Features Nominated for Best Picture and/or Outstanding Cinematography by the AMPAS and ASC along with the Directors, DPs, and formats they employed
- Amour, Director Michael Haneke, DP Darius Khondji Camera/Format: Arri Alexa, ARRIRAW, Cooke Spherical
- Argo, Director Ben Affleck, DP Rodrigo Prieto, Camera ARRI Alexa, ARRIRAW, with some 35mm, 16mm, and 8mm mixed in
- Beasts of the Southern Wild, Director Bhen Zeitlin, DP Ben Richardson
Camera: ARRI 16SR3, S16 Kodak Film, Zeiss Lenses, Spherical
- Django Unchained, Director Quentin Tarantino, DP Robert Richardson, ASC, Camera/Format Panavision on 35mm Kodak Film, Anamorphic
- Les Misérables, Director Tom Hooper, DP Danny Cohen Camera/Format, Arricam, S35mm Kodak Film, Spherical
- Life of Pi, Director Ang Lee, DP Claudio Miranda, ASC, Head of Stereography Graham D. Clark, (DCS Member), Stereographer, Brian Gardner, Camera/Format Arri Alexa, PACE Fusion 3-D
- Lincoln, Director Steven Spielberg., DP Janusz Kaminski, Camera/Format: Panavision on S35mm Kodak Film
- Silver Linings Playbook, Director David O. Russell, DP Masanobu Takayanagi, Camera/Format, Arricam, S35mm Kodak Film, Spherical
- Zero Dark Thirty, Director Kathryn Bigelow, DP Greig Fraser, Camera/Format: Arri Alexa, ARRIRAW, Cooke Spherical
- Anna Karenina, Director Joe Wright, DP Seamus McGarvey Camera/Format Panavision on 35mm Kodak Film, Anamorphic
- Skyfall, Director Sam Mendes, DP Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, Camer/Format: ARRI Alexa, ARRIRAW, with some RED Epic REDcode RAW mixed in for 2nd Unit Action Shots.
Compiled by James Mathers with data collected from IMDBpro
Here’s the opening:
“San Francisco-based gay filmmaker Travis Mathews built his reputation as one of the leading figures in the latest new wave of gay independent cinema on the back of a series of award-winning intimate, confessional documentary films about young homosexual men: In Their Room. His first narrative feature, I Want Your Love, explored gay friends negotiating their way towards and through sexual relationships and featured unsimulated sex. His new film, Interior. Leather Bar., co-directed with the actor James Franco, is just as honest in its depictions. This film within a film begins with a re-imagining of the lost forty minutes of William Friedkin’s controversial 1980 thriller Cruising and expands to engage with wider issues of creative freedom explored in frank “behind the scenes” sequences with cast and crew.
Filmmaker spoke to Travis while he was packing for an early morning trip to the Sundance Film Festival…”
Follow the link to Filmmaker for more:
…drops once more for my little first draft science fiction screenplay ‘Cutterjunk’. I’m delighted to hear that it is a finalist for the Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition. Coopy, Mousehouse, Dipper and all the gang are thrilled and many alco-lozenges will be swallowed at Charybdis Starside Station tonight.
Cheeky little Cutterjunk, my first draft screenplay that could, borrowed another genre’s clothes and apparently made them look good. I’m very pleased to report that today my script made the quarterfinals of the Eerie Horror Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. Note to all my characters: “Remember, you’re scary now… Boo!”
Many thanks to the hard-working, perceptive – and open minded – judges at Eerie, in Erie PA, for this very cool honor.
And the unlikely early draft of my screenplay Cutterjunk just made the semi-final of the Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition against expectation. Congratulations to Coopy Meakes, Mousehouse, Dipper and all the other characters. Per ardua ad astra and all that sort of thing!
Some nice news this morning, my first experiment in Science Fiction screenwriting, a little script called Cutterjunk, about a girl at the bottom of the galactic food chain who is determined to get out and move up made the quarterfinal of this year’s Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition. I am especially pleased as I entered a very early draft to meet their deadline and didn’t hold out that much hope.
For those of you who are interested, here’s the link.
I’m flattered that the judges saw some promise through the roughness!
Just heard some really good news. Travis Matthews’ new feature screenplay, ‘Brontez and Rick’ is one of five scripts to be selected for the Outfest Screenwriting Lab 2012 in LA. I had the honor of consulting on the screenplay during the drafting process, and I can say that it richly deserved this accolade. Let’s hope that it will help take the development process forward, and that the movie will actually get made!
Here’s what Outfest says:
“Since 1997, over 2000 scripts have been submitted to the Outfest Screenwriting Program. What began as a screenwriting competition has expanded into a dynamic three-day, mentor-led workshop in Los Angeles for selected screenwriters. The authors of five screenplays will be invited to participate in an intensive laboratory during which they will work closely with Lab Mentors — established writers who will critique and encourage their work.
To be held in June 2012, with a follow up event during Outfest 2012, the lab will include sessions with other industry professionals, structured career development opportunities and participation in ongoing festival events. Past Lab Fellows have gone on to a variety of successes including production of the first Outfest Screenwriting Lab script! Click here to read more about it.”
Just a final reminder, folks, Joe McBride, Sam Hamm and I will be speaking at the Tiburon Film Festival tomorrow on a panel titled: “Screenwriting at a Crossroads”. We’ll be talking about the state of the spec market, opportunities for aspiring screenwriters and whatever subjects you want to bring up in the Q&A. OK, we know this is going to be lots of questions for Sam about Batman…
Venue: Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Showtime: Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 01:00 PM
In case you don’t know it, the address isn’t ‘Motel’ misspelled, its the building with the big model of the San Francisco Bay, in Sausalito.