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Learn filmmaking concepts. Explore vignettes of film history. Discover new releases at festivals. Ruining the movie since 2020. Celebrating cinema one scene at a time.

FilmChurch Jeff Bugbee

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Learn filmmaking concepts. Explore vignettes of film history. Discover new releases at festivals. Ruining the movie since 2020. Celebrating cinema one scene at a time.

    Forced Perspective & The Gate (1987) With Jesse Gee

    Forced Perspective & The Gate (1987) With Jesse Gee

    Never speak the words and be ready to blast the demon king as my guest Jesse Gee and I break down the movie, The Gate (1987). A young Stephen Dorff takes on the gate to hell and all its minions as it opens in his backyard. As a late 80s flick, be ready for hair-sprayed bangs and neon fashion and some amazing practical camera and costume effects.

    Smoke Cookies– Roger George Special Effect:
    https://rogergeorge.com/products/smoke-cookies

    Forthcoming Film Festival: Panic Fest
    The fest kicks off April 8th and runs through the 18th 2021. You can pick up a $135 Virtual pass for all films and panels.
    https://panicfilmfest.com/tickets/

    Movie Magic Minutes: Alice Guy-Blaché
    The Paris Review - The Forgotten Mother of Cinema https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/12/07/the-forgotten-mother-of-cinema/

    Alice Guy-Blaché - Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Guy-Blach%C3%A9

    Alice Guy Blaché – Women Film Pioneers Project:
    https://wfpp.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-alice-guy-blache/

    Film School Fact: Forced Perspective
    Great video: Forced Perspective in Lord of the Rings │ Scale a person to Hobbit Size with Practical Effects : https://youtu.be/p-GIo3J8Slg

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Framing the Shot & THX-1138 (1971) with Dominic D'Angelo

    Framing the Shot & THX-1138 (1971) with Dominic D'Angelo

    Take a trip inside the world of wires and computer controlled civilization in the 1971 release of THX-1138, the first feature length film by George Lucas. An experimental sci-fi excursion to a future society governed by consumerism and android police officers. Join Jeff Bugbee and Dominic D’Angelo and ponder the mostly avant-garde film from the early 70’s.

    Forthcoming Film Fest:
    Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF)
    April 06th through 18th - www.bifff.net/

    Movie Magic Minutes and Women’s History Month:
    Thea von Harbou - https://wfpp.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-thea-von-harbou/

    Film School Fact: Framing the Shot - Camera Shots
    https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/ultimate-guide-to-camera-shots/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_shot

    Check out Film Church on the web: https://filmchurch.org

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Rule Of Thirds & The Honeymoon Killers (1970) With Megan Bugbee

    Rule Of Thirds & The Honeymoon Killers (1970) With Megan Bugbee

    If you like true stories and true crime, lend your ear to our discussion about The Honeymoon Killers from 1970. This film was written and directed by Leonard Kastle and was made in 1969. It is based on the story of the Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez serial killing spree in the late 1940s.

    Forthcoming Film Fest March 1st through the 31st: athenafilmfestival.com

    For Movie Magic Minutes and Women’s History Month, we learn about the life and times of filmmaker, Alma Reville.
    https://wfpp.columbia.edu/pioneer/alma-reville/

    The Film School Fact covers the Rule of Thirds.
    Great Article: https://www.cgdirector.com/rule-of-thirds-in-film/

    More on the filming of Honeymoon Killers:
    https://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/20/movies/behind-the-filming-of-the-honeymoon-killers.html

    “Forces of Attraction” Music by Scott Holmes under Creative Commons license https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes#contact-artist

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Diegesis & Starman (1984) with Jason Dinges

    Diegesis & Starman (1984) with Jason Dinges

    Crash land with us on FilmChurch this week as we break down Starman (1984) directed by John Carpenter. In this epic episode, we share our “to the best of our knowledge” research on behind the scenes and a full story analysis.
    Our Film School Fact: Diegesis or diegetic elements, a concept that includes in-story or outside the storied world elements as they apply to filmmaking.
    Movie Magic Minutes: Considering the origins of Aliens assisting with the building of the pyramids in the documentary Chariots of the Gods.

    Check out the Forthcoming Film Fest: SXSW Online 2021
    https://www.sxsw.com

    ‘Starman’ Stirs Up A Storm from Sci-Fi Fans and Experts:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1985-01-18-8501040368-story.html

    Official Starman trailer:
    https://youtu.be/SOMyCjQzk4w

    Check out Film Church on the web: https://filmchurch.org
    Email podcast@filmchurch.org OR filmchurch@aol.com

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Studio Production & Miracle (2004) With Madox Bugbee

    Studio Production & Miracle (2004) With Madox Bugbee

    Put on your hockey skates and get on the ice to learn about the movie Miracle (2004). Madox and I talk about the true-life events leading up to the 1980 winter games at Lake Placid. We also touch on what a studio production company does and how the line producer handles almost everything when it comes to planning and coordination.
    Check out the Kids Film It Festival Friday March 5th 2021: http://www.kidsfilmitfestival.com

    Idol of the Crowd article : https://slate.com/culture/2014/06/idol-of-the-crowds-celebrate-the-nhl-s-stanley-cup-finals-by-revisiting-john-waynes-forgotten-hockey-movie.html

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    • 47 min
    Mise-en-scene & Dogtooth (2009) With Joni McNeill

    Mise-en-scene & Dogtooth (2009) With Joni McNeill

    SPOILERS! The Lobster (2015) & Dogtooth (2009)
    Pull out your dogtooth in preparation for this episode and escape into a crazy patriarch dominated world of a family who you never want to meet. Joni McNeill and I unleash our film school nerd and break down our thoughts on the Yorgos Lanthimos film, Dogtooth. But first, did you know Hitchcock's last unfinished film project was called The Short Night?
    Film School Fact: what is mise-en-scene and be sure to check out BFI Future Film Festival: https://www.bfi.org.uk/future-film-festival

    Yorgos Lanthimos interview:
    http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/2010/04/05/dogtooth-interview-with-giorgos-lanthimos/

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    Email: podcast@filmchurch.org
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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