by Philip Scott Johnson
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards "In Memoriam" as it was originally created.
I was commissioned by the executive producer of the Emmy Awards to create this piece that was to air live on CBS Television Sunday, September 22, 2013 during the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Hours before broadcast it was abruptly "re-edited" by the network and/or producers. The video that aired was a slide show using the same images but without the morph animations.
At the time there was a controversy over how the show would honor those who had passed. Jean Stapleton, Gary David Goldberg, Jonathan Winters, James Gandolfini, and Cory Montieth were given separate individual tributes which sparked the controversy.
I survived... my artwork didn't.
Music: Bach's Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009 performed by Antonio Meneses