Category Archives: Creativity

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Speed Junkies: Randall Dark and Sharon Rankin on Fast from the Past

Filmmaker Randall Dark brought a lot of cameras to his latest shoot. Fast from the Past, the pilot-in-progress for a proposed reality-based television series following everyday characters as they rebuild classic muscle cars into racing vehicles to take out on … more »

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Podcast: VFX Supervisor Robert Legato, ASC, on The Jungle Book

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Legato, ASC, knows all about technically complex, cutting-edge, risky work, having been on the front lines with James Cameron when they figured out how to make Titanic look realistic back in 1998, how to pioneer … more »

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Psyop’s Charming Take on Daily Animated VR Content

New York and LA-based Psyop announced today it has developed Kismet, a novel new VR activity suite meant to be experienced daily. Featuring an animated automaton and a mix of Tarot Card readings, a daily astrology and horoscope session and even “A Game of … more »

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The StudioDaily 50 Honors Creativity and Innovation Across the Media Industry

StudioDailyannounces the 50 honorees on its inaugural list of the StudioDaily 50 — key creatives and technologists whose leadership and influence in all parts of the industry who are breaking new ground in media and entertainment. Every person named on the … more »

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Podcast: David Brenner, ACE, on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

In taking on the daunting task of editing Zack Snyder’s new tentpole superhero extravaganza, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, editor David Brenner, ACE, quickly figured out that he had more on his plate than ever before. Since it opened, the … more »

The Witch

How They Did It: Levitating a Creepy Coven in The Witch

Few popular horror movies are more severe than The Witch, a period-accurate supernatural drama that made the transition from film-festival darling to multiplex hit based on a savvy campaign by distributor A24. The film itself is a smoldering, low-key study of life … more »

Virtual Reality and the Craft Lessons of 3D

With 360 VR poised to be the next great technology and format, one cannot help but think about the last immersive technology to hit the market. Five years ago, 3D seemed on top of the world and only gaining more momentum, with … more »

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DP Scott Sorensen on the Multi-Explosive MythBusters Series Finale

Wasn't it just like MythBusters, the beloved Discovery Channel show, to go out blazing? For 15 seasons and 278 episodes, the science-based hit enthralled thrill-seeking geeks with its creative and exhilarating mix of brilliant builds, bust-ups and pratfalls while putting … more »

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Director Matt Heineman on Going Dangerously Deep into Cartel Land

Matthew Heineman's documentary Cartel Land moves far beyond the realistic yet calibrated fictions of what we might think we know about the drug wars depicted in films like Traffic or Sicario. It begins just over the U.S. border in Arizona but … more »

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Podcast: Cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel Enters Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Territory

Given his resume, populated with major Hollywood action and visual-effects oriented fare including multiple X-Men films, one would think that lensing a real Hong Kong-style martial arts caper in the form of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, the … more »