In this week’s episode of Radio Film School, we explore valuable filmmaking lessons learned the hard way.
Have you ever had a vision for a film that you were so adamant about achieving, with an Ahab-like stubbornness you made creative decisions that you regretted later? Perhaps it’s just me. Five+ years ago when I recorded the interview of my daughter Imahni for “Mixed in America,” I purposefully only recorded the audio. It was a creative decision akin to the conquistadors burning their ships (i.e. there was no going back. I would be forced to produce creative b-roll for the film.) Today we explore the ramifications of that decision and how I overcame them. Show regulars JD & Yolanda Cochran return as they give me critical feedback on the rough draft, as well as give their input on the decision I made.
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Music in this Episode
Music was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance, the music in this episode:
- Bonfire Music by David Mumford (CC BY)
- Night Without Sleep (Instrumental) by David Mumford (CC BY)
- Shelby Blues by David Mumford (CC BY)
- Twinkle, Twinkle by David Mumford (CC BY)
- When You Leave by Sergey Cheremisinov (CC BY)
- Be Back Soon by David Mumford (CC BY)
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Check out “We Got That B-roll” and have a laugh!
Sarah Polley’s “The Stories We Tell” Trailer
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