Gripping Editing in When They See Us

The global Netflix  phenomenon When They See Us is a mini-series based on the true-life events of the Central Park Five in 1989, which revolves around five teenage boys and a rape they were wrongfully accused of. To capture the true essence of the events and shed light on the perspective of the boys, creator and director Ava DuVernay turned to an editor she trusts in Spencer Averick, who edited parts […]


Peculiar Title Design of Good Omens

The main title design sequence from the Amazon TV series Good Omens is both unique and bizarre. The work of creative director Peter Anderson, it incorporates elements of live action, green screen, stop motion animation, 2D animation, and 3D CGI animation. Good Omens is based on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. The title design cleverly incorporates the […]


Cinematic Multi-Camera Editing in Will & Grace

The beloved NBC series Will & Grace, which recently wrapped its tenth season, continues to elevate the cinematic multi-camera editing employed by editor Peter Beyt, who came to the show in 2017 for its ninth season return. For the latest season, he added some stylistic elements not previously used in the show. “With the editing, I bounce between scenes within two or three sentences,” he said. “In the past, that was done a little bit here […]

Costume Design

Costumes Beyond Blue Vests in Superstore

The NBC series Superstore playfully adds flavor through the array of costumes depicted throughout Season 4 as costume designer Alix Hester supplants dimensionality within each episode. As the seasons progressed, the understanding of the characters grows to provide depth in the clothes they wear to reflect their personalities and lives. The stand out episode entitled “Costume Competition” showcases the creativity explored as numerous costumes were displayed through the ensemble cast. […]

Won't You Be My Neighbor
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Focus Features is Honored To Present What the World Needs Now – Won’t You Be My Neighbor

            In select theaters on June 8, 2018.   View the official trailer here.           From Academy Award winning filmmaker, Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a gifted educator, a generous spirit and decidedly classy man, whom we all think we know, this emotional […]

The Heart of Nuba
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The Heart of Nuba Represents Humanity at Its Best Through Dr. Tom Catena

The Heart of Nuba is a humanitarian heart-based documentary directed and produced by Kenneth A. Carlson. Carlson is a non-fiction filmmaker mostly known for his work on Go Tigers! This documentary focuses on the selfless service of Dr. Tom Catena and the essence of the Nuba people. The Nuba Mountains are located in South Kordofan, Sudan, and is regarded as one of the most isolated locations in the world, thus […]

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I Feel Pretty

In I Feel Pretty, an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall, believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? Coming Soon from STXfilms

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Hannah Beachler’s Design For The Worlds of Wakanda in Black Panther

When she first got the call to design the production of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Hannah Beachler’s first order of business was to meet with director Ryan Coogler to assimilate his vision for the project into her purview. “That’s really where one of the parts of my job begins, listening,” she said of her eight months of preparatory time, followed by a four-month shoot. “Because I have my own interpretation […]

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Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Vicon Motion Capture Cameras and Software Aided in the Creation of Undead Soldiers, Crowded Cities and Even the Hulk, All in a Matter of Days In Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok, an electrified god of thunder fights off an army of undead soldiers high above the waters on the narrow Rainbow Bridge, as the citizens of […]

Art Direction

The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop Reveals Secrets Behind Movie Magic

The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, the new book by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness, takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most iconic movies ever made and offers unique insights on how they were made. A combination of essays (twelve in total) and gorgeous photography, the tome is both a history and illumination of the ‘art’ of background art. The book starts with a broad yet specific sweep over the scenic […]