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The A-List: Director Cary Fukunaga on posting Beasts of No Nation
By Iain Blair

camera operator/
cinematographer Cary Fukunaga has literally been one of the hottest — and coldest — directors in the business, thanks to making shorts, docs and movies everywhere from the Arctic Circle to Haiti to East Africa.

Now he’s hot again, in every sense of the word, having written/directed/
produced and shot the harrowing new war drama Beasts of No Nation, set in the sweltering lands of West Africa, and shot in Ghana. It tells the story of Agu (Abraham Attah), a young villager, whose happy family life and childhood are shattered when army troops from the capital city arrive to squelch a rebellion against the country’s corrupt regime.

After seeing his father and brother killed, he escapes to the forest where he’s discovered by a company of young rebels led by the charismatic Commandant (Idris Elba). There, he undergoes a gauntlet of harsh treatment, initiation rituals and fiery speeches from the Commandant, and as the ragtag army sets off on a series of battles, Agu is eventually promoted from ammo carrier to rifle-toting soldier, gaining respect but losing his innocence as he’s turned into a killing machine. The film is available exclusively on Netflix.

I spoke with Fukunaga — whose credits include his acclaimed feature-writing and directing debut Sin Nombre, Jayne Eyre and the first season of HBO’s crime drama True Detective (for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series) — about making the film, post and his respect for film sound.

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Mick Audsley: Editing Everest
This veteran editor walks us through his process
By Randi Altman

Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and the Holy Grail 
for many climbers, often is the symbol of a personal struggle to achieve an incredibly difficult task. It also happens to be the 
subject of a new film from director Baltasar Kormákur that is 
based on the (sometimes contradictory) true story of two climbers 
who, in the spring of 1996, got caught in a violent blizzard — and 
fought to survive.

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Can IP-based KVM help add flexibility to 
your post suite?
By John Halksworth

There are many things we all wish post suites were: simpler, more efficient and easier to work in are just three of those things. Wouldn’t it be great if we could make all of these improvements and make post suites even more functional using even less hardware? By incorporating an IP-based high-performance KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) system into the post suite, engineers can add enhanced functionality, scalability and cost savings to their existing workflows.

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Adventures in archiving
By Tom Coughlin

JVC upgrades 4KCAM 
line of camcorders

Dolby Cinema: HDR video, immersive surround sound
By Mel Lambert

Editing vets launch 
TwoPoint0 ‘collective’

Not To Scale welcomes  Lucinda Schreiber

Matt Breitenbach 
joins Post Factory NY

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