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THE IMITATION GAME

Editor William Goldenberg on What Makes The Imitation Game Tick

The great mathematician Alan Turing built what many consider to be the world's first modern computer. Turing's machine not only cracked the Nazi's unbreakable Enigma code at a time when the Germans seemed unbeatable but hastened the end of a … more »

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Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

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Editor Dody Dorn on Fury‘s Wrenching Mortal Combat

Dody Dorn, ACE, began her career as an assistant film editor, as most editors do. But she soon moved on to Foley and dialogue editing, becoming a supervising sound editor before transitioning back to picture editing in the early 1990s. … more »

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Co-Director Libbie D. Cohn on Single-Shot Doc People’s Park

People’s Park is a film like no other. As far as I know, it’s the first feature-length documentary shot in a single take, although Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark is a fictional precursor. Directors Libbie D. Cohn and J. P. Sniadecki shot a 78-minute take … more »

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How Arrow Media Used the Cloud to Make a Better Reality Show

Content creators are often skeptical about cloud storage for a number of reasons, bandwidth among them. Real-world connectivity issues make it hard to get high-quality footage into the cloud, especially from the kind of remote locations where cloud-based sharing with editorial … more »

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EPs James Rota and John Ramsay on Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

The upcoming HBO series Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is more than just a documentary about the band's eight-city journey across America to record their eighth studio album in twenty years together. Directed and narrated by Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, and executive … more »

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TED Director of Film + Video Michael Glass on the Art of the Invisible Edit

TED talks, once for the privileged few who attended the various eponymous conferences in person, are now the de facto way online to learn about something new, and potentially, gain a new perspective on an age-old topic in the process. Many TED talks … more »

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“Floating” an Animated Character with Cinema 4D and SynthEyes

Filmmaker Greg Jardin created a short film, "Floating," using Cinema 4D and SynthEyes to insert a CG balloon character into real-world situations. (Studio featured Jardin's Joey Ramone music video last year.) C4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look … more »

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Director James Marcus Haney on No Cameras Allowed

James Marcus Haney's slightly wide-eyed yet big-hearted world view in the documentary No Cameras Allowed is infectious, mostly because the young filmmaker has also captured the true spirit of the music festivals he gate-crashes to attend, with and without his friends. The … more »