DIY DOP (with Adam Starr) GCS048

GCS048 DIYDOP 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

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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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Interbee 2014

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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
  • and more…

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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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Audio Master Class (With Matt Russell) GCS043

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Today we dive deep into mixing audio for post production with our special guest Matt Russell. This episode is really a Master Class with one of New Englands most accomplished and successful audio engineers. We answer listener questions and discuss EQ techniques, ducking, how to balance voice and music together, fixing common audio problems, and more.

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IBC Party 2014 (With Rodney Charters, Dan Chung, Matt Allard and Clinton Harn) GCS042

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Today we dedicate the entire show to all the news and announcements from this years IBC. IBC is one of the biggest trade shows for video production, and our panel of experts cover all the news and announcements that will certainly shake up our industry. Dan Chung and Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com, film maker Clinton Harn and cinematographer Rodney Charters join me for an epic discussion about the Arri Alexa 65, Sony FS7, lots of lenses, lights and more. Plus the 4K debate lives on!

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  • The new Varicam 35 Footage
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) GCS041

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Today we speak Zak Mulligan, award winning cinematographer and director of photography for feature films, commercials, music videos and the brilliant new Morgan Spurlock documentary series, 7 Deadly Sins on Showtime. We discuss his gear and lighting package, his experiences screening films at Sundance, being nominated for an Academy Award and all the shooting and lighting techniques that make 7 Deadly Sins a visual powerhouse. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the hottest news in our production industry.

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Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. Zak and I discuss his Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. We also cover his vast commercial and music video career as well as Zak’s advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course we dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.

  • Lighting to be dark
  • What does it REALLY mean to be an Academy Award nominee
  • A passion for documentary
  • How Ted and Hollis got started in comedy
  • Zak’s experience screening a film at Sundance
  • Getting a film on Netflix
  • Why Zak loves the MOVI
  • Why sometimes the best lighting could be no lighting
  • Making boring subjects look amazing
  • and more…

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Teachers Lounge (with Ted Alexandro and Hollis James) GCS040

GCS040 Teachers Lounge
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Today we speak with Ted Alexandro and Hollis James, comedians and creators of the new web series “Teachers Lounge”. We discuss the pros and cons of self-distributing online, pitching to comedy central, working with Alec Baldwin, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell and more. Plus their experiences from over 20 years of standup comedy.

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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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