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The Birth of a Nation (2015)

Sundance 2016 By the Numbers

The flurry of snowflakes and press hype surrounding Park City, UT, may be soon slowing to a halt, but the reach and influence of the Sundance Film Festival will last long into the coming year. Here are a few interesting factoids … more »

Scarlett Johansson and Josh Brolin in Hail, Caesar!

Roger Deakins Says Shooting Film Is “Over”

Kodak won't be sending Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, CBE, any valentines this year — not following comments he made to Variety reporter Kristopher Tapley about his aversion to shooting 35mm film. "It's fine," he responded when asked about his anxiety level when shooting … more »

Cablefax VR webinar

Five Things the TV Industry Needs to Know About VR

VR is potentially a killer app for the TV industry — but it's way too early to say for sure what real opportunities it presents. That was the gist of presentations at a webinar presented this week by StudioDaily sister … more »


Five Hot Takes on the 2016 Oscars

1) #oscarssowhite Last year at this time, The Atlantic ran a headline complaining, "The Oscars haven't been this white in 19 years," noting that 2015 was the first time in since 1996 that all 20 acting nominees were white. Well, … more »


Last-Minute Oscar Predictions

In advance of tomorrow morning's Oscar nominations, I thought it would be fun to take a stab at predicting the outcome of a few key races, from Best Picture and Director through Cinematography and Editing all the way to Sound … more »


David Bowie’s Best Movies and Music Videos

The passing of David Bowie this weekend came as a huge shock to the entertainment industry — but not as much of a surprise to Bowie himself, who seems to have spent the bulk of his last year planning his exit, … more »

One of Sony's HDR-capable Ultra HD TVs announced at CES 2016

What CES Cleared Up — and Muddied — About UHDTV

Monday's UHD Alliance announcement of the Ultra HD Premium logo seemed designed to put a united front on the consumer electronics industry's push for 4K displays, clearly indicating which units support baseline industry standards for displaying UHD resolution, HDR, and wide … more »

Emily Blunt in Sicario

Deakins, Kaminski, Lachman, Lubezki, Seale Get ASC Award Nominations

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, received his 14th nomination for an ASC Award today for Sicario, as the American Society of Cinematographers announced its slate of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release. Also nominated are Janusz Kaminski for Bridge … more »

Ant-Man Gets ACE Eddie Award Nomination

Film Editors Nominate Star Wars, Ant-Man for ACE Eddie Awards

Sci-fi and superhero action got their due in the nominations for the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards, handed out by the American Cinema Editors, which welcomed both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ant-Man to the awards race. The force is … more »

4K Ultra HD

Your Low Budget 4K Shoot

When it comes to filmmaking, technology is evolving fast, and I'm ready to take another look at my recent proclamation that filming in 4K should be avoided. Developments are occuring so quickly in video that low budget 4K is starting to make … more »