Marek Makes A Movie
By Marek Larwood
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Marek Larwood speaks to film makers about writing, directing, editing, budgeting, and all that stuff in an effort to learn the trade before making his own film. A podcast for all budding film makers.
||Explicit13. Filmmaking with Andy Wooding||Marek Larwood talks to Andy Wooding about his forthcoming short 'To Trend on Twitter', that has been four years in the making. They also talk about other stuff.||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Directing - with Iain Morris||Director of the Festival, Inbetweeners 2 and co-writer of the Inbetweeners talks to Marek Larwood about his latest film and what it's like to direct major films as well as other directing stuff.||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Making Shorts and Other Stuff - with Ben Adams||Ben Adams, from sketch group Broken Toaster, joins Marek to discuss problems with fundraising making shorts ands the trials of being in this difficult industry.||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Producing Stuff - with Nick Coupe||Nick Coupe, producer and listed as one of the Top 30 to watch in the TV Industry met with Marek to talk about what it is like producing low budget films and shorts. They also argued about the merits of Kit Kats and Penguins.||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Directing and film stuff - with David Spearing||Marek met up with David Spearing, director, writer and editor to talk about his experiences directing feature documentaries with McFly, short films and comedy sketches. David is part of the brilliant sketch group Broken Toaster.||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Fundraising on Kickstarter - with Matt Skillington||Marek goes to speak to Matt Skillington, a member of sketch group Seldom Differ, to find out how they managed to raise funds for their pilot on a successful kickstarter campaign.||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. Short Films - with Simon Feilder||Marek Larwood is joined by his friend Simon Feilder and they discuss the making of Simon's short film Renaissance, as well as camera's, paying crew and the state of his spare room.||22 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Make up and Prosthetics - with Keleigh Thomas||Marek talks to Make Up Artist and Prosthetics maker Keleigh Thomas about the thumb he has commissioned from her as well as other make up stuff.||15 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. Editing - with James Branch||Marek Larwood goes round his friend James Branch's house. James is a professional editor and they talk about working with 4K, proxy files and some really geeky editing stuff.||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Sound - with Paul Allen||Marek Larwood and Paul Allen go and record some sounds on Bembridge beach on the Isle of Wight. They then talk about sound while Marek records the podcast on a series of different microphones, it all gets pretty geeky. Finally Paul talks about how he g.||20 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Making a Documentary - with Tim Plester||Marek Larwood talks to his old friend Tim Plester about making documentaries such as 'The Ballad of Shirley Collins (2017) The Way of the Morris (2010) and a short film about dwile flonking.||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. General Film Making Chat - with Bruce Webb||Marek Larwood goes all the way to Elephant & Castle to chat to director, producer and all round film making person Bruce Webb. They talk about film funding, distribution and polite ways of saying you are going to the toilet.||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1. Writing - with Paul Allen||Marek Larwood speaks to his old school friend and film maker Paul Allen about the film writing process, just how horrific it is and what to avoid . Paul made his first film 'Big Font Large Spacing' in 2009. Marek talks about ideas for a poten...||20 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
It's really good!
Entertaining film insights
On the evidence of the first episode this is going to be an essential podcast.
Marek's beautifully meandering and borderline inept introduction (he's very much the Richard Whitely of podcasting) segues into an interview that is more of a chat really, and a really interesting one. Because of the framework of Marek wanting to make a film and seeking to understand more about the process, there is a decent purpose and focus to the interview and this is therefore unlike all the chat podcasts that have no theme and generally fail to engage the listener.
If you have any interest in filmmaking or filmmakers or even if you just appreciate film you'll get a lot out of this podcast.