February 21, 2017
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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 modern spin. Two such trusted teammates were sound designer and supervising sound editor, Ai Ling Lee and Mildred (Milly) Latrou, supervising sound editor. According to... »

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 of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Everyone put in so... »

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 – Live Action at the 53rd annual awards. Director Damien Chazelle was on hand to support... »

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... »

Contender – Makeup Artist Joel Harlow, Star Trek Beyond

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Contender – Makeup Artist Joel Harlow, <em>Star Trek Beyond</em>

For any below-the-line craftsperson, being nominated for an Academy Award represents the culmination of a career’s worth of relentless, diligent, pinnacle-level work. In Joel Harlow’s case, he has been... »

Director Garth Davis Finds Magic in Lion

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Director Garth Davis Finds Magic in <em>Lion</em>

“I could feel there was magic in this story. Magic is a tricky thing to portray,” stated director Garth Davis about Lion, the touching true account of a five-year-old... »

Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

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Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

  “If you ask me,” John Cho quipped during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards, “you can’t make a movie without a camera.” His co-host Leslie Mann recounted that... »

Below the Line Screening Series Experiences Life, Animated

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Below the Line Screening Series Experiences <em>Life, Animated</em>

Life, Animated is a coming-of-age story enriched by the fact that the main protagonist, Owen Suskind, is both a real person and a young man with autism who is... »

VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

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VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

When VES director Eric Roth took to the stage at the opening of the 15th-ever VES Awards, he told the overflowing room at the Beverly Hilton that we were... »

Sundance/Slamdance Female Directed Narratives

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Sundance/Slamdance Female Directed Narratives

Although Hold On (Sundance) was merely nine minutes long, it packed more of an emotional arc than many feature films. Director Christine Turner had worked as a hospice volunteer... »

Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

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Annies Showcase Animation Across Myriad Media

Put on by ASIFA-Hollywood, animation’s top organizational body, the February 5 Annies, again held at UCLA’s Royce Hall, showcased the best in the many media across which animation has... »

Contender – Justin Timberlake, Best Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

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Contender – Justin Timberlake, Best Song “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” <em>Trolls</em>

When actor Justin Timberlake was approached to voice the character of Branch in the animated film, Trolls, he was also pitched the idea of making the music “exciting.” Timberlake... »

 
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