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Good Fast AND Cheap

Good Fast AND Cheap

Randy Turrow discusses the 4 things a big budget movie needs to be successful, we talk about health and how the business can be hard on the body and we dissect the old concept of the production triangle; good, fast and cheap.

Creating the Community

Creating the Community

Kimberley has been running Hollywood Shorts  for 18 years.  Hollywood Shorts is a festival series that has given many young film makers a chance to have their works viewed and supported.  But not only does she run this festival series but she has screened and supported programming for nearly every major festival in America.

Grist for the Digital Mill

Grist for the Digital Mill

On this week's show, we air the first half of our interview with Mark Weingartner, Visual Effects Director of Photography, who came down to the studio and took the time to explain some of the most complex visual effects sequences and talk about his experiences that led him to be one of the leading Visual Effects Supervisors in Hollywood.  We talk about how to make "grist for the digital mill" and the distinction between visual effects and practical effects and we discovered that sometimes, talking about guilty movie pleasures can be more fun than talking about the big shows as we loop back around three times to Under Siege!

How do we Make Better Movie Babies?

How do we Make Better Movie Babies?

Hey everyone, 

First off, here’s to all the mom’s out there. Anyone lucky enough to have a great mom out there hopefully took the time to let them know. Second, thanks to all of you out there that took the time to listen to the first episode of our brand new season last week, episode #35: Christopher Lee Warren – Visual Effects Cinematographer. We hope that you enjoyed it and stayed through all the way to the end for that last little joke with Bryan and I. That episode was recorded nearly two years ago. Shortly after this epside, Bryan and I took some downtime to reorganize our lives. Turns out that releasing an episode per week was a lot to manage while trying to jumpstarts one’s own skillset and career. So we put the podcast away for a while , until late last year.

Resolution Independent

Resolution Independent

Happy Thanksgiving, Cinemaniacs! What are you thankful for this year? We here at Cinematic Immunity are grateful for many things: For the wise and witty guests that have sat down with us each week since our first episode back in February, for the generous support of our friends, families and colleagues - including Steve Hopkins, for providing the space to sit down with those guests! - and, of course, we're thankful for our loyal listeners, for subscribing to the podcast and sharing Cinematic Immunity with your friends week after week. Thank you all for helping Cinematic Immunity continue to grow and bring you first-person stories about the art and craft of movie-making! We couldn't do it without you - and we wouldn't want to anyway!

Now, just because we're about to slip into our annual food-comas doesn't mean we're not going to have a brand new episode for you when we wake up in a few days... On Tuesday, we'll bring you an interview with cinematographer and visual effects master, Christopher Warren

Like so many C.I. guests before him, Chris Warren is a third-generation filmmaker. He was, "...born with an Academy Award already in the family," (that of his grandfather, Gene Warren), and grew up experiencing the magic of Hollywood in ways that most of us can only dream of.  In one story you'll hear in episode 35, Chris recalls being a child and asking his father, Gene Warren, Jr., what he was doing. His dad's reply? "We're making boots for Planet of the Apes." 

It isn't hard to understand why Chris says things like, "I love what I do, so I can't wait to get to work," and, "I can't see myself doing anything else."

On Tuesday, whip up a leftover-turkey sandwich, grab another slice of pumpkin pie, and check back right here for more of Chris Warren's tales of growing up on-set, and get his take on the past, present and future of visual effects and filmmaking.