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Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Rowling's Potter World Gains New Relevance In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
The pop culture juggernaut of J.K. Rowling's Potter-mania appeared to be breathing its last gasp when the eighth film in the series, part two of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," made its premiere amid teeming throngs of bittersweet Potter fans in London's Leicester Square in 2011. Wands went...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Review: Director Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans"
There is no misfortune too shattering for Derek Cianfrance it seems. The writer and director of "Blue Valentine," ''The Place Beyond the Pines" and now, an adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel "The Light Between Oceans " confidently strides into stories of little hope and painful circumstance,...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Review: Director Richard Tanne's "Southside With You"
Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut "Southside With You" views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Contemplating further such forays into presidential romance is indeed frightful. Are we itching closer to a rom-...
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
A Dozen New Arrivals Worth Watching This Upcoming TV Season
The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on their black-and-white TVs. Nowadays, watching TV isn’t even limited to TV screens, while dozens of channels are spewing out new series for the modern pampered audience...
Monday, Aug. 22, 2016
Review: Writer-Director Jonathan Jakubowicz's "Hands of Stone" 
"Hands of Stone " is a sprawling yet fairly conventional biopic about the Panamanian boxing champion Roberto Duran - a man The Associated Press once declared the 7th greatest fighter and No. 1 lightweight of the 20th century. For the uninitiated, the title refers to Duran's nickname. He was known...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
VR & AR: The Mill Creates Immersive Experiences
This is the first in a series of VR & AR sponsored features. In SHOOT’s just released Mid-year Survey, Vic Palumbo, partner, director of production at Deutsch, noted that the industry has seen virtual reality and augmented reality go mainstream. Regarding VR and AR specifically, Palumbo...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
"Why I Love Sound"
In this column sponsored by Beacon Street Studios, executive agency producer Ross Plummer sounds off on the value of sound as it relates to storytelling. It is often the most overlooked part of production by many Creatives and agency personnel. The bolt-on at the end. Sound is my favorite part of...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
VFX News And Developments for August 2016
Santa Monica and Melbourne-based creative studio Luma has hired industry mainstay Jill Gilbert as executive producer of animated content. Based out of the Santa Monica office, Gilbert will be responsible for the oversight, development and management of Luma Toons original animated content and...
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
Review: Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's "Ben Hur"
Remaking a film that won 11 Academy Awards invites inevitable comparison, but the latest adaptation of "Ben-Hur" distinguishes itself from William Wyler's 1959 epic by retooling key character and story elements. It's still a big, biblical-era tale of power, loyalty and vengeance, only refocused...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016
Ad Agency Mid-year Survey: VR, In-House Production, Brands As Publishers
Andy Clarke, executive creative director of Publicis New York, observed, “If anyone hasn’t woken up to the world of VR then I encourage you to immerse yourself into it quickly. It’s an insane piece of technology. My sense is that most marketers are using it in a rational and educational way but...