David Klotz

Stranger Things Music Editor David Klotz on the Sonic Secrets Behind the “Massacre at Hawkins Lab”

David Klotz is hitting all the right notes as a Music Editor, having won seven Emmy Awards and been nominated for 12 more. He worked on Christopher Nolan‘s Memento, while his many TV credits include American Crime Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Glee, Scream Queens, and Stranger Things, the latter of which has brought him his latest Emmy nod in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for […]

The First Lady

The First Lady Costume Designer Signe Sejlund on Referencing Iconic White House Looks Through the Decades

Throughout history, the title of the First Lady of the United States has been none other than the “hostess of the White House.” As the wife of the President, her duties are varied — some involve political agendas and management of the White House and its staff, while others include championing social causes and standing by her man at official events and ceremonies. The First Ladies have each made their […]

Siddhartha Khosla

Composer Siddhartha Khosla on Scoring Emmy Nods in Three Different Categories for Only Murders in the Building and This Is Us

Musician, songwriter, and composer Siddhartha Khosla earned his fourth Emmy nomination for his work on NBC’s acclaimed drama This Is Us this past year, and he also picked up two additional Emmy nominations for his main theme and score for Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. If you’ve watched either show, then you’re abundantly aware of Khosla’s contributions, particularly the songs he co-wrote with Taylor Goldsmith from the band Dawes […]

Angus Wall

Pachinko Main Title Designers Angus Wall and Nadia Tzuo on How They Set the Tone of the Show By Juxtaposing Historical Footage With Dance Moves

Main title sequences often go unnoticed or underappreciated unless there’s a James Bond movie after them, but they can be key to setting a certain tone. Sometimes, these title sequences are even better than the actual film or TV show that they’re introducing. The Apple TV+ drama Pachinko boasts an incredible title sequence set to the golden oldie “Let’s Live for Today” by the Grass Roots. The catchy tune — […]

Jabez Olssen

Below the Line’s 2022 Television Craft Awards Round-Up

We are currently in the voting phase for this year’s Emmy Awards, which continues through August 22, and Below the Line wants to make sure all our readers that are also Emmy voters have a single page to quickly learn about a particular show or some of the crafts people they might want to learn more about before filling out their Emmy ballot. This year’s 74th Emmys will take place […]

Cristobal Tapia de Veer

The White Lotus Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer on Experimenting With Sound to Create the Unique Score

It’s hard to imagine the wildly popular The White Lotus being quite so impactful without its signature main title theme, which manages to highlight the show’s satirical nature while also adding so much to a truly bizarre and unique viewing experience. The man responsible is Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer, who earned two Emmy nominations for his work on the show, for the main title theme and original dramatic score. […]

Meredith Tucker

The White Lotus Casting Director Meredith Tucker on Finding a Hotel Full of Guests & Staff Who Fit Mike White’s Vision of Privilege

The first season of HBO’s anthology series The White Lotus earned an impressive 20 Emmy nominations, including seven individual bids for its ensemble cast, which boasts multiple standouts — from Emmy newcomers Murray Bartlett, Alexandra Daddario, and Sydney Sweeney to industry veterans such as Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, and Jennifer Coolidge — whose work together makes for a truly rewarding and deeply entertaining viewing experience. Below the Line recently had the […]

Nicky Austin

Ted Lasso Makeup Designer and Hairstylist Nicky Austin on the Coach’s Mustache and How Nate’s Hair Tells a Story

We conclude our Ted Lasso below-the-line trilogy by speaking to Nicky Austin, the show’s lead Makeup Designer and Hairstylist, who is up for one of the show’s 20 Emmy nominations this year — the same total as last year, by the way. Ted Lasso follows an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who scores a job overseas coaching the English soccer team AFC Richmond, which is owned by Rebecca Walton (Hannah […]

Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso Sound Editors Brent Findley and Bernard Weiser on Making 10 People Feel Like a Stadium Full of 10,000 Soccer Fans

We continue our conversation with the Emmy-nominated below-the-line talent behind Ted Lasso, which leads the comedy pack in terms of Emmy nominations this year. The show hails from Apple TV+ and Warner Bros. Television and stars Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Hannah Waddingham, Juno Temple, and Brett Goldstein, three of whom (Sudeikis, Waddingham, and Goldstein) won Emmys for their work. Earlier today, we spoke to the show’s Emmy-nominated re-recording mixers Ryan Kennedy […]

Ryan Kennedy

Ted Lasso Sound Mixers Ryan Kennedy and Sean Byrne on the Secret to Making AFC Richmond’s Games Feel Authentic

Apple’s flagship series Ted Lasso earned 20 Emmy nominations for the second straight year, leading all comedies, even though there were plenty of dramatic moments laced throughout its emotional second season. The show stars Jason Sudeikis as the titular soccer coach, who is on a journey to transform himself as both a leader of men and as a man himself. Originally envisioned as a spoof of sorts, the Ted Lasso […]