Volume 34 Issue 6: (June/July 2011)

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  1. Cars 2: Video1, Video 2
  2. Transformers 3: Video 1

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Killer Machines
ILM ups the visual complexity and action for the third film in the Transformers franchise
Captains of the World
Within the superhero genre, Marvel Comics characters from the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Thor share a fictional cinematic universe, with characters from one film occasionally appearing in, or ...
Seeing Double
The old joke is: In LA, everyone has a screenplay to pitch. Here’s the new joke: Everyone with a game to pitch goes to LA. The City of Angels is not just home to Hollywood, but also home to E3, the ...
From Digital to Real and Back Again
It’s getting real, folks. Increasingly, the real world is becoming interrelated with the digital world, and this is driving new frontiers in software. Scanned data is being fed into computer-aided ...
Poetry In Motion
Charlex displays the creativity of its artists with a unique in-house project
Reality Check
It often takes a confluence of remarkable discoveries to result in a technological achievement that will impact our daily life. Consider, for instance, augmented reality, which melds a digitally ...
The World Is Not Enough
Pixar Animation Studios sends its Cars stars around the globe in a sequel filled with action and adventure.
Scales, Fishtails, and a Fickle Fountain of Youth
Industrial Light & Magic dives into state-of-the-art effects for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Thinking Outside The Box
When a potential tent-pole film debuts, you can expect to see a range of licensed merchandise associated with that property popping up on store shelves. We’ve come to expect the various toys—video ...
Going Mobile
As the markets develop, so, too, do the machines

Editor's Note

Editor's Note
Once again, we opened the summer with a number of highly anticipated films vying for theatergoers’ attention (and wallets).

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