Dancing with Myself

March 1, 2014

Cover Girl (1944) is a famous movie for two reasons — one intentional and the other accidental. The film’s legacy is of a time when women were celebrated for their glamour and sexuality. […]

Andy Nelson: 2014 CAS Career Achievement Award

March 1, 2014

Re-recording mixer Andy Nelson, CAS, brings to his craft several decades of experience in the art of balancing dialogue, music and sound effects in an immersive soundtrack that supports the director’s storytelling vision […]

Cartoon Connection: Animation Editors Collaborate With Writers

March 1, 2014

Picture editors’ storytelling skills are tested in animation to a degree rarely demanded in any other kind of film. In live action, they may come on to a project to consult and prepare before production begins, but their work usually begins when the cameras start rolling and footage comes into the cutting room. […]

Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’

March 1, 2014

When I was a child, I had childish dreams to be a superhero or a pro athlete. Alas, my only super power was secondary perception, the ability to say, after something had happened, “I knew that would happen.” It did not take me long to learn that the Justice League was not looking for a hero with such an annoying super trait. […]

Randy Roberts: 2014 ACE Heritage Award Honoree

March 1, 2014

Hollywood mythology has it that a determined person can start in the mailroom and end up at the top of the business. While very few people actually make that myth become a reality, Randy J. Roberts, A.C.E., is living proof that it can happen. […]

Randy Thom: 2014 MPSE Career Achievement Award Honoree

March 1, 2014

During the past 35 years, Randy Thom, CAS, MPSE, has helped define the creative art of sound for feature films, and has been an inspiration to colleagues and assistants alike. Thom is this year’s recipient of the MPSE Career Achievement Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors, which was presented at its 61st annual Golden Reel Awards, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles February 16. […]

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