Tuesday
Oct112011

Episode 11: Overnight

We want it all, and we want it now! Our discussion centers around the apparent urban legend of the OVERNIGHT SUCCESS. More importantly we discuss the superior trend of developing an upward trajectory in the quality and scope of your work.

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Monday
Oct032011

Episode 10: You Are Not As Smart As We Are

You think you are pretty smart don't ya? Well this week the filmmakers at Vinegar Hill are here to put you in your place. It's our most inflammatory podcast yet! And it's all about collaboration.

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Monday
Sep262011

The Cosmonaut: Storytelling With Sound

We recently had an awesome conversation with audio nerds Dallas Taylor & John Benitez of Defacto Sound about their stellar work on the sound design of THE COSMONAUT! We hope you enjoy this special edition episode of The New American Storytellers Podcast!

Absence makes the heart grow fonder exclusive: You can watch the film minus sound effects and design below... (We have found that once you have seen it enough with sound effects your mind starts putting the sounds back in as you're watching. It's more than a little weird.)

Watch the film at TheCosmonaut.co

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Monday
Sep192011

Episode 8: You've Been Drafted

It's gonna take a LOT of revisions to get your project from infancy to maturity. Don't be afraid of the crap draft. It's not just OK. It is necessary! We have talked about this concept before, but on this podcast we dig even deeper into the process.

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Monday
Sep122011

Episode 7: Straitjacket

It can be painful to give up on your specific vision when you can't get the resources to do your dream movie. What are the constraints that you have? It's time to work with them, and embrace them, and let them motivate you to be creative in the way you shape your story.

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Saturday
Sep102011

Steven Spielberg on the filmmaker's "Identity Crisis"

WEEKEND INSPIRATION: Here, a young Steven Spielberg fresh off the heels of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS talks about the hardest thing for a director...

Question for you: How do you figure out what you want in a film you're making?

— David

Tuesday
Sep062011

Episode 6: Identity Crisis!

Every once in a while a movie comes along that has a case of amnesia. Along the way the filmmakers forgot what kind of movie they were making. This week we talk from our own experiences in the no mans land of filmmaking: The Identity Crisis!

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