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03/12/2014

RTS Announces Craft & Design Winners (Pt 1)

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014.

This year saw TV professionals competing in 25 categories for a Royal Television Society Award. There were two awards given at the discretion of the Jury Chairs: the Judges’ and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The winners:

Costume Design – Drama

Stephanie Collie, Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach/Tiger Aspect for BBC Two

"The panel were impressed by the incredibly powerful and distinctive look and characterisation created by the costume team. Modern and edgy, the look helped create the intense mood of this magnetic and enthralling drama."

Nominees:

• Marianne Agertoft, Utopia – Series 2, Kudos for Channel 4
• Edward K Gibbon, The Honourable Woman, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for BBC Two

Costume Design – Entertainment & Non Drama

Annie Hardinge, Rev. – Series 3, Big Talk Productions for BBC Two

"The winner was meticulously detailed, subtle and restrained. Wardrobe brought so much to the warm, human, endearing and intelligently funny characters in this outstanding comedy."

Nominees:

• Claire Finlay-Thompson, Him & Her: The Wedding, Big Talk Productions for BBC Three
• Vicky Gill, Strictly Come Dancing – Series 11, BBC Entertainment for BBC One

Effects – Digital

Tom Horton, Da Vinci's Demons – Series 2, Adjacent Productions/Phantom Four Films for Fox UK

"The jury were particularly impressed with the epic way in which the Digital Effects were treated. The attention to detail and the overall execution were well defined and very believable."

Nominees:

• DNeg TV, Mr. Selfridge – Series 2, ITV Studios for ITV
• Vine FX, Atlantis – Series 1, Urban Myth Films for BBC One

Effects – Picture Enhancement

Enge Gray, Welcome To Rio, Clear Cut Pictures & Keo Films for BBC Two

"The colour and contrast perfectly captured the tone and vibrancy of the subject. An almost party atmosphere which perfectly complemented the backdrop."

Nominees:

• Aidan Farrell, The Thirteenth Tale, Vida Films for BBC Two
• Aidan Farrell, Utopia – Series 2, Kudos for Channel 4

Effects – Special

Colin Gorry, The Smoke, Kudos for Sky 1

"The effects team worked with a difficult element in very difficult conditions to achieve the feeling of claustrophobia, greatly enhancing the drama."

Nominees:

• Paul Kelly, Da Vinci's Demons – Series 2, Adjacent Productions/Phantom Four Films for Fox UK
• The Model Unit, Real SFX, Doctor Who – The Day Of The Doctor, BBC Cymru Wales/BBC Drama for BBC One

Graphic Design – Programme Content Sequences

Sarah Cook, Julian Gibbs, Jason Devine & Chris White, Sochi Winter Olympics – Curling, Intro for BBC Sport

"This bold and striking content sequence, really stood out in both concept and execution."

Nominees:

• Peter Anderson Studio, Sherlock – Series 3, Hartswood Films/Masterpiece for BBC Cymru Wales & BBC One
• Richard Gort, Julian Gibbs, Jason Devine & Chris White, Formula One – Monza, Intro for BBC Sport

Graphic Design – Titles

Matt Cooper, Luxury Comedy 2 – Tales from Painted Hawaii, Secret Peter for E4

"A breath of fresh air, bold, simple, fun, a true example of titles being allowed to shine in their own right."

Nominees:

• Chris Billig, Scatterlight Studios, The Honourable Woman, Drama Republic and Eight Rooks for BBC Two
• Paul McDonnell, Hugo Moss, Tim Key & Tony Jordan, By Any Means, Red Planet Pictures for BBC One

Graphic Design – Trails & Packaging

James Parry, John Sprott, Nick Farquhar & Olly Harnett, Rugby League World Cup, Red Bee Media for BBC Sport

"Great design and an imaginative use of CGI with live action background, this work felt fresh and engaging in both concept and style."

Nominees:

• James Parry, Sarah Owen, John Sprott & Andy Booth, World Cup, Red Bee Media for BBC Sport
• James Parry, Mark Rolfe & Tomek Baginski, Winter Olympics – Opening Ceremony, RKCR/Y&R/Red Bee Media for BBC Sport

Lighting for Multicamera

Chris Rigby, Alan Carr: Chatty Man – Series 11/12, Open Mike Productions for Channel 4

"The jury were impressed by the quality of the music numbers in the winning show. The lighting gave the numbers an edgy quality which made the winner stand out from the rest."

Nominees:

• Dave Davey, Dancing On Ice – Series 9, ITV Studios for ITV
• Dave Davey, The X Factor, Thames/Syco for ITV

Multicamera Work

Chris Power, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV Studios and Mitre Television co-production for ITV

"An extraordinary use of multi camera, said the Jury - absolutely nothing was missed. The viewpoints gave the scale and danger of the challenges as well as the intimacy of the presenters’ emotions."

Nominees:

• Tom Parr and Camera Team, Educating Yorkshire, Twofour Broadcast for Channel 4
• Nikki Parsons and Camera Team, Strictly Come Dancing – Series 11, BBC Entertainment for BBC One

Multicamera Work – Sport

Denise Large, Grand National 2014, IMG Productions for Channel 4

"The jury had all watched the race before, but once asked to concentrate on the camera work were blown away! The viewpoints, the use of technology and the timing of the cuts between shots were extraordinary. An amazing feat."

Nominees:

• Paul Davies, Six Nations – England vs Wales, BBC Sport for BBC One
• Paul McNamara, FA Cup Final 2014, ITV Sport for ITV

Make Up Design – Drama

Davy Jones, In The Flesh – Series 2, BBC Drama Production Salford co-produced with BBC America for BBC Three

"The judges were impressed by the sheer breadth and quality of work on this brilliant drama. A remarkable feat of make up and visual style, the team delivered a blockbuster supernatural movie in terms of impact, but without blockbuster movie budgets."

Nominees:

• Lisa Cavalli-Green, Inside No. 9 – Series 1, BBC Comedy Production London for BBC Two
• Loz Schiavo, Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach/Tiger Aspect for BBC Two
Make Up Design – Entertainment & Non Drama

Lisa Armstrong, Strictly Come Dancing – Series 11, BBC Entertainment for BBC One

"The winning make up is at the very centre of an iconic live entertainment show and really put through its paces. Flawless, said the Jury."

Nominees:

• Christine Cant, Luxury Comedy 2 – Tales from Painted Hawaii, Secret Peter for E4
• Christine Cant, Leslie Smith, Nina Pratley & Lisa Halstead, Harry and Paul's Story of the Twos, Balloon Entertainment for BBC Two

Music – Original Score

Adrian Johnston, The Tunnel, Kudos for Sky Atlantic & Canal+

"The winner is an astonishingly accomplished work that fitted perfectly around dialogue and sound. The composer intelligently solved the challenge of working with multiple directors with a clever, original and breath-taking score."

Nominees:

• Oliver Julian, Cardinal Burns – Series 2, Left Bank Pictures for Channel 4
• Cristobal Tapia de Veer, Utopia – Series 2, Kudos for Channel 4

Music – Original Title

Adrian Johnston & Dominik Moll, The Tunnel, Kudos for Sky Atlantic & Canal+

"Brilliant, gripping and totally memorable in a simple and effective way. Just amazing said the Jury."

Nominees:

• Andrew Simon McAllister, 37 Days, Hardy Pictures for BBC Two
• Samuel Sim, By Any Means, Red Planet Pictures for BBC One

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