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Ep. 27: David Lawrence - Composer

Ep. 27: David Lawrence - Composer

Thanks to David Lawrence's impressive musical pedigree, the successful composer can include "being around Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra" on his list of the many life-altering experiences he had growing up as the son of legendary entertainers, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé.  

Lawrence sat down with Cinematic Immunity and discussed his greatest influences, his artistic process, the nuts and bolts of being a film & television composer, working successfully with extreme time-tables, and the creative tug-of-war between directors and studios. From adding hairpins on the strings, to subtracting that repeating drum loop, it's an introduction into a whole new area of the filmmaking process that you won't want to miss! 

Special thanks to Pancho Burgos-Goizueta, for his help in welcoming David Lawrence to the Cinematic Immunity podcast!

Ep. 22: Thomas Ethan Harris - Film Festival Consultant

Ep. 22: Thomas Ethan Harris - Film Festival Consultant

Thomas Ethan Harris and certain members of the Cinematic Immunity team may not see eye to eye on what constitutes a "good" epic space-opera of the late 1970s... but all was eventually forgiven thanks to Harris' incredible insights into the exciting world of film festivals and how independent filmmakers can achieve success in it.

In our interview with film consultant and co-founder of the Los Angeles Film Festival (L.A.F.F.), Thomas Ethan Harris, we learn what happens during the festival selection process, what you can do to help your film before and after it's accepted, and the important but often-overlooked details that make the great films stand out from all the rest.  We also discuss some of the movies Harris had a larger involvement in - such as the groundbreaking 1999 indie hit, "The Blair Witch Project" - and what he's learned from sitting through tens of thousands of short and feature-film submissions over the years. And, yes, we get his expert opinion on that classic movie about a galaxy far, far away...

Ep. 10: Bruce Logan - Cinematographer part 2

Ep. 10: Bruce Logan - Cinematographer part 2

Is Bruce actually a British Spy here to steal our laser technology? Did he try to blackout Burbank on purpose during Tron, twice? Is using a computer to make movies cheating? (It was in 1981, according to the Academy) We try to find out why they don't let guys like us play with tons of napalm anymore. Plus, we chat about Blade Runner, why DIT is a misnomer and Airplane! Bruce talks about us why you shouldn't waste your money on film school and we talk about our favorite scenes from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas!

Ep. 9: Bruce Logan - Cinematographer Part 1

Ep. 9: Bruce Logan - Cinematographer Part 1

We sit down with Bruce Logan, A.S.C. as he shares with us some of the best stories from some of our favorite movies including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and Tron. Check out part 1 of Cinematic Immunity's latest podcast.  Check out the rest at www.cinematicimmunitycast.com