World Builders

World Builders

World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.

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Avatar The Way Of Water

DP Russell Carpenter on the Virtual Reality of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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We chat with the cinematographer about the challenges of simultaneously shooting live-action and virtual.

Deborah L Scott Avatar The Way Of Water Costume Design

200 Hours Makes One Garment in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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We chat with costume designer Deborah L. Scott about ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and how virtual fittings differ from practical ones.

Banshees Of Inisherin

Ben Davis and the ‘High Noon’ Cinematography of ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

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We chat with the cinematographer about the Westerns that influenced Martin McDonagh’s psychological slugfest.

Banshees Of Inisherin Donkey

Carter Burwell Brought a Fairy Tale Sound to ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

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We chat with the composer about the challenges director Martin McDonagh initiated and how they arrived at a whimsical sound to counter the film’s dark mood.

RRR K.K. Senthil Kumar

Cinematographer K.K. Senthil Kumar Made Rambos Out of His Actors in ‘RRR’

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We chat with the cinematographer about striking the right balance between fairy tale action and historically accurate drama.

Black Adam Fight Coordinator Chris Brewster

Chris Brewster Read a lot of Comics to Design the ‘Black Adam’ Fights

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We chatted with the fight coordinator about the many comics and cartoons he devoured to bring authenticity to the ‘Black Adam’ fights.

Werewolf By Night Ellen Arden Makeup Fx

How Ellen Arden Created the MCU’s Bloodiest Moments in ‘Werewolf by Night’

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We chat with the ‘Werewolf by Night’ makeup department head about splashing buckets of blood upon a Disney+ production.

Andy Park Thunderbolts Marvel Studios

MCU Concept Artist Andy Park Explains Why the Comics Remain King

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We chat with Marvel’s Director of Visual Development about when to adhere to and veer from the comic book source material.

Star Trek The Motion Picture K Restoration

How the 4K Restoration Returns the Humanity to ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’

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We chat with restoration producer David C. Fein about assembling Robert Wise’s Director’s Cut in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision.┬áMy god, it’s full of stars.