93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Make-up and Hair Styling

For the second time in the history of the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling– a category that dates back to the 1982 ceremony– the makeup branch of the Academy has offered up five spectacular nominees for voters to choose from for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards. The nominated makeup and hairstyling teams up for the trophy worked on a varied set of films, including two period pieces, one […]

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Concept Artist John Eaves to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award on April 10

On April 10, the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) will awards its Lifetime Achievement Award from the guild’s Illustrators and Matte Artists (IMA) to Concept Artist John Eaves, known for his iconic illustrations and designs for the Star Trek series and for the numerous science fiction realms he created. Herman Zimmerman, Emmy®-nominated Production Designer for the Star Trek franchise, will be presenting the award to Eaves at the 25th Annual ADG Awards on April 10, 2021 to celebrate Eaves’ artistic contribution […]

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Diane Warren and Laura Pausini Discuss Oscar-Nominated Song “Io Si (Seen)” from The Life Ahead

After 13 Oscar nominations with no wins, cinematographer Roger Deakins became a sort of Internet meme as one of our most popular, “always a bridesmaid” craftsmen. But what about American songwriting legend Diane Warren? Perhaps you have listened to some of the music she composed, including the Oscar nominated classic hits “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “Because You Loved Me.” Warren is now on her twelfth Oscar […]

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Cinematography Nominees

The five cinematographers nominated for the 93rd Academy Awards include esteemed veterans and relative newcomers. Surprisingly, only one DoP has previously been nominated for an Oscar, Phedon Papamichael, ASC (for Nebraska).  The five films under consideration all received multiple nominations, Mank topping the list with 10. As with most Academy Award nominations, they can be roughly categorized as mainstream movies. Even Nomadland, a potential ringer in earlier years, seems a […]


Goldcrest Post’s Marcy Robinson Adds Striking Color to Writer/Director Karen Cinnore’s Mayday

For the new independent drama Mayday, Goldcrest Post senior colorist Marcy Robinson worked with director Karen Cinorre, in her feature debut, and Cinematographer Sam Levy to hone a unique visual language for a one-of-a-kind story that blends fantasy and reality in colorful and unexpected ways. The film, which debuted at Sundance and is now on the festival circuit, stars Grace Van Patten as Ana, a young woman stuck in a dull […]


Pace Pictures Puts the Finishing Touches on Tremors: Shrieker Island

Los Angeles post house Pace Pictures provided complete post-production services for Tremors: Shrieker Island, the latest installment in the cult horror franchise about giant, worm-like creatures that prey on humans. The Los Angeles facility handled ADR, sound mixing, color grading, editorial finishing and deliverables for the film, directed by Don Michael Paul for Universal 1440 Entertainment. Shrieker Island takes the Tremors premise to new levels of horror and fun. The film’s hero, Burt Gummer (Michael […]


Gorilla Group Chooses Big Pic Media’s MTI Film Cortex for New 4K HDR Mastering Suite

Cardiff-based film and video post production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K HDR mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla’s investment in new 4K HDR technology. “Cortex Enterprise gives us all the tools we need to take our creative department’s work and produce […]


AVIWEST, CyanView Team-Up to Simplify Remote Camera Control for Live Multi-Camera Production

AVIWEST, a leading provider of video contribution systems, announced today that its bonded cellular technology is now integrated with CyanView‘s RCP multicamera control panel. Seamless integration between AVIWEST’s technology and CyanView RCP enables reliable, low-latency IP-based transmission of control signals from multiple camera types and brands to the control room for live production. Using AVIWEST technology and CyanView RCP, broadcasters can simplify remote operations, reduce costs, and enhance their creativity. […]


Over the Weekend 3/29/21: NAACP Image Awards Handed Out, Godzilla vs. Kong Rules Overseas and More News

It’s the last Monday of March, and we’re now fully into the Spring where more productions are gearing up, while a few have just wrapped. Scott Derickson‘s The Black Phone is one of the latter as Derickson and his co-writer C. Robert Cargill announced on Twitter over the weekend the finishing of filming in Wilmington, North Carolina: Wrapped my new film The Black Phone tonight. So grateful. — N O S ⋊ Ɔ […]


REVIEW: Godzilla vs. Kong is More Worthy for Its CG-Created Monsters Than Much Else

Make no mistake that Warner Bros’ Godzilla vs. Kong is not the first time the mighty behemoths have clashed, and it probably won’t be the last. When Legendary Pictures scored the rights to the Toho Studios franchise and the Universal Pictures staple King Kong (probably with limitations like only referring to him as “Kong”), a new face-off was bound to happen. If you’ve been living in a bubble for longer […]