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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Matyas Erdely - Hungarian Cinematographer - Delta, Tender Son, Miss Bala, Southcliffe, James White, and the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated, Son of Saul

Matyas' feature work has been screened at festivals around the world like films featured in Cannes, including Delta, Tender Son, and Miss Bala.   Matyas has worked in television, known for his recent work on Southcliffe.

Matyas' recent projects include Josh Mond's dramatic film, James White and he has received praise on Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated, Son of Saul.

Son of Saul takes place in the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, where a prisoner is forced to burn the corpses of his own people who finds moral survival in his attempt to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Direct download: MatyasErdely.mp3
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Joe Passarelli - Cinematographer - Oscar nominated animated feature, Anomalisa

After studying with Phedon Papamichael and attending AFI, Joe has shot several short and feature films, television shows, web series, and commercials.

Joe's most recent project is the stop-motion animated feature film, Anomalisa. Anomalisa is the story of a man crippled by the ordinariness of his life who then experiences something extraordinary upon meeting a young woman.

Anomalisa premiered at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festival and has been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best animated feature.
 

Direct download: JoePassarelli.mp3
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Stephen Kijak - Documentary Director and Producer - Cinemania, Stones in Exile, Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You re Made Of, and We Are X

Stephen has been directing fiction and non-fiction films for close to 20 years.

Stephen's films include the cult documentary Cinemania, the platinum-selling Stones in Exile, about the making of the Stones classic 1972 album Exile On Main Street and the critically acclaimed BAFTA-nominated feature documentary Scott Walker, 30 Century Man, executive produced by David Bowie.

In 2015, the feature documentary Stephen directed for Pulse Films was released about the biggest-selling boy band of all time, called Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You re Made Of. The film broke iTunes pre-sale records and was a massive fan-favorite the world over.

Stephen's upcoming documentary is about the rock band X Japan, the most successful band in Japanese history making a play for American success with a show at Madison Square Garden, called We Are X, debuting at Sundance.
 

Direct download: StephenKijak.mp3
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Jesse Rosenthal - Art Director - Rocky Balboa, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Get On Up, Creed, Trumbo, and Carol

Jesse's television projects included the series: Hack and Do No Harm.

Jesse's film work as Art Director over the years has included: Rocky Balboa, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle.

More recent films with Jesse as Art Director are: Get On Up, Creed, Trumbo, and Oscar nominated film, Carol

Direct download: JesseRosenthal.mp3
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Haskell Wexler - Oscar Winning Cinematographer and Documentarian, 1922-2015

Haskell received Oscar nominations for his work on the documentary The Living City; the short film T Is For Tumbleweed and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and won Oscars for his work on Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf and Bound For Glory

Haskell has worked on several films with John Sayles including Matewan, The Secret of Roan Inish, Limbo, and Silver City.

Haskell has dierected and filmed a number of important documentary films to his credit, including The Bus, Interviews With Mee Lie Veterans, and Introduction to the Enemy, co-directed with Jane Fonda.

Haskell created the groundbreaking neo-documentary style film, Medium Cool about a TV news camera find himself becoming personally involved in the violence which erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention

Haskell more recently directed the documentary Who Needs Sleep? about sleep deprivation in the film industry and shot Bringing King to China about a young American teacher in Beijing, whose failed protests against the Iraq war drive her to produce a play in China about Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Haskell continued to document more recent political and peace movements like the Occupy Movement in Chicago on Four Days in Chicago

Direct download: HaskellWexler2.mp3
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Barnaby Smyth - UK Foley Artist - Mirrormask, Senna, Arthur Christmas, Downton Abbey, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Under the Skin, Testament of Youth, Suffragette, and the upcoming A Hundred Streets and Ali and Nino

Barnaby's earlier highlights in foley include: Morvern Callar, I Capture the Castle, and Mirrormask.

Barnaby has worked on documentaries like Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten and Senna and animated films like Free Jimmy and Arthur Christmas.

He has worked on several award winning period pieces like Brick Lane, Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina and thrillers like We Need to Talk About Kevin, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Under the Skin, and The Double.

Barnaby's more recent projects include: Testament of Youth, Pan, Suffragette, and the upcoming A Hundred Streets and Ali and Nino.

Direct download: BarnabySmyth.mp3
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John Axelrad - Film Editor - We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, The Immigrant, Rudderless, Krampus, and the upcoming, Miles Ahead

John attended the USC School of Cinema-Television Production.

Early on in his career, John was an assistant editor on varied projects including earlier films for Steven Soderbergh like Out of Sight and Erin Brocovich.

John's projects over the years, include: We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, and The Immigrant.

Some of John's more recent projects include: Rudderless, a music related comedy/drama for William H. Macy, Before We Go for Chris Evans, Krampus, a holiday comedy/fantasy horror, and the upcoming, Miles Ahead for Don Cheadle, a narrative feature about the life and music of Miles Davis.

Direct download: JohnAxelrad.mp3
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Bo Smith - Film Educator and Curator

Bo currently teaches film classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and has previously taught at Boston College, Teachers as Scholars, Boston University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

He has directed film programming for Unifilm in San Francisco, Films in the Cities in St. Paul, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Denver Film Society, and currently coordinates film events at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.
 

Direct download: BoSmith.mp3
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Anastasia Masaro - Art Director and Production Designer - Nothing, Tideland, The Company, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Mama, Arcade Fire: Reflektor, Make Your Move, and Life by Anton Corbijn

Anastasia is a Production Designer who was nominated for both an Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Production Design for the film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

Anastasia's other projects over the years include: Nothing, Tideland, the mini-series series, The Company, Mama, Arcade Fire: Reflektor, and Make Your Move.

Anastasia's more recent projects include: Life for Anton Corbijn, XX, and The First

Direct download: AnastasiaMasaro2.mp3
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Colin Gibson - Australian Art Director and Production Designer - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Babe, Welcome to Woop Woop, Babe Pig In The City, Nim's Island, Careless Love, and Mad Max: Fury Road (on DVD and Digital)

Colin's earlier work was in the props department on films including the films: Bliss,Flirting, The Last Days of Chez Nous, and Sirens; he was also a Supervising Art Director on Young Einstein.

Colin has worked as an Art Director on the following: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Babe and Babe: Pig in the City, Welcome to Woop Woop, and as Production Designer on the film, Serenades and the television series, Love My Way.

Some of Colin's more recent projects include working as Art Director on Nim's Island, and as Production Designer on Careless Love and the critically acclaimed, Mad Max: Fury Road, continuing his work with George Miller now available worldwide on DVD and digitally.

Direct download: ColinGibson2.mp3
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