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July 20, 2012, 2:52 pm
National Geographic Channel recently called on BiG MACHiNE to create the launch promo for Chasing UFOs. Introducing the show's motley trio of hosts (the skeptic, the believer and one undecided), the cinematic promo features a fast-paced UFO chase. Directed by Steve Petersen, BiG MACHiNE deployed live-action stunts and VFX to create the promo.
January 17, 2018, 12:40 pm
HBO’s stellar stalwart, Game of Thrones continues to show no mercy as it dominates with 11 nominations this year. “The artistry, ingenuity and passion of the visual effects practitioners around the world, have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said VES Chair, Mike Chambers. “We are seeing the best […] The post 2018 VES Awards Nominations appeared first on Below the Line.
January 12, 2018, 7:58 am
In the social satire, Downsizing, an everyman (Matt Damon) shrinks himself down to five inches in height so he can live a life of wealth and splendor, but instead discovers the true value in human relationships. Although this film was more visual effects heavy than the usual Alexander Payne film–and a lot […] The post Contender: Editor Kevin Tent Downsizing appeared first on Below the Line.
January 11, 2018, 10:14 am
The science fiction thriller Blade Runner 2049, the much-anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner, takes place 30 years after the events of the first film, with Ryan Gosling starring as K, a new replicant model, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Oscar-nominated director, Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) was a fan […] The post Contenders: Composers Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049 appeared first on Below the Line.
January 11, 2018, 10:13 am
Sound helped create the real world of Darkest Hour, the story of Winston Churchill’s historic decision to go to war with Germany. “Just like you have your props, your sets, your costumes and everything, we’re doing the same thing with sound. We’re dressing it as 1940. All the […] The post Contender: Re-recording Mixer/Supervising Sound Editor, Craig Berkey – Darkest Hour appeared first on Below the Line.
January 11, 2018, 10:13 am
One of the finest elements about Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut in Molly’s Game is the editing and how it is beautifully woven and interlaced together as it naturally flows with elegance and aura. The editing process is exceptionally powerful in shaping every movie. To achieve this level of grandeur, not one, not two, but three talented […] The post Contenders: Editors Alan Baumgarten, Josh Schaeffer, & Elliot Graham – Molly’s Game appeared first on Below the Line.
January 10, 2018, 5:42 pm
The Cinema Audio Society announced that a new award has been created in memory of Edward J. Greene CAS. The award will be called the “Edward J. Greene Award for the Advancement of Sound” and will be presented when the board feels it is merited. This inaugural award will be presented to previous CAS Career Achievement Recipient and AMPAS […] The post Cinema Audio Society to introduce and present Edward J. Greene Award for the Advancement of Sound to Tomlinson Holman, CAS appea...
January 6, 2018, 1:24 pm
In a dream-like state, the viewer floats through a blue underwater apartment filled with furniture and photographs, settling on the waking face of Eliza (Sally Hawkins). This magical setting opens director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water. The VFX team, lead by visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi, helped create […] The post Contender: Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Berardi The Shape of Water appeared first on Below the Line.
January 6, 2018, 1:24 pm
Exploring the bond between human and animals, director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) tells the story a young farm girl who must save the super-pig she has raised her whole life from exploitation. The director tapped visual effects supervisor, Erik de Boer, to bring the fully digital character of Okja, the pig, to life. […] The post Contender: Visual Effects Supervisor Erik de Boer – Okja appeared first on Below the Line.
January 5, 2018, 3:29 pm
Editor Valerio Bonelli read the script for Darkest Hour in early 2016 when he was doing another project with director Joe Wright. “At first I thought, ‘Why is Joe making a film about Churchill? There have been so many stories about Churchill,’” shared Bonelli. “Then I read the script and realized it wasn’t really just about […] The post Contender: Editor Valerio Bonelli – Darkest Hour appeared first on Below the Line.
January 4, 2018, 8:43 am
Lady Bird editor Nick Houy has worked with many first time feature directors, but writer-director Greta Gerwig “was not the typical first-time director experience.” Because she has co-directed, written a number of successful films, and acted in even more, Gerwig proved to be very comfortable behind the camera. Houy felt the details in the script not only […] The post Contender: Editor Nick Houy – Lady Bird appeared first on Below the Line.
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
Gordon Burkell interviews Paul Machliss about timing and editing Baby Driver.
Gordon Burkell interviews Kenneth Branagh and Patrick Doyle about composing music and specifically composing the song Never F ...
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