Sharknado (with Vashi Nedomansky and Matt Allard) GCS039

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Today we speak with film editor, Vashi Nedomansky his wildly successful campy mega-hit, Sharknado 2. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss all the latest industry news.

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Vashi Nedomansky returns to Go Creative Show to share stories from his recent mega-hit Sharknado 2. We discuss his editing strategies, the special effects workflow, the intense 6-week edit schedule and all the ridiculous campy insanity that made Sharknado 2 an instant classic. Vashi also talks about his recent documentary on PTSD, his upcoming film Headlock and his hugely successful blog at VashiVisuals.com In the past few years, Vashi has become one of the go-to post production super stars in our industry and i’m so happy to have him back.

  • The genius of Sharknado
  • How to properly edit CAMP
  • The juicy cameos of Sharknado
  • Special effects workflow
  • FCP7 to Premiere
  • Shooting in the rain
  • Vashi’s new documentary That Which I Love Destroys Me
  • Vashi’s next film “Headlock”/span>
  • Why is the blog at Vashivisuals.com do damn fun to follow
  • and more…

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The Killing (with Gregory Middleton) GCS038

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Today we invite Gregory Middleton, cinematographer and director of photography for the AMC and Netflix series The Killing. We discuss how Netflix saved the show, the new visual direction of season 4, the film industry in Vancouver and more. Plus Gregory shares insight into his next project Game Of Thrones!

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Today we speak with Gregory Middleton, Cinematographer and Director of Photography for the AMC and Netflix series The Killing. We discuss the film industry in Canada, working with first time actors, how Netflix saved the show, and all his lighting and shooting techniques that make The Killing one of the most visually enticing television shows today. After 4 seasons and two cancellations, The Killing not only won’t die.. it keeps getting better and better.

  • The Canadian film industry
  • The many paths to success in the film industry
  • What are the differences in production styles when shooting around the world.
  • The ups and downs of The Killing
  • How to properly shoot faces
  • Shooting in the rain
  • How to create the most compelling car scenes
  • Working with first time actors
  • How Netflix brought The Killing back to life
  • How has “binge viewing” changed the TV industry
  • Greg’s next show… Game of Thrones!
  • and more…

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Communicate / Collaborate (with Emery Wells and Andrew Hurteau) GCS037

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Today we are joined by two experts to help us better communicate and collaborate. First, Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas. Then Emery Wells, the co-founder of Frame.io joins us to discuss how to effectively collaborate with your team and clients, and how Frame.io could be the best tool to do that. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss all the latest industry news.

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Spotlight: Communicate / Collaborate : Andrew Hurteau & Emery Wells

Today’s spotlight is in 2 parts: Communication and Collaboration. These are probably the most essential skills we need to be successful in any creative industry. So I invited two experts to share tips and experiences in both of these areas. We begin communication. Andrew Hurteau, a presentation and communication skills coach with Butterfield speaks. Andrew shares tips on how to better present yourself and your ideas to clients, co-workers and audiences in general. We also discuss the value of good communication, how to be a better speaker, how to be a better listener and simple tips to help you strengthen your voice.

The next part of our spotlight is collaboration and to discuss this I invite Emery Wells on the show. Emery is the co-founder of Frame.io an online, cloud-based video review and collaboration tool for creative media teams. Emery is also a post production veteran who understands the challenges we face every day. We discuss the value of collaboration, tips to keep your projects from derailing and of course, how Frame.io is setting out to be the new standard in creative collaboration.

  • How to pitch your ideas to clients and co-workers.
  • Tips on making the most engaging presentation possible.
  • Listening tips. People always know if you are listening or not.
  • Tips to improve your voice.
  • The features of Frame.io
  • How can you get involved with Frame.io now
  • Why is collaboration the key to a successful project
  • How will Frame.io store and share your video files
  • What are the collaboration challenges we face… and how to overcome them.

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Drone Zone (with Paul Antico, Jos Stiglingh and More) GCS036

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Today we are covering Drone videography from all sides with four fantastic guests starting with Jos Stiglingh the creator of the mega-viral video “Fireworks filmed with a drone”. Then we are joined by two lawyers, Matt Saunders, a copyright attorney who discusses the legality of drones and the copyright issues that go with it and Jonathan Rupprecht, an attorney, commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant that discusses the current FAA regulations. And finally, we invite Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.

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Spotlight: Drone Zone

I sit down with 3 amazing guests discussing all aspects of drone videography.
Matt Saunders is an attorney at Saunders & Silverstein LLP in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He practices in matters of trademark, copyright, Internet, and software law. We have matt on the show today discuss the legality of drones and the copyright laws associated with the footage.

Jonathan is a criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Roger P Foley in West Palm Beach. He is a commercial pilot and unmanned aircraft consultant and has a unique perspective on the current FAA regulations.

And finally, we invite Paul Antico, film maker and drone enthusiast, to talk about how he captures, grades and edits footage shot with a Go Pro and the DJI Phantom.

  • Is it legal to shoot video with your drone?
  • Who owns the footage that you shoot
  • Safety tips for flying drones
  • Proper shooting techniques
  • What equipment should you buy for a successful drone flight
  • Fixing common visual problems
  • Can you sell your drone footage?
  • Thoughts on the future of drone videography
  • And more…

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Productive Fitness (with Zack Arnold and Matt Allard) GCS035

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Today we talk about staying fit in the production industry. Lets face it, many of us are behind a desk for most of the day but thankfully film editor Zack Arnold created FitnessInPost.com to help all of us live a healthier life, and he’s on the show today. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us to talk about the news from Broadcast Asia and how the controversial Sony A7S is the new Low-Light King!

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Spotlight: Zack Arnold – Fitness in Post

Zack Arnold is a motion picture editor and documentary filmmaker with other 15 years experience editing some of the hottest TV shows of our time including Burn Notice and ABC’s Black Box. But he’s on our show today to talk about FitnessInPost.com his brand new website dedicated to making all of us in the production world healthier and more fit. Lets face it, many of us sit behind a desk all day and say things like “I don’t have time to exercise” Zack breaks down a fitness program into 5 realistic steps that easily fit into the production and post production lifestyle.

  • How to stay fit in the production industry
  • What are the 5 steps to success
  • Simple tips to help you track and manage your fitness goals
  • Can 30 seconds of exercise replace a cup of coffee?
  • Why bad parking spots are your friend
  • Zack’s suggested products to help you achieve your fitness goals
  • Why the Nutribullet is a MUST HAVE product
  • What is Shakeology and why should you be drinking it?
  • Why you should be using a standing desk

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Louie Land (With Paul Koestner and Nate Weber) GCS034

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Today we speak with Paul Koestner, Director of Photography for the hit comedy series Louie on FX. Paul talks about the challenges and rewards of shooting for the brilliant comedic mind of Louie CK, working with Red Cameras and why the cast and crew of Louie hardly ever rehearse. Plus Nate Weber talks all about CineGear 2014!

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Spotlight: Paul Koestner

Paul Koestner is to the production world what Louie CK is to comedy. As Director of Photography for the hit FX series, Louie, Paul has raised the bar and changed the game for TV sitcoms, creating what will certainly go down in history as one of the greatest comedic television shows. Paul and I discuss his lighting techniques, shooting on RED cameras and more. Paul also talks candidly about the rewards and challenges of working with Louie CK and how shooting effective comedy means keeping it fresh for the actors and the crew.

  • Shooting Comedy
  • Keeping it “fresh” by not rehearsing
  • When to shoot profile
  • Shooting NYC
  • The mind of Louie CK
  • Shooting on RED Cameras
  • Paul’s lighting techniques
  • What is Pig Newton?
  • Why Paul hates camera sliders

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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) GCS033

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Today we speak with Dana Gonzales, Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us for a discussion on how social media and journalism coexist plus his experience with the Panasonic 4K Varicam 35.

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Spotlight: Dana Gonzales

Dana Gonzales is the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the hit FX television series FARGO. Dana shares his experience on the set of FARGO and his other work in television and film. Dana speaks openly about his career and the state of hollywood today, sharing helpful tips on how to break into the film industry. Plus we discuss the value of a second unit crew is and how his work on the academy award winning film CRASH became a focal point of the film.

  • Is FARGO on FX anything like the film?
  • The challenges of shooting in Canada… in the winter!
  • What is a second unit in the film world?
  • How to make yourself valuable on set
  • Dana’s cinematography work on the academy award winning film CRASH
  • Dana’s latest documentary That Which I Love Destroys Me
  • What Cohen Brothers films influenced FARGO on FX… It wasn’t just Fargo
  • When to use wideshots
  • Dana’s thoughts on the MOVI

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Wedding Films (with Christian Nachtrieb and Joe Simon) GCS032

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Today we explore the art of the wedding film and how its evolved into a cinematic experience. Christian Nachtrieb from Brighter Lights Media shares tips for finding and managing customers, what to charge, what cameras he uses, his upcoming 4K wedding and the dreaded Bride-Zilla! Plus Joe Simon from The Delivery Men shares his experience with the Panasonic GH4.

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Spotlight: Christian Nachtrieb from Brighter Lights Media

Christian Nachtrieb is a wedding cinematographer with Brighter Lights Media, one of the countries premier wedding film company. Christian shares his experience in the evolving wedding film industry and offers his thoughts on how much to charge, his camera choices, 4K for weddings and the dreaded BRIDE-ZILLA.

  • How has the wedding film industry evolved since DSLR’s
  • What to charge for shooting a wedding
  • How to keep brides and grooms happy
  • How to control, without being controlling
  • How to achieve a cinematic wedding film
  • 4K for wedding videos?
  • How to properly tag your videos online
  • Being an entrepreneur
  • And much more.

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Toy Time (with Sarah Baskin) GCS031

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Today I’m joined by Sarah Baskin, senior brand manager at Leapfrog. Sarah is a toy marketer who produces tv commercials, web videos and transmedia stories for the children’s toy industry. Sarah shares tips on marketing to kids and moms, directing children on set and her previous career writing for The Apprentice and other hit reality shows.

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Spotlight: Sarah Baskin

Sarah Baskin has been playing in the worlds of entertainment, new media, and advertising for 15 years as a producer and marketing professional – from the early days of “webcasting”, when she was coined by Boston.com as the “Diane Sawyer of the Internet” to her current role as a brand marketer in the toy industry. Her expertise in transmedia storytelling has been acquired in the trenches of rich media advertising, reality TV development, children’s entertainment, and finally consumer marketing for companies such as Hasbro and LeapFrog. Reality TV, working with kids, and surviving death… we cover it all and get an in depth look at how video has revolutionized the toy industry.

  • What is trans-media storytelling?
  • The state of today’s toy industry
  • Directing kids
  • How to market towards kids and parents
  • Why Sarah was named the Diane Saywer of the internet
  • Writing for The Apprentice and other reality tv shows
  • What is a viral video really?
  • Surviving Death and the tv shows that don’t make it to air/span>
  • Sarah’s latest commercial for LeapReader
  • Sarah’s latest commercial for Read With Me Scout
  • And much more.

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Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet) GCS030

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Today we welcome commercial director and filmmaker Vincent Laforet. Vincent talks about everything from his award winning photography for the New York Times to his DOP and Directing work for brands like Reebok, Pepsi. Plus we learn more about his upcoming workshop “Directing Motion” which is touring the country now!

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Spotlight: Vincent Laforet

Vincent Laforet is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, director and filmmaker who is celebrated for his tilt-shift and aerial photography and considered a pioneer in the DSLR revolution. Shortly after releasing his short film “Reverie” which was the first 1080p video shot with still cameras, his life and career took spectacular turn and he quickly became one of the most influential figures in our production community. Thanks to his extremely successful blog, captivating visuals and impeccable storytelling he’s shot and directed for Nike, Mountain Due, Volkswagen and other worldwide brands. Through all this, his commitment to teaching has never wavered and Vincent is on the show today to announce his Directing Motion Tour, a 36 city national tour where he breaks down some of the greatest films in history and focuses on when and why to move the camera.

  • When and Why to move the camera
  • How to be a better director
  • Details about Vincent’s Directing Motion Tour
  • Digital Bolex Monochrome Camera
  • Vincent’s early days as a photographer at the New York Times
  • The transition from photo to video
  • Becoming a public figure in the production world
  • Vincent’s Must-See movies
  • The importance of blocking and storyboarding
  • And much more.

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