Category Archives: Creativity

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #5 – #1

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #10 – #6

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

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Editors Tim Squyres and William Goldenberg on Unbroken

The life of Louis Zamperini, who passed away this summer at the age of 97, was as epic in its scale as it was in its scope. Even those unfamiliar with Laura Hillenbrand's compelling 2010 bestseller, Unbroken, about Zamperini or CBS News … more »

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Editors Stephen Mirrione and Doug Crise on Birdman’s Ultimate Disappearing Act

An editor's best work is never meant to be noticed when watching a film. But imagine the ultimate hat trick: an imperceptibly edited film that appears not to be edited at all. The endless, meandering tracking shot and claustrophobic POV that drive much of Birdman, co-written, … more »