The award won in the highly competitive Lifestyle Program category and was presented in front of a large sold-out crowd of television professionals from all disciplines of the industry from a five state area, according to Johnson.
Johnson said she was first introduced to the Zachmanns and their kinetic sculpture through a show they had at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls. “It was a fun interview -- they really took an interest in what we did and were really excited to have us there,” Johnson recalled.
“It was the personality of the Zachmann’s explaining their rare form of art that made the story,” said Gieske, who recorded and edited the program which originally aired on Pioneer in March, 2015. “From the minute we first set up the camera in their workshop, I knew it was going to be a good piece,” Gieske added. “They are good storytellers.”
A complete version of 5,000 Moving Parts, past Emmy Award winners and all of Pioneer’s 2015 nominated programs may be viewed online by visiting www.pioneer.org. Many of these productions were made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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