"We had to create a world that the audience could believe in," "Dark Knight" supervising sound editor King explains. "In fact, (director Christopher Nolan) wanted the film to be much more like an…
The creation of the aged-little-boy Benjamin used for the first 50-odd minutes of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" required Digital Domain mavens to invent an entirely new pipeline to capture…
There are plenty of remarkable effects in "The Dark Knight," including strong digital ones, pyrotechnics and practical ones. But as vfx supervisor Nick Davis explains, it's tonal consistency that…
They say two heads are better than one. This may be validated on Oscar night, because two of the noms for film editing have gone to duos rather than individual cutters.
Verisimilitude was the guiding principle for Gus Van Sant in directing "Milk," his chronicle of gay activist politician Harvey Milk, and his attention to detail created a number of challenges and…
A visual editor's hardest job can be to simply make sense of the mass of footage in front of him or her, coaxing out the essentials of the plot from a scattered jumble of images. That job became even…
A number of Oscar-nominated films -- "The Dark Knight," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Wanted" -- feature sounds of violence that have been stylized to elicit a different kind of visceral experience…
As a double nominee in the sound mixing category for his work on "Wall-E" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Michael Semanick is in rare air this award season.
The entertainment biz will remember 2008 as the year when global revenues from digital media exceeded revenue generated by movie theaters and homevideo combined.
Tribune Co. is folding the operations of its Zap2It movie and TV listings website into the entertainment news side of the Los Angeles Times.
German private equity firm Parter Capital Group has completed its aquisition of Thomson Grass Valley's Post Production Business Unit and remonickered it Digital Film Technology Weiterstadt GmbH.