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The Infiltrator

Director Brad Furman on The Infiltrator

Brad Furman’s new movie, The Infiltrator, was risky for him as a young director because it’s a serious drama built around themes seen before in motion pictures — a law-enforcement mole infiltrating organized crime at the highest levels and getting in … more »

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Memnon Seeking New Clients in Indiana U. Digitization Push

The one-year-old Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI), a joint project between Indiana University (IU) and Sony company Memnon, has racked up 100,000 saves so far — that's 100,000 audio and video recordings held by the university that have been digitized before … more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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How Homer Simpson Appeared Live via Adobe Character Animator

Update 05/26/16: Since this story was published, we've learned that face-tracking was not used to automate facial animation for the live broadcast of The Simpsons. Adobe responded to our follow-up question with this clarification on the methodology: There was no camera or motion tracking … 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 »

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StudioDaily Dossier: 10 Things We Know About Marvel’s Civil War

Hype is reaching a fever pitch as the release date approaches for Captain America: Civil War, which promises a battle royale among Marvel superheroes in a movie whose scale is more befitting a full-on Avengers picture than a single-character adventure. Observers are … more »

Batman v Superman

Podcast: David Brenner, ACE, on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

In taking on the daunting task of editing Zack Snyder’s new tentpole superhero extravaganza, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, editor David Brenner, ACE, quickly figured out that he had more on his plate than ever before. Since it opened, the … more »