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Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Director/Co-Creator and DP Perspectives On "Hacks"
Oscar Wilde famously said, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” There’s some truth to that in Hacks (HBO Max) where we see series artisans benefiting from an on-set dynamic that in one key respect mirrors the behavior of the characters they helped to create. “ Hacks is about Deborah...
Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
Directorial Insights Into "Succession," "Only Murders in the Building"
Back in February, Succession (HBO) earned the unique distinction of sweeping the DGA Awards’ dramatic series category nominations--Kevin Bray for the “Retired Janitors of Idaho” episode; Mark Mylod for “All the Bells Say”; Andrij Parekh for “What It Takes”; Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman...
Friday, Jul. 29, 2022
Rise-and-Fall Story Of "The Dropout" Climbs To New Heights With 6 Emmy Nominations
From New Girl to golden girl turned fallen girl--that’s the wide-ranging, protagonist-driven ride navigated by Elizabeth Meriwether who prior to this current awards season was perhaps best known for her lengthy tenure as a writer and executive producer on New Girl , a smart, lauded comedy series...
Friday, Jul. 22, 2022
Nena Erb Embraces "Insecure" Feeling
Editor Nena Erb, ACE earned her third career Emmy nomination last week; it was for the “Choice, Okay?!” episode of Insecure (HBO) directed by Kevin Bray. This marks her second such nod for Insecure in the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series category, the first coming in...
Friday, Jul. 15, 2022
Road To Emmy Reflections: Contenders Become Nominees
As in years past, a healthy percentage of those SHOOT interviewed relatively early on for its The Road To Emmy Series--as well as prior TV Awards Season preview coverage and our Cinematography & Cameras features--has gone on to land nominations from Television Academy voters. For example, among...
Friday, Jul. 8, 2022
Ula Pontikos Reflects On Lensing Season 2 Of "Russian Doll"
What do you do for an encore when the first season of a series receives critical acclaim to the tune of 13 Emmy nominations and three wins? That was a prime challenge facing the creative minds and artisans behind Russian Doll (Netflix). The answer in part resided in adopting and embracing a new...
Friday, Jul. 1, 2022
Exploring The Sound Thinking Behind "Stranger Things"
Tasked with raising the creative bar on Stranger Things (Netflix) for season 4 was a tall order--including on the audio front when you consider that season 3 won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a One Hour Comedy or Drama Series. Emmy recipients were lead sound effects editor Angelo...
Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022
Insights Into Editing 4 Seasons of "Ozark," Lensing "Hawkeye"
Cindy Mollo, ACE is a five-time Emmy nominee, the last two coming for her editing on Ozark (Netflix) in 2019 (shared with Heather Goodwin Floyd) and 2020. In ‘19 Mollo actually garnered a pair of nods, the other coming for Deadwood: The Movie (shared with Martin Nicholson and Erick Fefferman)...
Friday, Jun. 17, 2022
The Art of Collaboration: Insights Into Writing "Loki," Lensing "The Survivor"
Michael Waldron, head writer on Loki (Disney+), is no stranger to awards season. In 2020 as a producer/writer he was part of the contingent that earned Rick and Morty a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. And earlier this year on the live-action front, Waldron was a member of the...
Friday, Jun. 10, 2022
Directorial POVs On "Succession," "The First Lady," "Ozark," "The Offer," "Girls5eva"
Lorene Scafaria is part of a distinguished group of Succession (HBO) directors. How distinguished? This year Succession swept the DGA Awards’ dramatic series category nominations--Kevin Bray for the “Retired Janitors of Idaho” episode; Mark Mylod, who wound up winning the DGA honor, for “All the...

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