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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.
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Episode 123 - The Life of a Composer with Gregory James Jenkins
6 days ago
This week we have our first music based show with LA based composer Gregory James Jenkins! Most well known for doing the score for Final Girls, we talk with Gregory about how he got started as a composer, his process and what likes about making music!
WHO IS GREGORY JAMES JENKINS?
Gregory James Jenkins is a composer working in Los Angeles, probably most well known for composing the music for the 2015 horror/comedy The Final Girls, starring Taissa Farmiga and Malin Ackerman. Unless of course you have children who watch the Disney show Goldie and Bear, which he also does music for.
Starting off working for a music tech company.
Getting the job at Machine Head.
Getting the opportunity to make music for money.
How Gregory got his chops.
MAKING THE LEAP
Making the jump from music for commercials to Film and TV.
Seizing the opportunity.
How Gregory likes to work.
How many revisions is too many?
What is Gregory's style?
WHERE TO FIND GREGORY
Gregory on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4613059/
Upcoming projects: Live Bait a short film that premiered on American Horror Story 10/10/2017
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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