On “Birdman,” director Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu and cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki achieved something very unusual: A film that looks like one continuous shot. But of course, it’s not really a single shot. Digital colorist Steve Scott shows Variety’s Tim Gray how they did it.
Stunt coordinator Wade Allen details the extensive planning behind the “Barry” Season 2 episode “ronny/lily,” which features long takes aplenty, a Rite-Aid Taekwondo battle and Bill Hader’s Barry getting “his ass kicked by a little girl.” The idea for the episode came about a year ago. “Bill [Hader] and I riffed about how funny it [...]
The judges on “So You Think You Can Dance” don’t just critique the performers; they’re judging the choreographers, too. “You have to sit in the audience and smile and hope that [the dancers] kill it. As much as they’re getting looked at, the judges are looking at your stuff, too. All the choreographers are back [...]
“Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton walks us through the creative process of tailoring the costumes to specific characters and episodes on Variety‘s Artisans series, presented by HBO. Clapton says she begins by sketching all of the characters with specific themes and practicality in mind. For example, she explains the lean design of Arya [...]
Marvel stars Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson are debuting their first major film roles since they saved the universe as Captain America and Black Widow in “Avengers: Endgame”; Evans with “Knives Out” and Johansson with “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit.” In their conversation on “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,” the two talked about “Endgame” becoming […]
Ahead of “Rick and Morty’s” Season 4 premiere on Sunday, series co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland and voice actors Sarah Chalke and Spencer Gonzales sat down at the Variety Studio to discuss the new season without giving away spoilers — or maybe they do? We’re not sure. “It’s a dream,” the co-creators of “Rick […]
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.