Posts by Alex Ferrari

001: Inside HBO’s Writers Room with Showrunner Daniel Knauf

Inside HBO’s Writers Room with Showrunner Daniel Knauf Today’s guest is writer and showrunner, Daniel Knauf. Daniel Knauf had a couple of small credits to his name—a TV movie here, a stint on Wolf Lake there—when he managed to sell the intricate Great Depression-era genre show Carnivàle to HBO. The series, an intricate blend of meticulously researched period…

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BPS 036: What is Maximum Screenwriting with Jeff Schimmel

What is Maximum Screenwriting with Jeff Schimmel Today on the show we have screenwriter and author Jeff Schimmel. Jeff wrote .  Jeff Schimmel began his Writing/Producing career in the 1980’s, while attending law school in Los Angeles. When not studying for the bar exam, Jeff wrote and sold his original Cold War spy thriller, Archangel, to…

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IFH 299: Shooting American Horror Story​ with Michael Goi A.S.C

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Shooting American Horror Story​ with Michael Goi A.S.C Today on the show we have the legendary and Emmy Winning cinematographer Michael Goi A.S.C. Michael Goi has compiled over 70 narrative credits, including films for cinema and television screens such as “American Horror Story,” “Glee,” “Salem” and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown.” He has received Emmy…

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IFH 298: The Art of Micro-Budget Filmmaking with Noam Kroll

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The Art of Micro-Budget Filmmaking with Noam Kroll Today on the show we have the writer, director, post guru, and podcaster Noam Kroll. Noam has directed a killer micro-budget feature film called Shadows on the Road. In this episode, we discuss how he shot this extreme micro-budget film and still made it look gorgeous. Noam…

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[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

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Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

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BPS 035: How Bad Do You Want Your Filmmaking Dream?

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How Bad Do You Want Your Filmmaking Dream? What are you willing to sacrifice to make your filmmaking dream come true? How bad do you want it? These are the questions I’ll be discussing in today’s episode. If you are looking for something to get you revved up look no further. This is my “tough…

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Neil Gaiman MasterClass [WATCH] The Art of Storytelling

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Neil Gaiman MasterClass [WATCH] The Art of Storytelling Named one of the Dictionary of Literary Biography’s top ten living post-modern writers, Neil Gaiman may be one of the most awarded and prolific writers alive. He has received the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, and his writing has been awarded four Hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy…

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IFH 295: How Bad Do You Want Your Filmmaking Dream?

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How Bad Do You Want Your Filmmaking Dream? What are you willing to sacrifice to make your filmmaking dream come true? How bad do you want it? These are the questions I’ll be discussing in today’s episode. If you are looking for something to get you revved up look no further. This is my “tough…

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