We are excited to announce that we have been nominated for this year's Emmy® awards. We are both incredibly humbled, honored and thankful for the opportunities that we've had over this year and the last.
There is often this moment on a projects where I pause and get the feeling that everything is clicking. This moment is defined by the almost tangible feeling & sense of team work that comes from everyone working together & I think that teamwork is one of the best metaphors for filmmaking:
Any film, documentary, or commercial represents a whole that is greater than the sum of parts; its a moving clockwork of minds, hearts, passion, and creative focus that unify a group of people. The creative result of this sum is built from hundreds of moments where everyone works and thinks like a team.
We are proud to have worked with so many amazing teams of people this year I can't be more thankful for all the great friends we have made over the past year.
We received a nomination for a project we produced, directed and DP'd this year for ESPN. We really enjoyed working with the tight knit team at ESPN ( Jeremy, Lucas & Paul )
and for others that we had the opportunity to work on and be a part of.
Hands down, my favorite memories from this year are all the collaborations with the amazing producers - editors - & cinematographers that we've worked with. Emmy win or not, Danielle and I are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be nominated and we cant wait for what the rest of 2012 has to offer!
This week we have been gearing up for Season 2 of The Franchise and we cant wait to work with all the amazing producers at MLB again. We head out March 31st for opening day in Miami --> Follow our twitter account @MINDCASTLE for our thoughts / photos / & behind-the-scenes
I attached the official press release from MLB below so you can check it out:
MLB PRODUCTIONS EARNS ALL-TIME BEST FIVE SPORTS EMMY NOMINATIONS
FOR WORK ON “THE FRANCHISE” AND “DEREK JETER 3K”
-- MLB Media Entities Earn Combined 15 Nominations --
Major League Baseball Productions collected an all-time high of five nominations for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards, including nominations for its critically acclaimed work on The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants on Showtime and DerekJeter3K on HBO. The Franchise earned three nominations, including Outstanding Edited Sports Series /Anthology, while DerekJeter3K was nominated for Outstanding Edited Sports Special.
Overall, Major League Baseball media entities (MLB Productions, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media) earned a combined 15 nominations, which were announced earlier today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
MLB Network earned eight nominations, including two for MLB Tonight, the 2011 winner for the Outstanding Studio Show. MLB Tonight is once again nominated in the category along with a nomination for Outstanding Technical Team Studio. Bob Costas, a 22-time Sports Emmy Award winner, earned a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host for his work on both MLB Network and NBC. In addition, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds each earned a Sports Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst, and Jim Kaat also received a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.
MLB.com At Bat 11, the mobile phone and tablet application developed by MLB Advanced Media, again earned a nomination in one of the two categories representing digital media, Outstanding New Approaches to Sports Event Coverage. Since its 2008 debut, MLB.com At Bat has been the top grossing sports application and one of only two iOS apps inducted into the Halls of Fame for iPhone, iPad and Macworld.
In addition, MLB Productions, MLB Network and MLBAM were collectively nominated for the prestigious George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for The DIAMOND Platform, a media management tool. DIAMOND is utilized daily to research and produce broadcast quality programming for both MLB Network and MLB Productions, and to archive, search and retrieve video content for use by Major League Baseball. The Baseball Archives, managed by the DIAMOND Platform, contains over 300,000 hours of content, which is easily retrievable within minutes from the data tape robotic library.
Below is a complete list of Major League Baseball’s Sports Emmy Award Nominations:
Outstanding Edited Sports Special – Derek Jeter 3K (MLB Productions/HBO)
Outstanding Edited Sports Series /Anthology – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Music Composition/ Direction / Lyrics – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Studio Show – Daily: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
Outstanding Technical Team Studio: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (MLB Network/NBC)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Jim Kaat (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst: Al Leiter (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst: Harold Reynolds (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional: All in One Place (MLB Network)
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage – MLB Advanced Media
The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: The DIAMOND Platform (MLB Productions/MLB Network/MLB.com)