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The 10th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

February 8, 2020 | By
The 10th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

The Guild of Music Supervisors held its landmark 10th annual award ceremony on February 6, 2020 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in movies, television, games, advertising, and trailers. Over 1,000 attendees joined the Guild to honor the 31 crafts makers, who were recognized for... »

Oscar Contender: Sound Mixing and Editing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

February 7, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Sound Mixing and Editing <em>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</em>

For production sound mixer Mark Ulano, the journey he has taken on Quentin Tarantino’s films has been a decidedly unique experience, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was no exception. “He is very old school,” Ulano said about Tarantino, noting that the universe in which you operate on a film with this director... »

Oscar Contender: Joker Cinematographer Lawrence Sher

February 6, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: <em>Joker</em> Cinematographer Lawrence Sher

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher drew inspiration and influence from the 70s and 80s, but also supplanted in a multi-tiered dimension of cinematography through lighting, camera placement, camera movement, lensing, and color within Joker. The main goal was to connect the audience into the character and the journey that Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) takes. The film played... »

Oscar Contender: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Production and Costume Design

February 4, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: <em>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</em> Production and Costume Design

When Oscar-nominated production designer Barbara Ling first read Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, she had the reaction one might glean from reading a novel. “When you finish it, you are gob-smacked,” Ling said of Tarantino’s script, laced with both fictitious and real characters. “He has all of these asides... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Avengers: Endgame

January 29, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em> Avengers: Endgame</em>

In undertaking a third Avengers film, Endgame, Marvel visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw relied on his previous experiences at Marvel Studios. “The Marvel system is that they bring you in and get you immersed,” DeLeeuw stated. “I started on second unit on Iron Man 3 and learned the system. Then, Joe and... »

34th Annual ASC Awards Winners

January 27, 2020 | By
34th Annual ASC Awards Winners

Cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize Saturday night at the 34th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, for his camera work on 1917, directed by Sam Mendes. Deakins beat Phedon Papamichael (Ford v Ferrari), Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman), Robert Richardson (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Lawrence... »

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve Used To Grade Ford vs Ferrari

January 25, 2020 | By
Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve Used To Grade <em>Ford vs Ferrari</em>

Blackmagic Design announced today that EFILM Senior Colorist Skip Kimball used DaVinci Resolve Studio to grade Twentieth Century Fox’s Ford vs Ferrari. Directed by James Mangold, the film follows the true story of car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and test driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they work to build a revolutionary sports... »

Oscar Contender: Visual Effects Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

January 24, 2020 | By
Oscar Contender: Visual Effects <em>Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker</em>

When visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett got the call to begin work on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the project was early in pre-production with two prominent challenges which would be unlike any in a previous Star Wars film. “The scene when Rey and Ren are fighting is a big water... »

Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

January 23, 2020 | By
Sim Post-Production: Sundance Premieres Four Independent Films

A long-time supporter of independent film, Sim provided post-production finishing services for four ground-breaking films premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Sim Post New York provided final color grading and online editorial for Hillary, Academy Award-nominated director Nanette Burnstein’s four-part documentary about the life of Hillary Clinton and her historic 2016 presidential campaign.... »

HBO Documentary: The Apollo Examines Historic Theater

January 22, 2020 | By
HBO Documentary: <em>The Apollo</em> Examines Historic Theater

Currently airing on HBO via HBO Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary The Apollo explores the legendary Harlem theater’s ongoing importance as a historical landmark and touchstone of African-American culture. When producer Lisa Cortes contemplated a theater in her own neighborhood, one that has been an institution since 1913, she knew that a film about... »

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