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Oscar-nominated director
Jordan Peele on Get Out

By Iain Blair

Get Out, the feature film debut of comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele, is chock full of shocks and surprises. This multi-layered horror film also shocked a lot of people in the industry when it went on to gross over a quarter of a billion dollars — on a $4.5 million budget — making it one of the most profitable films in history. But those shocks are nothing compared to the ones Peele and his movie generated when it scooped up four major Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

The writer/director honed his cinematic skills on the Comedy Central sketch show Key and Peele, which quickly became a television and Internet sensation, earning
12 Emmy Award noms and over 900 million online hits. For his first film, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, he assembled a stellar group of collaborators, including director of photography Toby Oliver (Insidious: Chapter 4), production designer Rusty Smith (Meet the Fockers), editor Gregory Plotkin (the Paranormal Activity series) and costume designer Nadine Haders (Into the Badlands).

With the huge critical and commercial success of Get Out, Peele has now joined the big leagues. I recently caught up with Peele, who talked about the Oscars, making the film and his love of post.

This is your directorial movie debut, and it’s not only Oscar-nominated for Best Picture but also for Best Director. Are you still pinching yourself?
Oh yeah, 100 percent! It’s not something I feel I’ll ever get used to. It’s way beyond any expectations I had.

You were also Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay, making you only the third person ever to score that and Best Director, Best Picture nods for your debut film. You realize it’s all downhill from here?
(Laughs) Yeah, I might as well quit making movies now while I’m still ahead, because I’m in big trouble. And that’s pretty ironic as the best award and reward for making my first movie is the fact that I get to make another.

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Ren Klyce: Mixing the score
for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

By Jennifer Walden

This co-supervising sound editor and designer not only helped create the film’s sounds, he also had a hand in shaping the final soundtrack.

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Video: Fotokem DI colorist
Walter Volpatto on The Last Jedi

This former engineer talks about his path to color grading, how his career has evolved and how he worked on one of the biggest films of the year.

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HPA Tech Retreat —
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AJA intros new 2TB Pak
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Oscar-winner Jeff White is
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