Welcome to the Early Call Time Podcast where Andrew, JJ, and Nadav chat with numerous television and film professionals in the entertainment industry. Guests include actors, writers, editors, directors, camera assistants, and anyone who has an epic story to tell about their career in "the biz." Early Call Time hopes to inspire filmmakers crazy enough to make the big move to Los Angeles, as well as the crazy ones that have already arrived.
Andrew, J.J. and Nadav celebrate 100 episodes of Early Call Time by discussing their favorite moments from the show over the past two years, and share the advice they found most valuable. If this is your first time listening, it’s a great place to start!
Beachbody producer Caleb Claxton is a man of many talents. Join us as he shares stories of writing, directing and producing content for different platforms and has us laughing the whole time. This one will leave a smile on your face, along with some great advice on how to work your way up and stay diversified.
Today on Early Call Time, Jessie Pariseau joins JJ and Nadav to talk about her career in post production sound! Did you know how much work goes into adding sound effects to movies and TV shows? Listen to our guest explain how a foley department functions!
Brian Thomas sits down with Early Call Time to discuss his unique career. From his internship on “Dawson’s Creek” to working for one of the biggest fitness companies in the world, Brian shares some great insight and advice.
Greg Silverman comes on the podcast to talk about his journey from pizza delivery guy to lead VFX artist on “Scorpion.” He also gives great advice and insight on how hungry you should be and interacting with people in the workplace.
One of the editors of Fox’s “Lucifer,” Marc Pattavina comes on the show to talk about his career in editorial! Hear his opinion on wanting to work in film versus working in television and what either decision means for an editor.
When he’s not starring on Freeform’s “Stitchers” or Disney’s new “Jungle Book” movie, he’s teaching Zumba and eating Indian food. Ritesh tells us all about it, along with his tips and tricks for anyone wanting to be an actor.
Brad shares his experiences editing on shows like “NYPD Blue” and “Z Nation,” and gives us some insight into why it’s not a good idea to threaten a show producer with physical violence. Lots of useful information in this one, that’s for sure.
Do you know what petty cash is besides what you saw on “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead?” Well, be prepared to learn the wonderful world of accounting with Brian Cote. Brian has worked on movies such as “The Martian,”“Star Trek Into Darkness,” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Studio Teacher and Social Worker, Dave Combs enlightens us on his career path. From administering finals in a cave to stepping in front of a camera to stop an out of control production, Dave educates even Andrew and J.J.
We sit down with “Supernatural” Associate Producer P.J. to find out what it takes to oversee all of the elements in post production, and more importantly, get his thoughts on one of his first jobs in show business, “Tommy Lee Goes to College.”
Matthew Behar comes on Early Call Time to discuss all the production environments he’s been a Sys Admin for. If you like hacking into main frames and memcaching backends, but also movies and workflows, then this might be for you.
Charles Song comes on Early Call Time to talk about his career and the multiple positions he’s held. Starting as a PA/runner working on “South Park,” a writer’s assistant on Luiz Guzman’s show, and at some point became an Associate Producer on “Family Guy,” where he’s been for 10 seasons!
Happy New Year Early Call Timers! We have another end of the year clip show for you! We rounded up some of the best horror stories from previous guest such as Patrick Lawler, Stephanie Simmons, Ben Cassou, and Vivian Lee. Enjoy the mayhem!
Merry Christmas and Happy Other Holidays! This week we bring you a special episode where we revisit the advice given to listeners from our biggest guests! Enjoy advice from people like Rosemary Rodriguez, Nick Santora, John Badham, Brian Bennett, and Hunter Via!
Harshit Desai joins Early Call Time and talks about working on the title sequence for the Netflix original series “Narcos,” as well as his journey to becoming a Junior Art Director at the company he currently works at.
Scott shares an incredible list of tips and techniques on what’s made him successful in the edit bay. His rise from reality TV to Amazon’s “Mad Dogs” is a story not to be missed for any aspiring editor.
Lindsay has one of those really cool “does that ever actually happen?” stories that got her into her current gig as the showrunner’s assistant on NBC’s “Blindspot.” It’s all about being in the right place at the right time and she tells us how it went down.
Castille talks about her role in writing, directing and starring in “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion.” If you’ve ever wanted to fly to Bulgaria and make a movie about a horse, this is the episode for you. This is one of the coolest success stories we’ve heard!
Brent Lang came on the show to talk about his duo-career as a producer and an actor. He has great insight on finding managers, as well as how he pitched his idea for a television show at a major television network.
Vince shares stories of working on shows from “Gossip Girl” to “Battlestar Galactica.” We talk automated dialogue replacement and which actors are the best at it, as well as what it is. With the amount of work Vince has on his plate, it’s hard to believe this guy has the time to even sleep.
Michael joins us to talk about an exciting and innovative new animation project he’s working on with Howie Mandel involving the Tin Man. Hackimation – ever heard of it? Well you’re about to. Check it out here!
From Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh” to Syfy’s “Warehouse 13” and ABC Family’s “Stitchers,” Allison Scagliotti has had an impressive onscreen career. We talk acting, music, and what it’s like to be recognized at the orthodontist’s office.
We finally did it! We got someone in Craft Services on the podcast! What’s that? Pretty much the person in charge of snacks and drinks in between meals on the set. And we got arguably the best kind of crafty person: someone who’s REALLY into cooking.
Matt McGregor, originally from the East coast, describes his big move to the west coast to enroll at USC’s renowned film school and enlist in the NBC Page Program. He also shares some helpful tips on how to run a successful KickStarter campaign.
In this episode, Brian Freeman (Camera Assistant) and Patrick Lawler (Director of Photography), discuss what positions are available in the camera department, and a few ways to get started in a camera-related path.
Producer and camera operator Hilaire Brosio has a fascinating story that includes shooting iconic underwater sequences for “Dexter,” traveling the world with AC/DC and using his Steadicam in some of the most exotic locations on the planet.
From the pilot episodes of “The Walking Dead” and “Sons of Anarchy” to feature films like “The Mist,” editor Hunter Via has one of the coolest resumes we’ve ever seen. We talk horror movies, the ACE internship for aspiring editors, and how to not fall asleep at the wheel.
Steve talks the normal business of how he became an Assistant Editor, but also talks about his latest editing opportunity on a low budget feature. We also read a listener’s letter to our little podcast. This one is a pretty full episode people.
Writer and director Ben Shelton shares his experience of making short comedy sketches and how he used them to secure a deal with Rainn Wilson’s company, getting him a series on the POP network. This episode is a fantastic lesson in making your own content and turning your hobby into a full time gig.
Part two of our interview with director John Badham includes a fantastic story that involves Goldie Hawn and a roller coaster, and more Short Circuit trivia that you could ever imagine. John also addresses some questions from our listeners.
We celebrate our 50th episode with legendary director John Badham, who shares stories from the sets of movies including Saturday Night Fever, Short Circuit, War Games and more. This episode, the first of two, is a fascinating glimpse into the career of one of the most accomplished directors in the business.
There’s a whole lot more to the world of sound than most people realize, and Alex Fehrman takes us through it all, from the recording on set to the editing and mixing in post. This episode will open your eyes AND your ears to the fascinating world of production and post production audio.
From “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” to “Point Break” and “Dumb and Dumber”, Foley artist Gregg Barbanell has done it all. He talks about his amazing career in this specialized field, and we play a sound effects game that will test even the smartest of ears.
Actor Brian Durkin shares stories of being promoted from an extra to a guest starring role on 24, working on the series finale of “Mad Men” and getting laughs from Jerry Seinfeld while shooting a segment for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
Join us as we talk to staff writer Vivian Lee, who shares advice on keeping a positive attitude at work and how she got into the business. Vivian also shares one of the most uncomfortable – and hilarious – horror stories we’ve ever heard.
What does a Co-Executive Producer actually DO? Join us as we talk to Scorpion’s Paul Grellong, who sheds light on what the title means, along with stories from the set and how to get into the writers’ room.
From shooting all of the time lapse sequences on Breaking Bad to directing some of the most visually interesting music videos out there, Brian’s experience behind the camera – and how he got there – is a story not to be missed. Join us for one of the most entertaining and informative interviews yet.
Agent Brian Goldberg of WPA shares his insights on representing talent that works behind the camera, from cinematographers to production designers to editors. This episode is a unique and interesting look into what it takes to get your foot through the door and into physical TV, feature and commercial production.
Recorded months earlier, we dig into our archives for another exciting episode of The Early Call Time Podcast. We talk about the difference between digital and film. What is better? What is cheaper? How do we accomplish both? Can we do both? Can we ask any more questions?
We venture up to the Bay Area for an amazing chat with Andy Weir, author of The Martian. Ridley Scott’s new movie starring Matt Damon is based on the book, in theaters November 25th. There are spoilers in this episode, so if you haven’t read the book, beware!
On this episode of Early Call Time, we interview Edricdale Silla, who started off as Nadav’s post production intern in 2010, and is now the senior editor at Mid-Century Media making featurettes for ArcLight Cinemas. Since Edricdale worked for Nadav, obviously the “Horror Stories” segment is pretty big.
Do you like “Back to the Future”? Do you like documentaries? Well you’ll love our interview with Jason Aron, the director of “Back in Time,” the new kickstarter hit that raised its money in just 3 days! Listen to his amazing story and check out the kickstarter page.
Ever wonder what the guy holding the giant pole with the mic on the end is thinking? Here’s your chance to find out as Alex Sanchez, who has done sound all over the world, shares tales from audio land – along with the most expensive horror story we’ve ever heard.
Music Editor Eddie Ponsdomenech joins us in the studio this week with his advice on how to become a Music Editor. He also discusses his brief experience working with Christopher Walken. “We’re making Girl Soup over here.”
Check out today’s podcast with Nadav and J.J. talking with our first cinematographer, Patrick Lawler. He talks about working for Audi and the majestic RED camera. If you have a second, check out REDucation and Patrick’s Vimeo account. It will open your mind.
Join us as we sit down with Tyler Rabbit of Rabbit Animation. He shares stories and tips from working for shows featured on the History Channel, discusses a documentary he’s currently producing, and provides some of the best career advice we’ve heard.
Documentary filmmaker Julia Marchese talks about her newest project, Out of Print, which focuses on revival cinema and her time at the New Beverly theater in Los Angeles. You can find the film at www.outofprintfilm.com.
Executive Assistant Maria Home sits down with us to talk about the business end of Hollywood, including her time working on Whitney and her take on the first job many Los Angeles transplants have in the industry.
Listen as we welcome Annemarie Brown to the Early Call Time Studio. Annie is currently working as a storyboard artist for Family Guy, and has also worked on King of the Hill. She goes in depth on how an animated show is completed and Nadav’s head explodes. It’s pretty epic.
David Mendez is a jack of all trades when it comes to film and TV, but makeup is his bread and butter. We talk special effects, trade secrets, and tips for actors and makeup artists alike. You can find David on Facebook or Reddit at Film Industry LA, the group he started for filmmakers.
From the office of “Criminal Minds” and “E.R.” comes a writer’s assistant named Liz Cole. We ask Liz about working as an assistant to a writer and the advice she can provide. Listen closely because her advice is unlike any other we’ve had on the show.
So your project has been shot and you have hours of footage. Now what? That’s where the guys at Keep Me Posted come in. From Audio sweetening to color correction, graphics to visual effects, they do it all. That’s why shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Homeland,” and “Californication” are among their many high profile clients.
From debuting at Sundance in 2001 to being the house director on The Good Wife, Rosemary Rodriguez has had a career that spans film and television, edgy comedy and gripping drama. We sat down with her in her Studio City production office to find out what makes her tick.
If you’ve ever imagined yourself working in a writer’s room, you should definitely listen to this episode with Carrie Gutenberg. She’s been the writer’s assistant for Mystery Girls on ABC Family and Game Changers on CBS, and recently graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University.
So you have made a movie, a television show, or something else amazing! Now you want to promote it in some fashion? We talk about advertising with buses, billboards, toys, and other items that can be good for a successful product.
From Pitch Perfect (and the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2) to singing for thousands of fans at Dodger Games, Kelley Jakle shares stories from her impressive career as an actress and singer. We discuss the unexpected advantages of acting classes, the audition process, and the weirdest request a casting director ever gave her.
You may recognize him as the voice of the P-90 X and Insanity infomercials, but this talented voiceover artist has more than 100 other commercials under his belt, along with editing, producing and directing credits. Settle in for an entertaining session with Jack Rutkowski.
Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of an episode of Family Guy? Join us as we sit down for a fascinating chat with editor Eric Brown as he walks us through the process and gives us advice on how to become a Korean storyboard artist.
What’s it like for someone who has been in L.A. for all of 72 hours? The guys talk with southern transplant Nathalie, who shares her experiences with internships, the big move, and the exciting project she’s working on for Sony.
Actress/Comedian Monica Percich chats with Andrew and J.J. about her youtube channel, her career as an actress, and a “loveable” character named Thrust Dixon. Check out Monica’s youtube channel called Monica Vision.
What happens when an actor dies mid-production? Andrew, JJ, and Nadav talk about how something like death can affect a project, which naturally transitions into experiences with people who practice “No Call, No Show” on set. Nadav also introduces a new trivia game.