About Michael Goldman
Michael Goldman, a longtime Hollywood journalist and book author, was the former senior editor of Millimeter and is a contributor to American Cinematographer and many other publications. Contact him at michael.goldman@me.com.

The Del Spiva Experience:

August 4, 2017

Music editor Del Spiva chuckles when asked how he explains the job of a music editor to the uninitiated. For Spiva, explaining the job can be a Socratic experience; he throws challenges at his questioners until they comprehend the nature of his work. […]

Raising the ‘Genius’ Bar

April 19, 2017

There probably isn’t a more iconic 20th century figure than Albert Einstein, given that his scientific work literally changed the course of world history and how humans view the universe. […]

You Want It ‘Darker’

February 15, 2017

Listening to singer-songwriter Halsey’s new single, “Not Afraid Anymore,” as it pulsates through a fresh Dolby Atmos mix on a stage at Universal Studios in the company of music editors Angie Rubin, MPSE, and Bill Abbott can be a bit of an unsettling experience. […]

The Ultra Challenge of Digitally Editing An Ultra Wide Film

December 1, 2015

Among the challenges of creating The Hateful Eight in “glorious 70mm,” as filmmaker Quentin Tarantino described it in his original screenplay, was the fact that it required an overall post workflow that was highly irregular in many respects — both a throwback to an earlier era and extremely complex at the same time. […]

The Wide, Wide West

December 1, 2015

When director Quentin Tarantino visualized his newest revenge Western, The Hateful Eight, as a 70mm widescreen production, sold it to distributor The Weinstein Company as such, and eventually upped the vintage widescreen aesthetic further by unearthing vintage lenses at Panavision and filming it in a format that Hollywood had not even attempted to use in almost 50 years — Ultra Panavision 70 — his intent was to make a piece of cinema that was a throwback to the rich, special- event theatrical spectacles of the analog era. […]

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