Category Archives: Creativity

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Show Me a Hero

How They Did It: Recording the Aural Chaos of Show Me a Hero

If you watched the first two hours of HBO's new miniseries Show Me a Hero last night through a decent sound system, you heard some seriously noisy city council meetings. Created by The Wire's David Simon and directed by two-time Oscar-winner Paul … more »


Director Hubert Sauper on Documentary We Come as Friends

Flying around Sudan (and later South Sudan) for a number of years in Sputnik, a decrepit homemade plane, Austrian-French director Hubert Sauper's We Come as Friends offers a survey of neocolonialism and how it's damaged Africa. His previous documentary, Darwin's Nightmare (2004) … more »


A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »


How Pixar’s Inside Out Models Real-World Filmmaking Tools

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out takes place in the outside world where 11-year-old Riley and her parents live, and in the inside world, which takes place largely in Riley’s mind. Pixar tells the interconnected stories simultaneously. We see how emotions affect Riley, … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys

Over the years, film editor Roger Barton has carved out a fruitful niche cutting high-octane, big-action, visual effects-loaded Hollywood extravaganzas. Indeed, his resume is chock full of Transformer pictures (three to be exact), along with Star Wars: Revenge of the … more »


SNL DP Alex Buono Hits the Road with New Filmmaking Workshops

Ace cinematographer Alex Buono, a StudioDaily favorite for his seat-of-the-pants work with Saturday Night Live's Film Unit in New York, is embarking on a sequel to his 2013 Art of Visual Storytelling workshop tour. The new series, dubbed Alex Buono's … more »


Game of Thrones Leads 67th Emmy Nominations

HBO proved that Game of Thrones is as popular inside the industry as it is with home viewers, logging no fewer than 24 Primetime Emmy nominations in today's announcement. Game of Thrones is known for its brutal violence, large-scale action, and defiance of audience expectations, … more »

InterDrone Film Festival to Showcase Footage Shot by UAV

Are you a creative who looks at the world from overhead? Do you have skills in both storytelling and piloting? Have you captured stunning architectural compositions, natural wonders, or remarkable drama from an unmanned airborne vehicle? You may want to enter … more »


Podcasts from the Front Lines: John Schwartzman, ASC, on Jurassic World

Irony wrapped in serendipity surrounds the fact that cinematographer John Schwartzman, ASC, ended up shooting Jurassic World in collaboration with director Colin Trevorrow under the watchful eye of the man who created the dino-franchise—producer Steven Spielberg, director of the original … more »


Director Crystal Moselle on NYC Documentary The Wolfpack

Crystal Moselle’s documentary The Wolfpack opens with six long-haired teenage brothers reenacting a scene from Reservoir Dogs, complete with guns made from duct tape. As it turns out, these boys have been forced to become shut-ins by their father, Oscar, who’s … more »