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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Academy Reveals 10-Film Oscar Shortlist for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the competition for this year's VFX Oscar to include just 10 films. The selected films will proceed to the Academy's VFX bake-off, slated for Saturday, January 10, less than a … more »

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Academy Releases Shortlist of Sci-Tech Oscar Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of achievements that will be considered for the next round of awards from its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. The Academy publishes the list in August every … more »

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Behind the Scenes: Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Oscar Speech

Watch seven-time Emmy-winning director Louis J. Horvitz call the shots backstage as Cuba Gooding Jr. wins his Oscar for Jerry Maguire in 1997. Believe it or not, this will probably be the most intense video you see all day. (Note: some … more »

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Colorfront Cloud Services Adds EDL Conform, VFX Pull to 4K Post

On-set dailies and transcoding developer Colorfront has announced it will add EDL conform and automatic visual effects pull features to the dailies transcoding and format rendering already available through its Colorfront Cloud Service, a flexible public and private cloud service … 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 Supe/2nd Unit Director Roger Guyett on Star Trek Into Darkness

Three-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett of Industrial Light & Magic again brought his experience as a second-unit director as well as a visual effects supervisor to director J. J. Abrams’ venture into Star Trek territory — and again brought home … more »

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Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Desolation of Smaug

Joe Letteri, Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor and studio director, extends his long list of awards with his eighth Oscar nomination, this for supervising the visual effects in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, an MGM production … more »

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Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners

Take a trip through time with this montage, edited by Nelson Carvajal, of shots from each Oscar-winner for visual effects since 1977.

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Read the Oscar-Nominated Screenplays … and More Scripts from 2013 Films

One of the most welcome trends in recent Oscar seasons has been the decision by studios to publish screenplays for award contenders on the Internet. The scripts are ostensibly placed online so that Academy voters, guild members, and critics groups … more »

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2014 Oscar Nominations: 10 Fun Facts

1) According to Entertainment Weekly, director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is "the swearingest movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture." Ceding the crown? Director Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas. 2) You're not the only one who had never heard … more »