Peacemaker
Crafts

Wētā FX’s Guy Williams and Mark Gee on Creating Eagly and Other Fantastic Things for Peacemaker

Season 1 of Peacemaker, the John Cena-led spinoff series that grew out of James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad, is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, so if you don’t subscribe to HBO Max, now’s your chance to catch up with the action-packed superhero show. Cena’s title character puts together a new team of agents to infiltrate a covert group of aliens, referred to as “butterflies,” in hopes of saving the […]

Top Gun: Maverick
Camera

Top Gun: Maverick Duo Joseph Kosinski and Claudio Miranda Discuss Challenging Sailing Scene at Camerimage; Tease Formula One Project

Director Joseph Kosinski and Cinematographer Claudio Miranda teamed up to introduce Top Gun: Maverick to a rapturous audience at the 30th EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival over the weekend. Viewers cheered the movie’s aerial battle sequences and continued applauding throughout the closing cast credits. Camerimage is famous for its enthusiastic fans, but even by festival standards, the response was overwhelming. Kosinski and Miranda sat for a post-screening Q&A session, where the […]

No Picture
Awards

Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Extends Deadline for Awards Submissions Until Dec. 4

Due to massive interest and a new awards submission platform, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) awards submissions due date will be extended to Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PT), announced today by IATSE Local 706 President, Julie Socash. The deadline extension will provide artisans and studios a new opportunity to upload photos of their work and other required materials needed in […]

Joel Signer and Will Townsend
Community

Sarofsky Ups Joel Signer to Head of Production, Adds Producer Will Townsend

One-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky continues to grow, adding LA-based Producer Will Townsend to its staff, and promoting Senior Producer Joel Signer to Head of Production, it was recently announced by Steven Anderson, the company’s Managing Director/Executive Producer. A key contributor to the high-profile output of Chicago’s most prolific agencies and studios for the past two decades, Signer is a former Optimus Colorist who also held Chicago staff producer positions […]

Tony Kent
Crafts

Sidney Editor Tony Kent on How Film Licensing Issues Helped Him Trim the 3-Hour Cut of Apple’s Sidney Poitier Documentary

While Sidney, the new Sidney Poitier documentary on Apple TV+, runs shy of two hours, Editor Tony Kent initially turned in an assembly cut of three hours — because when it comes to an iconic actor like Poitier, more than enough footage exists to craft a two-part film or even a docuseries. Thus, a lot of thought and careful consideration went into cutting the film down to its current running […]

Tomasz Frąszczak
Community

Colorist Society Launches New Chapter in Poland Led by Veterans Konrad Ziecina and Tomasz Frąszczak

The Colorist Society (CSI) has launched a new Chapter in Poland, with plans to host a Colorist Mixer in the weeks ahead. Led by veteran colorists Konrad Ziecina, CSI and Tomasz Frąszczak, CSI, the Chapter is open to professional colorists across Poland’s rapidly growing film, television, and advertising industries. It plans to foster networking opportunities, host meetings and training sessions, and promote the craft of color grading both in Poland […]

Awards

HPA Awards Announces Creative Category Winners for Post at Annual Gala

The HPA Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Professional Association, returned to the historic Hollywood Legion Theater tonight to celebrate exceptional achievement in color grading, sound, editing, and visual effects. The gala, which filled the Legion to capacity, also honored industry veteran Kim Waugh with its Lifetime Achievement Award and bestowed additional honors for engineering excellence and outstanding achievement in restoration. The winners of the 2022 HPA Awards Creative Categories […]

Florian Hoffmeister
Awards

TÁR Cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister on Technocranes, Tracking Shots, and Cate Blanchett’s Haunting Laugh

Todd Field‘s drama TÁR, the director’s first feature in 16 years, is a must-see thanks to Cate Blanchett‘s towering performance alone, but the film’s other standout element is its cinematography, courtesy of Florian Hoffmeister. Blanchett stars as Lydia Tár, a world-renowned composer who’s on top of the world when certain allegations are made against her and her kingdom begins to crumble. Charting her meteoric rise and stunning fall, TÁR charts the […]

Luc Montpellier
Awards

Women Talking DP Luc Montpellier on Why He Was, Oddly Enough, the Right Man for the Job on Sarah Polley’s Female-Led Drama

Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel Women Talking presents a fascinating and thought-provoking scenario partially inspired by real-life events at a Mennonite colony where a group of men repeatedly attacked and sexually assaulted more than 100 women. Bringing that story to the screen was no doubt a difficult task, one for which writer-director Sarah Polley was particularly well-suited. To ensure that the film had the proper look and feel, Polley brought on […]

Don't Worry Darling
Awards

Don’t Worry Darling Cinematographer Matthew Libatique on the Film’s 1950s Aesthetic and Its Climactic Chase Sequence in the Desert

Olivia Wilde made quite the jump from Booksmart to Don’t Worry Darling, but she didn’t navigate those uncharted waters alone, as she wisely surrounded herself with a crew full of industry veterans, including Cinematographer Matthew Libatique. Don’t Worry Darling tells the story of Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles), who are living a happy cookie-cutter life in a pastel-colored neighborhood straight out of the 1950s. All is going well until […]