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EMMY WATCH 2020: Robert Komatsu’s Influential Editing Approach to Mrs. America

August 31, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: Robert Komatsu’s Influential Editing Approach to <em>Mrs. America</em>

The FX limited series Mrs. America tells the story of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly (Cate Blanchett), as she attempts to upend the movement known as the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. Editor Robert Komatsu has been nominated for his work on the limited series, specifically for the pilot episode, “Phyllis.” Komatsu also edited  the episodes... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: Michelle Radow’s Big Little Lies Make-Up

August 31, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: Michelle Radow’s <em>Big Little Lies</em> Make-Up

Having completed its second season, HBO’s series Big Little Lies, created by David E. Kelley, is nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Contemporary Makeup, for its fourth episode, “She Knows.”  Makeup department head Michelle Radow, who has been in charge of the show’s makeup for all of Season Two, was among the nominees. Steve Artmont... »

EMMY WATCH 2020: Writing and Planning the Music for Saturday Night Live  

August 30, 2020 | By
EMMY WATCH 2020: Writing and Planning the Music for <em> Saturday Night Live</em>   

Eli Brueggemann has been the musical director at NBC’s popular late night show, Saturday Night Live, since 2011. He’s been there through some of the biggest developments and changes for the show, both comedically and musically, and he’s been nominated eight times for Emmys, having won for co-writing an original song in 2018. In... »

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 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,... »

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