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May / June 2013

Markee takes a look at the amazing special effects work Zoic Studios has done for TNT’s Falling Skies. Also featured are animation studios putting a new spin on traditional techniques stock house across the country, and a Spotlight on recent film/video production in the Northeast.

Spotlight: Northeastern Trailblazers

Spotlight: Northeastern Trailblazers

It is no surprise that the filmmaking industry attracts independent spirits. It takes a certain kind of pioneering attitude to complete projects under the stresses of shrinking budgets and condensed timetables.Read more...

Stock Footage Houses

Stock Footage Houses

Whether a production company is working on a documentary about World War II, a televisions series about the social revolution of the 1960s, a PBS special about wonder drugs or an awards program in the movie industry – or any other project – there will be a footage house that can offer just the right content to make the final product truly shine.Read more...

Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries

Most of us see animation every day, but it’s often rather conventional CG or photoreal imagery. Other techniques are thriving, however, including traditional stop-motion animation, CG in the style of stop-motion and CG that pushes boundaries with its beauty and artistry.Read more...

Skitters And Mechs And Overlords, Oh My

Skitters And Mechs And Overlords, Oh My

It has been called a family drama with aliens. Although Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by extraterrestrials and the survivors’ resistance to it, the TNT series is as much about former Boston University history professor Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and his relationship with his sons – one of whom was abducted by the aliens...Read more...

Inside View: South Coast Film & Video

Inside View: South Coast Film & Video

Interview with South Coast Film & Video's Everett Gorel.Read more...

Making Commercials: Va-Va-Va-Vroom

Making Commercials: Va-Va-Va-Vroom

Gary Hartley, creative director with Fox Sports Graphics, asked Los Angeles-based Engine Room (engineroomhollywood.com) to create a new, 20-second opening and graphics package for NASCAR on Fox. The goal was to solidify and grow the series’ youngest audience segment – viewers aged 14 to 28.Read more...

Making TV: Cameras And Characters

Making TV: Cameras And Characters

Television dramas always evolve, especially during the first two years. Showtime’s House of Lies really evolved. In the first season, it was an edgy, profane, sexually raunchy comedy about management consultants lying to clients and pumping them for cash. Then it morphed into a drama with characters you want to get to know. Many dramas leave that up to the actors. In this case, Peter Levy, ASC, ACS, the show’s cinematographer, uses the camera to help.Read more...

From the Editor: Share Your Knowledge

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With increasing frequency, I have been attending web-based seminars (webinars) on how to be a better editor/journalist (with topics as varied as social media metrics and entrepreneurial journalism).Read more...