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Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016
Denzel Washington's Collaborators Come From Both Sides Of The "Fences"
For Fences (Paramount Pictures), director/actor Denzel Washington brought together collaborators from both sides of the figurative fence--prime examples being cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen and editor Hughes Winborne. The latter has worked with Washington before, cutting the second...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Oscar Season Insights From Directors Jenkins, Scorsese, Larrain, DPs Young, Sandgren
Before his first feature, the well-received Medicine for Melancholy, director Barry Jenkins made an early mark as a filmmaker with a 2013 short titled Chlorophyl, an evocation of his native Miami emphasizing changes wrought through urban renewal. The film premiered at the local Borscht Film...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
"A Monster Calls" For Director J.A. Bayona
All three of director J.A. Bayona’s creatively ambitious features share the bond of what he describes as “characters finding themselves in a very intense situation, with death on the horizon.” It started with The Orphanage , a poignant horror movie from screenwriter Sergio G. Sanchez which made its...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Abel Korzeniowski Scores "Nocturnal Animals"
Composer Abel Korzeniowski earned a Golden Globe Award nomination and World Soundtrack and International Film Music Critics Awards, among other honors, for A Single Man , the auspicious feature debut of director/writer Tom Ford. A Single Man garnered critical acclaim on other fronts as well,...
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
Capturing The Right Balance Of "Moonlight"
James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.” That trust extended to their professional careers as...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
DP Elliot Davis Focuses on "The Birth of a Nation"
On the surface there were a number of factors going against cinematographer Elliot Davis becoming involved in director-writer-producer-actor Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight). “I had never met Nate,” recalled Davis. “I didn’t know who he was when I got the script. To me he was a...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016
Editor Jen Lame's View of "Manchester by the Sea," Director Kenneth Lonergan
Making a major splash with its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and recently topping the Gotham Awards with four nominations--for Best Feature, Best Screenplay (writer-director Kenneth Lonergan), Best Actor (Casey Affleck), and Best Breakthrough Actor (Lucas Hedges)-- Manchester by the...
Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
The Road To Oscar Prequel: Editors In The Awards Season Conversation
This prequel to SHOOT’s annual The Road To Oscar series of feature stories focuses on the art of editing and four of its notable practitioners: Joe Walker, ACE, Steven Rosenblum, ACE, Jake Roberts, and Julie Monroe. All four are in the awards season conversation: Walker for Arrival (Paramount...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
A Production Designer's Perspective On "Carol," "Joy"
Directed by Todd Haynes, the critically acclaimed Carol tells the story of title character Carol Aird (portrayed by Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belvit (Rooney Mara), two women who fall in love in New York City in the early 1950s. Phyllis Nagy wrote the adapted screenplay based on Patricia Highsmith...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Artisans Share Insights Into Lensing "The Revenant," Cutting "Room"
DP Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC, AMC scored the hat trick, having won the coveted ASC Award for Achievement in Feature Film for the third straight year, starting with Gravity in 2014, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) last year, and The Revenant (Twentieth Century Fox) this past...