Crested Butte, CO – March 13th, 2008 – Matchstick Productions' HD Television series, FOCUSED, comes back for more with two Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Camera Work” in two separate episodes from Season Four of the series, now airing on RushHD. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – the Academy that decides the nominees and winners for the prestigious television awards – announced the list of nominees on Thursday.
RushHD, part of the VOOM Networks, shares in the honor of these latest nominations on the heels of FOCUSED's 2007 Emmy nomination. “Human Flight” and “Freestyle Skiing” are the two nominated episodes from Season Four and are just two of 13 episodes in the most recent season of the series.
The “Human Flight” episode is a study of wingsuit BASE-jumping and demonstrates the boundaries of human aeronautics. In this episode, athletes jump from Norwegian cliffsides and capture never-before-seen first person perspectives, allowing the viewer to see the action through the flyers' eyes.
“Freestyle Skiing” features five of the top athletes in the game as they take on the ever-evolving world of "newschool" freestyle skiing from park jumps to halfpipes to competitions, as one of the skiers chases the action from revolutionary angles.
This announcement marks the third Emmy nomination for Matchstick Productions and RushHD. The FOCUSED series was also nominated for "Outstanding Camera Work" in 2007. For more information and a complete list of nominees, please visit Emmyonline.org. Winners of the 29th Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be announced on April 28th, 2008 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Matchstick Productions would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support: Rush HD, Helly Hansen, Subaru, Whistler/Blackcomb, Red Bull, Salomon, Powder, and New Era.
ABOUT MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS:
Matchstick Productions is the leader in action sport filmmaking. The team at MSP has worked with the best athletes in the world in the most exotic locations in order to capture compelling images in action sports. Their ultra progressive camera techniques, editing, and production value has earned them many prestigious awards, including 2007 and 2008 Emmy nominations for cinematography. For more information about Matchstick Productions, please visit www.SKIMOVIE.COM