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!
On this episode of Cinematic Immunity, our guest is the amazing Libby Ward @sneakyvarmint. She is currently writing for “Scooby Doo” and has a short film in festivals titled “The Audition” with Simpsons director Mark Kirkland. This week in the studio, we talk about Alice in Wonderland, Clara Bow and Girl Power in Hollywood. We also talk about being in the writers room and some of the early steps of being a working writer and an Improv Comedian. Check out Libby’s site and more about her work at http://www.sneakyvarmint.com/. Or you can check out her amazing podcast that strikes the same chord as ours; Occupassionate is about people who are passionate about whatever it is that they do. Check out some of Libby Ward’s other work at#Occupationate or Occupationate.com.
Cinematographer James Neihouse, A.S.C. joins us to discuss his latest work, "A Beautiful Planet" - a documentary shot on the International Space Station that leaves you speechless, transfixed and downright inspired. James Neihouse strategically trained the astronauts how to use and troubleshoot an IMAX 70mm and then piloted them through any problems they encountered from ground control. Impressive? Listen to this week's episode to learn more.
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.
After a long hiatus, Cinematic Immunity launches for another round of great interviews and brand new content. This year, we tackle independent film distribution and sales, VFX in the modern world and a host of other topics as we continue to sit down with entertainment veterans from across the range of crafts that work in the entertainment industry.
Starting this Thursday, May 5th, Cinqo de Mayo, we are releasing a brand new episode, picking up where we left off with Visual Effects Cinematographer Christopher Lee Warren. We recorded this interview with the intention of releasing it nearly two years ago and are excited to bring you a blast from the past. Louis and Bryan will be back the following week to check in and catch everyone up with something brand new.
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