Podcast Episode 211: Blake Farber Part II

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

Blake Farber joins us once again and talks in depth about working with Beyonce on their music video, and talks his commercial work. These two episodes with Blake are a must-see/must-listen for anyone looking to go into commercial directing.

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Podcast Episode 210: Blake Farber

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode music video and commercial director Blake Farber talks with Jason Godbey about building a career as a director.

No Rest for the Weekend is now live on our website, YouTube, iTunes, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, and Google Play. Please remember to like, rate, subscribe, and share. You can also send us your questions, and suggestions for topics, and let us know if you’d like to nominate a creator to be a guest on our show.

Podcast Episode 209: Jeremiah Kipp

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode Director/Writer/Producer Jeremiah Kipp talks with Jason Godbey about his career and gives his tips on directing independent features.

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New York Television Festival 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

The New York Television Festival is thriving in its 10th year. It’s a festival more about informing the participating creators and matching them with networks than red carpet galas and fan screenings.

NYTVF has a very pragmatic way of approaching a festival. All of the panels were very informative with useful, practical information. The network executives and television writers paint a realistic picture of what it was like to deal with a network as a new show creator as well as what it would be like to be in a writers’ room.  There were also panels discussing what writers can expect from general meetings and pitch meetings. They gave practical advice on pitching and how to manage relationships in the business.

NYTVF is a difficult festival to get into with a finished pilot or a script. Everyone who spoke on a panel or as a keynote speaker spoke about NYTVF as an exclusive club. Everyone with work in the festival should be proud to be there and take advantage of the opportunity. If you want to make television and you feel your work is strong, I would highly recommend it.

For more on NYTVF and the festivals we’ve covered this year, check out our No Rest for the Weekend podcast.

 

Podcast Episode 208: Lea Pfandler

In this episode actor/writer/producer Lea Pflander talks about making the leap from acting to directing as well as her current and upcoming projects.

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Podcast Episode 207: Building a Production Sound Kit

In this episode Christopher Gillard tells you how to build your own audio kit for production sound.

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Soho International Film Fest 2018

By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In June we ventured to the Soho International Film Festival here in New York City. Ilaria Malvezzi joined us as our red carpet host as we spoke with many of the filmmakers and stars of the fest including: Tony Glazer, Jon Adler, and Sophie Faulkenberry from the feature film Block Island, and Adrian Stewart the director of Diminuendo.

Tammy Minoff   the director of Limerence which won the award for Best Feature was interviewed on the red carpet, and she’s an upcoming guest on the No Rest for the Weekend Podcast. Limerence is a romantic comedy currently making rounds at film festivals around the country.

The Soho International Film Festival had a great selection of films this year including a plethora of shorts. Some of the standouts include: Washed Out by director Alice Boucherie which took home the award for Best World Short. It’s is a gem of a movie, beautifully shot, lovingly directed with outstanding performances. Boucherie is a director with a ton of talent and potential, and we’ll be looking for more to come from her.

In the Field is a short directed by Tesia Joy Walker and starring Bobby Kruger as a reporter who witnesses a police shooting during the holiday season. It’s a moving story about an all too common problem in America today. Walker shows her chops as an actor’s director, as the performances shine through. Sally Stewart and Tyson Hall stand out as the family of young victim of the shooting, and Kruger’s sympathetic eyes give us a gateway through which we witness the tragedy and its aftermath. We interviewed producers EJ Argenio, Ryan Daven Port, and Cinematographer Brian McCann on the red carpet. Look for our interview with EJ Argenio on an upcoming episode of the No Rest for the Weekend podcast.

The Secret Nobody Knows is a short film about a Korean War soldier and the last few hours he has with girlfriend just before he goes off to war. The two leads Nick Ronan and Erica Camarano have great on-screen chemistry and both turn in naturalistic and nuanced performances. The film is inspired by the e. e. cummings poem of the same name, and Camarano’s narration of the poem provides a loving and romantic soundtrack as the message of love is juxtaposed against scenes of war.  It’s a touching story and a love letter to power of language.

Sundays, written and directed by Sean and Ryan McILrath is comedy/drama about two young brothers who forced to attend church while mourning the loss of their father. Xander Crowell and Owen Halligan the two young actors who play the brothers are outstanding. They’re believable as brothers and play off each other extraordinarily well. Tonally the movie makes us laugh and hints at emotions that run beneath the surface. The comedy can be a bit surreal and outlandish at times, but at its heart it’s about family and how they cope with loss. This film is well-directed and shows what a solid, simple, and effective premise can do for short form cinema.

The Soho International Film Festival just finished its ninth year, and is going strong. We hope to bring you more coverage of film and television festivals in the future. If you have suggestions for festivals in the NYC area you’d like us to cover, contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast Episode 206: Christopher Gillard

In this episode Christopher Gillard and I talk about all things audio for film: sound, sound design, foley, and sound effects.

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Podcast Episode 205: Canon C200 Review

In this episode Matthew Hendershot and I review the Canon C200. How does it hold up a year after its release? Watch and find out.

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Podcast Episode 204: Matthew Hendershot

4749584 By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

In this episode I sit down with my friend Emmy Nominated Producer/Director Matthew Hendershot about his career and DIY filmmaking.

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