Episodes
We have been counting down the seconds to the release of this episode. We are thrilled to welcome the man, the myth, the legend, Fred North, to The FilmUp Podcast. Fred is the go-to Helicopter Stunt Pilot in the film industry and has worked on almost every action blockbuster movie you can think of. He has worked with critically acclaimed directors including Michael Bay, Christopher Nolan, Damian Chazelle, and many more. With over 300 movie credits and 21,000 total flying hours, he still has...
Published 12/06/22
Today we have an amazing episode for you. We are thrilled to be joined by Max Goodrich. Max is a Creative Director and Content Creator. His work covers many genres, but most recently his personal releases have a focus on comedy. He has worked with notable celebrities including Will Smith, The Chainsmokers, Marshmallow, Courteney Cox and many more. He’s also been featured on the Ellen show, CNN, Complex, and Insider just to name a few. Please stop by, relax, and listen to this informative...
Published 11/29/22
Published 11/29/22
Today we are thrilled to be joined the the incredible Alissa Rooney! Alissa is an LA-based cinematographer whose work includes narratives, commercials, documentaries, and music videos. In addition to her freelance work, she currently serves as Cinematographer for Frame.io.    Come check out this informatiive epsiode which takes a close look into the up and coming life of an industry leading cinematographer.    Alissa is a supporter of Made in Her Image, non-profit movement striving towards...
Published 11/22/22
Today we are thrilled to be joined by Emmy Nominated Cinematographer, Todd Banhazl! Todd is based in Los Angeles known for his work in film, television, commercial, music video, and fashion. His credits include the STX Entertainment film Hustlers, for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination and Amazon Studios' Blow The Man Down, which was awarded a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival. Todd also shot Adam McKay's HBO series Winning Time: The Rise...
Published 11/15/22
It is our pleasure to welcome the Animation Creator or the century, Justin Rasch. Justin has been animating for Video Games, Television and Feature projects for 26 years. He is currently a Director and Supervising Animator at Stunt Puppet Pictures telling amazing stories through the magic of animation. He has worked on several feature films including 2 Oscar nominated films and has worked alongside studios including Laika, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Sony, Dreamworks, and...
Published 11/08/22
Please welcome the incredibly talented and creative Tess Bjiere. Tess is a Visual Artist and Creative Director for some of the world’s most streamed artists. She has created commissioned works and performances for musical artists including JAY-Z, Tate McCrae, James Arthur, LANY, FLETCHER, Jacob Banks as well as for brands including Nike, Palm Angels and more. Beyond this, she architects worlds in music through creative direction and performance visuals. Tess is also a supporter of Free Arts...
Published 11/01/22
Please welcome the amazing Brandon Dermer to The FilmUp Podcast! Brandon is an incredibly talented writer and director who has directed for Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, Adult Swim and many others. He's directed music videos that have amassed hundreds of millions of views online for artists including Dillon Francis, Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Thomas Rhett, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, and many others. His debut feature film and sci-fi comedy I’m Totally Fine was acquired...
Published 10/25/22
Get ready for an amazingly unique and creative filmmaker story from Jay Christensen, the drone flying king!  Jay is a Cinematographer and Drone Wizard from Minneapolis who has created some of the most epic drone shots of all time. Many of you have probably seen his work and don’t even know it, including one of his claims to fame, where he flies a drone for 87 seconds through a local bowling Alley in Minneapolis.    He has worked with clients like HBO Max, NHL, and GoPro to name a few. His...
Published 10/18/22
Please welcome this amazing up and coming Director Eliana Alcouloumre to The FilmUp Podcast.   Eliana is a Director, Writer, and Creator who has been working her way up through the industry. Her recent credits include Set Production Assistant, Art Department Researcher, and Sound Utility, on productions including the Emmy Award winning series Euphoria, Mindhunter as well as feature films like Don't Worry Darling and Amsterdam.    Eliana is a supporter of Blaze It Forward also known as the...
Published 10/11/22
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, you are in for a real treat. For today's episode we are thrilled to be joined by the one and only Josh Harmon.    As featured on the tonight show starring Jimmy Fallon, Josh is a musician, comedian, and the most viewed drummer on the internet. He is the creator of the internationally renowned viral video series “Rhythms of Comedy,” in which he uses the drums to analyze moments of good comedic timing in standup and sitcom routines.  Modern Drummer...
Published 10/06/22
Today we are thrilled to be joined by incredibly creative and hilarious filmmaking wizard, Ashley Xu. Ashley is a producer, creator and full time undergrad student at Northwestern University with a knack for filming product commercials in her dorm room.    She is known for her creative and comedic filmmaking approach to making creating saterical videos romaticizing various foods as well as her incredible filmmaking tutorials. All of which can be found on her social media. Her videos have...
Published 10/05/22
We are so excited for this weeks episode as we have been holding back on this one for a while!! Please welcome the incredible duo behind Gran Berta, Augustin  Stegmann and Guido Boetsch.    Augustin and Guido have known eachother for years, and with their extensive backgrounds in VFX and filmmaking, they founded Gran Berta, an Argentina based digital production company and VFX community.    Gran Berta has worked with incredible clients including The Rock, Zach King and some notable brands...
Published 10/04/22
Our next guest, LeaMotion, is responsible for some of the most viral social media VFX work you may not have even known was from her. Lea is a self-proclaimed Digital Content Creator.  She was born in France and is currently living in New York City.  Lea balances her life as a mom, programmer, and as a talented VFX artist.   After getting her start in film in 2016 on Instagram, her work in video effects garnered significant attention in the influencer community and attracted work...
Published 09/29/22
Get ready to learn from one of the most talented Miniature Scultpor VFX Artists, creating cinematic worlds you didn't even know were possible. We are excited to welcome Sebastian Jern to The FilmUp Podcast. Sebastian works as a Director, Miniature Sculptor, VFX Artist, Cinematographer, Editor, and Lighting Wizard who is based in Sweden. He has garnered over 300,000 followers in 2 years on Instagram where he showcases his creations. He’s worked with global brands including Netflix, Discovery,...
Published 09/28/22
Welcome to Season 3 of The FilmUp Podcast! We are kicking this season off with an incredibly special guest, Sofie Dossi. Sofie is a globally renowned YouTuber and live performing artist.  She got her start on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent becoming both a finalist and Golden Buzzer recipient. Shortly after Sofie launched her YouTube channel – which has garnered over 1.6 billion views and 7 million subscribers.    She  has been featured on Nightline, The Ellen Show, ESPN, People Magazine...
Published 09/27/22
We are thrilled to release The FilmUp Podcast Season 2 Finale starring Zach King! Zach doesn't really need an introduction, but for the very small percentage of people who don’t know him, Zach is an LA based filmmaker known for his clever magic tricks. He is one of social media’s most prominent content creators with a combined social reach of over 105+ million followers and billions of views.   Zach has been featured on The Ellen Show, Good Morning America, Adweek, and People. His company,...
Published 08/30/22
This episode features the incredible Eric Koretz. Eric is a Los Angeles based cinematographer working globally in commercial & narrative projects. He was recently nominated for an Emmy for his cinematography on the final episode of the Netflix series, OZARK. He has worked with stars including Jason Bateman, Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, and more. Eric has shot commercials for companies including Dell, Microsoft, BMW, Audi, and more. His films have also gone to many international...
Published 08/23/22
Today we are thrilled to be joined by the amazing Emmy Nominated sound team behind Warner Brothers and Apple TV's television series Ted Lasso.    Our guests include, Foley Artist; Sanaa Kelley, Sound Supervisor; Brent Findley, Sound Effects Editor; Kip Smedley, Re-recording Mixer at Warner Brothers; Sean Byrne, and Foley Mixer; Jordan McClain. Their nomination is for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series for Ted Lasso.   For those of you who don’t know, Ted Lasso is a...
Published 08/16/22
We are excited to share this weeks episode with Amber Park! Amber is a Korean American Visual Artist and Director who specializes in creative direction. She has collaborated with many influential artists, including Solana, Katy Perry, Camila Cabello, Ty Dolla Sign and many more.    She recently launched an NFT collection with collaborator Mason Rothschild called “I LIKE YOU, YOU’RE WEIRD” which sold out in 6 minutes generating close to $3M in revenue and then close to $9M in after-market...
Published 08/09/22
Allow us to introduce the amazing Mike Diva! Mike is a man of many talents, a Director for Saturday Night Live, a world-renowed VFX artist, a YouTuber who has garnered hundreds of millions of views, and so much more. He creates some of the most eye-catching viral content you'll ever see. His clients include Twitter, Xbox, Old Spice, Lil Nas X, Doja Cat, and The Lonely Island to name a few. His first major push into the commercial world was a dark anti-ad for Halo Top Creamery which won...
Published 08/02/22
Edgar Esteves is rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand music video directors in the game. Fresh off the release of his visuals for Doja Cat’s "Handstand" and Russ' "Handsomer" music video starring Tiffany Haddish, he plans to build a multimedia entertainment powerhouse by developing directors underneath his company Blank Square Productions.   In addition to Blank Square Productions, Edgar has created his own record label, an artist management company, alongside many other business...
Published 07/26/22
Sanaa is a California-based Emmy Nominated Foley Artist and founder of Reel Foley Sound with 27 years of industry experience. She holds 4 Emmy nominations and 20 MSPE Golden Reel nominations for Foley on projects including Ted Lasso, The Walking Dead, The Right Stuff. She has also grown her TikTok account to over 2 million followers in just one year. Some of her other projects include HBO MAX’s The Flight Attendant, Warner Brother’s award winning series Pretty Little Liars, among many...
Published 07/19/22
For this week's episode we're excited to be joined by Caleb Natale, a social media VFX wizard. Over the past few years, Caleb's creative work has exploded with over half a billion views across platforms. He focuses on creating short-form videos that contain mind-bending visual effects and illusions. He has worked with some of the largest brands and companies on the planet including Amazon, Disney, Samsung, LEGO and many others.    Caleb is also a big supporter of Life Water, a non-profit...
Published 07/12/22
We are thrilled to be joined by Alexandra French. Alex is a Los Angeles based Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist best known for her work as one of the artists on Euphoria Season 2 under Makeup Designer Donni Davy, founder of Half Magic Beauty. Alex created viral looks that became as closely watched as the characters themselves. Through her creative exploration of color, texture and shapes she has quickly become the go-to artist for captivating editorial looks.    Alex is also a supporter of...
Published 07/05/22