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Ed Catmull Speaks about Pixar

June 22, 2019 | By
Ed Catmull Speaks about Pixar

After beginning his career as director of the Computer Graphics Lab in Long Island at the New York Institute of Technology in 1975, Ed Catmull became vice-president of northern California-based Lucasfilm’s fledgling computer division in 1979. By the time of Lucasfilm’s sale of the computer division to Steve Jobs in 1986, it was renamed... »

Timeless Music in Russian Doll

June 21, 2019 | By
Timeless Music in <em>Russian Doll</em>

In the Netflix series Russian Doll, Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) keeps dying over and over, returning to her own birthday party as she tries to figure a way out of the unending loop. The show uses music as a dominant force to complement the drama and its comedic moments, masterfully balancing the emotional tone of the story. Composer Joe Wong... »

Gripping Editing in When They See Us

June 20, 2019 | By
Gripping Editing in <em>When They See Us</em>

The global Netflix  phenomenon When They See Us is a mini-series based on the true-life events of the Central Park Five in 1989, which revolves around five teenage boys and a rape they were wrongfully accused of. To capture the true essence of the events and shed light on the perspective of the boys,... »

Peculiar Title Design of Good Omens

June 18, 2019 | By
Peculiar Title Design of <em>Good Omens</em>

The main title design sequence from the Amazon TV series Good Omens is both unique and bizarre. The work of creative director Peter Anderson, it incorporates elements of live action, green screen, stop motion animation, 2D animation, and 3D CGI animation. Good Omens is based on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of... »

Cinematic Multi-Camera Editing in Will & Grace

June 14, 2019 | By
Cinematic Multi-Camera Editing in <em>Will & Grace</em>

The beloved NBC series Will & Grace, which recently wrapped its tenth season, continues to elevate the cinematic multi-camera editing employed by editor Peter Beyt, who came to the show in 2017 for its ninth season return. For the latest season, he added some stylistic elements not previously used in the show. “With the editing, I bounce... »

Costumes Beyond Blue Vests in Superstore

June 10, 2019 | By
Costumes Beyond Blue Vests in <em>Superstore</em>

The NBC series Superstore playfully adds flavor through the array of costumes depicted throughout Season 4 as costume designer Alix Hester supplants dimensionality within each episode. As the seasons progressed, the understanding of the characters grows to provide depth in the clothes they wear to reflect their personalities and lives. The stand out episode... »

Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

May 9, 2018 | By
Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

            In select theaters on June 8, 2018.   View the official trailer here.           From Academy Award winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a gifted... »

The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

April 5, 2018 | By
The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

The Heart of Nuba is a humanitarian heart-based documentary directed and produced by Kenneth A. Carlson. Carlson is a non-fiction filmmaker mostly known for his work on Go Tigers! This documentary focuses on the selfless service of Dr. Tom Catena and the essence of the Nuba people. The Nuba Mountains are located in South... »

I Feel Pretty

March 16, 2018 | By
<em>I Feel Pretty</em>

In I Feel Pretty, an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall, believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when... »

Hannah Beachler’s Design For The Worlds of Wakanda in Black Panther

March 7, 2018 | By
Hannah Beachler’s Design For The Worlds of Wakanda in Black Panther

When she first got the call to design the production of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Hannah Beachler’s first order of business was to meet with director Ryan Coogler to assimilate his vision for the project into her purview. “That’s really where one of the parts of my job begins, listening,” she said of her... »

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