systems. He and his partner, cinematographer Erin Trout, put the MoVi to work on test shoots and commissioned work. … more »

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DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms

A long anticipated feature of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) firmware upgrade released this week was a refinement to the camera's debayering process that promised "sharper and cleaner" output. The new image-processing algorithms have been borrowed from advancements made in … more »

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Why Detroit’s WXYZ Made the Move to Final Cut Pro X

WXYZ TV is Detroit's largest news outlet and was the first in the state to broadcast in HD. One of 14 other TV news stations from San Diego to Tampa Bay owned by the E.W. Scripps Company, the station has … more »

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Modern VideoFilm Colorist Aidan Stanford on Grading Modern Family

It's been a busy past few months for Aidan Stanford, a former color timer who is now a digital colorist at Modern VideoFilm in Burbank. The primary colorist on ABC's Modern Family, which just wrapped Season 5, he recently also … more »

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Grading House of Cards in 4K: It’s Scary Because It’s Real

Working on a show for Netflix isn't your typical episodic TV job. For one thing, an entire season of TV is released to Netflix viewers all at once, which creates a nontraditional production schedule. For another thing, Netflix is committed … more »

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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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Prime Profile: Cinematographer Andrew Shulkind

Andrew Shulkind, a winner of StudioDaily's 2014 Prime Award for his work as a cinematographer, says he knew early on that lensing films appealed much more to him than writing or directing them. "For me, it was that confluence of … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, on Why the Canon C500 Is His Go-to Camera

Thanks to his aggressive, you-are-there camerawork on Act of Valor and Need for Speed — as well as his frequent posts on the educational Hurlblog — Shane Hurlbut, ASC, has quickly become known as a pioneer in innovative digital cinematography. … more »