Cinefex announces the publication of an iPad edition of its popular film journal.
Cinefex, the quarterly magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects, announced recently that it has begun publishing an iPad edition of its popular film journal.
More than a year in development, 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 that Cinefex. To my mind, it’s the most exciting thing to happen to the magazine since our first print edition, back in 1980. With nearly twice as many photos as our print edition, many of them interactive, and with video reels and breakdowns of specific effects shots and sequences allowing readers to see exactly how visual effects come together, I think it’s going to be quite a revelation.”
The app itself is a free download, available in Apple’s App Store. So, too, is the first Cinefex iPad issue (#127). Subsequent issues (#128-130) can 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 in-depth coverage of The Dark Knight Rises -- will be released quarterly to coincide with the publication of the print edition. In the coming year, look for Cinefex to also 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.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.