Category Archives: Creativity

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Editor Joe Walker, ACE, on Cutting Sicario

Director Dennis Villeneuve is known for tightly wound thrillers (Incendies, Prisoners) that move in startling directions. His latest, Sicario, stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin and features the stunning photography of Roger Deakins. It follows the descent of a … more »


Editor Jake Roberts on Brooklyn

Following a Sundance premiere that garnered early praise for performances by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, and then a fall festival run that started building Oscar buzz, the period romantic drama Brooklyn is ready to vie for awards and eyeballs in a … more »


Podcast: Editor Michael Kahn, ACE, on Bridge of Spies

When discussing his work alongside his longtime friend, director Steven Spielberg, on the Cold War saga Bridge of Spies, veteran film editor Michael Kahn, ACE, gives the distinct impression that the project was almost effortless. That’s because Kahn, who will turn … more »


Walter Murch to Keynote VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy

The VIEW Conference, taking place this week in Turin, Italy, has added film editor and sound designer Walter Murch to its line-up of keynoters. Murch will be presenting "From Godfather to God Particle and Beyond" at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, October 23. … more »


Editor Pietro Scalia on Cutting The Martian

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, is more science "faction" than fiction, as Damon referred to it during a recent TV interview, a visually arresting, funny, sometimes goofy but mostly gripping film … more »


Italy’s VIEW Conference Is a More Intimate Computer Graphics Confab

Ever feel like SIGGRAPH has just a little too much going on? The similarly themed VIEW Conference 2015, which offers immersion in many of the same issues, but on a smaller scale, is set for October 19–23 in Turin, Italy. Attendees … more »


Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

The ongoing box-office roll of director F. Gary Gray’s hardscrabble look at the pioneering and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A. in the movie Straight Outta Compton since its mid-August debut has been one of this year’s big motion-picture stories. And it … more »


Superhero Tech Through Motion Graphics for Arrow and The Flash

Scarab Digital created graphic elements that add to the high-tech ambiance of TV series The Flash and Arrow. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a look at how they generate striking effects under budgetary and deadline … more »


Podcast: Director Ken Kwapis on A Walk in the Woods

After considering several directors over the decade that he spent acquiring, developing, shelving, and then re-considering producing and starring in the film adaptation of author Bill Bryson’s 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford finally settled on film and … more »

Robin Thwaites Steadicam training

Learn Steadicam from the Masters

Want to fly like the pros who have captured some of cinema's most memorable Steadicam shots in Skyfall, Thor, Edge of Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, Shaun of the Dead and Harry Potter? Tiffen said it will bring together veteran Steadicam operators including Peter … more »