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Lovecraft Country Production Designer Kalina Ivanov Ventures Boldly Into Real and Fantastical Worlds

June 2021
<em>Lovecraft Country</em> Production Designer Kalina Ivanov Ventures Boldly Into Real and Fantastical Worlds

HBO’s limited series Lovecraft Country needed a bold and specific production designer who could not only tap into the imaginative elements of creating certain structures that didn’t exist but also design some that were historically accurate. In addition they had to be able to delve into multiple genres while traversing through both time and space.... »

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Contender Profile: Pose Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

June 2021
Contender Profile: <em>Pose</em> Costume Designer Analucia McGorty on the Show’s Fabulous Looks

Spanning three decades from the 1970s through the 1990s, FX’s Pose follows a cast of colorful multi-cultural, multi-ethnic LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming characters in New York City. At the center of their world is the underground ball scene, emceed by patriarch Pray Tell, played by Billy Porter, where chosen House members strut outrageous outfits befit of a designated... »

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Big Sky Cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC, on Capturing the Vastness and Scope of the Show

June 2021
<em>Big Sky</em> Cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC, on Capturing the Vastness and Scope of the Show

In the ABC series Big Sky, the operative word was certainly “big” when it came to cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, ASC designing the vast vision for the show. The story of the search for a serial killer is set among the expanding backdrop of Helena, Montana with Albuquerque, New Mexico and its orange mountains as the... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Interviews, Television |

This Is Us Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

June 2021
<em>This Is Us</em> Casting Director Josh Einsohn Discusses Matching Older Cast With Younger Counterparts

When casting director Josh Einsohn, CSA, got the gig for This Is Us, the multiple Emmy-winning drama on NBC, which has been running for five seasons, he knew it would be a special assignment. Einsohn joined the team after the pilot; the principal cast of the Pearson family featuring Mandy Moore , Milo... »

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For All Mankind Cinematographer Stephen McNutt Creates A Luminous Look on Earth And Moon 

May 2021
<em>For All Mankind</em> Cinematographer Stephen McNutt Creates A Luminous Look on Earth And Moon 

When the space-themed television series For All Mankind debuted in November 2019, it presented an alternative reality to the year 1969. The biggest accomplishment in the history of space travel was turned upside down. The jarring and unsettling reality in the world of creator Ronald D. Moore was the fact that the Soviet Union... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Dickinson Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

May 2021
<em>Dickinson</em> Hair and Makeup Team Discusses Fusing Research with Modern Twists

At first glance, Apple TV+‘s  Dickinson looks like a period drama from the 1850s featuring the lovelorn poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) and her near-miss adventures with requited love and becoming famous. But watch closely through the 10 episodes in Season 2 and you’ll see a much more interesting modern mash-up featuring hairstyles such as Elvis... »

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For All Mankind VFX Supervisor Jay Redd Steps Up Fantastical Space With One Foot in Reality

May 2021
For All Mankind VFX Supervisor Jay Redd Steps Up Fantastical Space With One Foot in Reality

Traveling to the moon and seeing its lunar dust, impact craters, and utter vastness is something that only astronauts marvel at and witness up close. Thanks to technology and special visual effects, the mysteries of space and the neighboring planet we see up in the sky can be recreated in all its heavenly glory... »

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Posted in Awards, Emmy Watch, Featured, Television, Visual FX |

Contender Profile: Dickinson Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

May 2021
Contender Profile: <em>Dickinson</em> Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

The world of Dickinson on Apple TV+ takes place in the 1850s. If you Google what women wore in those days, you’d primarily see bell-shaped skirts and dresses, petticoats, and paisley patterned shawls. For men it was a tailored three-piece suit complete with a jacket, vest and trousers, a shirt and a necktie. The wardrobe... »

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Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Choreographer Mandy Moore on the Show’s Magical Realism

May 2021
<em>Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist</em> Choreographer Mandy Moore on the Show’s Magical Realism

When Choreographer Mandy Moore first received the pilot script for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist from creator Austin Winsberg, even she was a bit perplexed by the premise of the title character, software developer Zoey (Jane Levy), who unwittingly hears people’s innermost thoughts as they’re singing their hearts out via “heart songs.” Moore was called upon to... »

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Oscar-Nominated Husavik Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

April 2021
Oscar-Nominated <em>Husavik</em> Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

There is no denying the power of a song, and in the case of “Husavik,” written by the songwriting team of Savan Kotecha, Max Gsus, and Rickard Göransson, that power can be felt as far away as Iceland. The song, which translates to “My Hometown,” was written exclusively for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story... »

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