Below-the-line pros talk about the hurdles they overcame in their year’s top films.
PARIS – France probably provides more support to the arts than any other nation in the world, but sometimes the synergies between various different art forms aren't always easy to cultivate. Gallic…
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The Variety Studio presented by Dockers and photographed by Michael Friberg.
When considering this year's Oscar nominees for film editing, it bears keeping in mind that the precise nature of that achievement is never an easy or obvious one to gauge, or even to discuss. The…
Chorus of Continental Voices Variety spotlights artists making their marks on global media.
Big orchestral scores have become standard fare for directors looking to convey emotion or advance a storyline. This year, "Birdman" and "Whiplash" used percussion to accomplish those goals. "It's…
When it comes to creating believable sound for film, the key is quality over quantity. After all, say many of the Oscar-nominated sound editors and re-recording mixers, well-articulated and defined…
While it's natural to listen for sonic cues to gather information about a scene, many re-recording mixers use silence as an effective tool for emotion, as a way to give viewers time to take a breath…
Visual effects aren't always the realm of the bright and the shiny. Just as often, f/x tools are used to create a distressed, gritty and grounded reality, as they were in two of this year's vfx…
Two of this year's Oscar-nominated visual effects teams found themselves tasked with creating believable interaction between animated beings and live actors, but each took a different path to making…