House of Cards Season 3 (with Martin Ahlgren) GCS055

GCS055 Martin Ahlgren Director of Photography House of Cards Season 3
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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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Layover (with Joshua Caldwell) GCS052

Layover (with Joshua Caldwell)
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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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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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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

Monster Makeup (with Frank Ippolito)
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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

NCIS: NOLA (with Rob Kerkovich)
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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

DIY DOP (with Adam Starr)
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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

Inter BEE 2014 (with Dan Chung and Matt Allard)
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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

Showrunners (with Des Doyle and Humanity.tv)
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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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