Category Archives: Creativity

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THE REVENANT

Oscar-Nominated Editor Stephen Mirrione on Cutting The Revenant

Like its ferocious 19th century protagonist Hugh Glass, The Revenant has hewed an arduous path toward redemption. Filmed in remote locations in the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia under extremely difficult conditions, the production was as unique and challenging as it was rewarding … more »

Star Wars VFX supervisor Roger Guyett

ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett should have been stressed and exhausted, but he showed no signs of it when we met at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. As we walked down the hall … more »

View from a Blue Moon

Is View from a Blue Moon the Best Surfing Movie Ever?

Billed as the first surfing film to be shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows surfer John John Florence and his friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to some of his favorite surfing destinations in … more »

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Melanie Oliver on Cutting The Danish Girl

The latest film by director Tom Hooper is the story of not one but two Danish women, soul mates who navigate two extraordinary transitions. While The Danish Girl is foremost about the trailblazing gender reassignment of the painter Einar Wegener … more »

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Studio’s Top 10 Stories of 2015

It's always interesting to run the numbers and see which articles resonated the most with StudioDaily's readers over the course of a calendar year — especially when the stories that rise to the top aren't necessarily what you'd expect. This year's … more »

Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones

Cinematographer Manuel Billeter on Shooting Netflix’s Jessica Jones

She's not your typical superhero. Starring Krysten Ritter as the title character, Netflix hit series Jessica Jones tells the story of a former superhero trying to rebuild her life as a private detective. Although she possesses superhuman powers, Jones also suffers … more »

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Editor Alan Bell on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

A brooding, female-driven fight to the death against hypocrisy and political corruption, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 closes the dystopian franchise based on Suzanne Collins' popular young adult books. Editor Alan Edward Bell, ACE, has edited the last three … more »

The Hateful Eight in Glorious Ultra Panavision

Podcast: Producer Shannon McIntosh on Making The Hateful Eight Happen in 70mm

Although The Hateful Eight is the eighth directorial effort from Quentin Tarantino, and creatively is every bit as quirky, darkly comedic, violent, and offbeat as one might expect from a Tarantino revenge Western, in filmmaking circles, the movie has garnered … more »

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Director Jerome Thelia on 4K Ball-Game Documentary Bounce

A documentary based on an anthropologist's PhD dissertation might sound like a daunting prospect — but don't underestimate the amount of fun you can have with a scholarly endeavor. Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play uses the … more »

CAROL

Cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, on Carol

Carol, a likely Oscar contender with Cate Blanchett in the title role, has been picking up critical momentum, recently sweeping the The New York Film Critics Circle Awards where the film, director Todd Haynes, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and cinematographer Ed Lachman, … more »