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March / April 2010

Music Libraries See Spots as a Growing Client Base

Music Libraries See Spots as a Growing Client Base

In the history of commercial advertising on TV stories are legion of the power of music to enhance a spot's message and make a ho-hum spot memorable.Read more...

Legacy Effects Populates Pandora

Legacy Effects Populates Pandora

Much like the motion picture industry that builds on its hundred-plus year heritage by constantly embracing the new, Legacy Effects (www.legacyefx.com) adds to the pedigree of its antecedent, Stan Winston Studio, by continually broadening its capabilities...Read more...

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - Caleb Deschanel

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - Caleb Deschanel

Although Caleb Deschanel's breakthrough film, The Black Stallion, was shot 30 years ago and he's gone on to net Academy Award nominations for The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion of the Christ, it may seem that the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Lifetime Achievement AwardRead more...

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - John C. Flinn

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - John C. Flinn

Unlike previous winners of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Career Achievement in Television Award, John C. Flinn, ASC, whose body of work includes Magnum P.I., Hill Street Blues, Babylon 5, and TNT's current hit, Saving Grace, could be said to be following a biological imperative to pursue a calling in the industry.Read more...

Spotlight: Southeast

Spotlight: Southeast

As film commissioners in the Southeastern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida can attest, the level of incentives offered can be the difference between hosting a wide array of productions during the year or attracting the occasional independent film or TV show that quickly draws down a conservative incentive pool.Read more...

Editor's Notes: Milestones and Makeovers

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It's a milestone to achieve a 25th anniversary — as Bill Marino of Sync Sound will tell you (see Inside View) — and Markee's celebration of 25 years of publication is a very special one.Read more...

Making TV: Leverage

Making TV: Leverage

In Leverage, the hour-long TNT comedy/drama that began its third season January 13 at 10 p.m., a gang of con artists led by Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator played by Timothy Hutton, seeks justice for their wronged clients.Read more...

Making Commercials: 12 Days of Christmas

Making Commercials: 12 Days of Christmas

For the 2009 Christmas Price Index, Deutsch Inc./NY decided to make an animated and live-action video of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for PNC and asked Dancing Diablo in New York City (www.dancingdiablo.com) to craft the three-and-a-half minute web-only video dubbed, Winter Numberland.Read more...

Inside View: Sync Sound

Inside View: Sync Sound

"Ken (Hahn) and I met at Regent Sound which became one of the first sound-for-television facilities in the country. I was the chief engineer and a mixer, and Ken was the studio manager and a mixer who had developed a nice following. After several years at Regent, and a brief stint for me at NBC, we dreamed of starting our own place and jumped in."Read more...