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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Marcell Rev - Hungarian Cinematographer - Here I Am, Nekem Budapest, Overdose - Run for a Dream, Kodaly Method, Land of Storms, White God, and the upcoming Balaton Method

Marcell's projects as a Director of Photography over the years include: the short film Here I Am, the film projects 8 and Nekem Budapest, Overdose - Run for a Dream for HBO Hungary, and the TV series, Kodaly Method.

Marcell's more recent films include: Land of Storms, the Cannes Film Festival winning, White God, and the upcoming music documentary, Balaton Method.

Direct download: MarcellRev.mp3
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David Donaldson and Stephen Roche of the New Zealand Film Composer group, Plan 9 - New Zealand Film Composer group - Forgotten Silver, Danny Deckchair, Fresh Meat, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, and What We Do In The Shadows

Since 1996, Plan 9 has created scores for over 20 feature films.

Plan 9 has made music for 7 international co-pro TV series, numerous documentaries, programs and short films, plus installations and exhibition spaces around the world. 

Between them they play double/el bass, guitars, mandolin, banjo, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, marimba, keyboards, Indian harmonium and biscuit tin guitar. They also create their own virtual instruments for Kontakt under the name Modwheel.

Film projects they have worked on over the years include: Forgotten Silver, Kombi Nation, Danny Deckchair, The Lord of The Rings, Love Birds, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

More recent films the group has worked on include: Edwin: My Life as a Koont, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, and What We Do in the Shadows.

Direct download: Plan9.mp3
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Elliot Cowan - Illustrator, Animator, and Instructor from NYC by way of London and Australia - The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead

Elliot lived in Tasmania for nearly 10 years to write, direct and edit television commercials.

Elliot also lived in London where he mostly worked for Uli Meyer Animation, working as a story artist and gag man on the studio’s feature film Monstermania! and worked on several music videos with McKeown/Devita Productions.

Elliot has completed several of The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead short animated films. They have screened at a variety film festivals all over the world including Annecy and several have been distributed by Shorts International.

Elliot now lives in New York City. He completed his feature film, The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead, and teaches at The Pratt Institute, Mercy College, The University of the Arts, and Queens College.

He worked on the feature that he did mostly by himself in between teaching, freelance animation work, and dedication to his family. 

Direct download: ElliotCowan2.mp3
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Ra Vincent - Production Designer, Set Decorator, and Sculptor in New Zealand - The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Water Horse, The Hobbit, and What We Do In The Shadows

With a strong background in sculpture and painting, Ra has in the past worked as a Sculpting Supervisor, Scenic Artist, Construction Forman and an Art Director on numerous New Zealand and international films.

With his various skills, Ra involves himself in every aspect of the design process, from creating conceptual art to set design and set decoration.

Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 as set decorator for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,Ra has had his work recently added to the Academy Library and published in the companion book: The Art Of The Hobbit.

Ra recently was the Production Designer on the New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film, What We Do In The Shadows, starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington.

Direct download: RaVincent.mp3
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Javier Julia - Argentine Director of Photography - Live-In Maid, Blessed By Fire, The Last Elvis, and Oscar nominated, Wild Tales

Javier's projects as a Director of Photography in Argentina over the years include: Mala Epoca, Live-In Maid, and Blessed By Fire.

More recent films for Javier include: the documentary, Che: A New Man, Revolucion, The Last Elvis, and the acclaimed Oscar nominated film, Wild Tales, which features six short stories involving distressed people. 

Direct download: JavierJulia.mp3
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