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Contender – Sound Mixer Mark Ulano, The Hateful Eight

January 2016
Contender – Sound Mixer Mark Ulano, <em>The Hateful Eight</em>

If the sound community had a philosopher, it would be Mark Ulano. Sitting a mere five minutes with the sound mixer makes you understand why filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino want to work with him. »

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Contenders – Sound Editor and Mixers Christopher Aud and Aaron Glascock, Anomalisa

January 2016
Contenders – Sound Editor and Mixers Christopher Aud and Aaron Glascock, <em>Anomalisa</em>

In what started as a stage play written by Charlie Kaufman, the stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa took over two years to finish before its Dec. 30 release date – even a successful Kickstarter campaign encouraged it to see the light of day. »

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Contender – Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, Youth

January 2016
Contender – Cinematographer Luca Bigazzi, <em>Youth</em>

If you let your mind meander about Italian cinema today the name Paolo Sorrentino should whisper through your lips as if it was there all along. The filmmaker has already won a best foreign film Oscar for The Great Beauty and has now followed it up with another exquisite achievement, Youth. Debuting at Cannes,... »

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Contender – Composer David Lang, Youth

January 2016
Contender – Composer David Lang, <em>Youth</em>

Writer and director Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth is an intoxicating film enriched with magnificent visuals and breathtaking music that will decorate your ears with emotional harmonies you won’t soon forget. Set against the Swiss Alps, two lifelong friends, Fred Ballinger, a retired composer (Michael Caine) and Mick Boyle, a film director (Harvey Keitel), spend vacation... »

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Contender – Supervising Sound Editor Glenn Freemantle, Brooklyn

December 2015
Contender – Supervising Sound Editor Glenn Freemantle, <em>Brooklyn</em>

Directed by John Crowley, Brooklyn is an artfully voiced narrative of Ellis (Saoirse Ronan), an Irish immigrant from the small, cobblestone town of Enniscorthy, Ireland as she finds her way through 1950s New York City. Having left her mother (Jane Brennan) and sister Rose (Fiona Glascott) for the attraction of America, her isolated, homesick... »

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Contender – Sound Mixer Chris Jenkins, Mad Max: Fury Road

December 2015
Contender – Sound Mixer Chris Jenkins, <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>

When rerecording mixer Chris Jenkins got a call from music composer Tom Holkenborg about working on Mad Max: Fury Road, saying yes, was the easy part. But what took place over the following months was a collaboration the mixer won’t soon forget. “When Tom asked me if I was interested in being part of... »

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Contender – Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, Brooklyn

December 2015
Contender – Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, <em>Brooklyn</em>

Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, CSC has been busy since coming off Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club which won Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto Academy Awards in 2014 – the same for Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews for makeup and hairstyling. Since, he’s lensed The Little Queen, Wild, Demolition and director John Crowley’s Brooklyn. When we... »

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Below the Line Screening Series Presents: The Big Short

December 2015
Below the Line Screening Series Presents: <em>The Big Short</em>

The Below The Line Screening Series presented a screening of The Big Short at Arclight Cinemas Tuesday, Dec. 22, followed by a Q&A featuring producer Jeremy Kleiner, director and co-writer Adam McKay, film editor Hank Corwin, ACE, and composer Nicholas Britell. »

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Contenders – Re-Recording Mixers Paul Massey and Mark Taylor, The Martian

December 2015
Contenders – Re-Recording Mixers Paul Massey and Mark Taylor, <em>The Martian</em>

Who said man wouldn’t land on Mars in the 21st Century? Blasphemy. Ridley Scott’s The Martian, stars Matt Damon as astronaut and botanist extraordinaire Mark Watney in a story of survival, ingenuity and wit. After a violent storm rattles the group of astronaut’s mission, Watney’s presumed dead and is left behind by his crew. But... »

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The Producers Guild Holds Society of Camera Operators Workshop

December 2015
The Producers Guild Holds Society of Camera Operators Workshop

One of the more agreeable and colorful quotes coming out the half-day workshop held in partnership with the Producers Guild and Society of Camera Operators echoed from the tongue of cinematographer John Tull (Braveheart, Iron Man 3 ), “When I hear I will fix it in post, it makes me absolutely fucking crazy.” The... »

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