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CCM E-Media Alumni in Oscar-Nominated Films

Two alumni from CCM’s Electronic Media Division worked behind-the-scenes on films nominated for Oscars in the 2018 Academy Awards! Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this Sunday, March 4 and will be broadcast live on ABC at 8 p.m.

Nick Lipari (BFA, 2012) was the first assistant editor on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is nominated for best Film Editing. Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film is nominated for three Oscars, including Writing (Original Screenplay) and Music (Original Score). This isn’t Lipari’s first time working on a major film. He previously served as the assistant editor on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which was one of the highest-grossing films of 2016.

Dan Schroer (BFA, 1999) worked as the second camera assistant on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, which is nominated for eight Oscars including Best Picture, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Schroer has worked on multiple blockbuster films directed by Nolan, including Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises. You can see his latest work in A Wrinkle in Time, which comes to theaters on March 9, and in Rampage, which comes to theaters on April 20.

E-Media alumni aren’t only being recognized at the Academy Awards. Brian Lazarte (BFA, 2004) was the film editor for Kailash, which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. At the 2018 Grammy Awards, David Pescovitz (BFA, 1992) won the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition.

Learn more about CCM E-Media at ccm.uc.edu/emedia.

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CCM Alumni Win at 2018 Grammy Awards

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Congratulations to CCM alumni Donald Nally (BM Music Education, 1982) and David Pescovitz (BFA Electronic Media, 1992) on their 2018 Grammy Award wins!

Nally conducts The Crossing, a professional chorus based in Philadelphia, which won the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for their recording Gavin Bryars: The Fifth Century. You can listen to the recording online at crossingchoir.org/grammy.

Pescovitz won the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition. According to Pescovitz’s interview with WCPO Cincinnati, the project is an homage to the 1977 NASA probe that launched into space with a curated golden record, The Sounds of Earth, which served as a sort of time capsule intended to communicate the story of our world to any extraterrestrials who might find it in the distant future.

Learn more about Pescovitz’s win in Gil Kaufman’s feature on WCPO Cincinnati.

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