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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. 

Post Synchronisation

Post Synchronisation

On the next episode of Cinematic Immunity, we bring you part two of our interview with post-production supervisor, editor, writer and director Dan McMellen.  

This time we'll get into the more technical side of the post-production process, talking in depth about editing technique and theory, the gear and equipment used, and the role of Digital Imaging Technicians and Digital Downloaders.  Dan also shares a few valuable lessons learned from renowned editor and author, Walter Murch.

Check back on Tuesday for part two of our interview with Dan McMellen.  And don't forget that you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, listen on SoundCloud and Stitcher, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and even tell people face to face about how much you love Cinematic Immunity!

Have a great weekend, everybody!

Sequential Frame

Sequential Frame

Part two of our interview with the great Billy Badalato, Jr., is just a few short days away! 

These are just a few of the things you'll hear in part two: Questionable John Woo impersonations, what it's like shooting on a moving train from a moving helicopter, who wins a budgets-vs.-creative battle in the studio system - or budgets and efficiency vs. safety - how our guest climbed the ladder in production, the answers to questions like Why are we still waiting to shoot? Why are studios the way they are? What goes into the machinery of studio financing? ...and how Billy knew he had finally made it in the business when no one would sit with him at lunch.  All that, and more, this Tuesday on Cinematic Immunity!

"If No One Notices, You're Doing Something Right"

"If No One Notices, You're Doing Something Right"

“You should know everything you need to about a character before they open their mouths and say a word, and you should know it from the costume, the hair and the makeup.” - Karyn Wagner, costume designer.

Next week on Cinematic Immunity, learn all about the art and craft of designing meaningful costumes for film and television from creative and talented costume designer Karyn Wagner, whose work includes The Green Mile, Friday Night Lights, The Notebook, Lovelace, The Majestic, and much more.  

Check back Tuesday to hear our interview with Karyn Wagner on the Cinematic Immunity podcast.

Painting Pictures with Music

Painting Pictures with Music

David Lawrence scored High School Musical 1, 2 & 3, American Pie 1 & 2, Van Wilder and a ton of other films and television series and has been doing so for a very long time. Learn his story and get ready for Tuesday's episode of Cinematic Immunity with David Lawrence.