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Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon
31 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
Episode 126 | Death of Cinema
Frank and Alex go dark and chat about a killer camera, controversy on Vimeo, robots, AI, and the VR revolution.
45 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Episode 125 | Gone Missing
Frank returns from France to share some Cognac with Alex as they chat about Point Blank, Obama, Gwynne Sound's remodel, Alex's name, and where FDB went.
51 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Episode 124 | Winning the Day
Brandon Faris is back in the booth with Alex and Frank - covering casting and directing a John Frieda project, believing the hype, fighting the resistance to win the day, buying trophies, and why gear doesn't matter anymore. Plus, could the superhero debate be over?
52 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
Episode 123 | John Frieda Lighting Breakdown
Alex invites gaffer Brian Whitlock back on the show, and Frank dives deep into their gear choices and reasoning behind the lighting and shooting plan for a John Frieda project.
61 minutes | Sep 29, 2018
Episode 122 | Simple Shoot Setup
Frank discusses a compact, go-to kit that he uses for simpler talking head shoots, Alex goes over how he handles potential booking conflicts, and they both talk Star Wars.
61 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Episode 121 | Turning Knobs
1st AC and Camera Op Amy Faust joins Alex and Frank - chatting about eating your young, film school, what's expected of an AC, turning a knob for a living, and why B cam is often harder than A cam.
60 minutes | Sep 2, 2018
Episode 120 | Shootin' the Bull
Alex and Frank take a break from work to reconnect over some brand new Bourbon - chatting about recent projects and shootin' the bull on Atlas Orion anamorphics, stunt robots, and new TV's - plus Alex has a cow.
50 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
Episode 119 | Eat S*** and Sell-Out
Stunt performer and actor McKay Stewart talks stunts, covering what's considered stunt work, safety on set, training, delivering the best bang for their buck, coverage and editing choices for fight scenes, as well as what it means to eat s*** and sell-out.
35 minutes | Jul 26, 2018
Episode 118 | Take Your Best Shot
Filmmaker and Marine Sgt. Conner Robbins joins from Afghanistan, talking to Alex and Frank about going above and beyond to take the best shot as a combat videographer, as well as the gear required. Photo by Sgt. Conner Robbins The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
48 minutes | Jul 7, 2018
Episode 117 | Drinking Brandy
Director Brad Golowin is back in the booth, but this time we're drinking Brandy while discussing music video production; from shooting on anamorphics to creating treatments, finding the perfect budget, trick shots, and re-purposing old footage.
66 minutes | May 23, 2018
Episode 116 | Film Trade School
DGA Assistant Director, Kenny Chaplin shares with Alex and Frank what good and bad AD's do and why you don't have to be an asshole. Also chatting about pet peeves, the need for film training, working together, and plenty of war stories.
50 minutes | May 12, 2018
Episode 115 | Pink Eye
DGA director Cole Walliser shares a Bourbon with Alex and Frank, chatting about having the eye and psychology needed to work with female celebrities such as P!nk, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and more. Also discussing how filmmakers take time off, the benefits of doing things for free, and the need to be more efficient with a smaller crew.
57 minutes | Apr 15, 2018
Episode 114 | Talking with Bart
Bart van der Zee hops in the booth with Alex and Frank to talk about problem solving, one man band operations, Talk the band, flipping drums and trading, buying used video gear, ADR work at Gwynne Sound, day rates, and more.
68 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
Episode 113 | Stressed Out
Mark Eshleman of Reel Bear Media visits Gwynne Sound to share a Bourbon with Alex and Frank and to discuss his journey doing videos for Twenty One Pilots. Mark also recounts some production challenges in making Flor's Rely video and why you don't go home, even if you are stressed out.
56 minutes | Mar 31, 2018
Episode 112 | Neat
Director David Altrogge of Vinegar Hill Creative shares a virtual drink with Alex and Frank, discussing all things Bourbon as well as the filmmaking it took to create the documentary, 'Neat: The Story of Bourbon'.
54 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
Episode 111 | Tacotron 2
Google's new voice-rendering AI network, Tacotron 2 is here; and it's a bit scary. Adam Pleiman joins Alex and Frank to discuss this and its potential affects on film and audio post-production.
47 minutes | Jan 17, 2018
Episode 110 | New Year, New Goals
Happy New Year! Alex and Frank reconnect to discuss some of their goals for 2018, as well as a few from our Slack group.
59 minutes | Dec 28, 2017
Episode 109 | Big Shoes to Fill
After the big announcement, Alex and Frank regroup to chat about the future of the podcast, working on 'The Public' and 'Haunt', tax credits, cameras, purchasing LED lights, the slack group and an idea for a 2018 project.
56 minutes | Dec 28, 2017
Episode 108 | What More Can I Say?
Brandon has a moment of clarity and makes a shocking announcement to Alex. They look back on their first episode and favorite moments together while Alex, Frank, Michael, and an email reviewer pepper in plenty of Brandon-burns.
142 minutes | Oct 27, 2017
Episode 107 | Fade to Black
Touring musician Clint Wells joins Frank and Adam Clevenger to talk Metallica, horror films, and the pros/cons of binge watching. Then Adam turns the page by revealing the sad but true horror stories and lessons learned while making his first feature film.
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