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Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
Perspectives On Shooting "Homecoming," Production Designing "Big Little Lies" and "The Morning Show"
Jas Shelton’s initial attraction to Homecoming (Amazon Prime) proved fortuitous as most recently affirmed by the first Emmy nomination of his career--in the Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour). The nod came for the “Giant” episode, part of season two for which all the...
Friday, Aug. 21, 2020
Insights Into Directing "Modern Family," Lensing "The Mandalorian"
Director Gail Mancuso recently picked up her fourth career Emmy nomination--all for Modern Family (ABC), the latest for the “Finale, Part 2” episode, capping what’s been the lauded show’s remarkable 11-year run. Mancuso won the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Emmy in both 2013 and ‘14...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
DP Settles Into Director's Chair On "Succession"; Costume Designing "Mrs. Maisel"
Succession (HBO) has marked both an expansion and a progression for Andrij Parekh, an accomplished cinematographer for 20 years who continues to lens short and long-form fare. Among his credits are multiple episodes of Succession , including the Adam McKay-directed pilot which debuted in 2018. The...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
Directorial Perspectives On "Watchmen," "The Crown," "Becoming"
Stephen Williams is no stranger to Emmy nominations, having landed three thus far in his career. The first two were for Outstanding Drama Series on the basis of Lost , for which he served as co-executive producer and director. This year, though, there was a new Emmy wrinkle for Williams--his first...
Friday, Jul. 31, 2020
Lynn Shelton Earns First Emmy Nomination Posthumously
Prior to this week’s Emmy nominations announcement, SHOOT connected with various contenders going back to our Emmy Preview and then this ongoing The Road To Emmy series of features which started some two-and-a-half months ago. As it turns out, a good number of the artisans we covered ended up in...
Friday, Jul. 24, 2020
Two Amandas Make Beautiful Music For Lena Waithe's "Twenties"
Recently the Lena Waithe-created comedy series Twenties , which premiered on BET in March, was renewed for a second season. The show broke new ground on BET, becoming the network’s first to be led by an LGBTQ+ character, a masculine-presenting woman of color named Hattie (portrayed by Jonica T...
Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
Bloodwell, Donnell Declare "We're Here" For Empathetic Verite Lensing
This is real-life television, which is decidedly different from reality TV. That’s a prime distinction made by cinematographers Ben Bloodwell and Bryan Donnell when discussing We Are Here (HBO), an unscripted series starring well known drag queens Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Bob The Drag Queen, and...
Thursday, Jul. 9, 2020
Showrunning "Barkskins," Scoring "The Morning Show" and "Space Force," Cutting "American Factory"
Elwood Reid’s television pedigree includes co-creating and serving as showrunner on the Peabody Award-winning series The Bridge . Now his talents in the creator/showrunner hybrid role have once again been brought to bear on Barkskins (National Geographic), a limited series which is the TV...
Friday, Jul. 3, 2020
Lensing and Editing "Ozark"; Production Designing "The Handmaid’s Tale" and "Pose"
In a 2019 installment of SHOOT ’s The Road To Emmy series, Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy talked about the integral contributions of cinematographers Ben Kutchins and Armando Salas, ASC. Kutchins very much helped set the tone for the Netflix series from season one (after Pepe Avila del Pino shot the...
Friday, Jun. 26, 2020
Director/EP Mimi Leder Reflects On Rousing Viewers, Emotions With "The Morning Show"
Mimi Leder has a rich Emmy history with nine nominations thus far--five for Best Director and four for Best Drama Series, the honored shows being ER, The West Wing and China Beach . The director/producer has won three Emmys--two for Best Drama Series ( ER in 1995 and ‘96) and one for Outstanding...

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