Mark Scott Spatny 

Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer

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2016 Emmy SVE Short List

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Emmy voters and fans: Online voting for the 2016 Emmys is now open. The Television Academy didn't issue a press release announcing the short list of VFX entries for nomination voting. So here’s the list, which you will see when you go to your ballot to vote. These 30 shows were picked from over 70 entries, by the Peer Group Executive Committee, as representing the highest standards of visual effects work this year.

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

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New judging procedure for 2016 SVE Emmys

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

For those of you who haven't read the Emmy Awards rule book this year, we've made a significant change to the way the Special Visual Effects categories are judged.


As visual effects have started to play a much more significant role in television productions over the past few years, we've seen the number of entries in this category rise from about 35-40 per year to over 70 this year. With each entry running up to 7 minutes, it was clear that some of our membership might not ...

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Special Visual Effects Emmy voting now open

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)


This is a special message for members of the Television Academy Special Visual Effects peer group.

By now, you should have received many emails (and even snail mails) letting you know that voting is now open for the Emmy nominations in our categories. For many of you, this will be a first time opportunity. In the past, the nominations were determined by a small panel of viewers at a private screening in Los Angeles. Only thos...

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