The movie, “We Can’t Go On,” was filmed during the Pandemic entirely in one location, Amanda Dreschler and Michael Livingston’s apartment in Echo Park, California. Dan Kneece, DP’d and advised on the production, floating around on an iPad from room to room transmitted from his apartment near the beach. Michael Valinsky pitched in, exec-produced the short and arranged for the filmmakers to borrow equipment as needed. It is a lesson in resilience and the talented couple can teach us how to create something in times of challenge. Shortly after this interview was recorded with our host, Cirina Catania, Dan passed away unexpectedly, but his memory lives on with works such as this and the friendships forged during these hard times.
This is more than a lesson in how to make a film “remotely.” It is a life lesson and a celebration of creativity. Stay with us to the end of the interview and we have a surprise and some good news for you. We truly do value you for being part of the OWC RADiO family.
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ABOUT CIRINA CATANIA: Cirina Catania, is a successful filmmaker, former Sr Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at MGM-UA and United Artists and one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival. She is the founder, CEO and Executive Director of the non-profit, High School Media Collective. Cirina is Founder/Lead Creative at the Catania Group est. circa 1989, Showrunner and Host of OWC RADiO and partner, Lumberjack System, as well as Tech Ambassador for companies such as Blackmagic Design. She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Cinematographers Guild, the National Press Club, National Press Photographer’s Association, and more. She has worked as a writer, director, supervising producer, cinematographer, post-producer, or marketing exec on over 150 film, television and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic and Discovery. Cirina is based in San Diego, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road filming in the Amazon or other exotic locations. She is very proud of the fact that she has not yet contracted Malaria and that after all these years, she still loves her job!
This podcast is recorded at Catania Studios in California. Equipment includes: Shure SMB microphones, Neumann microphones, 2019 Mac Pro, LG Monitors, Apple monitors, Canalhout teleprompter, iPad for a third monitor, OWC external drives (the Mercury Elite Pro Dual Mini, OWC’s Flex 8, our NAS is a Jupiter mini with 288 TB, miscellaneous audio peripherals from Sweetwater, a 2019 MacPro, edited in Final Cut, with story support from Lumberjack’s Builder. And more… DM us if you want more details.