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A new kind of YouTube show and podcast where we help prep actors, writers and directors with the help of well-known filmmakers and gurus!

Prep Show Hollywood Camera Work

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A new kind of YouTube show and podcast where we help prep actors, writers and directors with the help of well-known filmmakers and gurus!

    US Actor Learns Scottish Accent

    US Actor Learns Scottish Accent

    Accent Coach Sarah Valentine works with US actor Zach Meiser to learn a Scottish accent for a scene. How hard can it be?

     

    We’re doing more of these accent coaching episodes. If you’re an actor and want to learn a particular accent, get in touch and we’ll do it on the show! https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

     

    SHOW LINKS

     

    Sarah Valentine: https://actorsaccentcoach.com/

    Sarah Valentine IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1208516/

    Zach Meiser (Helen Wells Agency): http://www.helenwellsagency.com/

    Zach Meiser IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10010297/

    Zach Meiser Actors Access: https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/Zacharythomasmeiser

    Zach Meiser Backstage: https://www.backstage.com/tal/zachary-meiser/

     

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

     

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa

     

    CONNECT:

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera

    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Camera Blocking A Christmas Movie - Ari Golan - Nigel Levy

    Camera Blocking A Christmas Movie - Ari Golan - Nigel Levy

    On this episode of Prep Show, we help Director Ari Golan with the camera blocking on a Hallmark-type Christmas movie he’s in the middle of directing. Guests Ari Golan and Nigel Levy (Netflix, BBC, National Geographic).

     

    Do you need help with camera blocking and want to be on the show? Get in touch! https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

     

    SHOW LINKS

     

    Ari Golan / Atomic Imaging Studios: https://www.atomicimaging.com

    Nigel Levy IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1383080/

    The Doc Fix: http://www.thedocfix.com/

    Leviathan Films: http://www.leviathan-films.co.uk/

     

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

     

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa

     

    CONNECT:

     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera

    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    William Shatner vs. Bad Director: Who's Right? - Nigel Levy - Webb Pickersgill

    William Shatner vs. Bad Director: Who's Right? - Nigel Levy - Webb Pickersgill

    On this episode of Prep Show, William Shatner and a director get into a kerfuffle. Is Shatner being a primadonna? Is the director clueless? So much to unpack! Guests Nigel Levy and Webb Pickersgill.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Nigel Levy IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1383080/

    Webb Pickersgill IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2167546/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    The Doc Fix: http://www.thedocfix.com/

    Leviathan Films: http://www.leviathan-films.co.uk/

    Deck Nine Games: http://deckninegames.com/

     

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa

     

    CONNECT:

    Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera

    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Fixing The Acting Interrogation Scene - Robert Riechel - Rika Hammen

    Fixing The Acting Interrogation Scene - Robert Riechel - Rika Hammen

    We try to fix the acting/directing in an interrogation scene from a film competition. It shows all the signs of being shot too quickly. The characters are unclear, and there’s some weird logic in the scene where the characters are having private conversations for all to hear. Joining us are actor Robert Riechel and director Rika Yasul Hammen.

    Full Episode: https://youtu.be/M3qBFc5b6dY

     

    SHOW LINKS

    "Just Cops" Short Film: https://youtu.be/wkwJXaFZ-_0?t=156

    "Just Cops" transcript of scene: https://www.dropbox.com/s/toj9jzvnq5obk41/Just%20Cops.pdf?dl=0

    Robert Riechel IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5830123/

    Rika Yasui Hammen IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4064380/

     

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/M3qBFc5b6dY

    Indie Film Hustle TV: https://www.indiefilmhustle.tv

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa

    Download MP3 Audio: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2h4hsz/Prep_Show_Fixing_Interrogation_Scene_Acting_-_Robert_Riechel_-_Rika_Hammen_19kca2.mp3

     

    CONNECT:

    Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera

    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

     

    EPISODE OUTLINE:

    0:00 - Intro

    1:12 - Welcome Robert and Rika

    2:07 - Watching the scene

    3:16 - Robert's first thoughts

    7:34 - Rika's first thoughts

    9:12 - The suspect's choice

    10:29 - Weird blocking

    14:31 - Framing the cops

    16:15 - Direction for the older cop

    17:53 - Shooting quickly

    18:17 - Summarizing so far

    18:59 - Too open and available

    20:18 - Relationship between the cops

    24:23 - Conversation with suspect

    28:24 - Letting it breathe

    30:57 - Power on screen

    34:17 - Criticizing without shame

    37:57 - When it's not working

    44:25 - Self-control as a director

    48:13 - Production affecting the acting

    54:27 - Doing the exercise

    55:28 - Experimental attitude

    57:30 - Pressure on a TV show

    59:09 - Different location?

    1:00:43 - This is difficult

    1:01:18 - Bombing as a actor?

    1:02:18 - Not trusting the director

    1:04:28 - Wrapping up

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Camera Blocking With NCIS Director - Mark Horowitz - Nikhil Kamkolkar

    Camera Blocking With NCIS Director - Mark Horowitz - Nikhil Kamkolkar

    NCIS Executive Producer/Director Mark Horowitz help us with the camera blocking on a dramatic scene by Nikhil Kamkolkar. Mark shows how to properly understand the characters before designing the camera work, resulting in deeper and more meaningful camera angles. Nikhil Kamkolkar is a New York-based Director behind films such as Leaving Priyanka and Indian Cowboy. Mark previously produced Doogie Howser, M.D. and JAG.

     

    Full Episode: https://youtu.be/j96FsbvepmQ

     

    EPISODE LINKS

     

    Download Script PDF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mswgpyj9kjz9hab/Holden-SceneBlocking-Extract.pdf?dl=0

    Download Initial Storyboards: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4gjww6e5u62o6tw/HOLDEN%20-%20Blocking%20and%20Framing%20Ideas.pdf?dl=0

    Mark Horowitz IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395317/

    Nikhil Kamkolkar IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004667/

     

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

     

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/j96FsbvepmQ

    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa

    Download MP3 Audio: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ywe4u4/prep_show_camera_blocking_with_ncis_director_mark_horowitz_nikhil_kamkolkar9l08c.mp3

     

    CONNECT:

     

    Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera

    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

     

    EPISODE OUTLINE:

     

    0:00 - Intro

    2:11 - Hello Mark and Nikhil

    3:06 - Mark's approach

    4:46 - Explaining the scene

    5:37 - Reveal the big reveal?

    7:37 - Mark's process

    11:29 - What character can be physically expressed?

    13:17 - Character movement

    17:40 - Jane's journey

    20:01 - Framing the characters

    22:24 - Jane's motivation/emotion

    25:48 - Holden's motivation/emotion

    27:33 - Something major happens

    29:21 - High or low ambition?

    35:44 - Quick geography

    40:55 - Scene opening

    51:05 - How do they face each other?

    53:42 - Line crosses

    56:00 - First cameras

    1:00:12 - When do they face each other?

    1:03:34 - Returning to the kitchen?

    1:07:33 - New angles on the characters

    1:11:42 - The confrontation

    1:19:53 - Change the side of the line

    1:23:39 - Cross-cutting monologue?

    1:27:27 - Ending reveal

    1:29:58 - Putting in all cameras

    1:50:20 - NCIS question

    1:54:22 - Wrapping up

    1:58:38 - Final thoughts

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Fixing The Acting In Police Drama - Brendan Hughes - Brandon Galatz

    Fixing The Acting In Police Drama - Brendan Hughes - Brandon Galatz

    Amazing directing exercise where we figure out what to say to the actors in a scene that isn’t quite working. The scariest feeling for a film director is dead air in a scene. Everyone can feel it isn’t working, and you don’t know what the problem is or even what to say to the actors. We’re joined by director Brendan Hughes and actor Brandon Galatz as we work through a scene that has promise, but that currently isn’t working. The scene is from a short “Just Cops” from a 168 hour film project.

    Full YouTube Episode: https://youtu.be/Z3RugS1IVpU

    EPISODE LINKS

    Original scene from Just Cops (starts at 1:42): https://youtu.be/wkwJXaFZ-_0?t=102
    Scene Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/s/toj9jzvnq5obk41/Just%20Cops.pdf?dl=0
    Brendan Hughes Dad Jeans Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dad-jeans/id896300180
    Brandon Galatz IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3761258/
    Brandon Galatz Website: http://s.bl-1.com/h/cVlc3fjN?url=https://brandonkgalatz.wixsite.com/bgalatz

    OTHER WAYS TO WATCH/LISTEN:

    Show Website: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z3RugS1IVpU
    Indie Film Hustle TV: https://www.indiefilmhustle.tv
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/prep-show/id1516200606
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/421oliun8XF0NKJulo7UEa
    Download MP3 Audio: https://prepshow.podbean.com/mf/play/oi5712/Prep_Show_Fixing_The_Acting_In_Cop_Drama_-_Brendan_Hughes_-_Brandon_Galatz_9l6yr.mp3

    CONNECT:

    Facebook: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodCameraWork
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HollywoodCamera
    Web: https://www.hollywoodcamerawork.com

    EPISODE OUTLINE:

    0:00 - Intro
    2:09 - Hello Brandon / Brendan
    4:23 - Explaining the exercise
    6:30 - Watching the scene
    7:25 - First thoughts
    11:35 - Where are the beats?
    14:33 - Stressed production
    18:52 - Subtle acting
    21:03 - How to dial back acting
    21:48 - Holding back
    23:16 - Stronger back stories
    25:00 - Why now?
    29:04 - Better beats
    33:47 - Captain's motivation
    34:58 - Too many words, too fast
    38:36 - Handling interruptions
    40:01 - Better listening
    42:51 - Word images
    46:58 - Legitimate obstacles
    51:09 - Slowing the scene down
    55:53 - Captain's logic
    1:00:36 - Marking beats
    1:03:27 - Getting the scene to breathe
    1:16:34 - Balancing camera work and acting
    1:22:59 - Creating silence
    1:28:28 - Wrapping up

    • 1 hr 29 min

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