Archive for July, 2014

BEGINNING MIDDLE END – EPISODE 5 – PATRICK BRICE

 

 

July 31, 2014

 

I recently had the good fortune to sit down and talk shop with Patrick Brice. Over an excellent French press, we caught up about his two feature films Creep and The Overnight, his short doc Maurice, and finding meaning in even the dumbest things. Patrick also references a great moment in Claire Denis’ Beau Travail, which you should watch here.

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BEGINNING MIDDLE END – EPISODE 4 – WARREN FU

 

July 23rd, 2014

 

In college Warren Fu studied economics. He never anticipated a career in the commercial arts, but after graduating from Cal, his artistic impulses and good fortune led him to George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic and eventually a career as a music video and commercials director. Check out the podcast and hear all about ILM, hustling his way into directing, and his collaborations with The Strokes and Daft Punk. Peep his work here.

 

 

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BEGINNING MIDDLE END – EPISODE 3 – WES BALL & T.S. NOWLIN

 

July 16, 2014

 

I originally intended to catch up with Wes Ball, but T.S. Nowlin decided to drop in on the interview, and serendipitously Beginning Middle End notched its first ever threesome. I love every podcast, but this one has some real magic to it. Amongst other things, we cover filmmaker classics like how to blow your savings on a short film, the value of sleeping on couches while trying to launch a career, the art of Hollywood deal making, and of course, all things Maze Runner.

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BEGINNING MIDDLE END – EPISODE 2 – BARRY JENKINS

 

July 9, 2014

 

I was recently in Oakland and paid a visit to my good friend Barry Jenkins. Over home made americanos we cover a range of topics, including how to make chicken stock, the art and craft of screenwriting, first jobs in the industry, and the quest to give your story a spine that is truly unbreakable. Barry also drops some knowledge on what he considers the favorite film he’s ever made. Check it out here.

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