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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Martin Whist - Production Designer - Cloverfield, The Promotion, and Super 8

As an artist, Martin has shown his painting and sculpture internationally.

Some of Martin's recent works as a production designer include: Super 8 for J.J. Abrams, Devil, and The Promotion for Steve Conrad.

Martin also worked as production designer on Cloverfield for Matt Reeves, Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny, and Smokin' Aces.

Martin was also the art director on a number feature films including: The Island, the Academy Award nominated Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Along Came Polly, Down With Love, and Phone Booth.

Direct download: MartinWhist.mp3
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Dennys Ilic - Australian Still Photographer and Cinematographer

After receiving an ACS award for an Australian independent film, Dennys was hired as cinematographer on one of the first large budget HD features shot in Bollywood. 

Dennys’ passion for photography has taken him from Outback Australia to the world over and has seen publication either in or on the cover of magazines such as Lime, Studio France, Rolling Stone, InStyle, and many national and international newspapers.

In 2005, Dennys was given the opportunity to do an exclusive shoot with Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe. These images were of showed his coming of age to the world and were taken on the eve of his 16th birthday.  Since then Dennys has carried out further shoots of Dan for further Harry Potter film releases, and the Australian film the December Boys.

Dennys continues to work in film, television and music, capturing a range of intimate one-on-one portraits with actors as well as for a wide range of directors and producers on shorts and features.  

Dennys filmed Michael Rhymer’s feature film Face to Face, an adaptation from David Williamson's play of the same name which is based on the transcripts from real conflict resolution sessions.

Direct download: DennysIlic.mp3
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John Kusiak - Film Composer for Errol Morris

Through Kusiak Music, as principal composrer, John has composed music for film, television, advertising and live performance, including several award-winning documentaries. 

This includes working in the music department and scoring content for documentary projects for Errol Morris like: Fast, Cheap, Out of Control, intros for the Academy Awards, Mr. Death, the First Person TV Series, and the Academy Award winning film, The Fog of War.

John has also scored for other award winning films like The Singing Revolution and Luckey for The Sundance Channel

More recently, John, scored Errol Morris' film Tabloid, a documentary about the former Miss Wyoming, Joyce McKinney, who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Direct download: JohnKusiak.mp3
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Luke Geissbuhler - American Cinematographer - Helvetica/Objectified, Borat, Buck, Love, Etc.

Luke’s documentary work is a continuous study of natural light, human movement and simply doing more with less. Luke's narrative work brings factors of control, beauty and storytelling that inform his approach on a daily basis. In this journey, he has filmed successes as varied as Helvetica, Objectified, Borat, and Jane’s Addiction’s Three Days.  

Some of Luke's more recent work includes the documentaries: Buck, the real-life story of Dan "Buck" Brannaman, a cowboy who has the almost magical ability to calm unruly horses and Love Etc. about diverse couples, each in different stages of their relationships in NYC.  

Luke has also shot Urbanized, about city design, the latest in Gary Hustwit's design-oriented documentary feature film series.

Direct download: LukeGeissbuhler.mp3
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