“Our Filmmaking Futures” with Ryan Erlandsen

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From producing and releasing feature films on a more consistent schedule to creating projects that have more depth and substance, we explore the topic of legacy and what we bring to our films as we get older.

“Building Community” with Ryan Erlandsen

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A critical component of filmmaking is making sure there’s an audience for your film. Ryan and I talk about ways to get your film in front of the right people from sharing about it on social media and going to related events to premiering it in your local town.

“Fit It In Post” with Ryan Erlandsen

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In this conversation, Ryan and I talk about our thoughts on this phrase, along with our philosophies of editing, new technologies we would love to have in software, and the inspirational impact that KISS and George Lucas has had on Ryan’s career.

“Tales from the Set” with Ryan Erlandsen

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From planning production days and figuring out what equipment you’ll need to making sure you have the necessary crew members and getting everything set up accordingly, there are endless factors that can make or break your film.

Interlude: Strengthen Your Imagination

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As Ryan recovers from some seasonal sickness and regains his voice, we collaborated on a few ways for you to strengthen your imagination, because let’s be honest, if you’re anything like us, you need to let your mind wander in the ethereal realm of creativity more often.

“Found Spaces & Sets” with Ryan Erlandsen

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Yes, actors are essential to the success of any film, but equally important are the found spaces and sets that contain the stories. In this episode, Ryan and I talk about our formative years of exploration and how they influence the films we make and the stories we aspire to tell.

“Writing Modern Myths” with Ryan Erlandsen

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There are two big questions that inform this episode: First, when we trace back the mythological lineage of our modern stories, where in time do we end up? And second, will modern audiences accept and believe old stories if told in new ways? Ryan and I explore these questions along with where ideas come from starting with our shared love for concept albums and music videos.

“Team Works” with Ryan Erlandsen

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In this episode, we explore team work and the many ways to build a cast and crew for independent projects. From gas station casting and coffee shop networking to bringing people of all skill levels together, Ryan shares his experiences of finding the right—and sometimes wrong—people for his projects. As someone who often approaches my own creative projects by myself, I also share how collaborating with Ryan has positively impacted my work.

“Money Talks” with Ryan Erlandsen

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From creative ways to funding movies and paying for actors and equipment to figuring out the modern-day path to profitability, Ryan candidly shares how he has gotten two feature films made and how he will approach distribution and selling the films.

“Ideas & Inspiration” with Ryan Erlandsen

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Throughout the season, we are exploring micro-to-no-budget filmmaking in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll touch on the hot topics of the day and our shared love for symphonic metal and cheesy horror films.

“Origin Stories” with Ryan Erlandsen

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Ryan Erlandsen of Marble Mountain Films produces music videos, short films and features of the horror persuasion and is the special guest for season two. Come on into the cabin and hear us talk about our filmmaking origin stories.