March 26, 2017
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The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

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The Sound of Winning: “Hacksaw” Mixer Kevin O’Connell on HIs Oscar

Given the news cycle of the 21st century, it can be easy to forget that some shocks can still be good ones. But that’s how sound mixer — and maestro — Kevin O’Connell describes the state he was in when we last saw him, backstage in the press room at the Oscars. After achieving... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

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Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being... »

Packed House Sees Vitality of Screen Makeup/Hairstyling in Oscar Symposium

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Packed House Sees Vitality of Screen Makeup/Hairstyling in Oscar Symposium

At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on February 25, a full house witnessed the importance of cinema makeup artistry and hairstyling brilliance to the overall success of a film. Indeed, three wholly disparate projects were presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts... »

August Wilson’s Widow Constanza Romero-Wilson Speaks about Oscar-Winner Fences

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August Wilson’s Widow Constanza Romero-Wilson Speaks about Oscar-Winner <em>Fences</em>

Adapted by writer August Wilson from his own play, the screenplay for Fences attracted key cast members from the Broadway revival, most notably star-director Denzel Washington and Best Supporting... »

Moonlight Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

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<em>Moonlight</em> Shines at the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Moonlight, swept top honors at the 32nd Film Independent Spirit Award picking up Best Feature, Best Director and Best Screenplay. In accepting his accolades for the 1.5 million dollar... »

The Beverly Hilton Gets Ready to Wrap with the Costume Designers Guild Awards

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The Beverly Hilton Gets Ready to Wrap with the Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild helped wrap up the Beverly Hilton’s “kudos season” with the 19th edition of their own award show, hosted by Mandy Moore from This Is Us.... »

The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

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The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

The 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards, as others before it, served as a celebration of an entire craft in cinema. Much more than an awards show, the... »

Contender — The Visual Effects of The Jungle Book

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Contender — The Visual Effects of <em>The Jungle Book</em>

When director Jon Favreau agreed to take on Disney’s The Jungle Book, he knew that extensive computer animation would be utilized. The major question was how to integrate a... »

La La Land Sound Department

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<em>La La Land</em> Sound Department

2017’s Oscar front runner, La La Land, has employed thousands of craftspeople, technicians and artists to help flesh out director Damien Chazelle‘s vision of a Hollywood musical with a... »

Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

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Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

Hacksaw Ridge captured Golden Reels for Best Sound Editing in Feature Film for both FX/Foley and Dialogue/ADR. Supervising sound editor Robert Mackenzie stated, “This film really is an example... »

53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

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53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

Racking up another win on its way to the Oscars next week, La La Land took home the Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture –... »

The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

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The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

This award season, at The Society of Camera Operators 2017 gala, the group wasn’t able to single out just one technical achievement of the year, but two. Held at... »

 
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