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Decipher the Media
92 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Decipher the Media Podcast #21: The Importance of Creative Collaboration, Talking About Mental Health, and Working Outside of the Box, Featuring Simran Kaur
In the second part of my conversation with Simran Kaur, Simran talks about how friends can raise you up creatively, and she explains how she could tell when friends were being toxic. Simran also focuses on creative identity and exploring new creative endeavors by trying new techniques and using experiences to feed creative energy. In the time of the pandemic, Simran describes how her photography and designs were altered with the constraints of quarantine and how that helped her grow in new ways. Join Simran and I in a very enlightening discussion, full of advice and lessons for any artist, young or old. Follow My Guest: Instagram: @simran_k_01 @simran.creations.store https://www.flowcode.com/page/simrankaur Follow Me: https://ciphereyemedia.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SecronerCEM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciphereyemedia Twitter: @secroner Instagram: @secroner
62 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Decipher the Media #20: Still Life Photography, Surrealism, Research and Experimentation, and the Balance of Social Media, Featuring Simran Kaur
Joining me from London, Simran Kaur takes some time to describe her most recent artistic endeavors in still life photography and surrealism. Simran talks about her process and how she finds balance between researching and experimenting for her projects, what defines surrealism, and the importance of time and routine in the creative process. We also discuss how to use feedback to your advantage, and Simran explains how to understand and ignore toxic feedback. Finally, we dive into some of the controversies of social media and how we break out of the habits of scrolling and using social media for your benefit. Follow The Guest: Instagram: @simran_k_01 @simran.creations.store Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SimranCreationsStore Follow Me: https://ciphereyemedia.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SecronerCEM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciphereyemedia Twitter: @secroner Instagram: @secroner
96 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
Decipher the Media Podcast #19: Growing as an Artist and Creative Self Worth, Featuring Ian Allegrucci
New and improved! Decipher the Media returns with a new look and another chill discussion with fellow creative Ian Allegrucci! On this episode Ian helps me break down how we grow as artists based on the work that we do within our hobbies and professions. We also discuss how quarantine effects the creative process and how we find worth in our knowledge and creativity. Join us in our discussion that covers several key aspects and constraints of all creative media! Follow The Guest: Website: allegrucci.com Instagram: @ian_allegrucci Follow Me: https://ciphereyemedia.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SecronerCEM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciphereyemedia Twitter: @secroner Instagram: @secroner
91 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
Decipher the Media #18: Jake Horne Talks Creating Music in a World Crisis, Volatile Politics
Welcome to 2021 and a fresh new Decipher the Media Podcast! Let's start out this year with some positivity as I sit down with musician Jake Horne and talk about the current state of the world, including what effects of the pandemic and the US elections have had on our lives. Jake also breaks down all of the new projects that he is working on with his bands Nephele and Space Weather and talks about how creating music has been so different with the pandemic and political distractions. Will we escape the planet before it is destroyed, or will we be forced to bow to our robot overlords? Find out the answer to these burning questions on this episode!
67 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Decipher the Media #17: Joe Bucci Talks Writing a Novel vs. Film, Pandemic Work/Life Balance, and Christmas Movie Ideas
In the second part of my discussion with filmmaker Joe Bucci, we continue on the topic of his film, Child Warfare, and what projects he will be planning after that wraps. Joe also reveals that he has been working on the novelization of another film project, and what that experience was like to write the story in that format and dive deeper into the minds of the characters that he created. In the time of the pandemic, Joe provides some insight on how he finds balance and stays productive. Finally, Joe and I talk about ideas for Christmas movies that are derived from classic Christmas songs. What does that mean? Listen to the episode to find out more about this interesting and hilarious discussion! Follow The Guest: www.themindofjoebucci.com Twitter: @mindofjoebucci Instagram: @themindofjoebucci
64 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Decipher the Media #16: Joe Bucci Talks Film Grant, Conspiracy Theories, and Influence of News and Social Media
On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, filmmaker Joe Bucci returns to talk about his new film project which he recently received a grant for. He discusses how he got the idea for the film, which he will be shooting later this year, and he talks about the importance of the message of the film, which covers the topic of regime change wars. After that, Joe and I dig into a more lighthearted discussion about wacky conspiracy theories and going down the rabbit hole of internet conspiracy forums. This segues into the influence of social media and cable news networks and how they affect different age groups in our society today. Follow The Guest: www.themindofjoebucci.com Twitter: @mindofjoebucci Instagram: @themindofjoebucci
53 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Decipher the Media #15: Ian Allegrucci Talks Cameras, Creative Influence, Music Experience, Art Culture, and Social Media
On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, Ian Allegrucci and I grab a couple beers and discuss how Ian got into cameras and shooting, as well as what influenced him and his work. We talk about how our parents helped to shape our lives creatively and how our childhood experiences shaped into what we do today. Ian also jumps into the subject of music and how it influences our lives, as well as experiencing live shows. Branching from major influences, we dive deep into the local art scenes and cultures and how businesses support local art in their own ways. Finally, we touch on the impact social media has had on the lives of many and how each generation views media's online presence. If you would like to learn more about Ian's work, you can find him at the following: Website: allegrucci.com Instagram: @ian_allegrucci
76 minutes | May 29, 2020
Decipher the Media #14: Pearls of Wisdom - Filmmaking
On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, I revisit some older interviews in earlier episodes, pulling highlights and collecting them into a reel of great advice for anyone in the filmmaking community. In this highlight reel, you will find stories and wisdom from fantastic filmmakers that I had the opportunity to work with on the feature film, Body Farm. This includes words from actor and producer Brandon Keenan, actor and producer Nick LaMantia, assistant director Kevin Hejna, gaffer Tim Roberts, actress Gena Weiss, and sound mixer Dave Majcher. The featured cast and crew talk about their roles on set, work in filmmaking, and what they've learned from their experiences.
82 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Decipher the Media #13: Alex Cassun Talks Filmmaker Voice, Producer Challenges, and Film Requirements
On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, I sit down with Alex Cassun of Indieground Films to discuss his experiences in filmmaking. In this very informative discussion, Alex talks about his roles in the industry and the films he has worked on. He breaks down his experiences in film as a Producer, Writer, Director, Assistant Director, and his role in the Art Department. Alex and I discuss the importance of thinking about a filmmaker's target audience and the film's end goal, producing with constraints, social influence of a film, finding your voice in the film you develop, and other advice that comes directly from Alex's experiences. If you would like to learn more about Alex's film work, please follow Alex at the below: alexcassunfilm.com Instagram: @indiegroundfilm Facebook: Indieground Films
83 minutes | Jan 17, 2020
Decipher the Media #12: Dan Suriano Talks Guitar Experience, Music Writing, and Composing Songs
On this episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, I sat down with guitarist and songwriter Dan Suriano to talk about what it has been like to write and release music for his band Nephele, his process of writing music, and his history with the band. Dan also talked about the experience playing live shows and playing with bands such as Thank You Scientist. There is a lot that goes into the music writing process and Dan outlined much of it from his own creative process. If you love music or are involved with music in some way, then you definitely don't want to miss out on this music-focused episode of the podcast.
95 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Decipher the Media #11: Mackenzie Horne Talks Creative Influence, Professional Writing, and Jazz Culture
Mackenzie Horne stops by to talk about the creative profession and what inspires her to get into writing as well as the local jazz music scene in Pittsburgh. How does culture influence your journey into creative media? How do you begin your creative journey? What do real world experiences invite to the creative process? We explore those questions and more as Mackenzie takes us through her history and experiences as a writing professional, even tying together that work with her contributions to the local jazz community. Join us as we explore the many aspects of creative cultures and how they impact our lives in this latest episode of the podcast! Be sure to follow Mackenzie and her work for more! Follow My Guest: www.deepgreenink.com Instagram: @mackenziehorne23 Twitter: @KenzieHorne23 Facebook: Mackenzie Horne
125 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Decipher the Media #10: Ian Altenbaugh Talks Media Influence, Filmmaking, and Crossfit Business Ideas
On this episode of Decipher the Media, Ian Altenbaugh returns! Can butter be depressing? Who knows, but Ian does give us insight on his current film projects, creative process, and freelance filmmaking. What does visual storytelling evoke in a viewer? We get philosophical with media and how it's used for social influence. Capitalizing on Crossfit might be hard, but watching Ian's new Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project, There and Away, is easy! Follow Ian on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for more There and Away: https://youtu.be/e2xAturjuSo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZR1Lv79ufcsLb6KS7n1Q Twitter: @ianaltenbaugh Instagram: @allegedlycool
79 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Decipher the Media #9: Danielle Winters and Andrew Wolf Talk Theatre & More
We're back with a new episode of Decipher the Media, the podcast where we discuss the creative passions and professions of the guests. While we undergo some changes to the format of the podcast, we will continue to have in-depth discussions that are both informative and entertaining. On this episode, I invited on actress Danielle Winters and actor/producer Andrew Wolf. Andrew is the co-creator and co-host of our sister podcast, Theatre N'at. Danielle is an actress that I have had the please to work with on many occasions in the past. The three of us have collaborated on several short films, including a Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project. Join us as we discuss many topics in the realm of film, theatre, and pop culture!
101 minutes | Sep 20, 2018
Decipher the Media #8: Joe Bucci and Ian Altenbaugh return to talk Hobo Hunters
What goes into writing and producing a good comedy series? Joe Bucci and Ian Altenbaugh return to lay down some more details of their indie series, Hobo Hunters. And, as per usual, no subject matter is off the table with these two!
88 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Decipher the Media #7: Gee Marsh highlights E3 2018 and gaming culture
This is the first video game episode of the podcast as Gee Marsh joins to talk about many of the things that came to the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year! Join us as we break down the E3 conferences hosted my many of the big names in the video game industry, as well as many trending topics in gaming.
60 minutes | Jun 22, 2018
Decipher the Media #6: Brandon Keenan and Gena Weiss talk about their indie film premiere
Back before the premiere of our indie film Body Farm in January, I had the chance to sit down with Brandon Keenan (Actor, Co-Producer, Co-Director) and Gena Weiss (Actor) about their roles on the production of Body Farm. We touched on what it took to get into their roles in front of the camera. We also discussed a lot of what went on behind the camera and the kind of fun we had while producing the film. And, as this is a horror film, we touched on the gory effects that made this production come to life. From beginning to end, here are the many things that go into producing an independent horror feature film!
71 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
Decipher the Media #5: Lindsey Donley and Shay Francis work in Makeup SFX
What goes into the practical effects that you see on screen or stage? How do they make the makeup or effects really stand out? Well, those are trade secrets of the artists involved with this magic. However, we did touch on that work as I sat down with Lindsey Donley and Shay Francis, professionals in Makeup SFX. From their time at the Tom Savini School to their work in the indie film and theater communities, these two talk about how all this has played a very integral role on each project they have been a part of.
60 minutes | May 27, 2018
Decipher the Media #4: Dave Majcher does location sound and other film stuff
In this episode, I sit down with Dave Majcher (Body Farm, Anhedonia) and discuss doing location sound recording for the local indie community. Particularly, we talk about his work in film and television, past and present. We dive deep into the methods of audio recording and the work that goes into them. Later on, we get into the discussion of music and Dave's experience playing guitar, playing in a band, and going to metal concerts.
71 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
Decipher the Media 003: Featuring Kevin Hejna and Tim Roberts
Diving deep into the hype of the Body Farm premiere, I sit down with Body Farm's Assistant Director Kevin Hejna and Assistant Camera Tim Roberts. Stationed at the Rivertowne Pour House (one of Body Farm's shooting locations), we discuss our accomplishments with the film...and interrogate Tim about his secret past...
109 minutes | Feb 1, 2018
Decipher the Media 002: Featuring Ian Altenbaugh and Joe Bucci
My guests Ian Altenbaugh and Joe Bucci have no boundaries with their discussions. They leave no topic untouched, no matter how vulgar it may be. It's like watching 'A Serbian Film', but you'll actually enjoy it. I promise. The boys also discuss some upcoming film projects, including 'Hobo Hunters'!
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