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Author: Timothy

Timothy Plain is a full-time Producer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners he produces award-winning commercials for brands like the NBA, Adobe, and Cheetos. He is the writer/director of The Spirit Machine, which was the most-funded short film on Kickstarter in 2012, after raising a $96,737 in just 21-days. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3628282

Episode 122 – How to Budget a $12,000 Feature

Noam Kroll has a podcast called “Show Don’t Tell” that’s all about micro budget filmmaking. In episode 14 he goes into detail about how to budget a $12,000 film. It’s essentially a 12-day shoot @ $1,000 a day. This week, we play Noam’s podcast and then talk to him about the ins and outs of shooting an affordable feature film.

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Episode 120 – Finding an Audience with Smarthouse Creative

No two films are alike, how will your film find it’s audience? We’re joined by Ryan Davis and Brad Wilke of Smarthouse Creative to talk about how they work with filmmakers to release their film in the world and assist in branding, promotion and publicity.

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Episode 118 – PR and Getting Your Film Seen

We’ve released a few films over the last few years but we can’t remember if we’ve ever gotten into the details about a film release. What do you include in a press release? Who do you send it to? This week we give advice on press releases and the best way to get your film seen.

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Episode 116 – A Critical Look at “The Spirit Machine”

The Spirit Machine is officially out in the world! Be sure to check it out on YouTube or Vimeo before listening to this gloves off conversation about how the finished film turned out. What works? What doesn’t work? After years of hearing Timothy say The Spirit Machine is not that good, he finally gets to explain in detail what his problems with the movie are.

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Episode 114 – Visual Effects Supervisor Kaitlyn Yang

This week we talk Visual Effects with Kaitlyn Yang, an artist and supervisor that opened her own boutique VFX house after working as a freelancer for some bigger places like Zoic, Framestore and MPC.

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Episode 111 – Becoming “Professional”

After two years of podcasting, Alrik and Timothy finally get into details about how they became working professionals. We talk about how we got our start after graduating and the steps we took to get to where we are now. Plus we respond to the Filmmaking Sucks Podcast about what it means to be a professional.

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Episode 108 – From “Half Baked” to “Monster” with Steven Bernstein

For years, Steven Bernstein was the go-to DP for big budget comedies like Half Baked, The Waterboy, and White Chicks. Then he shot ‘Monster’ with Patty Jenkins which inspired him to get back into writing and directing his own films. Listen to this episode now or visit iTunes to download it to your device.

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Episode 106 – Stand Up Comedian David Roth

What do stand-up comedy and filmmaking having in common? A lot actually. This week we delve into the world of comedy with David Roth and talk about advertising, finding your voice and the struggles of learning a new craft. Listen to this episode now or visit iTunes to download it to your device.

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Episode 105 – Actor/Writer Rob Chester Smith

An insightful conversation with Rob Chester Smith about breaking in as an actor/writer in Los Angeles. Once you’ve reached your goal what do you do with the feeling “I got here, and now what?” Listen to this episode now or visit iTunes to download it to your device.

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