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Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Jeff Baron, Managing Director of Stink’s New U.S. Shop
Jeff Baron is a production veteran who broke into commercialmaking as a freelancer, became a bidder at Johns+Gorman Films and then joined Propaganda Films as a staff bidder. He moved onto HSI in the same role for several years followed by what was to be a 12-year tenure at Anonymous Content,...
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Oscar Faura Discusses Lensing "The Imitation Game"
Director Morten Tyldum told SHOOT that director J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible (2012) was what drew him to cinematographer Oscar Faura. The Impossible focused on a family that survived, was separated and then somehow miraculously reunited after a tsunami ravaged the western coast of Thailand on the...
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Director/Writer Christopher Nolan Discusses Robots As Characters In "Interstellar"
In his secrecy-shrouded sci-fi extravaganza " Interstellar ," filmmaker Christopher Nolan isn't just taking audiences to outer space. He's also sending a couple of robots along for the ride — and they're just not on board to sweep the floors. "The idea was that they'd been designed to put humans at...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Chat Room: Miguel Arteta Makes Disney Breakthrough
The latest entry in director Miguel Arteta’s feature filmography marks a departure from his independent film norm. His indie track record started with Star Maps (receiving five Independent Spirit Award nominations, including for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay) and has gone to include...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Chat Room: Director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti
Director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti got his start in France making documentaries and TV programs for youngsters. “I was in my early twenties,” he recalled. “I was supposed to find the best solution to explain to an eight-year-old kid how to understand a classical poem or a classical novel. Believe me...
Friday, Jul. 25, 2014
Chat Room: Shawn Levy
Director Shawn Levy will soon have two of his feature films released within a mere few months of each other--the first being This Is Where I Leave You which is scheduled to go wide via Warner Bros. Pictures in mid-September; and the second being the third installment of the popular Night at the...
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
Chat Room: Wally Pfister
Wally Pfister, ASC, is a four-time Best Cinematography Oscar nominee, winning in 2011 for director Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Pfister’s other three noms were also for Nolan films: Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. Now Pfister is embarking on a new career chapter, having wrapped...
Friday, Mar. 21, 2014
Chat Room: Scott Leberecht
Eleven days before several of its artisans won the Visual Effects Oscar for the Ang Lee-directed Life of Pi, visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Some 45 seconds into his 2013 Oscar ceremony acceptance speech--just when he was about to address the hard times...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Chat Room: Lucy Walker
SHOOT caught up with director Lucy Walker the same day (1/13) she earned her first DGA Award nomination. The honor came for her feature-length documentary The Crash Reel (HBO Documentary Films). Then this past weekend, Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens debuted as part of the Shorts program at the...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Chat Room: Phedon Papamichael
Phedon Papamichael, ASC, enjoys ongoing collaborative bonds with several directors as reflected in his last two movies: The Monuments Men, for which he was finishing the DI at press time; and Nebraska, which debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Palme...