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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Animated Feature Film

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Animated Feature Film

Every year, Walt Disney Studios dominates the Academy Awards in the category of Animated Feature Film. The company is expected to produce high-quality animation time and time again due to their extensive track record. Disney consistently elevates the world of animated filmmaking with fresh ideas and emotionally-driven storytelling. As Disney continues to create magic,... »

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Posted in Animation, Awards, Featured, Film |

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Film Editing

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Film Editing

For the past five years, the Academy Award winners in the Film Editing category have ranged from Mad Max: Fury Road, Hacksaw Ridge, Dunkirk, Bohemian Rhapsody, to last year’s winner Ford v Ferrari. Most of these winners happen to be big budget spectacle films that contain fast-paced action sequences with the exception of Bohemian... »

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Posted in Awards, Editing, Featured, Film, For Your Consideration |

Winners from the 32nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards

March 2021
Winners from the  32nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) honored outstanding achievements in producing within Television and Motion Pictures at the 32nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards. The ceremony was presented by General Motors and held virtually on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  The annual ceremony opened and closed with host Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish). Other featured... »

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Film, News, Television |

REVIEW: Raya and the Last Dragon Offers Authentic Asian Representation

March 2021
REVIEW: <em>Raya and the Last Dragon</em> Offers Authentic Asian Representation

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Moana and Frozen, comes the release of  their latest animated feature film, Raya and the Last Dragon. While all three animated films feature strong female leads, Raya and the Last Dragon presents Disney’s first Southeast Asian princess, with authentic Asian representation embedded in all aspects of the... »

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Newton Thomas Sigel on His Distinct Cinematography Chapters for Cherry

March 2021
Newton Thomas Sigel on His Distinct Cinematography Chapters for <em>Cherry</em>

Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC has executed more than 70 film and television projects. His vast filmography includes Da 5 Bloods, Bohemian Rhapsody, Marshall, Drive, Superman Returns, Three Kings, and The Usual Suspects. Along with those films, Sigel has been a key contributor as Director of Photography on a majority of the X-Men franchise with... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Randy Thom on the Sound Design for The Midnight Sky

February 2021
Randy Thom on the Sound Design for <em>The Midnight Sky</em>

The Midnight Sky, based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and directed by George Clooney, follows a scientist Augustine (George Clooney) during a post-apocalyptic era as he is stranded in the Arctic and attempts to signal and warn the astronauts in space about a catastrophe on Earth. Sound plays a major role in... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Sound |

Editor Harry Yoon on the Authentic Editing and Connection of Minari

February 2021
Editor Harry Yoon on the Authentic Editing and Connection of <em>Minari</em>

Minari is a reflection and a semi-autobiographical take on the life and upbringing of writer and director Lee Isaac Chung growing up in rural Midwest America as a South Korean immigrant in the 1980s. Minari tells the story of a Korean family — Jacob (Steven Yeun), Monica (Han Ye-ri), son David (Alan Kim), daughter Anne... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Makeup Acts as a Character in Promising Young Woman

February 2021
Makeup Acts as a Character in <em>Promising Young Woman</em>

Promising Young Woman follows Cassie (Carey Mulligan) as she radically transforms her appearance during the after-hours to encounter and confront multiple sexually driven males that take advantage of women in pursuit of avenging her friend that was a victim of rape many years ago. The film is written, directed, and produced by Emerald Fennell... »

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Posted in Crafts Spotlight, Featured, Film, Interviews, Makeup |

Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s Small Axe Anthology

January 2021
Helen Scott’s Production Design for Steve McQueen’s <em>Small Axe Anthology</em>

Created, co-written and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Small Axe is an anthology series consisting of five individual stories with an emphasis on the West Indian immigrant community in London from the 1960s spanning through the 1980s. Initially, it was going to be six one-hour episodes for BBC One, and then... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Crafts, Featured, Film, Interviews |

The Myriad Animation Styles Within Wolfwalkers

January 2021
The Myriad Animation Styles Within <em>Wolfwalkers</em>

Wolfwalkers is the latest animated film from Directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. The animated movie follows Robyn (voiced by: Honor Kneafsey) as she and her father are charged to eliminate the last wolf pack in Ireland. An unexpected encounter with a wild girl Mebh (voiced by: Eva Whittaker) that changes into a wolf... »

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Posted in Animation, Featured, Film, Visual FX |