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The A-List: Carol director Todd Haynes
By Iain Blair

With his affection for period pieces and classic melodrama, along with his interest in gay sexuality, writer/director Todd Haynes — who was Oscar-nominated for his Far From Heaven ’50s drama — was probably the perfect choice to tackle the lesbian 
romance at the heart of his new film, Carol. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, “The Price of Salt,” Carol tells the story of two women from very different backgrounds — Therese, a store clerk (Rooney Mara) and Carol (Cate Blanchett), an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage — who meet and then find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.

The film is already generating a lot of Oscar buzz for its actors and for Haynes, whose credits also include the acclaimed Bob Dylan picture I’m Not There, as well as Velvet Goldmine, Safe and the miniseries Mildred Pierce.

I spoke with Haynes about making the film, from production through post, and the Oscars.

What do you look for in a project, and what was the appeal of making the film, Carol?
It was all about the genre of the love story, which I felt I’d never tackled before. 
I saw it as this great opportunity to get into how love stories are these unique experiences — how so much of it is about your point of view and which party you’re with.

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Setting the audio tone of Everest
Glenn Freemantle sounds off on making this film's 
audio authentic

By Jennifer Walden

Immovable, but not insurmountable, Mount Everest has always loomed large in the minds of ambitious adventurers who seek to test their mettle against nature’s most imposing obstacle course, with unpredictable weather.

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Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2
A video editor puts this tablet to the test
By Brady Betzel

If you’ve ever used a Wacom Intuos or Cintiq tablet, then you know how efficient they can make your workflow, regardless of your job title. After using a Wacom Intuos 5, I immediately noticed less wrist pain when compared to using a mouse.

Let's dig into the Cintiq Companion 2.

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Quick Chat: Mermaids on 
director Jon V. Peters

Union VFX’s Simon Hughes: Suffragette’s seamless VFX

Behind the Title: Heresy 
lead editor Justin Fong

Santa Monica’s Tono 
Studios expands to The OC

AJA intros Ki Pro Ultra, 
Pak-Adapt-CFast, more

Studio vet Darin Grant 
joins Arnold renderer team

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