August 14, 2019
GreenSlate is an entertainment Payroll and Accounting services company with a particular mission to bring the industry into the digital world. Join our conversation with CMO Bill Hays as he outlines the services they provide and gives us some amazing insight into a study GreenSlate did recently entitled "The Evolution of the Production Office 2019." The study yielded some pretty interesting information about the state of the industry as it stands today, and what companies like GreenSlate are doing to bring it into the digital world we all currently inhabit. Have a listen and then read the study for yourself at:
August 12, 2019
"There Will Be Blood"? "The Tree of Life?" "The New World?" "The Master?" "Lincoln?" David Crank's resume reads like a Top Ten List of some of the most visually stunning films ever made. From his roots in a creatively encouraged childhood to working in the theater world and eventually to his first time job on a film project, David shares his path and some wonderful advice for those seeking a similar one. He also "compares & contrasts" what it is like working for some of the greatest directors in modern cinema: Paul Thomas Anderson, Terence Malick and even Steven Spielberg. This episode of FILMCAST was recorded live at this year's NMFO Film & Media Conference... have a listen.
August 6, 2019
PRG-VER is a recent merger of two power-houses in the live production and camera & lighting media space. Formed now as one dynamic company, PRG-VER brings it's considerable knowledge, technical expertise and extensive equipment products to the New Mexico film industry. Joining us on FIMCAST today to talk about PRG-VER is Andrea Vestrand who has the quintessential New Mexico industry story of how she got into the industry. It's a great combo story of happenstance, willingness to do "whatever" and then hard work to advance her career.
August 1, 2019
He's back! Media Services is once again a Platinum Sponsor for our annual Film & Media Conference and Ryan Broussard, VP of Production Incentives and Sales joins us again on FILMCAST to talk about the incredible services the company brings to the New Mexico film community. Media Services in particular prides itself on providing payroll and incentive services to productions of ANY size - large or small. He also has some pretty interesting takes on the new film incentives the state offers and what it means to the growth of our industry. If you want to hear a guy talk passionately about what he and Media Services provide the industry, have a listen to Ryan - he clearly is dedicated to what he does.
July 15, 2019
Do you wonder if there is a place for you in the New Mexico Film Industry? And if there is, how do you find it? The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is the organized union which represents many of the jobs that exist in film and television production. Local 480 President Liz Pecos and Secretary-Treasurer Marisa Frantz discuss what kinds of jobs are available and how to go about the "not as complicated as you think" process of joining the union and securing a high wage job with benefits available to New Mexicans in our thriving industry. Have a listen!
July 1, 2019
Kody Dayish grew up on the Navajo reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. A few years ago, he had a devastating, life altering accident. That accident, and a simple gift from his sister, led him to start writing down the stories that he had meant to get to but never had. Now Kody, his sister Kollette and brother Kolin are working together (with an assist from Mom Fanny and Dad Tom) making films from those stories, funded by local breakfast burrito sales. It's a family and community effort in which everyone should find encouragement and inspiration.
June 19, 2019
Ken Fischer has worked for over 40 years in feature-film post-production, primarily as a sound editor at Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound. Ken’s credits include, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Terminator 2, Juarassic Park, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. How did he get his start at Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope? Literally lugging film reels from one floor of a building to another! Listen in, Ken is a fascinating guy to talk to and he is eager to share his knowledge and experience with New Mexico.
April 1, 2019
Digital Workflow. Metadata. Redundant Back Up. Digital Dailies. Color Timing. Man, the production processes of the industry have changed tremendously in only the last 15 years or so. Gone are the days of a PA with a film canister jumping on a red-eye and delivering the day's work to a chemical lab. CHROMACOLOR is a new film community member offering all of that expertise right here on the ground in New Mexico. Listen in as CEO Alex Panton describes the process from shoot to post and the incredible services CHROMACOLOR has to offer. You'll also be impressed by the company's plans to integrate in our community and bring opportunity to citizens in this fascinating discipline.
February 20, 2019
Wondering what's going on with film and media in the Four Corners region of New Mexico? Well it turns out...a lot! Join FILMCAST and our guests Brent Garcia, Luke Hawthorne and Heath Cates as they let you in on all of the amazing things happening in the northwest region. Filmmaking, acting classes and even a new Film Festival are just some of the things happening and these three local guys will get you excited to join in.
January 23, 2019
Actor/Writer/Producer Chris Conrad, in New Mexico as a cast member of the Epix TV show "Our Lady LTD" joins us on FILMCAST to share his origin story and pathway to becoming a working actor in the Film & TV Industry. You'll definitely recognize some of his credits: "Young Hercules", "Mortal Combat", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Patriot." But more importantly, you won't find a more generous and articulate (and funny!) guy willing to share his journey and offer advice to aspiring actors and filmmakers looking to find their passion in the industry.