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"An Illustrated History of Filmmaking" with Adam Allsuch Boardman

We are joined this week by Adam Allsuch Boardman, an illustrator who recently made a book entitled “An Illustrated History of Filmmaking.” The book is as the title says, a chronological, hand drawn illustrated timeline of how filmmaking has progressed. Adam tells us how the book came together and why filmmaking means so much to him.


"The Old Man & the Gun" director David Lowery

Director David Lowery joins us this week. He spends time discussing the intricacies of his latest film, "The Old Man & the Gun" a film based off of a New Yorker article that was brought to him by Robert Redford. We talk about his preference to be involved with the editing process of all of his films and when he chooses celluloid and why. His passion and joy for film-making is unmistakable and is evident in all of his films as well as our conversation with him.


BlacKkKlansman cinematographer Chayse Irvin, CSC

Our guest this week, Chayse Irvin, CSC, is a phenomenal young cinematographer who most recently worked on Spike Lee’s latest film, Blackkklansman. His insight into the choices he took as DP on this film are really interesting to hear and it’s no wonder Spike asked him to be a part of the film. He takes us through the entire process from why he chose film to what he feels his place on set is.


Warren Elgort: Filmmaker and Photographer

This week's guest is Warren Elgort. Warren joined us to talk to us about his work as a director and photographer and most recently his involvement in Kodak and Forever 21's new apparel line. Warren has been in front of and behind the camera since he was very young and he shared with us how this experience has shaped him as he continues to create his own work.


Echo Park Film Center

This week we’re featuring the Echo Park Film Center. Paolo Davanzo joined us to represent the film center and give us some insight into this wonderful resource for downtown LA. Eighteen years in the making, Paolo and his band of cinematic enthusiasts offer classes on filmmaking (which are free for youth and elders), show films and are involved in many great projects, all in the name of film. Listen in to hear why the echo park film center is so successful in what it does....


Photographer, actor, musican and director Adam Goldberg

This week we have a man of many talents across a broad spectrum of creative disciplines: Photographer, actor, musician and director Adam Goldberg. Adam talks with you about filmmaking, his new record/photography book and of course if photography. Join us in laughter for this great, funny episode.


Sam Calagione: founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewing

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewing joined us this week. Sam’s excitement for the craft of brewing was contagious and we had a great time talking with him about the parallels between the craft beer and analog movements. He tells stories through the beer he makes and Dogfish Head has always stayed true to their ethos of being “off centered beer for off centered people,” by not being afraid of pushing boundaries and letting creativity drive their brewing choices. Sit back,...


Typeface designer Riley Cran

Printed letters, digital fonts: we look at them every day, but do you ever stop to think about who designed them? Why do you not notice them? Is that on purpose? This week we are joined by Riley Cran, a typeface designer who helped us answer these questions and bring into the light a craft that’s often hidden in plain sight. You’ll soon learn about the history of typeface, how Riley approaches each typeface, and a special project he recently worked on that tips it’s hat to a typeface...


NOSFERATU (The Undead) with Javier Téllez, Jonathan Binstock and John Hanhardt

This week we sat down with Javier Téllez, the artist responsible for the creation of "NOSFERATU(The Undead"), a commissioned work for the Memorial Art Gallery. Also joining us is Jonathan Binstock, the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the MAG and John Hanhardt, Consulting Senior Curator of Media Arts for the MAG. NOSFERATU (The Undead) is part of a series called Reflections on Place: that place being Rochester, NY. Javier is an artist who incorporates people living with mental illness...


Photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini

This week we were fortunate enough to get some time with Francesco Carrozzini; filmmaker, photographer and all around creative genius. Raised in a creative lifestyle, surrounded by some of the best image makers in the world, it’s no surprise that he is driven to want to tell stories through all the various work he does. We talk music videos, photography, his documentary “Franca: Chaos and Creation,” and his upcoming narrative film. Francesco is humble, honest and thoughtful- just like his...


"Designed for Hi Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Mid-century America" with Janet & Jonathan

This week we are talking with Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder. These avid vinyl collectors eventually realized that they were seeing themes within the albums they had, specifically with their cover designs. This lead them down the path to writing their book “Designed for Hi Fi Living: The vinyl LP in mid-century America.” We were lucky enough to be welcomed into their home to discuss their project amid their collection. It was so fascinating learning about American culture through...


Director Mark Raso on the film "Kodachrome"

This week we talked to Mark Raso director of the new film, Kodachrome. A story about the last photo lab to process Kodachrome, this film was aptly shot on 35mm. We talked to Mark about directing his second feature, about shooting on film and about getting your dream cast. Kodachrome premieres on Netflix on April 20th and will be in select theaters for a theatrical release.


Director Russ Harbaugh and DP Chris Teague discuss "Love After Love"

To discuss the film Love After Love, this week Russ Harbaugh (writer and director) and Chris Teague (cinematographer), joined us. Love After Love began as a short which premiered at Sundance in 2012 and has now found its way to the big screen. Russ and Chris eloquently share the path this film took to come to fruition, the importance film played and why a meaningful creative idea is worth seeing through to the end.


Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen on "A Quiet Place"

Kicking off another round of episodes is cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen. Charlotte has worked as DP on Fences, Girl on the Train, and most recently A Quiet Place. This was our first opportunity to talk with someone about how to build tension and fear with a camera, and it was super insightful. The camera has a distinct role in the story telling process and Charlotte breaks it down for us.


Northeast Historic Film: preserving and exposing New England amateur films

This week Karan Sheldon and Martha McNamara joined us to talk about their book Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960. The book narrows in on amateur films collected by Northeast Historic Film, an organization that has cultivated a great collection of amateur films from the New England area. They both discuss what can we can all learn from this slice of time documented by everyday people on film. Here is a sample of the video's discussed in this...


Samuel J. Butt slows down with film to capture the best moments

This week we are featuring Samuel J Butt, an up and coming film photographer with great focus and attention in his work to each moment that he captures. Choosing to work with film, Samuel talks with us about why this format continues to be right for him. Samuel has found a place within himself that requires slowing down and carefully choosing the timing for each photograph, leading to his beautiful and thoughtful work. Be sure to listen in to learn about his work!


Unearthing an Indian Cinema Treasure with Deb Stoiber

The George Eastman Museum recently acquired a film collection of 775 Indian films that were desperately seeking a proper home. Deborah Stoiber, collection manager in the Moving Image Department at the George Eastman Museum, led a team to Fresno, CA to excavate this collection. She shares with us her experience and discusses the intricacies of Indian Film. Listen in for this great story of finding and saving one of the largest collections of contemporary Indian cinema in the world.


Film photographer Andre Wagner finding beauty in the every day

Film photographer Andre Wagner joined us this week. Andre has an impressive portfolio of street photography and portrait work and he talks with us about what continues to capture his eye. Living in Brooklyn, NY, there’s no shortage of subject matter to draw from and Andre is somehow able to capture images that could easily be lost amongst the busy streets and lives of those that inhabit it. Some of his work is featured in the New York Times and he has published a book, Here for the Ride...


Writer and director Josh Safdie on "Good Time"

Writer and director Josh Safdie joined us this week. Josh walked us through he and his brother’s latest film Good Time from concept to screen, giving us a glimpse into the passion and intelligence that is woven into his work which by no surprise leads to captivating, moving, raw and honest films. He left us wanting more and itching for another Safdie film. Do not miss this episode.


Vans Snowboarding film "Landline" with Harry Hagan, Tanner Pendleton and Jake Price

Harry Hagan, Jake Price and Tanner Pendleton joined us this week to talk about the new Vans snowboarding film, "Landline." Shot on Kodak 16 mm and Super 8 film these gentlemen captured the Vans snowboarding team during a trip they took around the world last year, cinematographically preserving their adventures and turning it into a film that beautifully showcases the places and experiences their snowboards take them. Listen in to hear what went on behind the scenes to make this film happen....