June 14 2024


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Cinefex Magazine Includes Star Trek Beyond

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The August issue of Cinefex features a cover story on the recently-released Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek fans won’t want to miss the latest issue of Cinefex, the bimonthly film magazine that covers visual effects like no other. Cinefex has been covering the field of cinematic visual effects for thirty-six years. On newsstands now, Cinefex 148 features a breathtaking cover shot of the Starship Enterprise, along with a twenty-one-page story on the making of the film based on in-depth interviews with director Justin Lin and the key effects artists who helped bring his unique vision to the screen. The article is accompanied by twenty-two behind-the-scenes photos and frame clips, many of them exclusive to Cinefex.

“Other stories in this issue include Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day: Resurgence, Duncan JonesWarcraft and The Legend of Tarzan, from director David Yates.”

Below is an excerpt of the Star Trek Beyond article written by Graham Edwards.

“Among the many references studied by the visual effects team was Gosh, a music video created by Erik Wernquist for producer and remix artist Jamie xx. ‘The video was about finding a planet and terraforming it,’ said Sean Stranks, visual effects supervisor at Double Negative, London. ‘There were a couple of really nice shots where they had bright sun, dirt on the lens, and MIR-style lighting on the ships. We tried a few things like that, and it felt really good.’

“Even the sleekly contoured U.S.S. Enterprise found itself rolling in the dirt.’We worked hard to create shots that really showed the Enterprise from a different slant,’ said [production visual effects supervisor] Peter Chiang. ‘We wanted the pearlescent white of NASA footage, with the overexposure of shooting on anamorphic film. We wanted to re-create that grittiness, so the Enterprise would be blown out in the highlights, and underexposed in the darker areas.'”

To order your copy of Cinefex 148 online ($12.95 with free shipping for U.S. customers), head to the link located here.

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