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Rising Sun VFX Supe Tim Crosbie on X-Men: Days of Future Past

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men send Wolverine, our favorite superhero mutant, time-traveling from an awful future to a recent past to change human history—and that future. With an all-star cast, a built-in fan base, and a director, … more »

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VFX Supe Dan DeLeeuw on Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier the super WWII soldier Steve Rogers finds himself in a modern-day political thriller, a suspenseful visual-effects laden action-adventure that won praise from critics and Avengers fans alike. Rogers, aka Captain America, now works for … more »

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Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor Paul J. Franklin on Interstellar

On Sunday, Interstellar won the BAFTA award for best visual effects, an award presented — fittingly as it turned out — by Dr. Stephen Hawking.  Hawking’s longtime friend Dr. Kip Thorne, a renowned astrophysicist famous for his work on black … more »

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Marvel Studios VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Guardians of the Galaxy

In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, a quartet of misfits that include, improbably, a CG raccoon named Rocket and a CG tree named Groot, zip from planet to planet as they try to save the galaxy from an evil … more »

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Producer-Director Gabe Polsky on U.S.S.R. Hockey Doc Red Army

It’s not exactly news that sports can be a realm where nationalism plays itself out in a more benign fashion than war, but Gabe Polsky’s Red Army examines the last decade of the Cold War through the lens of hockey. Relying heavily … more »

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Director Kevin Pollak on Sundance Comic Doc Misery Loves Comedy

Actor, director and writer Kevin Pollak has appeared in 74 films but is well-known to many on the web as the creator and host of the weekly streaming series Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Each episode of the six-year-old talk show … more »

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Editor Wyatt Smith Goes Into the Woods to Cut Sound, Picture and Song

Into the Woods, Disney's new film based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, is a lush, orchestrated rumination on modern life seen through a fractured fairy-tale canon. Directed by Rob Marshall and shot on the ARRI Alexa by Dion Beebe, ACS, … more »

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Editors Tim Squyres and William Goldenberg on Unbroken

The life of Louis Zamperini, who passed away this summer at the age of 97, was as epic in its scale as it was in its scope. Even those unfamiliar with Laura Hillenbrand's compelling 2010 bestseller, Unbroken, about Zamperini or CBS News … more »

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Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

What’s a Workflow Server? ProMax Talks Next-Generation Shared Storage

When storage is deployed in post, it has to do a lot more than just distribute terabytes around the facility. Due to the specific needs and demands of high-end post-production, shared storage needs to be not only exceptionally high performance, but … more »