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The mastermind behind Harry Potter costume design! Jany Temime (#34)


Jany Temime Costume Designer for Harry Potter & more! The magic of make-believe and character development can't be detached from the importance of the costume design process." These are the words of our special guest to celebrate Halloween week, Jany Temime. No one knows this unique process better than her. She is the mastermind behind the costume designs of some of the most iconic films and television shows including, the worldwide phenomena of the Harry Potter franchise, Skyfall, Gravity, and most recently, her work in HBO's new hit TV show House of the Dragon. Jany took some time off from [...]

The mastermind behind Harry Potter costume design! Jany Temime (#34)2022-11-10T16:22:24+00:00

The Psychology of Clothes! Natalie Bronfman (#33)


Natalie Bronfman Three-time Emmy nominee, costume Designer for Apple TV+ Tv show “See”, Hulu hot TV show “The Handmaid’s Tale, and Quibi’s Most Dangerous Game and most recently completed the pilot for the new series “Gotham Knights.” Three-time Emmy nominee for her excellent work on Hulu’s The Handmaid's Tale, Costume Designer Natalie Bronfman visited the basement and gave us a master class in costume design and character psychology! Natalie's talents go beyond The Handmaid's Tale as she is also behind the costume design for the second and third seasons of Apple TV+’s See. We spoke about the iconic red [...]

The Psychology of Clothes! Natalie Bronfman (#33)2022-11-10T16:23:48+00:00

Severance: Jessica Lee Gagne (#32)


Jessica Lee Gagne Cinematographer for the hit TV show “Severance” on Apple TV+ It's always exciting and fun to chat with someone with such a passion and love for visual storytelling. Jessica Lee Gagne is a well-known cinematographer who is behind the visual world of Apple’s new hit TV show Severance. We talked with Jessica about her love and passion for visual storytelling, her experience behind-the-scenes of Severance, and her work partnership with director and actor Ben Stiller. We also discussed what it means for her to break barriers as a female cinematographer in a male-dominated profession. Don't miss [...]

Severance: Jessica Lee Gagne (#32)2022-09-26T22:29:06+00:00

VEEP: Kimberly Wannop (#31)


Kimberly Wannop Emmy Award winner – Set Decorator Emmy Award Winner for HBO's hit TV show VEEP as Set Decorator; the talented Kimberly Wannop visited the basement. When asked what a set decorator's job is, Kim responded: "To be sure the characters feel present in the space even when actors aren't physically on the set, that is my job." She is not only a master of this complex and meticulous process of decorating television and movie sets, but she is one of the most caring and fun experts we have had on the show. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to [...]

VEEP: Kimberly Wannop (#31)2022-09-22T19:05:59+00:00

The music behind the stories that YOU love! (#30)


Rupert Gregson-Williams Composer of film, television, and video game scores. An intriguing interview with composer Rupert Gregson-Williams Audio Podcast Rupert Gregson-WilliamsIn this fascinating interview with composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, we have the chance to look inside the composer's creative mind. We explore with him the intimate and irrefutable relationship that the score has with the visual storytelling process; the importance of the relationship between the composer and director to create an excellent score; the different score composing processes between a TV show and a movie; and much more! Rupert [...]

The music behind the stories that YOU love! (#30)2022-09-22T19:56:13+00:00

“Acuitzeramo”: Luis Antonio Aldana (#29)


Luis Antonio Aldana "Acuitzeramo," Film Mexican Actor, Producer & Writer HBO Max   Having the need to tell a story and see yourself represented in that story is the motivation behind this talented Mexican actor, Luis Antonio Aldana's work. I had the fantastic opportunity to talk to Luis about his acting career, his latest film "Acuitzeramo," available now on HBO Max, and much more. Don't miss this opportunity to watch this exciting and new episode of "From Suarez's Basement." Audio Podcast Luis Antonio Aldana's Having the need to tell a [...]

“Acuitzeramo”: Luis Antonio Aldana (#29)2022-09-22T19:59:04+00:00

The Wheel of Time: David Moxness (#28)


David Moxness, Cinematographer   The Wheel of Time Amazon Prime In this episode, we talk with Emmy nominated cinematographer, David Moxness. Moxness shares his experience with visual storytelling, how he handles creative disputes with directors, and how much of television is edited in post production. Future cinematographers and those that are interested in the entertainment industry should not miss this episode! Audio Podcast Meet Our Guest David Moxness David Moxness started his career in 1985 working with the electric department for The Edison Twins. In 1999 David received [...]

The Wheel of Time: David Moxness (#28)2022-09-22T20:02:33+00:00

Only Murders in the Building: John Hoffman (#27)


John Robert Hoffman Only Murders in the Building Co-creator and Writer, Hulu Co-Hosts: Noah Ramer and Morgan Deltzer In the first episode of Season 4 of From Suarez’s Basement, we talk to John Robert Hoffman, a Director, Writer, and Producer known for productions like Northern Lights, Only Murders in the Building and Looking! Viewers will be entertained as Hoffman shares his expertise across many different lines of work with them. You will learn the differences in writing for TV and film, how to balance different topics in one show, and how to get into the industry. Do not miss an [...]

Only Murders in the Building: John Hoffman (#27)2022-09-22T20:05:02+00:00

The Great & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Adam Godley (#26)


Adam Godley Actor from The Great, Breaking Bad, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Co-Hosts: Steve Mazzoccone In the latest episode of his podcast, Professor Suarez invites prominent actor Adam Godley onto the show! Co-hosting with his colleague Steve Mazzoccone, the two dive right into Godley’s career as a prominent actor, starring in large scale works like Breaking Bad, The Great, & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Adam also dives right into how he obtained, prepared, and built the characters he played in these works. Aspiring actors look no further, this episode is for you! Audio Podcasts [...]

The Great & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Adam Godley (#26)2022-09-26T22:28:50+00:00

The Sound of Metal: Mikkel E.G. Nielson (#25)


Mikkel E.G Nielsen Film Editor for Sound of Metal Co-Hosts: Adam Sommer and James Kattato For this week’s episode, Professor Suarez hosts academy award winning editor Mikkel E.G Nielsen on the show. Co-hosting with his student Damon Park, the three dive into Nielsen’s recent reactions to being nominated and winning best editor. Plus, Mikkel jumps right into his creative process, breaking down every step for us! If you are a post production fanatic, this episode is for you! Lessons Audio Podcast Meet Our Guest Mikkel E.G. Nielsen Mikkel [...]

The Sound of Metal: Mikkel E.G. Nielson (#25)2022-11-10T16:21:45+00:00
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