Category Archives: Creativity

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Time-Travel Back to VHS-Era Action with “Kung Fury”

Oh, sure. Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, a drama about Sri Lankan exiles living in France, may have won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. But does it have dinosaurs? Does it have Viking warrior women? Does it have David Hasselhoff? "Kung Fury" … more »

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Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrowland: VFX Supe Craig Hammack

Disney’s Tomorrowland has received rave reviews for the effects and surprisingly, given its writers and director, lukewarm reviews for its story. Rolling Stone called it "a noble failure about trying to succeed." The Miami Herald said it's "a crazy, disjointed … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Mad Max: Fury Road Production

It was a lengthy shoot, with principal photography wrapping in 2012 and a reported return to production for another three weeks a year later. But, just when some fans had given up on ever seeing the fourth Mad Max film … more »

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The Netherlands’ Job, Joris and Marieke on Oscar-Nominated Short ‘A Single Life’

Netherlands animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke earned an Oscar nomination for its 2014 short film, "A Single Life," about a woman who discovers she can travel through time with the help of a very special 45 RPM record. Cinema 4D … more »

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Premiere Pro CC vs. Zombies: Survival Tips from Dead Rising‘s Cutting Room

It took nearly 10 years, but Xbox 360's beloved zombie-fighting game Dead Rising finally got a movie version last month, when Dead Rising: Watchtower debuted on Sony's Crackle online streaming service in the U.S. The film was directed by Zach … more »

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Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, on Shooting the Clint Eastwood Way

A highlight of this week's NAB Conference was an appearance by cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, who was interviewed on stage by ICG Magazine Executive Editor David Geffner. Stern first worked with Clint Eastwood in 1982, as a gaffer on … more »

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Already Been Chewed on Street Art-Inspired Motion Graphics

Design and motion graphics studio Already Been Chewed (ABC) created a motion-graphics music video with graffiti art that put rapper Chanel West Coast in a colorful 3D environment for her song "Bass N the Trunk." Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer … more »

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Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado on The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth, a documentary portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado made by his son Juliano and German director Wim Wenders, harkens back to Wenders’ roots in New German Cinema. However, Sebastiao doesn’t seem like the hero of … more »

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Shooting Ballet for the Big Screen with the Canon EOS C300

In his new documentary A Ballerina's Tale, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, director Nelson George follows classical ballet dancer Misty Copeland, a teenaged prodigy who became the third African-American soloist at American Ballet Theatre — and the company's … more »

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Inside FuseFx’s New Digs with New York Lead Greg Anderson

In an era when highly stylized, effects-driven television is thriving across network, cable and streaming outlets, FuseFx is in full expansion mode to meet the demand. But the L.A. post shop's founder, Dave Altenau, says the facility's continued success has more … more »