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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors

February 16, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Sound Editors

The Academy Awards honors two categories in sound that may seem confounding but there’s a simple distinction between the awards. Sound editing references all the sound elements created for a film besides its music – the sound effects, foley, dialogue, or ADR – an example, the lightsaber in Star Wars or you can look... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Production Designers

February 12, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Production Designers

A Martian landscape. The desolate desert in a post-apocalyptic world. Cold War Berlin. The forbidding frontier wilderness of 1820s America. Atmospheric Copenhagen in the 1920s. These are the tactile and tangible worlds created by this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers: Arthur Max for The Martian, Colin Gibson for Mad Mad: Fury Road,... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixers

February 11, 2016 | By
For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Sound Mixers

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded the same year The Jazz Singer was released and recognized the first achievement in sound during its third awards show. Douglas Shearer for The Big House (1929-1930). Eighty-five galas later, five prestigious films fill the best sound mixing category as nominees – Bridge of... »

For Your Consideration ­- The Oscar-Nominated Editors

February 10, 2016 | By
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... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Costume Designers

February 9, 2016 | By
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 a character that cannot be achieved any other way. In... »

For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers

February 1, 2016 | By
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 photography keep expanding the boundaries of their craft, creating unforgettable images, while painting with light, as they always have throughout the history of the movies. Though... »

A Look at the 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

February 13, 2015 | By
A Look at the 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

This year's Oscar nominees for best animated short film form a moving, stylistically diverse collection of entertaining confections built on mature themes that wryly dissect the perils of childhood, friendship, romance, family dynamics and aging. Still, with the form's roots in comedy, humor mostly prevails, some of it darkly flipping the narrative on its... »

The 2015 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Short Films

February 13, 2015 | By
The 2015 Oscar Nominated Live-Action Short Films

The five Oscar-nominated films contending for this year's Best Live-Action Short Film remind us, like watching the film's tidy narratives in succession, that even brief encounters with strangers can net unexpected points of view, connections and outcomes we never thought possible. Mostly international efforts featuring unknown actors from up-and-coming filmmakers in Switzerland, Ireland, France, China, Israel and... »

Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers Offer an Impressive Array of Unique Looks

February 13, 2015 | By
Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers Offer an Impressive Array of Unique Looks

Each year as awards season rolls around, there’s rarely a shortage of splendid cinematography to choose from. But this year’s crop seems unusually bountiful and impressively varied in look. Directors of photography have availed themselves of everything in their toolkit – at a time when film and digital camera options still remain available –... »

Diverse Hair and Makeup Accomplishments Vie for Academy Award

February 4, 2015 | By
Diverse Hair and Makeup Accomplishments Vie for Academy Award

The three films that were nominated on Jan. 15 for an Oscar by the makeup branch membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences represent a healthy diversity in not only the types of films being considered, but also in their different approaches to makeup and hairstyling artistry. »

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