Two CCM alumni up for Oscars

Nick Lipari also worked on the new Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music is reporting that two alumni — Nick Lipari and Dan Schroer — from the school’s Electronic Media Division worked behind-the-scenes on films nominated for Oscars in the 2018 Academy Awards, airing live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC. The 90th Academy Awards is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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).

Lipari previously served as the assistant editor on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 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.

In other e-media news at CCM, Brian Lazarte, who graduated in 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 (class of 1992) won the Grammy Award for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition.

Thanks to Rebecca Butts at CCM for this news!

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