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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
"The 100 Year Old Man" Earns Place Alongside "The Revenant," "Mad Max" In Oscar Derby
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road top this year’s field of Oscar nominations with a dozen and 10, respectively. Yet in the Makeup and Hairstyling category, they are vying with a deserving yet lower profile film that has but one Academy Award...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Creating Different Worlds: "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Revenant," "Spotlight," "Carol" and "Amy"
It’s been reported that John Seale, ASC, ACS came out of retirement to shoot director/co-writer George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, but the cinematographer regards that as “a running joke.” Seale quipped, “I’ve ‘...