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From the Editor: Teaching, Learning and Mastering New Technologies

By Christine Bunish

In production and postproduction, where technical knowledge and skills combine with creativity, it’s vital that the next generation of video and filmmakers get hands-on experience with today’s tools – and that working professionals keep up with new equipment and workflows. In this issue Markee 2.0 looks at a sampling of high schools and colleges that are providing young people with real-world gear and experiences to prepare them for the work force. We also showcase some of the programs that industry professionals can pursue to stay on the cutting edge.

And the cutting edge is a moving target. With video picture resolution moving beyond HD, image capture in 2K, 3K, 4K and even 5K is not uncommon and 2K and 4K post pipelines are no longer rare as our High(er) Resolution feature explains.

Be sure to check out the Spotlight: Capital Region for news on this key mid-Atlantic area and the handy Stock Footage Guide for everything you need to know about finding that perfect clip. Don’t miss the second part of the interview with Donald Morgan, ASC in Making TV; discover what it takes to launch a spot-directing career in Making Commercials; and learn how Omnimusic’s Doug Wood helps clients of his production music library deal with the issues of today in Inside View.

Remembering Hilary Araujo and Tim Hetherington

Markee 2.0 notes the passing of two individuals whose passion for their work made their mark on the industry in very different ways.

Hilary Araujo, vice president of marketing for The Tiffen Company, died after a short illness. His lifelong love of photography led to product and marketing posts at Berkey, GMI Photographic, ToCAD and Tiffen, and he will be remembered for the many outstanding personal and professional qualities that made him stand out in a fast-changing industry where busy-ness often takes priority over the human touch. Mr. Araujo was recently named an Associate Member of the ASC, an unprecedented honor for someone who was not a working cinematographer.

Photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed covering the front line in Misrata, Libya. He focused on politics and world affairs photographing the documentaries Liberia: An Uncivil War and The Devil Came on Horseback, about Darfur, before spending extensive time embedded with a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan where he co-directed the feature doc Restrepo with Sebastian Junger. Restrepo captured the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2010 and was nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year.

November 29, 2012