"Foley is a lifestyle. It’s not just a career choice for me.” Taylor Hess's Persona Project returns with this portrait of New York-foley artist Joanna Fang, who has a score of films premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival.
Yesterday we shared part one of a Dolby Labs podcast conducted with Walter Murch. In this second part, Murch discusses how "Apocalypse Now" changed the state of film sound, why going to film school could be a good idea, and using sound effects to express a character’s emotional state.
Congrats to our friends at the Cinema Eye Honors, who held their annual awards event tonight at the Museum of the Moving Image. Kirsten Johnson's "Cameraperson" and Ezra Edelman's "O.J.: Made in America" were the big winners. Read the complete list of winners here.
We’re pleased to be sharing this podcast conversation with legendary editor Walter Murch, conducted for the Dolby Institute Conversations with Sound Artists series. In this first part, Murch discusses documentaries’ effects on contemporary films, as well as aspects of his work on four of his most famous films: "Apocalypse Now," "The Conversation," "The Godfather" and "The English Patient."... View details ⇨
This graphics-heavy analysis of a key scene from "The Godfather" juxtaposes images with the script directions, along with on-screen annotations and an audio assist from a Francis Ford Coppola interview.
Is the concept of "family-friendly" content filtering just a mask for an insanely cheap video rental business that penalizes filmmakers? Randy Astle looks at the fascinating story of Utah-based VidAngel.
"When I budget films, I suggest that you spend 15 or 20 percent of your film on post production. Hopefully you can do that." Sergio Andrés Lobo-Navia talks with post sound veteran Jon Vogl about his career, how digital has changed post sound work, the best budget practices for low budget films and much more.
Everybody's working for the weekend? Not the everyman heroes of Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson" and Harold Ramis's "Groundhog Day." Soheil Rezayazdi finds similarities between the two films and the way they celebrate the small epiphanies of day-to-day living.
"A community of people confronted with an authority who have to figure out how to deal with it." That's one of the main themes of director Penny Allen's work. As a retro of her work plays at Metrograph through tomorrow, Steve Macfarlane goes deep with the activist-minded filmmaker on her career.
Greig Fraser tells Matt Mulcahey about shooting "Rogue One" and "Lion," using "The Hateful Eight"'s lenses, and going with the Alexa 65 over film: "When we were doing the camera tests, we were initially talking about doing some shooting on 35mm and then some Alexa 65. After all the testing everyone was like, 'Okay, so how much Alexa 65 are you doing and how much 35mm?' And I said, 'Well guys,... View details ⇨
Kaleem Aftab surveys the international festival landscape through a survey of the 14 spots he visited in 2016. There's, of course, Cannes and Venice, but also lesser known fests across the globe. And, he picks a favorite film from each.