Category Archives: Creativity

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VFX Supe Tim Webber on the Challenges of Gravity

During the past four years, visual effects supervisor Tim Webber has concentrated largely on one film: Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. During his career, though, the Framestore visual effects supervisor has split his time between broadcast television and feature films and picked … more »

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VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend on Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend’s Oscar nomination for Iron Man 3 is his first. Townsend’s entry into feature film visual effects was as a digital artist at Industrial Light & Magic on Congo. He followed that with credits on Mission: Impossible, The Lost … more »

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VFX Supe/2nd Unit Director Roger Guyett on Star Trek Into Darkness

Three-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett of Industrial Light & Magic again brought his experience as a second-unit director as well as a visual effects supervisor to director J. J. Abrams’ venture into Star Trek territory — and again brought home … more »

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Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Desolation of Smaug

Joe Letteri, Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor and studio director, extends his long list of awards with his eighth Oscar nomination, this for supervising the visual effects in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, an MGM production … more »

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Editor Jay Cassidy on American Hustle

Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., just won an ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) with co-editors Crispin Struthers and Alan Baumgarten, A.C.E., for his work on American Hustle. This Eddie is Cassidy’s second in two years, following … more »

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VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander on The Lone Ranger

This year’s Oscar nomination is the first for visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander, although far from his first major award. Alexander received a BAFTA award in 2001 for The Perfect Storm followed by two BAFTA nominations for two Harry Potter … more »

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Zoic Tears Up London for 24: Live Another Day Super Bowl Spot

The Jack Bauer Power Hour will return! Fox made the point clear during last weekend's Super Bowl, with a series of teasers leading up to a :45 spot that showed 24 series regulars Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe O'Brian (Mary-Lynn … more »

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Ninja 2 Director Isaac Florentine on Making Movie Fights Look Real

Isaac Florentine’s work ought to be far more mainstream than it actually is. His action movies, with one exception, have been released straight to home video in the U.S., although they’re far better crafted than many Hollywood blockbusters. A trained martial … more »

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Light Iron NY on Production and Post for Sundance Hit Cold in July

Director Jim Mickle is known for his distinctive horror fare, like the low-budget gentrification-themed rat-zombie picture Mulberry Street, the apocalyptic vampire-hunter movie Stake Land, and last year's American-cannibal film We Are What We Are, which debuted at the 2013 Sundance … more »

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DP Andrew Shulkind on Demoing Kubrick’s f/0.7 Lens Kit

Glass is at the heart of cinematography. And while every lens on the planet may be unique, at least if you measure its optics to some sufficiently minute degree of accuracy, some lenses are more special than others. And cinematographer … more »