Post Tagged with: "Oscars"

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has reportedly passed away on Monday, April 27th 2015. A spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society said “We have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew” but that his family […]

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins 1 Oscar Nomination

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Wins 1 Oscar Nomination

Congratulations to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! Just moments ago, it was announced that the film received a nomination for the 2015 Academy Awards. The Scientific and Technical Awards will be awarded […]

Join TheOneRing.net for a Party of Special Magnificence!

Join TheOneRing.net for a Party of Special Magnificence!

Middle-earth News is thrilled to bring our readers news concerning a party of special magnificence! Our good friends over at TheOneRing.net are planning a spectacular event to honour the end of our cinematic Middle-earth journey. […]

Happy Birthday to You, Howard Shore!

Happy Birthday to You, Howard Shore!

Award-winning composer Howard Shore is celebrating a birthday! He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on October 18, 1946, making him 68 years old today. Although Howard is known primarily for his film score work, […]

Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!

Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom, on July 19, 1976. That makes Benedict 38 years old today! Benedict grew up in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with his […]

Happy Birthday to Grant Major!

Happy Birthday to Grant Major!

Happy Birthday to Kiwi production designer Grant Major, who turns 59 today! Grant Major was born on April 18, 1955 in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award […]

Deep Compositing: A VFX Method Whose Time Has Come

Deep Compositing: A VFX Method Whose Time Has Come

Deep compositing is a new form of both rendering and working with visual elements of a film. A recent story by FX Guide explained some of the techniques behind this increasingly important visual effects method. […]

Andy Serkis says avatars should win Oscars

Andy Serkis says avatars should win Oscars

A few days ago, the Academy Awards 2014 where held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Every year, many talented actors, actresses, filmmaker, and artist hope for an Academy Award. With the ever increasing […]

Building a Better Dragon

Building a Better Dragon

“Truly, the tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, oh Smaug the Stupendous.” In his encounter with the dragon Smaug in the deep halls of Erebor in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, […]

Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” Tops Spotify’s Most Popular List

Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” Tops Spotify’s Most Popular List

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug garnered Oscar nominations in three categories (Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, and Tony Johnson for Best Sound Mixing, Brent Burge for Best Sound Editing, and Joe Letteri, Eric […]