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The right blend of subtlety and hyper-realism varies in any successful effect, be it in light or in sound. The SoundWorks Collection has brought us many insightful looks into the sound design and mixing challenges of several films — in a recent case, though, a specific scene (to which sound is truly integral) is broken down, layer for layer, sound by sound, and shot by shot. Check out SoundWorks’ look at the crash scene from Flight below. More »

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Many screenwriters talk about the difficulty of facing the blank page as they start page one of their screenplays. The desire to get the opening of the screenplay right can overwhelm, even paralyze. Yet, as the screenplay finally begins and takes shape, the first page is not necessarily the most difficult page. In reality, the challenge tends to come later, not when the audience is introduced to the movie, its characters and its world, but rather when the story truly launches into what will compel the audience to stay engaged for the next 90 minutes or more. Thanks to Kyle Buchanan at Vulture (and Movies Editor for New York Magazine), we have a series of screenwriters from some of the most acclaimed films of 2012 describing in their own words what were the toughest scenes to write in their own screenplays. More »

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Speaking of The Hobbit, thanks once again to Michael Coleman’s indispensable SoundWorks Collection we now have another angle of the rather extensive amount of behind-the-scenes material on the film (trilogy). Previously we’ve had a look at the environment the crew created to be creatively conducive, questioned the aesthetic nature of its 48 frames-per-second acquisition (and delivery, in many cases), all the way back to the films’ truly epic on-location shooting and production design. But foley work, mixing, and sound design in general are things that end up getting less making-of attention than the imagery of films, so check out the SoundWorks mini-doc that rounds out The Hobbit BTS goods below. More »

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you discover not one, not two, not even three, but four new screenplays available for your consideration. To date, we have discovered 24 screenplays available for free, legal download from the major studios, specialty divisions and smaller distribution companies. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of the screenplays for Flight from Paramount Pictures, Wreck-It-Ralph from Walt Disney Pictures, and Promised Land and Hyde Park on Hudson from Focus Features. More »