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Behind The Scenes With The Oscars Creators


King: THE OSCARS CREATORS IS A COOL PROGRAM
THAT THE ACADEMY AWARDS PUTS ON, AND THEY BRING OUT CREATORS
FROM ALL AROUND THE INTERNET. Octavious:
AND THEY SELECTED A GROUP OF US FOR OUR SPECIALTIES
IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY. AND THIS WHOLE WEEK, WE’RE JUST GOING AROUND
THE OSCARS. Randolph: AND BASICALLY
JUST CREATE WHAT THEY CAN, CREATE CONTENT. EVERYONE’S DOING
THEIR OWN THING. Huber: IT GIVES US A CHANCE
TO SHOW OUR WORK TO A WIDER AUDIENCE
USING THE ACADEMY’S PLATFORM. King: THERE’S A LOT
OF INSPIRATION HERE, SO IT’S A GOOD PLACE FOR YOUR CREATIVITY
TO KIND OF THRIVE AND GET A LOT OF IDEAS. Huber: MY NAME’S KYLE HUBER. I AM A GRAPHIC DESIGNER, AND I USE MOSTLY MY PHONE
FOR MY PHOTOGRAPHY. WHEN I FOUND OUT
THAT I’D BEEN PICKED FOR THE OSCARS CREATORS PROGRAM,
I WAS ECSTATIC. IT HAS BECOME
A REALLY COOL OPPORTUNITY. WE STARTED THE WEEK OFF
WITH A TURTLE TUESDAY PHOTO THAT I TOOK
INSIDE THE DOLBY THEATRE USING MY TURTLE, SHELLY. THE SECOND PROJECT
THAT WE DID — WE TOOK AN OSCAR TO THE BEACH. WE BROUGHT ONE OUT TO MALIBU
AT A PRIVATE BEACH AND LET THE OSCAR
DO SOME SUNBATHING. Randolph:
MY NAME IS LAUREN RANDOLPH, ALSO KNOWN AS LAUREN LEMON,
AND I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER. SO FAR, I’VE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH
TO FOLLOW NEIL, ONE OF THE PRODUCERS,
AROUND FOR A DAY AND GOT TO SEE WHAT A DAY
IN THE LIFE OF A PRODUCER IS. AND I GOT TO MEET
ALL OF THE TEAM OSCAR MEMBERS — THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE
PRESENTING ALL WEEK. SO IT’S JUST BEEN A GOOD GLIMPSE
AT WHAT EVERYONE’S DOING AND HOW MUCH WORK
GETS PUT INTO THE BIG EVENT. I GUESS I’M JUST TRYING
TO REALLY LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT MAYBE
YOU DON’T GET TO SEE NORMALLY AND SHOOT
THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES THINGS THAT AREN’T, YOU KNOW, THE GLAMMED-UP SHOW DAY
KIND OF PHOTOS. Octavious:
MY NAME’S PAUL OCTAVIOUS, AND I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER
FROM CHICAGO. I SHOOT EDITORIAL
AND COMMERCIAL WORK. THESE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS,
I’VE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING
FOR THE OSCARS FOR A LONG TIME, SO IT COULD BE THE VALET GUY, THE TUX GUY THAT’S BEEN WORKING
HERE FOR 20 YEARS, OR WOLFGANG PUCK. WHAT’S REALLY EXCITING
ABOUT MY PHOTO BOOTH IS I BASICALLY LIGHT THE SUBJECTS FROM ALL DIFFERENT SIDES
WITH LOTS OF COLOR, AND I JUST, LIKE,
BURST THEM WITH COLOR. IT’S JUST ONE SUBJECT, AND IT’S KIND OF LIKE
THEY’RE ON STAGE. King: MY NAME IS ZACH KING,
AND I’M AN ONLINE VIDEO CREATOR. WE’RE MAKING DIGITAL
SLEIGHT-OF-HAND MAGIC ON VINE. ON THE FIRST DAY OF SHOOTING,
WE DID SOMETHING WITH A “GOOD MORNING AMERICA”
HOST, SARA, AND I WAS IN A CARDBOARD
INVISIBILITY SUIT. SO, WHEN I SHOWED UP, WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE
THE SUIT READY. WE WERE JUST BUILDING IT
ON THE RED CARPET RIGHT THERE, CUTTING IT OUT WITH A RAZOR, AND THEN ATTACHING IT
WITH A BUNCH OF ZIP TIES ONTO MY BODY. AND SO, THE CONCEPT WAS
I’D WADDLE OVER AND I’D BLEND
INTO THE BACKGROUND. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] Samaniego: I’VE BEEN ON TUMBLR
FOR A WHILE NOW, MAKING GIFs, PHOTOGRAPHS. I’M SHOOTING A TIME LAPSE
OF EVERYONE DOWN THERE JUST TO KIND OF — I’M KIND OF CURIOUS TO SEE
HOW THAT’LL TURN OUT. AND I ALSO SHOT THE TOP.
YOU SEE THE LINES GOING BY? I JUST LIKE THE COLORS, AND IT’LL BE COOL
TO KIND OF LOOP TOGETHER, KIND OF MAKE AN INTERESTING
KIND OF GIF/CINEMAGRAPH. Palmer: I’M SARAH PALMER.
I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER. I DO STILL-LIFE PHOTOS
OF OBJECTS ARRANGED NEATLY. YESTERDAY MORNING,
WE WENT BACKSTAGE. YEAH, I SHOT NEIL,
THE PRODUCER OF THE OSCARS, ON THE SIDE OF THE STAGE. I GET TO GO BACKSTAGE AND, LIKE,
HAVE ACCESS TO, LIKE, A LOT — A LOT OF AWESOME THINGS
THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T SEE. LIKE, I JUST TOOK 30 OR 40
OF THESE GOLD CHOCOLATE OSCARS AND WAS ABLE
TO PLAY AROUND WITH THEM AND ARRANGE THEM
INTO A COOL PATTERN FOR A PHOTO. King: WE WANTED TO BE PART
OF THE OSCARS BECAUSE THE ACADEMY IS A VERY
WELL-ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATION IN THE FILM INDUSTRY. Octavious: I ALWAYS WANTED
TO COME TO THE OSCARS AND PHOTOGRAPH,
EVER SINCE A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN I PHOTOGRAPHED
ANOTHER EVENT. SO THIS IS LIKE
THE CRËME DE LA CRËME. Randolph: I’M ALWAYS FASCINATED
BY PRODUCTIONS AND SHOWS, AND THIS IS BASICALLY LIKE THE ULTIMATE PRODUCTION
IN HOLLYWOOD, SO IT’S DEFINITELY FASCINATING. Huber:
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN AMAZING. IT’S BEEN
AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY. IT’S REALLY COOL
TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR WHAT I LOVE TO DO. -BatDad: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
-Girl: HEY, DAD? -BatDad: I’M A LITTLE BUSY.
-Girl: DADDY. BatDad: I’D LIKE TO THANK
THE ACADEMY — WAIT!

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