With visual effects taking such a leading role in today's tentpole pictures, few would dispute that visual effects supervisors are artists.
For the films that dominate awards season rosters, it's a given that their raw materials are top notch to begin with.
One would expect that "Unstoppable," with a runaway train as a central character, would require many hours of original recordings to capture the multiplicity of sounds emanating from every part of…
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There's a long history in film of finished musical scores being rushed to the final mixing stage and then being shoehorned in amid the dialog and effects in a sometimes contentious battle over sonic…
Long-time Coen brothers' supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay showed he could convey both the expanse and desolation of the American West in his Oscar-nominated work on "No Country for Old Men."
In the editing room, there's no substitute to having options (and plenty of them) for reaction shots.
Reactions to the Directors Guild of America feature film nominations on Monday -- "When Taylor Hackford called me this morning I have to admit I started to cry . I am so humbled because it is such a…
The biggest surprise in Monday's announcement of DGA nominations was how few surprises there were.
Sure, the lawsuit might make things awkward behind the scenes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Prods. (The former has sued the latter over rights…
The nominations race can be changed by a late-inning, full-press surge. As one award consultant says, "When a film opens late, you can sort of burst on the scene."
It wouldn't be Film Independent's Spirit Awards without a case of strange bedfellows amongst the acting nominees, and the 2010 roster is no exception. Just ask one of those nominees herself.