LONDON — What do the Super Bowl halftime show of Madonna and the Olympics 2012 opening and closing ceremonies, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show and the 82nd Academy Awards have in common?
A Brit named Hamish Hamilton, one of the go-to names in directing coverage of large-scale live events for TV.
The TV director — who is set to pick up this year’s Special Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Craft awards Sunday, April 28, in the British capital — has worked on myriad events that have posted global audiences in the billions.
Born in England, Hamilton will receive his BAFTA craft honor to recognize his ability “to showcase unique live spectacles through multi-camera based television directing, with millions watching his work” according to the British Academy.
You did the Madonna Super Bowl halftime show?
Hamilton: The Madonna show came about simply speaking because I’ve done the Super Bowl halftime show now for four years, starting with The Who and most recently this year with Beyonce. Creatively each of the Super Bowls has been a very different experience. Some artists are actually quite hands off, Madonna as an artist is incredibly hands on. She, her team and I worked across all aspects of the production to make sure it was a spectacular Super Bowl performance.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter