Vitaly Bokser chats with Eythan Maidoff about the latest project he worked on, a movie shot in Egypt, the pitfalls of going to a far away land to make a film. We also touch upon gear, rental houses and being a working DP.
I Interview Joe Eckardt about his long career in the film business. Starting out as a PA he worked his way up fairly quickly to working under some of hollywoods biggest actors, Nicolas Cage, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Val Kilmer. From that point on he went onto direct his own films and casting known talent basically at the onset of his directing career.
The films we cover here are and whats great is you can go buy them. Links included.
In each of these films Joe has managed to sell each film and bring an insight into the other-side of filmmaking that most indie filmmakers ignore – The Business side! Selling movies.
In Part 02 we continue our discussion with Joe and go further into how he got and made Pizza Man, a 2.5 million dollar film Joe Produced and Directed. We also discuss our latest film that we co-produced called “Other Plans” starring Jamie Kennedy.
So Ive decided after many moons to start my podcast finally. It has been a long journey to get to here. Years in fact. But now that Ive been doing this for a while (meaning being a working Cinematographer) I feel like maybe I do have something to share with folks that may be useful or interesting. Also I feel like I can just simply learn a lot from other filmmakers as I chat with them, about what they have done and what they have learned and what they are doing now. And hopefully we can share something useful with you.
The First Podcast (a video Podcast) has been recorded and will be uploaded soon to all the places I can get it. But to start you off my first guest will be none other than my own brother (I went straight to the well). He is a filmmaker and more specifically an amazing animator who has worked in commercials and narrative films, and now makes games in Austin. His name is David Bokser and you can read about him on his site. His twitter is @dbokser where you can follow him.
As usual you can follow me on @cinemaDP and hit me up on twitter if you have any suggestions for shows or just want to say hello.