Sept. 6, 2012
-- Cinefex, the quarterly film magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects, announced today that it has begun publishing an iPad edition.
Since 1980, Cinefex has been the bible for effects professional and enthusiasts, going behind the scenes to offer a first-hand look at the technologies and techniques behind many of Hollywood’s biggest and most enduring movies. Legendary filmmaker George Lucas said of Cinefex: “Detailed visual coverage and revealing insights into the cutting edge of technology make Cinefex required reading for anyone interested in the new era of filmmaking.”
And cinema visionary James Cameron professed: “Cinefex is the one true source. Read it to expand your vision.”
The Cinefex iPad edition is an enhanced version of the print magazine, designed and formatted specifically for the world’s most popular tablet computer. It contains all of the articles, photographs and ads appearing in the Cinefex print edition, but is more expansive -- and experiential.
Says Cinefex publisher Don Shay: “I can’t think of another publication whose subject matter is better suited to iPad presentation than Cinefex. Each iPad article contains, on average, twice as many photographs as our print articles; and many are interactive, allowing readers to see exactly how visual effects come together. Most of our articles also incorporate video clips and breakdowns of specific effects shots and sequences.”
The Cinefex app, available in Apple’s App Store, is a free download. So, too, is a sample issue in the new iPad format (#127). Individual issues may be purchased for $4.99 each, with four-issue subscriptions available for $18.99. Future issues – including #131, due out in mid-September and featuring two of the summer’s hottest films, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” -- will be released quarterly to coincide with the publication of the print edition.
In the coming year, look for Cinefex to introduce iPad reproductions of all of its back issues – including many that are currently out of print.
For additional information, visit the Cinefex website at: www.cinefex.com, or call 1-800-434-3339.