Adam Schoales
Editor. Geek. Tea Drinker.
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TIFF x Oscars 2019

In the lead-up to the 2019 Academy Awards, I produced a series of videos for TIFF that dug into the the process behind a few of the nominated films that screened at the 2018 Festival. By using footage from the on-stage talks, combined with footage from the nominated films, these short pieces dig deeper into the filmmaking process, and the craftsmen that brought the films to life.

January 2018

How Alfonso Cuarón became ROMA's Oscar-nominated cinematographer

Following a special screening of ROMA during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Academy Award–nominated writer, director, and cinematographer Alfonso Cuarón discussed his choice to shoot digitally in black and white, and why he stepped in when his long-time collaborator Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki became unavailable; and producer Gabriela Rodriguez — the first Latina woman Oscar-nominated for producing — discusses the difficulties inherent in a production shot entirely in black and white instead of colour.

Editing the Oscar-nominated sound of FIRST MAN

Following a special screening of First Man during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Academy Award-nominated sound editors Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan discuss the sound design of the film's climactic moon walk sequence, and the challenges of re-creating some of the most iconic dialogue in history.

Bradley Cooper on his Oscar-nominated directorial debut A STAR IS BORN

Following the North American premiere of A Star is Born at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, director Bradley Cooper discusses his influences, the film’s Academy Award–nominated cinematography, and the pact between him and Lady Gaga while making the movie.

The Oscar-nominated production design of FIRST MAN | TIFF 2019

Following a special screening of First Man during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Academy Award-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley discusses the challenges of recreating iconic locations, in camera practical effects, and dealing with miniatures.