Category: Interview

BYSO Podcast 80: Interview with Dakota Morgan of Fancorp Network

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we talk with podcaster and filmmaker Dakota Morgan of Fancorp network. We’ll discuss his new giant monster project, Phoenix Kaiju as well as staying positive and focused in order to move forward in the creative arts. Enjoy! Backyard Space Opera Podcast is all about…


BYSO Podcast 76: Special Guest Will Orr Part 2 – Animation and Indie Video Games

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we finish our interview with Will Orr. We focus on animation and independent video game production. Will gives us lots of great technical advice as well as provides fantastic inspiration for independent creators. Enjoy! Backyard Space Opera Podcast is all about low budget science…


BYSO Podcast 75: Special Guest Will Orr Part 1 – Production Sound

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we discuss production sound with special guest and production sound professional Will Orr.  This is part one of two, with part two focusing on Will’s other passion, indie video game development and animation.  Will provides great insight into getting quality sound and the pitfalls…


BYSO Podcast 68: Interview with Filmmaker Paul Salamoff

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we’re just back from Who Con 2017 in San Diego, where we got to interview writer, director and special effects artist, Paul Salamoff.  He gives some great hints about micro budget special effects as well as great advice about pursuing dreams of filmmaking. And…


BYSO Podcast 64: Ace Tucker Space Trucker – A Science Fiction Comedy Serial Podcast

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we talk with Jim Tramontana, creator of Ace Tucker Space Trucker Serial Sci-Fi Comedy Podcast. We get to hear all about Ace Tucker as well as Jim’s other projects. We also get Jim’s thoughts on micro budget genre media creation, plus Cody weighs in…


BYSO Podcast 63: Interview with Writer and Artist Rob Roman

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we talk with writer and artist Rob Roman about his new micro budget Sci-Fi web series project.  We’ll discuss the importance of pushing forward, embracing budgetary limitations, finishing projects and sharing with the world. We also get a great glimpse into a project at…


BYSO Podcast 59: Interview with Animator Frederik Villumsen

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we interview animator Frederik Villumsen of Craft (itsoncraft.com). Frederik has worked on many fantastic films including Song of the Sea. In this inspiring interview we discuss his work in animation and how his new company is supporting up and coming creative talents. Enjoy! Backyard…


BYSO Podcast 58: Voorhees – A Friday the 13th Fan Film

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we talk with Cody Faulk of Wet Paint Pictures about his new movie, Voorhees – A Friday the 13th film. We’ll discuss his approach to making micro budget genre movies and get more insight into making a great Friday the 13th Fan Film. You…


BYSO Podcast 53: Never Hike Alone – A Friday the 13th Fan Film

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Hi Everyone, welcome to Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we interview Vincente DiSanti, director of Never Hike Alone, a Friday the 13th fan film. We discuss the production and how the love of characters like Jason provide inspiration for micro budget film making. Enjoy! Backyard Space Opera Podcast is all about low budget science…


BYSO Podcast Bonus: Interviews with Cast and Crew of Athena

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Hi everyone, welcome to this special bonus episode of Backyard Space Opera Podcast. In this episode we present interviews from the premiere of the Sci Fi action short film Athena in Hollywood. We’ll hear from costume designer Stephen Boyd-Morales, producer Ryan Stockstad, assistant director Vincente Disanti, stunt coordinator Bryan Forrest, & stunt performer Jessica Erin…


BYSO Podcast 51: Movie Review of Athena

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we review the sci fi action short film, Athena by Rogue Division. We’ll discuss all the great aspects of this short, and as always, we pull out topics and lessons to apply to our own micro budget sci fi movie making efforts. We also…


BYSO Podcast 50: Podcasting, Marketing, and Micro Budget Filmmaking with special guests Ryan Stockstad and Scott McMahon

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Hi everyone, welcome to our giant sized 50th episode. This week we reflect on our past fifty episodes and discuss plans for the future, including our top four dream guests to bring on the show in the next year. We also have an extended conversation with Ryan Stockstad of Halloween Horror Picks and Scott McMahon…


BYSO Podcast 49: Interview with Fantasy Novelist Andy Peloquin

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast!  This week we are thrilled to interview fantasy novelist Andy Peloquin.  Andy is the writer of “The Last Bucelarii” dark fantasy series as well as many other works. In this episode we get to hear all about Andy’s stories , his approach to writing, getting published,…


BYSO Podcast 48: Interview with Screenwriter Michael Varrati

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Hi Everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we welcome screenwriter Michael Varrati. Michael is known for his work in both low budget horror and network TV.  He’s been a columnist and commentator for various outlets like Huffington Post, Vice, Tubefilter, and FearNet.  He hosts San Diego Comic Con’s annual LGBT horror…


BYSO Podcast 46: Writing Young Adult Sci Fi With Janet Racciato Author of the Jade Series

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast!  This week we are joined by Janet Racciato, author of Jade, the young adult sci fi series.  We’ll discuss Janet’s work and approaches to writing in general.  We also examine the pros and cons of self publishing.  Enjoy! Backyard Space Opera Podcast is all about low…


BYSO Podcast 44: Ryan Stockstad of Halloween Horror Picks and the 48 hour film project

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we interview filmmaker Ryan Stokstad of the web series Halloween Horror Picks. Ryan tells us about his show and his work on films entered into the 48 hour film project. We’ll further examine several of these short films including “A Tale of Two Zombies”,…


BYSO Podcast 31: Interview with Johann Karlo of Gun Driver

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast.  This week we interview Johann Karlo, Director of the post apocalyptic action movie Gun Driver.  We’ll discuss the process that brought this micro budget sci fi movie to life, including gatherings resources and staying steadfast to finish production. You can see Johann Karlo’s Gun Driver on…


BYSO Podcast 29: Video Game Glory

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast.  This week we go video game crazy with special guest Mathew Nausha, Director of E-Sports at Counter Logic Gaming.  We’ll discuss the world of E-sports, the wider world of video games, and how video games interweave into the world of movies.  We also give our top…


BYSO Podcast 10: Interview with Filmtrooper Scott McMahon – Part 2

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This week we finish our interview with filmmaker Scott McMahon of Filmtrooper.com and discuss his micro budget supernatural thriller, The Cube.  In part 2 we discuss shooting locations, the importance of story, marketing, kick starters, and special effects. http://media.blubrry.com/backyard_space_opera/p/s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/backyardspaceopera/byso_podcast/BYSO_podcast_010.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS


BYSO Podcast 9: Interview with Filmtrooper Scott McMahon – Part 1

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

This week we interview filmmaker Scott McMahon of Filmtrooper.com and discuss his micro budget supernatural thriller, The Cube.  In part 1 we discuss Scott’s overall approach to making his movie and several of technical tricks to make a great movie for $500. http://media.blubrry.com/backyard_space_opera/p/s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/backyardspaceopera/byso_podcast/BYSO_podcast_009.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS