Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Episode 182 - Jason Park

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On today's episode of the podcast I have Writer and Director, Jason Park! 

Jason Park

Jason's current film BJ's Mobile Gift Shop is part of this year's Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program. I absolutely loved this film and wanted to talk to Jason about the film and about his filmmaking career. 

BJ'S Mobile Gift Shop now playing as part of the Sundance Shorts Program

In this episode I talked with Jason about growing up in Chicago, finding his love for film, making the career change to filmmaking, his Sundance experience, what inspired BJ's Mobile Gift Shop and more. 

Tim and Jason during the episode

A huge thanks to Jason for taking the time to join me on this episode. This was a really fun episode to record and we talked for much longer than was originally planned for this episode. It was great to get to know him and I really look forward to seeing what Jason does next. Make sure to follow him on all of the links below. 

Thanks, Jason!

Enjoy the episode. 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Episode 181 - Simon Chong

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For the first episode of 2021 we are kicking things off with an incredible guest, Director and Animator for "Bob's Burgers" & "Central Park", Simon Chong!

Simon Chong

You've heard Simon's name mentioned in past episodes as he's done some of the art for a few past Toddland items. I've followed Simon on Twitter for a while and have loved his work.

 

Simon's Bob's Burgers/Archer mashup

 

Simon's South Park/Book of Mormon Musical Mashup

On the episode, Simon tells the story of how he started working at "Bob's Burgers", starting his animation company in the UK, learning new animation skills, directing "Bob's Burgers" episodes, his work on "Central Park", and so much more. Simon has such an incredible story that is so inspiring. 



Simon showing off his tattoo from Comic-Con drawn by Loren Bouchard

A huge thanks to Simon Chong for taking the time to join me on this episode. It was so great to get to know Simon better and learn about his career. Make sure to follow Simon on all of the links below, and don't miss Bob's Burgers Sunday nights on FOX. You can also stream the first season of Central Park on Apple TV+


Tim and Simon on the episode

Thanks, Simon! 

Enjoy the episode. 

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Episode 180 - So that was 2020...

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After an unintended 9 month hiatus, the podcast is back!


I don't need to sit here and tell you what an insane year this has been. We've all just experienced it together. However, I didn't expect it to affect the podcast the way that it did. Between a few COVID scares, quarantines, depression, anxiety, a small move, and creating making a quarantined web series, the past 9 months consumed me in the best and worst ways. The podcast finally launched on Spotify a few months ago, and I was overwhelmed to see the new downloads and listeners. Thank you for listening and making part of 2020 a little better for me. 

I decided to take a few minutes at the end of this year to talk a little about where the podcast has been and in a way deliver a "State of the Podcast" address. New episodes start releasing next week, starting with Simon Chong from Bob's Burgers. I also talked about a few changes coming to the format of the podcast.

This year has been wild and we have no idea what 2021 has in store. All we can do is try to do good by each other, do our part to help everybody get through this, and make the best out of a bad situation. It will take all of us, but we can get back to life in the new normal. 

Thank you for listening to the podcast throughout 2020 and being along this crazy ride. Please stay safe and healthy. I will see you in the New Year. 

Enjoy the episode.  




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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Episode 179 - WonderCon Online w/ Todd Masters and Kerry Dixon

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Today's episode is our WonderCon 2020 Episode! My guests for this episode are Kerry Dixon, Editor-in-Chief of the SDCC Unofficial Blog, and returning guest Todd Masters of Toddland!


As many of you may know, WonderCon 2020 was supposed to be this weekend down in Anaheim, but due to the current lockdowns from COVID-19, the event has been postponed. Kerry and her team at the blog immediately jumped into action and compiled a list of all of the artists and vendors from WonderCon and how you can still shop and support them. With so many of these conventions being cancelled, this is the primary means of income for these artists and vendors and we wanted to help spread the word of how you can still support them. I talked with Kerry about how she and her team have built WonderCon Online for this weekend and what's to come. 

Toddland's Bob's Burgers Exclusives are always one of the hottest con exclusives that sell out immediately. For the first time ever, Toddland has opened these up to everybody to be able to enjoy their rad items. All new Bob's tees, totes, pins, stickers, and more! Please go and support my friends at Toddland and help make this WonderCon incredible for them. I've already made my purchases, so hurry over and make yours. I talked with Todd about what they've made for WonderCon and some of their favorite items this year. 

Please get out and support all of the great WonderCon artists and vendors this weekend with WonderCon Online! A huge Thanks to Todd and Kerry for taking the time to come on the show for this special WonderCon episode. Shop and follow on all of the links below!

Stay safe and healthy out there!

Enjoy the episode. 






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Monday, April 6, 2020

Episode 178 - Sicky Sick Sick

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Today's episode the podcast is back from it's medically induced coma!


As you may have noticed my Oscar coverage was cut short this year and there hasn't been a new episode since. Unfortunately as my Oscar coverage was under way, I ended up getting sick and had to cancel the remaining interviews. This led to canceling the remainder of February episodes as well. By the time I was ready to get back into the swing of things, we were locked down. 

On this episode I talked about the past two crazy months, the wild ride of losing hearing in my left ear for almost a month, accidentally hanging up on an Oscar nominee while in a drugged up state, getting through quarantine, Simpsons binging, and more. 

I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy. Please stay home if you don't have to go out, and if you do have to go out, make sure to practice social distancing. Wash your hands, don't touch your face, and support local businesses. THANK YOU, I can't say it enough, but THANK YOU to all of the people on the front lines of this. To all of the healthcare workers, doctors, grocery store clerks, restaurants, and delivery services for taking care of all of us. We couldn't do this without you. Your sacrifice means everything to us. So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

Stay healthy, friends!

Enjoy the episode. 




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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Tim's 92nd Oscars Picks

The 92nd Oscars are finally here!


Over the years we've recorded an episode of the podcast making our picks, but this year I decided to go a different route and simply do my picks the way I do all of the other show. I hope you have enjoyed my Oscars Week coverage this year talking with so many great filmmakers in the two-part coverage. A lot of categories tonight I see as 1917 vs. Parasite. I'm excited to see who takes home the Oscar. Here are my picks for this year's winners. Follow along on Twitter and let me know who you think will win! Enjoy the show

Best Picture

“1917”

1917 absolutely blew me away in every aspect. The other film I see as a tight contender is of course Parasite. However, 1917 won the Producers Guild Award and that's usually a good sign of who is going to win. 


Lead Actor

Joaquin Phoenix


Lead Actress

Renee Zellweger


Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt


Supporting Actress


Laura Dern

I've seen a few Oscar voters mention voting for Margot Robbie in this category, but Laura Dern has carried the entire award season with her wins for Marriage Story and I don't see any reason why that stops tonight. 


Director

Sam Mendes, “1917”

Don't count out Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”. Mendes won the Directors Guild Award and I would expect to see him carry that through for an Oscar Win. 


Animated Feature

“Missing Link” 

Going into award season I thought for sure that Toy Story 4 was a lock, but Missing Link has proven to be the front runner.


Animated Short


"Hair Love"

This was honestly my favorite category this year. I spoke with most of the nominees here and every one of these films is brilliant. I think this category is between "Hair Love" and "Kitbull" as they were the most widely seen in this category. However, if I was a voting member of The Academy my vote would got to "Dcera" aka "Daughter" from Daria Kashcheeva. Aside from it's brilliant cinematography, Daria had to create a new way to animate on top of the stop motion of her film. I would love to see "Daughter" sneak in for the win. 


Adapted Screenplay


“Jojo Rabbit” 

I've been such a huge fan of Taika Waititi for years and I really can't wait to see him take home the Oscar for one of my absolute favorite films of the year. 



Original Screenplay

“Parasite”

Don't count Tarantino out on this just yet, but this is a good spot for Bong Joon-Ho to get his personal Oscar, not to mention he also won the WGA Award just last week. 


Cinematography
“1917,” Roger Deakins
Best Documentary Feature

American Factory” - Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar




Best Documentary Short Subject


“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)” - Carol Dysinger

I could see St. Louis Superman possibly sneak in here, but I think "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)" should have it on lock. 


Best Live Action Short Film

“The Neighbors’ Window”

This is Marshall Curry's fourth Oscar Nomination and I think this is the year he finally brings it home. 



Best International Feature Film

“Parasite”


Film Editing

“Parasite”

Ford vs. Ferrari could be a dark horse hear, but Parasite is definitely the front runner and I can't see any reason they don't take home the Oscar. 


Sound Editing

“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate


Sound Mixing

“1917”


Production Design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


Original Score

“Joker” - Hildur Guðnadóttir


Original Song


“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” -  “Rocketman”


Makeup and Hair

“Bombshell”


I wouldn't count out "Joker" here, but I think "Bombshell" has this one locked down. 


Costume Design

“Little Women” - Jacqueline Durran

"Joker" and "The Irishman" are both strong contenders here, but "Little Women" should take this one home. 


Visual Effects

“1917”

Friday, February 7, 2020

Episode 177 - Oscars Week (Pt. 2) feat. Marshall Curry and Siqi Song

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Today's episode of the podcast is Part 2 of our Oscar Week coverage!


This week I have four-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry and Siqi Song! Marshall was on the show last year for his documentary short "A Night at the Garden" that was nominated for an Oscar and it was great to have him back on the show. While this is Siqi Song's first Oscar nomination, she was also part of the art department for the Oscar nominated animated film "Missing Link". 

It was great to talk with Marshall about the new venture into Live Action Shorts instead of the Documentaries that he's best known for, and hear about how his film "The Neighbors Window" came together. Siqi's film "Sister" was her final student film project that tells such a unique story of the One Child Law in China. She used an incredible form of stop motion animation using yarn to build all of her characters. 

I had such a great time talking to both of these Oscar nominees and can't want to see what happens this Sunday during the 92nd Academy Awards. Make sure to visit ShortsTV on the site below to be able to watch all of the Oscar Nominated Shorts or find them in a theater near you. 

Thanks, Marshall and Siqi!

Enjoy the episode!


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