A Career in Post with "Midsommar" & "The Irishman" Finishing Artist Chris Mackenzie

Jul 23, 2021

The super talented Finishing Artist Chris Mackenzie recently sat down and spoke with Filmmaker U about his career in post and what is it he exactly does.  

With over 20 years of experience in post- production, Chris Mackenzie is a lead
finishing artist that has worked on a host of award-winning feature films from some of the industry’s most revered directing talents.

Chris’s most recent and notable work includes...

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Behind the Scenes with Cinematographer & Digital Cinema Society Founder James Mathers

Jul 16, 2021

Veteran Filmmaker James Mathers recently spoke with Filmmaker U about his long career as a Cinematographer and his very important mini-doc for productions that he recently produced called "Getting Safely Back to Work in the Age of Covid."

James began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor appearing in many films and TV series of the 1960’s. Behind the lens professional work started after he attended film...

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A Career in Color with "The Lighthouse" and "Midsommar" Colorist Joe Gawler

Jul 07, 2021
We recently had the opportunity to speak with the super talented Colorist Joe Gawler.  Joe spoke with Filmmaker U about his work through various projects with the Criterion Collection and his extraordinary work on feature films. 
 
With over 25 years of experience, Joe Gawler started grading for The Criterion Collection where he remastered over 80 films, working on films by Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Fellini, Visconti, and...
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Catching up with Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad" Editor Kelley Dixon, ACE

Jul 02, 2021

Kelley Dixon, ACE, the Emmy-winning Editor for the ground-breaking hit show "Breaking Bad" recently caught up with Filmmaker U to discuss her recent work, editing during the pandemic, and of course her acclaimed work on the hits "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul."

Kelley Dixon, ACE got her start in post-production in multiple capacities in the editing room on the features "Reservoir Dogs" and "Good Will Hunting" as well as...

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Three-time Emmy-nominated Cinematographer Bob Richman Discusses his Career

Jun 25, 2021

Three-time Emmy-nominated Cinematographer Bob Richman joined us to discuss his work on "The September Issue," "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,"and the award-winning Documentary "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills" and his decades shooting documentary films.

Cinematographer Bob Richman began his film career working with vérité pioneers Albert and David Maysles, quickly transitioning from production assistant to...

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Academy Award-winning Sound Designer of "Hugo" Eugene Gearty Talks Sound in Film

Jun 18, 2021

 

Oscar-winning sound designer Eugene Gearty, joined Filmmaker U to discuss staying focused during the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the job you want, and to answer our questions about the world of Sound in film.  If you want to learn more directly from Eugene on his processes, his insights and his vast amount of experiences; check out our online class with Eugene here.

Starting in 1982 Eugene Gearty was one of the first digital...

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Take a Look Behind the Green Screen with HBO Visual Effects Artist Debra Khoo-Jeffrey

Jun 11, 2021

 

Filmmaker U recently spoke with Visual Effects Artist Debra Khoo-Jeffrey.  In this chat we spoke with Debra about immigrating to New York from Malaysia, working remotely and her various projects she at HBO.

Debra Khoo is a visual effects artist at HBO Hudson Yards, NY with nearly 20 years of experience in motion graphics, animation, compositing and rotoscoping. She works mainly in After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Boris FX Mocha Pro....

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Inside the World of Color with Acclaimed Colorist Stephen Nakamura

Jun 04, 2021

 

Colorist Stephen Nakamura spoke with Filmmaker U to talk about his prolific career. His feature film credits include Da Five Bloods, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, It: Chapter Two, Crazy Rich Asians, The Martian, Alien: Covenant and many more blockbuster epics and award winners.

Among the most accomplished feature film colorists in Hollywood, Stephen Nakamura has worked alongside directors such as David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Kathryn...

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Color Grading and Career Advice with "Mad Max: Fury Road" Colorist Eric Whipp

Apr 26, 2021

 

Colorist Eric Whipp joined Gordon Burkell to answer questions about Mad Max: Fury Road, Color Correction, and give career advice.  Eric talks about his workflow while working remotely, as well as the delicate balance of working with clients.  If you want to learn more directly from Eric on his processes, his insights and his vast amount of experiences; check out our online class with Eric here.

Eric Whipp was born in...

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Ron Moore & The Creation of "For All ManKind"

Dec 03, 2020

 

In this interview, Filmmaker U is joined by For All Mankind creator and showrunner Ronald Moore and his go-to editor Michael O'Halloran. Ronald and Michael's team efforts include Battlestar Galactica, Outlander, Star Trek, and of course, the new Apple+ TV series For All Man Kind.

 
The discussion focuses on authenticity in historical specific fiction, show running and developing a relationship that lasts...
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