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Emmy Watch: Production Designer Dave Blass, Constantine

By Mary Ann Skweres

Production designer Dave Blass drew much of his inspiration for the series Constantine from the Hellblazer DC comics. The titular character, Constantine, has been one of the most popular characters from the works. An anti-hero whose friends often die in the service of the story, Constantine’s mission hinges on saving humanity from the gathering... »

DP Scott Sorensen Uses Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras on MythBusters

By Staff

Blackmagic Design announced that DP Scott Sorensen is currently using 10 Pocket Cinema Cameras to capture secondary footage, as well as to shoot cold openings and the new opening title sequence for Discovery Channel’s hit television show MythBusters. »

Pixomondo Relies on CineSync for the Dragons of Game of Thrones

By Staff

VFX studio Pixomondo has been responsible for creating the fire-breathing dragons of HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones since the show’s second season. In the show’s fifth season, the dragons are bigger and more complex, creating challenges for the show’s VFX team. »

HBO and its Game of Thrones Top the Primetime Emmy Nominations

By Jack Egan

As in years past, HBO shows dominated the 67th Primetime Emmy nominations, announced this morning, in both overall nods and in below-the-line categories, led by fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. The premium cable service got 126 total nominations, and over 40 in what the Television Academy terms the “creative arts” category. »

Emmy Watch: Supervising Sound Editor Benjamin Cook, Black Sails

By Doreen Alexander Child

If you are looking for a challenge, look no further than the sound department's job on the crew of Starz's Black Sails. Shot completely on land in South Africa, one of supervising sound editor, Benjamin Cook's biggest concerns is “convincing people they're on the ocean.” Filmed on location at Cape Town Film Studios, the... »

Emmy Watch: Production Designers Doug Kraner and Richard Berg Go to the Dark Side on Gotham

By Jack Egan

There have been numerous filmed versions of the Batman legend – eight features and a number of television series. But Gotham, a stylish, noir hit in its first season on the Fox network, manages to offer its own twist on the well-known tale of the comic book superhero. »

Emmy Watch: Beau Willimon, House of Cards

By Mary Ann Skweres

“Everything we do in House of Cards is to serve the story. Every element, whether it is lighting, cinematography, sound, music or performance, is in service of that,” said Beau Willimon, showrunner of the hit Netflix series. »

Emmy Watch: Downton Abbey Producer Gareth Neame on the Hit Show’s Final Season

By Jack Egan

All good things must come to an end, so they say, and that includes Downton Abbey. Production is indeed very close to wrapping up for the sixth and final season of the addictively popular PBS Masterpiece Theater smash hit about the trysts, travails and traumas of an aristocratic British family, the Crawleys, and their... »

The Jinx Documentary Finished at Technicolor PostWorks

By Staff

Andrew Jarecki’s engrossing documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst explores the murky world of a real-estate magnate suspected of three murders. Postproduction finishing for the series, airing in six parts on HBO, was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Sean Smith served as finishing editor and colorist, working in... »

Emmy Watch: Showrunner Michelle Ashford, Masters of Sex

By Mary Ann Skweres

“We are certainly plugging along. It’s always quite the adventure when you have a show up and running,” commented Michelle Ashford, showrunner for Masters of Sex, the Showtime series about William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the pioneering team whose research in human sexuality during the prudish 1950s led to the sexual revolution. »

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