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Tiffen Receives Honors from Motion Picture Academy

Tiffen Receives Honors from Motion Picture Academy

The Academy honored 21 scientific and technical achievements in total at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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Eddie Redmayne On What It Takes To Play Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne On What It Takes To Play Stephen Hawking

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “The Theory of Everything” hosted by The Actor’s Fund. The screening was followed by a Q&A with actor Eddie Redmayne who has already won a SAG Award, Golden Globe and is nominated for the Academy Award for his performance.

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Did Your Favorite Film Net An Oscar Nom? We Discuss Best Director, Best Picture, Cinematography & Editing

Did Your Favorite Film Net An Oscar Nom? We Discuss Best Director, Best Picture, Cinematography & Editing

The nominations for the 2015 Oscars were announced early this morning. While we won’t get into the particulars of who got snubbed (Gone Girl *cough* *cough*) and such, we’ll cover the nominations most applicable to our industry, such as how the nominations compare with the ASC awards, the Film Editing nominations, and so forth.

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Peter Taylor (Gravity) Wins Camera Operator of the Year for a Feature Film

Peter Taylor (Gravity) Wins Camera Operator of the Year for a Feature Film

When I interviewed cameraman and nominee Peter Taylor, ACO, SOC, nominated for the film Gravity, I couldn’t wait to chat with him regarding not only how it was shot, but how he was dealing with some of the criticism coming from folks who feel that a film with so much CGI.

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American Cinematheque Celebrates the Oscars at the Egyptian Theatre

American Cinematheque Celebrates the Oscars at the Egyptian Theatre

American Cinematheque is celebrating the Academy Awards by presenting a bevy of screenings seminars featuring some of the nominated films and the nominees themselves.  These include everything from screenings of the Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts of 2013, a conversation with this year’s Oscar-nominated editors, and a panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award-nominated art directors and set decorators.

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