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About This Show
This podcast delves into the mechanics of filmmaking and the emotional ups and downs of being a filmmaker. Every Monday, Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell sit down to a candid conversation about the pleasure and struggle of pursuing a career in film and share their experience as producers, writers and directors on both films and commercials. We answer questions such as: How do you find a sustainable way to keep making films? What goes into making a movie? And how do you get better at it?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 78 - Unions and Stuff
5 days ago
This week Timothy and Alrik talk about Timothy's directing job, we answer a listener question and we discuss what we know (and don't know) about unions. Should you be in a union? Why aren't we?
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Alrik talks about why he wants to wait to raise money because of the holiday season, Timothy wonders if it really matters.
Timothy talks about how directing his Milk commericial went.
We slide into a discussion about clean shots versus dirty shots.
Here is a question from Chris Cullnane III
I'm just starting out in my video/film career and almost done with my audio visual certificate. I really enjoy you guys on the show and would love to know your thoughts on what to do after graduation? Keep up the good work!
Timothy and Alrik give their thoughts.
We discuss what we know about unions and Alrik gets a lot of the names of the unions wrong, so here they are correctly.
Local 16 - This is the local union in SF Alrik was talking about.
B.S.C. - British Society of Cinematographers
A.S.C. - The American Society of Cinematographers
A.C.E. - The American Cinema Editors
D.G.A. - The Directors Guild of America
P.G.A - The Producers Guild of America
W.G.A. - The Writers Guild of America
S.A.G. /A.F.T.R.A - The Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Actors which recently merged into the same union.
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Rated 5 out of
Unique Perspective on Filmmaking
As a beginning filmmaker, it can be difficult to find relatable instruction on the subject. Often, when people become proficient at their craft, they lose sight of the issues that face a beginner in the field.
Although by know means novices, the duo at MMiH are still early enough in the game that they haven't lost touch what it is like to be a novice.
Their approach isn't necessarily instructional as it is sharing their experiences as they navigate the world of filmmaking in their own lives.
I actually learn more from them than I do from any other podcast on the subject. If you are a beginning filmmaker, I urge you give these guys a listen.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of
How to make a film from beginning to end!
I really enjoy the content and the interviews the show's creators do with other working and aspiring directors. They talk about budgets, common pitfalls, dealing with producers, and areas I had no idea about. How do you market your film? What can you expect to with a script, how to get people to keep working, having realistic expectations and more. I had to add this to my list because the information and knowledge you get is fantastic.
Date published: 2016-07-07