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Avid Customers Dominate EmmysCreators of winning programs use Avid postproduction solutions (September 29, 2004)
Avid Technology, Inc. today announced that customers using its industry-leading postproduction systems were winners in every outstanding show and editing category at the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. In addition, many postproduction teams for these Emmy award-winning shows deployed collaborative workflows that included multiple Avid editing, finishing, and shared-storage solutions.
?In recent years, many of us who earn a living in this business have been tempted by other systems - but in my opinion, they dont seem to match what Avid has always delivered, said Chris Willingham, A.C.E., Emmy award-winning editor of 24. ?Avid has been at this longer than anyone else and just ?gets it. They provide an intuitive interface that doesn't get in the way of a film editors creative instincts.
Barry Nulman, director of entertainment market development and western operations for Avid, said, ?Todays professionals have a wider and wider range of tools from which to choose, but Avid solutions remain at the top of the list for those who are creating the industrys most highly acclaimed programming. Whether theyre working on dramas, comedies, reality shows, or miniseries, these professionals can find Avid products that are specifically customized to meet both their production and budgetary needs. Wed like to thank this years Emmy winners and nominees for continuing to recognize the value of using Avid solutions as they push the bounds of creativity and excellence in television.
Emmy award-winning programs in outstanding show categories produced with Avid systems include:
* Angels in America (Outstanding Miniseries)
* The Sopranos (Outstanding Drama Series)
* Arrested Development (Outstanding Comedy Series)
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series)
* Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Outstanding Reality Program)
* The Amazing Race (Outstanding Reality Competition Program)
* Something the Lord Made (Outstanding Made for TV Movie)
* Samurai Jack: The Birth of Evil and Star Wars: Clone Wars (Outstanding Animated Programs)
* The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimers (Outstanding Nonfiction Special)
* Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special)
Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award winners in editing categories who used Avid systems include:
* Chris Willingham, A.C.E., for 24, ?10:00 am - 11:00 am (Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series)
* E. Lee Haxall for Arrested Development, ?Pilot (Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series)
* Michael Brown, A.C.E., for Something the Lord Made (Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special)
* Ron Volk, A.C.E., for Frasier, ?Goodnight, Seattle, (Outstanding Multi-Camera Editing for a Series)
* Zoran Jevremov and Lance Cain for A&E In Concert: Paul McCartney in Red Square (Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special)
* Kristen Huntley, Deborah Peretz, and Kate Hirson for American Masters/Judy Garland: By Myself (Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming)
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the companys Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning products and services, please visit: www.avid.com.
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