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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Walter Fasano - Italian Film Editor - Mother of Tears, I Am Love, Unlikely Revolutionaries, A Magnificent Haunting, A Five Star Life, Bertolucci on Bertolucci, Antonia, A Bigger Splash, and the upcoming, Call Me by Your Name

Walter's projects over the years have included: Mother of Tears, I Am Love, Unlikely Revolutionaries, and A Magnificent Haunting.

Walter's more recent projects have included: A Five Star Life, the documentary Bertolucci on Bertolucci (which he also co-directed), Antonia, Bota, Io e Lei, and A Bigger Splash.

Walter continues his work with director Luca Guadagnino on the upcoming film Call Me by Your Name.

Direct download: WalterFasano.mp3
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Stephani Lewis - Costume Designer - Blue Valentine, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The History of Future Folk, Ping Pong Summer, and Swiss Army Man

Over the years, Stephani has worked as an assistant customer designer work on Cold Souls, Carriers, Blue Valentine, and Place Behind the Pines and as costume designer work on Beasts of the Southern Wild, See Girl Run, The History of Future Folk, and The Harvest.

More recently Stephani worked as costume designer on: Ping Pong Summer, The David Dance, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Sinister 2, and the acclaimed and surreal, Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.

Direct download: StephaniLewis.mp3
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Art Pierce - Executive Director at Capitol Theatre - Home of Capitolfest, a silent & early film festival

Art has been the executive director of the Capitol Theatre since 2004 and the 1728 seat theatre began back in 1928.

Capitol Theatre regularly screens archival 35mm prints of classic films with carbon arc projection and silent films with live theatre organ accompaniment with their original installation organ from 1928.  They have full pit orchestra used for SummerStage musical theater productions. In addition, they have a 52-seat Cinema Capitol, known for a wide mix of independent and international film favorites.

Capitol Theatre is home to the Capitolfest, Central New York's premier summer cinephile film festival held in August. It is a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era, starting on late Friday morning and ending early on Sunday evening.

The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus their slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”

Direct download: ArtPierce.mp3
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Avy Kaufman - Casting Director - Life Of Pi, Dogville, The End Of The Tour, Love Is Strange, Lincoln, Shame, and A Bigger Splash

Avy, based in NYC, has cast dozens of films since starting in the industry in the late 1980s.

She has worked with many acclaimed directors including: Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Lars von Trier, Ira Sachs, and James Ponsoldt.

Avy's casting credits over the years include: The Sixth Sense, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Dogville, Smashed, The Skeleton Twins, Europa Report, and Shame.

Some of her more recent projects include: A Bigger Splash, Money Monster, and The End of The Tour, as well as The Circle and Little Men.

Direct download: AvyKaufman.mp3
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Dylan Reeve - New Zealand based Director and Editor - Tickled

With a background in graphic design, marketing, web development and IT, Dylan has worked as a television editor and post-production supervisor.

Dylan currently works as Head of Post-Production on the New Zealand serial drama Shortland Street, producing 250 half-hour episodes of scripted drama in 49 weeks each year.

Dylan has recently partnered with David Farrier to co-direct the feature documentary film, Tickled.

Tickled is a disturbing tale of what seems at first glance to be a silly subculture, but reveals something far more sinister underneath.

Tickled has been nominated for awards at several film festivals and is currently screening around the US and worldwide.

Direct download: DylanReeve.mp3
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Jakob Ihre - Swedish Cinematographer - Reprise, A Family, Nokas, Oslo, August 31st, Lola Versus, Quitters, The End of the Tour, and Louder Than Bombs

Jakob's projects over the years have included: Reprise, A Family, Nokas, and Oslo, August 31st including working with Joachim Trier over the years.

Some of Jakob's more current projects include: Lola Versus, The End of the Tour, Quitters, and the recently released, Louder Than Bombs.

Direct download: JakobIhre2.mp3
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Louise Kiely - Irish Casting Director - 32A, Death of a Superhero, Parked, What Richard Did, Sing Street, Irish casting for The Lobster, Redwater, and the upcoming Handsome Devil

Louise has a Degree in Law from University College Cork.  She then trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an Actor for a short period before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005.

Louise Kiely Casting provides an efficient and innovative service combining our creative and administrative talents.

Louise has worked on the following projects over the years include: 32A, Death of a Superhero, Parked, and Redwater for the BBC.

Her more recent projects include: What Richard Did, Sing Street, Irish casting for The Lobster, and the upcoming Handsome Devil

Direct download: LouiseKiely.mp3
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Jim Denault - Cinematographer - Boys Don't Cry, Maria Full Of Grace, Six Feet Under, Game Change, Trumbo, and All The Way

Jim got his start shooting distinctive independent features and has gone on to photograph in a wide range of film and television genres.

One of Jim's earlier projects was the film Nadja, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography in 1996.

Some of Jim's other earlier work includes the films Clockwatchers, Boys Don't Cry, and The Believer.

Jim's television work over the years includes the HBO series, Six Feet Under and Carnivale, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and more recently the series Silicon Valley and Wayward Pines.

Jim's recent film work includes the theatrical features Trumbo and Pitch Perfect 2, as well as the television movies Game Change and All The Way, both political dramas. 

Direct download: JimDenault.mp3
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Steve Cosens - Director of Photography - Flower & Garnet, The Tracey Fragments, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Music From The Big House, Citizen Gangster, Born to Be Blue, and the upcoming Mean Dreams

Steve has long been creating striking images with his cinematography in such films as Flower & Garnet, Seven Times Lucky, and The Dark Hours.

Steve worked on iconic Canadian Director Bruce McDonald's film, The Tracey Fragments, pushing the boundaries of cinema, as well as and the award winning debut from Charles Officer, Nurse.Fighter.Boy.

Steve's work on the Canadian TV series, Durham County, earned him one of several Gemini nominations in his career.

Some of Steve's other credits include the UK-Canada co-production, Snow Cake, re-teaming with Bruce McDonald for the documentary Music from the Big House, and the film Citizen Gangster.

Steve recently shot the drama Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, Preggoland, and Born to Be Blue, a re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 1960s.  

In addition, he worked on the upcoming, Mean Dreams, which debuted at the Cannes.

Direct download: SteveCosens.mp3
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John Axelrad - Film Editor - We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, The Immigrant, Rudderless, Krampus, and 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 Miles Ahead for Don Cheadle, a narrative feature about the life and music of Miles Davis.

Direct download: JohnAxelrad2.mp3
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