February 10, 2016
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For Your Consideration ­- The Oscar-Nominated Editors

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For Your Consideration ­- The Oscar-Nominated Editors

The 2015 Oscar nominations for the art and craft of editing spanned a variety of genres, from big action films Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: Episode VII ­– The Force Awakens, to performance-driven dramas The Revenant and Spotlight, and the multiple-story line comedy The Big Short. Judging the editing in such a... »

Contender – Director Pete Docter, Inside Out

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Contender – Director Pete Docter, <em>Inside Out</em>

“Emotions are kind of invisible to us in a lot of ways. We don’t control them, they just seem to happen,” according to Pete Docter, Pixar stalwart and writer/director for some of their quintessential films, like Monsters, Inc., Up, and most recently the “tween... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers

Costume design is more than just about clothing. It is about expressing who a character is and telling stories about those characters. Costume design can be seamless sometimes. Oftentimes it does not stand out on its own but rather serves to describe things about... »

Inside Out Sweeps, Global Animation Across Multiple Media Celebrated at 43rd Annies

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<em>Inside Out</em> Sweeps, Global Animation Across Multiple Media Celebrated at 43<sup>rd</sup> Annies

Created by animation’s living godmother, June Foray, in 1972, the Annies, the awards show presented by ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation), specifically its Hollywood branch, has become a... »

Contenders – Sound Editors Matthew Wood and David Acord, Star Wars The Force Awakens

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Contenders – Sound Editors Matthew Wood and David Acord, <em>Star Wars The Force Awakens</em>

One of the most iconic weapons in movie history is the lightsaber. We’ve all imagined having the real thing and a few of us have even been enshrined in... »

The Revenant and Scandal Take Top Honors At The SOC Awards

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<em>The Revenant</em> and <em>Scandal</em> Take Top Honors At The SOC Awards

The Society of Camera Operators held its annual lifetime achievement awards at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles this past weekend. The evening’s two competitive honors went to P.... »

Production Designer Darren Gilford’s Dreams Come True on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Production Designer Darren Gilford’s Dreams Come True on <em>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</em>

“It’s funny to start talking about it post-release,” said Darren Gilford who served as production designer along with co-designer Rick Carter on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. »

Star Wars, The Revenant and Game of Thrones Take Top Honors at the VES Awards

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<em>Star Wars</em>, <em>The Revenant</em> and <em>Game of Thrones</em> Take Top Honors at the VES Awards

Many years ago, I had the pleasure of running into the late Hunter S. Thompson in the press room of the Democratic convention. That particular year, the Republican incumbent... »

Contender – Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray, Sicario

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Contender – Sound Editor Alan Robert Murray, <em>Sicario</em>

If the words “based on a true story” humbly appeared on the screen of director Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario you wouldn’t think twice about its integrity after watching it unfold.... »

BSC Expo 2016

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BSC Expo 2016

The British Society of Cinematographers’ expo, which took place this past weekend, is not traditionally a place of headline releases and crowds of enthusiastic camera people baying for a... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers

The accomplishments of motion picture cinematographers over the past year have been dazzling—adventurous and refined, daring and sophisticated. It seems to get more amazing every year. Directors of... »

Mad Max: Fury Road and The Big Short Garner Top Honors at the ACE Eddie Awards

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<em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em> and<em> The Big Short </em>Garner Top Honors at the ACE Eddie Awards

At the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards, Margaret Sixel took home the Best edited feature film (dramatic) award for Mad Max: Fury Road, while Hank Corwin, ACE won best... »

 
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