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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 |

The Sound & Music from Ryan Murphy’s The Prom

December 2020
The Sound & Music from Ryan Murphy’s <em>The Prom</em>

The Prom is a musical created by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, and Bob Martin, based on the original concept by Jack Viertel. Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) produced and directed a film adaptation of the musical, which follows four down-on-their-luck Broadway actors Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep), Barry Glickman (James Corden), Angie Dickinson (Nicole Kidman), and Trent... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Music, Sound |

Doc Spotlight: Alexander Nanau’s Collective Examines Investigative Journalism and Political Corruption

December 2020
Doc Spotlight: Alexander Nanau’s <em>Collective</em> Examines Investigative Journalism and Political Corruption

Collective (Colectiv) is a documentary from Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau (Toto and His Sisters, The World According to Ion B.) that follows a trio of investigative reporters as they delve deeper into the Colectiv Nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania on October 30, 2015. 27 people were killed, over 180 injured, with an additional 37... »

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Crafts Spotlight: Editing the J.D. Vance Memoir Hillbilly Elegy

December 2020
Crafts Spotlight: Editing the J.D. Vance Memoir <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em>

Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy is based off the memoir and true-life events of J.D. Vance. The film is directed by legendary director Ron Howard, which includes genuine performances from Amy Adams as Bev, Glenn Close as Mamaw, Gabriel Basso as older J.D. Vance, and introducing Owen Asztalos as young J.D. Vance. Hillbilly Elegy deals with... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, Film, Interviews |

Recreating Hearing Loss Perception in Sound of Metal

December 2020
Recreating Hearing Loss Perception in <em>Sound of Metal</em>

The Amazon Studios film, Sound of Metal, from writer/director Darius Marder, explores the sound perspective between the world and the diminishing hearing of a person going deaf. After years of playing drums in a heavy metal band with lead singer and longtime girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke), Ruben (Riz Ahmed) drastically loses his hearing as... »

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