Part of the challenge in presenting "Half-Blood Prince" is simply making sure the voters understand how much of what they see onscreen is visual effects.
Walking through Skywalker Sound 20-odd years ago, Christopher Boyes ran into Gary Rydstrom, who was buried working on "A River Runs Through It" and "Single White Female."
A generation ago, a brand new sound could be heard on playgrounds around the globe, as kids swung imaginary light sabers during mock battles between the Empire and the Rebels.
After sharing an editing credit on "Titanic" with two other people, helmer James Cameron planned on cutting "Avatar" by himself.
In his presentation, Volker Engel will showcase the "incredible variety of natural disasters in extremely different landscapes."
"The Princess and the Frog" score has been ruled ineligible by the Academy music-branch.
"There's a lot of volleying back and forth between physical effects and digital effects," says Charles Gibson, and that should be a theme in his bake-off.
"Avatar" advances the art and technology of visual effects in so many areas that winnowing down the bake-off presentation to 15 minutes is a challenge.
For vfx supervisor Roger Guyett, "Star Trek" was "a big show, emphasizing everything from creatures through the modern toolbox of visual effects..."
"District 9" creates a gritty, grimy shantytown world in South Africa, occupied by crustacean-like aliens.
Wylie Stateman surely had some sense of déjà vu while standing on the dub stage during the mixing dates for "Nine."