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Author: Alrik

Alrik Bursell is a freelance shooter/editor/producer that’s worked on feature films and corporate videos. He has directed four short films including Strange Thing, which played at over 20 film festivals worldwide. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2736548

Episode 101 – Life After Your First Feature with Sean Lynch!

What do you do once your first feature is done and has distribution? Today we talk with writer/director Sean Nichols Lynch who is in pre-production on his second feature ‘Ride with Me’ and hear about the steps he is taking to get that film made. We also talk about making his fist film Prep School, how you get actors signed onto your films and script contests!

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Episode 99 – Moving to LA with Gavin Murray

What do you do when you first move to LA? This week we have DP and filmmaker Gavin Murray who just moved to LA from SF three months ago and he talks about how he made the move, what he’s looking to accomplish and how he’s getting his first few jobs in LA.

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Episode 97 – The Story That Will Change Your Life With Scott Kirschenbaum!

Documentarian Scott Kirschenbaum joins us this week to talk about his life as a documentary filmmaker, how he goes about finding stories that will change his life and how he captured a woman giving brith in his newest film ‘Of Woman Born’.

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Episode 95 – Filmmaker Rob Richert!

This week we have filmmaker extraordinaire Rob Richert on the show to give us a nice overview of his career on his filmmaker, covering film festivals, directing philosophies and being ready to pivot your story based on casting. We also talk about being at the San Francisco Film Society Film House residency program and the benefit of having that kind of community and mentorship available to you.

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Episode 93 – In The Thick Of It!

This week Timothy is in Santiago Chile shooting a commercial and Alrik is in the middle of a four day documentary style shoot, so the guys talk about how their prep is going, what the next few days are like for them and how it kind of sucks that they have both been too busy to work on their creative projects! (The featured photo is from Alrik’s doc style shoot. They picked up a last minute scene at a tattoo parlor at a location Alrik scouted during lunch!)

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Episode 92 – Just Shoot It Crossover Episode!

This week we finally drop our big crossover episode with fellow filmmaking podcasters, Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan of the Just Shoot It Podcast! We talk about our lives as directors but really quickly get into a discussion of why we aren’t in LA and then dive into how Matt and Oren are going about getting their next features made. It’s a fun if sometimes intense conversation, give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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Episode 90 – How Do You Prep for Production?

How do you prep a production? Where do you start? This week, Alrik and Timothy describe the process of prepping a music video that Timothy is directing and Alrik is producing.

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Episode 89 – Starting a Career in Commercial Directing with Plummer/Strauss

This week we have local directing team Plummer/Strauss on the show! Justin Plummer III and Martin Strauss are two San Francisco, Bay Area directors who get paid to direct full time. They talk with us about how they got started, what it’s like to sign with a big time LA commercial production company, how they sustain themselves creatively and financially, and of course, why they aren’t living in LA.

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Episode 84 – Traditional and Alternative Distribution with Isaac Pingree

This week we talk to local filmmaker Isaac Pingree who’s releasing his new documentary, The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show direct to his audience. Before we get to that we spend half of the show talking about his first feature Day of Vengeance which he made ten years ago and how his experience with getting distribution on his first film, lead him to finding this alternate method. That and much much more on this extra long episode of Making Movies is Hard!

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