Mack Williams: Freddie Gibbs - "Michael Jackson's Return to Gary, IN," What About Bob?

Georgia native Mack Williams makes everyone laugh for hours with his stories and film choices. Mack is a graceful director and animator who makes working feel like play. His versatility in the commercial world as well as on creative content is always a notch above the rest. He works on a creative level with a fine knowledge for quality post-production on lower budgets. On top of that, Mack makes an incredible drinking partner. Even if you disagree with his tastes, you can’t help but want to listen to what he has to say. He graces us with his knowledge of animation workflow as well as stories of creating various cartoons for Cartoon Network, Pitchfork, and Showtime.

Mack chooses a short animated documentary that he directed called “Michael Jackson’s Return to Gary, IN.” It’s based off a true story told by Freddie Gibbs for the series FRAMES. For the feature he presents “What About Bob?” Mack discusses Richard Dreyfuss’ role in the film and why he makes it great. For more info on Mack, check out the Facebook page for his company Pig Apple. Additional music credits to Sun Nectar. Theme music by Salitros’ Riding Rainbow.

Stephanie Gould: Dreaming, Mural Murals

Originally from Australia, Stephanie Gould, a post-production expert, brought to Feature & a short an impressionistic experimental film she shot in 8mm titled Dreaming. This piece in its debut was projected alongside a live dance performance, but for the podcast Steph replaced the live dance piece with a song by Akiva Zamcheck who performed a live soundtrack on the guitar.  Shortly after a discussion we watched Mural Murals by Agnès Varda and enjoyed some Mexican pastries to accompany the L.A. flavor of the film.

Stephanie does animation, coloring, and editing in a wide variety of films and has had much of her own visual work featured at film festivals and live events.  Along with her film, she captures City Skins in photo formats.  To see more of her visual work visit her website at http://www.stephanie-gould.com/

Steve Girard: Lisa Bass' Unreleased Short, Asphalt Watches

Director, Animator, and Actor, Steve Girard presented.  One was an unreleased film by Lisa Bass that Steve played a minor part in.  Steve brought director Lisa to the event and we discussed her film.  Afterwards we watched a Canadian road trip animation feature called Asphalt Watches.  We had burgers and drank beer and whiskey.

To watch more of Steve's films check out his Vimeo page entitled "steveeatsworms."

Source: https://vimeo.com/user5675338