Many congrats to Schuyler Telleen, Production Designer, and Katherine Isom, Set Decorator, (“Portlandia”) for winning the Creative Arts Emmy for Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series – Reality Or Reality-Competition Series…..job well done!
Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, is rallying behind Portlandia for Emmy consideration in twelve categories, including Outstanding Variety Series. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisens’ hit sketch comedy series has already completed two seasons in Portland and is coming back for a third this year. The show won an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety/Music Program.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know of Will Vinton. He’s the man who coined and, in 1978, registered the term “claymation” to describe his films’ use of stop-motion animated clay. He’s responsible for some of the most well-recognized ad spokesmen of the twentieth century in this style – the California Raisins and the Red and Yellow M&Ms. He’s won an Oscar and multiple Emmys; all while working from his home base in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading... “An Interview with Will Vinton”