Category Archives: Creativity

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Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl

Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #5 – #1

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #10 – #6

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Film Title: Unbroken

Editors Tim Squyres and William Goldenberg on Unbroken

The life of Louis Zamperini, who passed away this summer at the age of 97, was as epic in its scale as it was in its scope. Even those unfamiliar with Laura Hillenbrand's compelling 2010 bestseller, Unbroken, about Zamperini or CBS News … more »

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Editors Stephen Mirrione and Doug Crise on Birdman’s Ultimate Disappearing Act

An editor's best work is never meant to be noticed when watching a film. But imagine the ultimate hat trick: an imperceptibly edited film that appears not to be edited at all. The endless, meandering tracking shot and claustrophobic POV that drive much of Birdman, co-written, … more »

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 »

Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

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 »

Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) with Norman (Logan Lerman) in Columbia Pictures' FURY.

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 »

Editors Alan Heim, Randy Roberts to Get HPA Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Hollywood Post Alliance says editors Alan Heim, ACE, and Randy Roberts, ACE, will receive the HPA's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual HPA Awards Show, scheduled for November 6 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Randy … 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 »