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WandaVision Sound Mixer Chris Giles on the Challenges of the Emmy-Nominated Marvel Series

August 2021
<em>WandaVision</em> Sound Mixer Chris Giles on the Challenges of the Emmy-Nominated Marvel Series

Chris Giles thought he was hearing things. The veteran film and television Production Mixer could hardly believe that WandaVision snagged a whopping 23 Emmy Award nominations. Among those nominations was one for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology or Movie, which went to Giles, Re-Recording Mixer Danielle Dupre, ADR Mixer Doc Kane,... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Sound, Television |

Director Series: The Flight Attendant‘s Emmy-Nominated Director Susanna Fogel

August 2021
Director Series: <em>The Flight Attendant</em>‘s Emmy-Nominated Director Susanna Fogel

One of the biggest surprises on the television/streaming horizon over the past few months was The Flight Attendant. Starring and produced by Kaley Cuoco, it’s quirky, smart, imaginative, daring, violent, funny and at times thrilling, with top-notched (and Emmy-nominated) production values and a superlative performance by Cuoco in her first post-Big Bang Theory outing.... »

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Posted in Direction, Director Series, Emmy Watch, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Emmy Watch: The Flight Attendant Production Designer Sara K White

August 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>The Flight Attendant</em> Production Designer Sara K White

“It’s been such an honor to receive the nomination,” enthuses Sara K White, who earned her first-ever Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More) category for her work on The Flight Attendant. “I happened to be back home in Ohio when I got the news,... »

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Posted in Art Direction, Emmy Watch, Featured, Nominations, Production Design, Television |

Emmy Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

August 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>The Handmaid’s Tale</em>’s Thrice-Nominated Makeup Artist Burton LeBlanc

Burton LeBlanc makes Elisabeth Moss look like hell. And for his efforts, he’s earned three Emmy nominations. LeBlanc, you see, is a top TV and movie makeup artist and just landed his third nomination (shared with Alastair Muir) in the Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) category for his work on Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Makeup, Television |

Emmy Watch: Bridgerton Costume Designers Ellen Mirojnick and John W. Glaser III

August 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>Bridgerton</em> Costume Designers Ellen Mirojnick and John W. Glaser III

It surprised absolutely no one that the Netflix sensation Bridgerton snagged 12 Emmy nominations, but if – in some alternate universe we don’t want to visit — it had received only one nomination, it would have been for Outstanding Period Costumes. Right? Right.  The show’s costumes popped visually on screen and complemented the personalities... »

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Posted in Costume Design, Featured, Television |

The Nevers: Scanline VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on his Emmy-Nominated Visual Effects

August 2021
<em>The Nevers</em>: Scanline VFX Supervisor Justin Mitchell on his Emmy-Nominated Visual Effects

The Nevers is complicated, complex and fantastical, with aliens blessing/cursing “touched” ladies in Victorian London with kickass powers. Only, the men don’t welcome the freshly empowered women. In fact, they hunt them down. Enter a touched, butt-kicking tandem, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) and Penance (Ann Skelly), who defend and shelter the gifted but endangered “orphans.” ... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Television, Visual FX |

Making the Scene: VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on The Boys’ Episode 203 Speedboat Chase

June 2021
Making the Scene: VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on <em>The Boys</em>’ Episode 203 Speedboat Chase

Season Two of The Boys was packed to the gills with holy-sh-t moments. Fans went particularly bonkers for a sequence in Episode Three, “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men.” In it, the Boys — Billy (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), Frenchie (Tomer Capone), Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), and Mother’s Milk (Laz... »

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Posted in Featured, Making the Scene, Television, Visual FX |

Emmy Watch: Yellowstone Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

June 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>Yellowstone</em> Stunt Coordinator Jason Rodriguez

Cows, cars, buffalo, horses, boats, bulls, and more, Jason Rodriguez juggles them all – safely and to great effect, as Stunt Coordinator on the Paramount Network series Yellowstone. Taylor Sheridan created the contemporary Western, has written and produced all 30 episodes to date, and directed nine of them, while Kevin Costner heads up the... »

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Posted in Emmy Watch, Featured, Interviews, Stunts, Television |

Contender Profile: Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon on The Boys‘ Super Outfits

June 2021
Contender Profile: Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon on <em>The Boys</em>‘ Super Outfits

“I think I’ve always been inspired to do what I do,” explains Laura Jean Shannon, who goes by “LJ” and is a Costume Designer who counts among her credits Requiem for a Dream, Iron Man, Black Lightning, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, and The Boys. “And then, when it appeared to me that what I do... »

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Posted in Costume Design, Crafts, Featured, For Your Consideration, Interviews, Television |

Emmy Watch: The Boys VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

June 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>The Boys</em> VFX Supervisor Stephan Fleet on Giving The Seven Their Powers

Stephan Fleet is living the dream, just a different dream than he initially anticipated. Fleet serves as Visual Effects Supervisor on The Boys, and counts among his prior credits Timeless, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Under the Dome, Big Love, No Ordinary Family, House, and his first-ever VFX gig, the 2008 reboot of Knight Rider.  But... »

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Posted in Contender Portfolios, Emmy Watch, Featured, Television, Visual FX |