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Film and Television (Audio)

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Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about the story-telling process as producers, directors, writers and actors discuss their craft.

Latest Episodes

Special Effects: Beetlejuice

A much-abused wig, the ad-libbing of Michael Keaton, and the gender imbalance in 1980s film makeup departments arise in this conversation about Beetlejuice (1988) between award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill and Rachael Ball (Film and Media Studies, UCSB). In this video, Neill shares a series of illuminating and entertaining anecdotes from many of her iconic film projects including Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lost Boys, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35466]

39 MIN2 w ago
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Special Effects: Beetlejuice

Meet John Doe Discussion with Victoria Riskin

America’s pre-WWII anxieties, Depression-era economic disparity, and the potential for positive social movements arise in this conversation about Frank Capra (director) and Robert Riskin’s (screenwriter) film Meet John Doe (1941) between author Victoria Riskin (Robert Riskin and Fay Wray: A Hollywood Memoir) and film scholar Charles Wolfe. Riskin and Wolfe discuss the multiple endings shot for the film, and Riskin reads passages from her father’s England-based radio broadcasts amidst the Battle of Britain. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35397]

39 MIN2 w ago
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Meet John Doe Discussion with Victoria Riskin

Script to Screen: Bombshell

The difficulty of restaging real world trauma on a film set, the challenge of character development based on individuals with non-disclosure agreements, and the power of women speaking truth to power all arise in this conversation about Bombshell (2019) between director Jay Roach and Pollock Theater director Matt Ryan. In this video, Roach discusses the amazing reaction of the cast and crew of Bombshell after the films initial studio backer pulled out weeks before production was set to start. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35410]

56 MIN2019 DEC 19
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Script to Screen: Bombshell

Special Effects: They Shall Not Grow Old

Advances in film restoration technology, the challenges of matching black and white footage with shades of military khaki, and the depth of Peter Jackson’s passion for all things World War I arise in this conversation about They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) between assistant editor Elliot Travers and Ross Melnick (Film and Media Studies, UCSB). Travers describes the convoluted path the film took from its initial conception as a 30-minute museum commission for England’s Imperial War Museum to an internationally-distributed feature-length film. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35411]

41 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Special Effects: They Shall Not Grow Old

Special Effects: Russian Doll

Preproduction collaboration on spatial design and character development, the value of bending rules in a supernatural narrative, and the potential for on-set innovation all arise in this freewheeling discussion about the critically-acclaimed Netflix series Russian Doll between production designer Michael Bricker and Carsey-Wolf Center assistant director Wesley Jacks. In the video, Bricker talks hidden easter eggs in set construction and the joy of finding the right construction material at the right moment. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35396]

44 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Special Effects: Russian Doll

People's Republic of Desire with Hao Wu

The pursuit of fame, changes in China’s youth culture, and the gift economies of live-streaming are explored in this lively conversation between director Hao Wu and Hangping Xu (UC Santa Barbara). Hao vividly compares internet fandom in the US and China and reveals how the lives of the documentary subjects’ has changed since the release of the film. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35343]

34 MIN2019 NOV 28
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People's Republic of Desire with Hao Wu

This is Not a Film - Exploration of Jafar Panahi’s Documentary

The isolation of house arrest, film as a tool for political expression, and the serpentine nature of Iranian cinema all arise in this thoughtful conversation about Jafar Panahi’s documentary, This is Not a Film (2011) between Anna Brusutti (UCSB) and Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University). Naficy and Brusutti’s wide-ranging discussion explores the wit and creativity of the film, the state of Iranian filmmaking, and the importance of cinema to engage entrenched political power. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35342]

44 MIN2019 NOV 21
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This is Not a Film - Exploration of Jafar Panahi’s Documentary

Knock Down the House with Filmmaker Sarah Olsen

The difficulties of low-budget documentary filmmaking, strategies for first-time political candidates, and the importance of new voices in Congress all arise in this inspiring conversation between producer Sarah Olson, documentary subject (and Missouri congressional candidate) Cori Bush, and Emily Zinn (UC Santa Barbara). In the video, Olsen and Bush share the remarkable energy that arose from a group of insurgents who ran for US Congress against incumbents in 2018. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35341]

43 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Knock Down the House with Filmmaker Sarah Olsen

Special Effects: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The benefits of set fires, the strenuous work of puppetry on film, and the magic of practical film effects are all explored in this energetic discussion between The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance director Louis Leterrier and Carsey-Wolf Center associate director Emily Zinn. The two explore the strengths and challenges of working with puppets and practical effects while reviving the magical world of Jim Henson’s classic. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35328]

52 MIN2019 NOV 20
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Special Effects: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Special Effects: The Wizard Of Oz

Dangerous stunts, actor injuries, how to build a twister, and the technicolor production process all arise in this bright and deep conversation about The Wizard of Oz (1939) between UW Milwaukee professor Jocelyn Sczepaniak-Gillece and graduate student Hannah Garibaldi. Professor Sczepaniak-Gillece introduces and describes the gradual formation of the film’s enduring legacy as a nostalgic, family television tradition after its initial box-office disappointment. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35326]

42 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
Special Effects: The Wizard Of Oz

Latest Episodes

Special Effects: Beetlejuice

A much-abused wig, the ad-libbing of Michael Keaton, and the gender imbalance in 1980s film makeup departments arise in this conversation about Beetlejuice (1988) between award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill and Rachael Ball (Film and Media Studies, UCSB). In this video, Neill shares a series of illuminating and entertaining anecdotes from many of her iconic film projects including Mrs. Doubtfire, The Lost Boys, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35466]

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Special Effects: Beetlejuice

Meet John Doe Discussion with Victoria Riskin

America’s pre-WWII anxieties, Depression-era economic disparity, and the potential for positive social movements arise in this conversation about Frank Capra (director) and Robert Riskin’s (screenwriter) film Meet John Doe (1941) between author Victoria Riskin (Robert Riskin and Fay Wray: A Hollywood Memoir) and film scholar Charles Wolfe. Riskin and Wolfe discuss the multiple endings shot for the film, and Riskin reads passages from her father’s England-based radio broadcasts amidst the Battle of Britain. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35397]

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Meet John Doe Discussion with Victoria Riskin

Script to Screen: Bombshell

The difficulty of restaging real world trauma on a film set, the challenge of character development based on individuals with non-disclosure agreements, and the power of women speaking truth to power all arise in this conversation about Bombshell (2019) between director Jay Roach and Pollock Theater director Matt Ryan. In this video, Roach discusses the amazing reaction of the cast and crew of Bombshell after the films initial studio backer pulled out weeks before production was set to start. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35410]

56 MIN2019 DEC 19
Comments
Script to Screen: Bombshell

Special Effects: They Shall Not Grow Old

Advances in film restoration technology, the challenges of matching black and white footage with shades of military khaki, and the depth of Peter Jackson’s passion for all things World War I arise in this conversation about They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) between assistant editor Elliot Travers and Ross Melnick (Film and Media Studies, UCSB). Travers describes the convoluted path the film took from its initial conception as a 30-minute museum commission for England’s Imperial War Museum to an internationally-distributed feature-length film. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35411]

41 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Special Effects: They Shall Not Grow Old

Special Effects: Russian Doll

Preproduction collaboration on spatial design and character development, the value of bending rules in a supernatural narrative, and the potential for on-set innovation all arise in this freewheeling discussion about the critically-acclaimed Netflix series Russian Doll between production designer Michael Bricker and Carsey-Wolf Center assistant director Wesley Jacks. In the video, Bricker talks hidden easter eggs in set construction and the joy of finding the right construction material at the right moment. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35396]

44 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Special Effects: Russian Doll

People's Republic of Desire with Hao Wu

The pursuit of fame, changes in China’s youth culture, and the gift economies of live-streaming are explored in this lively conversation between director Hao Wu and Hangping Xu (UC Santa Barbara). Hao vividly compares internet fandom in the US and China and reveals how the lives of the documentary subjects’ has changed since the release of the film. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35343]

34 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
People's Republic of Desire with Hao Wu

This is Not a Film - Exploration of Jafar Panahi’s Documentary

The isolation of house arrest, film as a tool for political expression, and the serpentine nature of Iranian cinema all arise in this thoughtful conversation about Jafar Panahi’s documentary, This is Not a Film (2011) between Anna Brusutti (UCSB) and Hamid Naficy (Northwestern University). Naficy and Brusutti’s wide-ranging discussion explores the wit and creativity of the film, the state of Iranian filmmaking, and the importance of cinema to engage entrenched political power. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35342]

44 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
This is Not a Film - Exploration of Jafar Panahi’s Documentary

Knock Down the House with Filmmaker Sarah Olsen

The difficulties of low-budget documentary filmmaking, strategies for first-time political candidates, and the importance of new voices in Congress all arise in this inspiring conversation between producer Sarah Olson, documentary subject (and Missouri congressional candidate) Cori Bush, and Emily Zinn (UC Santa Barbara). In the video, Olsen and Bush share the remarkable energy that arose from a group of insurgents who ran for US Congress against incumbents in 2018. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35341]

43 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Knock Down the House with Filmmaker Sarah Olsen

Special Effects: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The benefits of set fires, the strenuous work of puppetry on film, and the magic of practical film effects are all explored in this energetic discussion between The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance director Louis Leterrier and Carsey-Wolf Center associate director Emily Zinn. The two explore the strengths and challenges of working with puppets and practical effects while reviving the magical world of Jim Henson’s classic. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35328]

52 MIN2019 NOV 20
Comments
Special Effects: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Special Effects: The Wizard Of Oz

Dangerous stunts, actor injuries, how to build a twister, and the technicolor production process all arise in this bright and deep conversation about The Wizard of Oz (1939) between UW Milwaukee professor Jocelyn Sczepaniak-Gillece and graduate student Hannah Garibaldi. Professor Sczepaniak-Gillece introduces and describes the gradual formation of the film’s enduring legacy as a nostalgic, family television tradition after its initial box-office disappointment. Series: "Carsey-Wolf Center" [Show ID: 35326]

42 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
Special Effects: The Wizard Of Oz
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