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EDITORIAL Editor in chief Nicola Foley Staff writer Katie Kasperson Chief sub editor Matthew Winney Sub editor Ben Gawne Junior sub editor Lori Hodson Editorial director Roger Payne Contributors Tomasz Krupka, Will Lawrence, Neal Romanek, Robert Shepherd, Steve Smith ADVERTISING Sales director Sam Scott-Smith 01223 499457 Sales manager Emma Stevens 01223 499462 | +447376665779 DESIGN Design director Andy Jennings Senior designer and ad production Lucy Woolcomb


G reetings and welcome to my first issue as editor in chief of Definition ! Firstly, I want to thank my predecessor Robert Shepherd for his great work – and to say that it’s a huge privilege to take the reins on a magazine which has been the go-to source of insight and inspiration in the world of professional video production for two decades now. With the industry in the midst of a whirlwind of transformation, marked by both exhilarating progress and new challenges, it’s a truly exciting time to be stepping into the hot seat. I’m looking forward to exploring the evolving landscape in the issues to come. This month, of course, all eyes will be on IBC as the behemoth trade expo returns to Amsterdam for a look at the tech, trends and topics that will shape the industry in the months and years ahead – we’ve got the low-down on page 20. Myself and the rest of Team Definition will be at the show, so I hope to meet some of you there! For my debut issue in the driving seat, we’re turning the spotlight on Oppenheimer – a blockbuster so big it rewrote box office history this summer (alongside a certain pink-loving doll…). Presented with Christopher Nolan’s insistence that no CG be used in the film, VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson had his work cut out recreating an atomic explosion for the big screen; find out how he and his team did it on page 12. We also get the inside track on Gran Turismo ’s visceral racing sequences from DOP Jacques Jouffret (page 44), deep dive into the mesmerising world of ocean cinematography (from page 55), get programmers’ tips for film festival success (page 51) and plenty more. Enjoy the issue – and see you next month!

Designer Alan Gray PUBLISHING Managing directors Andy Brogden & Matt Pluck ON THE COVER

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Nicola Foley Editor in chief

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