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Trailer Geeks and Teaser Gods
6 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Reflections on the first 2 years of Trailer Geeks and Teaser Gods
79 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Sean Uyeoka, Editor at Aspect - BLACK MASS, ANNABELLE CREATION, MOXIE, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS
Sean Uyeoka, Editor at Aspect, arrived on the scene with quite a splash with a BLACK MASS teaser that garnered so much industry recognition that he finished when he was still an assistant. Since then, Sean hasn't looked back having gone on to contribute to a diverse range of other top notch pieces such as trailers for ANNABELLE CREATION, MOXIE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, FIVE FEET APART, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WOLVES AT THE DOOR, FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE, THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA and many more.
73 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
David Kim, Sr. Editor at Zealot, Part 2
In Part 2 of our convo with David Kim, Sr. Editor at Zealot, we talk some more about his time with Transit and the great team there; Helen and David get into some spirited debates about k-pop; we go deep on some more projects including PARASITE, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE and TEA WITH THE DAMES; David shares about what makes Zealot's culture so great; and then we talk some more k-pop!
66 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
David Kim, Sr. Editor at Zealot (Part 1 of 2)
This is Part 1 of our 2 part conversation with David Kim, Senior Editor at Zealot. David has done such a diverse range of work from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Willoughbys, from Central Intelligence to I, Tonya; New Order, Parasite, Hacks and so many more. We discuss growing up in SoCal, how much of a hero his mom is, how he spent time in other jobs before he ever got into the trailer industry and, of course, we talk plenty about his incredible trailer work.
59 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Joel Walden (Woollen) and Lyle Goodale (Giaronomo) - more fan trailers to rising stars in the trailer industry
This is our latest installment in our series of speaking with folks who've gone from making fan trailers and mashups to being rising stars in the trailer industry. On this episode, we have both Joel Walden of Mark Woollen + Assoc. and Lyle Goodale of Giaronomo. Joel's had several standout projects including work on I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, JOJO RABBIT and HIGH LIFE among others. Lyle's also contributed to great pieces on campaigns for WESTWORLD, INGRID GOES WEST, LIFE, DON JON and many more.
82 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Writers' Episode with Kate Cox and Gregg Ostrin
Kate Cox and Gregg Ostrin are two of the most prolific writers in the entertainment advertising industry. Kate has spent her career as a freelance writer working for many agencies, mini-majors and major studios. She shares about her early work such as how she collaborated on the campaign for PLATOON, as well as more recent projects like with FOCUS FEATURES. Gregg is a staff writer at InSync PLUS. Gregg reveals much about how he got into the industry, developed his process and the discipline to moonlight as a writer of screenplays, tv shows and stage plays.
100 minutes | May 24, 2021
Miguel Branco, Clark Zhu - from fan trailers and mashups to rising stars in the trailer industry
On this episode we have both Miguel Branco and Clark Zhu. They are both rising star trailer editors - Miguel is cutting at Rogue Planet and Clark is at Wild Card. Miguel and Clark were both doing fan trailers and mashups as passion projects before they ever got into the trailer industry. Their stuff online got a ton of attention, justifiably so, because they’re really good. In both their cases, they were able to turn their passion into their profession and represent the next generation of great creative contributors to the industry.
59 minutes | May 17, 2021
Ricky Strauss: Former Prez Content and Marketing at Disney+ and Prez Participant Media
Ricky Strauss has worked at the highest levels of both Entertainment Marketing AND is a prolific film producer. He’s also had a significant impact on our culture. Ricky's work as President of Participant Media brought groundbreaking, conversation-starting films that have had lasting impact on the way we think about important issues in our world. More recently in his role as President of Content and Marketing at Disney+, a key figure in its immensely successful launch, he helped us as audiences adapt to what’s possible in terms of excellence in content and navigating through these uncertain times. You could say Ricky’s helped to shape how we experience content, has helped to raise our expectations for how good of an experience it can be and how profound of an impact on our culture content can have. An Inconvenient Truth (Exec. Prod.) Fast Food Nation (Exec. Prod.) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Exec. Prod.) Contagion (Exec. Prod.)
81 minutes | May 10, 2021
Brent "B Rock" Rockswold (Part 2 on the work), Editor/Producer - ROGUE ONE, THE LAST JEDI, FURIOUS 7
This is part 2 of our conversation with Brent "B Rock" Rockswold, Senior Editor/Producer best known for such seminal pieces including ROGUE ONE, THE LAST JEDI, and FURIOUS 7. In this part of the conversation we do a deeper dive on the work itself. In addition to the above, we discuss a :60 he did for JURASSIC WORLD, his STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS trailer and THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer he co-edited with Josh Dunn among a number of his other great projects.
65 minutes | May 3, 2021
Brent "B Rock" Rockswold (Part 1), Editor/Producer - ROGUE ONE, THE LAST JEDI, FURIOUS 7
We start today's episode with the Director of Music at Aspect, Alison Sieh, who shares about a great fundraiser for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Then we get into Part 1 of our 2 part conversation with Brent "B Rock" Rockswold, Senior Editor/Producer best known for such seminal pieces including ROGUE ONE, THE LAST JEDI, and FURIOUS 7. Today we discuss how B Rock got into the industry; the dedication it took for him to rise up the ranks; the heroes in the industry who mentored and inspired him; and how being a stand-up guy can be hard in the moment but is well-worth it in the long run.
95 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Neal Spector, owner/CEO of Ammo Creative - from traditional advertising to dominating home entertainment and now evolving with today's changing landscape
Neal Spector has 3 distinct chapters in his career: starting out as one of the “Mad Men” of mainstream advertising; then paved the way and dominated home entertainment advertising; and more recently has re-made himself again as the owner of Ammo Creative, that is playing at the highest levels in all the areas that define our culture from brand to digital, movies and television, design, writing, editorial and post production. Neal Spector is crushing it.
97 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Tina Hsu and Casmir Jordan - Editors at Rogue Planet, MORTAL KOMBAT, MIDNIGHT SKY, BUMBLEBEE, LION KING
Tina Hsu and Casmir Jordan of Rogue Planet break down what it’s like working as POC women in the industry. Listen to them chat about rhythmic cutting styles, their breakthrough franchise finishes such as MORTAL KOMBAT and BUMBLEBEE, as well as a special conversation about unicorns . Featuring special guest Helen Ahn Cutler!
87 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Tommy "Pitt" Malatesta - Editor/Producer at AV Squad, THE WITCH, HEREDITARY, THE GREEN KNIGHT
Tommy "Pitt" Malatesta, Editor/Producer at AV Squad, is doing some of the most ground-breaking work being done today. You'll notice he's very quick to talk about all the other incredibly creative people that are part of the collaborations that result in all of his work including the most renowned pieces he's known for such as The Witch trailer, Hereditary trailer and The Green Knight teaser among so many others.
77 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Craig Murray, CEO of Mocean and CMP Entertainment Group, with special guest host Michael McIntyre
Craig Murray started out writing copy for Disneyworld in the mid 70s before working for Disney's film studio as a writer in creative advertising. Then in 1986, Craig got an opportunity to work on trailers from concept to completion - thus the beginning of Craig Murray Productions, aka CMP, and later Mocean which has gone on to earn Entertainment Agency of the Year 3 times over.
65 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Chad Misner: LITTLE CHILDREN trailer, THE SOCIAL NETWORK trailer editor, creative director
Chad Misner, is well known and well loved as one of the most respected editors and creative directors of the entire trailer industry. Most recently Chad was the SVP of Creative Advertising at Focus Features and, prior to that was responsible for 2 of the greatest trailers of all time Little Children and The Social Network, among dozens, if not hundreds of other brilliant contributions. Some other favs: https://vimeo.com/82565290 https://vimeo.com/57498175 https://vimeo.com/57433705
85 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Mike Ferman, Editor/Producer Buddha Jones: WALKING DEAD, HOBBS & SHAW, BABY DRIVER, GLASS
Mike Ferman, editor/producer from Buddha Jones is absolutely prolific conquering theatrical, broadcast and streaming, working on campaigns for major studios and mini-majors, for domestic and international, for action, drama, horror and even documentaries: We’re talking about A Good Day to Die Hard | The recent McCartney 3 piece | The Walking Dead | Fearless | Birds of Prey | Glass | Ready Player One | Baby Driver | Hobbs & Shaw and on and on. Along with our dynamic co-host, Helen Ahn Cutler, we discuss being mentored and being a mentor; Mike's incredible mastery of the art of anticipation in trailers; how so many trailers are really a collaboration among numerous editors; and the time Mike started a call with "...it's 5am! How did you get my cell phone?"
101 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
ICYMI: Aimee Pitta: Award winning writer/producer, creative exec, screenwriter, published author
Aimee Pitta is an award-winning writer/producer and marketing exec who’s created successful campaigns for almost every major studio from the early days of New Line, with top agencies like Trailer Park, and as a consultant with Paramount, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Aimee is also a published author (having just won TaleFlick’s writers award first place for The Theory of Invisibility), the writer of a couple shows from Reel One Entertainment (Love’s Second Chance just premiered on the W network), and she is arguably the best “retitler” in the business.
113 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Eugene Fillios, founder, creative director Creature Street: Halloween, Candyman, Minions
Eugene Fillios is the founder and creative director of Creature Street, a trailer company that’s worked on campaigns such as Halloween, Candyman, Minions, The Hunt, The Invisible Man and many more. Something that’s also unique about Creature Street is that they’re based in Portland, Oregon. On this pod, we discuss everything from Eugene's days as a professional musician, starting over in the trailer industry and coming up the ranks before starting his own company. We also get pretty deep into how to stay creative, how the industry's changed and where things are going.
76 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
"Game Grumps" legend Kevin Abernathy is following his passion and is rising quickly in the trailer industry
Kevin Abernathy started out making, as he would say, “really bad YouTube videos” with his friends until one day he randomly followed his passion for “previews” and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream. Game Grumps brought him unexpected fame in the world of video games. But his heart has always been in trailers, aka coming attractions. On this episode, along with our dynamo co-host Helen Ahn Cutler, we explore Kevin’s journey thus far from rock star in the eyes of gamers everywhere to making his way in the trailer industry.
83 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
"Alright Alright Alright..." Samantha Hart, the creative marketer who crafted the DAZED AND CONFUSED campaign (and many other classics)
Many in our industry know Samantha Hart from her time as a Creative Executive at Gramercy, Searchlight and Universal where her creative marketing campaigns brought prominence and Academy Awards to films such as Fargo, Dead Man Walking and Boys Don't Cry while earning cult status for indie features Dazed and Confused, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Sam later transitioned to build Foundation Content a shop that uniquely did both creative production and post-production under one roof. More recently, Sam and her partner and husband, director James Lipetsky rebranded and started Wild Bill creative, another disruptive creative content company. And something perhaps a lot of folks in our industry might not know, is that Samantha is an author with an upcoming book we talk on this pod about called Blind Pony: As True A Story As I Can Tell which comes out in March. samanthahart.net
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