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Conference Aims to Lure Productions Back to California

June 2015
Conference Aims to Lure Productions Back to California

Content creators of all budget sizes gathered on the CBS backlot June 13 for the 8th annual Film in California Conference. Film offices from various cities and counties in California filled the stage nine floor with exhibits to showcase the visual and financial benefits of keeping production in the golden state. »

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Cine Gear Expo 2015

June 2015
Cine Gear Expo 2015

Cinematographers and camera crew filled the Paramount Pictures backlot for Cine Gear 2015, June 4-7. Two of the four days, June 5-6, featured exhibits by popular and up-and-coming gear purveyors ranging from pre-production to post. Below The Line sat down with a few key vendors to discuss the latest in cine-innovation. »

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Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment LA Showcase 2015

June 2015
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment LA Showcase 2015

Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment hosted its LA Product Showcase, May 31. Cranes, trucks, cameras and crew filled the courtyard of the company’s Los Angeles facility, with attendees welcomed and encouraged to be hands on during equipment demonstrations and tours. Demonstrations included popular products such as the Pee Wee dolly and Titan Crane. The showcase show-stoppers,... »

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Michael Keaton Discusses The Challenges of Birdman

February 2015
Michael Keaton Discusses The Challenges of <em>Birdman</em>

Fox Searchlight hosted a presentation of Birdman at the Director's Guild of America, Feb. 1. Attendees, including members of the Below The Line Screening Series, enjoyed a Q&A featuring Michael Keaton post credits. »

Posted in Awards, Camera, Featured, Film, News, Screening Series |

Contender – Sound Editor Paul Ottosson, Fury

December 2014
Contender – Sound Editor Paul Ottosson, <em>Fury</em>

To present as authentic a war zone as possible, the filmmakers behind Fury got up close and personal with some of World War II's most dangerous machines. For three-time Oscar winner and the film's supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and sound designer Paul Ottosson (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker), this included being amongst... »

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Foxcatcher

December 2014
Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Foxcatcher</em>

The Below The Line screening series presented Foxcatcher at the Landmark Theater Tuesday, Dec 16. A Q&A, featuring makeup department head Bill Corso, production designer Jess Gonchor, as well as editors Stuart Levy and Conor O'Neill, was held after the film. »

Posted in Art Direction, Awards, Editing, Featured, Film, Makeup, News, Screening Series |

Contender – Sound Mixer Steven Morrow, Get on Up

December 2014
Contender – Sound Mixer Steven Morrow, <em>Get on Up</em>

The sonic endeavor of Universal's Get on Up was to transport the audience to a live James Brown concert. Maintaining authenticity in every way possible was the goal of director Tate Taylor and his crew, including sound mixer Steven Morrow. Using original James Brown recordings and re-created live performances lensed by Stephen Goldblatt, transporting... »

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Boyhood

December 2014
Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Boyhood</em>

Below The Line Screening Series presented a special screening of Boyhood for members Saturday, Dec 6, at the Chaplin Theater on the Raleigh Studios backlot. The film, introduced by writer and director Richard Linklater, was followed by a Q&A with editor Sandra Adair, casting director Beth Sepko and production designer Rodney Becker. »

Posted in Art Direction, Contender Portfolios, Editing, Featured, Film, News, Screening Series |

Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Mr. Turner

November 2014
Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Mr. Turner</em>

Below The Line Screening Series hosted a presentation of Mr. Turner Friday, Nov. 21. The Silver Screen theater of the Pacific Design Center welcomed director Mike Leigh, costume designer Jacqueline Durran and production designer Suzie Davies for a Q&A post screening. »

Posted in Art Direction, Costume Design, Direction, Featured, Film, News, Screening Series |

Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Whiplash

November 2014
Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Whiplash</em>

The Below The Line Screening Series presented Whiplash, a Sony Pictures Classics film, at Harmony Gold Wednesday November 19. A full house welcomed the film's director Damien Chazelle, cinematographer Sharone Meir, composer Justin Hurwitz, editor Tom Cross, as well as sound editors and mixers Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins, and production sound mixer Thomas... »

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