16 episodes

Join Darren, Richard, Jojo, and Mike, four friends who started a film studio together. They chat about movies, careers, and everything in between.

Their film studio, Amateur Mastermind Productions, tells stories addressing important social issues.

Amateur Hour Amateur Mastermind Productions

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Join Darren, Richard, Jojo, and Mike, four friends who started a film studio together. They chat about movies, careers, and everything in between.

Their film studio, Amateur Mastermind Productions, tells stories addressing important social issues.

    TikTok, The New WebMD?! feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 15)

    TikTok, The New WebMD?! feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 15)

    Introducing Gina Lee, otherwise known as @GinaFutureMD on Instagram! Gina is a content creator documenting her journey as she works in research at Mount Sinai and prepares to enter medical school, the next phase of her career in medicine!

    We talk about this little-known platform called TikTok and how it can spread useful health information...

    Also in this episode: the Konami code, getting lost in upstate New York's scariest library basement, and Gina gaslights us by saying Harry Styles was in Dune (I'm pretty sure he wasn't?).

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    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills of photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:

    Darren - @dtunguy

    Richard - @richiechowchow

    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 51 min
    Sunday Scaries feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 14)

    Sunday Scaries feat. @GinaFutureMD! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 14)

    Introducing Gina Lee, otherwise known as @GinaFutureMD on Instagram! Gina is a content creator documenting her journey as she works in research at Mount Sinai and prepares to enter medical school, the next phase of her career in medicine!

    We talk about our experiences with the Sunday Scaries, the sense of existential dread felt as the weekend draws to a close and the workweek inexorably marches ever closer.

    Also in this episode: the horror of night lights and half-open doors, post-grad blues, differentiating yourself as a content creator, and Richard cannot escape his past…

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    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills of photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:

    Darren - @dtunguy

    Richard - @richiechowchow

    Mike - @artistmessina

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    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills in photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:
    Darren - @dtunguy
    Richard - @richiechowchow
    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 47 min
    "Water-Alcohol" - Amateur Hour (Ep. 13)

    "Water-Alcohol" - Amateur Hour (Ep. 13)

    Introducing Noah, our fellow artistic friend and resident buff boy. Noah has regularly found himself on-set with the AMP team and now finds himself guest starring on AMP’s podcast!

    This episode, the team talks about reactions to drinking, why they suck at dancing (not Darren though), and the gym as a safe space. And Richard talks about some sort of water / alcohol hybrid?

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    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills in photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:
    Darren - @dtunguy
    Richard - @richiechowchow
    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 47 min
    “Biggest Balls in This Entire Arena” feat. Noah Lee! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 12)

    “Biggest Balls in This Entire Arena” feat. Noah Lee! - Amateur Hour (Ep. 12)

    Introducing Noah, our fellow artistic friend and resident buff boy. Noah has regularly found himself on-set with the AMP team and now finds himself guest starring on AMP’s podcast!

    We sit down and discuss YouTubers and news sources, some claiming to have the titular “biggest balls in the arena.” Or something to that effect…

    Also in this episode: contact lens horror stories, workouts, working with kids (which is itself a workout), and John Cena related prank calls.

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    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills in photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:
    Darren - @dtunguy
    Richard - @richiechowchow
    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 47 min
    Who's the closet Weeb? And throwback gaming - Amateur Hour Ep. 11

    Who's the closet Weeb? And throwback gaming - Amateur Hour Ep. 11

    Remember when people would sit in a circle and play Mario Cart on the DS? Or when Skyrim first came out? We do too.

    This episode is full of remising back to the DS parties, Minecraft gameplays, and anime moments?! Join in the conversation below and drop your favorite throwback games and maybe even animes.

    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills in photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:

    Darren - @dtunguy

    Richard - @richiechowchow

    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 1 hr
    All of Marvel Sleeping Together - Amateur Hour (Ep. 10)

    All of Marvel Sleeping Together - Amateur Hour (Ep. 10)

    What’s the secret to the MCU’s incredible cohesion? Richard has some ideas…

    This episode also includes the boys discussing The Batman trailer (and Nightwing too), pondering travel as it relates to happiness (Eiffel Tower who?), and dissing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (come at us).-

    Who are we?

    Darren is fully invested in a future of cinematography and directing. He is a driven entrepreneur seeking to unite creatives through his initiatives such as the Cinema Society of Binghamton and the "Self-Made" Speaker series. He and Mike currently co-host the "Action Filmmaking Decoded" podcast where they break down action films with big names in the industry.

    Richard is passionate about the future of technology in marketing, spending his free time honing his skills of photography, cinematography, and more. He enjoys discovering the diverse ways that society is inexplicably connected.

    Mike is the orchestrator of stories, having written AM Production's latest short "Model." He studied Political Science & Physics all in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the world around him.

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    Follow Us on our Socials: Website, Instagram, Facebook

    IG:

    Darren - @dtunguy

    Richard - @richiechowchow

    Mike - @artistmessina

    • 56 min

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