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Best Sound Mixing Nominee – Baby Driver

February 2018
Best Sound Mixing Nominee – Baby Driver

Oscar Nominees Mary H. Ellis, Tim Cavagin, and Julian Slater Create An Aural Perspective With Sound Mixing in Baby Driver. When considering mixing, combining the elements to be pleasing to the ear is what certainly comes to mind, but sound mixing always starts in production and segues to post-production. Baby Driver’s sound mixer, Mary H. Ellis... »

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Academy Award Nominated Editors Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos On Their Unique Approach To Baby Driver

February 2018
Academy Award Nominated Editors Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos On Their Unique Approach To Baby Driver

The rhythm and pacing in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver was beyond extraordinary as the editing was elevated to new heights. Editing the picture to music tracks alone is something to be in amazement of and deserves high praise for implementing unconventional methods to create a fresh, original film. Editors Paul Machliss (The World’s End,... »

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Sound Designer Julian Slater’s Syncopation on Baby Driver

February 2018
Sound Designer Julian Slater’s Syncopation on Baby Driver

        Master sound editor and sound designer Julian Slater (Mad Max: Fury Road, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) envelopes the audience in a world of syncopation in Edgar Wright’s summer hit film, Baby Driver.  Syncopation  means a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm, such as the tempo of... »

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70th Annual DGA Awards

February 2018
70th Annual DGA Awards

  The 70th Annual DGA Awards honored the best direction of 2017 in film, television, documentaries, and commercials. Master of Ceremonies host, Judd Apatow entertained and enthralled the audience through 14 remarkable awards held in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The program consisted of various presenters ranging from Sam Rockwell, Amy... »

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Rena DeAngelo’s Mindful and Evocative Set Design for Oscar Nominee The Post

February 2018
Rena DeAngelo’s Mindful and Evocative Set Design for Oscar Nominee <em>The Post</em>

Steven Spielberg’s latest historical piece The Post, is based on true events from the involvement of the stalwart newspaper with the 1971 Pentagon Papers, featuring Meryl Streep as the inimitable Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee. To achieve a realistic 1970s aesthetic, Spielberg immediately gravitated toward trusted set decorator, Rena DeAngelo (Bridge of Spies,... »

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Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi & Editor Tom Cross – Hostiles

January 2018
Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi & Editor Tom Cross – <em>Hostiles</em>

Hostiles is a riveting Western set in 1892, as Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale) is assigned to escort dying Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family from New Mexico back to his homeland in Montana. Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike) is suddenly thrusted into this journey with Blocker and Yellow Hawk as her... »

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Best Foreign Film Nominee – Fantastic Woman

January 2018
Best Foreign Film Nominee – <em>Fantastic Woman</em>

              From the producers of Jackie and Spotlight, comes A Fantastic Woman, the fifth film from Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio. The much lauded movie was an official selection for the 2017 Telluride and Toronto International Film Festivals. The director is mostly noted for his fourth feature film, Gloria, which previously represented Chile at the... »

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Contender: Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Molly’s Game

January 2018
Contender: Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is based on the real life events of Molly Bloom, a world class skier who turned to high-stakes poker games. As first time director Aaron Sorkin thought out a specific vision, he knew he could only bring it fruition by leaning on people whom are masters at their craft.  This is where... »

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Contenders: Editors Alan Baumgarten, Josh Schaeffer, & Elliot Graham – Molly’s Game

January 2018
Contenders: Editors Alan Baumgarten, Josh Schaeffer, & Elliot Graham – <em>Molly’s Game</em>

One of the finest elements about Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut in Molly’s Game is the editing and how it is beautifully woven and interlaced together as it naturally flows with elegance and aura. The editing process is exceptionally powerful in shaping every movie. To achieve this level of grandeur, not one, not two, but three... »

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Global Miniseries: The Long Road Home

January 2018
Global Miniseries: <em>The Long Road Home</em>

      From executive producer, Mike Medavoy (The Thin Red Line, Black Swan, Zodiac) comes this gripping 8-episode global event television miniseries revolving around the battle in Sadr City, Iraq, which focuses on the real-life perspectives of American soldiers with side by side in-depth family experiences during the Iraq War. The series is... »

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