Transitioning to Filmmmaking
I'm a 56 year old guy who decided mid-life to switch careers from the tech industry to filmmaking, pursuing a lifelong dream since my teenage years. And what better way to learn about filmmaking than by interviewing filmmakers! Join me as we learn from them all about storytelling, technology, the industry and more!
A Conversation with Freddy Chavez Olmos, AI Creative Director
Reinventing Your Filmmaking Skills in the Age of AI
Published August 25, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with Freddy Chavez Olmos, a highly skilled VFX Supervisor and the AI Creative Director at Boxel Studio. We delve into the world of filmmaking and explore the importance of continuously reinventing ourselves to maintain a competitive edge, particularly in the age of AI.
A Conversation with TV Development Executive Brent Jacoby
How AI will Affect Unscripted TV
Published August 18, 2023
In today's episode, I have a conversation with Brent Jacoby, a seasoned unscripted TV Executive Producer, Development Executive and Founder of Superspark.ai, all about how AI will affect unscripted TV.
A Conversation with Braden Brunk from Lucent Studios
Mastering the VFX Pipeline with Remote Clients
Published August 11, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with VFX Artist and Co-Founder of Lucent Studios, Braden Brunk, all about the VFX pipeline and how to collaborate and work remotely with your clients and crew members.
A Conversation with Writer, Director and Filmmaker Tim Greene
Previz in the Age of Unreal Engine and AI
Published August 4, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with Writer and Director Tim Greene all about the world of previz (previsualization) and its transformation in the age of cutting-edge technologies like Unreal Engine and AI.
A Conversation with Rafael Pages, Founder of Volograms
An Intro to Volumetric Capture for Filmmakers
Published on July 28, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with Rafael Pages, the CEO and founder of Volograms, diving deep into the realm of volumetric capture. We explore its workings, the essential tools, and the potential of AI and other advanced technologies to expedite and streamline the process. Moreover, we highlight the importance for filmmakers to familiarize themselves with volumetric capture and its applications.
A Conversation with Colorist and Finishing Artist Jason Bowdach
How AI is Slowly Creeping into NLEs
Published July 21, 2023
In this episode, we explore the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and non-linear editing systems (NLEs) within the world of post-production with our guest, Jason Bowdach, an experienced Colorist and Finishing Artist.
A Conversation with Valle creator of Metashoot
Demystifying Unreal Engine for Non-Technical Filmmakers
Published July 14, 2023
Join me and guest Jorge Valle, Senior 3D Engineer and creator of Metashoot, as we demystify Unreal Engine and explore how it empowers non-technical filmmakers. Jorge will share his insights on how Unreal Engine can unlock a realm of creative possibilities for filmmakers without extensive technical knowledge.
A Conversation with Media & Entertainment Tech Consultant Aharon Rabinowitz
How AI and Unreal Engine are Disrupting Filmmaking and Animation
Published July 7, 2023
In this episode, I speak with Media & Entertainment Tech Consultant, Aharon Rabinowitz, who’s deeply entrenched in the world of AI and Unreal Engine, about how those technologies are disrupting filmmaking and animation.
A Conversation with Rosen Dukov from Deffecto
Using AI to Create an Interactive Web Series
Published June 30, 2023
In this episode, my guest Rosen Dukov, a Photoshop designer and interactive filmmaker and I chat about how we can use generative AI and AI powered tools to create an interactive web series where the audience gets to decide how the story progresses and ends.
A Conversation with Chris Browne from Sony Pictures Animation
Blockbuster VFX with Minimal Crew using Cutting Edge Tech
Published June 16, 2023
In this episode, join me for an insightful discussion with Chris Browne, Global VFX Supervisor at Sony Pictures Animation, as we explore the latest cutting-edge VFX tools, workflows, and technologies that are available to indie filmmakers.
A Conversation with VFX Artist and Advisor Ross Shain
Exploring Generative AI for Animation and Visual Effects
Published June 9, 2023
In this episode, we explore the world of generative AI and its potential to be used for VFX and animation. Joining us is film industry professional Ross Shain, who shares his experience creating an animated music video using generative AI tools to transform live footage into the style of hand drawn cell animation.
A Conversation with Colorist Rob Trombino
Color Correcting and Color Grading in the Age of AI
Published May 27, 2023
In this episode, I have a chat with Colorist Rob Trombino about color grading and correcting and how AI is affecting his workflow. We chat about the tools available today, the art of color grading and where does the human fit into this new workflow?
A Conversation with Art Director and Filmmaker Amaru Zeas
How Emerging Technologies are Democratizing Filmmaking
Published May 19, 2023
Join my guest, Art Director and Filmmaker, Amaru Zeas, as we chat about Virtual Productions, Generative AI, Cloud Production and the many other emerging technologies that are lowering the barrier to entry for filmmakers all over the world.
A Conversation with Noah Kadner from The Virtual Company
Virtual Productions and the Future of Real-Time Filmmaking
Published May 12, 2023
In this episode, I speak with Noah Kadner all about Virtual Productions and the future of real-time filmmaking. We delve into the various technologies and techniques used in virtual productions, the benefits and challenges and discuss how they are transforming filmmaking.
A Conversation with Actor and Filmmaker Lauren Neal
Being a Human Actor in the Age of AI Actors and Celebrities
Published May 5, 2023
In this episode, I speak with Actor and Director, Lauren Neal, about acting, being a celebrity, AI, deep fakes, de-aging, the positives of AI and the challenges it brings to human actors. Join us for an exciting talk about Digital vs. Human actors (or will it be a partnership)?
A Conversation with Nejc Susec from NejcSusec.art
How to use Generative AI for Visual Storytelling
Published April 21, 2023
In this episode, I speak with Nejc Susec, AI creator and creative professional all about how to use generative AI for brain storming, concept boarding, creating mood boards and how to manipulate AI into staying on brand.
A Conversation with Ofer Familier from GlossAI
The Age of AI Generated Content for Storytellers
Published April 14, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with the CEO of GlossAi all about AI generated content, the democratizing of content creation, ethics in AI generated content, AI hallucination and a lot more.
A Conversation with JJ Fiasson from Leonardo.ai
Generative AI for Video Game Creators and Filmmakers
Published April 7, 2023
In this episode, I speak with JJ Fiasson, founder of Leonardo.Ai, a generative AI platform used for content production in the gaming industry, all about what video game creators need to know about Generative AI.
A Conversation with Steven Antturi from Antturi Media
AI Tools Video Creators Can Use to Deliver Quicker
Published March 31, 2023
In this episode, I speak with Steven Antturi of Antturi Media all about how video creators can use generative AI powered tools to speed up the process of creation, management and delivery of videos.
A Conversation with Pinar Seyhan Demirdag from Seyhan Lee
What Filmmakers Need to Know About Generative AI
Published March 24, 2023
In this episode, I chat with Pinar Seyhan Demirdag, an AI Film Director and co-founder of Seyhan Lee, a creative-led A.I. production studio founded in 2020, all about generative AI, why it’s such a game changer and how filmmaking will be affected by it.
A Conversation with Mariya Sha from Python Simplified
Understanding the Terminology of AI for Creatives
Published March 17, 2023
In this conversation with Mariya Sha, from Python Simplified, we are going to tackle all the terminology you've been hearing when people speak of AI, learn what they mean and why it's important for you to understand them.
A Conversation with Adnan Yunus from Opus.ai
Empowering Visual Storytellers to Create using Generative AI
Published March 3, 2023
In this episode, I have a conversation with Adnan Yunus, the founder of Opus.ai, about generative AI and how his company is using it to empower storytellers to build video games.