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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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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Podcast Episode 203: Jason Stefaniak

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

In this episode I sit down with Jason Stefaniak the Feature Narrative Programmer for the Brooklyn Film Festival about BFF and best strategies for film festivals.

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Podcast Episode 202: Alex Speith

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

As we continue to highlight women in film, in this episode I interview actor and show creator Alex Speith about her web series, Blank My Life.

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Podcast Episode 201: Jenny Paul

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

In this episode I talk with actor/producer Jenny Paul about the need for actors to produce their own work and building a career in film and television.

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Podcast Episode 110: Yelena Shmulenson

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

In this episode I sit down with actor Yelena Shmulenson. She talks about her career and the hustle and grind of being an actor.

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Podcast Episode 107-John Trigonis

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

In this episode, I sit down with John T. Trigonis, author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers 2nd Edition and talk about the ins and outs of crowdfunding and how to create a successful campaign.

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BTRP Recommends-Looking for Richard

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4749584 by Jason Godbey, Creative Director of Behind the Rabbit Productions

How do you make a movie about a 15th Century King of England in 1990s Manhattan? Ask Al Pacino. He made Looking for Richard, a docu-drama adaptation William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Richard III.

Looking for Richard is Al Pacino’s interpretation of Richard III with Pacino directing and starring  in the title role. The film handles the complicated task of interpreting Shakespeare’s play by telling us historical context in which Richard III Gloucester came to power. It covers The War of the Roses, the victory of the Yorks, and the relationships between various royals, and relatives.  The film does this so well that the movie serves as a live-action Cliff Notes.

Pacino travels to England and visits Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare was born, but the much of the movie was filmed in New York City. He made the film on a small budget and couldn’t possibly fly his cast across an ocean, so he filmed of the scenes from the play in rehearsal, the actors reading the script around a table, or sometimes in full costume on a stage.  For a few key scenes, he managed to find a Medieval setting in Manhattan. Imagine that.

This is truly resource filmmaking at its best. Pacino filmed his exteriors at The Cloisters, a museum in Manhattan built to resemble a medieval castle, and his interiors at St. John the Divine, one oldest and largest churches in the US. Combined with period costumes and the acting chops of Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Winona Ryder, and many others, the movie makes us believe we’re in the world of Shakespeare’s play.

In addition to showing us the inner workings of the play, we also see Pacino’s struggle in making his film which took four years to complete. We see him attempt to conquer the challenge of performing Shakespeare as an American actor, grappling with the language, and the challenge of filming the film’s climax, The Battle of Bosworth Field on a small budget.

This film is an extraordinary achievement considering Pacino essentially made the film in his spare time in between movies. He didn’t have money to buy himself out of trouble, so he employed old fashion movie tricks, creative editing techniques. It’s a lesson to any filmmaker you don’t need a ton of money in order to make an audience understand a 400 year old play about a 500 year old English king.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone who is interested in Shakespeare or for filmmakers interested in making a documentary. It’s one of those movies that can be viewed over and over again. Seeing the Pacino’s process as he and his collaborators battle the play, make mistakes, but ultimately convey his love for Shakespeare and Richard III is both inspiring and entertaining. Much like Shakespeare’s plays, Looking for Richard has withstood the test of time. It was released in 1996, and is still just as enjoyable and relatable today as it was 20 years ago.