Category Archives: Creativity

2417 articles found

630_cap-2

VFX Supe Dan DeLeeuw on Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier the super WWII soldier Steve Rogers finds himself in a modern-day political thriller, a suspenseful visual-effects laden action-adventure that won praise from critics and Avengers fans alike. Rogers, aka Captain America, now works for … more »

630_interstellar

Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor Paul J. Franklin on Interstellar

On Sunday, Interstellar won the BAFTA award for best visual effects, an award presented — fittingly as it turned out — by Dr. Stephen Hawking.  Hawking’s longtime friend Dr. Kip Thorne, a renowned astrophysicist famous for his work on black … more »

630_gotg

Marvel Studios VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Guardians of the Galaxy

In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, a quartet of misfits that include, improbably, a CG raccoon named Rocket and a CG tree named Groot, zip from planet to planet as they try to save the galaxy from an evil … more »

630_dawn-apes

Weta Digital VFX Supe Dan Lemmon on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

And the Oscar nominees are … 20 visual effects, special effects and animation supervisors who represent the thousands of artists who worked on five live-action feature films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of … more »

630_strange-magic

Gary Rydstrom on the Strange Magic of a Career in Sound and Vision

Although it isn’t in his nature to boast, Gary Rydstrom is the only person in the world who can brag of having received seven Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations for best sound mixing and editing and an Oscar nomination for directing a … more »

Grand B Lead

Oscar-Nominated Editor Barney Pilling on The Grand Budapest Hotel

With nine Academy Award nominations and countless other wins, The Grand Budapest Hotel is director Wes Anderson's most critically fêted film to date. Among those nominated for an Oscar is the film's editor, Barney Pilling, known for An Education, Never Let Me Go and … more »

Evel Knievel

It’s All About Knievel in Director Daniel Junge’s Sundance Doc Being Evel

Like the Snake River Canyon that daredevil Evel Knievel failed to cross in 1974, the gap between the perpetually mangled motorcycle jumper's public and private lives was insurmountably vast. Being Evel, a new documentary about Knievel's life, sets out to … more »

630_fetisov

Producer-Director Gabe Polsky on U.S.S.R. Hockey Doc Red Army

It’s not exactly news that sports can be a realm where nationalism plays itself out in a more benign fashion than war, but Gabe Polsky’s Red Army examines the last decade of the Cold War through the lens of hockey. Relying heavily … more »

MiseryLovesComedy_JimmyFallon

Director Kevin Pollak on Sundance Comic Doc Misery Loves Comedy

Actor, director and writer Kevin Pollak has appeared in 74 films but is well-known to many on the web as the creator and host of the weekly streaming series Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Each episode of the six-year-old talk show … more »

Meryl the Witch

Editor Wyatt Smith Goes Into the Woods to Cut Sound, Picture and Song

Into the Woods, Disney's new film based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, is a lush, orchestrated rumination on modern life seen through a fractured fairy-tale canon. Directed by Rob Marshall and shot on the ARRI Alexa by Dion Beebe, ACS, … more »