Inside the Immersive Sound of A Star Is Born

For a musical such as A Star is Born the collaboration between sound, music and mixing is critical. Sound designer, Alan Murray, production sound mixer, Steve Morrow, CAS, and re-recording mixers Tom Ozanich, MPSE, Dean Zupancic and Jason Ruder came together to share their contributions to the soundscape of actor Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut. Clips from the film exemplified the topics under discussion. […]


Contender – Destroyer Director Karyn Kusama

Based on an original spec screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer presents an innovative take on the crime thriller with decidedly unique results. One advantage Kusama had going into the project was that she is married to Hay. “I hear about the things that Phil and Matt writing on their own on spec,” she said. “They write the most amazing original material. We’ve been kicking this […]


Contender: Composer Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman

“The overall thing about Spike’s films is an undertone of we are all the same. We are all human beings. We are all Americans. I’m always trying to write themes that speak to that idea. That is one of the reasons we use orchestra as much as we can,” shared composer Terrance Blanchard who has worked with director Spike Lee since the beginning of both their filmmaking careers. He felt he has grown as an artist along with the director. […]

Art Direction

ADG To Induct Anthony Masters and Ben Carré Into Hall of Fame

British production designer Anthony Masters, nominated for an Academy Award for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and production designer Ben Carré, best known for his work on the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera and The Wizard of Oz, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame at the 23rd Annual ADG awards, Feb. 2, 2019 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. […]


Contender: Brian Tyler, Composer Crazy Rich Asians

Composer Brian Tyler’s first impression of Crazy Rich Asians was that of a modern romantic comedy set in contemporary Singapore. However, after seeing the footage shot by director Jon Chu, he realized the story felt and looked much bigger. “The film was more of an old school Hollywood romance with social underpinnings and themes about family and who we are,” said Tyler. […]


ASC to Honor Robert Richardson and Jeff Jur

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announced that Robert Richardson will receive the ASC lifetime achievement award, and Jeff Jur will receive the organization’s career achievement in television award at the 33rd ASC Awards, Feb. 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The event will also pay tribute to the society’s centennial in 2019. […]