2nd TFO Awards PART 3: Visual Categories 2

The following awards are:

Best Cinematography

Best Film Editing

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Visual Effects

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Best Cinematography

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Black Swan – Matthew Libatique

Offers a spiral, hypnotizing eye to this unstable persona, and, wow, what a bravura work!

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Blue Valentine – Andrij Parekh

The film looks special right at the start of the film. Lens focus, blur in zooms – all add up to the mood.

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I Am Love – Yorick Le Saux

Effectively captures the grandness of the production design, adding much mystique and preciousness.

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The King’s Speech – Danny Cohen

I’ve grown to love this one. Makes the film a lot special and meaningful, visually speaking.

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Let Me In – Greig Fraser

Very atmospheric, absorbing, delicate, dark. Adds the creepiness and emotions of the film.

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Gold: Black Swan – Matthew Libatique

Silver: I Am Love – Yorick Le Saux

Bronze: The King’s Speech – Danny Cohen

Runners-Up: Blue Valentine, Let Me In
Finalists: Agora, Inception, The Fighter, Mother, Dogtooth, Lourdes, True Grit
Semi-Finalists: The Ghost Writer, The Social Network, Easier With Practice, Never Let Me Go, Flipped, Rabbit Hole, Made in Dagenham, Shake Rattle and Roll 12 – Punerarya Episode
Shortlisted: The Tourist, Tamara Drewe, Nowhere Boy, White Material, All Good Things, Shutter Island, Lovely Still, Buried, 127 Hours, Eat Pray Love, Another Year, The American, Monsters, How Do You Know

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Best Film Editing

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Black Swan – Andrew Weisblum

With a film like this, you may get everything right, but editing is very critical, and the film simply nails it. It heightens each scene with every bit of tension, whether be it Nina’s slow descent to madness, or her self-frustration in practicing.

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Green Zone – Christopher Rouse

Maybe it’s not a new thing when we are talking about a Paul Greengrass, but the result is very much exhilarating you just forget that early presumption. It never takes any reservations in the suspense, but what surprised me the most is that the film was never exhausting to watch.

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Inception – Lee Smith

Very complex scenes are integrated together in a very specific and careful way. It builds each scene with a very careful piling up of tension, and each scene is composed of very intelligent composition.

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The King’s Speech – Tariq Anwar

At first, I was very baffled by the nominations for this one, but now I really think it deserved all of it. Without the editing, the emotional focus of the story wouldn’t have worked. The montage scenes are very well-executed, but it is in those quiet conversations where the editing really works wonders.

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The Social Network – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

No one can question how the brilliance of the screenplay made wonders for this terrific film. The brilliance of the editing comes from how it makes the audience alert in what is happening in the film. Making the viewers on-the-edge in a movie heavily reliant on dialogue is something.

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Gold: The Social Network – Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

Silver: Black Swan – Andrew Weisblum

Bronze: Inception – Lee Smith

Runners-Up: The King’s Speech, Green Zone
Finalists: The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, Toy Story 3, Rabbit Hole, The Ghost Writer, Blue Valentine, Agora
Semi-Finalists: TRON: Legacy, Going the Distance, True Grit, Let Me In, The Crazies, White Material, Mother, I Am Love
Shortlisted: 127 Hours, Due Date, Alice in Wonderland, Morning Glory, The American, Winter’s Bone, Salt, Never Let Me Go, Buried, Lourdes, Another Year, Inside Job, Flipped, Devil, Tamara Drewe, Lovely Still

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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Alice in Wonderland (Paul Gooch, Joel Harlow Valli O’ Reilly, Patty York)

The characters are already fascinating, but the specific work on Carter and Depp are very much special.

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Black Swan (Judy Chin, Marjorie Durand, Todd Kleitsch, Mary Hedges Lampert, Michael Marino, George Sheffer, Diana Yun Soo Yoo)

The black swan makeup itself is already iconic. Rashes, bleeding, exhaustion – all of these excellently done.

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Shake Rattle and Roll 12 – Punerarya Episode (Annabel Asuncion, Bensy Batoctoy, Chona Batoctoy, Irene Batoctoy, Cherry Castinlag, Richard Carvajal, Alvin Tercena)

Burned skins, bleeding mouth with sharp fangs, extremely bruised faces – horrifying but extremely cool.

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The Way Back (Gregory Funk, Edouard F. Henriques, Yolanda Toussieng)

Different natural conditions causing changes on the characters are looking very believable.

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The Wolfman (Rick Baker, Dave Elsey, Yoichi Art Sakamoto, Lisa Westcott)

Mixing visual effects and actual makeup result to fantastic outcome – Benicio del Toro is The Wolfman.

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Gold: Black Swan – Judy Chin, Marjorie Durand, Todd Kleitsch, Mary Hedges Lampert, Michael Marino, George Sheffer, Diana Yun Soo Yoo

Silver: The Wolfman – Rick Baker, Dave Elsey, Yoichi Art Sakamoto, Lisa Westcott

Bronze: Shake Rattle and Roll 12 – Punerarya Episode – Annabel Asuncion, Bensy Batoctoy, Chona Batoctoy, Irene Batoctoy, Cherry Castinlag, Richard Carvajal, Alvin Tercena

Runners-Up: The Way Back, Alice in Wonderland
Finalists: Buried, Frozen, the Fighter, 127 Hours, Let Me In, Barney’s Version, Blue Valentine
Semi-Finalists: True Grit, The Crazies, Never Let Me Go, Burlesque, Hot Tub Time Machine, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Flipped, Mother
Shortlisted: The King’s Speech, Monsters, Nowhere Boy, The Last Exorcism, Conviction, Country Strong, Agora

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Best Visual Effects

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Alice in Wonderland (Sean Phillips, Kevin Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas)

I know, not everyone likes the work in here, but I think it suits the material very well. I had quite fun being in Wonderland.

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Black Swan (Michael Collins, Brad Kalinoski, Dan Schrecker)

The work for this film is more than I expected. Surprising how flawless that was, but the transformation scene alone deserves some mention.

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Hereafter (Joe Farrell, Bryan Grill, Michael Owens, Stephan Trojansky)

The tsunami sequence alone brings it here. It’s overwhelming, breathtaking, unmissable, fantastic. Amazing attention to precision and detail , I must say.

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Inception (Peter Bebb, Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley)

There are the showier parts of the special effects, and they are something to be seen to be believed, but the rest of the less noticeable work are also very fine.

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TRON: Legacy (Eric Barba, Karl Denham, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Steve Preeg)

The environment is virtually futuristic, and it was very believable. It thrill me everytime I see that race – such a play on strong bright colors and black.

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Gold: Inception – Peter Bebb, Chris Corbould, Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley

Silver: Michael Collins, Brad Kalinoski, Dan Schrecker

Bronze: Eric Barba, Karl Denham, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Steve Preeg

Runners-Up: Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter
Finalists: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Let Me In, The Wolfman, Shutter Island, Monsters, The Social Network, Salt

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Previous Awards page:

Visual Categories 1 / Scene Categories

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