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Join Owen Shapiro in this journey of discovering, dissecting and analyzing pop culture through his unique and sharp, adolescent point of view. There are so many shows out there that focus on analyzing and criticizing the entertainment industry, and we will do that too, but we will also want to understand why and how film, music and games are made. What makes people fall in love with them or hate them. For Owen, movies are his life as well as the process of making movies, he is all about understanding them.

Join Owen Shapiro in this journey of discovering, dissecting and analyzing pop culture through his unique and sharp, adolescent point of view. There are so many shows out there that focus on analyzing and criticizing the entertainment industry, and we will do that too, but we will also want to understand why and how film, music and games are made. What makes people fall in love with them or hate them. For Owen, movies are his life as well as the process of making movies, he is all about understanding them.

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United States

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Join Owen Shapiro in this journey of discovering, dissecting and analyzing pop culture through his unique and sharp, adolescent point of view. There are so many shows out there that focus on analyzing and criticizing the entertainment industry, and we will do that too, but we will also want to understand why and how film, music and games are made. What makes people fall in love with them or hate them. For Owen, movies are his life as well as the process of making movies, he is all about understanding them.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Rhythm for Editing Movies with Film Editor Matt Villa

4/8/2021
Download Podcast Transcript The best edit in a movie is the one we don't notice! Today's guest is Matt Villa, an Australian film editor, best known for editing The Great Gatsby and Predestination with which he won the AACTA Awards for Best Editing. As a child growing up in the 70s and 80s, Star Wars impacted him in such a way that from then on, he always wanted to be involved in movies. With over 30 years of experience, Matt's passion and commitment to the filmmaking process has given him...

Duration:00:22:51

A Film Critic’s Guide with Alexander Robinson

3/25/2021
Download Podcast Transcript Does the objective opinion exist in something as emotional as cinema? Today's guest is Alexander Robinson, a film critic who has always loved movies and who reviews movies on YouTube, like the real Mr. Robinson, where he has over 4,000 followers. Having two parents who work in the film industry, from a young age he came into contact with the seventh art. His first loves were Star Wars, the films of Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock and other classic Hollywood...

Duration:00:17:52

The Eye Behind Talent with Talent Agent, Hayley Littman

3/18/2021
Download Podcast Transcript There are people who have talent and others who have the talent to find those who have it. Today's guest is Hayley Littman, president of the Littman Talent Group, a talent agency that finds talent and represents actors. Actors seek to find something that stands out in themselves to differentiate from others. Therefore, Hayley's talent is helping the client build their casting image so that when they enter the CD office there is no doubt that this is the boy or...

Duration:00:15:36

The Art of Storytelling through Costume Designing with Amy Stofsky

3/11/2021
Download Podcast Transcript Did you know that there is a story behind the wardrobe of each character? Today's guest is Amy Stofsky, the industry's most sought-after costume designer, whose work has been featured in movies like Mulholland Drive and Lone Survivor. She began her career in the fashion industry and then transitioned to costume work when she moved to Los Angeles, falling in love with the opportunity to have a place for creativity. Her ability to perfectly embody a character's...

Duration:00:25:45

Hollywood Makeup Artist Reveals the Secrets of Creating the Perfect Movie Look with Donald Mowat

3/4/2021
Download Podcast Transcript The plausibility of a film is not only achieved by the actors. Today’s guest is Donald Mowat, one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the film industry. With a career spanning over 30 years, Donald is a true expert in this field. He served as head of the makeup department and designer on films such as The Fighter, 8 Mile, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049, and many more. His incredible work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including the most recent...

Duration:00:20:39

Creating the Majestic World of Stop Motion with Director of Photography Joe Passarelli

2/25/2021
Download Podcast Transcript Wonder no more how stop motion movies are made! Today's guest is Joe Passarelli, a Cinematographer and Director of Photography, who was part of Anomalisa, the amazing film that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 72nd International Film Festival from Venice. It quickly earned praise for its stunning visuals and Passarelli's ability to make an animated film feel like a narrative feature. Born and raised in a small town in the Midwest, Passarelli graduated from...

Duration:00:18:35

From Acting in Blockbusters to Working Behind the Scenes with Jamison Bret Newlander

2/18/2021
Download Podcast Transcript We found one of the Lost Boys! Today's guest is Jamison Newlander, actor, writer, and director, best known for playing Alan Frog, one of the two vampire-hunting brothers, in The Lost Boys (1987), alongside Corey Feldman. He began his career as a teenager participating in commercials and theater plays. In 1987 he starred in The Lost Boys, a teenage black comedy horror film directed by Joel Schumacher. After that success, he worked on different projects, but...

Duration:00:28:57

Inside The World of Production Design with Jourdan Henderson

2/11/2021
Download Podcast Transcript All the elements that appear in movies and series scenes are carefully thought out for an artistic reason. Today’s guest is Jourdan Henderson, a production designer who began her career in Austin, Texas working her way up on films such as Spy Kids 2 & 3, Man of the House, and There Will Be Blood. Jourdan has produced and art designed indie films, big budget films and commercials since 2000. Since a kid, she used to love the behind the scenes of movies and TV...

Duration:00:24:31

The Emotion Behind Music Composing with Lesley Barber

1/28/2021
Have you ever fallen in love with music or a movie soundtrack? This is because there is a lot of work behind the scenes, where composers come up with the perfect melodies for a movie. Today's guest, Lesley Barber, is here to tell us a little more about this. Lesley is a film composer who writes music marked by intelligence and emotional depth. She has created wonderful compositions for film, theater, chamber and orchestral ensembles and is also a conductor, pianist, producer and...

Duration:00:21:31

Crafting Award-Winning Set Designs with Art Director Laurel Bergman

1/21/2021
Visual landscapes and the general set decoration in movies are crucial to understand and immerse into the story narrated. Today’s guest, Laurel Bergman, knows everything there is to know about this field: she is a Production Designer and Artist who comes from a strong Art Director background. What’s more, Laurel has contributed to many of the most successful feature films of the last decade (2012, Godzilla, 50 Shades of Grey, Mission Impossible IV) and has worked with the industry’s leading...

Duration:00:23:45

What it Takes to Build a Set with True Blood’s Production Designer: Suzuki Ingerslev

1/7/2021
Today, we talk with the person in charge of making television and movie scenes look so real! Suzuki Ingerslev is an art director and production designer who creates TV and movie sets that are praised for being super realistic. She graduated with an architecture degree and practiced for 6 years until she realized that the job was not as glamorous as she imagined. She was presented with the opportunity to start as a draftsperson in the soap opera - Days of Our Lives, where she began using her...

Duration:00:27:02

Making it Big on the Independent Film World with Darren Coyle

12/10/2020
Writing and producing a film on your own might sound like a distant dream. However, people like today’s guest will make you realize this is totally possible! Darren Coyle is an independent writer, director, and producer who has worked in all aspects of television and film production in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles for the last 16 years, mostly concentrating in producing true crime television and other unscripted content. Most recently, Darren wrote and produced his own...

Duration:00:29:34

Indie Films and FX Makeup As a Passion with Robert Fitz

12/2/2020
Doing FX makeup professionally and pursuing a career in indie films sounds challenging. However, today’s guest managed to do exactly that. Rob Fitz is an award-winning director who started his journey of 25 years in the film industry as a makeup and FX artist. Rob has participated as a makeup artist in various well-known movies such as “Jumanji,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Surrogates,” and many more. Also, after 10 years of hard work, Rob released an action/horror film called “God of...

Duration:00:28:10

First one

11/23/2020

Duration:00:31:19