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House of Cards Season 3 (with Martin Ahlgren) GCS055

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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NCIS: NOLA (with Rob Kerkovich) GCS049

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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  • Listen to this weeks full track: The Cavalry by GG Riggs

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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Production Audio (with Kevin Parker) GCS044

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

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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  • Sony FS7
  • Arri Alexa 65
  • The great 4K debate
  • The new Varicam 35 Footage
  • Zeiss Loxia Lenses
  • Flexible LED
  • L’aigle Exoskeleton
  • Hillrigs portable dolly system
  • Tokina 11-16mm Mark II PL Version
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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) GCS041

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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