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Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby is a small fraction of the critical conversations currently taking place across the indie film community. The podcast reaches out to the next generation of filmmakers, who continue to look for inspiration and guidance.

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Filmmaking Conversations Podcast with Damien Swaby Damien Swaby

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Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby is a small fraction of the critical conversations currently taking place across the indie film community. The podcast reaches out to the next generation of filmmakers, who continue to look for inspiration and guidance.

Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    Ep 127: Lucy King! Senior Video Journalist at The New York Times

    Ep 127: Lucy King! Senior Video Journalist at The New York Times

    Lucy King

    "I’m a film and video producer, with a focus on documentary and current affairs but with experience in commercial and narrative.

    I have produced films for the BBC, Vice, Discovery, Channel 4, ITV and A&E, ranging in length from 5 minutes to feature length. I’ve produced shoots with large crews internationally, including Malawi, Jamaica, Germany, Holland, Canada and many states of the US, building a good trusted global network of local producers and crew. I’ve often worked on sensitive productions requiring a delicate touch, managing personalities, priorities or a constantly changing story. As Head of Production at a production company in New York, I oversaw multiple productions and budgets ranging in size from ‘let’s call in all favors’ narrative shorts to high stakes commercials such as Converse and Gucci. I enjoy both ends of the spectrum.

    I love meeting real people and highlighting their perspectives but will never leave a trail of destruction behind in order to get a good story. I’m in this to learn and to educate, but also because it’s really fun."

    W: https://www.lucyking.work/

    Inside a Covid I.C.U., Through a Nurse's Eyes | NYT Opinion
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    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

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    Twitter
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    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

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    • 35 min
    Ep 126: Why Networking Matters! Mark & Anna Casadei

    Ep 126: Why Networking Matters! Mark & Anna Casadei

    Mark & Anna Casadei are filmmakers from Nashville, Tennessee. Together, they have written numerous award-winning screenplays and short films.
    They are currently contracted on two romantic comedies with MPCA and recently developed a thriller/horror project that is starring Malcolm McDowell.
    They are diverse in their writing styles, from sci-fi and comedies to women-in-peril thrillers to horror and family-friendly films. They draw from their diverse
    life backgrounds from the military, space program, culinary arts, theater and world travels living abroad in over a dozen countries.
    They write diverse characters and strong female leads in both features and episodic series. They are repped by Paul C. Escoll Management.

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    Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry.
    Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.
    Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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    If you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at filmmakingconversations@mail.com

    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

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    https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

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    • 39 min
    Ep125: Hungarian Film and Theatre Artist Dora Endre

    Ep125: Hungarian Film and Theatre Artist Dora Endre

    Dora is a New York based Hungarian film and theatre artist with an extensive educational background (media, international communications, filmmaking, acting, editing). For the past four years she was lucky enough to collaborate with other creatives on a number of short movies, commercials, music videos, musicals, dance and off-Broadway shows. She loves to wear many hats but primarily works as a director. She also loves guacamole.

    W: https://www.doraendre.com

    Like to have a ASC cinematographer as a mentor?
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    Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry.
    Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.
    Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    https://www.ifhacademy.com/a/28632/aLFBXkpN

    If you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at filmmakingconversations@mail.com

    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

    If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work https://ko-fi.com/damienswaby

    • 36 min
    Ep 124: Talking Cinematography with STEPHEN SZMED

    Ep 124: Talking Cinematography with STEPHEN SZMED

    In his own words

    "I’m a cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York.
    Growing up in Kansas, I picked up my family video camera at 13, started making films with his friends, then never really stopped.

    I aim to tell evocative stories and bring talented people from all walks of life to create thoughtful projects

    My cinematography reel featuring narrative, corporate, documentary, and commercial projects.

    Thank you to all the crew, producers, and clients that made these projects possible, let's make some more."

    STEPHEN SZMED
    https://www.stephenszmed.com

    Like to have a ASC cinematographer as a mentor?
    Have you thought of upgrading your cinematography game?
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    Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry.
    Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.
    Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    https://www.ifhacademy.com/a/28632/aLFBXkpN

    If you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at filmmakingconversations@mail.com

    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

    If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work https://ko-fi.com/damienswaby

    • 41 min
    Ep 123: "What I create is not who I am" Rease Cassity, ACTRESS, CREATOR, and EMPOWERER

    Ep 123: "What I create is not who I am" Rease Cassity, ACTRESS, CREATOR, and EMPOWERER

    Rease Cassity is a New York-based actor, filmmaker and writer who loves 90s R & B, hates that glitter isn’t a recognized color, and dreams of a day when being over a size four in Hollywood isn’t a capital offense. She grew up in Southeast Texas, studied the music industry in college, and was recruited by a major label marketing department to create grassroots campaigns for millennials. While working what for many was a dream job, she realized it wasn’t hers and committed to her dreams of acting.

    Since then, she played a Midwest mother opposite Russell Crowe and Sienna Miller in the Showtime limited series, The Loudest Voice, (Directed by Jeremy Podeswa) Judge Reinhold’s determined critical care nurse in the feature My Many Sons (directed by Ralph E. Portillo), and best friend and MoH in the comedy/horror film Til Death Do Us Part. On NYC stages, she appeared in the Wives of King Henry VIII: The Musical and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NY Shakespeare Convention selection).

    Rease’s passion is creating stories that promote self-acceptance, authenticity and inspiration. In following this purpose, she’s created Starving Artists, a motivational cooking show, in which she interviews NYC creatives about their artist journey, as they cook. What started out as a cooking show quickly morphed into a community on social media. In addition, alongside Mexican filmmaker Maria Otero and Columbian-American actress Stephanie Salgado, she’s developing Foreplay, a sex-positive comedy in which she plays a plus-size woman who wouldn’t know an insecurity if it bit her in the ass. As a creative creature, Rease also writes, sings, paints and photographs. She’s committed to go wherever her creative endeavors take her. When she’s not working, Rease is volunteering, singing Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” at karaoke, and dreaming of a day when she voices the first plus-size animated Disney princess.

    Like to have a ASC cinematographer as a mentor?
    Have you thought of upgrading your cinematography game?
    Would you like to have an ASC Cinematographer mentor you for free?

    Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry.
    Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.
    Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    https://www.ifhacademy.com/a/28632/aLFBXkpN

    If you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at filmmakingconversations@mail.com

    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/filmmaker_damien_swaby/

    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/DamienSwaby?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

    If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work a...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 122: Writer /Director Tyrone Breaux Jr.

    Ep 122: Writer /Director Tyrone Breaux Jr.

    Tyrone Breaux, Jr. was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. He joined the U.S Air Force after graduating high school and served for six years. After an honorable discharge in 2010, Tyrone attended the New York Film Academy. He graduated in 2015 with a BFA in Filmmaking.

    T: https://twitter.com/bigtfbro?lang=en
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/brotateaux/

    Like to have a ASC cinematographer as a mentor?
    Have you thought of upgrading your cinematography game?
    Would you like to have an ASC Cinematographer mentor you for free?

    Join veteran cinematographer Suki Medencevic, A.S.C. (Disney, Pixar, FX Networks, Netflix, American Horror Story). He teaches you how to create beautiful images using three lighting techniques he has mastered on film sets over his 30+ years in the film industry.
    Each technique uses basic, low-cost lighting equipment so that anyone can achieve beautiful visuals no matter your projects's budget.
    Learn film lighting from an ASC cinematographer. If you want to take your cinematography to the next level, this free training will get you there. These videos are available for a limited time, so sign up for instant access.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    https://www.ifhacademy.com/a/28632/aLFBXkpN

    If you liked this podcast, shoot me an e-mail at filmmakingconversations@mail.com

    Also, you can check out my documentary The People of Brixton, on Kwelitv here: https://www.kweli.tv/programs/the-people-of-brixton

    Damien Swaby Social Media Links:

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    Twitter
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    Website
    http://filmmakingconversations.com/

    If you enjoy listening to Filmmaking Conversations with Damien Swaby, I would love a coffee. Podcasting is thirsty work https://ko-fi.com/damienswaby

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