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November 2015

Linda Romanello
Authored Articles
Edit This!: 'My All American'
Published: November 23, 2015

My All American, the latest offering from writer/filmmaker Angelo Pizzo ( Rudy, Hoosiers), which stars Aaron Eckhart and Finn Wittrock, tells the story of Freddie Steinmark, an underdog looking to make a difference on the football field. After suffering from a game-related injury, Steinmark receives a shocking diagnosis and is then forced to face the greatest challenge of his life.  Post recently had a chance to catch up with the film’s editor, Dan Zimmerman, who reflects on working with Pizzo and on cutting those all-important movie football moves.
Director's Chair: Angelo Pizzo - 'My All American'
Published: November 20, 2015

'Bridge of Spies' — Michael Kahn edits Steven Spielberg's latest film
Published: November 13, 2015

LOS ANGELES — At 79 years young, Michael Kahn was busy editing by 7am in his LA studio before jumping on the phone with Post to speak about his recent work on Steven Spielberg’s latest spy drama, Bridge of Spies (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures). The three-time Academy Award-winning, Brooklyn-born editor ( Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Arc and Saving Private Ryan) has a long history with Spielberg, having first met in 1976 for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The two have worked on many films together since then, including Jurassic Park, the Indiana Jones franchise, Minority Report and, most recently, Bridge of Spies, which Kahn describes as a “very patriotic film.”
Edit This!: 'Suffragette'
Published: November 9, 2015

Director Sarah Gavron delves into late 19th/early 20th century Britain with her latest film, Suffragette, which presents a look at some of the pioneers of the early feminist movement. Many who laid the groundwork for the movement were working women, who faced brutal odds in their fight for equal rights. The Focus Features film — much of which was shot on Arri 416s on 16mm film in the east end of London — stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. According to editor Barney Pilling, who was based at Hertfordshire Elstree Studios (where interior set builds were located) just on the London Basin edge, the location shots were “pure authenticity!” Here, in an exclusive interview with  Post, Pilling discusses the film, working with Gavron, and the perception of what a period film is and looks like.
Special Report: Canon & Ron Howard debut 'The Rusted' short film
Published: October 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Post magazine attended last night’s premiere of the Canon USA/Ron Howard Hollywood short film,  The Rusted, based on the winning trailer created for Canon’s  Project Imagination: The Trailer consumer contest. Howard has supported Canon’s Project Imagination experiment since 2011.
Primetime: Fox's 'Scream Queens'
Published: October 21, 2015

From the creative mind of Ryan Murphy, the producer/writer/director and creator behind Glee, Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and  American Crime Story (coming to FX in 2016) is his most recent primetime offering — the horror movie spoof/whodunit  Scream Queens. The Fox series, co-created by Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk, stars  Halloween veteran Jamie Lee Curtis, along with  American Horror Story alum Emma Roberts in a careful blend of drama, gore, blood and, oddly enough, comedy.
Edit This!: 'The Martian'
Published: October 13, 2015

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure, The Martian, is holding strong at number one in its second week of release. Already at $37M, the film tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) and his will to survive on a hostile planet Mars. Having made it through a storm on the red planet during an expedition his fellow astronauts believed he died in, he’s left behind as the sole resident of the planet, and is forced to rely on his training, ingenuity and wit to stay alive, while also figuring out how to get a message back home. 
VFX: 'The Martian'
Published: October 5, 2015

In Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi adventure,  The Martian  (20th Century Fox), which stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara, a crew of astronauts on a manned mission to Mars encounter a storm while on an information-gathering expedition. The crew is ordered to abandon the  mission and evacuate the planet. Unfortunately for astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), who is hit by flying debris during the storm, he is believed dead and left behind. Watney, however, is very much alive and forced to rely on his training, ingenuity and wit to stay that way on a hostile planet, while also figuring out how to send a signal back to Earth.
VFX: Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Published: September 10, 2015

On the heels of its Season 3 premiere on ABC, Marvel’s high-profile Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects" for its Season 2 episode, “The Dirty Half Dozen."  With storylines closely tied to the box office juggernaut Avengers films, “The Dirty Half Dozen” episode aired just days before the weekend opening of Age of Ultron, featuring the “time to bring in the Avengers” lead-in line. That same episode also featured a host of Marvel-quality VFX work, including “Inhuman” characters with special transporting and telekinetic powers, and the fiery mid-air destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s airborne mobile command center, known as the Bus.
4K/HDR: Grading the Marvel/Netflix series 'Daredevil'
Published: August 19, 2015

Marvel’s DareDevil is the latest hit from Netflix and, just like the provider’s other shows, is being streamed online in 4K. The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who, with his enhanced senses, fights crime as the costumed superhero. To maintain the show’s moody and stylized look — shot dark on Red Dragon cameras by DP Matthew J. Lloyd — the DPX files are handed over to Encore’s Tony D’Amore for the grading and mastering. Here, D’Amore discusses how he gets just the right look for the series, and how DaVinci Resolve fits into the 4K workflow.
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