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New York Film Academy believes that inspiration, artistic vision, and technical knowledge are as important as being an innovator in the industry. The Backlot podcast aims to offer our students and you, the listener, expert insight into the film and entertainment industry through top notch instructors and A-list guests. Each episode features a different guest who will share the knowledge they have acquired through experience to provide valuable advice and discuss varying perspectives relating to the world of filmmaking.

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J. A. Bayona

In this episode, we sit down with J. A. Bayona, director of The Orphanage, The Impossible, and most recently, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. The director discusses the challenges he faced in filming the disaster movie, The Impossible, and trying to convey the devastation of the 2004 tsunami.
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The Art of Editing with Douglas Crise, Claudia Castello & Michael P. Shawver

In this podcast episode, New York Film Academy takes a closer look at the craft of editing with three masters of the craft Douglas Crise, Claudia Castello, and Michael P. Shawver. Douglas Crise's credits include Ocean's Eleven, Academy Award-winning films Traffic and Birdman. Claudia Castello, and Michael P. Shawver have worked together on Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the billion-dollar blockbuster, Black Panther.
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J. Michael Straczynski

In this podcast episode, New York Film Academy sits down with writer, J. Michael Straczynski. J. Michael Straczynski discusses his experiences writing for Thor, Spider-man, and Superman on the big screen as well as the groundbreaking Netflix series Sense8. Listen to this episode of The Backlot now!
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