While your favorite actors, directors and musicians are preparing their wardrobe and acceptance speeches for Sunday’s Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been preparing a weekly video web series, Academy Originals
, for almost a year. The series began in May of 2014, and VITAC has been providing the captions for the program since the beginning!
The Academy Originals series takes a documentary-style look into the art, science and creative process of filmmaking in short 2-5 minute videos. There are a few recurring topics such as “Let’s go to the Movies
,” in which an actor views any film of their choice in the academy’s extensive archive and analyzes it afterwards. Other themes of the series include “Creative Spark
,” in which viewers receive a glimpse inside the minds of the artists in front of and behind the camera, and “Day in the Life
,” that chronicles the behind-the-scenes processes with industry professionals.
Before you tune in to the biggest awards show of the year this Sunday, take some time to enjoy a few of these informative and entertaining video segments. Learn some history, trivia and experiences of what went into making some of the best films of all time. New episodes are available every Monday and can be seen here or on the Academy Originals YouTube channel. To turn on the English captions, click the “CC” icon at the bottom right of the video screen.