Recent Episodes
November 26, 2020
In Part 2 of our conversation with AD extraordinaires David Webb and Jeremy Marks, we talk about casting and blocking background, the importance of experts and technical advisors, and how the AD department...
November 19, 2020
Today on the show we talk about the working relationship between the 1st and 2nd Assistant Directors. We’re excited to have 1st AD David Webb back on the show with us. He was our guest back on episode 2, where he...
November 12, 2020
On today’s episode, we talk with DGA 1st Assistant Director Damian Payne about set safety — specifically the importance of safety meetings and how 1st ADs prepare  and execute them on set. Damian shares insights on...
October 1, 2020
How can you stay organized during production? On set, you’re constantly faced with the challenge of how to simultaneously prepare for tomorrow, wrap out yesterday, and execute what’s being shot today. The 2nd...
September 24, 2020
A production designer heads one of the two largest departments on a production. How do they balance both the creative and managerial aspects of their job? Who are the key people they collaborate with and...
September 17, 2020
“I’m like a wedding planner for commercials,” says our guest Denny Rubianes. He’s a production supervisor who has worked with national brands like Sony, Nike, Peloton, ALL the car brands you can imagine, and...
September 10, 2020
How do you influence crew camaraderie, hire the right people, and set a tone for effective collaboration and problem-solving? Production coordinator Joshua Gonzales (Knives Out, Leave No Trace) talks about the...
September 3, 2020
What does it take to work in the location department? Veteran location manager Mike Fantasia gives expert advice about the creative and logistical aspects of his job — like scouting, budgeting, management...
August 27, 2020
How do you plan and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign? On today’s episode, our guest Marty Lang shares lessons from his own crowdfunding experiences and unpacks the oft-overlooked skills that filmmakers...
August 20, 2020
What does an art department coordinator do? Drawing on her experiences from the frontlines of James Cameron’s Avatar sequels, our guest Sasha De Mello breaks down everything that goes into supporting the...
August 13, 2020
There seem to be countless ways into a career in film production. For those starting out in the business, it can be difficult to determine which path is right for you. Our guest today is a perfect example of one trajectory...
August 6, 2020
Veteran script supervisor Ana Maria Quintana talks about building trust with directors, actors, and department heads. The key, she says, is learning what to say, when to say it, and how to say it. Over...
August 6, 2020
A crash course for planning stunts and action sequences, by stunt master Andy Gill. With stories and insights from Marvel movies, the Fast and Furious franchise, and countless other projects...
July 30, 2020
How do you break in as a young woman DP? Tehillah De Castro talks about coming up through the electric department, the importance of doing spec work, and choosing the right representation...
July 30, 2020
Production stories from the frontlines of The Irishman, Da 5 Bloods, Joker, Into the Wild, Silence, and more. Master 1st AD David Webb talks about how to organize prep, communicate effectively during...
July 30, 2020
What’s the role of the production office in helping a movie run smoothly? Production Coordinator Chris Bryant talks about facilitating communication between the set and the office, supporting...
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