Launched in 2013 by David Ware and Ford Corl, The Reno Sessions have found success in combining their passions for music and film, working with some of the area’s best musical acts. In 2014, they won their first Emmy for Best Arts/Entertainment Program or Special.
But their time in the spotlight won’t end there since they’ve been nominated for a second Emmy, this time in category of Best Photography. “It is a true honor to be nominated and have the chance to represent Northern Nevada on a larger stage,” said Ford Corl, co-founder of The Reno Sessions. “In my mind, any accolade we receive just means more exposure for the talented and hardworking members of Reno’s growing arts culture scene.”
The Reno Sessions pride themselves on scouting and supporting some of the best local talent, highlighting all the city has to offer, especially on the music scene. Their visually stunning productions are not to be missed. Working with their audio engineer/mixer Shawn Sariti, they focus on putting out the best quality work they can, despite their small size.
The trio has produced 15 videos between them, including acts such as Elephant Rifle, Moondog Matinee, and Mark Sexton Band, using historic locations such as the Lear Theater. “We have to get pretty creative to achieve the desired affects we want in some of these old buildings both visually and sonically,” said David Ware, co-founder of The Reno Sessions. “In the Lear Theater, for example, we had to provide power and our own lighting and recording setup through generators. But the extra work is well worth it.”