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A Casting Director Tells All (with Angela Peri) GCS139

Angela Peri has over 30 years experience casting over 90 major motion pictures and countless commercials with her company Boston Casting. She joins us today to share tips on breaking into the acting world, becoming a better director, the life of a film extra and much much more.

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  • The crazy world of casting
  • The talent that Angela discovered
  • The do’s and dont’s of approaching a talent agent
  • Techniques for auditioning
  • How to get involved with Boston Casting
  • The benefits of being an Extra
  • The correlation between comedians and actors
  • Should directors take acting class?
  • Working with Jake Gyllenhaal
  • The benefits of film tax credits
  • and much much more!
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    Film Production Design (with Hannah Beachler) GCS106

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    Hannah Beachler is the production designer behind some of today’s hottest films including CREED, MOONLIGHT, and the upcoming BLACK PANTHER and she’s on the show to discuss her career in film and the role of a production designer.

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    Spotlight: Hannah Beachler

    Hannah Beachler is a prolific production designer with an affinity for realistic design that emphasizes emotional drama. Over the past few years, Hannah’s designed some of the hottest films like, Miles Ahead, Creed, Moonlight, Beyonce’s Lemonade, and the much anticipated upcoming film Black Panther. Hannah and I discuss the role of a production designer, how she collaborates with the camera department, working with director Ryan Coogler and how she finds inspiration for each of her films.

    • What is a production designer and what do they do
    • Why does the production design one of the first members of the crew
    • Working with Ryan Coogler
    • How to approach a period piece, and her work on “Miles Ahead”
    • What inspired the design of Miles Davis’s home
    • Is New Orleans the next Hollywood?
    • The production design of “Creed” and the “Rocky” easter eggs
    • An inside look at the production design of the upcoming Black Panther
    • Working on Beyonce’s Lemonade
    • Working on Moonlight and the power of the story
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    The Cinematography of Parts Unknown (with Zach Zamboni) GCS091

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    Zach Zamboni is the brilliant and visionary cinematographer for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and he’s with us today to share his experiences shooting around the world. This episode of Go Creative Show was recorded in front of a live audience at Rule Boston Camera. Click here to watch the video of the interview.

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    Spotlight: Zach Zamboni

    Zach Zamboni is not only the brilliant cinematographer behind the lens of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, he is also a student of Philosophy and his visuals are informed by his deep appreciation for the human spirit. Zach has shot all over the world in often extreme conditions and has become expert in blending his cinematic looks with the unpredictability of non-fiction. This is not just a discussion about cameras, lensing, and lighting, it’s a discussion on the philosophies of cinematography and how Zach is changing the way that television is produced.

    • Staying inspired and keeping it fresh
    • The secrets behind Zach’s favorite episodes
    • Zach’s shooting and lighting philosophy
    • How to inspire a creative process that changes week to week
    • The equipment needed for easy travel around the world
    • Stories from some of the most interesting places on earth
    • Working with Anthony Bourdain
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    That’s a Wrap 2015 Round Table (with Matt Russell, Chris Loughran, and Rob Bessette) GCS079

    2015 Production Discussion

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    Today we take a look back at 2015 and reflect on all the highlights, lowlights, and trends of the production and post production world. Our panel includes cinematographer Chris Loughran, colorist Rob Bessette, and Matt Russell, our very own audio mix engineer, and we cover all sides of production.

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    Spotlight: 2015 Round Table Discussion

    We bid farewell to 2015 with a round table discussion from a panel of experts. Cinematographer Chris Loughran, Colorist Rob Bessette and our very own Matt Russell discuss the trends of 2015, the influx of new cameras, how DaVinci Resolve has become the undisputed color king, and the exciting and challenging projects we all shared throughout the year.

    • Good Citizen Music Video
    • Breaking down Rob’s color grade process
    • How Rob Hardy’s Instagram inspired the video
    • Roslindale Studios
    • The benefits of editing 4k
    • The trends in color grading
    • The production and post production trends of 2015
    • The year of Sony FS7 and A7S
    • How smaller and cheaper equipment is leveling the playing field
    • Where our panel goes for inspiration
    • How to spice up the corporate talking head video
    • Our panel’s most interesting and/or challenging projects of 2015
    • The highlights and lowlights of 2015

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    Mad Max Fury Road (with David Burr) GCS065

    Today we discuss the brilliant cinematography of Mad Max: Fury Road with second unit Director of Photography David Burr. We get a behind the scenes look into all of the incredible challenges and innovations that made this film an instant classic.

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    Spotlight: David Burr, ACS

    David Burr’s cinematography career spans over 30 years with countless feature and short films, but today he’s here to discuss his recent mega-blockbuster hit Mad Max: Fury Road. As the second unit Director of Photography, David was responsible for many of the stunning action sequences and we discuss all the behind the scenes secrets that made this film an instant classic. Then we discuss the role of a second unit Director of Photography. What are their responsibilities, how do they interact with the director and cast, and how you can break into this field.

    • The switch from 3D to 2D
    • Using Alexa cameras
    • The challenges of shooting in the desert
    • Using Canon 5DII and Olypus OM-D for crash cams
    • How a leaf blower became their essential tool
    • A crane dug into the sand was the key to one of the most iconic shots
    • The strategy behind center framing and super fast cuts
    • Shooting day for night
    • The responsibilities of a second unit on a film production
    • and more…

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