When the Academy last month announced the 15 feature docs selected for its shortlist, it also sent out a message that who you are and what your film does at the box office have no bearing on the…
A look at this year's top contenders for the documentary shorts race.
The Intl. DocumentaryAssn., which held its 25th annual awards gala Dec. 4 before a sold-out audience at the DGA Theater in Hollywood, gave double honors to "Anvil! The Story of Anvil, " one of the…
Presenting Errol Morris with the Intl. Documentary Assn.'s Career Achievement Award last week, Philip Glass, his friend and collaborator, noted that Morris has been "vilified for his efforts, and now…
We are used to seeing sci-fi in a highly polished way, not the way you would on CNN," points out editor Julian Clarke, describing how "District 9" used a doculike style to create the movie's…
Paramount's "Star Trek" reboot was filled with action -- though the root of its success can be traced to the fact that audiences identified with and were rooting for a young Kirk and Spock as they…
When first introduced, 5.1 surround sound was practically guaranteed to change the moviegoing experience. After all, with three extra speakers along with a subwoofer to carry a soundtrack's low end…
How can a mass of bits and bytes stomp its heavy metal feet on a sand dune filmed by Michael Bay? Or, how can an elegant combination of ones and zeroes touch an actor filmed by James Cameron? It…
Once it was a given that a soundtrack's volume and density wowed Academy voters. But no longer.
In "Star Trek," vfx supervisor Roger Guyett needed to help the audience stay oriented in an adventure that jumped between planets, time periods, even parallel universes.
Editors love to tell stories about how they pieced together what looked like disastrous takes to save an actor's performance -- or win that thesp an Oscar.