35 episodes

What is Film Sense? It's a Podcast Documentary Series About Filmmaking In Uncertain Times.

For many filmmakers, the 21st century marked the end of cinema as we knew it. Gone were the methods behind the madness of Hollywood. New technologies created uncertainty as well as promise. Traditional sources of financing and distribution had dried up, especially for independent filmmakers and the “middle class” of Hollywood. Film Sense will explore the changing terrain of filmmaking as art and as a business. Through discussions with other amateur professionals, we will share our experiences and hopefully make “sense” of what the future holds.

Film Sense Frank H. Woodward

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

What is Film Sense? It's a Podcast Documentary Series About Filmmaking In Uncertain Times.

For many filmmakers, the 21st century marked the end of cinema as we knew it. Gone were the methods behind the madness of Hollywood. New technologies created uncertainty as well as promise. Traditional sources of financing and distribution had dried up, especially for independent filmmakers and the “middle class” of Hollywood. Film Sense will explore the changing terrain of filmmaking as art and as a business. Through discussions with other amateur professionals, we will share our experiences and hopefully make “sense” of what the future holds.

    FILM SENSE: Doug Tait

    FILM SENSE: Doug Tait

    Actor, Producer, Creature Performer DOUG TAIT (Hellboy, Legacies, Attack of the Unknown) stops by the Film Sense Zoom room for our first interview since we met on the Wyrd documentary MEN IN SUITS.
    Links:
    Doug Tait on IMDB
    MEN IN SUITS on YouTube
     

    • 42 min
    FILM SENSE: Heather Buckley and Jack Bennett

    FILM SENSE: Heather Buckley and Jack Bennett

    Producer HEATHER BUCKLEY ("The Ranger", "We Are Still Here" and "Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson") joins filmmaker JACK BENNETT ("Grandpa Metal", "New Music Sucks") and myself to discuss the inclusive genre studio she recently co-founded, BLACK MANSION.
    - Frank H. Woodward
    A Little More About Black Mansion
    Black Mansion's mission is to "explore genre as a potent vehicle for visionary and provocative storytelling through features, series and documentaries... to present new voices that are boldly cinematic, deeply personal and prestige."
    Links:
    BLACK MANSION Go Fund Me
    THE RANGER Now On Shudder

    • 54 min
    FILM SENSE: Misty Rosas Has Spoken

    FILM SENSE: Misty Rosas Has Spoken

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

    I had the delight of meeting actor Misty Rosas when I interviewed her for my documentary "Men In Suits".  Since then her work has gone into hyper-drive thanks to two instantly iconic roles on "The Mandalorian"... Kuiil, the wise Ugnaught, and the endearing Frog Lady.  A lot has changed for Misty Rosas.  You could even say, "The Force is strong with this one."
    Links:
    Misty Rosas Official Site
    LIFE LESSONS An Album by Misty Rosas
    Misty Rosas on YouTube Music

    • 41 min
    FILM SENSE Episode - The Puppet Cinema of Kevin McTurk

    FILM SENSE Episode - The Puppet Cinema of Kevin McTurk

    The puppet ghost stories of Kevin McTurk (The Haunted Swordsman, The Mill At Calder's End, The Narrative of Victor Karloch) are a fine blend of many cinematic influences including George Méliès, Jim Henson, Japanese folk tales, Hammer Horror and so much more.
    The masterful way he creates illusions of fantasy and life has amazed film festival audiences around the world. In many ways, I consider him one of the most intriguing filmmakers working today.
    So let’s venture into the spirit cabinet with Kevin to hear the method behind his magic.

    Links:
    The Spirit Cabinet - Kevin McTurk's Official Site

    • 47 min
    FILM SENSE : Bonus Andrew Kasch

    FILM SENSE : Bonus Andrew Kasch

    I continue to sift through the FILM SENSE bins in search of bonus interviews like this one from my discussion with director Andrew Kasch about the challenge of going to the movies and discovering new voices in a shrinking, streaming world. - FHW

    • 16 min
    FILM SENSE : Bonus David J. Schow

    FILM SENSE : Bonus David J. Schow

    As we call "wrap" on 2020, I sift through the FILM SENSE bins in search of bonus interviews like this one from my discussion with author/screenwriter David J. Schow. - FHW

    • 12 min

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Perry Shields ,

Very Informative

Am really enjoying Frank’s interviews about the changing business of Hollywood. It’s sobering but needs to be discussed.

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A podcast that makes good sense of filmmaking

Frank Woodward and his ever-expanding variety of guests address a broad range of topics within the studio and independent film industry, and how these subjects affect what we watch on the screen. Expert opinions from many film disciplines in the creative and production sides offer great discussions and salient points lived and learned on the front lines of filmmaking. There are wisely included moments of humor too, making episodes both fun and relevant. Film Sense has the good sense to look forward to where filmmaking will be, based on the trends and choices being made today. Listen and learn... and above all, enjoy!

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