The Film Triggers Podcast
By Telekinesis Entertainment
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The Film Triggers Podcast is a show about filmmaking, film gear, and how to get films made. It is made by Daren Smith and Alan Seawright, the Producer and Director at Telekinesis Entertainment.
||CleanFilm Triggers 042 - Assistant Directing with Jason Allred||Jason Allred is a very impressive person with many credits. He's been an assistant director for more than a decade (in addition to producing and directing in his own right) and he shares his insight on how to get into the industry, how to improve...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 041 - TinLinc of Spies||The 12 Days of Spielbergmas™ limps to its inevitable conclusion! We're joined by Lauren Haroutunian, Dean of the RocketJump Film School to talk about some Spielberg movies and Many Other Things™. We discuss Tintin,...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 040 - Schindler's Report, If You Can||The 12 Days of Spielbergmas™ are certainly coming to a middle! But the quality is higher than middling! We discuss Schindler's List, Minority Report, and Catch Me If You Can. Spielberg makes the most important movie of all time...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 039 - Spielberg Tumbles into the 90's||We continue the 12 Days of Spielbergmas™! You'll continue to love it! We discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark, Always, and Hook. Spielberg makes the greatest action movie of all time (discuss), we skip his very excellent and...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 038 - 2016 Recap||Screw you, 2016. Also, not really, because there were a lot of good movies. Also, Daren and Alan made some progress in their lives and whatnot! But seriously, screw you, 2016. Look at the list of movies we were looking at when we recorded...||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 037 - You Will Not Be Spielberg||Today we start the 12 Days of Spielbergmas™! You're going to love it! We discuss Jaws, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, and 1941. Spielberg gets his mojo, loses it, and sets himself up for the freaking 1980's. Next episode we discuss Raiders...||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 036 - Full Time Jobs with Rod Santiano||Rod Santiano, our favorite Director of Photography, joins us again to talk about what it's like to have a full-time job in film (in his case, shooting and editing at an ad agency here in Utah.) Listen as Daren and Alan get really jealous about...||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 035 - Rage and Los Angeles||Daren's angry about Variety! Alan thinks variety is the spice of life! Then we talk about Daren's genius plan to travel to LA a lot to, you know, make movies. Alan pretty much just talks about a crappy couch in the office. Tell us who are the people...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 034 - Studios v. Indies: Dawn of Snarkstice||More regular! We've been eating our fiber! We talk about the new Apple iPhone, because we're corporate shills. Then we talk about why Indie movies are so much better than Studio movies this year. The Mike Bisbiglia (@birbigs) tells you why you...||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Trigger 033 - How do Producers make money?||This month, it's been almost 2 months since our last podcast. Because we're terrible! On the plus side, we talk about Barco Escape. Is it neat? Let's ask Alan and Daren if they think it's neat. Then we talk about how producers (and directors,...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 032 - Ghostbros and assorted morons.||This week, Alan and Daren are really angry about stuff! And they make fun of idiots! And dive into politics for the first (and hopefully last) time! Feel free to spool through. Is this interesting? Let us know at these places: Find...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 031 - Depression and Self-Doubt||This week, Alan and Daren pretty much just mope about things. Seriously, it's basically just #whiteguyproblems. Have you ever wondered how it feels to be right on the cusp of producing a film, only to have it stagnate for months on end? Listen...||6/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 030 - Acting and Financing?||This week, Alan and Daren discuss how being a working actor, and trying to get funding for your movie as a producer are basically the exact same thing. Really. That's what we've arrived at. They've been casting their film, and trying to...||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 029 - Writing a Script||This week, Alan and Daren discuss the writing process on the movie that they're trying to make, Hidden World. They're excited because they just finished a major (last?) draft of the script, and feel like they're really good at things. Learn...||4/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 028 - Heart||This week, Alan and Daren discuss what it means when a movie "has heart". Some of the ideas come from Lindsay Doran and some of them come from Daren. You know it's going to be a useful episode, because almost none of the ideas come from...||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 027 - Netflix on the Offense||Back to our regularly scheduled programming! Netflix has spent many millions of dollars buying Sundance movies before Sundance even started! Pandemonium in the streets! Dogs and cats, sleeping together... Mass Hysteria. Or just good...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 026 - Furious 7||We did it! 7 Fast and/or Furious movies, in 11 days! We're heroes of modern cinema-going! This one finds the gang having jumped all through crazy time-hoops (maybe that's how Vin Diesel's character can't die... He's a Time Lord) to have Fast...||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 025 - Fast & Furious 6||We're watching all 7 Fast and Furious movies over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These films are a phenomenon, and we want to figure out why. Also, we want to test the limits of the human...||1/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 024 - Fast 5||We're watching all 7 Fast and Furious movies over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These films are a phenomenon, and we want to figure out why. Also, we want to test the limits of the human...||1/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 023 - Fast & Furious||We're watching all 7 Fast and Furious movies over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These films are a phenomenon, and we want to figure out why. Also, we want to test the limits of the human...||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 022 - Tokyo Drift||Alan challenges Daren to the Fast and Furious 7 Film challenge-o-rama-marathon. No, we're not watching all 7 back-to-back. But we're watching all 7 over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These films...||1/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 021 - 2 Fast 2 Furious||Alan challenges Daren to the Fast and Furious 7 Film challenge-o-rama-marathon. No, we're not watching all 7 back-to-back. But we're watching all 7 over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These films...||1/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 020 - The Fast and The Furious||Alan challenges Daren to the Fast and Furious 7 Film challenge-o-rama-marathon. No, we're not watching all 7 back-to-back. But we're watching all 7 over the course of as few days as we can tolerate! For your entertainment and education. These...||1/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 019 - AFM||Daren goes to the American Film Market to work on pre-sales of our film. What does all that fancy talk mean? Listen to find out! Find Daren: @darentsmith Find Alan: @alanseawright Find...||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 018 - The random exhausted episode||In this episode, Alan & Daren talk about why they're so tired. So very, very tired. Most of it is because of getting prepped to shoot a teaser for their new film Hidden World which will be shooting next year. Assuming they don't screw it up...||10/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 017 - TV Show and Networking & Fundraising||Alan and Daren discuss why they've been off the air for so long, and what that means for the fate of humanity. (Nothing.) They also talk about the show Alan is directing for BYUtv: Inside BYU Football. Check it out here! Then there's a huge...||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 016 - Rod Santiano Part 2||More Photographical Goodness with DP Rod Santiano||7/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 015 - DP Rod Santiano||Rod Santiano Part 1||7/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 014 - The Future of Distribution||Where we talk about TV, Cable, SVOD, and other acronyms||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 013 - Mad Max: Fury Road||Where we talk about Mad Max minutes after watching it.||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 012 - Attractive Scripts with Ben Hopkin||Where we talk about what makes a script attractive to actors||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 011 - Trailers||Where we talk about the insane amount of movie trailers in early 2015||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 010 - FCPX||Why we use FCPX||4/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 009 - Camera Roundup||Before all the new cameras are released at NAB...||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 008 - Breaking In||How does one (and how not to) break into the film industry?||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 007 - Low Budget Music Videos||How To Produce and Direct Music Videos for Low or No Budget||3/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 006 - Script In A Box||Where we tear apart the idea that you can write scripts from a formula||2/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 005 - "Setiquette"||Part two of Set Culture/Set Etiquette||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 004 - The Sundance 2015 Episode!||Daren went to Sundance...||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 003 - Set Culture||Where we talk about set culture, what it is, how you create it, and why you'd want to.||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 002 - The BlackMagic Design URSA||Where we talk about the BlackMagic Design URSA Cinema Camera||1/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilm Triggers 001 - Lessons Learned From Working In Film||The Lessons We've Learned From Working In Film Over The Last 10 Years||1/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I FREAKING LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!!
Yes, I’m one of the hosts of the podcast, so this review totally doesn’t count or even mean anything, but I figured there were many, MANY people out there who just didn’t want to be first, so I thought I’d break the ice. So there we go…Ice = Broken.
Review away. Thanks!
A fantastic filmmaking podcast
This is two white guys talking about pop culture...so it must be a podcast! More specifically, this is two filmmakers talking about indie filmmaking. This podcast is generally informative and always entertaining. It's on my regular rotation, and it should be on yours too, especially if you are a novice filmmaker looking for guidance on a successful career in the industry. Thumbs up!
Pretty good filmmaking podcast
These guys will make you laugh. These guys know their stuff. They are always educating themselves about film and know what they are talking about. The only thing I don't like is how many tangents you go on. And when you do go on them, don't spend minutes on it.
Ideas to discuss on further episodes:
1. What is your favorite movie and why?
2. What do you enjoy about filmmaking?
3. In your opinion, what makes a good movie?
4. Discuss your current process with your first movie and the challenges and how you've overcome them.
5. What brought you into the film industry?
6. How/why, in your opinion, can bad movies make millions of dollars?
Keep up the good work!
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