Below the Line
Season 5 - Ep 2 - Props - The Prestige

Season 5 - Ep 2 - Props - The Prestige

March 26, 2020

My guest today is Property Master Scott Buckwald, sharing his insights from the set of 2006's The Prestige (starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale).  This is the first of a multi-episode series focused on the Property Department. 

Season 5 - Ep 1 - COVID-19 - Production Shutdown

Season 5 - Ep 1 - COVID-19 - Production Shutdown

March 19, 2020

And just like that, we're back for a new season.  An assistant director, a costumer, and a property master meet virtually because of social distancing . . . this episode, my guests are crew members whose productions stopped filming due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.  

Season 4 - Ep 11 - Below the Line at the Oscars

Season 4 - Ep 11 - Below the Line at the Oscars

February 19, 2020

Bonus Oscar episode! A hairstylist and a sound mixer walk into a bar . . . want to know what really happens at the Academy Awards? My guests today are hairstylist Yvonne De Patis-Kupka, who has crewed many an Oscar ceremony, and three-time Sound Mixing nominee Steve Morrow, who tells us about the red carpet, the after parties, and everything in between. It's a Below the Line look at the event itself from both sides of the curtain.

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).