EMMYS: MIXER DAMON TROTTA RECOGNIZED FOR HISTORY DOCUMENTARY
Produced by New Animal Productions’ Nicole Rittenmeyer and Seth Skundrick, in conjunction with Siskel/Jacobs Productions and History, the documentary uses footage collected from a range of sources, including amateur citizen journalists, emergency dispatch radio recordings, and local news outlets to tell the story of 9/11 in virtual realtime, from a personal point of view.
As a New York native, Trotta was instantly drawn to the project. He was challenged with creating a uniform soundtrack in spite of the complications that took place during the live recordings. According to Trotta, the captured sounds included “over-modulated screams to video heads dirtied in the debris, to lost tracking causing dropouts and digital clipping, to cameras dropped in a moment of overwhelming shock that lost audio all together, not to mention an excess of other unique sound problems.”
102 Minutes That Changed America is History’s highest rated documentary special since the channel’s inception in 1995. The film garnered four Emmy nominations this year. This is Trotta’s first.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will present the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20th.