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

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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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Layover (with Joshua Caldwell) GCS052

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Our guest today is award winning director, writer, and producer Joshua Caldwell. Joshua has enjoyed great success with his latest film “Layover” and we dive deep into the strategies behind producing and distributing indi films. I guarantee you’ll be surprised and inspired by Joshua’s story.

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  • Listen to this weeks full track: Another Way by Allegory Music

Spotlight: Joshua Caldwell

Joshua Caldwell is an accomplished director, writer and producer born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After winning an MTV Movie Award, he began working with a number of high profile producers and turned those connections into brilliant and successful films. Joshua shares stories from his recent feature film Layover. Produced with an astoundingly low budget, Layover has really become a case study in how to distribute an indie film. If you ever wanted to know how to properly promote and distribute your film, this is an interview you won’t want to miss.

  • Strategies for film festivals
  • What is the value of your film?
  • What is “direct distribution” and why may it be the best choice for your film
  • Joshua’s work with Anthony Zuiker
  • Using Vimeo On Demand for distribution
  • Using GumRoad.com for direct distribution
  • Shooting a feature film for only $6,000
  • A new strategy for premiering your film
  • and more…

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Supremacy (with Rodney Taylor) GCS051

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IN THIS EPISODE:

Our guest today is award winning Cinematographer Rodney Taylor, ASC. Rodney discusses his latest feature film “Supremacy” starring Danny Glover plus stories from his countless feature films, television shows, and IMAX documentaries.

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Spotlight: Rodney Taylor

Rodney Taylor, ASC is an award winning cinematographer of countless feature films, television shows, and IMAX documentaries. We discuss his latest feature film “Supremacy” starring Danny Glover. Then Rodney shares stories from his hit HBO television show “Getting On”, his upcoming Justin Timberlake concert film, and his beautiful and groundbreaking work on a variety of IMAX films. Rodney is one of the best cinematographers of our day and he’s here today to speak with all of you.

  • Shooting IMAX films all over the world
  • How to prepare to shoot a nature documentary
  • Shooting major motion picture “Supremacy” on 16mm
  • The challenges and rewards of shooting handheld with primes
  • The benefits of pre-lighting
  • Rodney’s upcoming concert film for Justin Timberlake
  • Shooting the hit HBO show “Getting On”
  • Shooting bears in Alaska
  • and more…

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Monster Makeup (with Frank Ippolito) GCS050

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Today we discuss “Monster Makeup” with special effects makeup artist Frank Ippolito. Frank shares stories from his work on films, television shows and his production company Ghost Works LLC. Frank also shares his techniques and what inspires him to create unique movie monsters. Then Matt Allard, ACS joins us to discuss all the latest industry news stories on NewsShooter.com

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Spotlight: Frank Ippolito

Frank Ippolito is a special effects makeup artist with over a decade in the industry. Frank has built an incredible portfolio of work for film, television and more. We discuss Franks work on Pirates of the Caribbean and his two seasons as a contestant on the SyFy Channel’s hit competition show “Face Off”. Frank shares his techniques, his sources of inspiration and how he keeps his monsters looking fresh and unique. Frank Ippolito has been making monsters since age 10 and is here today to share his story with the Go Creative Show audience.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Hollywood is a social scene
  • Joining the union
  • Designing a vampire in a new way
  • the differences and similarities of fashion and special effects makeup
  • How does his directing experience influence his makeup career.
  • His experiences on FACE OFF season 1 and 5
  • Frank’s work on Tested.com
  • His podcast CreatureGeeks
  • and more…

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NCIS: NOLA (with Rob Kerkovich) GCS049

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Today we invite Rob Kerkovich actor, writer who plays Sebastian from the massive CBS show NCIS New Orleans. We discuss the creativity behind acting and how he develops his character. Rob shares his journey from college to comedy troupe to network television and more. Then Paul Antico joins us to discuss his experience with the controversial Atamos Shogun 4K recorder.

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  • Pauls review of the Atamos Shogun 4K recorder
  • The good, the bad, the even worse!
  • Can the A7S b-cam for the FS7 and F55?
  • Will the plastic casing hold up in the real world?
  • No playback… yet.
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Spotlight: Rob Kerkovich

Rob Kerkovich is an actor, writer and currently stars as Sebastian Lund in NCIS: New Orleans on CBS. We discuss Rob’s journey from struggling actor to network star and how he develops his character Sebastian. Rob shares stories about his comedy troupe Summer of Tears and how it opened doors that led to developing projects with NBC and CBS. We also cover his latest project, Tesla and Twain which is likely on its way to being a massive success. But most importantly, he was my good friend from high school and starred in some of my most ridiculous and embarrassing home movies that should never and will never go online…

  • Starring in NCIS: New Orleans
  • Dealing with hate online
  • How to survive the life of a struggling actor.
  • Is New Orleans the new Hollywood?
  • Rob’s comedy troupe Summer of Tears
  • How to turn a web series into a network smash
  • How “not caring so much” may land you a dream gig.
  • and more…

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DIY DOP (with Adam Starr) GCS048

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Today we welcome Director of Photography Adam Starr. I call him the DIY DOP because his unconventional and home made camera and lighting tricks have been used on countless commercials, corporate videos and feature films. Adam teaches us his unusual techniques for white balance and in-camera effects plus some inexpensive lighting tricks that will amaze you.

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Spotlight – Adam Starr

Adam Starr is truly the DIY DOP. With nearly 20 years in the business, Adam is constantly blurring the lines between old and new cinematography techniques with his home-made solutions that anyone can create. Today’s show is a refreshing break from the constant discussion about gear and camera releases. Adam Starr’s approach is pure and simple, be more creative by using what you already own.

  • Why balancing to white is so boring
  • How to make the most out of what you already have.
  • Why old school in-camera effects are sometimes the best option.
  • Home Depot may be the best place to buy your next set of production lighting
  • LED’s vs Florescent vs Incandescent
  • How to incorporate solar power onto your next shoot.
  • and more…

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Inter BEE 2014 (with Dan Chung and Matt Allard) GCS047

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Today we cover all the news from Interbee 2014 with Matt Allard. New cameras, gimbals, recorders, mixers, lights and more. Plus Dan Chung joins us for an in-depth discussion about his experiences with the Sony FS7. How does it perform in the real world, is it a C300 killer? You’ll be surprised what Dan has to say.

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Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv) GCS046

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Today we have two fantastic interviews starting with Des Doyle, director of the documentary “Showrunners” The Art of Running a TV Show featuring interviews with JJ Abrams, Kurt Sutter and other showrunners from today’s biggest tv series. Then the creators of Humanity.tv, a fully immersive travel and adventure iPad app discuss the fascinating stories they capture from around the world.

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Spotlight: Des Doyle

Des Doyle is an Dublin based film maker who’s fascination with US television inspired his directorial debut “Showrunners” The Art of Running A TV Show. Des interviews some of the most influential showrunners like JJ Abrams, Kurt Sutter and others from shows like LOST, Revenge, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy, Person of Interest and many more. Des gives us an inside look at how our television industry works and just how fragile even some of the most successful shows actually are. You’ll never watch TV the same way again.

  • What is a showrunner?
  • The behind-the-scenes politics in the American TV industry.
  • Thoughts from some of the top showrunners of our generation.
  • Des’s production process
  • Moving from Dublin to LA
  • and more…

Spotlight: Humanity.TV

Kerrin Sheldon and Gaston Blanchet are the co-creators of Humanity.tv, an iPad app for explorers, travelers and adventurers. It’s a travel app that pus storytelling and cultural immersion above all else. Each issue is packed with fascinating people and stories from around the world brilliantly delivered in an intuitive and fun iPad app. We talk with Kerrin and Gaston about their process, gear package and how they manage to pay for this self-funded project. But even more impressive than the stories they capture, is the story of how they do it.

  • How to prepare to shoot around the world
  • The shared economy
  • How Kerrin and Gaston developed their app
  • Producing through social media
  • Shooting challenges while working in foreign countries
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Gone Girl (with Jeff Cronenweth) GCS045

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Today we speak with Jeff Cronenweth, the brilliant cinematographer for some of the most iconic films in cinema’s history including Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Social Network and the recent hit Gone Girl. Jeff and I discuss his entire career including his stunning portfolio of music videos and commercials, the pro’s and con’s of digital film-making and working with director David Fincher.

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Jeff Cronenweth is truly one of our most brilliant cinematographers creating films like Fight Club, Girl with the Dragon tattoo, The Social Network and Gone Girl. These collaborations with David Fincher have dazzled audiences around the world, received countless awards and changed cinema forever . Jeff’s un-dying thirst for cinematic innovation has made him an advocate for digital film making and inspired his masterful commercial and music video work. And he speaks all about it today on Go Creative Show.

  • Behind the scenes stories from Fight Club, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network
  • How Jeff created the look of Gone Girl
  • Lighting faces to be evil and beautiful at the same time.
  • Working with Madonna, Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, Taylor Swift and more
  • Working with genius music video director Mark Romanek
  • Jeff’s brilliant collaborations with David Fincher
  • Go Creative Show listener questions
  • How Jeff is inspired by his father Jordan Cronenweth
  • How Jeff’s commercial work inspires his film work
  • and more…

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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker) GCS044

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Today we speak with Kevin Parker, production sound mixer for feature films, television, documentaries and more. Kevin and I discuss his techniques for capturing sound on set and in the field, proper mic placement, how to hide the lav, and some tips that will help you capture better sound. Plus Dan Chung from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the latest industry news.

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From 13 years old, Kevin Parker has been fully immersed in sound. Since then Kevin has captured sound for countless feature films, television series, documentaries, commercials and more including the Showtime series “Brotherhood” and the new film “The Judge”. Kevin and I talk about his career, the differences between mixing sound for news vs feature films and his thoughts on the film industry as a whole. We also discuss his gear package, techniques for capturing the best sound, proper placement of a lavaliere microphone, and simple tips that will help you capture better sound.

  • Kevin’s remarkable shift from news to motion picture
  • What is a production audio engineer?
  • What is the creative side to capturing audio
  • Proper lav placement
  • Kevin’s tips and tricks for optimum sound in not-so-optimum locations
  • Building the relationship with the DOP and director
  • How to make the best use of your location scout
  • Kevin’s favorite gear and why he uses it.
  • Sanken RM-10
  • Schoeps Shotgun Microphone
  • Sanken CUB microphone
  • and more…

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