Behind the Screen

Nine honorees will be recognized during a Sept. 30 ceremony at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles. The International Cinematographers Guild announced that nine honorees would receive Emerging Cinematographer awards at a Sept. 30 ceremony at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles. During the 22nd annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards, ICG will also screen the
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In all, 13 special prizes were presented Friday at France’s International Animated Film Festival. The Annecy International Animation Festival presented 13 special prizes Friday, in advance of revealing its competition winners this weekend. Honored films include The Breadwinner, whose composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna, were recognized for best original music for a feature and The Big Bad
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Director Joel Crawford talks reuniting Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick and “bringing the joy.” Some familiar animated faces among this year’s Emmy contenders are Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls. Following up on the 2016 Oscar-nominated Trolls, DWA brought the gang back together for Trolls Holiday, a computer-animated half-hour special that reunited Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Justin Timberlake
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Courtesy of Marvel/Disney While a more recent example, Guardians also has Academy Awards history, as the 2014 original was nominated for a VFX Oscar. This time, Rocket and his fur become even more realistic, and instead of Groot, audiences fell in love with emotive Baby Groot, just a few inches tall. “Baby Groot was heavily influenced by Groot from the first Guardians film, in both performance and
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ lead the feature competition with seven nominations apiece. Baby Groot, a digitally created Sean Young and lots of apes are among the visual effects feats vying for honors at the 16th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, which will be presented Tuesday at the Beverly
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The technologist received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar Statuette. Even as he accepted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette for his industry contributions, during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards, which took place Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, technologist Jonathan Erland criticized the
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The SOC Award for TV went to ‘Stranger Things.’ For his kinetic work on Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, Roberto De Angelis earned camera operator of the year honors in features, during the Society of Camera Operators Awards, Saturday at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Additionally, Bob Gorelick won the SOC award for camera operator of the year in television, for his
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He will receive the award for motion picture showman of the year. Andy Serkis, who recently played Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes and Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 55th annual International Cinematographers Guild’s Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton
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‘Wonder Woman’ Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The International Cinematographers Guild on Thursday revealed the nominees for its 55th annual ICG Publicists Awards, which will be presented March 2 at the Beverly Hilton. The nominees for the Maxwell Weinberg publicist showmanship motion picture award went to the publicists behind Beauty and the Beast, Baby Driver, Daddy’s
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Thirteen women will receive distinguished leadership awards. Thirteen women impacting the entertainment and technology arena will received Distinguished Leadership Awards from the Advanced Imaging Society on Jan, 16 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills. They include Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios; Annie Chang, Universal Studios; Vicky Colf, Warner Brothers; Ashley Crowder,  Vntana; Poppy Crum, Dolby Laboratories;
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Gregory Plotkin, Tatiana S. Riegel and Joe Walker share their approaches. [Warning: The following story contains mild spoilers about I, Tonya, Get Out and Blade Runner 2049.] Each film in this year’s awards discussion had its own unique editorial approach, whether that be Craig Gillespie-directed I, Tonya, the story of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding
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“The shots had to work for the edit as much as the edit had to work for the shots,” says editor Paul Machliss. When editor Paul Machliss was on location cutting Edgar Wright’s high-octane Baby Driver, it was probably “the only time you had to wear a safety jacket while editing,” he says, joking, “though
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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Florida Project’ are among the productions that also chose celluloid. In 2015, a group of filmmakers including Christopher Nolan spearheaded an effort to keep Kodak–the last remaining maker of motion picture film–producing celluloid as a creative option for filmmakers. And with films such as Nolan’s Dunkirk, its hard to
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Editors performed their best juggling acts on Oscar-contending films that featured high-stakes storylines unraveling at the same time. When done well, editing can play a big part in upping the tension and suspense in a film. This theme is perhaps nowhere more evident than in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which allows moviegoers to experience the critical
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December 04, 2017 1:17pm PT by Carolyn Giardina Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Contenders range from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to ‘The Shape of Water.’ Twenty films remain in contention for this season’s Oscar for visual effects, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed Monday.
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