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Armen V. Kevorkian is an American-Armenian visual effects supervisor and television director.

Armen V. Kevorkian
Other namesArmen Kevorkian
OccupationTelevision visual effects supervisor, director, producer
Years active1999–present

He is known for his contributions to Greg Berlanti and The CW's Arrowverse, namely The Flash.

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CareerEdit

Kevorkian began his career on Star Trek: Voyager, as a visual effects associate. He was with the series until its conclusion in 2001. He then merged to Star Trek: Enterprise, where he worked in effects for 70 episodes. He was then hired to coordinate visual effects for the two-part pilot of J.J. Abrams' Lost. He went on to work for Abrams again on the final season of Alias. His first job as a supervisor came with ABC's new fall 2005 series Invasion. He worked in that capacity until the series was cancelled after its second season. He would go on to work as a supervisor on such series as Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Brothers & Sisters, Ghost Whisperer, Weeds, GCB, Castle, Unforgettable, Political Animals, The Newsroom, Ray Donovan, Homeland, Hawaii Five-0, The Tomorrow People and Lab Rats. As well as the pilots for Reckless, The Lottery, and The Mysteries of Laura. He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for his work on the Cinemax series Banshee.[1][2]

ArrowverseEdit

Having worked for prolific producer Greg Berlanti on Brothers & Sisters, The Tomorrow People, and Political Animals, Kevorkian joined him yet again for his new Arrow spin-off The Flash. Working on the series he gained fame and recognition for his visual achievements. In 2015, Kevorkian boarded Supergirl, which was initially broadcast on CBS and not a part of The CW's Arrowverse. However, after the conclusion of the first season the series moved to the sibling network. In 2016, Kevorkian began work on Berlanti's newest addition to the universe DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The same year, he made his directorial debut, helming The Flash's second-season episode, "Rupture". He most recently directed the third episode of the third season, "Magenta". He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for his work on the episode "Grodd Lives" of the series.[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program The Flash Nominated [4]
2015 Leo Awards Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series The Flash for "Going Rogue" Won [5]
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Visual Effects The Flash for "Grodd Lives" Nominated [6]
2016 Leo Awards Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series The Flash for "Gorilla Warfare" Won [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Armen V. Kevorkian". TV.com. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Armen V. Kevorkian". EMMYs. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  3. ^ Prudom, Laura (13 August 2015). "'The Flash': VFX Supervisor Armen Kevorkian on Bringing Gorilla Grodd to Life". Variety. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Previous VES Awards". Visual Effects Society. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Leo Awards, Winners by Program". Leo Awards. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Outstanding Special Visual Effects – 2015 – Emmy". Emmy. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Winners by Evening May 28" (PDF). Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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