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The A-List: An interview with The Martian director Ridley Scott
By Iain Blair

A mysterious alien world in deep space, hundreds of years in the future. The gore and glory of imperial Rome, and the spectacle of its doomed gladiators. The nightmarish vision of a dystopian Los Angeles and its rogue replicants. The colossal grandeur of ancient Egypt and its massive monuments. The bloody battlefields of the Crusades. The pastoral glow of vineyards in southern France.

Those are just a few of the “other worlds” that Ridley Scott, one of the supreme stylists of contemporary cinema, has brought to life over the past five decades since making his feature debut with The Duellists in 1977. Scott’s directorial resume also includes Blade Runner, Alien and Thelma and Louise. Of all his contemporaries working today, Scott alone seems to be equally at ease creating vast landscapes set in both the distant past and distant future, in the process channeling David Lean, Cecil B. DeMille and Jim Cameron along with his own prodigious gifts as an epic storyteller and visual artist.

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FotoKem colorist Walter Volpatto discusses his process and latest work on Stonewall

FotoKem colorist Walter Volpatto comes from a family of farmers in Italy. He studied electrical engineering at the local university, which gave him an entrée into broadcasting. He began his career at RAI (Italy’s national public broadcasting company), where he became proficient with electronic compositing, lighting and photography.

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Tips from BCPC’s ‘Best Practices’ event
By Chelsea Taylor

A couple of years ago I was in an edit putting the finishing touches on the first episode of a short web series with the producer. While we were waiting for it to export, we discussed the problems we ran into so the producer could adjust for her next shoot.

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IBC Blog: Making high-resolution panoramic video
By Tom Coughlin

Behind the Title: 
Butter's Annick Mayer

Dell redesigns Precision mobile workstations

HPA Award noms 
and reactions

A look at HP’s new 
Z240, Z240 SFF
By Nam Tran

New, lightweight 
Red Raven camera

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