Jon Carlo – Bridging Emotions, Writing, and Saying No



Today’s guest is Jon Carlo @iamjoncarlo on instagram. He is a working actor, scriptwriter, and producer in the film Industry. He recently wrote the film First We Take Brooklyn starring Harvey Keitel and he is on his way to shoot his second feature in New York City this summer. We have nice chat on the uniqueness of the film business as well as what it looks like when Jon Carlo is writing like a maniac. If you hear some creepy chewing here and there in this episode, sorry about that. Jon and I were snacking on some Trader Joe organic Cherries. And now, please enjoy the show with my guest Jon Carlo.

Show Notes:
[1:15] Interview begins
[5:30] The beginnings of Jon Carlo’s
[7:15] Jon Carlos’s latest feature film; he is shooting it in New York City
[11:00] Mentor’s in the film business
[14:15] Jon’s advice for new actors coming to Los Angeles
[18:00] Acting classes and finding your zone
[21:00] Jon’s experiences with writing scripts – The War of Art The War Of Art
[26:00] How it looks when Jon writes and how he gets creative
[30:00] As an Actor; putting up walls and taking them down
[36:00] Staying creative
[40:00] Doing something else when you get overwhelmed and what overwhelmed
[45:30] Jon’s resources; the podcast “The Treatment“, the book The Hero’s Journey Tony’s writing go to book, Making a Good Script Great
[49:30] “Jon gave it a shot” on his gravestone
[50:00] Jon’s film First We Take Brooklyn is available online
[51:30] Jon’s last words

 

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Jon Carlo – Bridging Emotions, Writing, and Saying No

Today’s guest is Jon Carlo @iamjoncarlo on instagram. He is a working actor, scriptwriter, and producer in the film Industry. He recently wrote the film First We Take Brooklyn starring Harvey Keitel and he is on his way to shoot his second feature in New York City this summer. We have nice chat on the uniqueness of the film business as well as what it looks like when Jon Carlo is writing like a maniac. If you hear some creepy chewing here and there in this episode, sorry about that. Jon and I were snacking on some Trader Joe organic Cherries. And now, please enjoy the show with my guest Jon Carlo.   Show Notes:   [1:15] Interview begins [5:30] The beginnings of Jon Carlo’s   [7:15] Jon Carlos’s latest feature film; he is shooting it in New York City [11:00] Mentor’s in the film business  [14:15] Jon’s advice for new actors coming to Los Angeles [18:00] Acting classes and finding your zone [21:00] Jon’s experiences with writing scripts – The War of Art The War Of Art [26:00] How it looks when Jon writes and how he gets creative [30:00] As an Actor; putting up walls and taking them down [36:00] Staying creative [40:00] Doing something else when you get overwhelmed and what overwhelmed [45:30] Jon’s resources; the podcast “The Treatment”, the book The Hero’s Journey Tony’s writing go to book, Making a Good Script Great  [49:30] “Jon gave it a shot” on his gravestone [50:00] Jon’s film First We Take Brooklyn is available online [51:30] Jon’s last words  

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Annalisa Cochrane – Balance, Growth, and Cobra Kai,



Annalisa Cochrane @annalisacochrane is a Hollywood actress who plays Yasmine in the new YouTube RED series, Cobra Kai. I really loved it and I binge watched it! She also has roles in TV shows such as; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Heathers, The Young and Restless, Broken Visions, and Days of Our Lives to name a few. She spent some good years growing up in India and made the move to LA to pursue her acting career. We talk about performing, auditions, habits, and we got really off topic at times, but sometimes that’s what life is about. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Miss Annalisa Cochrane.

Show Notes:
[3:00] interview starts
[7:45] Growing up in India
[14:30] Annalisa in the film industry
[18:15] Creativity is a muscle
[24:45] Best place for character study in Los Angeles
[30:15] Practice not being bothered
[31:45] Cobra Kai, the Youtube RED series!
[33:45] Lord Of The Rings dreams
[38:15] Giggling at Tony’s funeral and Will parties
[39:15] Writing scripts in therapy sessions
[44:45] Annalisa Auditions
[51:45] Screen tests
[54:15] Be warned
[56:30] Annalisa gets a wedgy in series Cobra Kai
[1:03:15] Dealing with Actor’s anxiety
[1:09:00] Parents can support their children who want to become an actor
[1:15:45] Mentors and making new friends
[1:21:15] More Cobra Kai talk and Ralph Macchio
[1:24:45] What goes through Annalisa’s mind before showtime
[1:31:15] First-time film school and deadlines
[1:37:45] When getting overwhelmed
[1:39:45] Zooming out to outer space and CDB oil
[1:51:45] Movie Quote Terminator 1 Movie Quote Terminator 1 Scene,  Reservoir Dogs, Grand Budapest Hotel Grand Budapest Hotel  The Parent Trap
[1:55:45] Instragram @annalisacochrane, IMDB,
[1:58:15] Three words; growth, listening, and balance
[2:00:30] Annalisa’s final thoughts

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Annalisa Cochrane – Balance, Growth, and Cobra Kai

Annalisa Cochrane @annalisacochrane is a Hollywood actress who plays Yasmine in the new YouTube RED series, Cobra Kai. I really loved it and I binge watched it! She also has roles in TV shows such as; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Heathers, The Young and Restless, Broken Visions, and Days of Our Lives to name a few. She spent some good years growing up in India and made the move to LA to pursue her acting career. We talk about performing, auditions, habits, and we got really off topic at times, but sometimes that’s what life is about. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Miss Annalisa Cochrane.   Show Notes:   [3:00] interview starts [7:45] Growing up in India [14:30] Annalisa in the film industry [18:15] Creativity is a muscle [24:45] Best place for character study in Los Angeles [30:15] Practice not being bothered  [31:45] Cobra Kai, the Youtube RED series! [33:45] Lord Of The Rings dreams [38:15] Giggling at Tony’s funeral and Will parties [39:15] Writing scripts in therapy sessions [44:45] Annalisa Auditions [51:45] Screen tests [54:15] Be warned [56:30] Annalisa gets a wedgy in series Cobra Kai [1:03:15] Dealing with Actor’s anxiety [1:09:00] Parents can support their children who want to become an actor [1:15:45] Mentors and making new friends [1:21:15] More Cobra Kai talk and Ralph Macchio  [1:24:45] What goes through Annalisa’s mind before showtime [1:31:15] First-time film school and deadlines [1:37:45] When getting overwhelmed [1:39:45] Zooming out to outer space and CDB oil [1:46:45] The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ,  Big Magic [1:51:45] Movie Quote Terminator 1 Movie Quote Terminator 1 Scene,  Reservoir Dogs, Grand Budapest Hotel Grand Budapest Hotel  The Parent Trap [1:55:45] Instragram @annalisacochrane, IMDB,  [1:58:15] Three words; growth, listening, and balance [2:00:30] Annalisa’s final thoughts

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John Wheaton – Designing Deformities, Creatures, and Monsters



John Wheaton has over 25 years in the film industry and is a top Special Effects Makeup Designer and Sculptor. John has won 2 Primetime Emmys for outstanding makeup in a series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one of my favorite shows ever The X-Files. He is more recently known for TV shows such as LegionPreacherI am Number Four, and Babylon 5 as well as films like The Book of EliSuicide Squad, and Predators.  It is with honor, that I present to you a special effects makeup master, John Wheaton. please enjoy!
Show Notes:
[2:00] Interview Starts
[4:00] The inception of John’s fascination with horror films, creatures, and monsters
[7:30] John’s special effects early research; Fangoria Magazine and Star Log Magazine
[9:00] John’s take on creativity
[12:00] HUMAN SKULLS on John’s Vari Desk I want this full size one Full vari Desk
[14:00] Special Effects Makeup
[16:00] Who is cut out for a career in Special Effects Makeup
[19:00] John’s advice on getting your work see and getting good feedback
feedback on designing and criticism
[26:00] The special effects stage
[29:30] Designing on the computer, John uses Intuos Wacom Pad and here I found a less expensive older model that has great reviews Older Version  Z-Brush Software
[33:30] Multiple stages
[40:00] Don’t waste time
[43:00] Ego and politics
[45:30] Dealing with stress or overwhelmed
[53:30] John Wheaton on facebook (Burbank) and here is his  John’s IMDB
[99:30] One thing we can do to get inspired today. Just start without thinking so much.

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John Wheaton – Designing Deformities, Creatures, and Monsters

John Wheaton has over 25 years in the film industry and is a top Special Effects Makeup Designer and Sculptor. John has won 2 Primetime Emmys for outstanding makeup in a series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and one of my favorite shows ever The X-Files. He is more recently known for TV shows such as LegionPreacherI am Number Four, and Babylon 5 as well as films like The Book of EliSuicide Squad, and Predators.  It is with honor, that I present to you a special effects makeup master, John Wheaton. please enjoy!   Show Notes:   [2:00] Interview Starts [4:00] The inception of John’s fascination with horror films, creatures, and monsters [7:30] John’s special effects early research; Fangoria Magazine and Star Log Magazine [9:00] John’s take on creativity [12:00] HUMAN SKULLS on John’s Vari Desk I want this full size one Full vari Desk [14:00] Special Effects Makeup [16:00] Who is cut out for a career in Special Effects Makeup [19:00] John’s advice on getting your work see and getting good feedback feedback on designing and criticism [26:00] The special effects stage [29:30] Designing on the computer, John uses Intuos Wacom Pad and here I found a less expensive older model that has great reviews Older Version  Z-Brush Software [33:30] Multiple stages  [40:00] Don’t waste time [43:00] Ego and politics [45:30] Dealing with stress or overwhelmed [49:30] Resources;  Stage Makeup by Richard Corson (10th edition)  (6th Edition = less pricey),   Grande Illusions by Tom Savini [53:30] John Wheaton on facebook (Burbank) and here is his  John’s IMDB [57:30]  2 minute film called Carved. Tony shot, directed, edited, and acted in The Philippines with all native people [99:30] One thing we can do to get inspired today. Just start without thinking so much.

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Danny and Tony – Classic Film Talk, The X-Files, and Late Night Laughter



Disclaimer: This episode is very different than the traditional format of the show. If you’re a film buff or into film & TV excitement, I hope you’ll enjoy this one.

This week I’m sharing a late night conversation with a best friend of mine who I had not seen in years. His name is Daniel Aceves A.K.A. “Danny Legs” (he has these freakishly long legs). He is a Video Game Advertisement Designer, Masking expert, Film Historian, and a well versed Vintage Photographer. Legs and I got into a lot of in-depth talk about amazing films, our favorite scenes, the technical sides, and we got into a late-night laughing fit. If you’re looking for a couple of film guys to hang out with who are obsessed with the X-Files for the next while, you may enjoy this episode with Daniel Aceves and myself. We certainly did.
Show Notes
 
[3:15] Daniel and Tony’s talk starts
[5:15] Takumar vintage lenses
[10:30] Lenses and their effect between the shooter and the subject
[13:15] Daniel and Tony dream songs 
[17:00] Los Angeles traffic solutions
[20:45] Boards of Canada “Reach For The Dead”:  song that Tony listens to on repeat when writing for projects
[22:30] Dean Cundey and how Tony got him to agree to be on the podcast
[25:15] Talking about the film Back to The Future Back to The Future Trilogy  
[28:15] Talking about the film,  The Thing
[35:15] Talking about the film,  Jurassic Park
[41:45]HITRECORD: A place for creatives to collaborate and join in projects already happening. Also, a place to start your own projects 
[44:45] Daniel’s impression of George Hosato Take
[47:45] Talking about Star Trek
[50:45] Talking about The X-Files and creative options
[103:45] Zombie talk and thennnn, more X-Files story talk
[116:45] Talking about the cult classic film, Video Drome,   Alien,  Aliens,  Terminator,  Terminator 2 Judgment Day,  Millennium
[123:15] Danny spots an Air Purifier in my room! Late night tangents
[126:15] Talking about the film, Escape from New York  and the not so epic  Escape From LA

 

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Danny and Tony – Classic Film Talk, The X-Files, and Late Night Laughter

Disclaimer: This episode is very different than the traditional format of the show. If you’re a film buff or into film & TV excitement, I hope you’ll enjoy this one.

This week I’m sharing a late night conversation with a best friend of mine who I had not seen in years. His name is Daniel Aceves A.K.A. “Danny Legs” (he has these freakishly long legs). He is a Video Game Advertisement Designer, Masking expert, Film Historian, and a well versed Vintage Photographer. Legs and I got into a lot of in-depth talk about amazing films, our favorite scenes, the technical sides, and we got into a late-night laughing fit. If you’re looking for a couple of film guys to hang out with who are obsessed with the X-Files for the next while, you may enjoy this episode with Daniel Aceves and myself. We certainly did.    Show Notes   [3:15] Daniel and Tony’s talk starts [5:15] Takumar vintage lenses [10:30] Lenses and their effect between the shooter and the subject [13:15] Daniel and Tony dream songs  [17:00] Los Angeles traffic solutions [20:45] Boards of Canada “Reach For The Dead”:  song that Tony listens to on repeat when writing for projects [22:30] Dean Cundey and how Tony got him to agree to be on the podcast [25:15] Talking about the film Back to The Future Back to The Future Trilogy   [28:15] Talking about the film,  The Thing [35:15] Talking about the film,  Jurassic Park [41:45]HITRECORD: A place for creatives to collaborate and join in projects already happening. Also, a place to start your own projects  [44:45] Daniel’s impression of George Hosato Take [47:45] Talking about Star Trek [50:45] Talking about The X-Files and creative options [103:45] Zombie talk and thennnn, more X-Files story talk [116:45] Talking about the cult classic film, Video Drome,   Alien,  Aliens,  Terminator,  Terminator 2 Judgment Day,  Millennium [123:15] Danny spots an Air Purifier in my room! Late night tangents [126:15] Talking about the film, Escape from New York  and the not so epic  Escape From LA [129:45] Director  John Carpenter’s ridiculous music video

 

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Ryan Connolly – Film Riot, Privilege, and Memories



Ryan Connolly is an American Filmmaker and the Creator/Host of Film Riot, a DIY filmmaking youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers. Besides producing over 800 plus episodes for his show, Ryan has also written & directed several notable short films and also runs the Triune Store (Online Film Assets). His filmosophy and dedication are truly inspiring. Please enjoy!

Show Notes
[2:30] Interview starts
[4:30] Early film equipment struggles
[8:00] Dean Cundey stories
[13:00] What creativity means to Ryan
[18:30] Balancing film mode and family mode
[22:30] Ryan’s advice to those who think they are not creative
[25:00] Film career motivation and advice
[35:30] Early filmmaking
[44:30] What gave Ryan the filmmaking bug?
[47:00] Onset attitudes and tips with Ryan
[59:00] Time wasting and hustle mode
[1:00:00] Pitching projects
[1:10:00] Ryan’s Triune Store, what it offers, and how he runs it
[1:15:00] How Ryan prevents from burning out
[1:18:30] What type of person does it take to run a successful youtube channel?
[1:25:00] Ryan’s inspirational resources include reading Film Scripts from http://www.simplyscripts.com/ or https://johnaugust.com/apps/weekend-read, DGA Directors cut podcast https://www.dga.org/Craft/Podcast.aspx, Script notes podcast https://johnaugust.com/podcast, Jeff Goldsmith writing Q & A podcast http://www.theqandapodcast.com/, Master Classes https://www.masterclass.com/
[1:32:00] See Film Riot material @ youtube.com/filmriotwww.filmriot.com and reach out to Ryan on Twitter @ryan_connolly http://twitter.com/ryan_connolly
[1:34:00] Closing questions and last words from Ryan

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Ryan Connolly – Film Riot, Privilege, and Memories

Ryan Connolly is an American Filmmaker and the Creator/Host of Film Riot, a DIY filmmaking youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers. Besides producing over 800 plus episodes for his show, Ryan has also written & directed several notable short films and also runs the Triune Store (Online Film Assets). His filmosophy and dedication are truly inspiring. Please enjoy! 

Show Notes   [2:30] Interview starts [4:30] Early film equipment struggles  [8:00] Dean Cundey stories [13:00] What creativity means to Ryan [18:30] Balancing film mode and family mode [22:30] Ryan’s advice to those who think they are not creative [25:00] Film career motivation and advice [35:30] Early filmmaking   [44:30] What gave Ryan the filmmaking bug? [47:00] Onset attitudes and tips with Ryan [59:00] Time wasting and hustle mode [1:00:00] Pitching projects  [1:10:00] Ryan’s Triune Store, what it offers, and how he runs it  [1:15:00] How Ryan prevents from burning out [1:18:30] What type of person does it take to run a successful youtube channel? [1:25:00] Ryan’s inspirational resources include reading Film Scripts from http://www.simplyscripts.com/ or https://johnaugust.com/apps/weekend-read, DGA Directors cut podcast https://www.dga.org/Craft/Podcast.aspx, Script notes podcast https://johnaugust.com/podcast, Jeff Goldsmith writing Q & A podcast http://www.theqandapodcast.com/, Master Classes https://www.masterclass.com/  [1:32:00] See Film Riot material @ youtube.com/filmriotwww.filmriot.com and reach out to Ryan on Twitter @ryan_connolly http://twitter.com/ryan_connolly [1:34:00] Closing questions and last words from Ryan

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