39 episodes

The Indy Mogul Podcast brings you honest, thoughtful discussions with expert filmmakers every week. Hosted by indie filmmaker and Aputure's Ted Sim

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The Indy Mogul Podcast brings you honest, thoughtful discussions with expert filmmakers every week. Hosted by indie filmmaker and Aputure's Ted Sim

    Ep. 39 : On the Subject of Camera Gear with Illya Friedman

    Ep. 39 : On the Subject of Camera Gear with Illya Friedman

    One of the first questions that you may get asked about your movie is, "What camera did you shoot on?" Is that meant to take away from your artistry and everything else that you did on a movie? To some, maybe. To others, it can be a sign of respect. Learning about the technology and applying it to storytelling is the very basis of filmmaking. With new gear having so much of an impact today on the medium, how can you tell if you're focusing on the right thing?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 38 : The Humanistic Approach to Horror with Michael Fimognari

    Ep. 38 : The Humanistic Approach to Horror with Michael Fimognari

    Sometimes, we mischaracterize horror as a genre with its entirely own set of rules to follow. The truth is, horror can come from anywhere, in any form. Michael Fimognari, the cinematographer to many successful horror films such as Doctor Sleep and Oculus, tells us that the horror in his latest project The Haunting of Hill House comes from our innate wishes and desires, and that he dives deep into the human psyche before adding the spirits and visions. 

    • 56 min
    Ep. 37 : Life of a Music Video Director with Joseph Kahn

    Ep. 37 : Life of a Music Video Director with Joseph Kahn

    Joseph Kahn, legendary music video director for artists such as Britney Spears and Taylor Swift, has led an incredible life. From dropping out of film school to working on gangster rap videos, he scrapped together everything he could to be where he is now, and the journey has been nothing if not unforgettable. CAUTION: Wild stories ahead.

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 36 : Finding a Visual Style with Natasha Braier, ASC

    Ep. 36 : Finding a Visual Style with Natasha Braier, ASC

    A cinematographer, like a painter or musician, is an artist, and every artist has their own personal tastes. It's easy to fall into the artistic trends of the decade, but what's more important is what the artist brings from within, according to Natasha Braier, ASC. For the acclaimed cinematographer of indie classics such as Neon Demon and Gloria Bell, it's all about being able to experiment with fantastical colors and techniques on a film to leave an imprint.

    • 57 min
    Ep. 35 : How to Make Connections with Jakob Owens

    Ep. 35 : How to Make Connections with Jakob Owens

    If you thought moving your entire life to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking as a career was scary, you're absolutely right. It can be grueling to make it as a director or cinematographer on your own, which is why it's important to connect with the filmmakers around you. Jakob Owens, a director/cinematographer who founded the YouTube channel TheBuffNerds, was in this exact position too, and he tells us all about how he was able to make films and find collaborators, both successfully and unsuccessfully.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 34 : Creating a Show's Visual Style with David Mullen, ASC

    Ep. 34 : Creating a Show's Visual Style with David Mullen, ASC

    Shooting a TV show is vastly different from shooting a movie. Period. Instead of a director, you are met with the visions of show runners and producers. Instead of one cinematographer, there could be multiple working on the show at once. As the director of photography for the pilot and/or first season of a show, establishing the look is everything, but how does it happen? 

    • 46 min

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