PAULA FAIRFIELD, EMMY WINNER 2015!
Paula’s Nominations for the Television Academy’s Emmy
Emmy Nominee: Outstanding sound editing for a Series-2015 Paula Fairfield, as Sound Designer GAME OF THRONES HBO
Emmy Nominee: Sound Editing for a Series-2014 Paula Fairfield, as Sound Designer GAME OF THRONES HBO
Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series-2010 Paula Fairfield, as Editor LOST ABC Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series-2008 Paula Fairfield, as Editor LOST ABC,Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series-2007 Paula Fairfield, as Editor LOST ABC,Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios
“If you follow Game of Thrones, you’ll know the scene from season 4. After hearing about the plight of a shepherd’s three-year-old daughter who was burned alive by her dragons, Daenerys goes down to the catacombs and imprisons two of her three beloved dragons with massive chains about the neck. As Daenerys turns her back on them and walks away, the dragons make the most heart- rending noises—neighs, squeals, quacks and screams combined in one big sonic stew—articulating their shock, helplessness and sadness all at once.
The episode was so affecting that sound designer Paula Fairfield (BFA 1984) and her team were nominated for an Emmy Award, her second nomination for Game of Thrones and sixth nomination overall. “I was asked to make everybody cry in that scene, to convey the soulful connection between the dragons and Dany,” said Paula Fairfield, on the phone from her home in Los Angeles.
For Game of Thrones, she created sounds for the series’ array of fantastical creatures, not only dragons but white walkers, mammoths, giants and ice zombies. Filming on the fifth season of the fantasy series, based on the books by George R. R. Martin, started in July in Croatia and Ireland; episodes are set to air on HBO in April 2015.
As a sound designer in Hollywood, Paula has worked on some big TV series, not only Game of Thrones, but Lost, The Strain and The River. She has also worked on films ranging from the action- packed Snow White and the Huntsman, the special effects-laden Spy Kids sequel and Crazy Heart, about a down-and-out country music star.”
Quoted from Independent Colleges of Art & Design, publication “Success Stories”