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Red Giant Films (with Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz) GCS068

Red Giant Film on Go Creative Show Podcast

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Today we invite Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz from Red Giant to discuss their brilliant and widely successful short films for Red Giant Films. How did this film company begin, and how has it changed their lives?

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Spotlight: Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz

Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz are the brilliant creative minds behind Red Giant Films. With films like Plot Device, Spy Vs. Guy and Old/New they have inspired a new generation of film makers and changed the face of Red Giant. We discuss the challenges and rewards of making these films, how Red Giant products were the inspiration for each short and whats next for these rising stars. Also, we discuss the new Red Giant “Film Team Experiments” where you can learn how to creative your own stunning visual effects.

  • Working with crazy low budgets
  • How they made a film company out of a software company
  • Shooting on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Working with Patton Oswalt
  • Becoming a viral success
  • How you can become a visual effects master
  • What are Film Team Experiments
  • The film industry in Nashville
  • The essence of a passion project
  • What inspired the Red Giant Films
  • and more…

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Visual Storytelling (with Alex Buono) GCS067

Today I’m joined by Alex Buono, cinematographer, director and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit. Alex shares stories from some of the most iconic and challenging SNL shorts as well as his brand new Visual Storytelling 2 tour.

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Spotlight: Alex Buono

Alex Buono has been the director of photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit for over 15 years shooting some of the most iconic comedic shorts in SNL history. The grueling schedule and super-fast turn around are weekly challenges for Alex and his team. But through these challenges come innovative solutions and the ability to produce hilarious content even in the most unusual situations. Over the years Alex has transitioned to shooting films, directing and sharing his wealth of knowledge through is Visual Storytelling tour. Now Alex is back with Visual Storytelling 2 and he has a lot more to share.

  • Visual Storytelling 2 tour and what you can expect to learn
  • Adding subtext to your film
  • Why art direction is the unsung hero of all films
  • Breaking down a visual style
  • Behind the scenes stories from some of the most iconic SNL shorts
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Working with editor, Adam Epstein
  • The upcoming show “Documentary Now” and working with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader
  • Why the look is in the lens, not the camera
  • and more…

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Micro-budget (with Michael Kligerman) GCS056

Today we discuss the challenges and rewards of producing within micro-budgets. Our special guest Michael Kligerman has tons of experience with this and shares his strategies for choosing gear, traveling, booking crews and managing client expectations when working within these super tight budgets.

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Weekly Update

The Go Creative Show is going to NAB! Ben Consoli and Matt Russell will be recording a live Go Creative Show at the Shutterstock booth on WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 at 12pm then gathering interviews from the floor of NAB. Ben is also speaking at 2 workshops for Shutterstock.com. Click here for more details and a full schedule of events.

  • Live Go Creative Show at Shutterstock booth Wednesday April 15 at 12pm
  • Shooting Stories: The Business of Filmmaking and Commercial Production. Ben joins Jacques Thelemaque and Derick Rhodes on Wednesday April 15 at 2pm
  • Beyond 4K: Understanding Bitrate, Color Workflows and More. Ben joins Tim Smith (Canon) and Derick Rhodes (Shutterstock) on Thursday April 16 at 12pm
  • Matt Russell’s band Smart Kids are releasing a new single every month. Check out their website for more info

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Spotlight: Michael Kligerman

Michael Kligerman is a director, producer, editor, graphic designer, animator, grip, gaffer, PA, and the list goes on and on… Why? Because he, like many of us have to wear many hats to get the job done. Mike and I discuss the rewards and challenges of working with the dreaded micro-budget. How to choose the right gear for the job, what to pack when producing solo on the road, managing client expectation, booking the right crews and more tips to make your next small-budget project turn out to be a big success.

  • Why making a video is like buying a car
  • Do editors make the best shooters?
  • Why is the Alzo 3000 LED light is Michael’s first choice?
  • Equipment choices to make traveling easier
  • Managing client expectations when producing with a micro-budget
  • How to use text and graphics to fill the b-roll void
  • and more…

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Motion Matters (with Vincent Laforet) GCS030

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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