June 26, 2016
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Black Sails in 2016

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<em>Black Sails</em> in 2016

The last time we left off with the Emmy Award winning hit show, Black Sails, the crew was preparing for an imminent hurricane. The drama, which is set twenty years before Robert Louis Stevenson‘s book, Treasure Island, did not disappoint in epic twists and adventures this season. Period pieces are notoriously difficult to shoot,... »

The Designs of Outlander

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The Designs of <em>Outlander</em>

Outlander follows the story of WWII combat nurse, Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), swept back in time to 1743 and an unknown world where a passionate relationship with a chivalrous Scottish warrior (Sam Heughan) ensues. Because of the city’s historic architecture, it might seem that... »

The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

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The Mindy Project’s Costume Designer, Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez is sort of a big shot around here. Some, in fact, say he is a living legend. Not only is Perez the prolific wizard behind Mindy Kaling‘s fabulous and empowering costume designs on her eponymous show, he inspires women everywhere to be... »

Editing The Girlfriend Experience into a Complete Narrative

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Editing <em>The Girlfriend Experience</em> into a Complete Narrative

Based on the Steven Soderbergh feature, Starz series The Girlfriend Experience – created by Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz – centers on Christine (Riley Keogh), a Chicago law-school student,... »

Checking In To The Bates Motel With Production Designer Mark S. Freeborn

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Checking In To The <em>Bates Motel</em> With Production Designer Mark S. Freeborn

“I stumbled into genre film a few years ago,” Mark S. Freeborn chuckled. But the stumbles have all been good ones, as he notes “I’ve been very fortunate in... »

Michael G. Gallenberg, Production Designer, Superstore

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Michael G. Gallenberg, Production Designer, <em>Superstore</em>

NBC’s new comedy, Superstore, takes place at a different kind of workplace than producer Justin Spitzer’s previous working life sitcom, The Office. But in transitioning from the world of... »

LAFF: Character Thru a Strong Sense of Place

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LAFF: Character Thru a Strong Sense of Place

Realistically detailed worlds that define the people that inhabit them were common elements of films at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Expressing not only a diversity of character, but... »

A Look Behind The Chicago Franchise

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A Look Behind The <em>Chicago</em> Franchise

Famed producer, Dick Wolf, has said that it’s been a literal dream come true to have his three shows in the Chicago franchise working in concert. The new charter... »

Victoria Rose Sampson: Sound Editor Turned Director

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Victoria Rose Sampson: Sound Editor Turned Director

Victoria Rose Sampson is a sound editor, turned director. Her sound career began in 1973. For 25 years, she worked alongside her mother, Kay Rose, the first woman to... »

A Look Behind American Horror Story: Hotel‘s Hotel

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A Look Behind <em>American Horror Story: Hotel</em>‘s Hotel

Known for reviving the anthology genre, American Horror Story has risen to the challenge of creating heightened theatrical television. Mark Worthington, the show’s intrepid production designer since season one,... »

PBS’ Mercy Street

PBS’ <em>Mercy Street</em>

Mercy Street, a Civil War hospital drama set in 1862, is PBS‘s first original scripted series in over a decade. Produced by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, 1982) (The Martian 2015),... »

Budd Carr Reflects on His Career as a Music Supervisor

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Budd Carr Reflects on His Career as a Music Supervisor

Oftentimes, to the detriment of the movie, the songs utilized throughout a narrative are chosen after principal photography is completed, almost as an afterthought. However, when the musical... »

 
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