Oscar Worthy Sound Editors: 2016

February 1, 2016

The films of this year’s Oscar nominees in the Sound Editing category range from the story of a run-and-hide rebellion in post-apocalyptic Australia, to emergent threats to galactic peace, through an astronaut left behind on Mars by his crew, a frontiersman fighting for survival after a bear attack, and the unrelenting war on drugs. […]

Why Is It Called ‘Foley’ Anyway?

February 1, 2016

It was the late 1920s and Jack Foley was a producer, director and writer working at Universal Pictures at its old location on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. […]

The Cowboys and the Divorcée

February 1, 2016

Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Arthur Miller, directed by Oscar winner John Huston, and starring two Hollywood legends — Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe — The Misfits premiered in New York City February 1, 1961. […]

Noise Makers: Foley Artists Enhance Character Through Sound Effects

February 1, 2016

The old edict “Necessity is the mother of invention” certainly rings true for Foley artists — the people who create sounds for film and television. To be a Foley artist is to be creative and detail-oriented, intuitive and analytical; they must be in good physical condition and, as it turns out, quite often a mind reader.
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Fernando Meirelles’ ‘City of God’

February 1, 2016

Shortly after graduating film school, I saw the motion picture City of God (Cidade de Deus) in a small art house theatre. I remember thinking to myself, “This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.” […]

Oscar-Worthy Film Editors: 2016

February 1, 2016

This year’s Oscar nominees for Best Editing explore the economic collapse of Wall Street in 2008 as a black comedy; return to an iconic post-apocalyptic world, as well as a galaxy, far, far away; go on a metaphysical journey in the frozen wilderness; and provide an inside glimpse of The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning coverage of the Catholic Church sex scandal cover-up. […]

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