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    Oscar Winner Lubezki Talks the Virtual Cinematography of 'Gravity,' How a Peter Gabriel Concert Helped Him Visualize the Film and More

    With three out of the last four Oscars for cinematography going to hybrid movies, is it any wonder that Emmanuel ("Chivo") Lubezki won Best Cinematography for "Gravity" at the 2014 Oscars? Especially after Lubezki and his collaborators devised a brilliant new lighting system for simulating the physi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Frozen' with Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

    Frozen provides further proof that we're experiencing a new Disney renaissance under John Lasseter. If Wreck-It Ralph seemed thematically subversive while still leveraging the hand-drawn legacy to guide the CG, then Frozen takes it even further. It's the most feminist take yet on the musical princes...

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    'All Is Lost' Is Far from Silent, Even with No Dialogue (VIDEO)

    In space or on the ocean, no one can hear you scream. Comparisons abound between solo adventures "Gravity" and "All Is Lost," but unlike space, the ocean is far from silent. Even though J.C. Chandor's remarkable open-water survival thriller starring a 77-year-old Robert Redford boldly stepping out o...

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    Immersed in Movies: Designing Cinematic Jigsaw Puzzle and Game-Changer 'Gravity'

    "Gravity" production designer Andrew Nicholson, who will be at the Art Directors Guild Wednesday night and at USC on Friday, discusses why the immersive, Oscar-contending blockbuster is a model for the future of hybrid movies.

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    Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

    In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

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    Immersed in Movies: Bond Settlement Paves the Way for Return of Blofeld

    A settlement over James Bond rights with the estate and family of "Thunderball" co-creator Kevin McClory now paves the way for the return of arch-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Ballhaus Talks 'The Book Thief'

    The Book Thief" might be flying under the Oscar radar, but it's a unique Holocaust story told from a child's point of view as well as Death's (adapted from the best-seller by Markus Zusak). And that's what attracted DP Florian Ballhaus, best known for comedy ("The Devil Wears Prada").

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    Immersed in Movies: Digital Domain Talks 'Ender's Game' Zero-Gravity VFX

    As co-producer of "Ender's Game," Digital Domain 3.0 has a lot more at stake than cool zero-g and simulated battles in space. As one of LA's few remaining VFX studios, DD is experimenting with content creation as a new business model, and the rest of the industry is watching closely.

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