This week Timothy and Alrik talk about voice over, trying to find a director as an agency producer, indie filmmakers directing big franchises and collaborating with artists. Do you provide detailed notes, or do you let the artist bring their own take to the project, maybe a little bit of both?
The Daily Struggle
Voice Over, now tell me what you really think?
- Timothy sent Alrik this link to a discussion with listener Derek Johnson about Voice Over which just sets Alrik off and he goes into all the reasons why voice overs don’t work for him.
- Anton Yelchin movie ‘Odd Thomas’ which starts with the worst voice over ever!
- ‘Wolves’ directed by MGS voice actor David Hayter, also starts with a terrible VO.
- Timothy gives his take on voice overs, highlighting movies like ‘Fight Club’ that use VO extremely well.
- Alrik and Timothy then discuss Timothy’s two shorts, Lone and Man’s Best Friend, that both rely on voice over.
Timothy’s Search for a Director
- Timothy has been back at work for a week and he has been searching for a commercial director for his next project, he talks about how he’s not as easy as you’d think.
- Alrik asks a bunch of questions on why that is and why he doesn’t just hire one of the many directors he personally knows.
- Not all feature film directors are cut out to be commercial directors, although a lot of them are always trying to make the jump.
- Often indie filmmakers make the best commercial directors because they can do a lot with a little and in a short amount of time.
Indie Directors Leading Big Franchises, whats that about?
- There is a trend in Hollywood going on right now where big time franchises are getting handed over to indie filmmakers, see Colin Trevorrow with Jurassic World and Jon Watts with the new Spiderman, things are heating up for the indie crowd.
- What does this mean for indie filmmakers and indie film in general?
- Other young filmmakers we mention are Fantastic Four director Josh Trank, who has a particuraly unfortunate story to tell and the Evil Dead Remake director Fede Alvarez, who’s next movie ‘Don’t Breathe’ is getting good early reviews. Fede is of course the filmmaker who put his movie Panic Attack online which got millions of views and scored him the job to direct the Evil Dead remake for Sam Rami.
Collaborating with Artists
- Timothy and Alrik talk about how they like to collaborate with artists.
- Timothy talks about how he collaborated to make the beautiful poster for The Spirit Machine.
- Alrik talks about collaborating with LA artist Joshua Barish on The Alternate poster.
- Drew Struzan, epic poster artist who’s responsible for a lot of our favorite posters.
Things to Share
Correction from last week, Alrik recommended Doom 4 last week, not Doom 3.
Lastly, go see X-Men:Apocalypse because Alrik wants more X-Men movies!
Thanks for listening!
Double thanks to listener @ for editing this weeks episode, you rock Cameron!
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