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The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The World of a Cinema Craft Celebrated at 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards

The 2017 Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards, as others before it, served as a celebration of an entire craft in cinema. Much more than an awards show, the evening was, in truth, a gathering of the best in their area of the industry. For only one night, these artists, typically spread out around... »

Contender — The Visual Effects of The Jungle Book

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Contender — The Visual Effects of <em>The Jungle Book</em>

When director Jon Favreau agreed to take on Disney’s The Jungle Book, he knew that extensive computer animation would be utilized. The major question was how to integrate a live-action performer — ten-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli — with computer-animated animals, and talking ones, no less, per Rudyard Kipling’s original story. “In this case,... »

La La Land Sound Department

<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) Iatrou, supervising sound editor. According to... »

Golden Reel Awards: Hacksaw Ridge Wins Two Top Feature Film Honors

Monday, February 20, 2017
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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 much and it really shows.” La La Land garnered yet... »

53rd Annual CAS Awards: La La Land Scores Top Sound Mixing Honors

Monday, February 20, 2017
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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 his sound mixing team of Steven Morrow, CAS, Andy Nelson,... »

The Society of Camera Operators Spends a Night On The Other Side of the Lens

Saturday, February 18, 2017
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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 Hollywood’s Loew’s Hotel in the upstairs ballroom, the black tie event not only celebrated mechanical advances in the industry, but honored recipients of lifetime achievement... »

Contender – Makeup Artist Joel Harlow, Star Trek Beyond

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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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 nominated thrice: for 2008’s Star Trek feature film reboot, for which he won the Oscar, for 2014’s The Lone Ranger, and this year for Star... »

Director Garth Davis Finds Magic in Lion

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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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 Indian boy, adopted by an Australian couple after surviving the challenges of being lost on the streets of Calcutta, who twenty-five years later, uses Google... »

Sci-Tech’s Night of Digits and Horse Hair

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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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 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... »

Below the Line Screening Series Experiences Life, Animated

Monday, February 13, 2017
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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 just starting to become self-sufficient and have his first experience with falling in love. The original idea for the documentary was to be based on... »

VES Awards: Welcome to the “Jungle”

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,... »

Sundance/Slamdance Female Directed Narratives

Thursday, February 9, 2017
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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 in New York and drew upon her experience and observations of dementia patients to write the touching story of a young millennial tasked with caring... »

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