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Each episode we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about the various aspects of recording sound on-location for feature and independent films, TV commercials, interviews, anytime where dialog from actors is recorded. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this podcast is packed with great stories and lessons about recording on-location.
 
Kurt Caceres brings on celebrity Actors, Directors, Athletes, Casting Directors, Writers, Surgeons, Psychologists, Musicians and more............. to take us down a raw and truthful journey into the dark hallways of the Hollywood machine. As an actor, Kurt worked many years to get to the top of the game, leading major network television shows and finding great success. Then because of inexperience and the power of ego, he lost it all and hit rock bottom. Now after a decade of fighting to mak ...
 
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Celebrity Naturopathic Doctor, Nigma Talib, sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about helping each individual according to their genetic expression, and not a "one size fits all" model. She is world renown, having had offices in London, Vancouver and now Beverly Hills. Some of her clients include Kate Bosworth, Jamie Dornan, Penelo…
 
Byron Meyer is a Production Sound Mixer originally from South Africa but is now based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. He uses a Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorder, Wisycom wireless, DPA 4060 lavs, DPA 4017b boom mic & DPA 4097 micro boom as a plant mic. Byron likes Tentacle Sync for time code and he uses a K-tek Stingray bag. Each episode we talk wi…
 
Award winning Playwright, Nambi E. Kelley, joins America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, for one last walk backstage and her journey as a writer for stage and screen. She shares her intense daily process writing multiple projects and says she doesn't have the luxury to wait for inspiration to write, she has to clock in everyday like a full time job. Hav…
 
The history of stage plays goes back over 2,500 years, well before Hollywood, and the film and television script ever existed. America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, is joined by multi award winning Playwright, Nambi E. Kelley. She recently was one of the writers on the first season of the hit show, The Chi, on Showtime. Her climb to the top of Hollywo…
 
Juan Montoto Ugarte is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Op based out of Madrid, Spain. He’s worked on the feature film, Terminator: Dark Fate, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the Netflix series Money Heist, and Woody Allen’s Rifkin’s Festival. Juan uses the Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder, Zaxcom wireless, Schoeps MiniCMIT shotgun mic & Sennheiser MK…
 
Cris Judd joins America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, for the final chapter of the trilogy. He completes his story that started with a future pro Golf career and transitioned into becoming one of Michael Jackson's premiere dancers on the global stage. Where most kids start dancing at 4 years old, it never even crossed his mind until it fell into his l…
 
America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, continues the journey with dancer and choreographer, Cris Judd. He reveals how he looks for the "Nomads" and "one's standing on the outside", for cultivating talent. "I'm impressed by dancers today, they are supreme athletes, compared to the old days, I would've never been able to hang", says Cris. He says "choreo…
 
America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, sits with world famous and legendary dancer and choreographer, Cris Judd. This story is not about his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, it's about an amazing human being, full of integrity, talent, compassion and dedication to his family and career. Growing up as an athlete, he was destined to become a professional Golf…
 
Jimmy Sieczka is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. He has travelled around the world working on projects such as Amazon’s The Pack hosted by Lindsey Vonn, Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean and Discovery’s Naked and Afraid XL. Jimmy’s a natural storyteller and he tells it like it is. He was also a previous guest on Episod…
 
Alison Martino is a connoisseur of Hollywood history. An authentic native born Hollywood girl, she grew up around the lifestyle in Tinseltown as the daughter of one of the biggest musical legends in history. This gave her exclusive behind the scenes access and experiences very few will ever see. She sit's with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to …
 
Chris Bell is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked on the feature Unearth where he did both location sound and post sound work. Chris uses a Sound Devices 833 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless with Sanken COS-11d lavs. He also uses Sanken CS-M1 and CS-3e shotgun mics. For time code, Chris uses Am…
 
Alison Martino is a true legend and icon, a Hollywood legacy. A unicorn of sorts, the rare native born Angeleno and daughter to the late and great Al Martino, hit making singer and songwriter who played with the Rat Pack and starred in the Godfather films. America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, hears behind the scenes stories about old Hollywood that f…
 
Pamela Xing-Berman is a production sound mixer and sound designer based out of Los Angeles, California. She recently worked on a project for the non-partisan organization, She Votes. Pamela uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics and Sennheiser wireless, Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic, Comteks for IFB, Denecke smart slate and Tentacle…
 
James Alexander Kum is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator from Gloucestershire, England. He's worked on films like The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, Wonder Woman 1984 and Last Night in Soho. James uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder and a SQN 5s II Production Field Mixer. He uses Audio Ltd. radio mics with Sanken COS-11, DPA and Tram lav…
 
Professional Ballet Dancer, Anna Barnes, sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about one of the most grueling and impossible careers to find success on the planet. Only 10% of all children who start this form of dance, ever make it to the top. It's one of the few art forms that is also considered a "sport", because of its intense dai…
 
Michael Testa goes raw and unfiltered with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, about the truth inside the Hollywood industry, including celebrity personalities. They even segue into a discussion about birds pooping "glass shattering" rocks and the time he knocked a Raccoon unconscious with an Oreo Cookie. Michael is a pro in the game and his advice …
 
Casting Director, Michael Testa, sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. He's been choked, thrown over a chair and had an actor put her face in his crotch. Michael says he doesn't mind, however, there are many who will blackball actors for violating certain protocol. The ways to not get a job, or get a job and get fired, are endless. One actor…
 
Hollywood Casting Director, Michael Testa, sits with Kurt Caceres, to tell stories from the inside that you won't find in books or from a google search. What he looks for in actors, the secret to self taping and how to go in and "book the room, not the job". His invaluable information is a master class in understanding how to make it in Hollywood. …
 
Dominique Greffard is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Montreal, Canada. He uses a Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder and Zaxcom wireless receivers and transmitters. Dominique uses DPA 4063 lav mics, Tentacle Sync E timecode boxes for sync, Sennheiser MKH-50, Sanken CS-3e and Neumann KMR 81 shotgun mics. He also likes Bubblebee wind protec…
 
Jon Huertas delves into the ideology that African American's are in every fabric of film and TV in America. But with a lower demographic than Latinos, who are the one's standing on the sidelines? The problem is that Latinos don't find solidarity in a race or color, but in the country of their origin. Who is mowing lawns, cleaning bathrooms and pick…
 
Jed Shiheng Xu is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. Jed also does post work including dialog editing. He uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic along with a Schoeps CMIT & Sennheiser MKH-50, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers and Lectrosonics SMQV wireless transmitters, Audio Ltd. A10 wireless boom,…
 
Star of the award winning hit shows, Castle and This is Us, Jon Huertas sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. The story behind the line "the canvas came up empty". He had to get creative to make the dialogue interesting and keep the job exciting. Often times dialogue is exposition without any depth or deep character development. He reveals h…
 
Thomas Claire is a production sound mixer based out of New York City. He’s originally from France and tells his story of coming to the United States to follow his dream of working in film and television. He uses the Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder, and the compatible Zaxcom wireless, as well as Lectrosonics and Wisycom, DPA 4061 lav mics and Sanken COS-…
 
Jon Huertas sits with Kurt Caceres to talk about his hit song, Champion. He is best known for playing Esposito on the hit show Castle, and currently stars in the bigger hit show, This is Us, as Miguel Rivas. In his early years, Jon earned the name "Rat Pack", because he would dress up in nice suits and sneak his way into the biggest Hollywood parti…
 
DJ Excel comes in for his curtain call with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about the best clubs in the most popular and obscure cities in the world. From Sacramento to Ibiza to Singapore. But he says the king of all club and party cities on the planet is still Las Vegas. People come from all over the world to the mecca of the music and …
 
DJ Excel spins once again with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to continue their discussion on the lives of artists and entertainers. It's a lifetime of hustle. The day you get complacent, is the day you start to lose your career. It's a constant grind, always changing, dynamic and never monotonous. Maybe that's why they are attracted to the unc…
 
America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, sits with an artist who has performed in the most exclusive clubs, with the biggest celebrities, in cities and countries all over the world. His name is DJ Excel. He has opened for U2, Imagine Dragons, Sting and Katy Perry. Was an official DJ for Grand Prix with Steve Aoki and performed with Nas, Gil-Scott Heron, …
 
Benjamin Roembach-Clark is a production sound mixer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He uses a Sound Devices 833 mixer/recorder but also uses the Zaxcom mixer/recorders as well. For mics, Ben likes the Sennheiser MKH-50 and the Sanken CS-3e. For wireless he uses Sony UWPs and Zaxcom units as well as Sennheiser G4 wireless for IFB. For lav mics,…
 
For to many decades "they" have prescribed a body image complex upon our society, especially females. Mona May has experienced it first hand working as a world famous Hollywood costume designer. She has seen women struggle with trying to be skinny and perfect. But who are "they"? Producers, advertisers and the companies selling the products. But sh…
 
Mona May tells us what it's like to design for an Animated film, specifically the little white mouse, Stuart Little. She also gets into the the topic of complimenting coworkers. When are words, a smile or a simple gesture considered going to far? Telling someone they look beautiful or handsome? Back in the day acknowledging ones appearance was cons…
 
Mona May is a Costume Designer who changed fashion in the 90's when "Grunge" was the trend. She took a risk when designing the film, Clueless, with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash. Wanting to empower young women to feel a sense of beauty, she maid plaid skirts and knee-high stalkings classy, yet sexy. 25 years later she is recognized …
 
Johnny drops down the concept of Meritocracy in sports and Kurt counters it with the "lack-of" in Hollywood. Sports and Acting are one and the same, except for that thing, "talent". In sports and most careers, the "best" of their field rise to the top and are guaranteed a spot in history. Johnny will never be given the silver spoon, the red carpet …
 
NFL player Johnny Stanton of the Cleveland Browns, joins America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to compare the life of most professional football players to the journey of an actor. Always prepared, always grinding, getting one job, losing another. If you're not Tom Cruise or Tom Brady, any day you could be on a new team, new show or out of a job. Work…
 
Erik Leek is a production sound mixer based out of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. He's also the founder of Hide-A-Mic Microphone Concealers. Eric uses a Sonosax mixer/recorder, Schoeps shotgun mics, Audio Limited wireless and Sanken COS-11 and DPA lav mics. Eric also use Tentacle Sync and Ambient timecode boxes. https://www.hideamic.com…
 
There aren't many inspirational and motivational stories like what Johnny Stanton has had to endure to find his place in the NFL. From high school championships to All-American accolades, he battled injuries and college transfers to do what it took to play the game, even reinvent himself. This is a story of overcoming adversity and never quitting. …
 
Annie Gonzalez calls upon raw power and conviction with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. They get right into the discussion of Toxic Masculinity and Traditional Femininity set forth by our current society. Annie takes us down the home stretch with a discussion on P.O.C. in TV and Film, and why everyone needs to support each other, not just each g…
 
Star of the Netflix hit, Gentefied, Annie Gonzalez uses the Hamburger as the analogy for making it in Hollywood. A simple concept, yet difficult for many to grasp. Couple this with body shaming, it's one of the toughest careers to find success. As a woman with hips, boobs and ass, Annie shows us that you don't have to be a supermodel to make it. If…
 
Annie Gonzalez from the hit Netflix show Gentefied, talks about the Colonization of the Mind and it's generational effect on society. It is the internalized attitude of ethnic or cultural inferiority felt by people as a result of colonization. It corresponds with the belief that the cultural values of the colonizer are inherently superior to one's …
 
Michele Soulchild sits for her encore performance with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. She reveals her secret approach to choreographing each dance she creates. From feeling the vibe to visualizing in her mind, she does all the work before her dancers ever arrive in the studio. Dancers unlike most artistic endeavors, are on a planet all their ow…
 
Hip-Hop choreographer Michele Soulchild tells America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, how she will "creep that gram" to find talent on Instagram and says that dancers should use it to showcase their work, not just their followers. Dancers with millions of followers and no training are a "disappointment". Never walk into an audition desperate, casting ca…
 
Michele Soulchild has Choreographed superstars such as Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Tyga, Iggy Azalea, Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Tory Lanez, Wale, Jeremih, Luke James, Ro James and BJ The Chicago Kid. She says "ballet is the foundation of dance, you can't cook a pie without the crust, ballet is the crust of dance". "Here's you, …
 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is much more severe than normal anxiety. Cynthia Marie shares her daily battles and coping mechanisms with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. When she performs she loses herself in a character, fully committed to the existence of an alternate reality. Women are twice …
 
Expert Larper, Cynthia Marie, sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to explain the history and mystique. Crisis Actors who have wreaked havoc in the name of ANTIFA have been labeled as Larpers. But in the end, it's just people with a common interest in storytelling, imagination and wonder. It requires an uninhibited will to become an actor i…
 
Guy Bee tells America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, how he had to do a "step off" and drop 30 feet from the top of a crane to get a shot holding his steady cam. This is his P.O.V. from behind the camera, unlike many have ever heard. Guy's lessons are not taught in any college, film school or textbook. However, he is skeptical about the future. The new…
 
Guy Bee, a man with a dream without a plan. As he says, "there is no blueprint to becoming a director in Hollywood". He sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to share his story from steady cam operator to top level director. He worked on one of the top 10 classic films in history, James Cameron's Titanic, with Leonardo Dicaprio. He explains …
 
Steve Saada, production sound mixer & boom op, joins us again to talk about COVID-19 & getting back on-set. He's working again and offers tips on how we can stay safe on-set. Steve also talks about research he's done on possible gear sanitizing options. Check out Steve's previous interview, Episode 033, on the Location Sound Podcast. Each episode w…
 
Alicia Marie introduces the mainstream world to the cultural phenomenon of Cosplay. It has a huge following in the United States and as she says, "it's not Halloween, it's costumed role play". You embody the character from head to toe and "become that character". From wardrobe, to weapons, makeup and contact lenses, their commitment is unprecedente…
 
Alicia Marie sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about the Micro Processors she has in her brain. She lost the majority of her hearing when she was in her twenties and opted to go with an emerging technology that had only been out a few weeks at that time. She had the next wave of Cochlear Implants programmed and installed into her…
 
Real life Superheroine, Alicia Marie, joins America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres. After exposure to comics as a child, she made a commitment to keeping her body equivalent to that chiseled from stone or drawn to perfection from a Superhero artist. Having overcome her own child traumas and unexpectedly losing the majority of her hearing when she was in…
 
Kurtis Ewing is a boom op and production sound mixer based out of the Greater Los Angeles, California area. He's worked on shows like MADtv, Girlfriends, and Just Roll with It. He uses the Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder and Lectrosonics wireless transmitters/receivers and IFBs and Sennheiser camera hops. Kurtis has a variety of lav choices includ…
 
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