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How They Did It: Filmmaking

Ian O'Neill

How They Did It: Filmmaking is a podcast that shares how others have succeeded at filmmaking; we learn from those who have gone before us. Whether you’re striving to complete your short, experimental, documentary, web series or feature, you’ll learn what it takes from those who’ve already met the challenge.
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Kate Madison is mostly known for directing, producing and acting in her Lord of the Rings prequel, Born of Hope, but more recently she produced and directed her award-winning fantasy series Ren: The Girl with the Mark. She is an actor, director, writer, producer, editor and has held numerous other roles in the film industry which makes her a great source of information.
Kate's Game of Thrones style mini-epic, Ren: The Girl with the Mark, has launched a
Kickstarter campaign for its second season. Visit https://www.rentheseries.com/ to learn everything about the series, to view first season episodes and the Kickstarter campaign.
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a positive review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting!

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Lisa Crawford was born in Durban, South Africa. After living in Curacao in the Caribbean for 20 years, she immigrated to Canada in 2007. In 2016 she followed her childhood dream to be in the film industry. In 2017 she took acting lessons and earned her first role on "Captured". She went on to play various roles in TV & web series. In 2018 she ventured into filmmaking and wrote, produced and directed her first two films "Death Game" & "What if?".
To learn what Lisa is up to, check out her
IMDB Page or find her on Facebook.
Have any questions or comments, feel free to email Lisa: Lisa@canasun.ca
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a positive review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting!

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I'm not a believer in New Year's Resolutions and this episode explains why. I believe that we should all seize the day!
You can see this episode on video:
Seize The Day Video
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting!

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Morgan Sandler is a professor of Digital Film Production at the University of La Verne in Southern California who has spent nearly 20 years working professionally as a cinematographer and camera operator for the film and television industries, which he continues to do when outside of the classroom. Morgan and I delve into his book Visual Storytelling; How to Speak to Your Audience Without Saying a Word.

If you have any comments or questions for Morgan, reach out to him by email at msandler@laverne.edu

If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
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Renaldo Kell is a writer, director, producer, and editor from South Africa who has several short films and a TV series under his belt. He’s here to talk about his latest, a feature film called The Bush Knife which can be seen right now on Amazon Prime.

Find out more about The Bush Knife on Facebook

You can connect with Renaldo on Facebook and Twitter: @thekellleague
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
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Ian David Diaz is a writer and director but has also been a producer, editor, casting director, cinematographer, and even tried his hand at acting. He’s written, produced and directed The Killing Zone, Bad Day and now he’s written, produced and directed the multi-award-winning web series Rebecca Gold: The Series. He gives loads of tips, tricks and hacks that any filmmaker can use.
You can connect with Ian on Twitter
@iandaviddiaz
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
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This episode I talk about faith. No, not religious faith or faith in a higher power. I talk about having faith in yourself and why that is so important to your success.
I also mention a very good podcast called Film Pro Productivity hosted by Carter Ferguson. Check it out at the link below.
https://www.filmproproductivity.com/episodes

If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated.
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I've discovered there are two main reasons why filmmakers don't make their own films; money and fear. I tackle both of those reasons and show why they're not the block you thought they were.
If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page
@howtheydiditpodcast
I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.
Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify or Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful.
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