May 24, 2015
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Emmy Watch: Showrunner Michelle Ashford, Masters of Sex

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Emmy Watch: Showrunner Michelle Ashford, <em>Masters of Sex</em>

“We are certainly plugging along. It’s always quite the adventure when you have a show up and running,” commented Michelle Ashford, showrunner for Masters of Sex, the Showtime series about William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the pioneering team whose research in human sexuality during the prudish 1950s led to the sexual revolution. »

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Confronts a Shrinking World

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Confronts a Shrinking World

This Below the Line correspondent is back from a week in Berlin, where I met up with both a film editor and a locations manager prior to attending the Media Convention Berlin. The conversation over dinner revolved around the differences and similarities between how... »

Emmy Watch: Editor Luyen Vu, American Crime

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Emmy Watch: Editor Luyen Vu, <em>American Crime</em>

The pilot for American Crime was editor Luyen Vu’s first experience working with Oscar-winning writer and executive producer, John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), who also directed the opener. The pair met a couple of times to discuss the project and Vu was shown... »

The Sound of Avengers: Age of Ultron

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The Sound of <em>Avengers: Age of Ultron</em>

In this exclusive sound profile, SoundWorks Collection talks with supervising sound editor and sound designer Christopher Boyes from Skywalker Sound about his work on Avengers: Age of Ultron. »

Editors Guild Honors Joe Aredas with Its Fellowship and Service Award

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Editors Guild Honors Joe Aredas with Its Fellowship and Service Award

Joe Aredas, the esteemed longtime leader of IATSE’s West Coast office, which includes all the Hollywood locals, was honored with the Fellowship and Service Award from the Motion Picture... »

Christopher Townsend and Colleagues on Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Christopher Townsend and Colleagues on <em>Avengers: Age of Ultron</em>

“He made fantastic work, conducting every vendor like parts of an orchestra.” That was the observation of Alessandro Cioffi, the visual effects supervisor for Munich-based Trixter Film on his... »

Emmy Watch: Editor Tony Orcena, Modern Family

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Emmy Watch: Editor Tony Orcena, <em>Modern Family</em>

In cutting comedy, Modern Family editor Tony Orcena noted, “You have to remember, it always plays best, simple. It’s about finding a way to tell the story in an... »

Rollout of New California Film Incentives Spurs Industry Optimism

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Rollout of New California Film Incentives Spurs Industry Optimism

There was a celebratory buzz in the air at the 10th annual California Film Commission breakfast held Wednesday morning at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, in anticipation of... »

Lord of the Rings Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

April 2015 | By
<em>Lord of the Rings</em> Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Oscar-winning Australian director of photography Andrew Lesnie, best known for his imaginative and groundbreaking cinematography on his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, died on Monday... »

Operation Change: Changing the World One Sound at a Time

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<em>Operation Change</em>: Changing the World One Sound at a Time

Emmys, like their Oscar counterparts, are about honoring a primarily visual medium. Film was silent before audio got involved, and with the arrival of HD and 3-D, audiences are... »

NAB 2015: Image Quality No Longer a Numbers Game

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NAB 2015: Image Quality No Longer a Numbers Game

To open with a risky generalization, there now seems to be a realisation that pixel count is neither a particularly good sole indicator of image quality, nor particularly difficult... »

Drones Take Flight at NAB

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Drones Take Flight at NAB

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were this year’s 4K. Drones – quadcopters, hexcopters, octocopters, dodecacopters (with 12 rotors and props), gimbals, gimbal control units and flight demos – were in... »

 
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