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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Andrew McAlpine - International Production Designer - Sid and Nancy, The Piano, Clockers, An Education, Made in Dagenham, Love Birds, and Quartet

Andrew is best known for working as a production designer internationally on the many feature films that he has made for over 25 years.

Andrew has worked on films such as Sid and Nancy for Alex Cox, Stormy Monday for Mike Figgis, The Piano for Jane Campion for which he won an AFI and BAFTA award, and Clockers for Spike Lee

Andrew's more recent production design work over the years includes: The Reckoning, Dean Spanley, An Education, Made in Dagenham, Love Birds, Quartet, and the upcoming Half A Yellow Sun.

Direct download: AndrewMcAlpine.mp3
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Ron Patane - Film Editor - Fade to Black, B.I.K.E., Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, Blue Valentine, and The Place Beyond The Pines

Ron works as an editor, which he has done professionally for over a decade, and has experience as a shooter, editor, producer, sound designer, and colorist.

Ron is New York based and has worked on everything from feature films and documentaries to commercials, television series, and music videos as well as short films and experimental art. Ron's documentaries include: Fade to Black, B.I.K.E., and Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful

Ron has edited feature films appearing in the Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto film festivals, most notably Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance

Direct download: RonPatane.mp3
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Leslie Morales - Set Decorator - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, The End of Violence, Stealing Harvard, Big Bad Love, Nothing But The Truth, Killing Them Softly, and Stoker

Leslie gained an Emmy nomination for the TV pilot to the David Lynch’s series' Twin Peaks and also worked on the films Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Lost Highway.

Leslie’s other projects include: Shy People, The End of Violence, Hi-Lo Country, Forces of Nature, Big Bad Love, Stealing Harvard, and Our Very Own.

Leslie has also worked on other TV projects and series including: Everybody Hates Chris, Raines, Hawthorne, and Rizzoli & Isles.

More recently, Leslie has worked as set decorator on the feature films, Killing Them Softly and Stoker.

Direct download: LeslieMorales.mp3
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Beth Mickle - Production Designer - Half Nelson, Sugar, Cold Souls, An Englishman in New York, Drive, It’s A Kind of Funny Story, Arbitrage, and the upcoming Thanks for Sharing,   Only God Forgives, and How to Catch a Monster

Beth gained a BAFTA nomination for her work on An Englishman in New York starring John Hurt.  Beth designed It’s Kind of a Funny Story starring Zach Galifianakis and the box office hit Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, that premiered in competition at Cannes.

Named as one of the Hollywood Reporter's "Production Designers To Watch," Beth has worked on a number of award-winning films including: Half Nelson, which won the Best Film prize at the Gotham Awards and Cold Souls, starring Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, and Emily Watson, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

Beth’s other projects include: Madness and Genius and Sugar which was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, along with Night Catches Us, The Son of No One, and Arbitrage.  

Beth’s upcoming films include: 2 Guns, Thanks for Sharing, Only God Forgives, and How To Catch A Monster.

Direct download: BethMickle.mp3
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Pierre Gill - Canadian Cinematographer - Lost and Delirious, The Art of War, The Rocket, Polytechnique, Starbuck, Upside Down, The Colony

Pierre is a Canadian cinematographer who has won and been nominated for multiple awards for his work, including Genie and Jutra Awards

Pierre has worked on such films as: EldoradoLost and DeliriousThe Art of WarThe Covenant, The Rocket, and Polytechnique.

Pierre has also directed the television series Charlie Jade and TV movie The Last Casino.

Pierre has more recently worked on the comedy Starbuck, and the science fiction films, Upside Down, and The Colony.

Direct download: PierreGill.mp3
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