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February 2015

Linda Romanello
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Primetime: 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'
Published: February 6, 2015

In an issue focused on unscripted television and the unique challenges of producing and posting shows for the genre, it only seems fitting to look at one of Food Network’s most highly-rated series. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, starring culinary host Guy Fieri, is twice nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. Food Network rolled out the series in 2006, with Fieri at the wheel of his red '68 Camaro, driving cross country, visiting some of America’s favorite self-proclaimed diners, drive-ins and dives. There, he spends time with each establishment’s owners in their respective kitchens and samples the signature dishes along the way.
FuseFX creates 'a-ha' moment for 'Glee'
Published: January 15, 2015

During this month’s premiere episode of Glee, now in its final season on Fox, show stars Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer lead the students of McKinley High, along with viewers at home, back to the ‘80s, where MTV featured a-ha’s  Take On Me music video on heavy rotation.
Primetime: NBC's 'The Blacklist'
Published: January 9, 2015

NBC’s The Blacklist has maintained a high-rating on the Nielson charts since its debut in 2013. The show, which has been as warmly received by critics as viewers with several Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominations, stars James Spader and Megan Boone as an unlikely international crime-solving duo. Spader plays former-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington, now one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives, who negotiates deals with the agency to help capture a long “blacklist” of villains from around the world, with the one caveat that he partners with newly-hired agent, Elizabeth Keen (Boone).
Editing 'Unbroken'
Published: January 8, 2015

Immediately following her phone conversation with actress/director Angelina Jolie, Becky Sullivan started researching B-24 bombers. Jolie had just asked Sullivan to serve as the supervising sound editor (along with Andrew DeCristofaro) on her next project, Unbroken, Jolie’s Hollywood adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by author Lauren Hillenbrand ( Sea Biscuit). Sullivan knew that a B-24 from the film’s era, and a key piece of the story, would be hard to find.
Editing: Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'
Published: December 23, 2014

Immediately following her phone conversation with actress/director Angelina Jolie, Becky Sullivan started researching B-24 bombers. Jolie had just asked Sullivan to serve as the supervising sound editor (along with Andrew DeCristofaro) on her next project, Unbroken, Jolie’s Hollywood adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by author Lauren Hillenbrand ( Sea Biscuit). Sullivan knew that a B-24 from the film’s era, and a key piece of the story, would be hard to find. 

Edit This! Disney's 'Into the Woods'
Published: December 9, 2014

Long before ABC’s fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time made its primetime debut, and blended the plots and storylines of many of literature’s most beloved fairy tales and characters, lived a musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine that enjoyed a successful and Tony award-winning run on Broadway in the 1980s. Into the Woods, an original story that also ties together fairy tale characters from many of the Brothers Grimm's most noted classics, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk, focuses on a baker and his wife, their quest to begin a family, and their interactions with a witch and other storybook characters.
Primetime: ABC's 'Once Upon A Time'
Published: December 2, 2014

Since its premiere in 2011, ABC’s highly-successful series Once Upon A Time (OUAT) has been bringing some of Disney’s most beloved story- book characters — including Snow White, Prince Charming, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Rumplestiltskin — to the small screen, working overtime to turn even the most jaded viewers into believers of magic and fairy tales.
'Interstellar': Space crafts, robots & science
Published: November 25, 2014

In the November issue of Post, we speak with VFX supervisor Paul Franklin of Double Negative about how he and his team worked closely with Christopher Nolan ( Batman, Inception) on the director’s latest sci-fi epic,  Interstellar. For the film, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, Franklin tells us how he and his crew created a number of planetary environments, such as an ice planet, a water planet, and teamed with Nolan’s DPs on creating incredible dust storms on our dying planet, Earth.
'Fury': Editor Dody Dorn on working with director David Ayer
Published: November 19, 2014

Director David Ayer’s most recent offering, Fury, brings audiences behind enemy lines of a Nazi Germany WWII battle, for what is believed to be a suicide mission for war-weary army sergeant “Wardaddy” (Brad Pitt), his four-man band of brothers, and their M4 Sherman tank. In this Sony release, Ayer focuses on the heroic efforts of Wardaddy and his crew, who faced overwhelming odds. The film features a number of emotionally-charged and compelling scenes.  Fury   was shot in London on 35mm film over the course of several months, and features a very specific rhythm that editor Dody Dorn adhered to during the editing process. Here, Dorn speaks with   Post  about the year-long project, her editing process, and her ongoing working relationship with the director.
VFX: 'Interstellar'
Published: November 10, 2014

Even before its nationwide opening on November 7th, there was lots of buzz surrounding director Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi epic, Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. On board the Endurance starship, a group of space explorers travel to a distant solar system in search of new planet that can sustain human life, thus saving humanity. This is in response to our dying planet, Earth, plagued by drought, famine and radical climate change. Paramount Pictures’  Interstellar, headed by an award-winning cast, takes on wormholes, black holes, space/time, love, family and human extinction, and is seemingly a serious contender for some of Oscar’s top prizes.
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