Cinefex Magazine Back Catalog Kickstarter
Cinefex magazine was one of those publications that I could never afford when I was younger, but that I always pulled off the newsstand and read in a secluded corner of my local Brentano's book store until I was kicked out. It wasn't just a magazine about science-fiction and fantasy movies, it was about the making of those movies and the incredible behind-the-scenes special effects work that inspired a generation of fans and filmmakers. All before the special features found in DVDs and Blu-Rays. That's why this Kickstarter to digitize the first 126 issues of Cinefex is so exciting. VFX veteran Mark Christian and a small group of friends have painstakingly scanned, OCRed, and indexed this out-of-print collection for a high-resolution iPad app. The work isn't easy, since there is no existing digital archive of the magazine, and Mark's team has so far processed 70 back issues out of the collection. There's so much to marvel at and learn from this magazine--Adam likens it to PhD in film special effects.