‘Mountain’ Filmmakers Scale World’s Heights for Spectacular Footage

Get ready for your heart to skip a few beats if you plan to see the current film “Mountain,” featuring goosebumps-inducing footage of wingsuiters, tightrope walkers, BASE jumpers, skiers, mountain bikers and rock climbers pursuing passions that take th…

Get ready for your heart to skip a few beats if you plan to see the current film “Mountain,” featuring goosebumps-inducing footage of wingsuiters, tightrope walkers, BASE jumpers, skiers, mountain bikers and rock climbers pursuing passions that take them to the world’s highest peaks, from Alaska to Tibet. To make the movie, director Jennifer Peedom […]

Christopher Nolan Goes Analog Route to Preserve Celluloid Beauty of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

To filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the phrase “newly restored” has taken on unfortunate baggage. In the past decade or so, he believes, it has come to mean digital tinkering with classic films, or even “corrections” made on behalf of artists who worked in…

To filmmaker Christopher Nolan, the phrase “newly restored” has taken on unfortunate baggage. In the past decade or so, he believes, it has come to mean digital tinkering with classic films, or even “corrections” made on behalf of artists who worked in another time based on mere assumptions about their work. So when Nolan saw […]

Pair of Filmmakers Take Virtual Reality Storytelling to New Places

As demonstrated by the passion of thousands of geeks, filmmakers and executives who crowded the VRLA expo in downtown Los Angles on May 4-5, virtual reality may well be emerging as the next hot storytelling technology. To be sure, VR’s road is still a …

As demonstrated by the passion of thousands of geeks, filmmakers and executives who crowded the VRLA expo in downtown Los Angles on May 4-5, virtual reality may well be emerging as the next hot storytelling technology. To be sure, VR’s road is still a bumpy one. Some filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, have expressed doubts about […]

Cinematographer, VFX Pro Takes on Even More Roles for Horror Film ‘The Unwilling’

David Stump is both a cinematographer and a visual effects specialist, but that didn’t stop him from taking on even more jobs for “The Unwilling,” a low-budget indie horror feature that centers on the family of a recently deceased and hated patriarch f…

David Stump is both a cinematographer and a visual effects specialist, but that didn’t stop him from taking on even more jobs for “The Unwilling,” a low-budget indie horror feature that centers on the family of a recently deceased and hated patriarch forced to confront their own sins. The film is set for DVD, Blu-ray and […]

Editors Use Super-Human Skills to Cut ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Down to Size

“Avengers: Infinity War” is stuffed with the largest number of superheroes ever to populate a movie. Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe marks their third collaboration with editors Jeffrey Ford an…

“Avengers: Infinity War” is stuffed with the largest number of superheroes ever to populate a movie. Directed by brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, the 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe marks their third collaboration with editors Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt; they also cut “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War.” […]

Craft Pros on Hiatus Find Moonlighting Opportunities at Themed Venues

Experiencing the world of Harry Potter can be a great way for film and TV crafts pros on hiatus to spend time. But it’s not a family excursion: During the often long lulls between projects, it’s a way for some designers to bridge the gap between payche…

Experiencing the world of Harry Potter can be a great way for film and TV crafts pros on hiatus to spend time. But it’s not a family excursion: During the often long lulls between projects, it’s a way for some designers to bridge the gap between paychecks. Many have discovered that work in themed entertainment […]

Editor Gives Ruth Bader Ginsburg Documentary ‘RBG’ a Visceral Tone

It’s only fitting that Sundance Film Festival darling “RBG,” which hits theaters May 4 via Magnolia Pictures, was put together by female filmmakers stretching across multiple generations. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the documentary chronicl…

It’s only fitting that Sundance Film Festival darling “RBG,” which hits theaters May 4 via Magnolia Pictures, was put together by female filmmakers stretching across multiple generations. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the documentary chronicles the life and career of octogenarian Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a driving force for equal rights […]