Mark Scott Spatny 

Visual Effects Supervisor and Photographer

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Why I am running for Governor of the TV Academy

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of you may have heard that I am running again for the positon of Governor of the Special Visual Effects peer group of the Television Academy. If you are a member, here is why I would like you to vote for me:


The Academy governor position is an important role in our industry. Although it is a volunteer position, we oversee a multi-million dollar annual budget that is spent on educational programs, screenings, seminars, internships, and of course, the Emmy awards. Its Vis...

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How the media gets it wrong when reporting about visual effects:

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (31)

Yesterday, the entertainment industry website Deadline Hollywood ran an article about this year’s Emmy nominees in the Special Visual Effects categories. In the article, author Thomas McLean quoted just three VFX supervisors. He wrote five paragraphs, focusing entirely on logistical issues, such as the number of shots in each episode, post production schedules, and local tax incentives. ...

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2017 TV Academy Governors election

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For those elibigle to vote in the 2017 Television Academy Governors election, here is my bio and position paper for my candidacy for Governor of the Special Visual Effects peer group. Please see your email from the Television Academy for voting instructions and login/password.

I hope you will give me the opportunity to serve you for another term.

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT:

With 20+ years in the visua...

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