film

SPECIAL UNCUT EPISODE: 'In the Grinding Phase' EP# 54 (Kevin Sampson)

Kevin Sampson of Picture Lock & DCBFF and I share our struggles, perspectives, and excitement as we grow as entrepreneurs and develop our business ventures. Enjoy this uncut and unfiltered conversation!

Listen to the back episodes at: waitwhatpro.com/motr

Like on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MediaOnTheRadio/

Follow me on INstagram at: @waitwhatpro 

SUBSCRIBE on iTunes: HTTPS://ITUN.ES/I6Y94LT 

TUNE IN every Thursday @ 7PM to 96.7 FM (Washington DC/Arlington): www.wera.fm  

Making Fundraising Videos That Work (Liz Norton, Stone Soup Films)

Liz explains what elements make a great fundraising video. She also shares success stories about videos that have had significant Financial impact on Organizations. 

Liz Norton was a freelance television producer for over ten years, with a focus on public policy issues. Those programs included several Fred Friendly Seminars for PBS, which explore thorny political and ethical issues in depth and she has also produced for MTV News, educating teens on crime-related issues. During the Clinton Administration, Liz was a research director in the White House Office of Communications. In that role, she served as a link between the president, the press and the public, primarily on the issues involving crime and drug policy. Before then she was a researcher on political campaign finances for Common Cause, a non-partisan lobbying organization. For twenty years Liz has been a director of the Diane and Norman Bernstein Foundation in Washington DC. She founded Stone Soup Films in early 2008.

Documentary Film: Learning, Teaching, & Doing EP # 44 (Lauren Knapp)

Lauren Knapp is a nonfiction storyteller who works across platforms to share true and compelling stories. She has been working in film, television, radio, and virtual reality since 2006 and her stories have been featured on the PBS NewsHourPRI’s The World, The Atlantic, The New York Times, WQED, and The Allegheny Front. In 2011, she moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with the support of a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship where she researched and produced “Live From UB” (2015), an award-winning feature length documentary on rock music and national identity among Mongolia’s urban youth. On the podcast, Lauren and I talk documentary filmmaking and distribution, learning and teaching filmmaking, and the challenge of finding a healthy work/life balance for creative artists/professionals. 

This is the fifth episode of the MOTR series featuring members of the co-working space called the Lookout DC. (lookoutdc.com) Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt Media on the Radio ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the worldwide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

The Artist with Agency EP # 42 (Fabian Tejada)

Fabian, a talented motion graphic artist, chats about his work with ad agencies and well-known brands like Disney, Pepsi, and Vice News.  We also talk about artistic burnout and the journey he took moving from NYC to Washington D.C. where he now works more with filmmakers and non-profit organizations.  Check out some of his work here: http://dlas.tv/

This is the third episode of the MOTR series featuring members of the co-working space called the Lookout DC. (lookoutdc.com)

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt Media on the Radio ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the worldwide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

Producing Virtual Reality Video EP # 41 (Emma Mankey Hidem)

Emma and I chat about what goes into VR video production, how the technology is changing, and how the rules are still being written.  Her company, Sunnyside Productions is a full-service video production company based in Washington, DC. They specialize in non-fiction, corporate, and virtual reality 360° video. The company was founded in 2015 and they have created content for companies as large as Twitter, Mercedes, and Esteé Lauder.  https://www.sunnysideproductions.com/

This is the second episode of the MOTR series featuring members of the co-working space called the Lookout DC. The members work in different parts of video including motion graphics, documentary film, and virtual reality. (lookoutdc.com)

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt Media on the Radio ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the worldwide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

Creative Co-working for Filmmakers EP #40 (Ian Fay)

This episode features Ian Fay, a filmmaker and the “ringleader” at the Lookout DC. The Lookout is a co-working space for independent filmmakers to work and collaborate, designed specifically for video. Ian and I talk about the increasing trend of co-working and why it’s important to move from a home office to a co-working space. He also explains what makes the Lookout special including the talent pool of the members, the location, and the space itself. This is the first episode of the MOTR series featuring several members of the Lookout who work in different parts of video including motion graphics, documentary film, and virtual reality. (lookoutdc.com)

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt Media on the Radio ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the worldwide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

Get Your Film Funded: Fiscal Sponsorship/Kickstarter EP # 38 (Harry Lee Returns)

Harry Lee and I swap stories: he shares his experience with fiscal sponsorship and I attempt to demystify Kickstarter by recounting my experience of raising just about $50,000 for two projects.

AND it just so happens that Harry has a Kickstarter campaign going on right now! Check out his amazing film project SOMALILAND.  Get woke, and give it your support. They have already reached their base goal in the first 8 days, which will be enough to finish the project. NOW anything you contribute will help them start the process of getting the film seen!

I am very excited for this project and I am huge supporter of this film. It has the potential to be seen by thousands, if not millions of people and will definitely have an impact on the future of Somaliland.

Also a big thanks to Paul and the Spark Street Digital family for allowing us to record in their office!

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt Media on the Radio is now ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the worldwide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

The Film Professional (Anthony Greene) EP #35

Anthony Greene talks about his journey becoming a professional filmmaker starting with his involvement at Arlington Independent Media, which he calls ‘his film school’.  

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

Media on the Radio is now ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the world wide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

Making Change Through Advocacy Documentary EP# 31 (Mitchell Wenkus)

Mitchell Wenkus, a video producer with Greenpeace, shares stories about the wide variety of video and campaigns he has worked on. Mitch has worked on everything from videos with millions of hits to campaigns that targeted a small group of individuals. He shares several tips for reaching an audience such as the importance of keeping it simple and how you shouldn't let the video do too many things. Tune in for more!

For past episodes visit: waitwhatpro.com

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

Media on the Radio is now ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the world wide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

What it Means to be an Actor's Director? (Birgitta Sunderland)

This week we talk with Birgitta Sunderland, an actress who has moved behind the camera and approaches her role as a producer in a unique way. 

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt  

Media on the Radio is now ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the world wide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

 

Building an Online Business from Scratch (Lisbeth Kaufman of KitSplit)

This week Lisbeth Kaufman talks about growing up around filmmakers. She also chats about how she started an online business called KitSplit, which is changing the way professionals rent production gear. KitSplit, which is referred to as the AirBandB of production gear, creates a marketplace for individuals and businesses to rent production gear by providing vetted users, a map view of what gear is available in a certain area, and they also provide insurance. Listen to the whole episode to learn more.

Subscribe to the PODCAST on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

Media on the Radio is now ON THE RADIO! Tune in every Thursday at 7pm to WERA.FM & listen live to the world wide broadcast. Or if you live in the DC/Arlington VA area tune your radio dial to WERA 96.7 FM! Every Thursday at 7pm!

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit arlingtonmedia.org.

The Documentary Pioneers EP# 25 (Liz Bernstein Norton & Melissa Rogers)

This week Liz and Melissa come on the podcast to talk about Stone Soup Films, a non-profit media production organization that provides media strategy consulting and produces short documentaries, on a pro bono basis to other non-profits. They share stories about the filmmaking process, how the organization has grown in recent years, and how professionals or others interested in production can volunteer to help. For more information visit: stonesoupfilms.org

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

For past episodes visit: waitwhatpro.com

Like me on Facebook.com/MediaOnTheRadio and Tweet me @MediaOnRadio

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit arlingtonmedia.org.

The Professional Artist EP# 20 (Todd Clark)

Todd Clark has been a filmmaker and media professional in Washington D.C. for over 20 years. Through his varied experience, Todd shares insight about the vibrant arts community that exists in DC and gives advice on how to combine a passion for storytelling with the practical necessity of making a living as a media professional.

Subscribe iTunes POADCAST LINK: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

Like me on Facebook.com/MediaOnTheRadio and Tweet me @MediaOnRadio

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit www.arlingtonmedia.org.

The Film Festival Expert EP# 19 (Monica Schorn)

Monica Schorn, an NYU grad, has worked with AFI Docs, The Nantucket Film Festival, and currently is working on the 2016 Annapolis Film Festival that will run from March 31st - April 3rd. Her roles have varied from judging script writing competitions, to coordination, to programming the films. She has excellent advice for filmmakers before they even start writing their script, plus what to do when they have a finished film.

Monica and I also chat about my documentary, Kandahar Journals, screening at the festival this year, which I am very excited about. You can find more information here: http://goo.gl/6lGMVZ

 

Subscribe iTunes POADCAST LINK: https://itun.es/i6Y94Lt

Like me on Facebook.com/MediaOnTheRadio and Tweet me @MediaOnRadio

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit www.arlingtonmedia.org.

The L.A. Actor EP# 16 (Chris Capizzi)

Chris Capizzi chats about commercial acting and how the industry is moving away from union productions as well as how the roles of casting agents and managers are changing.

The Filmmakers EP# 10 (Ben Powell and Harry Lee)

If you are trying to break into media or a media geek like me, you must check out the podcast and join the conversation by tweeting @MediaOnRadio. This week Ben Powell (cinematographer) and Harry Lee (Filmmaker) talk about their film that is currently in post-production called Abaarso. (@abaarsofilm) The film follows students from a small american school in Somaliland who are trying to get accepted into american universities - something that hasn't been done in 30 years.

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit www.arlingtonmedia.org.

Fast Talker EP# 9 (Kate Griendling)

Kate Griendling on the set of  Capturing Oswald

Kate Griendling on the set of Capturing Oswald

I'm Devin Gallagher and in this episode of @MediaOnRadio Kate Griendling talks about producing a personal documentary through a large company like Discovery. She also chats about deferring law school for a career in television. Kate shares amazing advice and hard lessons she learned through her career.

Media on the Radio is produced through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. For more information visit www.arlingtonmedia.org. Also, join the conversation on twitter: @MediaOnRadio