Category: Pre Production

BYSO Podcast 66: Marveling at Matte Paintings

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast! This week we talk about matte paintings, the classic visual effects technique that can fantastically elevate a movie.  We’ll examine our inspirations and discuss how digital technology gives everyone access into this awesome art form. Backyard Space Opera Podcast is all about low budget science fiction,…


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 52: Production Meeting

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Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week is a “production meeting” to welcome our newest contributor Amanda.  We take the opportunity to discuss various aspects of our ongoing projects. We discuss how micro budget film making can aid in the pursuit of standard studio work. We’ll examine both the story elements…


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 45: Creating Objects of Power

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Hi Everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! Excalibur, Indiana Jone’s Whip, and Luke’s Light Saber, all objects of great power that give their respective films that something extra.  Today we examine “objects of power”.  These are carried by our protagonists throughout the story offering unique abilities and symbolizing our hero’s capacity to win…


BYSO Podcast 39: Production Update

Backyard Space Opera: Independent stop motion filmmaking

Hi everyone, welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we discuss the current status of our next short film production. We’ll examine the process for finding a fast and ultra cheap method for creating live action armor costumes. We also talk about our newest advance in stop motion animation provided by our friend,…


BYSO Podcast 30: Costume Craziness

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Hi everyone welcome to another Backyard Space Opera Podcast.  This week we go costume crazy with special guest Kristen.  We’ll discuss various types of costuming including a special form of costume expression, Disney Bounding.  We’ll also give our top 5 movie costumes of all time and discuss the critical role that costumes bring to a…


BYSO Podcast 22: Story Strategies

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Hi everyone, welcome to Backyard Space Opera Podcast! This week we further develop the story behind our newest short film project.  Building on the feedback we received from the prose narrative of episode 17, we discuss additions and changes to make at the story level as we move into writing the first draft of the…


BYSO Podcast 17: Pulp Tales – Lens Driver Prelude

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Welcome to another Backyard Space Opera podcast.  This week we present a special Pulp Tales episode called Lens Driver Prelude.  Its the audio narration of the story that will eventually become our next short film project.  We hope everyone listening will write in about their thoughts and ways to improve or expand the story. Send…


BYSO Podcast 16: Reflections on San Diego Comic Con 2016

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Hi everyone, this week Kyle is hosting solo, but we still have a great little show with reflections on San Diego Comic Con 2016.  We’ll talk about seeing the special effects legend Fon Davis and the Dark Crystal fan film contest winner.  We also announce our plans for getting everyone involved in the next film project….


BYSO Podcast 15: Fan Film Frenzy

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Hi Everyone, welcome to Backyard Space Opera Podcast. Today is Fan Film Frenzy where we discuss fan films in general and examine some tent pole short films including Batman Dead End, Punisher Dirty Laundry, Mortal Kombat Rebirth, and Star Wars Tie Fighter. Join us as we unravel this interesting and complicated topic. Batman Dead End: https://youtu.be/3j7d3lIAkes…