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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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May 29, 2015

Here’s a bonus round with Britain Valenti, be sure to check out the full episode.

Check out this week's video recommendation with Milton Glaser to get some creative motivation going into your weekend!

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May 26, 2015

Britain Valenti - New Orleans native, Masters of Fine Arts graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, hard worker, quick witted, dream chaser, actress, writer, showrunner…all these words could be used to describe Britain but they would all fall short of expressing who she really is.

 

Her voracious curiosity, tenacious work ethic, and vision for what she can accomplish, continuously move her forward - no matter what the circumstances are. Working jobs as script reviewer providing coverage for television pilots, transcriptionist for the Voice, and running her own web series….`  Instead of looking at the gap between where she is and where she wants to be, she looks at every step as a learning opportunity to grow from and further her career.

 

Britain Valenti is as unique as her name and we are excited to welcome her to the show to learn from her journey as she is pursuing her dreams in Hollywood.

 

Claire references Christopher Nolan’s Following.

 

“Whatever it is, you have to be willing to put in your 30/40 hours a week, and still make time for your stuff.” @BritainVthatsme @filmbacktv

 

Britain’s book recommendation: Games People Play

Britain’s movie recommendation: Popatopolis

 

Interrogation - Web series - YouTube, Facebook

Britain Valenti - Twitter

May 22, 2015

Here’s a bonus round with Misha Tenenbaum, be sure to check out the full episode.

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May 19, 2015

The early films that got Misha into movies were: The Fugitive, Ace Ventura, and Edward Scissorhands.

 

Misha attended film school at Video Symphony. Here’s the article Misha wrote for Mentorless.com.

 

Mentors/Inspiration: Brad Buecker, Mike Sale, and Philip Hodgetts.

 

Misha tells the importance of staying flexible in the industry, sharing the experience of when Final Cut Pro X came out and how the storytelling is the most important aspect for an editor.

 

Misha’s talks about his challenge working on Showtime’s upcoming show, Quarry and working with IPELA and his approach to all the new technology in the industry.

 

AFI Master’s Editing Program and the incredible amount of labor it takes for new editors.

 

Examples of great editing: Battleship Potempkin as discussed in The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

 

Quotes:

“Your 10 thousand hours, no matter how you divide them up, don’t fit into six minutes.” - @filmbackClaire

 

"You don't need to be good at this right now, this moment in time doesn't determine whether you're talented or not" - @EditStock

 

After listening to Misha’s thoughts on Boyhood and Whiplash, check out the movies yourself!

 

Misha reference’s Nathalie from Mentorless and Gizlie’s work!

 

Book Recommendations: The Lean Startup, In the Blink of an Eye, and Save the Cat.

 

Movie Recommendations: Immigration Tango

 

Find Misha online through: editstock.com, Twitter, or Facebook.

 

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May 15, 2015

Here’s a bonus round with Daniel Stilling, be sure to check out the full episode.

This episode is brought to you by EditStock.

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May 12, 2015

This week Cory and Claire welcome cinematographer Daniel Stilling to the show to talk about his incredible journey into filmmaking. We found our time with Daniel to be delightful and are grateful to learn from his story. 

Memorable Moments:

2:26 Talks about the training and knowledge necessary to prepare him for working in the film industry.

4:21 Daniel talks about his transition from working in music to working in tv behind the scenes.

6:08 Daniel talks about those who inspired and encouraged him as mentors along his journey.

7:30 Daniel reflects on how growing up with limited means helped to push him in developing his creative muscles. 

8:37 Daniel remembers the moment he realized he wanted to pursue a career in film.

9:00 Daniel remembers the first time he felt a rush from operating camera and found it so satisfying he wanted to keep doing it.

10:30 Daniel remember seeing Star Wars in a theater so packed he had to sit on the floor.

11:10 We ask what got Daniel from watching movies to making movies.

11:46 "Movies are made for us to escape."

12:10 Cory asks about the first film project Daniel worked on.

13:00 Daniel remembers a valuable lesson he learned on his first job operating camera.

13:37 "The hard part of a steadicam shot isn't what's inside the shot, it's what's outside of it."

14:20 Daniel tell us what brought him to working in the United States. 

15:43 Daniel remarks on his good fortune to be able to find consistent work in his field and didn't have to wait tables or look outside of his field to pay the bills.

16:00 Daniel encourages our listeners to "play well with others"

17:50 Daniel talks about "making it"

"If you have talent and good work ethic you will make it."

19:50 To be professional is to do the best job you can do when you least want to do it. 

22:00 Claire asks about the changes in film over the course of Daniel's career.

24:00 Daniel talks about the artistic vs technical balance a DP should have.

25:39 Daniel talks about the need for trust in a relationship between the DP and the director.

26:00 Claire asks about the rewards of working as a camera operator.

26:25 Cory asks about working on THE MARTIAN.

27:20 Daniel tells us the importance of knowing the technical aspects of your job.

2915: Daniel talks about the need for crew members to know a little about each of the other crew members' job in order to work with them better.

31:10 Daniel shares with us how developing other skills outside of film have helped him to get ahead.

33:40 Cory asks about how Daniel keeps up with the changes in the film industry.

34:20 Daniel tells us what's next for him after he gets home from his vacation.

35:40 Daniel talks about how he learned about about film from watching a lot of different kinds of movies.

37:00 Daniel talks about his love for Kaminski and other cinematographers.

38:50 Daniel encourages our filmmakers to work hard and to learn as much as possible.

Connect with Dainel:
Website: http://www.danieldp.com
Twitter: @DanStilling

Connect with the show:

Twitter: @filmbacktv

Instagram: @filmbacktv

Facebook: facebook.com/filmbacktv

Website: filmback.tv


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May 8, 2015

 

Bonus Round with Seth and China Kent 

 

China shares a funny story about answering the door in a pink bunny suit minus the bunny ears.

Seth shares a lesson learned about priorities in life and how to protect and preserve those.

Be sure to go back and listen to the full episode with Seth and China if you missed it before.

Connect with China and Seth:
facebook:facebook.com/ChinaKentMusic
twitter: @finechinakent
website: http://www.chinakent.com

Connect with the show:

Twitter: @filmbacktv

Instagram: @filmbacktv

Facebook: facebook.com/filmbacktv

Website: filmback.tv

 


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May 5, 2015

This week Claire and Cory welcome Seth and China Kent to the show. Seth and China are personal friends of Claire's who just happen to have made music for popular movies like BRICK and BROTHERS BLOOM. Join us as we explore what it's like to make music for films and how they keep a creative marriage together. 

2:06 Seth shares how growing up as a missionary kid led him to music and eventually film.

5:25 Cory asks about Seth's family affording "creative space" while he was growing up.

6:44 Seth shares that playing with shortwave radios helped inspire his love for sound from a technical perspective.

8:35 Cory asks Seth about odd jobs he worked to allow him to pursue his dreams of becoming a musician.

9:50 Seth notes that working odd jobs outside of his creative endeavors helped him to be better at his art in some unexpected ways.

11:12 Seth talks about the tricky balance of "real life" and pursuing a dream.

12:08 China talks about balancing skill/technique and creativity/inspiration  

13:30 China tells us the reason she fell in love with Seth was the way he turned the pages for her when she was playing piano.

15:50 China reflects on the generosity of her parents to provide music lessons early in her life.

16:45 China talks about music that inspired her early on.

19:50 Claire asks if China ever wanted to quit music.

22:30 China talks about what pulled her back to music every time she wanted to leave.

23:40 Cory talks about how Seth and China manage a creative marriage.

26:30 China and Seth remember when their romantic relationship developed into a creative relationship.

27:30 China explains Seth's nickname

29:00 China remembers meeting Seth through Nathan Johnson during a show.

31:42 Seth and China talk about working with sound designer Nathan Johnson on the film BRICK and BROTHERS BLOOM.

34:35 Seth remarks on how limitations can challenge and help develop your creative skill.

36:00 Claire remembers the sounds from BRICK.

36:54 China speaks to how musicians decide to assign particular instruments to character to help further the story.

40:25 China and Seth remember the Cinematic Underground.

43:00 Seth and China speak to how they deal with successes and disappointments.

45:00 Claire remembers the quote "Comparison is the thief of joy."   

47:00 Seth encourages our listeners to remember they have a place at the table, and only you can be you.

50:17 Cory asks China and Seth what books they'd like to recommend to our listeners.

50:45 China and Seth make film recommendations for our listeners.

54:40 Seth and China discuss their new album and where you can connect with them.

Connect with China and Seth:
facebook:facebook.com/ChinaKentMusic
twitter: @finechinakent
website: http://www.chinakent.com

Connect with the show:

Twitter: @filmbacktv

Instagram: @filmbacktv

Facebook: facebook.com/filmbacktv

Website: filmback.tv


**To stay unto date with the latest episodes be sure to subscribe to the show. And if you like what you've been hearing, we'd love it if you'd take a moment to rate and review us. Thanks so much for listening...until next time!**
 

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