57 episodes

Tungsten Originals is a multi-platform production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. Our podcast features conversations with filmmakers, from industry professionals to developing newcomers. Hosted by the founder of Tungsten Originals, West Givens.

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Tungsten Originals is a multi-platform production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. Our podcast features conversations with filmmakers, from industry professionals to developing newcomers. Hosted by the founder of Tungsten Originals, West Givens.

    The Young Are At The Gates

    The Young Are At The Gates

    In this solo episode, we cover why it has been so long since our last episode, how the coronavirus affected our film Blueberries, and our commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Filmmaking After Film School w/ Creative Producer Kait Elizabeth

    Filmmaking After Film School w/ Creative Producer Kait Elizabeth

    Creative producer Kait Elizabeth joined us to discuss how working at The Valleyfolk has evolved her approach to filmmaking, shooting her first short film after film school, and how her thesis project gave her clarity and hope to her creative future.

    • 58 min
    Attention to Detail w/ Production Designer Reece Koetter

    Attention to Detail w/ Production Designer Reece Koetter

    Production designer Reece Koetter joined us to discuss how he fell in love with production design, the challenges with designing a set that's hours away, and his thoughts on how production designers are a huge asset to your film.

    • 54 min
    Zero to a Hundred w/ Producer & Editor Elizabeth Hancuch

    Zero to a Hundred w/ Producer & Editor Elizabeth Hancuch

    Producer and editor Elizabeth Hancuch joined us to discuss how she discovered her love for filmmaking, her thoughts on producing and editing simultaneously, and why she felt compelled to work on Blueberries.

    • 57 min
    Fictionalizing the Truth w/ Filmmaker Kierra Hall

    Fictionalizing the Truth w/ Filmmaker Kierra Hall

    Kierra Hall joined us to discuss her senior thesis film Dissociation, which follows the disappearance of Katie Olsen and the mysteries surrounding the truth. We discussed the true story that inspired this film, the challenges of filming on location in Colorado, and the pressure that comes with fictionalizing a true story.

    • 53 min
    The First Year of Tungsten

    The First Year of Tungsten

    Hailey Morris and Raegan Levan joined us to discuss West's senior thesis film Blueberries, the first year of this podcast, and what lies ahead for Tungsten.

    • 52 min

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