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Episode 123 – Composer Gregory James Jenkins

LA based composer Gregory James Jenkins joins us this week to talk about scoring everything from Disney cartoons to horror films. We talk with Gregory about how he got started as a composer, his process and what he enjoys about making music for film and TV!

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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 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 91 – The Tech Scout and Shoot

We continue where we left off last week, talking about the shoot we’re working on together, Alrik as Producer and Timothy as Director. This week we walk you through the tech scout, the last week of prep and the shoot itself. We talk about our techniques, the experience of the shoot, what we could have done better.

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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 88 – Microbudget Filmmaking & Distribution with Liz Manashil

Liz is the director of the feature film “Bread and Butter” and is prepping her second feature “Speed of Life.” This week we hear how Liz is making her movies on a microbudget, finding name actors, getting distribution and sustaining her career as a filmmaker.

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Episode 49 – Bad Deals and Lawyers

Timothy is back on Making Movies is Hard! Alrik and Timothy catch up on the last few weeks and talk a deal Timothy was offered from Crypt TV and how that all went down.

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Episode 48 – Writing, Pitching and Storytelling with Colin Levy

Colin Levy is back again! Timothy is STILL on vacation, so Colin takes his place and talks with Alrik about how he writes, how he outlines his projects, story telling and a smattering of random filmmaking topics.

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