Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG Wins Two 2012 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism


With a Total of 9 Nominations in 2012, Creative Team at Evolve Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their Work with ESPN

Last Updated: June 10, 2013 5:30 pm GMT
(Chicago, Illinois--June 10, 2013) Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG, a boutique creative production company, announced today it has won two coveted 2012 Sports Emmy Award in the category of Oustanding Cinematography and Outstanding Journalism. Evolve was recognized for their work with ESPN.

The first Emmy Award was presented for outstanding cinematography for ESPN's Breaking the Silence (the trailer is available here: http://vimeo.com/35612877.) The second Emmy Award was presented for Outstanding Journalism for the ESPN E:60 feature "Beitar Jerusalem." The Evolve Team had a record high total of 9 Emmy nominations in the 2012 National Sports Emmys Awards.

More information on the 2012 Sports Emmy Awards can be found by visiting the Offical Emmy winners page: http://www.emmyonline.org/mediacenter/sports_34th_winners.html. The Sports Emmy Award recipients were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Panel of industry peers. The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2012 calendar year.

"As a creative artist, Cinematography and Editing are the one's you really want, and for this piece to be nominated in both of the categories was incredible,” said Joel Edwards, co-founder and director of production for Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG. “For the team at Evolve to actually win one of those, especially with so many other talented people and amazing work in those categories, is truly honoring and humbling. We're incredibly grateful and thankful to ESPN for opportunities to create content for them. For that content to win the biggest award in TV is surreal."

Evolve’s Award Winning Work: Behind The Scenes
The Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography
  • Breaking the Silence - Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/35612877
  • Shot by Joel & Jesse Edwards, Bill Roach, Mike Bove.
  • Produced by Kory Kozak. Executive Producers: Victor Vitarelli & Valerie Gordon.

Shot over six weeks from the streets of Dallas to the hills of Norway, the piece begins with a nightmare sequence envisioned by Monika herself. Supporting images were built via a studio art department, and extras were cast to depict Monika’s own fears. The opening sequence creates a powerful beginning to a story with an equally powerful message. The story then transitions to the safe and peaceful fjords of Norway, where Monika grew up and trained.

The TV feature was shot on a AbelCine http://www.abelcine.com high speed Phantom V65 package and Sony F3 Digital Cinema cameras, complimented by Angenieux zoom primes, Zeiss primes and Canon 5D Mk 3 cameras with Canon L Cine Mod lenses.

"At that time, the Phantom cameras were still being modded for remote field use. They were much more studio friendly, so remote fjords in Norway presented some real challenges,” added Jesse Edwards, co-founder of Evolve. “Mike Nichols at AbelCine was key to the shoot and worked closely with us to help put together numerous solutions, like the Phantom PCU control system and several remote power options."

Kessler mo-con system was used for several of the shots in this feature to yield highly elaborate motion control moves. Multiple scenes incorporated specific movement photography utilizing Kessler camera Jib arms, dolly sliders and Steadicam. Finally, an elaborate mix of point-of-view, van to subject filming, statics and handheld shots were incorporated to add perspective.

Joel and Jesse Edwards also edited the piece with Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe After Effects, mocha Pro Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite and Davinci Resolve.

The Emmy Award for Outstanding Journalism
  • Beitar Jerusalem
  • Produced by Beein Gim, Shot by Joel & Josh Edwards, Bill Roach, Edited by Tim Horgan
  • Executive Producers: Andy Tennant, Michael Baltierria, Ben Houser
Arguably the most converted Emmy Award of the evening - Outstanding Journalism - went to E: 60's Beitar Jerusalem, a short feature that dives into Jerusalem to report on those who have been called "the most dangerous fans" in Israeli soccer. Racism, politics and sports all collide in this amazing journalism TV story. The Evolve team traveled to Jerusalem for principle photography back in September of 2012, and the piece aired later that Fall. The piece was edited by Tim Horgan and Bluefoot Entertainment http://www.bluefoot.tv, and was produced and written by the E:60 Team; Beein Gim, Producer, Jeremy Schaap, Reporter / Writer and Executive / Sr. Producers Andy Tennant, Michael Baltierria, Ben Houser.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the Global Media AwardsTM which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Emmy® Awards given out for primetime programming are presented by our sister organization, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.emmyonline.tv

About Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG
Evolve Digital Cinema | IMG is a boutique creative production company that produces digital film, TV, HD Video, Photography and Graphic Design. As a creative & technical full service shop, Evolve facilitates full campaigns, or has the ability to work as ala carte freelance contractors for the convenience of it clients. Based in Chicago, Evolve retains a global client base. For more information, please visit http://www.evolveimg.com.


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