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From interviews with insightful creatives utilizing tech to turn their vision into reality – to info and advice on the latest tech trends and advancements, the OWC Radio Podcast offers unique insights from one of the largest Mac DIY upgrade outfitters on the planet. Hosted by Cirina Catania.

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From interviews with insightful creatives utilizing tech to turn their vision into reality – to info and advice on the latest tech trends and advancements, the OWC Radio Podcast offers unique insights from one of the largest Mac DIY upgrade outfitters on the planet. Hosted by Cirina Catania.

    Steve Douglass – Inspiring A New Generation of Filmmakers

    Steve Douglass – Inspiring A New Generation of Filmmakers

    Steve Douglass is a role model for educators worldwide, as he develops new ways of teaching filmmaking/story telling using mobile filmmaking as a medium for motivation and inspiration. Cirina Catania, OWC Host, spends a lively hour with him and you will certainly be entertained. How does he teach? What does he teach? And what are the results? For one, a coveted first prize at the recent All American High School Film Festival. Steve's efforts are enthusiastically supported by several sponsors, including the folks at Other World Computing (OWC) led by Larry O'Connor, and the team at Apple. Join us. This will be fun!







    For more information about our amazing sponsor, Other World Computing and it's CEO, Larry O'Connor, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time.







    For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com.







    If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, take a moment to review our show, and please tell all your friends about us!







    Links: Steve Douglass at LFHS, Chicago Stories, Cirina Catania, OWC RADiO, MacSales.com, OWCDigital.com

    Behind the Scenes in Post with Foster Boy’s Steve Bannerman

    Behind the Scenes in Post with Foster Boy’s Steve Bannerman

    The movie, Foster Boy, Exec Produced by Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Parris, stars Mathew Modine, Shane Paul McGhie and Louis Gossett Jr. Cirina Catania continues her coverage with part two of her in-depth interviews with the filmmakers. This time, she speaks with Steve Bannerman, CEO of Real by Fake in LA, the company supervising post-production. Cirina has favorited "Foster Boy" on her list of films to watch in the coming weeks. She believes that it is a "sleeper" and will garner attention during the rush to Academy Awards. Listen in and let us know what you think!















    The 2020 movie is released by, Gravitas Ventures, from writer Jay Paul Deratany by director, Youssef Delara.







    It is a gut-wrenching drama about a young prisoner, the victim of abuse in a corrupt foster care system, and the people who try to find justice for him.







    This fascinating interview highlights the post-production behind-the-scenes and gives us a detailed look at how a big movie with a modest budget gets made. And, yes, the company uses OWC equipment.







    Foster Boy was inspired by a real case that planted the seed for the screenplay and merges the many foster care cases that writer Deratany has faced during his legal career.















    Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine) is a high-powered corporate lawyer, estranged from his family and his humanity; Jamal Randolph (Shane Paul McGhie) is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after enduring years of abuse in the corrupt foster care system. If Michael and Jamal can overcome their differences, they may find justice for Jamal and expose the immorality of for-profit foster care.







    “As long as kids keep getting abused in the system, I’m going to keep fighting for them. We need more foster families and more money to be pushed in the right direction," Deratany says.







    In case you missed it, part 1 is found HERE.







    For more information about our sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time.







    For more about our OWC RADiO host, filmmaker, tech maven, and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com.







    If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, rate us, and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas!

    It's (Still) A Wonderful Life. Holiday Wishes from OWC with the Cast of A Christmas Carol.

    It's (Still) A Wonderful Life. Holiday Wishes from OWC with the Cast of A Christmas Carol.

    On this Christmas Eve, 2020, and throughout the coming year, we at OWC RADiO and Other World Computing have a very special wish for you: That you will be happy and surrounded by love. Cirina Catania reminisces about family holidays in the past and Sundance memories with Frank Capra and Jimmy Stewart as she talks about the film, "It's a Wonderful Life. " She also paid a "virtual" visit to the cast of "Christmas Carol" that has been performing in Thousand Oaks for many years! Allison Williams, Debbie Price, Richard Winterstein, Terry Fishman, and Vanessa Sichmeller, are here with us on OWC RADiO!







    Frank Capra, Director; Jimmy Stewart, Star of "It's a Wonderful Life," with Cirina Catania, in the early years of Sundance.







    "A Christmas Carol," is dark this holiday season, but the memories live on, along with hope for next year. The cast tells their story in this episode of OWC RADiO with Host, Cirina Catania.







    Yes, this is the season that makes people nostalgic. But it brings peace and happiness to our hearts.







    This year, all our favorite holiday venues are closed, but we can still come together to share a few moments of friendship and cheer. Charles Dickens would be very proud of us!







    So, for a few minutes, let's enjoy the holiday spirit, give thanks to those who came before us and look towards a bright New Year.







    We are grateful to Larry O'Connor, Jen Soule and all the wonderful folks at OWC who make this show possible. And we are looking forward to a great New Year!















    In This Episode







    * 03:24 - Cirina introduces the cast members of Thousand Oaks Repertory Corporation’s, A Christmas Carol.* 07:06 - Cirina talks about Terry Fishman and Allan Hunt. As the cast's senior members, they have performed 25 straight years.* 15:06 - William Burgos expresses his disappointment about the cancellation of the play. He also shares how the cast developed deeper relationships and were somehow thrown out the window because of the pandemic.* 22:33 - Debbie Price explains how difficult it is for the cast members and crew to go back to reality after the show is finished. They have been so used to spending time together in rehearsals almost every day.* 28:09 - Debbie Price speaks for the whole cast and crew of Thousand Oaks Repertory Corporation, A Christmas Carol. They are hopeful that their industry will soon be able to get back to do what they love doing. 







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    Christmas is almost here, and many of us are thinking about our beloved traditions. For me, an army brat, growing up in Europe, it was always the season to enjoy going to the ballet, or classical concert, musical theater, or play with my family. After Christmas it was most often a trip to a ski resort in Switzerland, Austria or Germany. I grew up, moved to the states and now have children of my own. And when my daughters were little, we would travel back east to visit the Italian family, always leaving time to go into the city to see the Rockettes, enjoy the breathtaking, majestic tree at Rockefeller Center. Eat hot chestnuts and I escaped joyfully albeit a bit clumsily, to holiday music at the rink. On Christmas Eve, we would light a fire, bake cookies, burn our hands making popcorn balls, then play games and the glistening lights of our own colorful tree with both heirloom and homemade decorations. Outside, a nativity scene reminded us of the true meaning of the holiday. And we always hunker down to enjoy family time as we watch the angels rescue George Bailey in a href="https://en.

    For Your consideration: Foster Boy

    For Your consideration: Foster Boy

    'Tis the season to advertise "For Your Consideration," in anticipation of the Oscars. Studios have mega budgets and smaller independent features often can't compete.







    We discovered a hidden movie gem, Foster Boy, within the 2020 movie releases from a well-respected distributor, Gravitas Ventures, and executive producer, Shaquille O'Neal. It is a gut-wrenching drama that highlights the story of a young prisoner, the victim of abuse in a corrupt foster care system, and the people who try to find justice for him. Word of mouth on this film is picking up quickly and it is getting awesome reviews.







    This fascinating interview with host, Cirina Catania, highlights the journey of writer, Jay Paul Deratany, and Steve Bannerman, CEO of Real by FAKE in LA, the company supervising post-production on the film. And, yes, the company uses OWC equipment.







    The film stars, Matthew Modine as lawyer Michael Trainer, Shane Paul McGhie in a dramatic tour-de-force as "Foster Boy" Jamal Randolph, Lex Scott Davis as Keisha, Julie Benz in the role of Pamela and Louis Gossett, Jr., as a memorable Judge. Full cast and credits are available on IMDB.







    For more information about our sponsor, Other World Computing, go to MacSales.com or OWCDigital.com, where you’ll find hardware and software solutions and tutorial videos that will get you up and running in no time.







    For more about our OWC RADiO host, filmmaker, tech maven, and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com.







    If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, rate us, and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas!







    Websites of note:







    FosterBoy.com







    GravitasVentures.com







    On IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4669974/















    In This Episode







    * 00:04 - Cirina introduces writer, Jay Paul Deratany, and post-production executive, Steve Bannerman, from the movie Foster Boy.* 08:39 - Jay talks about Youssef Delara, the director of the film Foster Boy.* 16:37 - Jay explains the portrayal of the positive and negative side of the foster care system in the country.* 23:06 - Steve points out the three main looks of the movie in terms of color grading.* 34:06 - Watch Foster Boy, a pulse-pounding cinematic legal drama that tackles reform and corruption in foster care on iTunes On-Demand, BET +, and other sources.







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    * Harness your passion and creativity in making a masterpiece through filmmaking. Don't hesitate to start something new when inspiration hits you. It might be the next big success.* Form a multi-talented team that can help you produce your vision. Making a film is composed of various skilled individuals, each having their own specific areas of expertise. There are the directors, writers, actors, camerapeople, audio engineers- the list goes on.* Write, review, revise.

    David Kalmusky, working with music greats and advice for young musicians

    David Kalmusky, working with music greats and advice for young musicians

    In this documentary-style interview, David Kalmusky talks with OWC RADiO host, Cirina Catania about his life from his early days as a young boy living and performing with a musical father, to his life today working with the world's greatest musicians, all while living in quarantine during the age of Covid.







    David is a multi-platinum, multiple Billboard #1 charting Nashville based producer, songwriter, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, engineer & mixer, who grew up with a famous musician father. His past and current works include hundreds of artists such as Shawn Mendes, Keith Urban, Megan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Journey, Joe Bonamassa, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, The Sisterhood, Vince Gill, John Oates (From Hall & Oates) Motley Crue, and many, many others, who have asked David to work with them.







    He has also been asked to engineer for some of the top producers making music today, including Jacquire King (Mutemath, James Bay, Kings Of Leon), Glenn Rosenstein (Madonna, U2, Talking Heads, Ziggy Marley), Kevin Shirley (Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin) Rob Fraboni (The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones), Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith)  Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele, One Republic). 







    David co-designed and built Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, with partner Jonathan Cain (The Baby’s, Bad English, Journey) and Engineer Chris Huston (The Who, Led Zeppelin) where Kalmusky and Cain host their world-class tracking room and individual private production rooms.















    Transcript







    This is Cirina Catania with OWC radio, and Patty Mester is on the line with us today. She is president and general manager of WDSE-WRPT in Duluth, Minnesota. Patty and I met recently when we were conducting, thanks to her sponsorship masterclass and filmmaking at the station in Duluth. Patty, tell us exactly what it was.







    Well, it was really exciting for us because it was actually the first workshop or master class associated with the Content Catalyst event. It's more than just an event. But it's an episodic television festival that will be happening here in October. Philip Gilpin, the executive director, has been working in the community to generate not just excited about the event itself, but really to show the community how important it is to honor filmmakers whether they're producers or writers or set designers. I mean, there's so much going on here in the Midwest, and we're really thrilled about the fact that Philip is bringing the festival here because it's an ongoing event, if you will. And part of WDSE and WRPT supporting that is that we're able to commit to doing some workshops alongside Catalyst Content. And this past weekend, like you said, when you were here, it was fantastic. The first thing that we've ever done as an organization, the first thing that's been done in the community around this, and we had 18 people in that workshop, who were from various levels of abilities from brand new people to people who work together for 25 years. And seeing that energy and how people were exposed to creating content in ways that they had never done before was so exciting. And Cirina, the way you brought your experience to it, threading that through those instructions, it was really engaging.







    All of the hard-earned lessons from Hollywood.







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    Don't do what I did. It was fun. I tell you, I was very inspired by everybody in that room. Duluth is an amazing town, and you are bringing something so valuable through a href="https://www.

    Peter Broderick On Doc Distribution, Pt 2 – To Sundance or Not to Sundance

    Peter Broderick On Doc Distribution, Pt 2 – To Sundance or Not to Sundance

    Peter Broderick, Distribution Strategist







    Peter Broderick, one of the world's leading experts on documentary distribution, continues his discussion with OWC Host, Cirina Catania. In this episode, he focuses on FESTIVALS. He explains how, when, where and why you might want to submit to festivals (or not), and gives us a primer on the new hybrid systems, including virtual screenings.







    Peter Broderick consults with independent filmmakers and companies needing to hone their strategies. He helps design and implement customized strategies to maximize revenues, audience, and impact. Read his articles and subscribe to his Distribution Bulletin at www.peterbroderick.com.







    Visit Supercharge Your Distribution for more information on his highly-rated workshops with his partner Keith Ochwat.















    In This Episode







    * 00:09 - Cirina introduces Peter Broderick, formerly with Paradigm Consulting. Peter is one of the world's leading distribution strategists, specializing in the documentary genre.* 03:38 - Peter talks about the film festivals that went virtual. One of them is CPH:DOX, which hosted a successful virtual film festival.* 08:18 - Peter explains how CPH:DOX was able to do screening for 150 films virtually with the company Shift72.* 14:27 - What are some of the advantages of a virtual film festival? How can filmmakers benefit from them?* 19:48 - Did rules and regulations change with the transition from in-person to virtual film festivals? What is a secret screening?* 25:15 - Peter explains why filmmakers may consider not qualifying for Academy Awards in order to help their career.* 30:28 - Cirina and Peter talk about the budget and expenses of submitting films to film festivals.* 32:52 - How to submit a film to Peter? What are the requirements?* 34:30 - Peter advises the ideal length of a film to submit to film festivals.* 37:25 - Visit Peter Broderick's website, peterbroderick.com, to sign-up for their cutting-edge, virtual crash course - Supercharge Your Distribution.







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    As I promised you, This is part two with Peter Broderick, who is our distribution strategist. He's the former president of Paradigm Consulting and a longtime expert on distribution strategies customized to help independent documentary filmmakers maximize their revenues, audience impact and help their career get way off the ground and into the stratosphere. And he's got a long track record with that. Peter, welcome back. Thank you for putting up with us one more time.







    It's great to be back, Cirina. 







    I really enjoyed our last talk. And there was so much information there that as I promised our listeners, I get you back. Festivals have changed, and they are evolving now. So tell us how you feel about using the festival circuit in general for promoting your films?







    Well, let's go back to before there were virtual festivals permitted when we had physical film festivals. For documentary filmmakers, festivals are not essential. They can be helpful, for sure. But a number of films I've worked on that have never gone to a single film festival have been wildly successful. And I think sometimes filmmakers think that festivals are way more powerful than they actually are. With fiction, filmmakers' festivals are more important unless you...

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