Model-turned-actor/director Rie Rasmussen attempts to extend her skill set with her feature debut.
Davis' scene with Meryl Streep in which she talks about how her son is beaten at home and might be better staying at a school where he could continue to be sexually abused (if we are to believe…
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.
Despite considerable technical craft and powerhouse thesps, script fails to connect emotionally.
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…
On Dec. 11, Portugal's Manoel de Oliveira, the world's only working director from the silent era, turned 100. He celebrated with chocolate cake on the Lisbon suburb set of his latest film…
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…
"Terra Madre" plays like an hourlong high school educational video.
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.