Sunday, February 27, 2011

News: The Oscars Edition

Tonight is the Oscars, so in celebration:

Razzie Awards
The Last Airbender scored big with: Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay and Worst Most Eye-Gouging Mis-Use Of 3D. indiewire‘The Last Airbender’ Razzie Leader

Oscar Nominated Scripts
Most of this years Oscar-nominated scripts can be read here: Raindance: 2011 Oscar Nominated Scripts

Oscar Nominated Scores
Andy Trudeau plays excerpts from, and provides a little background informatinon about, the Academy Award nominees for Best Film Score. The nominees are: How to Train Your Dragon, Inception, The King's Speech, 127 Hours and The Social Network.
He picks How To Train Your Dragonby John Powell for the win.
NPR: Movie Music 2011: Oscar-Nominated Scores

Story is King
The New York Times profiles/interviews movie exec Peter Gruber (former chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.) He has a new book coming out this week: Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
And Mr. Guber’s take-away from the great adventure is this: That he succeeded, when he did so at all, “by telling many purposeful stories, face-to-face, over the course of a long career.”
NewYorkTimesIn Film and in Life, the Story Is King

And finally, how long until an Oscar nominated movie is shot on an ARRI Alexa? Probably not too long. Inspiration Studios in Australia has this amusing short piece on the ease of use of the Alexa.

Sensible Digital Cinema: The Arri Alexa from Inspiration Studios on Vimeo.

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