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EMMY WATCH 2020: The Complex Editing in Stranger Things 3

August 30, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: The Complex Editing in <em>Stranger Things 3</em>

The Duffer Brothers once again delivered on extraordinary expectations with the finale episode of Season Three of their highly- acclaimed series, Stranger Things, titled “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt.” The ultimate showdown and battle rages on in the Starcourt Mall between Eleven and the team of Mike, Will, Lucas, Nancy, Jonathan and Max,... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: Watchmen Director Steph Green

August 29, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>Watchmen</em> Director Steph Green

Before making the jump to directing television in 2016, Steph Green was a filmmaker with three shorts, including New Boy, which received an Oscar nomination, and she had already directed her first feature, Run and Jump, as well. Once she moved back to L.A. from Ireland, Green started to get more involved with directing television, first... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Intimate Sound of Star Trek: Picard

August 29, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: The Intimate Sound of <em>Star Trek: Picard</em>

The CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard features the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as the beloved Jean-Luc Picard after the conclusion of Star Trek: The Next Generation and 20 years after his last appearance in Star Trek: Nemesis. The new series focuses on Picard’s next chapter in his life after... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: Abstract Title Design in The Morning Show

August 26, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: Abstract Title Design in <em>The Morning Show</em>

When creative directors Angus Wall and Hazel Baird pitched the concept for the main title design for the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, the abstract sphere idea was a major hit with subtle undertones and subcode on human characteristics and behaviors. The idea was broad enough and didn’t hone in on one theme.... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: Jason Sherwood on Designing the 2020 Oscars

August 26, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: Jason Sherwood on Designing the 2020 Oscars

  Jason Sherwood, a young production designer with credits in touring entertainment, theater, and television, is quickly reaching the pinnacle of acclaim for his craft after receiving an Emmy nomination for his work on the 2020 Oscars. “It was a really wonderful and exciting reminder of the work we were able to be a... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

August 25, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Production Designer Elisabeth Williams

The extent of Gilead’s power is never more apparent than in the transformed Washington, D.C. capital seen in “Household.” An episode from the third season of Hulu‘s A Handmaid’s Tale, it shows in vivid detail the aftermath of the United States’ conversion from democracy to a religion-based dictatorship. It was nominated for Outstanding Production... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Sound for the Beastie Boys Story Doc

August 21, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: The Sound for the <em>Beastie Boys Story</em> Doc

The original experimental punk, hip hop, rap rock, alternative band of best friends Adam “MCA” Yauch, Michael “Mike D” Diamond, and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, better known as the Beastie Boys, left a mark with their distinctly unique, adaptive musical style for over 30 years. They’ve chronicled their story in a live documentary, produced, directed, and... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: The Handmaid’s Tale Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

August 21, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em> Visual FX Supervisor, Brendan Taylor

Ever since Hulu introduced their Emmy-winning show The Handmaid’s Tale, people have been wowed by the visual FX used to create a dystopian version of our own world from Margaret Atwood’s novel. A lot of that amazing work can be credited to Visual FX Supervisors Brendan Taylor and his team at Mavericks, including Leo Bovell,... »

The Academy Announces Conversation Series on Race and Gender Equity in Filmmaking

August 20, 2020 | By
The Academy Announces Conversation Series on Race and Gender Equity in Filmmaking

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a new conversation series called “Academy Dialogues: It Starts With Us,” as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 equity and inclusion initiative. The series, which will focus on the systemic changes needed in the filmmaking industry to give better opportunities to women and underrepresented... »

SMPTE Announces 2020 Honorees

August 19, 2020 | By
SMPTE Announces 2020 Honorees

SMPTE, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, has revealed the industry leaders and innovators who will be honored at the Awards Gala that will be part of this year’s interactive remote SMPTE 2020. Scheduled for November 11th and 12th during the Society’s annual technical conference and exhibition, the online celebration will... »

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