mdm012 Michael Del Rossa

We talk make-up effects, drive-in movies, and the film business with Michael Del Rossa of Multivision FX. This episode was recorded in January of 2013, shortly after the apocalypse didn’t happen and before the Evil Dead remake was released.

Length: 1:06:46

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Links:
Michael Del Rossa on IMDB
Multivixion FX

Stuff discussed in this episode:

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mdm010 Midnight Movies

Is now the time to recapture the glory days of midnight movies? Plus, is Hellboy II the latest film in a trend of eco-horror?



Divine(?) greets Mike at the High Falls film fest fundraiser.


Length: 30:11

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mdm009 Credits Credits Credits

At the end of every movie, hundreds of names zip by on the screen while audiences race to the restrooms. What do all those people do? What is the difference between a production designer and an art director, anyway? Find out in this episode. Plus, John recounts stories from his days working on the locally produced After Image.

Length: 31:33

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mdm008 Tribute to Stan Winston

We kick off with a discussion of the upcoming Definitive Document of the Dead from Roy Frumkes, then talk about our special effects hero, Stan Winston.

Length: 27:38

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mdm007 Ballyhoo

We interviewed H.G. Lewis at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, so we discuss his films and the marketing of exploitation fare. John reminisces about Full Moon productions from Charlie Band, no stranger to big marketing on a small budget.

Length: 29:03

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mdm006 Storyboards and Zombies

A listener question sparks a discussion about storyboard software and creating animatics. Next we turn to the latest Romero zombie film, Diary of the Dead. Is the current zombie trend nearing its end, or are there more gems on the horizon?

Length: 19:53

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Links:
Toonboom Storyboard
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Diary of the Dead
The Living Dead series
Shaun of the Dead
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The Zombie Diaries
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Night of the Comet
Lucio Fulci
Demons

mdm005 Smoking Laws

We discuss production, distribution, and music rights with writer/director Matt Ehlers. His new feature film, SMOKING LAWS, will be screening at the 2008 Rochester High Falls International Film Festival. Visit www.smokinglawsmovie.com to find out more, or go to www.eggwork.com for some side-splitting shorts.

Length: 23:50

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mdm004 Special Make-Up FX and the HVX200

John gives an overview of casting molds and sculpting make-up effects. (Watch this feed for our supplemental videos.) We also discuss an indie feature shot on the HVX200 entitled SIGHT. Read more about it on the DVXuser.com forums at http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=126125

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Pictured: Corpse sketch by Derek DeVoe

Podcast length: 29:48

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mdm003 Music Rights and Getting Your Start

Listener feedback from around the world! Bones from Rochester asks about securing music rights for short films, and we do our best to answer. (Remember, we’re not lawyers.) Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, young Nick wonders if he should move to Hollywood to get into the business.

Length: 30:49

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mdm002 Adventures in Distribution

Humor in horror, what it takes to get the right distribution, and the gore factor.

Length: 18:13

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