Last night I attended my first SBIFF Artisans panel, a tribute to some of 2016’s most distinguished below-the-liners. Ten in all, interviewed individually and ensemble by Variety‘s Tim Gray. Tim did a nice, smooth job of holding it all together, but if I’d asked the questions things would have been a bit more…what’s the right term? More specific? More inquisitive? I’d get into this a bit but I’m jammed for time….sorry. Maybe I’ll fill in sometime this evening.

(Standing l. to r.): Moonlight dp James Laxton, Arrival editor Joe Walker, Hacksaw Ridge sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, Sully sound editor Alan Murray, Hail Caesar production designer Jess Gonchor, moderator Tim Gray, Jungle Book VFX honcho Robert Legato, Suicide Squad makeup/hair guy Alessandro Bertolazzi, La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz; (seated) La La Land & Hail Caesar costume designer Mary Zophres, La La Land song lyricist Benj Pasek.