More Than Just Another Fine Mess

December 19, 2018

Kurt Vonnegut dedicated his 1976 novel ‘Slapstick’ “to the memory of Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy” — better known as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In the novel’s prologue, the author explains, “I have called it Slapstick because it is grotesque, situational poetry, like the slapstick film comedies, especially those of Laurel and Hardy… […]

On Riding Equalization

December 19, 2018

The following is excerpted from an interview with Lee Dichter, CAS, 20 years ago in the September 1998 issue of […]

Nancy Parker on ‘Kickboxer’

December 19, 2018

As a Foley artist, Nancy Parker, MPSE, is tasked with creating the sounds of major life events for characters on-screen. “I go to work and I may perform open-heart surgery, or I may saddle, bridle and ride a horse,” she says. […]

A ‘Stagecoach’ Ride to a Film Career

December 19, 2018

In 1966, there were worse places to grow up than Iowa. My hometown, Marion, was a ten-minute bus ride from Cedar Rapids with its department stores, book and record shops, and three movie houses. […]

Adobe Puts the Art in Artificial Intelligence

December 19, 2018

Recently, Adobe unveiled important updates and enhancements to its suite of video applications in the Creative Cloud. Let’s take a look at some of the new features aimed at filmmakers and video professionals. […]

Passages – Bruce Barris

December 19, 2018

Bruce Barris, my profes-sional colleague and good friend for the last 16 years, died quite unexpectedly this past August. He was one of the most talented people I have ever known. […]

A Year of Engagement and Activism

December 19, 2018

Two thousand eighteen has been a year of great awakening for our Guild — an awakening as to who and what we really are as a labor union. We stood with our principles, refusing to abandon them in order to be socially accepted. […]

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