Guest: Dana Kroeger
Crew Position: Indie Filmmaker/ Camera assistant
Tonight’s guest Dana Kroeger has a vast amount of experience in both the Studio and Indie film world enabling her to discuss and compare and contrast the two. Kroeger has worked on: ‘Ali’, ‘American Beauty’, ‘Lemony Snicket’, ‘Cat in the Hat’, ‘The Holiday’, ‘The New World’, ‘Collateral Damage’, ‘The Hunted’, ‘The Patriot’, and ‘Broken Arrow’.
Further she graduated film school at Colorado U. at Boulder… Written and director her own indie projects… And we touched on as much as we could.
Kroeger shared the painful lesson she learned years ago by not having a separate back-up drive on one project where much was lost when her computer shorted out, oouch!
It was nice to hear Kroeger talk about the Coen Brothers, Clint Eastwood and what she likes about their style versus others. For example, the benefits of maximizing pre-production, having and following a game plan when it comes to production and how that enables the different departments of a film to best do their jobs. (You would think that would be the norm, but her experience is not.)
The passion moment of the show came when Kroeger talked about being nice to people on set and treated everyone with respect. Well if know me, then you know how much I agreed with her and added a few points of my own.
Her preference for digital cameras? Cannon. Though when an instant message came in asking her about Panasonic she had good things to say about those as well.
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Thanks for tuning in! Let me know what you think!
Next week’s guest is Jonathan Black. Producer on Abby Singer. Wait till you hear how they got their film made (for $1500 bucks!) and who they got to be in it. If you don’t know about these guys, you will be impressed.
Okay a few names that did cameos in the flick: Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Anniston, Dave Attell and many more!