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By Jim Heid | Friday, February 24, 2012

Tour Douglas Kirkland’s portraits of Oscar nominees

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 lynda.com 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.

Interested in more? • All Photography courses on lynda.com • All courses from Douglas Kirkland on lynda.com

Suggested courses to watch next:Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A PhotographerNarrative Portraiture: Portraits of Two Texas ArtistsDouglas Kirkland on Photography: Natural Light PortraitureiPhone Photography, from Shooting to StorytellingFoundations of Photography: Composition

By David Niles White | Sunday, March 07, 2010

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

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 lynda.com, 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 lynda.com members and non-members.

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