Category Archives: Q&A

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Five Questions: Post Supervisor Peter Mavromates and Assistant Editor Tyler Nelson on Gone Girl

Running 149 minutes and foregrounding plenty of provocative ideas about gender roles, human relationships, and the mass media, David Fincher's latest, Gone Girl, gives audiences a lot to chew on. Shot entirely at 6K with the Red Dragon, it provided … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »

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Q&A: Neal Edelstein on Haunting Melissa 2

Haunting Melissa is back. When we met producer-director Neal Edelstein last year, he was launching Haunting Melissa, an iOS-native horror application designed to take advantage of the way people consume media on iPhones and iPads. Distributed through Apple's App Store, … more »

Q&A: Critical Mass Studios CEO David Straus

Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer have resurfaced with the launch earlier this year of Critical Mass Studios (CMS), a global rights-tracking specialist for entertainment companies. In June, CMS acquired RightsLine, a real-time rights-management platform whose clients … more »

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Director Alex Gibney on Finding Fela, Julian Assange, and His Documentary Influences

Most of Alex Gibney’s documentaries are works of investigative journalism. His latest, Finding Fela, is the first one with an infectious beat. Finding Fela combines the life story of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti with footage of the planning and production … more »

Storage Q&A: Small Tree’s Steve Modica on Disk Fragmentation

Disk fragmentation is a common issue when it comes to storage — especially if the quantity of media you need to keep on spinning disk is approaching the capacity of the storage volumes you have available. Fortunately, fragmentation can be … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, on Why the Canon C500 Is His Go-to Camera

Thanks to his aggressive, you-are-there camerawork on Act of Valor and Need for Speed — as well as his frequent posts on the educational Hurlblog — Shane Hurlbut, ASC, has quickly become known as a pioneer in innovative digital cinematography. … more »

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Five Questions: Laundry! Founder Anthony Liu

You'd be hard-pressed to pick out a typical Laundry! project in a crowd. From their recent retro Max Headroom treatment for Eminem's Rap God video to a color-soaked spot for Beats by Dre, Laundry! prides itself on the range of its … more »

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VFX Supe Tim Webber on the Challenges of Gravity

During the past four years, visual effects supervisor Tim Webber has concentrated largely on one film: Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. During his career, though, the Framestore visual effects supervisor has split his time between broadcast television and feature films and picked … more »

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VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend on Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend’s Oscar nomination for Iron Man 3 is his first. Townsend’s entry into feature film visual effects was as a digital artist at Industrial Light & Magic on Congo. He followed that with credits on Mission: Impossible, The Lost … more »