A Communication, Media, & the Arts Podcast

An inside look into the world of a production designer! Patrick Howe (#46)

2024-02-22T14:05:04+00:00

Patrick Howe Production Designer Five-time Emmy award-winning production designer, Patrick Howe is FSB’s extraordinary guest for this week. In this episode, Professor Suarez and Howe have an in-depth discussion about the intricacies of the work Howe does as an on-set designer, as well as the time management skills that are a must-have while working in both the theater and film industries. Howe details all these aspects while talking about his most recent work on the world-renowned TV show, Only Murders in the Building. If you’re an “Only Murders'' fan, then you don’t want to miss this episode! Audio Podcasts [...]

An inside look into the world of a production designer! Patrick Howe (#46)2024-02-22T14:05:04+00:00

Step into the world of electronic music! Paul Leary (#45)

2024-02-07T02:26:24+00:00

Paul Leary  Electronic Musician, Professor at SUNY Oswego Paul Leary, a talented electronic musician and a professor at SUNY Oswego, is our special guest this week on FSB. Professor Suarez had the opportunity to ask Leary about what music means to him and the ways in which students can be successful in any industry they choose in the future. Later they discuss electronic music and the process he undergoes, as well as Leary’s first-ever album. Be sure to check out this latest episode! Audio Podcasts Meet Our [...]

Step into the world of electronic music! Paul Leary (#45)2024-02-07T02:26:24+00:00

The true story behind the Venezuelan film Director! (#44)

2024-01-24T18:16:50+00:00

Diego Vicentini Film Director & Writer Diego Vicentini, talented Venezuelan filmmaker, is our special guest to kick off FSB's newest season. Professor Suarez had the opportunity to talk with Vicentini about his debut and overnight success of his first feature film, Simón. The film has been chosen to represent Venezuela at the 38th Goya Awards. In this conversation, Suarez and Vicentini also discuss film-making cost and distribution, film marketing and promotion as well as exciting and very personal upcoming projects for the Venezuelan film director. Be sure not to miss this engaging conversation! Audio Podcasts [...]

The true story behind the Venezuelan film Director! (#44)2024-01-24T18:16:50+00:00

The satisfying and always creative career of acting. Marcus Rutherford (#43)

2023-11-28T23:29:11+00:00

Marcus Rutherford Actor British actor Marcus Rutherford visited the basement! On this occasion, we had the pleasure of talking with the actor who brings to life the character of Perrin Aybara in the acclaimed Amazon Prime miniseries The Wheel of Time. Not only is Marcus a first-class actor who has built his career thanks to his talent and hard work, but he is a lovely human being and worthy of the success coming his way. We spoke about his love for acting, his beginnings, his connection with the role of Perrin, and his upcoming projects. This inspirational conversation is [...]

The satisfying and always creative career of acting. Marcus Rutherford (#43)2023-11-28T23:29:11+00:00

Creative writing in the hands of a mastermind. Dennis Lehane (#42)

2023-11-15T20:28:38+00:00

Dennis Lehane Novelist, Screenwriter and TV Producer In this new episode of From Suarez’s Basement, I had the unique opportunity to pick the brain of Dennis Lehane who is the writer behind the acclaimed limited series on Apple TV “Black Bird.” In our conversation we explore Dennis’ impressive career as a novelist with more than twelve novels successfully published and four of them adapted for film and television. We spoke about creative writing and the process of adapting a novel into a script. Specifically, how he adapted the memoir of “Black Bird” into a TV series as his role [...]

Creative writing in the hands of a mastermind. Dennis Lehane (#42)2023-11-15T20:28:38+00:00

The complicated route to a good laugh! Harrison Greenbaum #41

2023-09-07T02:35:09+00:00

Harrison Greenbaum Stand Comedian, Writer and Magician from America's got talent Imagine graduating at the top of your class from the Psychology school at the prestigious Harvard University and deciding, right after, to move careers to become a stand-up comedian. It sounds like a joke, but it isn’t. Our special guest for this episode, the successful stand-up comedian and comedy writer Harrison Greenbaum, did this, and it has paid off big time for him. Harrison has his own stand-up comedy show in Las Vegas as part of the famous Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil, performing seven nights a [...]

The complicated route to a good laugh! Harrison Greenbaum #412023-09-07T02:35:09+00:00

To Design a costume is to design a character. Lyn Paolo #40

2023-08-23T23:34:58+00:00

Lyn Paolo Costumer Designer Emmy-Award Winner for her talented work as a costume designer on the television series "The West Wing," Lyn Paola visited us in the basement. We spoke to the designer about her latest Netflix project, Queen Charlotte, and what it means to work on such a large-scale project. She explained the intimate relationship between character development, acting, and her work as a costume designer. "Only when an actor puts on a costume will the real success of your work as a designer be uncovered," Paolo says. She is also well known for her work on Netflix's [...]

To Design a costume is to design a character. Lyn Paolo #402023-08-23T23:34:58+00:00

Turning Creativity into a Career! Joseph Lee (#39)

2023-08-09T01:05:50+00:00

Joseph Lee Actor Joseph Lee is a Korean-American actor and fine artist from West Lafayette, Indiana. He is best known for playing a main role in Netflix’s show, Beef (2023), as well as NCIS: Los Angeles (2009-2023). Professional actor and fine artist Joseph Lee visits Suarez’s Basement to narrate his journey from being a young, creative child in school plays to landing a lead role on a top Netflix show. Acting can be one of the most challenging things to learn, and Joseph Lee reassures everyone that it is not only a natural talent, but a craft to be [...]

Turning Creativity into a Career! Joseph Lee (#39)2023-08-09T01:05:50+00:00

A New Age of Cinematography. John Sorapure (#38)

2023-07-12T18:51:21+00:00

John Sorapure  Cinematographer John Sorapure is a film cinematographer from London, England, United Kingdom. He is best known for his professional work on hit projects such as Ted Lasso (2021), The Little Mermaid (2023), and Wonka (2023). Professional cinematographer John Sorapure visits Suarez’s basement to discuss his start in the film industry as a technology geek, all the way to working on projects that are projected to be some of the highest grossing films of 2023. Cinematography is a very complex artform, yet Sorapure doesn’t hold back to describe his unique perspective and experiences as a practicing cinematographer and [...]

A New Age of Cinematography. John Sorapure (#38)2023-07-12T18:51:21+00:00

The Ins and Outs of Cinematography! Andrei Bowden-Schwartz (#37)

2023-06-26T21:29:40+00:00

Andrei Bowden-Schwartz Film Cinematographer Professional cinematographer Andrei Bowden-Schwartz visits Suarez’s basement to cover a plethora of topics such as his gritty start in the arts and film as an intern, his definition of cinematography, and all of the factors to the successful projects he has helped produce. Bowden-Schwartz shares valuable insights and information on the film industry and how to get a foot in the door! Andrei Bowden-Schwartz is a film cinematographer from Brooklyn, NY. He is best known for his unique, one-of-a-kind camera work and storytelling in hit films such as Pose (2018), Red, White & Wasted (2019), [...]

The Ins and Outs of Cinematography! Andrei Bowden-Schwartz (#37)2023-06-26T21:29:40+00:00
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