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Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

April 15, 2021 | By
Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

When it comes to shooting some of the biggest action movies that have hit the multiplexes almost every summer, there are few people who get closer to the action — besides the stuntmen and women, obviously — then the camera operator. As the A-camera operator for some of the biggest action blockbusters of all... »

Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on Pinocchio

April 15, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on <em>Pinocchio</em>

This year’s Best Costume Design race at the Academy Awards presents voters a difficult choice between five deserving but different styles of designing actors’ wardrobes. We spoke to Mank’s Trish Sommerville earlier this season, and she squares off against BAFTA, Costume Designers Guild, and Critics Choice winner (and past Oscar winner) Ann Roth (who... »

The Visual Effects of Godzilla vs. Kong Part 1: VFX Supervisor John “D.J.” DesJardin

April 14, 2021 | By
The Visual Effects of <em>Godzilla vs. Kong</em> Part 1: VFX Supervisor John “D.J.” DesJardin

Over the next week, Below the Line will be taking a deep dive into the visual effects necessary to bring Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla vs. Kong to enormous life on screen. In case the title seemed vague, Godzilla vs. Kong brings together two of the biggest movie monsters for the first time... »

Iconic Star Trek Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

April 14, 2021 | By
Iconic <em>Star Trek</em> Costume Designer Robert Fletcher Dead at 98

Costume Designer Robert Fletcher,  who provided costumes for stage and screen for over six decades, died on April 5 in Kansas City, Missouri, at the age of 98. No cause of death was disclosed, but a spokesman for Fletcher said he died peacefully. Fletcher’s husband of 65 years, singer, Broadway dancer and New York... »

Post New York Alliance Hails Extension of New York’s Post-Production Credit

April 14, 2021 | By
Post New York Alliance Hails Extension of New York’s Post-Production Credit

The Post New York Alliance (PNYA) applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature for their recent agreement to extend The Empire State Film Production Credit and Post Production Credit through 2026. In including an extension of this essential credit program in the state’s new budget, lawmakers have recognized the vital importance... »

Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping The Mole Agent 

April 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping <em>The Mole Agent</em> 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary (Feature), The Mole Agent sends elderly investigator Sergio Chamy into The San Francisco Nursing Home, a retirement community in the El Monte district of Santiago, Chile. His job is to uncover possible mistreatment of a patient. Despite its mock-espionage opening and allusions to film noir, Maite Alberdi‘s... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Animated Feature Film

April 14, 2021 | By
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,... »

Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

April 14, 2021 | By
Ncam Reality 2021 Now Available to Meet Demands of Virtual Production

With the growing demand and need for virtual production in the industry and the right real-time tracking technology needed to use in conjunction with existing camera, lenses or rigs on film, broadcast and live events, Ncam has shipped the new Ncam Reality 2021, a real-time camera tracker that brings high-fidelity CGI and XR to any... »

The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

April 13, 2021 | By
The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

On Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30pm PST, the Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) announced the winners for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on the guild’s Twitter page, hosted by Lana Condor (To All the Boys I Loved Before). The main film awards went to Bina Daigeler for Mulan (Sci-Fi/, Nancy Steiner for Promising Young Woman, and Ann Roth for Ma... »

Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of Schitt’s Creek

April 13, 2021 | By
Sight, Sound & Story Looks at Editing of <em>Schitt’s Creek</em>

Manhattan Edit Workshop‘s Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues in April with Schitt’s Creek Editors Trevor Ambrose & Paul Winestock, CCE, moderated by Author & Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen. As per the description: Inside Episode IX: this panel focuses on the multi-Emmy winning series, Schitt’s Creek, which made us laugh,... »