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The Indy Mogul Podcast

Indy Mogul

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The Indy Mogul Podcast

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The Indy Mogul Podcast brings you honest, thoughtful discussions with expert filmmakers every week. Hosted by indie filmmaker and Aputure's Ted Sim

Latest Episodes

Deep Dive into RED Cameras with Dave Maze

Since 2005, RED has become the dark horse of the film industry, promising insanely high resolutions and frame rates that will hold up to any camera system from ARRI to Canon to Sony. Their new RED Komodo shows the promise of a high quality 6K sensor for under $10,000, unheard of by any cinema camera brand. But how did they get this way? What were some of the steps that took them from Silicon Valley startup to near-cultish camera empire?

64 min1 w ago
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Deep Dive into RED Cameras with Dave Maze

Find Yourself & Ask The Right Questions with Gaffer Andy Lowe

Finding yourself in the world of filmmaking is often an exciting adventure, then met with questions and trials. But those who stand the test of time will know it's meant for them. Today, Andy Lowe, the chief electrician for works such as Paddington and The Crown, talks with us about his experience on the sci-fi set of Annihilation. He also talks about his journey into becoming a gaffer and how he never felt the call to cinematography; in fact, he felt a greater call to lighting and gaffing.

50 min3 w ago
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Find Yourself & Ask The Right Questions with Gaffer Andy Lowe

How a Hobby Turns Into Hollywood Work with Ian Phillips

Back again with another episode about Production Design. Joining us this time is Ian Phillips, the designer behind TV shows such as Parks and Recreation, Love, and The Good Place. For all of you hobbiest doodlers out there, you might want to listen to this one. Ian started his career pursuing medicine while drawing for fun. Then one thing lead to another and he found himself designing TV show rooms and sets.

46 minJUL 14
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How a Hobby Turns Into Hollywood Work with Ian Phillips

Production Design On Any Film Level with Sam Lisenco

You think sound goes unnoticed in film? Production Design will take that up to 11! Join us with Sam Licenso, PD for movies such as Eighth Grade, Uncut Gems and Frances Ha, as we discuss how to modify and build sets to fit all types stories, from independent to professional Hollywood. We also dive into his mindset when designing a set, and how pretty shots may not be correct. You won't want to miss this one.

44 minJUL 1
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Production Design On Any Film Level with Sam Lisenco

The Fast Lane into Cinematography with Alex Disenhof

We've all been there. It's that moment when you're working as a receptionist in an office wondering, "When will I have my big shot at making movies?" Cinematographer Alex Disenhof may have a few tips and tricks. From making snow boarding videos, to shorts being seen at SXSW, to landing an agent and joining the union only at the age of 25, Alex has one of the fastest journey's into Hollywood. And this was all from a relationship breakup?

48 minJUN 19
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The Fast Lane into Cinematography with Alex Disenhof

Working Your Way Up with Colin Watkinson

We've all heard stories about directors like Steven Spielberg getting his start by walking on a Universal Studios set. For a cinematographer, it's quite different. Colin Watkinson, the visionary behind the Emmy-winning show The Handmaid's Tale, tells us how he started off as a runner for a film special effects company. His passion for cameras and celluloid eventually led him to where he is now.

45 minJUN 11
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Working Your Way Up with Colin Watkinson

Finding Your Filmmaking Path

How to you get into the film industry? Do you have to cut your teeth on set and work all the time? Lachlan Milne, ASC, gives us his thoughts on this ever-changing question. In this episode, we cover Lachlan Milne's way into the film industry and finding what part of the industry he wants to pursue.

45 minJUN 2
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Finding Your Filmmaking Path

Technology VS Filmmaking with Rich Lee

From sculpting to working at Disney out of high school, to quitting Disney to learn CGI on his own and eventually directing music videos, Rich Lee is a visual master artist. But how do you get to his level of expertise? What kind of technology should one invest in most? In this episode, we reflect on Rich Lee's history in the entertainment industry and how technology has influenced his filmmaking career path and modern filmmaker.

56 minMAY 21
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Technology VS Filmmaking with Rich Lee

The World of Visual Engineering with Steve Giralt

Visual Engineer? Most people wouldn't be familiar with that job title. It takes a very unique person to bridge the gap between machinery and art, and that's what Steve Giralt represents. He is the founder of The Garage, a production company that specializes in product-based work. While we wouldn't think of it when watching commercials, Steve says that behind every good product shot is a story. How do you find the story of a product, and how do you use programming and robotics to get you there?

61 minMAY 2
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The World of Visual Engineering with Steve Giralt

A DP's Journey into Hollywood with Jeremy Benning, CSC

For you up and coming camera operators and DP's out there, this one's for you. Jeremy Benning, CSC, hangs out with us to talk about his journey as a cinematographer. Based in Toronto, Canada, Jeremy started out as a steadi-cam operator for music video's and commercials and transitioned into narrative short film work later in his career.

44 minAPR 28
Comments
A DP's Journey into Hollywood with Jeremy Benning, CSC

Latest Episodes

Deep Dive into RED Cameras with Dave Maze

Since 2005, RED has become the dark horse of the film industry, promising insanely high resolutions and frame rates that will hold up to any camera system from ARRI to Canon to Sony. Their new RED Komodo shows the promise of a high quality 6K sensor for under $10,000, unheard of by any cinema camera brand. But how did they get this way? What were some of the steps that took them from Silicon Valley startup to near-cultish camera empire?

64 min1 w ago
Comments
Deep Dive into RED Cameras with Dave Maze

Find Yourself & Ask The Right Questions with Gaffer Andy Lowe

Finding yourself in the world of filmmaking is often an exciting adventure, then met with questions and trials. But those who stand the test of time will know it's meant for them. Today, Andy Lowe, the chief electrician for works such as Paddington and The Crown, talks with us about his experience on the sci-fi set of Annihilation. He also talks about his journey into becoming a gaffer and how he never felt the call to cinematography; in fact, he felt a greater call to lighting and gaffing.

50 min3 w ago
Comments
Find Yourself & Ask The Right Questions with Gaffer Andy Lowe

How a Hobby Turns Into Hollywood Work with Ian Phillips

Back again with another episode about Production Design. Joining us this time is Ian Phillips, the designer behind TV shows such as Parks and Recreation, Love, and The Good Place. For all of you hobbiest doodlers out there, you might want to listen to this one. Ian started his career pursuing medicine while drawing for fun. Then one thing lead to another and he found himself designing TV show rooms and sets.

46 minJUL 14
Comments
How a Hobby Turns Into Hollywood Work with Ian Phillips

Production Design On Any Film Level with Sam Lisenco

You think sound goes unnoticed in film? Production Design will take that up to 11! Join us with Sam Licenso, PD for movies such as Eighth Grade, Uncut Gems and Frances Ha, as we discuss how to modify and build sets to fit all types stories, from independent to professional Hollywood. We also dive into his mindset when designing a set, and how pretty shots may not be correct. You won't want to miss this one.

44 minJUL 1
Comments
Production Design On Any Film Level with Sam Lisenco

The Fast Lane into Cinematography with Alex Disenhof

We've all been there. It's that moment when you're working as a receptionist in an office wondering, "When will I have my big shot at making movies?" Cinematographer Alex Disenhof may have a few tips and tricks. From making snow boarding videos, to shorts being seen at SXSW, to landing an agent and joining the union only at the age of 25, Alex has one of the fastest journey's into Hollywood. And this was all from a relationship breakup?

48 minJUN 19
Comments
The Fast Lane into Cinematography with Alex Disenhof

Working Your Way Up with Colin Watkinson

We've all heard stories about directors like Steven Spielberg getting his start by walking on a Universal Studios set. For a cinematographer, it's quite different. Colin Watkinson, the visionary behind the Emmy-winning show The Handmaid's Tale, tells us how he started off as a runner for a film special effects company. His passion for cameras and celluloid eventually led him to where he is now.

45 minJUN 11
Comments
Working Your Way Up with Colin Watkinson

Finding Your Filmmaking Path

How to you get into the film industry? Do you have to cut your teeth on set and work all the time? Lachlan Milne, ASC, gives us his thoughts on this ever-changing question. In this episode, we cover Lachlan Milne's way into the film industry and finding what part of the industry he wants to pursue.

45 minJUN 2
Comments
Finding Your Filmmaking Path

Technology VS Filmmaking with Rich Lee

From sculpting to working at Disney out of high school, to quitting Disney to learn CGI on his own and eventually directing music videos, Rich Lee is a visual master artist. But how do you get to his level of expertise? What kind of technology should one invest in most? In this episode, we reflect on Rich Lee's history in the entertainment industry and how technology has influenced his filmmaking career path and modern filmmaker.

56 minMAY 21
Comments
Technology VS Filmmaking with Rich Lee

The World of Visual Engineering with Steve Giralt

Visual Engineer? Most people wouldn't be familiar with that job title. It takes a very unique person to bridge the gap between machinery and art, and that's what Steve Giralt represents. He is the founder of The Garage, a production company that specializes in product-based work. While we wouldn't think of it when watching commercials, Steve says that behind every good product shot is a story. How do you find the story of a product, and how do you use programming and robotics to get you there?

61 minMAY 2
Comments
The World of Visual Engineering with Steve Giralt

A DP's Journey into Hollywood with Jeremy Benning, CSC

For you up and coming camera operators and DP's out there, this one's for you. Jeremy Benning, CSC, hangs out with us to talk about his journey as a cinematographer. Based in Toronto, Canada, Jeremy started out as a steadi-cam operator for music video's and commercials and transitioned into narrative short film work later in his career.

44 minAPR 28
Comments
A DP's Journey into Hollywood with Jeremy Benning, CSC
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