Browse Articles by Mark London Williams

Location, Location, Location — and the LMGI Awards

April 2017
Location, Location, Location — and the LMGI Awards

In the end, La La Land won, and it stuck. That was the conclusion to a convivial evening, a kind of coda to award seasons at large, where the LMGI — Locations Manager Guild International — actually goes ahead and holds its own show after the Oscars, going against unspoken, well, La La Land... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Community, Events, Featured, News |

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

March 2017
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... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Community, Crafts, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Sound |

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 2017
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 the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

Tags:
Posted in Animation, Art Direction, Awards, Camera, Community, Costume Design, Crafts, Direction, Editing, Events, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, Makeup, News, Postproduction, Sound, Visual FX |

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

February 2017
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. Tea leave watchers will note that the casual, colorful, pulled-out-of-a-bohemian’s-closet (yet always form fitting) threads worn in La La Land won the excellence in contemporary... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Community, Costume Design, Crafts, Events, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News |

Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

February 2017
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 she made a camera-less movie once, on Broadway, and because nothing was ever recorded, had to say the words “over and over” every night, to... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Visual FX |

VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

February 2017
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 all there to honor “the most amazing work the world has ever seen.” Well, okay, that does sort of leave things like the Sistine Chapel,... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Community, Crafts, Events, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Television, Visual FX |

Skyborne and Earthbound at the ASC Awards

February 2017
Skyborne and Earthbound at the ASC Awards

Both Lion and Fences fared better at Saturday’s 31st ASC Awards, than they did cross-town, at the simultaneously-held DGA Awards. For starters, Lion’s DP, Greig Fraser, took the evening’s top award in the Theatrical Release category, for shooting the story of Saroo Brierley, the Indian boy who became lost and separated from his family... »

Tags:
Posted in Awards, Camera, Community, Crafts, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News, Television |

The View from La La Land

January 2017
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

Tags:
Posted in Animation, Art Direction, Awards, Blog the Line, Camera, Costume Design, Crafts, Direction, Editing, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, Makeup, News, Postproduction, Sound, Visual FX |

Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in The Founder

January 2017
Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in <em>The Founder</em>

Michael Corenblith has a production design track record that started with historical recreations, in the undersung 80’s political film Prince Jack, about the times of JFK. Along the way he’s also done The Alamo, Frost/Nixon, and — speaking of founders — the Walt n’ Mary Poppins’ Saving Mr. Banks, for Disney, and many others.... »

Tags:
Posted in Art Direction, Crafts, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News |

Barry Robison on Designing “Hacksaw’s” Ridge — Down Under

January 2017
Barry Robison on Designing “<em>Hacksaw’s</em>” Ridge — Down Under

Production designer Barry Robison splits his time between Australia and the U.S., and has worked on films ranging from the historically-set Hidalgo, to installments of both the X-Men and Narnia franchises, with Wolverine and Voyage of the Dawn Treader, respectively. As the designer for director Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, he was once again doing... »

Tags:
Posted in Art Direction, Awards, Contender Portfolios, Crafts, Featured, Film, Industry Sector, News |

BTL Production Listings

Video of the Day

Check out footage from the world's first broadcast quality 6K VR drone.