Indie Film Grit Podcast

I talked in a previous blog entry about how I was invited on the Indie Film Grit podcast and today is the day where you get to listen to it!

I was really excited with the conversation I had with Tim Patrick, and if you haven’t listened to his podcast than you absolutely should.  He has had a ton of really awesome guests and I suggest you listen to more than just my episode as your time permits.  He’s a really great guy and it would mean a lot if you support his show.

It was also really exciting to talk just filmmaking, and what you can do to stop the excuses and make a film.

 

Click the image above to go right to the episode!

 

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Filming the Warner Brothers back lot

Hey Guys, hope all is well.

 

It has been a busy and productive couple weeks for me, the punctuation of which was getting the opportunity to do sound for a project on the back lot of Warner Brothers.  It was the second back lot I have worked on, but the first time since I became a full time freelancer.

 

Recently a crew reached out to me asking if I wanted to do sound for a project they were working on, and when they told me that part of it involved shooting on the back lot at Warner Brothers, I was in.  I think a lot about a famous back lot the way a baseball player must think about playing in Dodger Stadium.  The history lays thick in the air like humidity, and you can’t help but think about all the foot steps you trace with your own. It goes beyond that though, much like sports you are part of a team when you are out there together.  Everyone working together with the aim of a singular vision.  Doing what you can to produce the best product possible, and working with talented professionals who have incredible skill and desire to maintain a level of excellence.

 

In terms of history, the part of the back lot we shot on had two very special things happen on it.   One moment was for my money, one of the best kisses that have happened in recent film history.  It was originally for a movie from Sony, but you can’t pass up a great New York set right?

 

 

The second, one of my favorite albums ever, which had it’s cover shot in the same exact spot…

 

 

To think I shared a work space with his Royal Badness.  What an unbelievable honor.

 

Before I go, I wanted to thank Andrea and the rest of the team for an awesome set, and Hannah for finding me and bringing me on.  I hope you enjoy, and if you do, please share it.

 

Life in LA (and 3 big announcements!)

Hello one and all, I hope you are having a great day.

 

Before moving to Los Angeles to progress my film making journey, I knew that things were going to substantially change.  First there was the obvious, I was moving across the country to a whole new city and leaving behind all my family and friends.  I knew to grow I needed to be around more productions and more sets, and LA seemed to me like the obvious choice.

Today is exactly 7 months since we moved into our apartment, and I can say some things for sure.  Up top, I really appreciate having Rachel and Rob by my side for this.  They are both truly special people to me, and I couldn’t ask for  better partners in this whole decision.  In addition, the support of everyone back in Baltimore has been huge for me, and your kindness has been very moving.

I have been working on a good amount of really amazing sets since I moved out here (all of which you can find in the credits section of my website) with my focus on sound mixing and boom operating.  There is incredible talent here on all different levels, and having the chance to share the same artistic space as them has been incredibly rewarding.  I never thought I would say that I really loved my work like I have doing sound on set.

Going in I knew that it was going to require a lot of hustle to make sure I could work consistently, and knew that early on it was going to be slow.  Right now, I find myself working often enough to pay the bills, but not often enough to keep me from worrying about it.  It’s part of the journey, and with determination perhaps 7 months from now I will be working constantly.  I only have myself to blame if I don’t take the opportunity to the fullest extent possible.

Now on to the big announcements…

  1. The website has been revamped, with a focus on providing the best possible experience by speeding up under the hood and having slick and easy mobile sites for both phone and tablets.  Also on the home page I added…
  2. My 2017 Reel.  Now I have been working on this for a while, but decided the time for tinkering was over and it was time to release it into the universe.   I set it to “City of Angels” by 30 Seconds to Mars for two reasons.  First I love the song and thought it super appropriate, and second YouTube has this cool thing where they let you use bigger songs in your videos if the monetization goes to the artist. Really allows filmmakers like us to step up our reel game.
  3. Finally, I have been invited to speak on the Indie Film Grit Podcast.  They haven’t launched yet, so stay tuned for episode information in a future post.  Doing a podcast for me is no big deal obviously, with 167 episodes of O The Anthem out and drop in’s on other shows.  But this one is special to me because it gives me a chance to speak in a film centric forum, and talk about my experiences and my journey.  I’m really looking forward to it.

Well that will do it for today, I am working on what I want this blog to be exactly, but know for sure I will be posting here often.  Other than that you can always follow me on facebook, twitter, instagram, or snapchat.  Keep an eye out for new stuff coming very soon.

Welcome to my blog!

Hey guys, it’s Cory.

I’m so glad you decided to check out my blog.  I have been spending the last couple weeks working on my website, and an important part of the website to me was the blog.  I thought there would be no better place than here to share stories, talk about projects, and give you a sense for how my journey in LA progresses.

I’m working on my first major blog post now, expect it in a day or two.  In the meantime feel free to share my site and all the social media to anyone who might like to follow one man’s path to success in LA.  Someone who likes film, and the film business.  But mostly a place where I can talk openly about the fears, the joys, the ups and the downs of a business that is anything but ordinary.

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