World Builders

World Builders

World Builders is an ongoing series of conversations with the most productive and thoughtful behind-the-scenes craftspeople.

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Javicia Leslie Batwoman

Javicia Leslie Reflects on Her Time Under the Cowl

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We chat with Javicia Leslie about her time as Batwoman and whether she saw it as a responsibility or an honor.

Robert Englund Freddy Krueger

Robert Englund Teaches Us How to Become Freddy

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We chat with the actor about Freddy Krueger and the genuine angry emotion he continually used throughout the franchise to connect with the monster.

Broken Lizard Quasi Interview

Broken Lizard Are in Awe of the Dumb Things They Make a Reality

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We chat with the comedy troupe about their new Medieval comedy ‘Quasi’ and the miracle of seeing their words transformed into live-action.

Brett Jutkiewicz Scream 6

How ‘Scream 6’ Broke Away from the Franchise’s Visual Tradition

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We chat with cinematographer¬†Brett Jutkiewicz¬†about ‘Scream 6,’ transforming Montreal into New York City, and why spherical lenses were the only way to go.

Willem Dafoe Inside Vasilis Katsoupis

“I’m not interested in Emotion.” Willem Dafoe Takes Us ‘Inside’

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We chat with director¬†Vasilis Katsoupis and actor Willem Dafoe about ‘Inside’ and how shooting chronologically emotionally charged the performers.

Aliens Abducted My Parents And Now I Feel Kinda Left Out Sundance

‘Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out’ Is A Lot of Title and Tones

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We chat with Will Forte, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Jake Van Wagoner about the new Sundance indie and why tonal balance only works when collaboration is total.

Emancipation Robert Richardson Cinematography

Robert Richardson Embraced His Fears While Shooting ‘Emancipation’

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We chat with the legendary cinematographer about finding a unique, almost black-and-white image for Antoine Fuqua’s new film. Why did it scare the hell out of him?

Avatar The Way Of Water Pandora

Transforming Jetovators into Ilu for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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We chat with production designers Dylan Cole and Ben Procter about how they constructed Pandora’s oceanic depths.

Avatar The Way Of Water

DP Russell Carpenter on the Virtual Reality of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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We chat with the cinematographer about the challenges of simultaneously shooting live-action and virtual.