The Indy Mogul Podcast brings you honest, thoughtful discussions with expert filmmakers every week. Hosted by indie filmmaker and Aputure's Ted Sim
Day In The Life of a Hollywood Gaffer with Harold Skinner
Have you ever wondered what work goes inside your favorite movies and YouTube videos? Joining us is Harold Skinner, the gaffer for Fight Club, Interstellar, and so many other classics! This episode is a little different because this is the entire YouTube breakdown, uncut for your Behind-The-Scenes curiosity.
We broke down these scenes:
1. The Social Network, the beginning breakup scene.
2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, "I want you to catch a killer of women."
3. Interstellar, Miller's planet
Deep Dive into RED Cameras with Dave Maze
Since 2005, RED has become the dark horse of the film industry, promising insanely high resolutions and frame rates that will hold up to any camera system from ARRI to Canon to Sony. Their new RED Komodo shows the promise of a high quality 6K sensor for under $10,000, unheard of by any cinema camera brand. But how did they get this way? What were some of the steps that took them from Silicon Valley startup to near-cultish camera empire?
Find Yourself & Ask The Right Questions with Gaffer Andy Lowe
Finding yourself in the world of filmmaking is often an exciting adventure, then met with questions and trials. But those who stand the test of time will know it's meant for them. Today, Andy Lowe, the chief electrician for works such as Paddington and The Crown, talks with us about his experience on the sci-fi set of Annihilation. He also talks about his journey into becoming a gaffer and how he never felt the call to cinematography; in fact, he felt a greater call to lighting and gaffing.
How a Hobby Turns Into Hollywood Work with Ian Phillips
Back again with another episode about Production Design. Joining us this time is Ian Phillips, the designer behind TV shows such as Parks and Recreation, Love, and The Good Place. For all of you hobbiest doodlers out there, you might want to listen to this one. Ian started his career pursuing medicine while drawing for fun. Then one thing lead to another and he found himself designing TV show rooms and sets.
Production Design On Any Film Level with Sam Lisenco
You think sound goes unnoticed in film? Production Design will take that up to 11! Join us with Sam Licenso, PD for movies such as Eighth Grade, Uncut Gems and Frances Ha, as we discuss how to modify and build sets to fit all types stories, from independent to professional Hollywood. We also dive into his mindset when designing a set, and how pretty shots may not be correct. You won't want to miss this one.
The Fast Lane into Cinematography with Alex Disenhof
We've all been there. It's that moment when you're working as a receptionist in an office wondering, "When will I have my big shot at making movies?" Cinematographer Alex Disenhof may have a few tips and tricks. From making snow boarding videos, to shorts being seen at SXSW, to landing an agent and joining the union only at the age of 25, Alex has one of the fastest journey's into Hollywood. And this was all from a relationship breakup?
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I love these episodes! Such a great show!
Easily a required listen for filmmakers, video makers, and all around creators
This podcast and the YouTube show are two important pieces of content to consume if you’re a filmmaker, video maker, and all around content creator because he speaks to working professionals of different fields and you can really get insight on their mentality. This is extremely important because you can further establish that the gear does not matter. Your ingenuity and creativity matter most and that is coming from a guy that works for a company that sells gear! Amazing! Simply amazing!
This is one of my favorite filmmaking podcasts! The guests are interesting, the shows are well produced, and it’s always informative and fun.
Plus Ted’s voice is great (in general and for podcasts)