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The Filmmaker Society
81 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
Working in the Film industry's Music Department with Hal Rosenfeld
in this episode we talk to Composer, Percussionist and Orchestrator for TV & Film, Hal Rosenfeld. His work can be heard in over 100 films, television shows, and video games.Recently, he was a part of the Emmy Award-winning music team for FX's "Fosse/Verdon," working alongside Hamilton's Alex Lacamoire as music producer on the series' songs and score. He also played drums on the Grammy-winning soundtrack and score for the hit film, "The Greatest Showman". Hal has toured and performed with Kanye West's "Sunday Service," Watsky, Vidya Vox, and is the house-drummer for the Daytime Emmy Awards.Born in South Florida, Rosenfeld got his start working for noted composer-arranger Gordon Goodwin, as well as under the mentorship of legendary orchestrator Ladd McIntosh, and percussionist Bernie Dresel. He received his degree in Media Composition from CSU Northridge, after studying orchestral and jazz percussion at Florida State University, and has gone on to apply his talents to projects for such luminaries as Elton John, Jonas Brothers, Terence Blanchard, Joe Trapanese, Hans Zimmer, Ringo Starr, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Academy Award-winner Justin Hurwitz.As both a drummer and percussionist, Hal has been featured on projects including The Greatest Showman, HBO's "Perry Mason," "Fortnite," "Forky Asks a Question," "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Zombieland: Double Tap," and the latest Jonas Brothers single "X".As a composer, arranger, or orchestrator, he has contributed to Disney's "Mulan," "In the Heights" (2021 film), "Dollface," "Robin Hood," "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.," "Quantico," "Need for Speed Payback," Apple's "iOS Photos app," and China's highest grossing film of all-time "Wolf Warrior 2".Rosenfeld arranged music for two 100+ dancer musical dance sequences in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels," which have earned praise from sources such as TV Guide and A.V. Club, as being series highlights.Keep up with Hal on Instagram and see his credits on IMDb. If you like this episode, please subscribe and leave a review. That helps other filmmakers and listeners find this podcast!Your HostDavid De SouzaThe Filmmaker Societywww.thefilmmakersociety.netVimeo, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, IMDb
63 minutes | Oct 10, 2020
Commercial Directing with Bruce Van Dusen
Author of 60 Stories About 30 Seconds follows Bruce’s journey from an ambitious film school graduate with little more than $150 to his name to one of the most well-regarded commercial directors in the industry. During his rise to success, he worked with Academy Award winners, world-famous athletes, and even a U.S. President. But, as he quickly learned, it’s not all glitz and glam, and it takes perseverance, hard work, and, most importantly, a sense of humor to make it in the film industry. In the book, Bruce takes a humorous, and at times self-deprecating, look back on his forty-year career and offers behind-the-scenes insight into commercial and film production. Bruce’s story provides a unique look into an often overlooked and seldom discussed part of the film industry.Many of the questions in this podcast are answered in his book so if you like what you hear, you'll love what you read! Seriously, this book is full of great stories, gold nuggets, behind the scenes content and the reality of what it's like working on sets of some of the biggest productions in Hollywood. You can find Bruce's website and social media below!https://www.brucevandusen.comBruce's InstagramA special thank you to Katherine at Post Hill Press for connecting us! I had a wonderful time talking to Bruce! You can follow Post Hill Press on Instagram Here.The Filmmaker SocietyDavid De Souza | Creative Directorwww.thefilmmakersociety.netYouTube, Instagram, IMDb, Vimeo, LinkedIn
51 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Isaque Moresco - Production Managing at a Church and Vlogging
In this episode we talk to Isaque about his role as Production Manager at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, FL. Now more than ever, live streaming is incredibly important because establishments like Spanish River Church had to close their physical doors due to COVID-19, Isaque talks us through what goes on behind the scenes to run an engaging and successful production in which the only way to experience it is through the visual medium of filming the Sunday services. We also dive into a fairly new type of storytelling called Vlogging. We talk about why Isaque vlogs, how he films his vlogs to tell a story and some of the unique culture within the vlogging community. To see keep up to date with Isaque, subscribe to his YouTube channel here: Isaque's YouTube. This is where you can see his vlogs where he puts out all sorts of good stuff from test footage with a new camera to words of inspiration that will help you with your filmmaking journey.Lastly, for all who are looking for a dose of Jesus in their lives. Check out Spanish River Church online! I seriously love this church, the amount they give to others is astonishing. Get connected, get plugged in, save your soul <3The Filmmaker SocietyDavid De Souza | Creative Directorwww.thefilmmakersociety.netYouTube, Instagram, IMDb, Vimeo, LinkedIn
45 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Andre Heizer on his short film "The Freelancer"
In this episode we talk to Andre Heizer of Grizz Creative about his short film "The Freelancer". If you haven't seen the film yet, you can check it out here: The Freelancer.Follow @AndreHeizer on instagram. See Behind the scenes of The Freelancer on his Instagram Highlights labeled "bts".Andre wrote, produced, filmed, directed, acted and edited his short film all from home during quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sit in on our conversation about how he got his start, what has led him to where he is now, the making of The Freelancer and what's next for this aspiring filmmaker.A big thank you to Shelby Halberg for helping with the filming of this episode.The Filmmaker SocietyDavid De Souza | Creative Directorwww.thefilmmakersociety.netYouTube, Instagram, IMDb, Vimeo, LinkedIn
48 minutes | May 6, 2020
What Makes A Good PA?
Hello, my name is David De Souza and I am the founder and Creative Director of The Filmmaker Society. Welcome to the very first episode of The Filmmaker Society’s podcast where I hope to add to the conversation of filmmaking by talking to professionals about what they do in the industry and how we as collaborative creatives elevate storytelling through my favorite medium...Film. Shelby Halberg (Founder & Creative Director of Blank Frame Films) has worked on various film productions such as 3 time Oscar Winner “Moonlight”, 2017’s “Baywatch” with Dwayne Johnson and Zach Effron as well as Owen Wilson and Ed Helms film titled “Father Figures” He has also worked as a DP for student feature film The Big Frozen Gumshoe and worked as a 2nd Camera Assistant on another student feature film called Sidekicked. He’s currently working with local South Florida production companies on all sorts of projects as well as building his own production company from the ground up.You can find his website here:Blank Frame FilmsDelivery Dudes Training Video by Blank Frame FilmsThanks for joining us and if you enjoyed this episode please leave us a review!
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