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On location for Walk of Shame, camera crew members Larry Nielsen (center) and Milan "Miki" Janicin (right) help set up a crane shot. The wireless focus remote Nielsen will use is hanging from that purple carabiner on his jacket. Cindy Carpien/NPR hide caption

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.

One of this season's Oscar-nominated shorts is Mr. Hublot, a French-language animated film about a reclusive man who must learn to adapt to a new housemate — a robot dog. Zeilt Productions hide caption

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

Oscar Glow, Today's Tech Help Short Films Find Their Fandom

Oscar-nominated short films, once all but impossible to see except at art-house theaters, are surging in popularity via online streaming and on-demand services.

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The 86th Annual Academy Awards

A Cowboy Stunt Double Who Made The Stars Look Good

For decades, Dean Smith doubled for Gene Autry, John Wayne and other Hollywood stars in some of America's most iconic Westerns. Those days are behind him, but Smith is still a cowboy at heart.

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There are about 2,000 dairy cows on Pete Olsen's fifth-generation farm in northern Nevada. A new milk processing plant is now putting pressure on Olsen and other dairy farmers to expand the size of their herds. But with the ongoing drought, farmers are struggling to get enough feed for the cows they already have. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Afternoon Outings Joel McNeely & Royal Scottish National Orchestra

The Final Irony Franz Waxman Orchestra

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