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Feature and a short is an monthly screening hosted by Fourwind Films where an appointed contributor presents their chosen feature motion picture and a short movie. There is only one condition for screening selection: the presenter must have been directly involved with one picture, but not the other.

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Assistant Editing Differences

WARNING: This episode is a workflow episode. It is made for people with extensive knowledge in post-production and can be confusing if you do not have that background. If you do not have that backgorung skip to another one of our episodes. Welcome to another COVID Feature & a Short episode: Assistant Editing.Most assistant editors want to advance their career to become and editor someday.Owner and Editor of Fourwind Films, Justin Joseph Hall, has worked on many projects as Assistant Editor. In this episode he gives us some tips about Assistant Editing. First off to know the different jobs in Post-Production to find opportunities to experiment and try different things. Always discuss at the beginning of the project how your credit is going to be. Remember that as an assistant editor you gotta be the organizational voice. You want to have an easy-to-read organizational format. Be consistent with the way you label files as you working on a team! Talk to the editor about gaining a system for ingesting and synching. Color-correction and sound-mixing are essential parts to consider for a complete proper project. It’s your job to make sure that your work is accurate and that you maintain a high quality product for finishing your video!If you have any Post-Production questions, email Justin Joseph Hall directly at justinjosephhall@fourwindfilms.com or check out Fourwind’s blog page for helpful tips in creating media.

--5 d ago
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Assistant Editing Differences

Setting Up in Post-Production Differences

WARNING: This episode is a workflow episode. It is made for people with extensive knowledge in post-production and can be confusing if you do not have that background. If you do not have that background skip to another one of our episodes. Welcome to another COVID Feature & a Short episode: Setting Up in Post-Production Differences, which focuses on how to set up a project in post-production. What differs the most between working on features and shorts is which software editing you use. Owner of Fourwind Films’ Justin Joseph Hall suggests Premiere for faster turnaround time and Avid for longer projects. He also gives us some tips about folder structures and file labeling. Specifically that organization skills are extremely important in post-production. Know your camera. Know your codec. You wanna make sure that things will sort in a logical manner in order not to cause yourself a lot of work towards the end of the post-production process. Here is a link to our folder structure template that is mentioned in the episode. YYYY-MM-DD (Name of Project) Episode hosted by: Justin Joseph Hall. If you have any post-production questions, email Justin directly at justin.joseph.hall@fourwindfilms.com or check out Fourwind’s blog page for helpful tips in creating media.

10 min2 w ago
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Setting Up in Post-Production Differences

Black Media Matters

Welcome to another COVID film list Feature & a short Black Media Matters which focuses on the importance of black voices within the film industry and how diversity within the cinema space benefits the art form. For so long black talent has been suppressed within the industry but when a diamond shines so bright, one can’t help but notice it in the rough; Paul Robeson who began making films in 1925 with Body and Soul. Josephine Baker who was the first black woman to star in a film in 1934 with Zouzou. And perhaps one of the most influential black filmmakers, Spike Lee who made his mark as a staple director with his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It. With so many gifted black filmmakers & actors, it can be hard to narrow it down to a mere listicle; but in this episode Justin Joseph Hall and Laura Davi hone-in on some of their favorite films which also happen to focus on stories that revolve around black lives, experiences, and issues. (Spoiler alert: Spike Lee is mentioned more...

18 minAUG 4
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Black Media Matters

Contagion Films

Welcome to a totally COVID kind of Feature & a short. Fourwind Films has decided to dedicate a podcast to talking about the best of the contagion films seen by our accountant Laura Davi, and your host, Justin Joseph Hall who has been called a movie encyclopedia. We redirect our documenting of our small film events to bring you our second film list episode! The definition of an epidemic an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. We are doing this episode because our lives have been stagnant and we’re looking for ways to cope. Films are a quick way for humans to process other people’s minds. So what will this list do for you? If you watch these films, you may help understand the conditions of contagions in society through the medium of film. These are the films we think are the best at communicating what life might be like during the time of a contagion. First we discuss the BEST SHORT and FEATURE ...

13 minJUL 13
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Contagion Films

Christian Felix: Book Club, Blue Collar

Christian Felix is an actor from Chicago now based in New York City. He now regularly does a specific kind of acting in diversity training, which is one of the coolest jobs you’ve never heard of previously. No matter what you say about Christian, he is definitely a professional storyteller. On top of him expressively recounting amazing adventures , he’s a spectacular listener. This is what makes him successful throughout his years and his willingness to be professional in all setting yet still have fun. The exact person you want on any filmset. Christian’s theme for the episode is how film sets can be fun and funny or incredibly contentious and still create great works of art. The short film Book Club by VARIETY SHAC Christian brought is a film where he was a background actor with hilarious comedians (Chelsea Peretti and Fred Armisen to name a couple) where his main job was not to laugh. He talks about other television sets such as the show Blacklist that were more stressful and ...

14 minMAY 18
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Christian Felix: Book Club, Blue Collar

Jon Alpert: When Life Hands You Lemons, Papa

This episode features Jon Alpert, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary journalist. Prestigious award ceremonies aside, Alpert has been making films for over forty years and has stories for DAYS. Highlights include the story of how he was chosen as the director for the first Sundance film by Robert Redford, and another dives into how he and his partner Keiko Tsuno managed to get breaking footage in Vietnam during the war. As a co-founder of DCTV he shares how the Chinatown documentary incubator offered film equipment to anyone who wanted to tell stories about the community. Alpert’s career was birthed out of supporting his community, and he continues to prioritize doing so to this day. The films he curated for the episode are both extremely personal. The short film by Jasmine Barclay is called, “When Life Hands You Lemons.” It tells the story of how she was houseless for all of high school without most people in her life having any idea. For the feature, Jon chooses ...

48 minMAR 16
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Jon Alpert: When Life Hands You Lemons, Papa

The 2010's Fresh Air Award

Justin Joseph Hall, Thomas Kelsey, Jasmine Szympruch, & Elizabeth Yoo share their favorite feature and shorts of the past decade as well as give out the first Fresh Air Award. Hosted by Justin Joseph Hall

55 minFEB 5
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The 2010's Fresh Air Award

Piper Werle: Veronica, The Last Unicorn

Piper Werle is a writer and producer who loves the genre of fantasy in films. She her dialogue always is tickling your ribs and catches you off-guard. She uses the themes of fantasy and integrates them with accessible progressive ideas. Piper’s short was her first film she produced after many years writing for the stage called Veronica. It’s a story about the descendants of the mythical Greek Sirens. She uses practical and movie magic to bring the audience into the fantasy realm. The story is about dating stories anyone can relate to. The Last Unicorn is a star studded cast including Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Jeff Bridges, & Alan Arkin. It follows the story of a unicorn alone in the world for many years. It’s fantastical as it is 80’s and has beautiful depictions of animated nature. Funny names and quotes abound. Piper’s laugh is contagious so enjoy! Check out more of her work in our upcoming short Prologue, which she also wrote and worked as the Production Designer.

8 minJAN 21
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Piper Werle: Veronica, The Last Unicorn

Jay Giampietro: the thing that kills me the most!, Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

Jay Giampietro is a director and editor who is a huge fan of films and sports. He is super easy to talk to and it seems always maintains a positive vibe towards anything unique. His unique lens really focuses on New York awkward single males and we think it’s safe to call him a true auteur. He is prolific and makes a short film at least once a year. We’ve shown Hernia at our annual Holiday Mixer several years ago. This time for the short Jay presented his most recent film the thing that kills me the most! Sticking to odd New York area male characters. It is a very pretty experimental film that uses light in a unique way and takes documentary audio and montages it for new experience in motion picture. Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate is a very 1980’s documentary with minimal soundtrack and tons of intrigue. Jay being a student of film history and the odd that is out there in the world chose to bring this film that captures one’s attention watching nervous men have ...

10 min2019 DEC 27
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Jay Giampietro: the thing that kills me the most!, Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

Justin Joseph Hall: Wasp, Rock & a Hard Place

Justin Joseph Hall our owner from Minnesota has been working hard in post-production at DCTV this year. For this episode that was recorded on his birthday he decided to share how vérité documentaries can be made and aspects of using documentary style camera work can be used in narrative filmmaking. Justin started with Andrea Arnold’s famous short film Wasp. It is entirely shot in handheld form with little or no music. It follows a family in real time evoking well-known vérité cinema techniques brought forth to documentary filmmaking by folks like the Maysles brothers in the 1960’s and beyond. It is a short intense drama about family responsibilities colliding with personal freedoms. The feature Justin brought forth was Downtown Community Television’s Rock and a Hard Place that they made for HBO Documentaries in conjunction with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The film is a vérité documentary by the legendary modern vérité directors Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill and was the...

7 min2019 DEC 2
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Justin Joseph Hall: Wasp, Rock & a Hard Place

Latest Episodes

Assistant Editing Differences

WARNING: This episode is a workflow episode. It is made for people with extensive knowledge in post-production and can be confusing if you do not have that background. If you do not have that backgorung skip to another one of our episodes. Welcome to another COVID Feature & a Short episode: Assistant Editing.Most assistant editors want to advance their career to become and editor someday.Owner and Editor of Fourwind Films, Justin Joseph Hall, has worked on many projects as Assistant Editor. In this episode he gives us some tips about Assistant Editing. First off to know the different jobs in Post-Production to find opportunities to experiment and try different things. Always discuss at the beginning of the project how your credit is going to be. Remember that as an assistant editor you gotta be the organizational voice. You want to have an easy-to-read organizational format. Be consistent with the way you label files as you working on a team! Talk to the editor about gaining a system for ingesting and synching. Color-correction and sound-mixing are essential parts to consider for a complete proper project. It’s your job to make sure that your work is accurate and that you maintain a high quality product for finishing your video!If you have any Post-Production questions, email Justin Joseph Hall directly at justinjosephhall@fourwindfilms.com or check out Fourwind’s blog page for helpful tips in creating media.

--5 d ago
Comments
Assistant Editing Differences

Setting Up in Post-Production Differences

WARNING: This episode is a workflow episode. It is made for people with extensive knowledge in post-production and can be confusing if you do not have that background. If you do not have that background skip to another one of our episodes. Welcome to another COVID Feature & a Short episode: Setting Up in Post-Production Differences, which focuses on how to set up a project in post-production. What differs the most between working on features and shorts is which software editing you use. Owner of Fourwind Films’ Justin Joseph Hall suggests Premiere for faster turnaround time and Avid for longer projects. He also gives us some tips about folder structures and file labeling. Specifically that organization skills are extremely important in post-production. Know your camera. Know your codec. You wanna make sure that things will sort in a logical manner in order not to cause yourself a lot of work towards the end of the post-production process. Here is a link to our folder structure template that is mentioned in the episode. YYYY-MM-DD (Name of Project) Episode hosted by: Justin Joseph Hall. If you have any post-production questions, email Justin directly at justin.joseph.hall@fourwindfilms.com or check out Fourwind’s blog page for helpful tips in creating media.

10 min2 w ago
Comments
Setting Up in Post-Production Differences

Black Media Matters

Welcome to another COVID film list Feature & a short Black Media Matters which focuses on the importance of black voices within the film industry and how diversity within the cinema space benefits the art form. For so long black talent has been suppressed within the industry but when a diamond shines so bright, one can’t help but notice it in the rough; Paul Robeson who began making films in 1925 with Body and Soul. Josephine Baker who was the first black woman to star in a film in 1934 with Zouzou. And perhaps one of the most influential black filmmakers, Spike Lee who made his mark as a staple director with his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It. With so many gifted black filmmakers & actors, it can be hard to narrow it down to a mere listicle; but in this episode Justin Joseph Hall and Laura Davi hone-in on some of their favorite films which also happen to focus on stories that revolve around black lives, experiences, and issues. (Spoiler alert: Spike Lee is mentioned more...

18 minAUG 4
Comments
Black Media Matters

Contagion Films

Welcome to a totally COVID kind of Feature & a short. Fourwind Films has decided to dedicate a podcast to talking about the best of the contagion films seen by our accountant Laura Davi, and your host, Justin Joseph Hall who has been called a movie encyclopedia. We redirect our documenting of our small film events to bring you our second film list episode! The definition of an epidemic an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. We are doing this episode because our lives have been stagnant and we’re looking for ways to cope. Films are a quick way for humans to process other people’s minds. So what will this list do for you? If you watch these films, you may help understand the conditions of contagions in society through the medium of film. These are the films we think are the best at communicating what life might be like during the time of a contagion. First we discuss the BEST SHORT and FEATURE ...

13 minJUL 13
Comments
Contagion Films

Christian Felix: Book Club, Blue Collar

Christian Felix is an actor from Chicago now based in New York City. He now regularly does a specific kind of acting in diversity training, which is one of the coolest jobs you’ve never heard of previously. No matter what you say about Christian, he is definitely a professional storyteller. On top of him expressively recounting amazing adventures , he’s a spectacular listener. This is what makes him successful throughout his years and his willingness to be professional in all setting yet still have fun. The exact person you want on any filmset. Christian’s theme for the episode is how film sets can be fun and funny or incredibly contentious and still create great works of art. The short film Book Club by VARIETY SHAC Christian brought is a film where he was a background actor with hilarious comedians (Chelsea Peretti and Fred Armisen to name a couple) where his main job was not to laugh. He talks about other television sets such as the show Blacklist that were more stressful and ...

14 minMAY 18
Comments
Christian Felix: Book Club, Blue Collar

Jon Alpert: When Life Hands You Lemons, Papa

This episode features Jon Alpert, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary journalist. Prestigious award ceremonies aside, Alpert has been making films for over forty years and has stories for DAYS. Highlights include the story of how he was chosen as the director for the first Sundance film by Robert Redford, and another dives into how he and his partner Keiko Tsuno managed to get breaking footage in Vietnam during the war. As a co-founder of DCTV he shares how the Chinatown documentary incubator offered film equipment to anyone who wanted to tell stories about the community. Alpert’s career was birthed out of supporting his community, and he continues to prioritize doing so to this day. The films he curated for the episode are both extremely personal. The short film by Jasmine Barclay is called, “When Life Hands You Lemons.” It tells the story of how she was houseless for all of high school without most people in her life having any idea. For the feature, Jon chooses ...

48 minMAR 16
Comments
Jon Alpert: When Life Hands You Lemons, Papa

The 2010's Fresh Air Award

Justin Joseph Hall, Thomas Kelsey, Jasmine Szympruch, & Elizabeth Yoo share their favorite feature and shorts of the past decade as well as give out the first Fresh Air Award. Hosted by Justin Joseph Hall

55 minFEB 5
Comments
The 2010's Fresh Air Award

Piper Werle: Veronica, The Last Unicorn

Piper Werle is a writer and producer who loves the genre of fantasy in films. She her dialogue always is tickling your ribs and catches you off-guard. She uses the themes of fantasy and integrates them with accessible progressive ideas. Piper’s short was her first film she produced after many years writing for the stage called Veronica. It’s a story about the descendants of the mythical Greek Sirens. She uses practical and movie magic to bring the audience into the fantasy realm. The story is about dating stories anyone can relate to. The Last Unicorn is a star studded cast including Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, Jeff Bridges, & Alan Arkin. It follows the story of a unicorn alone in the world for many years. It’s fantastical as it is 80’s and has beautiful depictions of animated nature. Funny names and quotes abound. Piper’s laugh is contagious so enjoy! Check out more of her work in our upcoming short Prologue, which she also wrote and worked as the Production Designer.

8 minJAN 21
Comments
Piper Werle: Veronica, The Last Unicorn

Jay Giampietro: the thing that kills me the most!, Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

Jay Giampietro is a director and editor who is a huge fan of films and sports. He is super easy to talk to and it seems always maintains a positive vibe towards anything unique. His unique lens really focuses on New York awkward single males and we think it’s safe to call him a true auteur. He is prolific and makes a short film at least once a year. We’ve shown Hernia at our annual Holiday Mixer several years ago. This time for the short Jay presented his most recent film the thing that kills me the most! Sticking to odd New York area male characters. It is a very pretty experimental film that uses light in a unique way and takes documentary audio and montages it for new experience in motion picture. Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate is a very 1980’s documentary with minimal soundtrack and tons of intrigue. Jay being a student of film history and the odd that is out there in the world chose to bring this film that captures one’s attention watching nervous men have ...

10 min2019 DEC 27
Comments
Jay Giampietro: the thing that kills me the most!, Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

Justin Joseph Hall: Wasp, Rock & a Hard Place

Justin Joseph Hall our owner from Minnesota has been working hard in post-production at DCTV this year. For this episode that was recorded on his birthday he decided to share how vérité documentaries can be made and aspects of using documentary style camera work can be used in narrative filmmaking. Justin started with Andrea Arnold’s famous short film Wasp. It is entirely shot in handheld form with little or no music. It follows a family in real time evoking well-known vérité cinema techniques brought forth to documentary filmmaking by folks like the Maysles brothers in the 1960’s and beyond. It is a short intense drama about family responsibilities colliding with personal freedoms. The feature Justin brought forth was Downtown Community Television’s Rock and a Hard Place that they made for HBO Documentaries in conjunction with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The film is a vérité documentary by the legendary modern vérité directors Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill and was the...

7 min2019 DEC 2
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Justin Joseph Hall: Wasp, Rock & a Hard Place
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