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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 Seen and Unseen in Cinematography with Kira Kelly

10/7/2021
The Seen and Unseen in Cinematography with Kira Kelly Kira Kelly is a two-time Emmy-nominated Director of Photography that found her love for films by watching movies and television shows as a child and later found her niche on the set of student-led films. Her interests were sparked when she noticed all of the unseen moving parts coming together to produce what we see on the big screen. She takes us along on a day in her life by sharing what she does on set and her interactions with...

Duration:00:26:11

The secrets to achieving a perfect underwater take, with Ian Seabrook

8/5/2021
Shooting a scene underwater is not the same as shooting it on set. The directors have to consider variables such as the light, the camera’s weight, how to manage it in the water, and other factors to pull off an extraordinary sequence. Ian Seabrook, an Underwater Director of Photography in the Motion Picture and Television Industry, explains the difficulties of filming under these conditions and accomplishing amazing results and an unbelievable scene. He tells how they handle these sequences...

Duration:00:24:32

Through the Lens with Sebastian Thaler

7/29/2021
Polyglots are great at communication, and it would seem that this talent also translates to the big screen! Sebastian Thaler is an Austrian cinematographer who shoots with a lucid immediacy that makes him a talent to watch, showcased when he lensed the feature film 7500 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Thaler is based in Vienna, Austria, where he completed his Master in Cinematography at the Film Academy of Vienna in 2017 under the guidance of Walter Kindler and Michael Haneke. Thaler’s...

Duration:00:14:23

The Formula For TV Host Greatness with Comedian Michael Burger

7/22/2021
There's a formula for how Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Oprah became great TV Hosts! Michael Burger is an American comedian, speaker, author, and television host with all the charisma of a classic host. He began his career performing live comedy on cruise ships, where he built the momentum and confidence to embark on TV. Michael’s lightning-fast wit attracted a plethora of television producers, which led to him hosting shows like ABC's Mike & Maty, Iron Chef USA, and the iconic game...

Duration:00:27:53

Visual Effects That Stood the Test of Time With VFX Designer Daniel Martin

7/15/2021
If you were wondering why the effects of movies like Jurassic Park or Terminator 2 are still so real, it’s because they were made by a team that knew their limits. Daniel Martin is an award-winning VFX designer and model maker. He has developed his incredible talents in films such as Possessor, Host, Color Out of Space, Lords of Chaos, and many more. Since he was a child, Dan has been fascinated with special effects as a form of magic; a hoax in the service of a narrative for an audience...

Duration:00:16:46

David Fincher's Repetition to Achieve a Perfect Scene with Actress Monika Gossmann

7/8/2021
Not everyone is willing to do the same shot 80 times. But when the director is David Fincher, you know he does it to make the end result unique. Monika Gossmann is a Kazakh actress, known for Iron Sky, Maximum Impact, and Mank, David Fincher's latest film. After high school she trained for three years as a singer, dancer, and musical performer at the Hamburg School of Contemporary Dance. In 2007, she graduated from the famous Moscow Stanislavsky Art Theater School. She is a member of the...

Duration:00:22:27

Shrek, the Movie that Is Still a Classic After 20 Years With Screenwriter, Roger S. H. Schulman

7/1/2021
Is it possible to write the script for a movie that both children and adults love? Without a doubt, Shrek is the irrefutable proof that with a great story anything is possible. Roger S. H. Schulman is an American television and film writer and producer. He co-wrote the animated feature Shrek, for which he won a British Academy Award (BAFTA) and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. He earned a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University School of Journalism...

Duration:00:29:14

How VFX Gives You The Chance to Animate a Dragon on a Budget with Fractal Artist, Julius Horsthuis

6/24/2021
Have 3D movies taken advantage of technological advancements or is 2D even better? Julius Horsthuis knows the answer better than anyone. He is a digital artist, specialist in VFX and fractal art, and worked on the Oscar-winning movie Manchester By The Sea, and on several Dutch films such as Nova Zembla. From the age of 12 he was already in love with movies and tried to recreate his favorites with an old VHS camcorder. After high school, Julius worked on various movie sets as a sound...

Duration:00:23:35

Capturing the Director's Vision With Eight Grade’s Cinematographer, Andrew Wehde

6/17/2021
The best cinematography is the one that most faithfully reflects what the director seeks to convey. Andrew Wehde is a cinematographer, known for his work on Bo Burnham's Movie, Eighth Grade, and for the Netflix series, Grand Army. He entered the Digital Cinema Program in DePaul University, one of the most important digital schools. In that place, he began to have access to all the equipment and took advantage of them to work with models and made short films. That's where he developed his...

Duration:00:20:59

From Being A Lawyer to Playing One on The Social Network With Denise Grayson

6/10/2021
Never before was the phrase "art imitates life" so precise. Denise Grayson began working as a lawyer but soon turned to being an actress and producer. She has a broad career in theater, television, and a prominent appearance as a lawyer on The Social Network, from David Fincher. Founder of Denise Grayson Productions, her films in development include the novel Killing Johnny Fry by Walter Mosley and Blood And The Rye by Rajiv Shah. Her most recent production effort is the Oscar 2021...

Duration:00:15:29

Becoming an Asian-American Filmmaker With Writer and Director, Erica Chan

6/3/2021
Great movies can change the world? This is what today’s guest, Erica Chan, believes. She is an Asian-American writer and director who started editing in high school because she was fascinated with the idea of ​​taking pieces and putting them together to create strong stories. During her time at UNLV she was recognized for her work and was awarded the Emerging Filmmaker Award. Currently, she joined IATSE Local 600 as 1st Assistant Camera, and has several projects on the horizon as a...

Duration:00:18:35

Treating Docuseries as Narrative Films with Cinematographer, Alan Jacobsen

5/27/2021
Docuseries are gaining more popularity due to the initiative of some filmmakers to use the storytelling format. Alan Jacobsen is a cinematographer who works on narrative and documentary projects with an authentic, natural eye and sensitive curiosity. His camera work is masterful, intuitive and intimate, capturing the sensory story in each powerful frame. He studied film at New York University and minored in architecture and urban studies, which gives him a full spectrum of how to think of a...

Duration:00:27:08

School of Music: Creating a Movie’s Musical Story with Film Composer, Gavin Brivik

5/20/2021
With the right score, a good movie can become an iconic movie. Gavin Brivik is a diverse hybrid composer best known for his work on the 90th Oscar-nominated film My Nephew Emmett; the Emmy-nominated series produced by Selena Gomez, Living Undocumented; and the Netflix original film Cam. Gavin is not linked to any genre since he is interested in experimenting with each project and constantly entering new experiences. He studied contemporary classical and electronic music composition at the...

Duration:00:18:01

How To Get the Perfect Shot with Cinematographer Jayson Crothers

5/13/2021
When you understand the purpose of the shot, you will know how to get the perfect shot. Today's guest is Jayson Crothers, a talented cinematographer who has developed successfully in film and television, working on movies like Coldwater and shows like Chicago Fire. As a child in the early 80’s he became very interested in the mechanics of cinema because his father ran a single-screen movie theater. Determined to pursue the profession he wanted to follow, in the 1990s he earned his BA from...

Duration:00:22:08

How to Edit to Thrill The Audience with Film Editor, Ryan Liebert

5/6/2021
Being a good editor, it's understanding the emotion of a scene and knowing how to be someone people want to edit with. Today's guest is Ryan Liebert, a film editor who brings a dynamic and efficient approach to editing with a specific focus on emotion, pacing, and audience engagement. Over the past decade, Ryan has made his way into the world of independent film as an editor. Although his path has been unconventional, he has learned that the best way to continue working as an editor is by...

Duration:00:26:08

Watching Movies with a Critical Eye with Clarisse Loughrey

4/29/2021
How is it possible to distinguish yourself as a critic when every day there are more people talking about movies? Today's guest is Clarisse Loughrey, an incredible chief film critic at The Independent, and a regular stand-in for Mark Kermode on BBC Radio 5 Live's "Kermode and Mayo." She always knew that she wanted to do something with film, because that is what she always loved since she was a child. While studying Ancient History in college, she started writing movie reviews for the college...

Duration:00:22:29

From Reviewing Movies to Winning an Oscar with Movie Producer, Axel Kuschevatzky

4/22/2021
Download Podcast Transcript Why are movie awards important? Today’s guest, Axel Kuschevatzky, will answer this controversial question. Axel is an Argentine film journalist, screenwriter, and producer. He was a producer on the film The Secret in Their Eyes, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. He grew up in Argentina, and fell in love with cinema as a child. Since then, he has dreamed of being a filmmaker, but life led him to studying...

Duration:00:22:25

Building the Visual Concept of a Movie with Samuel Lisenco

4/15/2021
Download Podcast Transcript For there to be verisimilitude in movies, there has to be someone who creates a fictional world around the protagonists! Today's guest Sam Lisenco, an incredible production designer who has worked on several of the biggest movies in recent years like: Uncut gems, Good Time, Frances Ha, and Judas and the Black Messiah which was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars 2021. Sam always knew he wanted to be a filmmaker, but he didn't know that his thing was...

Duration:00:20:22

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