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Season 4 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Costume Design

Season 4 - Ep 10 - Oscars - Costume Design

February 6, 2020

Our discussion of the Oscar nominees in the technical/craftsman categories concludes today!  A wardrobe department insider walks into a bar . . . this episode, we're assessing the nominees for Costume Design (Academy Awards series: 7 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 9 - Oscars - Cinematography

Season 4 - Ep 9 - Oscars - Cinematography

February 5, 2020

A cinematographer walks into a bar . . . this episode is a deep-dive discussion of the Oscar nominees for Cinematography (Academy Awards Series: 6 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 8 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

Season 4 - Ep 8 - Oscars - Makeup and Hairstyling

February 4, 2020

A makeup artist and a hairstylist walk into a bar . . . today, we're talking about the Oscar nominees for Makeup and Hairstyling (Academy Awards Series: 5 of 7).  

Season 4 - Ep 7 - Oscars - Original Song / Original Score

Season 4 - Ep 7 - Oscars - Original Song / Original Score

January 30, 2020

A pair of composers and a music critic walk into a bar . . . our Oscar conversations continue with a discussion of the nominees for Original Song and Original Score (Academy Awards Series: 4 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 6 - Oscars - Film Editing / Visual Effects

Season 4 - Ep 6 - Oscars - Film Editing / Visual Effects

January 29, 2020

A pair of editors and a producer walk into a bar . . . today, our discussion of the Oscar technical categories focuses on the nominees in Film Editing and Visual Effects (Academy Awards Series: 3 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 5 - Oscars - Sound Mixing / Sound Editing

Season 4 - Ep 5 - Oscars - Sound Mixing / Sound Editing

January 27, 2020

Our Oscar coverage continues!  A sound mixer and a sound editor walk into a bar . . . our discussion of the technical nominees continues with Sound Mixing and Sound Editing:  two categories with a complicated relationship that lends itself to an interesting discussion (Academy Awards Series: 2 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 4 - Oscars - Production Design

Season 4 - Ep 4 - Oscars - Production Design

January 26, 2020

For the next two weeks, we're all about the Oscars!  A production designer, a set decorator and a leadman walk into a bar . . . our assessment of the nominees in the technical categories starts with an in-depth look at Production Design (Academy Awards Series: 1 of 7).

Season 4 - Ep 3 - DGA Awards - Television Nominees

Season 4 - Ep 3 - DGA Awards - Television Nominees

January 22, 2020

That same group of assistant directors are keeping the bar open late . . . our third of three episode about the Directors Guild of America nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement is a discussion of the nominees in the various Television categories.  

Season 4 - Ep 2 - DGA Awards - First-Time Features / Documentaries

Season 4 - Ep 2 - DGA Awards - First-Time Features / Documentaries

January 21, 2020

A group of assistant directors continue talking at a bar . . . our second of three episodes about the Directors Guild of America nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement is about the First-Time Feature Film and Documentary categories.

Season 4 - Ep 1 - DGA Awards - Theatrical Feature Films

Season 4 - Ep 1 - DGA Awards - Theatrical Feature Films

January 20, 2020

Welcome to Awards Season!  A group of assistant directors gather in a bar . . . this week we're talking about the Directors Guild of America nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement.  This episode (first of three) we discuss the Theatrical Feature Films.