Preventing Camera Related Injuries (with Rick Macomber) GCS062

Rick Macomber Preventing Camera Related Injuries
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Today we speak with Rick Macomber, an Emmy Award winning Director of Photography and photojournalist for CBS News. We discuss camera related injuries caused by the common repetitive motions that most camera operators do every day. If you are a camera operator, you may be a risk for these damaging injuries and we discuss how to identify and prevent them.

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Spotlight: Rick Macomber

Rick Macomber is an Emmy Award winning Director of Photography and photojournalist for CBS News. With over 30 years in the business, Rick suffered from RSI, repetitive strain injuries caused by the repetitive motions of a camera operator. Simple things like lifting the camera with one hand, or tilting your head up to see the viewfinder, over time can cause damage that can lead to surgery and take you out of the business for an extended period of time. Rick’s first hand knowledge of these issues makes him a great resource and we discuss how to identify and prevent these RSI’s from happening to you. We discuss simple tips that you can do today that could make a major difference in your career.

  • Preventing Camera Related Injuries Blog Post
  • The camera man of the 80’s and how things have changed
  • The most common injuries for camera operators
  • What are the warning signs of RSI’s
  • What to expect if you need surgury
  • The hidden dangers of repetitive motion
  • Simple changes you can make to help avoid major injuries
  • Why the Letus Helix Jr may be the best gimbal option for you
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  • Rick’s Vimeo Page
  • and more…

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The Cinematography of Ex Machina (with Rob Hardy, BSC) GCS061

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Today we speak with Rob Hardy, BSC, the brilliant cinematographer of the film Ex Machina. We discuss his lighting techniques, his decision to use the Sony F65 and all the subtle cinematic nuances that make Ex Machina one of the most human-centric science fiction films of our time.

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Spotlight: Rob Hardy, BCS

Rob Hardy, BCS is an award winning cinematographer of countless commercials, music videos and feature films and he’s here today to discuss his latest Sci-Fi masterpiece Ex Machina. We discuss his tungsten-based lighting design and the decision to shoot with the Sony F65, the delicate balance between visual effects and cinematography, using reflections to help tell a story, and all the subtle nuances that make Ex Machina a masterpiece.

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  • Tungston may be hotter, but it’s also better
  • How music producer Steve Albini inspired Rob’s visual style
  • Shooting on the Sony F65 and F55
  • The psychology of Ex Machina
  • How to light and shoot a 360 degree set
  • and more…

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Sound Advice (with Frank Serafine) GCS060

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Today I’m joined by Matt Russell as we conclude our coverage of NAB 2015 with an interview with legendary Hollywood sound designer, Frank Serafine. We discuss his incredible career designing sound for films like StarTrek, Tron and The Hunt for Red October plus his upcoming nationwide Sound Advice tour.

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Spotlight: Frank Serafine

Frank Serafine is the Academy Award Winning Hollywood sound designer behind films like Star Trek, Tron, The Hunt for Red October and countless more. We discuss Franks early days using a mellotron to create sound experiences for planetariums and how that led him to Disney and eventually Star Trek. Frank also designed sound for interactive experiences at Busch Gardens and video games including Grand Theft Auto. Now, Frank is celebrating his enormous success by sharing his knowledge as he embarks on the nation-wide Sound Advice Tour and he’s on today’s show to talk all about it.

  • How “space sounds” on a mellotron started a career.
  • Working for Disney and the Space Mountain pavilion
  • The old school days of film sound design.
  • Creating sound for science fiction vs real life.
  • The Hunt for Red October, the first film mixed on ProTools, and his Oscar Award
  • XXX
  • Why the sound of a film has roughly 70% more impact than the visuals
  • Designing sound for interactive projects like Grand Theft Auto and theme park entertainment
  • The Sound Advice Tour
  • and more…

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NAB 2015 Interviews from the Show Floor (with Matt Russell) GCS059

Matt Russell live from NAB 2015, speaking with reps from Canon, Blackmagic, and LitePanels
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Today we’re joined by Matt Russell as we continue our coverage of NAB 2015 with interviews from the show floor. We speak directly with representatives from Canon, Blackmagic, LitePanels, Small HD, Avid and many more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 – Interviews from the Show Floor

During the 4 days of NAB, Matt Russell and I walked the show floor capturing interviews from the top newsmakers. Canon’s Paul McAniff talks about the C300 Mk2 and XC 10, Eric Kessler from Kessler Crane shares insight into their latest and upcoming products. We speak with Avid, Atomos, AJA, Other World Computing, Small HD and so many more. We begin with an interview with Dan May the President of Blackmagic Design talking about the Ursa Mini, Ursa 4.6K, Resolve and more.

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NAB 2015 (with Matt Allard ACS) GCS058

Matt Allard, ACS from NewsShooter.com, live from the booth at NAB 2015
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Today we’re joined by Matt Allard, ACS from NewsShooter.com live from the Shutterstock booth at NAB 2015. We discuss all the hottest news from NAB including the Canon C300 M2, Blackmagic design Ursa Mini, Small HD 502 with Sidefinder and much much more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 / Matt Allard, ACS

Matt Allard, ACS is not only a brilliant Director of Photography and Cinematographer, he is also one of the driving forces behind NewsShooter.com. Matt and I discuss all the hottest news live from the ShutterStock.com booth at NAB 2015. This is episode 1 of our 3-episodes of coverage from NAB 2015.

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Post Production CC (with Vashi Nedomansky) GCS057

Post-production and Adobe Premiere Pro CC with film editor Vashi Nedomansky
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Today we discuss post-production with film editor Vashi Nedomansky. Preparing for your next editing project, the similarities between film, music video, tv and more. Plus Vashi shares his experiences with the new features in the upcoming Adobe Premiere Pro CC update.

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Weekly Update

The Go Creative Show is going to NAB! Ben Consoli and Matt Russell will be recording a live Go Creative Show at the Shutterstock booth on WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 at 12pm then gathering interviews from the floor of NAB. Ben is also speaking at 2 workshops for Shutterstock.com. Click here for more details and a full schedule of events.

  • Live Go Creative Show at Shutterstock booth Wednesday April 15 at 12pm
  • Shooting Stories: The Business of Filmmaking and Commercial Production. Ben joins Jacques Thelemaque and Derick Rhodes on Wednesday April 15 at 2pm
  • Beyond 4K: Understanding Bitrate, Color Workflows and More. Ben joins Tim Smith (Canon) and Derick Rhodes (Shutterstock) on Thursday April 16 at 12pm

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Spotlight: Vashi Nedomansky

Vashi Nedomansky has edited countless feature films, music videos, television commercials and more and he’s here today to discuss his latest projects. Vashi shares insight on how he prepares for a new project and how organization is the key to a successful edit. We also discuss Vashi’s experience with the upcoming Adobe Premiere Pro CC update and you may be surprised by what he has to say.

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Micro-budget (with Michael Kligerman) GCS056

Producing within micro-budgets with our guest, director and producer, Michael Kligerman
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Today we discuss the challenges and rewards of producing within micro-budgets. Our special guest Michael Kligerman has tons of experience with this and shares his strategies for choosing gear, traveling, booking crews and managing client expectations when working within these super tight budgets.

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  • Beyond 4K: Understanding Bitrate, Color Workflows and More. Ben joins Tim Smith (Canon) and Derick Rhodes (Shutterstock) on Thursday April 16 at 12pm
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Spotlight: Michael Kligerman

Michael Kligerman is a director, producer, editor, graphic designer, animator, grip, gaffer, PA, and the list goes on and on… Why? Because he, like many of us have to wear many hats to get the job done. Mike and I discuss the rewards and challenges of working with the dreaded micro-budget. How to choose the right gear for the job, what to pack when producing solo on the road, managing client expectation, booking the right crews and more tips to make your next small-budget project turn out to be a big success.

  • Why making a video is like buying a car
  • Do editors make the best shooters?
  • Why is the Alzo 3000 LED light is Michael’s first choice?
  • Equipment choices to make traveling easier
  • Managing client expectations when producing with a micro-budget
  • How to use text and graphics to fill the b-roll void
  • and more…

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House of Cards Season 3 (with Martin Ahlgren) GCS055

Martin Ahlgren, Director of Photography for House of Cards Season 3 of Netflix.
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Today we invite Martin Ahlgren, Director of Photography for House of Cards Season 3. Martin and I discuss all the details behind lighting, lensing, and creating the absolutely stunning visuals of the hit Netflix show.

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Spotlight: Martin Ahlgren

Martin Ahlgren is the brilliant Director of Photography for House of Cards season 3. We discuss all the behind the scenes tricks that help him create one of the best looking television shows of our time. The lenses, the lighting and the beautifully crafted dance between blocking actors and moving cameras… These are just a few of the things that make us fall in love with each and every episode. Martin also discusses how his work in commercials and music videos offer him a playground of experimentation that often times result in techniques for his tv and feature film work. Fan boys and girls rejoice as we dive deep into all things House of Cards.

  • How to prep each episode when there is no time to prep
  • The pre-planned lighting scenarios that helped keep Martin on schedule
  • Working with the actors and blocking scenes
  • Shooting Red Dragon 6K but framing for 5K
  • Shooting the oval office, over and over and over and over again.
  • Controlling the camera via foolcontrol
  • Martin’s extensive portfolio of music videos and commercials
  • and more…

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Social Media for Filmmakers (with Emily Thomas) GCS054

Social Media for Filmmakers (with Emily Thomas)
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Today we discuss social media for creative professionals with our guest, Social Media Strategist Emily Thomas. Emily and I discuss techniques you can use to help build an active network of followers across twitter, Facebook, instagram and more.

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Spotlight: Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is a Social Media Strategist and contributor to Social Media Week and the Huffington Post. After managing the social media for Still Motion, Emily became one of the top social experts in the video production field. We discuss the tips and tricks you can use to build your social media community, the do’s and don’ts of posting on twitter, which service is best for your work and much much more.

  • Working with Still Motion
  • What is the 80/20 rule in social media
  • How to build an active community on twitter
  • How to keep your twitter feed personal
  • Social media tips for filmmakers
  • Sharing the same tweet in different ways
  • Twitter scheduling tools and how they can awesome
  • and more…

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Music for TV (with Tom Polce, Matt Allard and Matt Russell) GCS053

Music for TV (with Tom Polce, Matt Allard and Matt Russell)
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Our guest today is producer, mixer and composer Tom Polce. Tom currently works at CBS composing music for a variety of tv shows and movies, and he also share stories from his incredible career as a musician and producer for some of the biggest artists in the world. Then Matt Allard from Newsshooter.com joins us to discuss all the latest industry news.

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Spotlight: Tom Polce

Tom Polce is an accomplished producer, mixer and composer who’s worked on countless albums for world renowned artists like Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ministry, and many more. We discuss Tom’s entire career, including his A&R work at CBS records and what inspired him to sign bands and artists. Currently Tom works at CBS composing and producing music for a variety of tv shows and movies and we discuss the delicate relationship between music composers and the film and television industry.

As a special bonus, I am joined by the man who mixes the audio for all the work we do here at BC Media Productions, and he also mixes this very podcast, our own Matt Russell from Gain Structure Sound joins me while we interview our spotlight guest, Tom Polce.

  • Tom’s path from musician to A&R to CBS music
  • Producing and mixing music for some of the largest artists in the world
  • What does an A&R person really do and how do you get their attention?
  • How Tom gets inspired to create music for CBS television shows
  • Inspiring words from Tom for up and coming musicians
  • and more…

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