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Join Darren, Richard, Jojo, and Mike, four friends who started a film studio together. They chat about movies, careers, and everything in between. Their film studio, Amateur Mastermind Productions, tells stories addressing important social issues.

Join Darren, Richard, Jojo, and Mike, four friends who started a film studio together. They chat about movies, careers, and everything in between. Their film studio, Amateur Mastermind Productions, tells stories addressing important social issues.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join Darren, Richard, Jojo, and Mike, four friends who started a film studio together. They chat about movies, careers, and everything in between. Their film studio, Amateur Mastermind Productions, tells stories addressing important social issues.

Language:

English


Episodes

TikTok, The New WebMD?! feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 15)

2/17/2022
Introducing Gina Lee, otherwise known as @GinaFutureMD on Instagram! Gina is a content creator documenting her journey as she works in research at Mount Sinai and prepares to enter medical school, the next phase of her career in medicine! We talk about this little-known platform called TikTok and how it can spread useful health information... Also in this episode: the Konami code, getting lost in upstate New York's scariest library basement, and Gina gaslights us by saying Harry Styles was...

Duration:00:51:44

Sunday Scaries feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 14)

2/2/2022
Introducing Gina Lee, otherwise known as @GinaFutureMD on Instagram! Gina is a content creator documenting her journey as she works in research at Mount Sinai and prepares to enter medical school, the next phase of her career in medicine! We talk about our experiences with the Sunday Scaries, the sense of existential dread felt as the weekend draws to a close and the workweek inexorably marches ever closer. Also in this episode: the horror of night lights and half-open doors, post-grad...

Duration:00:47:49

"Water-Alcohol" - Amateur Hour (Ep. 13)

1/12/2022
Introducing Noah, our fellow artistic friend and resident buff boy. Noah has regularly found himself on-set with the AMP team and now finds himself guest starring on AMP’s podcast! This episode, the team talks about reactions to drinking, why they suck at dancing (not Darren though), and the gym as a safe space. And Richard talks about some sort of water / alcohol hybrid? - Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur...

Duration:00:46:12

“Biggest Balls in This Entire Arena” feat. Noah Lee! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 12)

12/29/2021
Introducing Noah, our fellow artistic friend and resident buff boy. Noah has regularly found himself on-set with the AMP team and now finds himself guest starring on AMP’s podcast! We sit down and discuss YouTubers and news sources, some claiming to have the titular “biggest balls in the arena.” Or something to that effect… Also in this episode: contact lens horror stories, workouts, working with kids (which is itself a workout), and John Cena related prank calls. - Who are we? Darren...

Duration:00:47:28

Who's the closet Weeb? And throwback gaming - Amateur Hour Ep. 11

11/4/2021
Remember when people would sit in a circle and play Mario Cart on the DS? Or when Skyrim first came out? We do too. This episode is full of remising back to the DS parties, Minecraft gameplays, and anime moments?! Join in the conversation below and drop your favorite throwback games and maybe even animes. Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema...

Duration:00:57:48

All of Marvel Sleeping Together - Amateur Hour (Ep. 10)

10/26/2021
What’s the secret to the MCU’s incredible cohesion? Richard has some ideas… This episode also includes the boys discussing The Batman trailer (and Nightwing too), pondering travel as it relates to happiness (Eiffel Tower who?), and dissing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (come at us).- Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the...

Duration:00:56:05

RIP Krispy Kreme Klub - Amateur Hour (Ep. 9)

10/12/2021
Acronyms can be tricky, and thus was the end of 2015’s Krispy Kreme Klub. The boys discuss. Also in this week’s episode, the crew gives an update on their rally documentary video (which was featured on Jackfroot!). They also talk about movie translations (discussed in English), some Marvel baddies (as in villains), and recap the crew’s very first hater! - Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite...

Duration:00:55:38

Starbucks Creepers, Trash Talk & Romance in Movies - Amateur Hour (Ep. 8)

10/5/2021
Welcome to another installment of Amateur Hour! This week, our heroes talk about the seminal YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History, creepy adults in schools and popular cafe chains, and the whole Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley celebrity boxing trend (it’s an older topic, but it checks out). We also get into our favorite on-screen romances including Titanic, La La Land, Spider Man, To all the boys, and more! We also talk about Blade Runner 2049 and once again try to figure out how to say...

Duration:00:39:17

THE RETURN! Life Updates, Family Ghost Stories, and Crazy Plant Horror Films – Amateur Hour (Ep. 7)

9/9/2021
AND WE BACK! This week, we’re kicking off season 2 of the show! We talk about Jojo’s departure from Amateur Mastermind and what’s happened in all of our lives since season 1 ended. We chat about ghosts, specifically Richard’s crazy family history that involved spiritual mediums and fortune telling. We also trash talk the movie Antz (anyone remember Antz?), namedrop some plant based horror movies (we could only think of 2), and discuss the power of casting and method acting. Some of our...

Duration:00:41:58

Binghamton Stop AAPI Hate Rally Recap and Engaging In Public Speaking - Amateur Hour (Ep. 6)

4/13/2021
This week, our young creatives are down a man (we miss you Darren!) as he recovers from the vaccine side effects. They talk about the Stop AAPI Hate Rally that happened at Binghamton and all of the prep that went into it as well as the stress that Mike experienced as one of the creators of the rally. Jojo asked a question, "How do you go about public speaking and how do you start engaging in it?" Finally, the team throws it back to the OG children's shows like Sesame Street, Clifford, and...

Duration:00:53:51

What are your Dreams?? - Amateur Hour (Ep. 5)

3/31/2021
In Episode 5 our four creators talk about dreams that they have. Do you dream while you sleep? Or maybe you have dreams and aspirations for the future? Either way, the Amateur Mastermind Productions team talks about different dimensions of "Dreams". I have a DREAM! Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made"...

Duration:00:54:44

Mental Health during Covid-19, in the face of AAPI Hate, and as a Creative - Amateur Hour Podcast (Ep. 4)

3/18/2021
Welcome back to another episode of Amateur Hour where our young creatives discuss mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, towards the APPI Hate crimes, and in content creation. Watch until the end to hear our tips on how to tackle challenges that come with maintaining mental wellbeing. Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton...

Duration:01:04:00

AAPI Hate, the Media and More - Amateur Hour Podcast (Ep. 3)

3/2/2021
Welcome back to another episode of Amateur Hour where our young creatives discuss current events surrounding the rise in attacks against the AAPI community. Press play to listen to the perspectives of four young AAPI members from different backgrounds, upbringings, and thoughts. How does Mike see this situation as a Korean adoptee in an Italian family? Find out on Episode 3 of Amateur Hour. Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven...

Duration:00:57:45

Where Do We Draw Inspiration From? Amateur Hour Podcast (Ep. 2)

2/17/2021
Welcome back to another episode of Amateur Hour where our young creatives discuss where they draw inspiration and how they turned a “stuck in the snow” moment into content. Tune in to hear more of inspiration, discipline, and the first mover concept. Who are we? Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He...

Duration:01:02:04

What makes a "Good" Film Good? - Amateur Hour Podcast (Ep. 1)

2/3/2021
Amateur Hour Podcast Ep. 1 - The first episode where Darren, Jojo, Richard, and Mike discuss what attributes make a "good" film good. The discussion starts off with these young creatives agreeing on the fact that capturing emotion is the biggest draw for anyone watching a film. Somehow the conversation also touches upon cartoons and how even animated films or TV shows also have a deeper purpose, one that a kid might not recognize until they revisit these shows when they get older. What have...

Duration:00:48:06

Monkey Business - Amateur Hour Podcast (Ep. 0)

1/20/2021
Amateur Hour Podcast - The intro episode where Darren, Jojo, Richard, and Mike introduce themselves and Amateur Mastermind Productions. In this episode, we talk about everything under the sun, from Heelys and Soaps to sleep talking adventures and, of course, monkeys. We learn a bit more about these four young college creatives and their diverse areas of study. Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through...

Duration:00:34:10