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The Filmback Podcast

The Filmback Podcast is dedicated to striving and thriving filmmakers. You host, Claire Tanner chats with individuals working in the film industry to learn from their journey and to help you further your own success by avoiding mistakes her guests have made. Consider Claire your friend, partner, cheerleader and her guests your mentors. Filmback is short for filmmaker feedback, and that's what Claire's all about. Just think of these episodes like mini master classes. What are you waiting for? Class is in session and there's a lot to learn.
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Jun 14, 2016

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne joins Claire to discuss his documentary Dear Zachary, his love for film, and what he thinks is required for documentary filmmaker to have integrity. 

 

Claire's movie of the week: Learning To Drive

 

Article mentioned about Kinglsey and working with female directors http://www.indiewire.com/2016/06/ben-kingsley-says-women-best-directors-for-male-actors-1201684632/

 

Student Short Film - Fuel 

https://vimeo.com/167433178

 

Congrats to Robert Locke Jones for the award of the grant from Cricket. 

 

The Interview:

 

6:29 Kurt shares where his love for movies was born. 

10:35 Claire  and Kurt talk about how much Kurt is in love with movies and storytelling. 

14:05 Claire asks is Kurt is funny.

15:05 Claire talks about the process of finding your creative voice.

19:35 Kurt talks about rhythm in editing. 

22:08 Claire talks about Ebert's quote "Its not what the movie's about it's how it is about it."

24:50 Claire asks about truth in documentary filmmaking. 

36:55 Kurt talks about how long it took to complete DEAR ZACHARY.

41:08 Claire asks about the responsibility of a documentary filmmaker. 

42:10 Kurt and Claire talk about the shift in the style of documentaries.

48:20 Claire asks Kurt for advice for documentary filmmakers.

50:20 Kurt share a story about a lesson he learned.

55:00 Kurt recommends listeners seeing Sing Street, Nobody's Business.

 

Connect with Kurt:

http://kurtkuenne.com/

 

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Jun 7, 2016

Bill Zahn introduced himself to Claire as in indie filmmaker, she later discovered he'd worked on Men in Black, Pirates of the Caribbean,  Star Wars, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Cars, Toy Story 3 and so much more. Claire was intrigued by the humility of this artist who started out as a teenager making monsters and now works at Pixar. She invited her friend to get behind the mic to share his journey into filmmaking with you. 

 

What Claire is excited about in the world of film:

 

What Claire's watching: 

Hello My Name Is Dorris - now available on VOD.

 

Coming soon:

Dream Dangerously - Neil Gainan documentary avaiable on vimeo July 8th.

http://respectfilms.com/neil-gaiman-documentary/

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/neilgaiman 

Twitter: @GaimanMovie

 

On The Web:

June 2nd Google Doodle Lotte Reiniger's 117th birthday - https://www.google.com/doodles/lotte-reinigers-117th-birthday

 

Behind the scenes of the Google Doodle with Nat and Lo

https://youtu.be/MK1P6RGs6U4

Nat and Lo on Twitter: @natandlo

 

The Interview With Bill Zahn:

 

8:32 Bill shares that Loony Toons shaped his sense of humor and inspired him to play and create characters. 

 

10:56 Bill tells us about how me managed to teach himself the craft and what it took to break into the business.

 

13:30 Claire asks if Bill wishes he'd gone to film school.

 

15:48 Bill talks about moving to Hollywood after getting a next-day interview with $60 to his name.

 

18:35 Claire asks about how Bill's work differs on big and small projects.

 

22:25 Claire talks about being moved to tears by the set design at a high school play.

 

23:20 Bill tells a story about seeing The Incredibles with his friend Paul and how the movie moved them.

 

25:45 Claire doesn't understand what special effects always means but she's glad that it's there to add to the movie magic. 

 

26:56 Bill talks about how he got to work at Pixar.

 

30:03 Claire asks what working at Pixar, a playground is really like.

 

31:51 Bill talks about the people who are working at Pixar being the "Pixar magic." 

 

34:20 Bill observes that it's the people who are working while others are distracted or goofing off who do well and move forward. 

 

34:50 Claire asks Bill about imposter syndrome. 

 

36:28 "Half of it is your work, and half of it is how good you are at working." 

 

37:07 Claire asks about what Bill does in the character department at Pixar. 

 

40:00 Claire asks about how artists are picked for films at Pixar.

 

41:10 The average Pixar film takes about 5 years to finish. 

 

42:10 Listener question - Lynn asks about how it feels when what you've worked on doesn't even make it into the movie.

 

43:48 Claire asks about humility with great success. 

 

46:40 Claire talks about hard work increasing luck.

 

49:06 Claire asks Bill if he thinks he's "made it."

 

50:40 Bill and Claire discuss measuring success as getting to keep working. 

 

54: 13 Claire talks to bill about the "Stone Soup" approach in indie filmmaking.     

 

56:23 Bill says "Get to work!" when asked for a piece of advice for aspiring filmmakers. 

 

57:50 Bill talks about his new book.

 

58:50 "You're gonna mess up!" Bill shares a lesson. 

 

60:00 Bill recommends a few resources for filmmakers

http://www.videocopilot.net

http://www.wordplayer.com

http://everyframeapainting.tumblr.com

 

Bill suggests these films:

Star Wars 

Jaws

The Shining 

The Man Who Would Be King

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Groundhog Day  

 

Connect with Bill at

www.billzahn.com

 

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May 31, 2016

This week Claire talks with director Mark Freiberger about his journey from film school, directing features in his early 20s, to winning the Crash the Super Bowl Doritos Commercial Contest, and how he's positioning himself to make the movies he really wants to.

6:30 Mark shares why he decided to pursue directing instead of acting.

7:50 Claire observes there are benefits to being an extra on set despite being "human furniture." 

9:28 Claire asks Mark about how his parents reacted when he told them he wanted to work in movies for a living

10:35 Mark shares a story about how he got his first camera. 

12:32 Mark talked about why he chose to stay in his home state to study film.

14:40 Claire and Mark talk about how small the world is, especially in film, and note they have friends in common.

16:20 Claire is curious is Mark is just ambitious or if he is crazy for having made a feature film straight out of film school.

20:45 Mark shares how to balance helping friends with their projects and when it's time to get out there and make you own things. 

23:23 Claire admits she's very skinny and LOVES food. She talks about how food rarely changes your life - but for Mark, a bag of chips opened doors that had been closed before. 

41:55 Do you get a truck load of chips when your Doritos commercial gets aired during the Super Bowl?

43:15 What would you pick if you had to decide between a million dollars or the chance to work with Michael Bay for three months?

43:50 Claire asks about that time when the attention starts to die down and you have to keep earning your place in the spotlight.

50:07 Mark has said "If you're not in love with it, don't do it. There are other ways to make money that are much less stressful." Mark talks about the love needed to keep working in the film industry. 

51:00 Every time you slow down, there is always some one ready to beat you, and speed past you. 

55:24 Mark shares an embarrassing story.

57:54 Mark recommends 

Books:
Save The Cat, Blake Snyder
Screenwriting, Syd Fields
The Visual Story, Bruce Block 


Films:
The Shawshank Redemption
Being There

 

Connect with Mark:
Twitter:@RealFreiburger
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May 4, 2016

Claire Tanner explains where the show has been and what to expect moving forward.

 

You can connect with us on 

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Connect with Claire

clairetanner.com

Twitter: @filmbackclaire

 

Connect with Cory

Twitter: @filmbackcory

Mar 4, 2016

In episode 40.5 we’re joined by Leah Meyerhoff. Leah Meyerhoff's debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS premiered in competition at SXSW 2014 and continues to travel the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She has been shortlisted for the Student Academy Awards and Gotham Awards and received high profile grants from IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Leah was one of eight filmmakers chosen to participate in IFP's Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs and one of ten filmmakers chosen to participate in the Emerging Visions program at the New York Film Festival. She was also one of eight filmmakers chosen to participate in the Tribeca All Access Labs and was recently honored with the Adrienne Shelly Director's Award. She has been featured in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times and starred on the docudrama Film School on IFC. She holds a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University and is a Dean's Fellow in Graduate Film at NYU.

 

Website: http://www.leahmeyerhoff.com

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/leahland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahmeyerhoff

Film Fatales: http://www.filmfatales.org/

 

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Mar 1, 2016

In episode 40 we’re joined by Leah Meyerhoff. Leah Meyerhoff's debut feature film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS premiered in competition at SXSW 2014 and continues to travel the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards, and aired on IFC, PBS, LOGO and MTV. She has been shortlisted for the Student Academy Awards and Gotham Awards and received high profile grants from IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Leah was one of eight filmmakers chosen to participate in IFP's Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs and one of ten filmmakers chosen to participate in the Emerging Visions program at the New York Film Festival. She was also one of eight filmmakers chosen to participate in the Tribeca All Access Labs and was recently honored with the Adrienne Shelly Director's Award. She has been featured in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times and starred on the docudrama Film School on IFC. She holds a BA in Art-Semiotics from Brown University and is a Dean's Fellow in Graduate Film at NYU.

 

Website: http://www.leahmeyerhoff.com

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/leahland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/leahmeyerhoff

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Feb 26, 2016

Check out the bonus round with Matt Dellapina. Matt is an actor both on stage and screen, a writer, a producer, and a musician, Matt is here to share his story and how hard work, and dedication is paving the way to his success these days.

Matt’s Website – http://www.mattdellapina.com/

Follow Matt on Twitter – https://twitter.com/mattdellapina

These Hopeless Savages – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thesehopelesssavages

 

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Feb 23, 2016

In episode 39 we’re joined by Matt Dellapina. Matt is an actor both on stage and screen, a writer, a producer, and a musician, Matt is here to share his story and how hard work, and dedication is paving the way to his success these days.

 

Matt’s Website - http://www.mattdellapina.com/

Follow Matt on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattdellapina

These Hopeless Savages - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thesehopelesssavages

 

Check out Audible and get a 30 day free trial and audiobook at www.filmback.tv/audible

 

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Feb 19, 2016

Welcome to the bonus round with Brad Russell, listen to his embarrassing story, and be sure to go back and listen to the full episode!


Washington West Film Featival: wwfilmfest.com
Twitter: @wwfilmfest

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Feb 16, 2016

Brad Russell couldn't find the type of film festival that he wanted to go to, so he came up with the crazy idea to start one. He is the founder of the Washington West Film Festival, going on its fifth year.

Washington West Film Featival: wwfilmfest.com

Twitter: @wwfilmfest

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Feb 12, 2016

We're excited to share the episode 37 Bonus Round with Adrian Correia. You can check out his website.

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Feb 10, 2016

We're excited to share episode 37 with Adrian Correia. You can check out his website.

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Feb 2, 2016

We're excited to share Nick Gonda with you on Episode 36.

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Jan 29, 2016

Welcome to this week’s bonus episode with Annette Haywood-Carter.

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Jan 26, 2016

We're excited to shareAnnette Haywood-Carter's story with you in this week's episode.

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Jan 22, 2016

Welcome to the Bonus Round with Robert Jones.

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Jan 19, 2016

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Jan 15, 2016

Welcome back filmmakers, we’re excited to have the director of Showrunners join us for our first bonus episode after the holiday break!

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Jan 12, 2016

Welcome back filmmakers, we're excited to have the director of Showrunners join us for our first episode after the holiday break!

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Nov 17, 2015

We’re proud to have this episode sponsored by EditStock.com - check out their website and be sure to use the coupon code “filmback” to save on your purchase. Check out Audible and get a 30 day free trial and audiobook at filmback.tv/audible.

 

Connect with Don: http://ktffilms.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamdonhardy

 

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Nov 13, 2015

We’re proud to have this episode sponsored by EditStock.com - check out their website and be sure to use the coupon code “filmback” to save on your purchase. Check out Audible and get a 30 day free trial and audiobook at filmback.tv/audible.

 

Connect with MacKenzie: http://www.mackenziemeehan.com/

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Nov 10, 2015

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Nov 3, 2015

We’re proud to have this episode sponsored by EditStock.com - check out their website and be sure to use the coupon code “filmback” to save on your purchase. Check out Audible and get a 30 day free trial and audiobook at filmback.tv/audible.

Connect with LaKeisha Flemming: https://www.facebook.com/22Vision/

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