Michael Goldman

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Five pieces easy?

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For only the second time in the animated feature category's six-year history, Academy voters are likely to have a full five nominated films to choose from -- unless a single pic falls out of the…

CGI gets unreal

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Not many years ago, any CG-animated film would have been cutting-edge simply because it was CG. And since the resources to make such films generally lay with big companies, such industry leaders as…

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Roger Pratt

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"I shot the second 'Harry Potter' movie for Chris Columbus, and back then Chris had a big job getting the children to act. Children are only allowed to work four hours a day, so it was a stop-start…

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Phedon Papamichael

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"The musical stage performances were the biggest issue. One challenge was to light them realistically for the period. I looked at lots of footage from Johnny Cash concerts and got a feel for how the…

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