#58 - Cinematography with Steve Gainer, ASC
Cinematographer Steve Gainer, ASC has an impressive Hollywood filmography: he’s worked with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Gunn, and previous guest Lexi Alexander. Even more impressive, though, is how open Steve is about his process, both next to and away from the camera. Shaun talked to Steve about a range of topics, including one sneaky way to get a job, and where you’ll most likely find your crew.
#56 - Arranged Marriage with Web Bist
Like many Americans, Web Bist feels a deep responsibility to his parents and culture. Unlike many Americans, however, this fealty has led Web into accepting an arranged marriage.
#55 - Music for a Living with Jenny Owen Youngs
Shaun talks with singer/songwriter/personal hero Jenny Owen Youngs about skinning a cat, the mysterious relationship between musician and producer, and making art for a living.
#54 - Activism with Lexi Alexander
Lexi Alexander, director of the underrated PUNISHER: WAR ZONE (2008) joins Shaun to talk about activism in Hollywood, pigeonholing, storytelling, Twitter, and what sex has to do with social consciousness.
#47 - Famous Cartoons and Filmmaking with Nate Ruegger
This week, writer/director/voice actor Nate Ruegger! As a child, Nate provided voices for Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, and he’s now a filmmaker. We talked to him about a recent short film of his, and of course about life behind the scenes at two of the greatest cartoons of all time.
#46 - Making Music with Jukebox the Ghost and Bridge the Atlantic
Jukebox the Ghost has been Shaun’s favorite band for YEARS now, and he was excited to the point of near-vomiting when he interviewed singer/songwriter/piano dude Ben Thornewill. Bridge the Atlantic is a great podcast featuring recording artist Marcio Novelli and web designer Ross Barber.
#44 - No, It’s Totally an Interview with Shaun!
Shaun talked about many topics, from the genesis of the show to the negative iTunes review that was essentially a vicious personal attack. He also got into the podcast review business by recommending the excellent Video Negative Podcast.
#42 - Autism with Austin Shinn
Shaun talks with writer, film buff, and diagnosed high-functioning autistic Austin Shinn, from aflickeringlife.wordpress.com. The purpose of this interview was twofold: to hear Austin’s story and to get his thoughts on common mainstream perceptions about autism.
#34 - Making Bad Shorts with Ben Zelevansky and Deanna Moore
Shaun met Ben Zelevansky and Deanna Moore at CommuniCon 3 in Los Angeles. They were there to participate in the “No Small Parts” panel due to non-starring BUT ESSENTIAL work on the popular TV show Community.
#29 - Raising an Autistic Child with Geoff Todd
Shaun talks with Geoff Todd (creator of @OnePerfectShot), the director of a forthcoming documentary series focusing on seven families living with autism called 7 ON THE SPECTRUM.