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About This Show
Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 89 - Commercial Directing in SF with Plummer/Strauss
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Justin Plummer III and Martin Strauss are two San Francisco Bay Area directors who get paid to direct full time. They talk with us about how they got started and what it's like to sign with a big time LA commercial agency, and of course, why they aren't living in LA.
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Justin Plummer III and Martin Strauss are directing partners based in San Francisco, CA. With a focus on visual storytelling, they use classic cinematic techniques to create stylized images. In 2014, they were featured in SHOOT Magazine’s 2014 New Director Showcase and shortlisted for a Young Director Award in Cannes and most recently signed with the LA commercial production company, Bullitt.
The famous Michael Bay 'Aaron Burr' Got Milk commercial that we discuss.
For the rest of work by Plummer/Strauss check out their website: http://plummerstrauss.com/
Here are some of the topics we cover in our conversation with Justin and Martin:
How they manage to provide for themselves by directing only.
What it was like to get signed to a major production company.
Why they haven't moved to LA.
What their ultimate goals are.
Finally, what are they working on currently.
Getting in Touch with Plummer/Strauss
Their website: http://plummerstrauss.com/
Bullitt's website: http://bullittbranded.com/
Element E (German reps): http://element-e.net/EN
GoEast Films (Eastern Europe/Asia Reps): http://www.goeast.tv/
email the guys at: hey (at) plummerstrauss (dot) com
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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