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Discount Film School – Red Cow Entertainment
51 minutes | May 22, 2020
61: Freddie Williams II, Comic Book Artist
I am joined by brilliant and prolific comic book artist Freddie Williams II (Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Robin, Injustice / Masters of the Universe), who walks us through his journey from illustrator for hire to one
40 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
60: Chrissy Fellmeth on a Career in Cartoons
Friend of Red Cow Chrissy Fellmeth tells us about her career in cartoons, from Flash banner ads to Adult Swim and Fox, her independent projects and her day job at Titmouse – Chrissy gives us a candid account
50 minutes | Jul 31, 2016
59: Doug Burgdorff on “Damsel”
Long-time friend and amazing filmmaker Doug Burgdorff finally appears on the show to discuss his new feature, “Damsel.”
74 minutes | Dec 23, 2015
58: Festival Submission Screening
Frankie spent his Spring and Summer watching 75 hours of film festival submissions (for an undisclosed film festival) – and Jon and Emily went for the ride. What were the trends? What were the worst films? What were
40 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
57: Mallory Hoff on News Broadcasting
News anchor and journalist Mallory Hoff shares her 6 years of insight into the world of broadcast journalism, including job hunting, news writing, and on-air performance.
69 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
56: What’s Wrong With The Hobbit Trilogy?
Past guests and Red Cow family members EJ Massa and Jon Hunt join to break down the story, aesthetic, and general issues with Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.
66 minutes | Dec 15, 2014
55: Matthew Pillischer on No-Budget Distribution
Matthew Pillischer tells us about the shooting and distribution of his documentary Broken on All Sides, a film about mass incarcerations as caused by the War on Drugs. He gives us tips on distribution, four-walling, and documentary filmmaking. He also talks about his new narrative, A Dark Souvenir, and how he's facing current challenges with its release.
51 minutes | Dec 11, 2014
54: Liz Mims and Harrison Glaser on the Austin Film Festival
Liz and Glaser are programming directors at the highly attended and prestigious Austin Film Festival. Here, they talk about Austin as a filmmaking community, the life of a programmer, and what goes into planning a 2 week festival
78 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
53: Neil Murphy on Underside
Former guest and friend of the show Neil Murphy returns to talk about his upcoming (long) short, Underside. Years in the making, Underside is finally ready to roll cameras and needs help. Donate to the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1241678072/underside
58 minutes | Nov 11, 2014
52: Frankie on Movie Geeks United
Former guest Dean Treadway was kind enough to have us on his podcast, Movie Geeks United. That conversation is reposted here, but you should check out their podcast here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited/2014/10/24/independent-film-spotlight
95 minutes | Sep 21, 2014
51: Dean Treadway on Loving Movies
Film festival programmer (and Jury President for the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival two years in a row), movie critic (or appreciator, as he prefers to be called), and podcaster Dean Treadway joins the show to impress us with
67 minutes | Sep 20, 2014
50: More Weight
The 50th episode! Announcing the first ever Discount Film School book! “More Weight: The Making of Having Fun Up There (and Other Filmmaking Tales),” detailing 300 pages of advice, funny stories, and useful words. This episode contains 2
58 minutes | Jun 27, 2014
49: Emily Brinkmeyer on Writing and the Book
Red Cow podcaster and writer Emily Brinkmeyer guests on Discount Film School to discuss her background in copy editing, writing, and now, editing/laying out Frankie’s filmmaking book, “More Weight: The Making of Having Fun Up There (and Other
80 minutes | May 25, 2014
48: Ricky Downes III on Comedy and Web Series
Screenwriting and animation student and web series producer Ricky Downes III joins to talk about slapstick, character work, his love of all things mallard, and his developing web series, “Conservative Art School.”
71 minutes | Mar 30, 2014
47: Henrique Couto on Distribution, Depression, and More
Henrique Couto, director of Babysitter Massacre, Haunted House on Sorority Row, Depression: The Movie, and many more, joins the show to talk distribution, experiences with reviewers, pushing through depression to make art, and much more.
74 minutes | Jan 25, 2014
46: EJ Massa, on Animation and Gaming
EJ Massa comes on to talk about his dozens of hilarious Internet animations, interactive media and video games, sketch comedy styles, and cameras.
82 minutes | Dec 1, 2013
45: Having Fun Up There Day 9
Euphoric and slurry, the housemates (Frankie, Nina, and JR) have a long, chilled out, and generally aimless wrap up podcast, congratulating one another on an amazing job well done, and detailing how the last day of filming went
18 minutes | Nov 24, 2013
44: Having Fun Up There Day 8
The cast and crew start the wrap party early, replaying the day’s events in good spirits, surrounded by food and prior to watching the entire series of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. The day’s shoot involved filming at a location
62 minutes | Nov 17, 2013
43: Having Fun Up There Day 7
JR, Nina, and Frankie remember a light and fun day when they needed it most. They apologize for the last podcast, and detail Jon Hunt’s fussiest moments and particulars over snack consumption.
35 minutes | Nov 9, 2013
42: Having Fun Up There Day 6
After the longest day of shooting, Frankie, Cyle, JR, and Nina try to replay the days events very late at night, and the tension over a small detail boils to the surface. Egos collide.
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