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 Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will explore the side-by-side advances in filmmaking technology and aviation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' four-evening series "Hollywood Takes to the Air" beginning on Thursday, August 14, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.In Thursday’s kickoff event, “The Illusions of Flight: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood’s Aviation Classics,”  Barron and Burtt will present film clips, newly unearthed stunt and crash footage, and vintage sound recordings to show...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” a two-night event on Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Actor-director Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 2), Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”), and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel (“Noah”) will be joined by esteemed cognitive scientists from around the world for a program exploring how experiments in cinematic perception have advanced our understanding of the human brain. Both evenings...
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The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences celebrates a creative turning point in cinema history with a screening of shorts and feature excerpts from 1913 in “A Century Ago: The Films of 1913” on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.The films will be presented on a 1909 hand-cranked Power’s Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine, with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Selections include “Suspense,” directed by Lois Weber and Phillips Smalley; “Barney Oldfield’s Race for a Life,” featuring Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett; and “The...
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