Sunday, April 21, 2019

First Man

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

Paul Lambert, visual effects supervisor at Double Negative (DNEG), last month earned his second Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination. It came for First Man (Universal Pictures), a year after he won the Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049.

As VFX supervisor on First...

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) has unveiled nominees for the 66th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions to the past year’s most outstanding feature film, television, animation and computer...

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures) got cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen to think about audio in a way she hadn’t before--and it’s a lesson she plans on carrying over to her future exploits, even when sound isn’t as inherently integral as it was to this particular film’s...

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) marks the first English-language feature based on the work of revered novelist James Baldwin. Doing justice to Baldwin was the prime challenge posed to Barry Jenkins, who not only directed and served as a producer on the film but also...

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

The awards season launched with the presentation of the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday evening (11/4), emceed by actress and comedian Awkwafina at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. In the Hollywood Film Awards’ 22-year history, more than 320 stars and filmmakers have been recognized and 130-...

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

The first time he cut a feature--Whiplash--for director Damien Chazelle, Tom Cross, ACE wound up winning the Best Editing Oscar. The second film on which they collaborated, La La Land, yielded another Oscar nomination for the editor. And now Cross has again teamed with Chazelle...

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

In this prequel to SHOOT’s The Road To Oscar series which starts next month, we tap into voices of experience—Academy Award winners and nominees who are now find themselves again in the awards season conversation.

Here are reflections from an Academy Award-winning DP, an editor...

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

The Neil Armstrong film "First Man" settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly "Goosebumps" sequel and the neo-noir mystery "Bad Times at the El Royale," couldn'...

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

Making a movie about Neil Armstrong may not necessarily be on par with, say, successfully landing on the moon but the pressure involved isn't a giant leap from that either.

There are astronauts who were there, for one, in Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, in addition to all the people who...

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant leap for mankind.

Whether you were alive then and glued to the TV, or relived it later through that iconic, grainy NASA footage,...

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