Film Focus: STRANGER THINGS’ Props Master Lynda Reiss speaks with Emily Cook

Film Focus’ Emily Cook speaks with Special Guest Hollywood Props Master Lynda Reiss about her most recent work on Netflix sensation STRANGER THINGS. They discuss the show, what a props master actually does and Lynda reveals some behind the scenes secrets from the set of the series. Lynda has also worked such iconic productions as American Beauty, True Detective and Cruel Intentions.

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Film Focus Episode 7: Iconic Breakthrough Films & Getting Into the Industry

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new releases, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and ‘Me Before You’, the latest from Hollow Crown director Thea Sharrock. Emily catches up with special guest Script Supervisor Ben Desmond and they speak about a script supervisor does, Ben’s recent place on the prestigious BAFTA crew scheme and he reveals his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.

We also let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the IOMFF and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be discussing the iconic films that put of some of our favourite directors on the map and Emily and Sarah will reveal their Top 5 Iconic Breakthrough Films.


Tarentino’s Reservoir Dogs is featured in our Iconic Breakthough Film Segment of this show

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Episode 5: The April Edition – Female Filmmakers & Exclusive Colourist Commentaries with Special Guest Grader, Paul Ensby

Episode summary:
In this episode Emily and Sarah  review the greatly anticipated new release, ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice‘. Our special industry guest is world leading feature film Colourist Paul Ensby from the prestigious post-production facility Company3 in Soho . Paul gives exclusive colourist commentaries to the trailers of four of his most recent films including Oscar winning Documentary Amy, Guy Richie’s Man From U.N.C.L.E, the charming British comedy, The Lady in the Van and new release Allegiant, explaining what it was like working on the films including intriguing behind the scenes insights. He also outlines the role of a colourist, offers his advice for how you go about forging a career as a grader and we ask him about what happened when he worked with legendary director, Lord Richard Attenborough.

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Emily Cook (Photo-Marriane McCourt) and Paul Ensby (Company 3 Photo credit)

We let you know of any filmmaking opportunities and events on the horizon and as if that wasn’t enough, in our industry talking point section, we discuss Our Top 5 Films Created by Women, some of them might just surprise you!

We also give you the latest instalment of Sarah’s exciting 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!

Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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We also have a specially created ‘Our top 5 films created by Women’ themed blog post as well as a a guest article from journalist, socialist, feminist, BBC Click presenter Bill Thompson.Check them out on our blog post section.

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