- Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014
When the Emmy®award nominations were announced on July 10, SHOOT was approaching the half-way point of this year's 12-part Road to Emmy®series that kicked off on June 6th. Two special Pre-Road to Emmy feature articles were published on April 18 and May 16. The series and earlier features are designed to bring attention to the shows, executives and artisans behind the shows that first held promise to be emmy-contenders and then once the nominations were announced SHOOT continued the series exploring the field of Emmy nominees encompassing such disciplines as directing, cinematography, editing, animation and VFX. Each installment contains interviews that explore the biggest creative challenges posed by the nominated work, the nature of the collaborations behind those projects, and reflections on what the Academy recognition means personally and professionally.
While SHOOT's coverage of ATAS and the Emmy Awards datess back many years, 2014 marks the third year of SHOOT's 12-Part Road to Emmy®Series.
Here's a look at the first installments of the series and the two special pre-Road to Emmy series...
1st Pre-Road to Emmy 2014 feature, April 18
This "Primetime Talent" feature focused on the following directors and cinematographers:
Vanja Cernjul, ASC, HFS and Yaron Orbach who discuss their work for "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
Gail Mancuso, who directed the "Vegas" episode of Modern Family (ABC)
Additional interviews with cinematographer Igor Martinovic and director Tristram Shapeero are included.
This "Primetime Talent" feature included interviews with:
Beau Willimon, showrunner, executive producer, writer and creator of House of Cards (Netfilix)
Scott Gamzon, ACE, Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
Michael Hirst, showrunner, executive producer, creator, writer, Vikings (History Channel)
The first installment focused on the visual effects in Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (Fox).
VFX Supervisor Rainer Gombos and effects producers Natasha Francis and Addie Manos discuss the show.
Part 2 took a look at "The White Queen," dancing on the Edge (Starz) through the eyes of cinematographers David Luther and Ashley Rowe.
Blake McClure, cinematographer, Drunk History (Comedy Central)
James Hawkinson, cinematographer, Hannibal (NBC Universal)
SHOOT talked to the following executives and artisans for Part 4:
Steve Golin, managing partner & frounder, Anonymous Content, the company that developed and produces True Detective (HBO)
Jesse Peretz, director/producer, Girls (HBO)
Ann Druyan, co-creator, writer, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssy (Fox)
Steve Arnold, production designer nominated in the Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (single-camera) category for House of Cards, “Chapter 18” and “Chapter 24.”
Gary Baum, nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series category on the strength of the “Weekend At Peggy’s” episode of Mike & Molly (CBS).
Neville Kid, nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie is Neville Kidd for the “His Last Vow” episode of the miniseries Sherlock (part of PBS’ Masterpiece presentation).
Colin Bucksey, nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for the "Buridan's Ass" episode of "Fargo." (FX)
Carl Franklin, nominee for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, nominee for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special on the strength of the "Bitchcraft" episode of "American Horror Story: Coven." (FX)
Shannon Mitchell, ACE, nominated for Best Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series on the strength of the "Tall Men With Feelings" episode of "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
Danny Moder, a nominee for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie on the strength of "The Normal Heart." (HBO)
William Turro, nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series on the strength of an episode of "Orange is the New Black." (Netflix)
Tim Van Patten, nominee for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramati Special for the "Farwell Daddy Blues" episode of Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Here's a look at what's planned for the fianl installments coming up.....
The Road To Emmy, Part 8, August 1
The focus will be on cinematographers, including:
Dana Gonzales, an Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie nominee for the “Buridan’s Ass” episode of “Fargo.” (FX)
Matthew J. Lloyd, an Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie nominee for “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” episode of “Fargo.” (FX)
Bill Pope, ASC, nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming on the basis of the “Standing Up in the Milky Way” episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” (Fox)
Stephen St. John, an Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie nominee for “Killing Kennedy.” (The National Geographic Channel)
The Road To Emmy, Part 9, August 8
The focus will be on Visual Effects, including:
Andrew Orloff, digital effects supervisor, and Michael Cliett, VFX supervisor, both from Zoic Studios, nominated for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects for “The 100” (The CW). Additionally Cliett is a nominee in the same category for "Almost Human" (Fox).
Erik Henry, sr. visual effects supervisor on "Black Sails" (Starz) nominated for an Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role Emmy. Henry is not stranger to the Emmy proceedings. He was part of an effects ensemble on the HBO miniseries John Adams which won an Outstanding Special Visual Effects Emmy in 2008.
Tom Horton, series visual effects supervisor/producer on the series "Da Vinci's Demons," which too has scored an Emmy nomination for the second consecutive year in the Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role category. This latest nomination is for the second season finale episode titled "The Sins of Daedalus."
Ergin Kuke, creative director at MindOverEye, who is a nominated VFX artisan on the basis of "The Immortals" episode of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (Fox).
Dominic Remane, visual effects supervisor for "Vikings" (History Channel), which for the second straight year has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. The nomination this time around came for the episode titled "Invasion."
The Road To Emmy, Part 10, August 15
The focus will be on editors, including:
John Duffy, nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming for the “Standing Up in the Milky Way” episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (Fox)
Byron Smith, an Outstanding Single-Camera icture Editing for a Drama Series nominee for “Chapter 14” of “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Pedro Kos, an Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming nominee for “The Square” (Netflix)
Additional interviews to be announced
The Road to Emmy, Part 11, August 16
Creatve Arts Winners
(will also appear in the August 22 SHOOT>e.dition)
The Road to Emmy, Part 12, August 25
(will also appear in the August 29 SHOOT>e.dition)
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