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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Kristian Eidnes Andersen - Danish Sound Designer and Composer for Lars Von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, and Nicolas Winding Refn

Kristian has been a sound designer on more than 90 films including a long list of Lars Von Trier's productions like Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac. He has also headed the sound design department at The National Film School of Denmark.

In addition, Kristian has worked on both larger productions with directors such as Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, and Nicolas Winding Refn.

Kristian's credits as a composer consist of over 40 titles including Antichrist, Submarino, Klown, and Per Olav Sorensen's series, The Half Brother and his latest The Heavy Water War (or The Saboteurs).

Kristian's other projects include: the Academy Award winning Ida, Blood in the Mobile, A Caretakers Tale, The Weight of Elephants, and the acclaimed, The Man Who Saved the World.

Direct download: KristianEidnesAndersen.mp3
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Kurt Engfehr - Documentary Filmmaker and Editor - Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Red Army, and The Kids Menu

Kurt worked on Michael Moore's films, Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Some of Kurt's other film projects include Seamless, Angelina Jolie's directing debut, the documentary, A Place in Time, and the documentary Trumbo.

In addition to editing, Kurt has worked as producer on projects such as the BAFTA-nominated UK documentary Taking Liberties, America the Beautiful, and Bigger Stronger Faster.

Kurt has directed several health and diet related documentaries including Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, and The Kids Menu.

Kurt's other recent projects include the music documentary Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers and Red Army, about the famous Soviet hockey team.

Direct download: KurtEngfehr.mp3
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Donald Grieg - Musician, Composer, and Manager of The Orlando Consort - Voices Appeared, a vocal score to Carl Dreyer's, The Passion of Joan of Arc

After getting a degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury followed by post-grad work in Film Theory and despite serious attempts to work in the film industry, Donald ended up in the early music scene in London.

He claims he was in the right place at the right time and joined Tallis Scholars in 1985 and by 1988 when he was a founding member of The Orlando Consort.

The Orlando Consort rapidly achieved a reputation as one of Europe s most expert and consistently challenging groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550. The unique imagination and originality of their programming together with their superb vocal skills has marked the Consort out as the outstanding leaders of their field.

More recently, Donald has been able to combine his work with the ensemble by creating a vocal score to accompany the film called Voices Appeared, to accompany Carl Dreyer's film, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

The Orlando Consort has performed live with the Voices Appeared and The Passion of Joan of Arc for early music and film fans worldwide.

Direct download: DonaldGrieg.mp3
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Chad Keith - Production Designer - Goodbye Solo, On The Ice, Restless City, Take Shelter, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Midnight Special, and Loving

Chad's projects have included: Goodbye Solo, the short film, Plastic Bag, Restless City, On the Ice, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Take Shelter.

More recent projects have included: At Any Price, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, and Midnight Special.  Midnight Special is about father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers

Chad's upcoming work includes work again with director Jeff Nichols on his acclaimed feature, Loving.

Direct download: ChadKeith.mp3
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