Kickstart the 'Cinefex' Movie Visual Effects Magazine Collection to iPad

August 2, 2013
Source: Kickstarter


If you're a true cinephile, then you should be well aware of the long-running quarterly magazine Cinefex. With lengthy and detailed articles about the special effects (both practical and CGI) of a certain upcoming movie, including various interviews with the crew involved and extensive behind-the-scenes photographs, the magazine is one of the best periodical looks behind the scenes of the special effects in motion pictures. Now the magazine wants to make their big archive of more than 30 years worth of Cinefex issues available on the iPad, but they need the help of Kickstarter and hardcore movie fans like you. Info below!

Here's the video from Cinefex's Kickstarter page explaining the whole deal (found via SlashFilm):

As the page explains: "Cinefex is an indispensable resource for anyone who loves the process of creating movie magic. Whether you work in the visual effects or animation industry, are a filmmaking or effects hobbyist, or just love to hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of the past decade's most visually significant and incredible films, Cinefex magazine will inform, awe, and fascinate you." You can get a rundown of their plan to transfer and even improve their classic issues looking at films like Blade Runner, TRON, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek and more for iPad format at the Kickstarter page, and you should definitely donate to get past issues this amazing periodical for film fanatic easily available. Sound good?

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  • Linkfx
    already donated a bunch to this one. can't wait!!! getting an ipad just for this.
  • GoogleThis
    If I donate, will it be free on iPad for everyone? Or will people have to pay?
    • John
      No, it will cost $4.99 an issue in the iTunes store. However, depending on how much you donate to the kickstarter campaign, you can get certain issues free as a thank you for your donation. For example, a $20 pledge gets you all 8 Star Wars issues.
  • Lars
    $315 gets you all 127 issues in this special iPad version. Fucking buy it you slags!
    • VFX Soldier
      That's ridiculously expensive for a magazine filled with staged photo ops and little detail on how things were done exactly. It's just a fan magazine. Not a detail manual. It should be free at this point.
  • Jimmy
    If these mags have like interactive content, eg, embedded, clips/interviews etc, then perhaps I would be interested.
    • Linkfx
      They're old old magazines
    • cobrazombie
      Because words and pictures are too difficult?
      • Jimmy
        Not at all. If I want a magazine or book I will buy it but its re-dressed in this electronic format I would like to see something a little extra in addition to the words and static pictures.
    • Nifer Kilakila
      Although there isn't any added additional content, it is still kind of cool and useful! Instead of simply making PDFs of the pages (like most archived magazines out there), they marked it up with custom XML tags so it will do smart searches (IE. if you search for ILM, it won't give you every single word that contains the letter "ilm" like "film", etc.) Text can be selected, highlighted, formatted, and even copied. Plus all the photos are enhanced and scanned in detail so you can blow it up to look at the finest detail.
  • cobrazombie
    I already have a complete collection of the real things.




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