The art and craft of movie making; the stories that define it. Join entertainment professionals Louis Normandin and Bryan Hart taking a dose of irreverent humor and sit down with veteran ententertainment professionals to discuss their history and experience.
Ep. 42: Kimberley Browning - Film Festival Director
This week on the Cinematic Immunity Podcast, Kimberley Browning gives us
great insight into the world of independent film making. As a film festival
director herself for Hollywood Shorts, she has screened, programmed and
been an active participant in the complex world of independent film where
crtically acclaimed and financially viable films go to live or die. We dig
deep into how new forms of technology are good for people that dont have
other outlets of expressing themselves and how race plays into the politics
of the entertainment business.
Ep. 41: Evan Langley - Nuke Compositor
This week on Cinematic Immunity we discuss the world of post production effects with Nuke Compositor, Evan Langley. This is a show where we dig into the nitty gritty of how to keep up with the scale of VFX and how a movie can have 1000 names in the post production credit sequence and still come out on schedule by sourcing the work out worldwide. Check out our home on the web www.cinematicimmunitycast.com or on Instagram and Twitter @immunitypodcast
Ep. 40: Mark Weingartner Part 2 - VFX Director of Photography
Picking up where we left off, we dig into the gritty detail of visual effects in the entertainment industry with Visual Effects Director of Photography Mark Weingartner. In this part of the conversation, we talk about the aesthetic of visual effects and how the audience reaction has changed over the years. We discuss the difference between special effects, visual effects and how they have advanced to where they are now. Mark explains the the ACES color correction system in detail and we also talk in depth about his work shooting extensive visual effects for some of Hollywood's biggest movies including his work with a custom designed "plate mobile" and more from the "Batman" trilogy.
Ep. 39: Mark Weingartner - VFX Director of Photography - Part 1
On this week's show, we air the first half of our interview with Mark Weingartner, Visual Effects Director of Photography, who came down to the studio and took the time to explain some of the most complex visual effects sequences and talk about his experiences that led him to be one of the leading Directors of Photography for Visual Effects in Hollywood. We talk about how to make "grist for the digital mill" and the distinction between visual effects and practical effects and we discovered that sometimes, talking about guilty movie pleasures can be more fun than talking about the big shows as we loop back around three times to Under Siege!
Ep. 38: Libby Ward - Writer
Today's episode of Cinematic Immunity, our guest is the amazing Libby Ward @sneakyvarmint. She is currently writing for “Scooby Doo” and has a short film in festivals titled “The Audition” with Simpsons director Mark Kirkland. This week in the studio, we talk about Alice in Wonderland, Clara Bow and Girl Power in Hollywood. We also talk about being in the writers room and some of the early steps of being a working writer and an Improv Comedian. Check out Libby’s site and more about her work at http://www.sneakyvarmint.com. Or you can check out her amazing podcast that strikes the same chord as ours; "Occupassionate" is about people who are passionate about whatever it is that they do. Check out some of Libby Ward’s other work at#Occupationate or Occupationate.com, or on twitter @Sneakyvarmint. Make sure to subscribe to our feed below.
Ep. 37 James Neihouse, A.S.C. - Cinematographer
Join us for this week's episode of Cinematic Immunity with James Neihouse, A.S.C. as we talk about his experience training astronauts for the 70mm IMAX movie, "A Beautiful Planet". Along with his passion for adventure, space exploration and NASA, James has a great passion for education which made with the perfect candidate to work with NASA astronauts on how to photograph and troubleshoot IMAX cameras over the course of this film. After years shooting more than 30 IMAX films with topics ranging from the wonder of air flight to the destructive power of volcanoes. We also talk about his time working with the late Haskell Wexler as well as a few other war stories from along the way.
Top-notch, In-depth filmmaker insights
I first heard about this podcast from cinematographer Rick Delgado. I could not believe I had not heard of it before! Each episode is an in-depth exploration of the creative vision and process of filmmakers and cinematographers. This podcast should be in every filmmakers podcatcher. I’m spreading the word in my podcast (The Digital Convergence Podcast).
Film from the inside!
What a great podcast!! Interesting, insightful conversations with the people who make the films we love. It's so amazing to hear filmmakers like Haskell Wexler and Dean Cundey talk about their careers, what it's like to work in the industry, and the issues they are passionate about. The hosts' interview style allows each guest to explore film from their own unique point of view, which provides listeners with a one-of-a-kind look into their personality and experience. Highly recommended for film fans and aspiring filmmakers!
Entertaining and insightful
This podcast is great! Fantastic interviews that give an interesting glimpse behind the scenes of movies and their makers. Inside enough to offer unique content, but not so inside that the layman can't enjoy it. Highly recommended.