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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 115 - Hoarding Acorns with Winnie Wong
3 days ago
This week we talk with freelance producer Winnie Wong about making the leap from a full time producer at a major company to going back to the world of freelance. We also talk about finding your identity as a producer, crew rates and how you know when to finally make a big change in your life!
Winnie Wong has been working in the bay area in film production for almost a decade but she has spent the past three years as a full time producer at Pandora. Having just made the transition back to life as a freelancer, we thought it would be fun to have her talk through how the process is going.
Life as a Full Timer
What lead to the full time position at Pandora and why was it time to leave?
Was there a specific project that help you take the leap?
Winnie takes control of the podcast and starts asking Timothy questions about his full time job.
Why is Timothy still at Goodby?
How did he end up where he is?
Will he ever leave?
Jumping Back Into the Fray
What steps did you take to re-introduce yourself to the freelance world?
What are some of the challenges you are facing?
What kinds of projects are you hoping to work on?
Finding Yourself as a Producer
What do you feel makes a great producer?
What's the difference between all the different types of producers?
What do you enjoy about producing?
Winnie asks us another question: What was our favorite experiences with a producer?
How to Find Winnie
Winnie Wong on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/winniew83
Winnie Wong's Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/winniewongsf
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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