Browse Articles by Mun Kang

Musical Vibes in Lena Waithe’s Twenties

July 2020
Musical Vibes in Lena Waithe’s <em>Twenties</em>

Twenties is a series created by Lena Waithe and follows 24-year-old aspiring writer Hattie (Jonica T. Gibbs), a queer African American woman as she and her two straight best friends Marie (Christina Elmore) and Nia (Gabrielle Graham) navigate the road to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. The music in the series combines... »

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Posted in Featured, For Your Consideration, Music |

Season Changing Cinematography in Little Fires Everywhere

July 2020
Season Changing Cinematography in <em>Little Fires Everywhere</em>

When cinematographer Trevor Forrest was appointed to shoot Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere for the screen with series creator Liz Tigelaar, he drew from his personal experience of living in Shelter Island in the Hamptons of New York state as the seasonal weather changes from the beautiful summer days to the freezing winter... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, For Your Consideration |

The Editing in Mrs. America’s “Houston”

July 2020
The Editing in <em>Mrs. America’s “Houston” </em>

Mrs. America is an FX original limited series created by Dahvi Waller and tells the story of the movement known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s with an unexpected opposition from conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett). The series depicts the major ERA players with a star-studded cast in Gloria Steinem... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, For Your Consideration |

The Musical Journey in The Elephant Queen

July 2020
The Musical Journey in <em>The Elephant Queen</em>

The Elephant Queen is a documentary directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone with Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor serving as the story voice-over narrator. The film follows elder matriarch Athena, who is responsible to protect her elephant herd after they are forced to leave their waterhole from a drought and take an epic... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Music |

Intimate Cinematography Captured in Normal People

July 2020
Intimate Cinematography Captured in <em>Normal People</em>

Normal People is a Hulu original series based on the novel by Irish author and screenwriter Sally Rooney. The story is set in Ireland and follows the complicated, but intimate relationship between two distinct people in Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) as they intersect through each other’s romantic lives during their time... »

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Posted in Direction, Featured, For Your Consideration |

The Gripping Cinematography in Defending Jacob

July 2020
The Gripping Cinematography in <em>Defending Jacob</em>

Defending Jacob is an Apple TV+ original limited series based on the 2012 New York Times best-seller by novelist William Landay with Mark Bomback as the creator and showrunner. This gripping series follows 14-year-old Jacob Barber (Jaeden Martell) as he is suspected of murdering a fellow schoolmate. Assistant district attorney Andy (Chris Evans) and... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, For Your Consideration |

18th Century Magnificent Production Design in The Great

June 2020
18th Century Magnificent Production Design in <em>The Great</em>

The Great is a Hulu original series created by Tony McNamara. It is loosely based on Catherine the Great and tabbed as “an occasionally true story” by having true concepts mixed in with a comedic farcical slant. The series follows the arrival of outsider Catherine (Elle Fanning) as she has an arranged marriage with... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, For Your Consideration |

Perceptive Editing in Little Fires Everywhere

June 2020
Perceptive Editing in Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere is a Hulu limited series based on the 2017 best-selling novel from author Celeste Ng and created and developed by showrunner Liz Tigelaar. The show follows well-off journalist and landlord Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) as she leads her picture-perfect family of 4 teenagers and husband in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Elena’s perfect... »

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Posted in Editing, Featured, For Your Consideration |

The Intricate Detailed Set Decoration in Dead to Me

June 2020
The Intricate Detailed Set Decoration in <em>Dead to Me</em>

Season 2 of Liz Feldman’s Netflix original series Dead to Me continues from the wreckage as Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) deal with the aftermath of Steve Wood’s (James Marsden) death. Soon after, Steve’s twin brother Ben (also played by James Marsden), arrives looking for his brother to make matters... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Featured, Television |

The Contemporary Soundtrack in Dickinson

June 2020
The Contemporary Soundtrack in <em>Dickinson</em>

Dickinson is an Apple TV+ original series created by Alena Smith and stars actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson. The show delves deep into the perspective and world of Emily during the 19th century Dickinson era with a modern sense and flair. The musical soundtrack guided by music supervisor DeVoe Yates created... »

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Posted in Featured, Music, New Media |

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