Greig Fraser, ASC ACS has taken home the Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) Emmy alongside Baz Idoine for his work on The Mandalorian: Chapter 7: The Reckoning.
“I’m honoured to have been considered alongside the other nominees: Jas Shelton, Kira Kelly, Ava Berkofsky and Benedict Spense. Their work raised the bar so high this year, the Emmy could equally be shared by all of us,” says Fraser, who is currently in the United Kingdom shooting The Batman. “I’m humbled to accept this accolade, alongside my friend and colleague Baz Idoine, from the Television Academy on behalf of my crew and the whole team behind The Mandalorian.”
Fraser’s cinematography and use of VFX to render the worlds of The Mandalorian on a soundstage in real time was widely lauded in the media, with Collider describing it as “not hyperbole to say this is absolutely game-changing.”
“It’s been a dream to work alongside the talented team at Lucasfilm and ILM to make advancements and improvements to the filmmaking process to help tell stories more efficiently,” says Fraser.
Fraser, whose work also includes for Rogue One, a Star Wars Story (2016), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and the 2020 remake of Dune, said “Technically, it was great to push boundaries to the edge on Mandalorian, while never losing sight of its singularly strong story. The collaboration between myself and Baz, as well as Lucas Film, Disney and ILM — alongside the episode directors — allowed us to completely re-invent the way drama is photographed.”
“The real kudos need to go to my family, who have supported my crazy filmmaking dreams — from Melbourne, to LA, England and the wider world — by supporting my projects and passions over the past years. I am indebted to more people than can be listed right now, but Jodie and my mum deserve a special shout out!”