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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Lol Crawley - British Cinematographer - Ballast, Four Lions, Here, On The Ice, Hyde Park   on Hudson, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom

Lol's first feature credit was on an American independent film for Lance Hammer on Ballast and also the feature, Better Things, which world-premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lol also worked on the acclaimed satire Four Lions, the Armenian road movie romance Here, and the Alaskan thriller On the Ice. He also worked on the acclaimed BBC miniseries The Crimson Petal and the White.

Lol recently was the director of photography on the film Hyde Park on Hudson, a story about the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.

Lol has been working in South Africa as cinematographer on Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic about Nelson Mandela.

Direct download: LolCrawley.mp3
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Adam Kimmel - American Cinematographer - Jesus' Son, Chrystal, Capote, Lars and the Real Girl, Rudo Y Cursi, and Never Let Me Go

Adam transitioned from director-cameraman to cinematographer after working in the TV commercial genre.  In 1993, Adam photographed his first feature film, Ted Demme's first feature film, Who's the Man?

Adam has worked on an eclectic list of projects including: The Ref, Beautiful Girls, Monument Ave., Jesus' Son, and Chrystal. The artful imagery he created for Bennett Miller's film, Capote, earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography.

Adam more recently shot the acclaimed films, Lars and the Real Girl, Rudo y Cursi, and Never Let Me Go, which was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography, while continuing his work with award winning directors on commercial projects.

Direct download: AdamKimmel.mp3
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Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian, owners and operators of the Cable Car Cinema and Cafe in Providence, RI - Future of Independent Cinemas

Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian have owned and operated the the Cable Car Cinema and Café in Providence, Rhode Island since 2008.  Previously, they started The Revival House Cinema and Cafe, a fifty-seat digital theater in Westerly Rhode Island that helped reinvigorate an under utilized downtown. 

Daniel and Emily spoke with us about the about the current state of the independent cinema business based on their own experiences over the years.

In March 2013, the Cable Car launched a Kickstarter Campaign to assist them in the transition to digital projection, which all independent cinemas are required to do to stay in operation.

Direct download: CableCarCinema.mp3
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Christopher Tellefsen - Oscar nominated Film Editor - Metropolitan, Barcelona, Smoke, Blue in the Face, Kids, Gummo, Analyze This, The People Versus Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, The Yellow Handkerchief, Capote, and Moneyball

Christopher took his first job as a cutter in his own right for Whit Stillman's film Metropolitan in 1990, and also worked on Whit’sfilm Barcelona.

Christopher’s other earlier projects include: SmokeBlue in the FaceKidsFlirting With DisasterGummoAnalyze ThisThe People Versus Larry Flynt, and Man on the Moon.

Christopher’s later projects include: The Yellow HandkerchiefA Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, and he worked with directorBennett Miller on Capote and Moneyball where he was also nominated for an Oscar for editing.  

Direct download: ChristopherTellefsen.mp3
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