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Editor Sandra Adair, with Oscar-nom for ‘Boyhood,’ to speak at NAB 2015

Editor Sandra Adair, ACE, who is a current Oscar nominee for her work on Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, will be a featured session speaker within the Creative Master Series at the NAB Show in April.

Her collaborations with Linklater also include Dazed and Confused and School of Rock. The session “From Dazed to Boyhood: Collaboration over 22 Years,” will be moderated by veteran film editor Norman Hollyn and produced in partnership with American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Adair (@sadair20) was nominated for an Eddie Award for Best Editing of a Musical or Comedy by the American Cinema Editors in 2003 for School of Rock, and won the Best Edited Documentary award at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 for the feature doc Shepard and Dark, directed by Treva Wurmfeld. Some credits with other directors include Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, and the award-winning documentary Sushi: The Global Catch.

She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors and enjoys supporting and mentoring new filmmakers in the Austin area, where she resides.

“From Dazed to Boyhood: Collaboration over 22 Years” will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. PT in the South Hall Room S220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Congrats to this year’s Oscar nominees

 

By Randi Altman

And so it begins…. the yearly march to the Academy Awards to be held Sunday, February 22. With the nominations now locked down, let the betting begin! (Disclaimer: Dear Authorities, I am just joking and will in no way personally be participating in any illegal gambling activities. Nothing to see here. Move along.)

Oh, back to the nominations. Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing editor William Goldenberg, who is nominated this year for his work on The Imitation Game, which appears in a number of categories. Check out the story here. There is a fun bit about how Goldenberg first met Morten Tyldum, who is nominated for directing the film.

Jeney Walden interviewed the audio post team behind Unbroken, including nominees Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro from NBCUniversal StudioPost. Read her story here.

Jeney also spoke to Soundcrafter about their audio post work on Boyhood. While they weren’t nominated, the film and director Richard Linklater were. Take a look at the piece.

And to keep you in the Oscar vibe, take a look at my interview with The Grand Budapest Hotel colorist Jill Bogdanowicz. She worked on the film’s look directly with director Wes Anderson, who was nominated in the Best Picture Category and the Directing category. It’s a good read.

There is much more for fun stuff on the site, so please tool around a bit. Oh, one last thing about the Oscars. Did anyone notice THIS in the Music (Original Song) category? Danielle Brisebois was nominated for her work on the film Begin Again. For those of a certain age, you might remember her as the little girl on the classic sitcom All in the Family, where she warmed the icy-cold heart of Archie Bunker. Brisebois was nominated for music and lyrics along side Gregg Alexander.

Okay, enjoy Oscar season, and keep an eye on this space for more articles about nominees.

Main Photo Caption: Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone-Issacs during the nomination announcements.

Soundcrafter pieces together the varied sounds of ‘Boyhood’

By Jennifer Walden

A decade in dog years is said to be roughly equivalent to 70 human ones. I think that calculation holds true for technology too. Okay, maybe not to that extreme, but it does seem that way.

Richard Linklater, director of the new film Boyhood, which was shot over a 12-year period using the same cast but different tools must certainly feel that way. Let’s not even get into the different camera formats and focus on the audio. The first six years of production audio were captured on now-defunct tape formats, making the audio post process dicey at times, to say the least. Cross your fingers, hit play on the deck and pray the magnetic emulsion on the tape didn’t deteriorate. That is, if you still have the proper deck to play back that tape.

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