Browse Articles by Danielle Solzman

The Beatles: Get Back Editor Jabez Olssen on Cutting the Band’s Improvised Gems, Syncing Old Audio, and Working With Peter Jackson

May 2022
<i>The Beatles: Get Back</i> Editor Jabez Olssen on Cutting the Band’s Improvised Gems, Syncing Old Audio, and Working With Peter Jackson

For The Beatles: Get Back, which is one of the most ambitious documentaries in recent years, Peter Jackson‘s longtime editor Jabez Olssen had to sift through nearly 200 hours of archival video footage and audio. At one point, the documentary was planned for a theatrical release, but because of the pandemic, Jackson and his producing partners made the call... »

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The Power of the Dog DP Ari Wegner on Oscars Controversy, Her Historic Nomination, and Working With Jane Campion

March 2022
<i>The Power of the Dog</i> DP Ari Wegner on Oscars Controversy, Her Historic Nomination, and Working With Jane Campion

The Power of the Dog DP Ari Wegner is only the second woman in history to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography following Rachel Morrison, who shot Netflix’s 2017 drama Mudbound. Five years later, the streamer boasts another female contender who could make history at the Oscars, especially seeing as how Wegner recently took... »

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The Power of the Dog Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

March 2022
<i>The Power of the Dog</i> Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

When film editor Peter Sciberras first heard that Jane Campion wanted to meet with him to discuss a film titled The Power of the Dog, he wasn’t familiar with the source material. A quick Google search yielded the Don Winslow book of the same name, which led him to initially think that Campion was making a cartel... »

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Oscar-Nominated Editors Andrew Weisblum and Myron Kerstein on Finding the Rhythm of Tick, Tick… Boom!

February 2022
Oscar-Nominated Editors Andrew Weisblum and Myron Kerstein on Finding the Rhythm of <i>Tick, Tick… Boom!</i>

Andrew Weisblum and Myron Kerstein may share an Oscar nomination as the Editors of Tick, Tick… Boom! but they didn’t actually work on the film together. Because of the pandemic, the schedule went long and Weisblum recommended Kerstein to take the film across the finish line. Kerstein jumped at the opportunity to work with Lin-Manuel Miranda again, having previously edited... »

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Belfast DP Haris Zambarloukos on His Creative Bond With Kenneth Branagh and Finding a Softer Palette

January 2022
<em>Belfast</em> DP Haris Zambarloukos on His Creative Bond With Kenneth Branagh and Finding a Softer Palette

Haris Zambarloukos never set out to become a cinematographer, because he wanted to study art and painting. Everything changed when he made his way to London for college and started studying film. Now well established in Hollywood, Zambarloukos has worked with director Kenneth Branagh on a number of films, including his latest effort, Belfast, which has already earned... »

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Tick, Tick… Boom! Cinematographer Alice Brooks on Shooting Her Second Major Musical of 2021

January 2022
<em>Tick, Tick… Boom!</em> Cinematographer Alice Brooks on Shooting Her <i>Second</i> Major Musical of 2021

After shooting Jon M. Chu’s musical In the Heights, based on the hit musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cinematographer Alice Brooks found herself in the unique position to work with Miranda again on his feature directorial debut Tick, Tick… Boom!. Steven Levenson wrote the script, which was based on Rent creator Jonathan Larson’s semi-biographical musical of the same name. Andrew Garfield plays a... »

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Nightmare Alley Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

January 2022
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Editor Cam McLauchlin on Developing a Shorthand With Director Guillermo del Toro

Editor Cam McLauchlin wasn’t sure if he was going to accept an offer to work on a certain movie, so he sought out Guillermo del Toro for advice. The next thing he knew, del Toro asked him to work on his next movie, Nightmare Alley, leaving McLauchlin at a loss for words. Nightmare Alley is a remake... »

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Belfast Production Designer Jim Clay Helps Recreate Kenneth Branagh’s Childhood

December 2021
<em>Belfast</em> Production Designer Jim Clay Helps Recreate Kenneth Branagh’s Childhood

Two-time BAFTA-winning Production Designer Jim Clay teamed up for the fourth time in his career with Kenneth Branagh on the filmmaker’s passion project, Belfast. He previously had been nominated by the Art Directors Guild for his work on Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, as well as another nomination for Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of... »

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CODA Editor Geraud Brisson Cuts Siân Heder’s Sundance-Winning Coming-of-Age Tale 

November 2021
<em>CODA</em> Editor Geraud Brisson Cuts Siân Heder’s Sundance-Winning Coming-of-Age Tale 

Siân Heder’s CODA — an acronym for “Child of Deaf Adults” —  based on 2014 French film La Famille Bélier, tells the story of Ruby (Emilia Jones). She is the only hearing person in her family and plans to join her family’s fishing business after high school. However, these plans change when she joins... »

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CODA Cinematographer Paula Huidobro Reteams with Siân Heder for the Sundance Crowdpleaser

October 2021
<em>CODA</em> Cinematographer Paula Huidobro Reteams with Siân Heder for the Sundance Crowdpleaser

Cinematographer Paula Huidobro and CODA filmmaker Siân Heder have worked with each other on numerous projects before they worked together on this year’s Sundance Film Festival award winner, CODA (an acronym for “Children of Deaf Adults.”) Because of their working relationship, the two have managed to build a shorthand and “have a great way... »

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