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Film Crew 101

Oklahoma Film And TV Academy

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Film Crew 101 pulls back the curtain on all the different roles that go into making a film or TV show. Ever wondered what a Gaffer or Best Boy does? Have you dreamt about working in the art department of a major movie but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you are well on your way building a career in film and TV but want to get more insight into how other departments work. Film Crew 101 has all the answers.

Latest Episodes

The Special Effects Makeup Artist

Matthew Mungle has worked on"Hillbilly Elegy," "The Irishman," "August Osage County," "Frida,""Schindler’s List,""Outbreak,""Casper,"and the movie that won him his Oscar, 1992’s"Dracula." In addition, Matthew has worked on numerous television series including"The X-Files," "CSI," "John Adams," "The Big Bang Theory," "New Girl," and "Salem." Today, Matthew talks with Toni about how he got started in the industry and shares some tips for how to set yourself up for success on any project.

33 min2 d ago
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The Special Effects Makeup Artist

The Editor

Host Amy Janes speaks with editor Stuart Levy, whose credits include "Any Given Sunday," "Red Eye," "Nim’s Island," "Foxcatcher," "Insurgent," "Allegiant," and "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

25 min1 w ago
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The Editor

The Sound Utility

Sound Utility Hank Martin's credits include TV shows "Drop Dead Diva," "The Resident," and "Brockmire" as well as blockbuster films "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Selma," and "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising." Today, he unpacks his role.

25 min2 w ago
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The Sound Utility

The First Assistant Director

Kim Richards' 1st AD credits include"The Mandalorian,""Why Women Kill," and"The Lion King"in addition to other work in the AD department on projects like"The Mentalist,""Ray Donavan,""The Jungle Book,""Silicon Valley,""American Horror Story,""Young Sheldon"and"12 Strong." In this episode, you'll learn what Kim's days look like on set and what skills have helped her succeed in the role of a 1st AD.

29 minNOV 5
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The First Assistant Director

The Payroll Accountant

Cathy Marshall-Hart's credits include "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Matrix Revolutions," "Rent," "Rush Hour 3," "Twilight," "The Book of Eli," "Hidden Figures," "Hostiles," "Ford v Ferrari," and two projects that filmed right here in Oklahoma. Our host, Kim Mott, recently spoke with Cathy to learn more about Cathy’s role as a payroll accountant.

15 minOCT 29
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The Payroll Accountant

The VFX Key Grip

A Visual Effects Key Grip differs from a key grip in that they specialize in unique lighting techniques and camera technologies that make those iconic action shots from some of your favorite movies possible. Today, our host, Oklahoma-based writer, director, and filmmaker Noble Banks speaks with Key Grip and Visual Effects Key Grip Craig “Cowboy” Aines, whose credits include "Dr. Dolittle 2" and "Happy Gilmore."

21 minOCT 22
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The VFX Key Grip

The Production Office PA

Melissa Caswell is an Oklahoma-based script supervisor and production assistant. She has worked as a Base Camp PA on the Sundance award-winning "Minari," an Office PA on "Stillwater," and an APOC on the independent film, "Iké Boys." In this episode, you'll learn about the duties of the Office PA.

22 minOCT 15
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The Production Office PA

The Digital Imaging Technician

In addition to multiple music video credits and TV credits, Dino’s DIT film credits include Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder," as well as the Oscar-winning films "Gravity" and "Birdman." Recently, he has worked on "The High Note," "Irresistible," and "Work It."

24 minOCT 8
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The Digital Imaging Technician

The Hair Department Head

Chris Clark's credits include "Pan Am," "Scream Queens," "Feud: Bette and Joan," "American Crime Story," "Pose," "The Politician," and Netflix's recent TV series "Ratched." In this episode, you'll learn what a hair department head does and get some tips on how to get hired in the hair department.

28 minOCT 1
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The Hair Department Head

The Gaffer

A Gaffer, or more formally, the Chief Lighting Technician, is in charge of the crew that runs the lighting on a film set. Gaffer Steve Mathis has worked on films including "Halloween," "Back to the Future," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Moulin Rouge!," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Thor: Ragnarok," and more recently, "Wonder Woman 1984." In this episode, Steve talks about his responsibilities during pre-production and production.

27 minSEP 24
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The Gaffer

Latest Episodes

The Special Effects Makeup Artist

Matthew Mungle has worked on"Hillbilly Elegy," "The Irishman," "August Osage County," "Frida,""Schindler’s List,""Outbreak,""Casper,"and the movie that won him his Oscar, 1992’s"Dracula." In addition, Matthew has worked on numerous television series including"The X-Files," "CSI," "John Adams," "The Big Bang Theory," "New Girl," and "Salem." Today, Matthew talks with Toni about how he got started in the industry and shares some tips for how to set yourself up for success on any project.

33 min2 d ago
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The Special Effects Makeup Artist

The Editor

Host Amy Janes speaks with editor Stuart Levy, whose credits include "Any Given Sunday," "Red Eye," "Nim’s Island," "Foxcatcher," "Insurgent," "Allegiant," and "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."

25 min1 w ago
Comments
The Editor

The Sound Utility

Sound Utility Hank Martin's credits include TV shows "Drop Dead Diva," "The Resident," and "Brockmire" as well as blockbuster films "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Selma," and "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising." Today, he unpacks his role.

25 min2 w ago
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The Sound Utility

The First Assistant Director

Kim Richards' 1st AD credits include"The Mandalorian,""Why Women Kill," and"The Lion King"in addition to other work in the AD department on projects like"The Mentalist,""Ray Donavan,""The Jungle Book,""Silicon Valley,""American Horror Story,""Young Sheldon"and"12 Strong." In this episode, you'll learn what Kim's days look like on set and what skills have helped her succeed in the role of a 1st AD.

29 minNOV 5
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The First Assistant Director

The Payroll Accountant

Cathy Marshall-Hart's credits include "The Matrix Reloaded," "The Matrix Revolutions," "Rent," "Rush Hour 3," "Twilight," "The Book of Eli," "Hidden Figures," "Hostiles," "Ford v Ferrari," and two projects that filmed right here in Oklahoma. Our host, Kim Mott, recently spoke with Cathy to learn more about Cathy’s role as a payroll accountant.

15 minOCT 29
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The Payroll Accountant

The VFX Key Grip

A Visual Effects Key Grip differs from a key grip in that they specialize in unique lighting techniques and camera technologies that make those iconic action shots from some of your favorite movies possible. Today, our host, Oklahoma-based writer, director, and filmmaker Noble Banks speaks with Key Grip and Visual Effects Key Grip Craig “Cowboy” Aines, whose credits include "Dr. Dolittle 2" and "Happy Gilmore."

21 minOCT 22
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The VFX Key Grip

The Production Office PA

Melissa Caswell is an Oklahoma-based script supervisor and production assistant. She has worked as a Base Camp PA on the Sundance award-winning "Minari," an Office PA on "Stillwater," and an APOC on the independent film, "Iké Boys." In this episode, you'll learn about the duties of the Office PA.

22 minOCT 15
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The Production Office PA

The Digital Imaging Technician

In addition to multiple music video credits and TV credits, Dino’s DIT film credits include Terrence Malick’s "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder," as well as the Oscar-winning films "Gravity" and "Birdman." Recently, he has worked on "The High Note," "Irresistible," and "Work It."

24 minOCT 8
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The Digital Imaging Technician

The Hair Department Head

Chris Clark's credits include "Pan Am," "Scream Queens," "Feud: Bette and Joan," "American Crime Story," "Pose," "The Politician," and Netflix's recent TV series "Ratched." In this episode, you'll learn what a hair department head does and get some tips on how to get hired in the hair department.

28 minOCT 1
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The Hair Department Head

The Gaffer

A Gaffer, or more formally, the Chief Lighting Technician, is in charge of the crew that runs the lighting on a film set. Gaffer Steve Mathis has worked on films including "Halloween," "Back to the Future," "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Moulin Rouge!," "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Thor: Ragnarok," and more recently, "Wonder Woman 1984." In this episode, Steve talks about his responsibilities during pre-production and production.

27 minSEP 24
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The Gaffer
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