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2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

Contender – The Sound of Arrival

January 23, 2017 | By
Contender – The Sound of <em>Arrival</em>

For supervising sound editor Sylvain Bellemare and re-recording mixer Bernard Gariépy Strobl, the sound required for the ethereal science-fiction film Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, represented a wholly new challenge — to create an unprecedented world through audio. The pair worked on the post-production sound of the film in Montreal after key sound elements... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 2016 Outstanding Product Awards

January 17, 2017 | By

The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominees for the CAS Outstanding Product Awards for Production and Post-Production. “There were many innovative and outstanding choices in both production and post-production work flows,” said Bob Bronow, chair of the CAS Awards Committee. “Our Blue Ribbon panel was challenged to whittle the list of products down to... »

Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hacksaw Ridge

January 11, 2017 | By
Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, <em>Hacksaw Ridge</em>

Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams came onto Hacksaw Ridge – the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) and his heroism at the Battle of Okinawa – late in the post process, with the timeframe for creating the score “squeezed” even more when the film was accepted into the Venice Film Festival. The film... »

Cinema Audio Society Nominations Announced for the 53rd CAS Awards

January 10, 2017 | By

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. “We are blessed this year with a rich portfolio of Cinema Audio art applied. As the creative contributions of sound mixing to modern filmmaking becomes more obvious to the... »

Contender – Marcelo Zarvos, Fences

January 3, 2017 | By
Contender – Marcelo Zarvos, <em>Fences</em>

“We all know people who are lovable AND extremely hurtful,” began Marcelo Zarvos, the young looking composer of the movie, Fences. When Zarvos was first given the Fences script, he had already loved August Wilson’s play: a family saga with a blue-collar, frustrated, African American father at its center. Shot in hardboiled, dreary Pittsburgh,... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents Fences

December 22, 2016 | By
Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>Fences</em>

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Fences, based on the magnificently brutal, Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is a family drama directed by the lauded Denzel Washington. Washington serves double duty on the project as he also plays the fifty year old Troy, a hard working garbage collector in... »

Contender – Sound Designer Robert Mackenzie, Hacksaw Ridge

December 14, 2016 | By
Contender – Sound Designer Robert Mackenzie, <em>Hacksaw Ridge</em>

Sound designer Robert Mackenzie started working fairly early on during the editing of Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) and his heroism at the Battle of Okinawa. The picture department needed battle sounds, especially since director Mel Gibson wanted to determine if the first battle sequence would play... »

2017 Golden Globes: List of Nominees

December 12, 2016 | By

Best Motion Picture, Drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Amy Adams, Arrival Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Casey Affleck,... »

Collaboration on The Secret Life of Pets

December 11, 2016 | By
Collaboration on <em>The Secret Life of Pets</em>

Pet lovers got a glimpse of what takes place when we leave our pets alone in the laugh-out-loud animated film, The Secret Life of Pets. Director Chris Renaud collaborated with composer Alexandre Desplat to bring the emotional lives of his furry stars to the screen. The collaboration began with Desplat reading the script and... »

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