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How They Set the Stage For The Grammys

The sets for the Grammys have to be exciting for the live audience in cavernous Staples Center and look good in closeup on TV — for each of the 24 acts that plays during the show. Talent executive Ron Basile and production designer Brian Stonestreet tell Variety’s David Cohen what goes into staging for Music’s Read MoreRead More

Finding the Cosmic Smiley Face

This image isn’t photoshopped – its the effect of gravitational lenses (think the blackhole of Interstellar). This wonder sat in the Hubble Telescope archives for three years until some amateur spotted it. There’s a saying that goes “Smile, and the world will smile back”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as Read MoreRead More

Hans Zimmer on his Grammys Performance with Pharrell

One of the big surprises of Grammy night was Parrell’s performances of a somber, politically-tinged version of Happy, featuring guitar by Hans Zimmer in tails. How did it all come together? Hans Zimmer tells the tale to David Poland in this sneak peek of the full DP/30 interview about Zimmer’s Oscar-nominated work on Interstellar. Watch Read MoreRead More

What Can Modern Filmmakers Learn from Hitchcock Presents: “The Pelham Compendium”

Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 3: Through the cinematic interrelationship between actor and audience, Hitchcock builds anxiety in his rare attempt at science-fiction. A look at the film techniques used in “The Case of Mr. Pelham” of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.  Read More

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