Category Archives: Creativity

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Editors Stephen Mirrione and Doug Crise on Birdman’s Ultimate Disappearing Act

An editor's best work is never meant to be noticed when watching a film. But imagine the ultimate hat trick: an imperceptibly edited film that appears not to be edited at all. The endless, meandering tracking shot and claustrophobic POV that drive much of Birdman, co-written, … more »

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Editor William Goldenberg on What Makes The Imitation Game Tick

The great mathematician Alan Turing built what many consider to be the world's first modern computer. Turing's machine not only cracked the Nazi's unbreakable Enigma code at a time when the Germans seemed unbeatable but hastened the end of a … more »

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Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

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Editor Dody Dorn on Fury‘s Wrenching Mortal Combat

Dody Dorn, ACE, began her career as an assistant film editor, as most editors do. But she soon moved on to Foley and dialogue editing, becoming a supervising sound editor before transitioning back to picture editing in the early 1990s. … more »

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Co-Director Libbie D. Cohn on Single-Shot Doc People’s Park

People’s Park is a film like no other. As far as I know, it’s the first feature-length documentary shot in a single take, although Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark is a fictional precursor. Directors Libbie D. Cohn and J. P. Sniadecki shot a 78-minute take … more »

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Hollywood Post Alliance says editors Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will receive the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, scheduled for November 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Randy … more »

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EPs James Rota and John Ramsay on Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

The upcoming HBO series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is more than just a documentary about the band's eight-city journey across America to record their eighth studio album in twenty years together. Directed and narrated by Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, and executive … more »

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TED Director of Film + Video Michael Glass on the Art of the Invisible Edit

TED talks, once for the privileged few who attended the various eponymous conferences in person, are now the de facto way online to learn about something new, and potentially, gain a new perspective on an age-old topic in the process. Many TED talks … more »

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Learn Stop-Motion Animation with Seth Green and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Online

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, helmed by Robot Chicken producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, will offer a two-hour animation class exclusively on Vimeo's pay-for-view on-demand channel on December 15. The online tutorial is currently available to pre-order.  Green, Senreich and the rest … more »

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“Floating” an Animated Character with Cinema 4D and SynthEyes

Filmmaker Greg Jardin created a short film, "Floating," using Cinema 4D and SynthEyes to insert a CG balloon character into real-world situations. (Studio featured Jardin's Joey Ramone music video last year.) C4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look … more »