Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’

Tour Douglas Kirkland’s portraits of Oscar nominees

Published by | Friday, February 24th, 2012

This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to commission portraits of each of the 20 2012 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses.

Who did they call? Renowned photographer (and author) Douglas Kirkland, who has photographed hundreds of actors and performers in his storied career. The resulting portraits form an exhibit called Out of Character, which is on display at the Academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters until March 18.

Last Friday, Douglas gave a few of us an exhibit tour, during which he talked about the portraits and his process. We’re pleased to be able to share it with you. Check it out, then check out his Douglas Kirkland on Photography series.

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Suggested courses to watch next:
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer

Narrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas Artists
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light Portraiture
iPhone Photography, from Shooting to Storytelling
Foundations of Photography: Composition

Get ready for Oscar® night: Watch nominees speak at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Published by | Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Before you commit to your Oscar® pool choices, get some insider information straight from the source. There’s still time to watch Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Industry Panels at, and hear tips, inspirations, and behind-the-scenes stories from some of the nominees themselves.

I was able to attend two of the four panels with our crew, and I’ve since watched the other two. They’re amazing. It’s rare to have an opportunity to be in the room with many of the major players in the competition for the Academy Awards®. Directors, screenwriters, and producers from all of my favorite contenders were there to share anecdotes, insight into their craft, and answer questions. Be sure to watch the entire 4+ hours of panels—all are free to watch for everyone, both members and non-members.