Category Archives: Creativity

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Elle Fanning in The Neon Demon

StudioDaily Dossier: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Controversial The Neon Demon

Danish-born film director Nicolas Winding Refn hit the mark with his directorial debut, the 1996 crime drama Pusher, a European hit that earned worldwide distribution. The film was such a success that Refn returned to it eight years later, shooting … more »

Shooting 4K Imax

Imax DP James Neihouse, ASC, on Shooting 4K in Space

Cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, may be to Imax documentaries what Roger Deakins, CBE, ASC, BSC, and Janusz Kaminski are to feature films, with a slight twist. With more than 30 Imax productions to his credit, including the format's first underwater film and … more »

Motley Crue: The End

This is The End: Shooting and Editing Mötley Crüe’s Farewell in 4K

The shoot for Mötley Crüe's farewell concert, captured at the close of a three-night stand at the Staples Center in L.A., was a very rock-and-roll production. Working with the band, director Christian Lamb had a mere four weeks to put … more »

Perspective Chapter 2

Specular Theory CEO Morris May on 360-Degree Filmmaking

Founded in 2013 by CEO Morris May, a former VFX artist with credits on Spider-Man 2 and 3 and Star Wars: Episode II, and CMO Ryan Pulliam, a digital media marketing specialist and former associate producer with ESPN, Specular Theory specializes in VR experiences … more »

Captain America: Civil War

Editors Jeff Ford, ACE, and Matthew Schmidt on Captain America: Civil War

There is an irony to the fact that the editors behind the tentpole blockbuster currently burning up the box office, about the trials and tribulations of a team of superheroes, were eager to emphasize the collaborative nature of making the … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Warcraft

Director Duncan Jones established his sci-fi bona fides on a small scale in 2009, with Moon (read our interview from the archives), and expanded them to Hollywood proportions for 2011's Source Code. So progressing quickly to a massive fantasy film based on … more »

Darth Maul: Apprentice

Making “Darth Maul: Apprentice”

io9 called this Star Wars film "amazing." The Independent called it "genuinely enthralling" and cited its "incredible lightsaber action." Nerdist said "This is exactly what we wanted." No, we're not talking about The Force Awakens. We're talking about a fan film: "Dath Maul: Apprentice." Cinema 4D maker … more »

The Other Side

Director Roberto Minervini on Louisiana and Life on The Other Side

The documentaries of Roberto Minervini, who was born in Italy but now lives in Houston, Texas, offer a different view of America’s South than filmmakers usually show. They resemble a much darker version of Les Blank’s portraits of Cajun life. … more »

Randall Dark

Speed Junkies: Randall Dark and Sharon Rankin on Fast from the Past

Filmmaker Randall Dark brought a lot of cameras to his latest shoot. Fast from the Past, the pilot-in-progress for a proposed reality-based television series following everyday characters as they rebuild classic muscle cars into racing vehicles to take out on … more »

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Podcast: VFX Supervisor Robert Legato, ASC, on The Jungle Book

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Legato, ASC, knows all about technically complex, cutting-edge, risky work, having been on the front lines with James Cameron when they figured out how to make Titanic look realistic back in 1998, how to pioneer … more »