Today we start our journey to find that elusive creature known as one’s signature style.
What exactly does it mean for a filmmaker, or any artist for that matter, to have a signature style? How does he or she get one? How do they develop it? Why should we care? Today we start in earnest the core topic for this first season of Radio Film School. Everything beforehand has been building up and preparing us for this journey. And we have some very inspiring interviews to start us off.
Award-winning filmmaking Kevin Shahinian, renown for his Bollywood-style wedding films and Hollywood-calibre production values, provides incredible and poignant insight into the style question from a sophisticated point of view. I have a discussion with Film Riot host Ryan Connolly about his style (and whether or not he thinks he has one). “Legends of the Knight” director Brett Culp rounds us off with some sage advice on how to develop one’s personal style.
In the bonus segment post-credits, I FINALLY get around to discussing with JD how it was he that prompted me to pursue filmmaking full-time as a profession.
We has some more great use of Song Freedom songs. Tune it to find out how you can get a FREE Song Freedom song license.
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Music in this Episode
Music from today’s episode was curated from the Free Music Archive and Song Freedom. Click here to see the Song Freedom mixtape for this episode (All rights reserved). In order of appearance:
- “Save the Last Dance for Me” by the Drifters
- “Dancing Machine” by the Jackson 5
- “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
- “Early News” by Dream City Orchestra
- “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
Free Music Archive Songs used:
- “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar. CC-BY-SA.
- “Let’s Start at the Beginning” by Lee Rosevere. CC-BY-SA.
- “transcanada” by Fog Lake. CC-BY.
- “The Last Slice of Pecan Pie” by Josh Woodward. CC-BY.
- “Low Horizon” by Kai Engel. CC-BY.
- “Divider“, “Cylinder Six” and “Pick Up a Convict on Alcatraz” by Chris Zabriskie. CC-BY.
- “Datpiff” by The Good Lawdz. CC-BY-SA.
I was happy to see Griffith Park Boys Camp still exists….
As does Hollywood Girls Camp (aka Camp Hollywoodland)