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Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for House of Gucci

December 3, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: Creating Jared Leto’s Prosthetics for <em>House of Gucci</em>

Jared Leto’s over-the-top performance as heir to a fashion fortune in House of Gucci garnered mixed reactions from critics, but one thing that is undeniable is that his look is memorable. In the film, he has to look like the bombastic Paolo Gucci did—balding, with long side chops on his face, a pudgy nose,... »

The Conners Production Designer Jerry Dunn Gives Sitcom Homes A Familiar Comfort

November 18, 2021 | By
<em>The Conners</em> Production Designer Jerry Dunn Gives Sitcom Homes A Familiar Comfort

For the last four seasons, ABC‘s The Conners have been welcomed into our living rooms from theirs, situated in a modest home in Lanford, Illinois, that resembles your average Midwestern household. Most of the drama and laughter involving Dan (John Goodman) and his new bride Louise (Katy Segal), Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene... »

Dune Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

November 5, 2021 | By
<em>Dune</em> Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

Adapted from Frank Herbert‘s science-fiction novel, Dune sets in motion an intergalactic war that will determine the fates of several planets. Featuring an all-star cast, the movie has dominated box-offices to the extent that a sequel has already been announced. Director and co-writer Denis Villenueve first worked with editor Joe Walker on the 2015... »

Crafts Spotlight: RBG and Julia Editor Carla Gutierrez on Latinas Behind the Scenes In Film

October 11, 2021 | By
Crafts Spotlight: <em>RBG</em> and <em>Julia</em> Editor Carla Gutierrez on Latinas Behind the Scenes In Film

RBG, the 2018 award-winning documentary about the life of only the second woman ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court was a testament to the important influence of women in our society in more ways than one. Not only was the film’s focus—the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—a pioneer with her own life... »

Artist Profile: The Nevers Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

May 14, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: <em>The Nevers</em> Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey

In an alternate Victorian England, a mysterious phenomenon has given the “Touched” spectral gifts: superhuman strength, visions into the future, speaking in tongues. In The Nevers, streaming on HBO, Amalia (played by Laura Donnelly) searches for answers to the Touched before authorities can imprison them. Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey shot the first two episodes of... »

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Production Designer Mark Ricker on Constructing a Split-Level Recording Studio

February 16, 2021 | By
<em>Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom</em> Production Designer Mark Ricker on Constructing a Split-Level Recording Studio

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the Denzel Washington-produced film based on the August Wilson play, is a technical delight in addition to an acting powerhouse. As previously reported, the film covers a particular episode in the famed singer’s life (played by Viola Davis), as she was trying to make a record in a Chicago studio in... »

Craft Spotlight on the Artisans of Greyhound

February 10, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight on the Artisans of <em>Greyhound</em>

In Greyhound, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. As a first-time captain, the pressure is on. Heightening the pressure, however, is that his convoy is being pursued by German U-boats. Little does Krause know that his first wartime mission is something... »

Makeup Acts as a Character in Promising Young Woman

February 9, 2021 | By
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... »