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Umma Director Iris K. Shim on the Duality of Identity Within Her Sandra Oh-Led Horror Movie

March 2022
<i>Umma</i> Director Iris K. Shim on the Duality of Identity Within Her Sandra Oh-Led Horror Movie

The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi returns to his genre roots with the release of Umma, which marks the feature directorial debut of up-and-coming filmmaker Iris K. Shim (The House of Suh). The supernatural thriller stars two-time Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as Amanda, who is living a secluded life on a remote property where... »

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Dune Supervising Sound Editors Mark Mangini and Theo Green Detail the Film’s Transformative Sound Design

January 2022
<em>Dune</em> Supervising Sound Editors Mark Mangini and Theo Green Detail the Film’s Transformative Sound Design

The latest adaptation of Dune, based on the novel by Frank Herbert, is an epic and immersive sci-fi from the creative mind of director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 1949, Arrival). The film features Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the son of Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). The Atreides family journeys... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews, Sound |

Dolph Lundgren Goes Behind the Camera to Direct Castle Falls

December 2021
Dolph Lundgren Goes Behind the Camera to Direct <em>Castle Falls</em>

In light of Sylvester Stallone’s recently-released Director’s Cut of Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago, it couldn’t be timelier with his good friend Dolph Lundgren releasing his own directed action film, Castle Falls.  The film explores the motivation behind three desperate parties attempting to retrieve 3 million dollars stashed away in the abandoned Castle Heights... »

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Emmy Watch: Lovecraft Country’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

August 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>Lovecraft Country</em>’s Bold and Daring Visual Effects

From creator Misha Green comes HBO’s supernatural period piece Lovecraft Country. The show, based on the 2016 novel by author Matt Ruff, explores the combined concepts of horror fiction and racism. The series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) and Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smollett) as they battle racism and monsters in the 1950s while attempting... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, For Your Consideration, Postproduction, Visual FX |

Emmy Watch: The Split-Screen Editing in The Flight Attendant Pilot “In Case of Emergency”

August 2021
Emmy Watch: The Split-Screen Editing in <em>The Flight Attendant</em> Pilot “In Case of Emergency”

The Flight Attendant, an HBO Max Original series from novelist Chris Bohjalian and showrunner/creator Steve Yockey, is a gripping thrill ride that leaves the audience wanting more. The series follows The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco as flight attendant Cassie Bowden who mysteriously wakes up next to a dead man, Alex Sokolov (Michiel... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Space Jam: A New Legacy Co-Animation Director Devin Crane on Animating the Hybrid Film

August 2021
<em>Space Jam: A New Legacy</em> Co-Animation Director Devin Crane on Animating the Hybrid Film

From Warner Brothers and director Malcolm D. Lee comes Space Jam: A New Legacy, the highly anticipated follow up to the 1996 smash hit Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan. In the sequel, NBA superstar LeBron James is conflicted with his youngest son Dom James (Cedric Joe) for his passion for video games over basketball.... »

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Posted in Animation, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Director Kate Herron Reveals Secrets of the Loki Universe (Spoilers Ahead!!)

July 2021
Director Kate Herron Reveals Secrets of the <em>Loki</em> Universe (Spoilers Ahead!!)

Creator Michael Waldron has surpassed expectations with Loki, the 3rd original Marvel Studios series on Disney +.  The series picks up after Loki (Tom Hiddleston) mysteriously disappears with the Tesseract in 2012 during his engagement with the Avengers. He crashes in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia where he is tracked by the Minutemen (AKA variant... »

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The Equalizer Stunt Coordinator Chris Place on Queen Latifah’s Action Sequences

June 2021
The Equalizer Stunt Coordinator Chris Place on Queen Latifah’s Action Sequences

The original Equalizer ran on television from 1985-1989. Since then, the property has been rebooted twice, first as a movie starring Denzel Washington, and the reconceptualized 2021 version returns to television, starring Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall, “The Equalizer.” The latest CBS series is developed by Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller.  Stunt Coordinator Chris... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Stunts, Television |

Director Series: Zach Braff brings Heart to Ted Lasso

June 2021
Director Series: Zach Braff brings Heart to Ted Lasso

The unexpected phenomenon known as Ted Lasso took the 2020 pandemic-ridden year by storm as the feel good and must watch show of the year. The Apple TV+ series is created by the brilliant writing team of Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, who put their trust in Scrubs star and... »

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The Mosquito Coast Cinematographer Alex Disenhof on the Show’s Fluid Camera Style 

June 2021
<em>The Mosquito Coast</em> Cinematographer Alex Disenhof on the Show’s Fluid Camera Style 

The Mosquito Coast is created and developed by Tom Bissell and Neil Cross, based on the 1981 novel from author Paul Theroux and a previous adaptation of the 1986 film. The new Apple TV+ series transports us into the chaotic world of Allie Fox (Justin Theroux) with wife Margot (Melissa George), daughter Dina (Logan... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Interviews, Television |