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May 25, 2022

057 – Emmy Award-Winning Directing with Michael Graf

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Michael Graf about his Emmy Award-Winning directing. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfm7F_WQVqQ Timestamps (15:43) Catching up with Michael. (20:36) What does Michael do with scripts once they are finished? (34:15) What is the challenging part of Michael’s job? (41:59) Out of the box thinking. (49:28) Script switching. […]

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May 19, 2022

056 – Marketing and Ministry with Shane Reinbold

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Shane Reinbold about marketing and ministry. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuMO2hkHeQE Timestamps (6:19) Who is Shane Reinbold? (11:28) How did Shane get into ministry? (15:41) Skillsets. (18:54) Shane’s faith story. (24:58) Marketing. (1:09:06) Making beautiful work. (1:13:07) Patek Philippe ad. (1:16:39) Two truths and a lie.

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May 17, 2022

055 – Producing a Virtual Musical with Angela Hineline

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Angela Hineline about producing the musical Singin’ in the Rain virtually. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59QSAJe_yD8 Timestamps (4:51) Who is Angela Hineline? (7:24) Quality not quantity. (10:48) Delayed because of Covid. (15:54) The film elements of Singin’ In The Rain. (22:28) Jeff the cinephile. (26:29) What was […]

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May 14, 2022

054 – Editing and Up-Cycling Art with Ryan Orr

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Ryan Orr about editing and up-cycled art. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZOpkaXgOyE Timestamps (3:27) Who is Ryan Orr? (7:11) Upcycling. (11:22) What is it like creating commissioned art? (18:45) How long do Ryan’s projects take? (30:04) Ideation. (36:45) Is Ryan organized? (40:53) Editing. (50:28) Switching from Adobe […]

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May 12, 2022

053 – Production and Filmmaking with Ryan Dembroski

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Ryan Dembroski about his roles as producer, pilot, filmmaker, and YouTuber. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdfA5hY263s Timestamps (3:07) Who is Ryan Dembroski (7:31) Staying local vs moving to LA. (14:19) Ryan and the pandemic. (23:51) UWM. (27:52) Working with what you have. (36:55) Best Milwaukee frozen custard? […]

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May 7, 2022

052 – Account Management and Producing with Julia Smith

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting account management and producing with Julia Smith. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm13smXKvdM Timestamps (6:15) Who is Julia Smith? (15:12) Directing. (18:17) Backflip layoff (23:08) Be Grounded: Mental Health & Yoga Therapy (1:00:29) Podcasting (1:04:47) Two truths and a lie.

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May 4, 2022

051 – Music and Composing with Joshua Stromer

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting music and composing with Joshua Stromer. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbzvVs8wSa8 Timestamps (2:36) Who is Joshua Stromer? (3:27) How do you teach music during a pandemic? (11:12) Josh’s kids. (16:22) How did John and Ryan meet Josh? (18:44) The first project. (21:52) EV Land – Electricity (47:29) Who […]

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April 30, 2022

050 – Communications for the Diocese of Madison with Brent King

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Brent King, Communications Director for the Diocese of Madison. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec2axxmkT18 Timestamps (5:00) Brent’s origin story. (24:24) Creating high quality content. (28:41) Priests for Our Future Campaign. (41:42) What are the challenges of being a communications director for a diocese? (45:11) What was Brent’s […]

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April 28, 2022

049 – Backflip to the Future Behind the Scenes

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting about our Christmas video, Backflip to the Future with our editors, Jeff and Andrew Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ShNzHg0Sxc Timestamps (9:39) How does Backflip come up with it’s Christmas videos? (15:45) Fleshing out the script. (19:27) How was Andrew’s experience working on this Christmas video? (23:18) Video breakdown. […]

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April 23, 2022

048 – Writing and Directing with Michael Graf

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In this Happy Hour podcast, we’re chatting with Michael Graf about his Emmy award-winning writing and directing. Watch the chat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2fC7MBmFOg Timestamps (3:11) Who is Michael Graf? (15:59) The Last Indian War. (20:36) What does optioning a script mean? (22:10) What is the ideal optioning scenario? (27:02) How has the transition to online/remote work […]

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