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Crafts Spotlight: Hillbilly Elegy Makeup Team Eryn Krueger Mekash & Matthew Mungle

November 25, 2020 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> Makeup Team Eryn Krueger Mekash & Matthew Mungle

Based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling novel of the same name, Netflix’s upcoming The Hillbilly Elegy focuses on the author’s trip down childhood memory lane while juggling a present-day high-stakes job interview and his mother’s drug relapse. The film stars Amy Adams as Vance’s mother Bev, and Glenn Close as his grandmother Mawmaw. Despite weak reviews,... »

The Filmmakers Behind DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age

November 25, 2020 | By
The Filmmakers Behind DreamWorks Animation’s <em>The Croods: A New Age</em>

Things have been relatively quiet for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) in recent years, as it adapted to its post-Jeffrey Katzenberg status under new owner Universal Pictures. Last year, it released the conclusion of its popular trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon: The New World, which became a decent global hit, though its follow-up Abominable –... »

Dick Pope Chooses Cooke Panchro/i Classic Lenses for Supernova

November 25, 2020 | By
Dick Pope Chooses Cooke Panchro/i Classic Lenses for <em>Supernova</em>

To film the upcoming drama Supernova, two-time Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Dick Pope, BSC (The Illusionist) decided to use Cooke Optics‘ Cooke Panchro/i Classic Prime lenses. Written and directed by Harry Macqueen, the film stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as Sam and Tusker, 20-year partners who go on a road trip across England to visit friends, family, and places from their past.  Tusker was diagnosed... »

Filmmaker Spotlight: Mosul Director Matthew Michael Carnahan

November 25, 2020 | By
Filmmaker Spotlight: <em>Mosul</em> Director Matthew Michael Carnahan

A SWAT team combs war-torn city streets looking for ISIS fighters in Mosul, streaming on Netflix starting November 26. Based on a true story, and starring an all-Arab cast led by Suhail Dabbach and Adam Bessa, the film unfolds over a single day of relentless firefights and sniper attacks. It’s the directing debut for... »

Public Health Experts Deem Golf Channel’s COVID Safety Protocols to be Inadequate

November 25, 2020 | By
Public Health Experts Deem Golf Channel’s COVID Safety Protocols to be Inadequate

Following up on a story from last week, a team of epidemiologists have reviewed the Golf Channel‘s COVID safety protocols and raised a number of concerns about them. The team includes Dr. Gregory Wagner of Harvard’s T.H Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Letitia Davis, formerly with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Dr. David... »

Academy of Art University Hosting VFX Webinar about The 24th

November 25, 2020 | By
Academy of Art University Hosting VFX Webinar about <em>The 24th</em>

The Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects will be hosting  an exclusive live webinar on December 3rd, 7 pm PST, with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott and Lead Actor, Co-Writer and Producer Trai Byers to discuss the filmmaking and visual effects process behind their recent historical film, The 24th. Directed by Willmott and... »

Director Series: Steve McQueen Talks About Crafting History in His Small Axe Anthology

November 24, 2020 | By
Director Series: Steve McQueen Talks About Crafting History in His <em>Small Axe Anthology</em>

Throughout the ‘90s and early Aughts, filmmaker Steve McQueen was mostly known on the art scene for his short films and art installations. He had a huge breakout in 2008 when his debut feature Hunger debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Starring McQueen’s frequent collaborator Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands, the film dealt with... »

Rising Sun Pictures Gets on the Virtual Production Train with Demonstration

November 24, 2020 | By
Rising Sun Pictures Gets on the Virtual Production Train with Demonstration

Everyone has been jumping onto the “virtual production” train this year, maybe because it’s the type of technology that can greatly speed up production and save costs by combining real-time visual FX into the actual shoot, rather than the traditional process of shooting everything on green screen and then sending footage to visual FX houses to... »

Doc Spotlight: An Exclusive Clip from Alex Winter’s Zappa

November 23, 2020 | By
Doc Spotlight: An Exclusive Clip from Alex Winter’s <em>Zappa</em>

People all over the world might be familiar with the late Frank Zappa‘s more renowned novelty songs like Valley Girl and Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow, though how many people are aware of Zappa’s forays into orchestral music, or the fact that he started out as a young filmmaker even before working in his first recording studio? The new... »

EnergaCamerimage: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC

November 23, 2020 | By
EnergaCamerimage: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC

This year, the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC. In a career stretching back fifty years, Rousselot has worked with a wide range of directors, including John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Tim Burton, Stephen Frears, David Yates, and Miloš Forman. He received an Oscar for his cinematography work... »

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