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Super Secret Filmcast
81 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
S2:E4 - Agents and Panavision - Oren Soffer
In 2016, Oren shot two feature films that were released theatrically: ‘No Letting Go' starring Alysia Reiner, Kathy Najimy, Richard Burgi and Cheryl Allison; and 'Little Miss Perfect' starring Karlee Roberts, Isabella Palmieri and Lilla Crawford. In 2017, a short film that Oren shot, 'Opera of Cruelty,' won the Alternative category at the Student Academy Awards. During his studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Oren was nominated for the ASC Gordon Willis Student Heritage Award, and was a finalist for the Arri Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematography. Oren has also shot dozens of commercials and music videos for a variety of clients including Crest, Viacom, Wilson Tennis, IBM, Grey Goose Vodka, Doritos, Marriott Hotels, Mattel, and MTV; and has worked on multiple feature films apprenticing under acclaimed Director of Photography Reed Morano, ASC.Thanks to Musicbed + Filmsupply for sponsoring this episode of the show - You should definitely check out Film + Music and come give me a high five! Held September 29-30 in the heart of Fort Worth, TX’s cultural district, Film + Music will feature inspiring keynotes and hands-on breakouts from some of the most influential and visionary leaders in the industry. Some of the killer lineup so far are Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Robert Legato, founder of The Black List Franklin Leonard, Cinematographer Laura Merians Gonçalves, and more.The teams at Musicbed + Filmsupply also offered me an exclusive coupon to share with Super Secret listeners. To save 10% on your Film + Music pass just enter code ‘SUPERSECRET’ at checkout. Don’t miss this incredible weekend of creative inspiration, quality education, and new connections. To learn more, visit filmandmusic.comHope to see you there!
76 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
S2:E3 - When the Client Backs Out - Josh McGowan
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Director Josh McGowan - check out the full show notes at http://supersecretfilmblog.com/podcast!Sponsored by Quasar Science - Save 10% using code SSFG5000!
56 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
S2:E2 - Embracing Yourself+Diversity On Set - Natalie Kingston
On todays episode we talk to Natalie Kingston!Natalie is a Cinematographer who was born and raised in a small southern Louisiana town where she ran around with a VHS camcorder on her shoulder as a young girl shooting her own movies. She quickly became fascinated with the idea of creating images and sharing them with other people. Natalie has been attached to the camera's viewfinder since.Thanks to Musicbed + Filmsupply for sponsoring this episode of the show - You should definitely check out Film + Music and come give me a high five! Held September 29-30 in the heart of Fort Worth, TX’s cultural district, Film + Music will feature inspiring keynotes and hands-on breakouts from some of the most influential and visionary leaders in the industry. Some of the killer lineup so far are Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Robert Legato, founder of The Black List Franklin Leonard, Cinematographer Laura Merians Gonçalves, and more.The teams at Musicbed + Filmsupply also offered me an exclusive coupon to share with Super Secret listeners. To save 10% on your Film + Music pass just enter code ‘SUPERSECRET’ at checkout. Don’t miss this incredible weekend of creative inspiration, quality education, and new connections. To learn more, visit filmandmusic.comHope to see you there!
64 minutes | Jun 26, 2018
S2:E1 Moving to Poland - Jakub Blank
We're back! Season Two is ready to rock - thank you to everyone who has supported us and shared the show with their friends! Anyway we won't talk your ear off, let's get to the episode.Jakub Blank is a filmmaker from America, living in Poland. He loves blending reality with dreams and creating surreal experiences for viewers to get lost in. We talk about Jakub's recent project for Kaskade, which you can watch below. You can find Jakub's work at jakubblank.comFollow him on Instagram.You can support this show by joining our Patreon.
84 minutes | Mar 24, 2018
S1:E44 Bjorn Amundsen - Filming in the Developing World
On todays show we have Bjorn Amundsen, he's a Director of Photography from the Chicago area. You can find his social here:Instagram: @bjorn_amundsen_dpVimeo: vimeo.com/bjornamundsenThanks for listening!
71 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
S1:E43 Kendal Miller - How To Not Get Sued
This week we talk to EP Kendal Miller about the business of production, and minimizing risk as a production company.
61 minutes | Feb 24, 2018
S1:E42 Neat - The Story of Bourbon - David Altrogge and AJ Hochhalter
Find out more about neat: http://www.thebourbonfilm.com To check out Patreon go to http://patreon.com/ebourcier
47 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
S1:E41 Lens Mechanics and More - Ryan Avery
We talk to Ryan Avery about his journey from Schneider lenses to Formatt Hi-tech/Tokina, and get his thoughts on the cinema lenses available today.
103 minutes | Jan 15, 2018
S1:E40 Working Outside the Box - DP Nicholas Matthews
Hailing from the South and Midwest, Nicholas Matthews is an award-winning Los Angeles based cinematographer. He's shot 6 independent feature films in Mexico City, Colorado, the Mojave Desert, & Los Angeles, which starred actors including Isabel Lucas (Knight of Cups), Alexandra Park (The Royals), Gerardo Taracena (Apocalypto), Jose Sefami (Amores Perros), Oscar Nominated Sally Kirkland (Anna), and others. The L.A. Times called his work on border thriller The Boatman "more art film than action film; deliberately paced, skillfully shot, emotionally challenging." Additionally, he's worked with celebrities Ice Cube, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Rainn Wilson, Thrice, Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, Grace Helbig, Paul Scheer, and others on commercials and music videos.The L.A. Times called his work on border thriller The Boatman "more art film than action film; deliberately paced, skillfully shot, emotionally challenging." Additionally, he's worked with celebrities Ice Cube, Kylie Jenner, Wiz Khalifa, Rainn Wilson, Thrice, Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, Grace Helbig, Paul Scheer, and others on commercials and music videos. Check out more of his work here:WebsiteInstagramIMDbThanks for listening!
70 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
S1:E39 Making "The Heights" - Henry Proegler and Ryan Booth
On todays show we have Henry and Ryan to talk about the making of The Heights.Henry Proegler is a Producer based in Austin, TX. Proegler originally teamed up with Director Ryan Booth to make FIVE STAR, a documentary about high school football, which led to them starting their production company, Hank & Booth. They are currently producing STAGES, Booth’s first feature, based on THE HEIGHTS , as well as developing several unscripted projects.Ryan Booth is a director living in Texas. Booth’s filmmaking career took off in 2011 when his first short film won a contest hosted by Vimeo and Canon and premiered at Sundance Film Festival. He spent the next few years cutting his teeth as a Director of Photography, working on commercial projects for MTV, Spotify, Under Armour, Pepsi, and Home Depot, as well as music videos for Atlantic Records, Sony, and Universal Music. He DP’d two documentary features in 2015, one of which was commissioned by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Academy Award-winning director of Birdman, that explores the modern implications of the themes woven into Iñárritu’s latest film, The Revenant. In 2013, he was the cinematographer for This is Where We Live, a narrative feature that premiered at SXSW and had a successful festival and theatrical run. You can find Ryan's work at: http://www.ryanbooth.tvFind him on Instagram @RyanBooth You can find Henry's work at: hankandbooth.comInstagram @proeglerThanks for tuning in!
80 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
S1:E38 Marketing Yourself, Owning Gear, and More! - Adam Richlin
Adam Richlin is a DP and owner of Lightbulb Grip and Electric Co, and shares some wisdom on Marketing, When to Buy/Rent Gear, and more! Links in the full description.Send us a soundbite from the show! email@example.comNew Community site is www.ssfg.group - you can gain access on Patreon.com/ebourcier.Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/ssfg-merchInovativ Carts: http://inovativcarts.comGet a quote/discount by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
39 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
S1:E37 Friends and Business Partners - Neighborhood Film Co.
On todays show we have Dan Walser!Dan Walser is the Executive Producer at Neighborhood, a commercial production company based in LA and Philadelphia. His journey to producing is anything but typical. Dan graduated college with an English degree with no intention of pursuing a career in production. He spent 5 years teaching high school American Literature, then transitioned to the non profit sector, running a transitional living home for women and children struggling to overcome homelessness. Then, in 2012, he moved to Philadelphia to co-run Neighborhood, 6 months after it launched. His initial role was to conceive and oversee Neighborhood's apprenticeship program, which offers paid employment and career development for the formerly incarcerated. (Here is a TED talk from Director Ricky Staub, Neighborhood's Founder, about the apprenticeship: TED Talk // Business Without Boundaries.)Through this process, Dan fell in love with the role of producing. More specifically, the opportunity to develop original pieces with emerging directors who have a vision to tell transformative stories about beauty in the midst of darkness. Dan has developed 2 widely acclaimed, Vimeo-Staff picked original projects alongside 2 amazing young directors, Dan DiFelice and Ricky Staub. In 2015, Dan developed and produced the Vimeo-Staff Picked Carved in Mayhem, directed by Dan DiFelice, which was a 2016 YDA Award Winner.In 2016, Dan developed and produced the Vimeo-Staff Picked The Cage, directed by Ricky Staub, which was the Narrative Grand Prize winner at the 2017 Heartland Film Festival, which qualifies it for 2019 Oscar consideration.Dan is now repped as a writer & producer at William Morris Endeavor, in pre-production on his first feature film. He lives in Ventura, CA with his wife Julia and their 3 boys. Check out his website here:neighborhoodfilmco.comThanks for tuning in!
46 minutes | Nov 15, 2017
S1:E36 Promoting Personal Projects - Anderson Wright
Director Anderson Wright shares his process for creating the short "NZINGHA". Watch NZINGHA: https://vimeo.com/176507317Watch Every Nite is Emo Nite: https://vimeo.com/231760083
81 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
S1:E35 Sleep Well, My Baby - TwinTaoers
On todays show we have TwinTaoers (Aaron & Winston Tao).They are an Asian-American multi-award winning filmmaking duo that pride themselves with their unique ability to create emotionally touching films through relationally authentic storytelling. By approaching each project they undertake with a cinematic eye and an acute attention to detail, the twin brothers strive to make every character and story relatable so audiences can connect with them worldwide. “Sleep Well, My Baby,” won silver at the Cannes YDA Awards for "Changing the world frame by frame," and was also shortlisted for "Best Short Film." It was awarded a Webby Honorable mention, Vimeo Staff Pick, and was distributed as the fourth installment of the FilmSupply Presents series. Their branded film, “SuperMaarko” won them a Webby Award for People’s Voice, as well as nominations for “Best Emerging Directors,” and “Best Narrative,” at the One Screen Film Festival. Their work has played at academy accredited festivals and have been official selections at Cannes Short Film Corner, Beijing International Film Festival, and Warsaw, as well as the DGA in LA. They have also secured distribution on various New Media platforms throughout Asia and America, and were featured in the 2016 Source Creative Presents Los Angeles Showcase. Their work has spanned both the international and domestic markets. TwinTaoers currently reside in Los Angeles. You can check out more here:WebsiteInstagramThank you!
50 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
S1:E34 Summer Job to Full-Time Directors - Mindcastle
On todays show were talking to the Directors behind Mindcastle.Casey and Danielle are the directing duo MINDCASTLE. Together they are known for their powerful emotional storytelling. They developed their cinematic eye with a foundation in photography that flourished into directing. While in college, they were approached by ESPN to create a piece for the NFL Draft. This led to working on numerous films, commercials and TV shows, traveling all over the world and working with top athletes such as Derek Jeter and Russell Wilson. Since transitioning to directing commercials, MINDCASTLE has worked with brands such as Patron, The New York Rangers, Facebook, Canon and Microsoft. Casey and Danielle thrive in collaborative settings and enjoy working with brands and agencies to build ideas from the ground up. They love to be a part of the whole process, often designing and creating unique props and elements for their films such as over one hundred hand-created basketball team branded mixtapes for their ESPN film “Mixtape.” They were also fortunate to work with ARRI on the development of the Alexa Mini, providing feedback on the design and functionality. This led them to create the successful and award winning launch film “The Journey.” MINDCASTLE’s work has acquired numerous accolades including the One Show’s One to Watch directors, Young Director’s Awards at Cannes, One Screen Festival’s Emerging Writers as well as an Emmy Award. Check out more of them here:Website InstagramThanks for listening!
75 minutes | Oct 16, 2017
S1:E33 Broken On Paper - Kendal Miller
This week we talk to Kendal Miller - EP of Firewatch films. We talk about Mac Computers, the process behind production, how things are different in a bigger production, and more! This episode is sponsored by Lensfinder - http://lensfinder.com
78 minutes | Oct 7, 2017
S1:E32 Full-Time Freelance - Matt Derderian & Wes Kabakjian
50 minutes | Sep 1, 2017
S1:E31 Networking, QnA, Giveaway, Oh My!
This week we're giving away a ticket to Film+Music! Listen to the podcast for details. https://www.filmandmusic.com
70 minutes | Aug 17, 2017
S1:E30 The Dunkirk Conundrum
This week we mix it up from our normal interview format and have three filmmakers dig into their thoughts on Dunkirk immediately after watching it in 70mm IMAX film.
68 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
S1:E29 Red Bull/Blood Road - Nicholas Schrunk
This week I want you to know about Frames: A one-day film conference in Grapevine Texas! Click here for more info, and use code ssfg for 25% off registration! if you dig the show please share it with your friends and leave us a rating/review on iTunes! Supersecretfilmcast.comNicholas Schrunk is an award-winning feature film and commercial director focusing on action and adventure sport storytelling. With a diverse filmmaking career including camera operation, directing photography and feature film production, Schrunk has an extensive understanding and hands-on approach to the filmmaking process. Utilizing his diverse background, Schrunk combines his reason-driven interest in science with traditional visual design. The result is an awe-inspiring collection of work that illustrates stories that are both visually and emotionally moving. Schrunk’s work infuses heavy visual direction into a hearty dose of documentary style. It’s through a combination of breathtaking visuals and an unconventional observational filming style that he tells stories.He most recently directed the award-winning documentary feature, “Blood Road” which follows Rebecca Rusch’s journey on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of the place where her father lost his life when he was shot down during the Vietnam War. Blood Road won Best of Fest at the Bentonville Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival. As the creative director at Red Bull, Schrunk uses his passion for film to develop, direct and produce stories for their commercials and feature films. He won the 2014 Webby award for best online sports content for his skateboard film “Perspective” and premiered the film “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter” at the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival. He's also directed stories for Audi, Nike, Under Armour, GoPro, Garmin, Oakley, and NBC.To Watch Blood Road Visit BloodRoadFilm.com To support the show and get access to bonus content check out patreon.com/ebourcier
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