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American Horror Stories VFX Supervisor John Decker Reveals Seamless Visual Macabre Magic 

September 2021
American Horror Stories VFX Supervisor John Decker Reveals Seamless Visual Macabre Magic 

If you’re at all squeamish, then perhaps the American Horror Story anthology series is not your binging jam. On the other hand, if you crave the sight of blood, gore, and the macabre, then you have found your home with the Ryan Murphy family. The recent offering, American Horror Stories (AHS) and American Horror... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Postproduction, Television, Visual FX |

Secrets of The Whales DoP Brian Armstrong Reveals Stunning Filming Secrets In Capturing Their World

August 2021
<em>Secrets of The Whales</em> DoP Brian Armstrong Reveals Stunning Filming Secrets In Capturing Their World

Whales are the closest mammals to humans on earth. That is just one of the secrets revealed in Secrets of The Whales, nominated for multiple Emmys on Disney +, namely to Directors of Photography Hayes Baxley, Andy Mitchell, Luis Lamar, and Brian Armstrong for ‘Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program.’ The three-part series from... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Ted Lasso Casting Director Theo Park Fulfills Each Role With the ‘Ted Lasso Effect’

August 2021
<em>Ted Lasso</em> Casting Director Theo Park Fulfills Each Role With the ‘Ted Lasso Effect’

The Richmond football team — or soccer as it’s known in the States — that we’ve come to cheer on in the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso kicked its way into season 2 in July 2021. The ragtag team, led by Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard and Jason Sudeikis as Lasso and who also developed the hit series along with Bill Lawrence and Joe Kelly,... »

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Posted in Emmy Watch, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Showstoppers! Costume Exhibit in NYC Proves the Show Must Go On

August 2021
<em>Showstoppers!</em> Costume Exhibit in NYC Proves the Show Must Go On

There is an age-old saying in show business, where despite any unforeseen or unmitigated circumstances, “The show must go on.” However, nobody could ever have imagined that a pandemic would close the lights on Broadway, and shut down film and television production for an entire year, thwarting the indomitable creativity of the entertainment industry.... »

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Posted in Costume Design, Featured, Interviews |

RuPaul’s Drag Race Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

August 2021
<em>RuPaul’s Drag Race</em> Makeup Artist Raven and Hairstylist Ryan Randall Slay With Season’s Looks

Sashaying into its 13th season on VH1, RuPaul’s Drag Race took off on the runway with episode one, “The Pork Chop,” named for Victoria ‘Porkchop’ Parker, who was the first queen ever eliminated from the show going back to season one in February 2009. As always, the competition was fierce for the competing drag... »

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Posted in Emmy Watch, Featured, For Your Consideration, Makeup, Television |

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

August 2021
<em>Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special</em> Makeup Team Tackles Glitz, Glam & Festive Spirit

For many of us, the spirit of Christmas in December 2020 seemed like an impossible dream. Mariah Carey saw the vision of celebration through those darkest days, bringing that holiday cheer into our homes with Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special on Apple TV+. The seven-time Emmy-nominated make-up team led by seasoned Department Head Makeup... »

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Posted in Crafts, Emmy Watch, Featured, For Your Consideration, Makeup, Television |

The White Lotus Cinematographer Ben Kutchins Exposes the Darkness and Light Amidst Hawaii’s Natural Beauty

July 2021
The White Lotus Cinematographer Ben Kutchins Exposes the Darkness and Light Amidst Hawaii’s Natural Beauty

The natural beauty of Hawaii with its golden hues and glorious sunshiny surf can’t help but lend itself to the stunning look of The White Lotus. However, according to Cinematographer Ben Kutchins, it also posed a significant challenge with changes in weather and utilizing real world outdoor sets such as the beach.  The six-episode... »

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Posted in Camera, Featured, Interviews, Television |

Gunpowder Milkshake Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff Shakes Up Fight Scenes With Humor And Cool Props 

July 2021
<em>Gunpowder Milkshake</em> Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff Shakes Up Fight Scenes With Humor And Cool Props 

The art of fight choreography is like a dance where every move is precise and counted out to the last beat to achieve the utmost goal of being badass, but most importantly so nobody gets hurt. Fight Choreographer Laurent Demianoff carved out a career mastering this skill. He studied martial arts from early childhood... »

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Posted in Featured, Film, Interviews, Stunts |

Mary J. Blige’s My Life Composer Mervyn Warren Writes Complementary Score to Her Music and Animated Sequences

June 2021
<em>Mary J. Blige’s My Life</em> Composer Mervyn Warren Writes Complementary Score to Her Music and Animated Sequences

In 1994, Mary J. Blige released the album My Life,  a confessional collection of songs relaying her battles with abuse, depression, and addiction. Through the years it became an anthem to her fans, who, facing similar demons, found solace in Blige’s lyrics and music. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Grammy®-winning LP, Director... »

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Posted in Composers, Featured, Film, Interviews, Music |

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Music Supervisor Jen Ross Lays Hearts on The Line for Song Rights

June 2021
<em>Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist</em> Music Supervisor Jen Ross Lays Hearts on The Line for Song Rights

Music is at the center of “Zoeyverse,” the world of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist where “heart songs” illustrate the emotional depth of what lies behind what a character is feeling through beat and  melody. Music Supervisor Jen Ross had to follow that musical mantra from the start when it came to obtaining the best songs... »

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Posted in Featured, Interviews, Music, Television |