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The All the World Podcast

The All the World Podcast

By Cedric Gegel
Host Cedric Gegel, a professional actor and filmmaker, interviews actors, writers, directors, and more about their experiences and dreams, providing laughs and valuable insider information for any who wish to start a career in or have an interest in the entertainment industry.
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Amanda Fraass on Acting, Auditioning, and the Hard Work of Being an Actor

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Chris Wilson on Voice Acting, Vocal Health, and Finding Character Voices
Voice actor Christopher Wilson joins the podcast to discuss vocal health, breaking into voice acting, making big vocal choices, and he plays a lightning round of character voice work. This podcast is edited by Sam Wilkes. Sponsor: Anchor.fm. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
40:26
April 28, 2021
Emma O'Hara on Acting, Chasing That "Ache," and Why Casting Directors Are Rooting For You
Scottish actress Emma O'Hara joins the podcast to talk about being an actor, why she chose to chase her dreams of performing, how the pandemic has led to some unexpected creativity, and why casting directors want you to succeed. This podcast is edited by Sam Wilkes. Sponsor: Anchor.fm. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
46:56
April 21, 2021
John Zeller on Cinematography, THE SNYDER CUT, and Creating Art (Part Two)
Cinematographer John Zeller joins the podcast for part 2 of our conversation to talk about the Snyder Cut, his influences as a cinematographer, and the purpose of letting artists create art. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
28:36
April 14, 2021
John Zeller on Cinematography, Shot Construction, and Unexpected Opportunities (Part One)
Cinematographer John Zeller joins the podcast to talk about how he approaches constructing shots for a scene, how his editing work informs his shot selection in preproduction, and how opportunities from unexpected places have "made" his career. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
33:40
April 9, 2021
Kodjo Somana (Filmmaker) on the Creative Process, Wedding videos, and Trying
Filmmaker and videographer Kodjo Somana joins Cedric to talk about starting a media company, finding stories to tell, the value and necessity of "the grind," and why "failure" is an invaluable step in success. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
35:09
March 31, 2021
Amanda Valentin on Screenwriting, Spirituality, Creating, and the Beauty of New Zealand
Screenwriter and novelist Amanda Valentin joins the podcast to talk about her work as a screenwriter and novelist, the different freedoms both mediums offer, how the "truths" we discover constantly shape the way we create and reflect, and just how beautiful New Zealand really is. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
47:50
March 24, 2021
Amanda Fraass on Acting, Auditioning, and the Hard Work of Being an Actor
Cedric chats with actress Amanda Fraass, who is set to appear in the upcoming indie horror film "Window With a View" alongside Cedric, about audition tactics, how she builds a character from the ground up, and why "luck" is necessary and incredibly overrated. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
40:38
March 16, 2021
Sean Beeson on Composing for Documentaries, the Religious Foundations of Modern Music, and Creating Emotion
Cedric chats with award-winning video game, film, and documentary composer Sean Beeson about what goes into writing a score, how he approaches different mediums, Sean's religious background and how it plays into his appreciation for and creation of music, and how music and evoke certain emotions at certain moments. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
40:52
February 25, 2021
Nina West on Mental Health, Drag Race, and "Overnight" Success
Cedric talks with drag queen Nina West about being on Drag Race, performance theory, why overnight success is rarely overnight, and, most importantly: mental health (for performers, but also for everyone). Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
48:37
February 18, 2021
Sydney Lawson on Cinematography, Shot Selection, and Choosing a Camera
Cedric talks with director of photography and camera operator Sydney Lawson on getting her start in the industry, improving from film to film, selecting shots for particular sequences, and choosing a camera for your project needs. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
39:11
February 10, 2021
Chandra Michaels on Auditioning, Network Television, and Beginning Your Journey as an Actor
Cedric talks with actress Chandra Michaels about their work together on "We Love You Not," audition tips, her journey to network television, advice for actors that are just getting started and more. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
51:23
February 3, 2021
Wilbert Roget II on Composing for Star Wars, Mortal Kombat, and More
Cedric talks with composer Wilbert Roget II about his work on Star Wars: The Old Republic, Call of Duty: WWII, Mortal Kombat 11, and more. Will describes his approach to composing and how color grades impact his sound, and he describes what made him want to compose for video games. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
41:54
January 27, 2021
Heidi Kok on Broadway Touring, Dance and Physical Performance, and Teaching
Cedric talks with choreographer and actress Heidi Kok about her experience on the Broadway tour of Oklahoma!, her approach to performance as a dancer and actor, and she and Cedric break down her approach to the physicality of The Beast in Beauty and the Beast and how that experience shaped Cedric's approach to character forever. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
49:21
January 19, 2021
Robert Dukes on Accents and Acting (Actor, Producer, Editor)
Cedric talks with London-based actor Robert Dukes about accents, Star Wars, how to approach the initial development of a character, and they praise a bunch of actors for being great, including (but not limited to) Gary Oldman, Olivia Coleman, and Donald Faison. Then Cedric and Robert swap accents to finish the show. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
53:47
January 13, 2021
Andrew Osano (composer and orchestrator)
Cedric interviews composer and orchestrator Andrew Osano about where he gets his inspiration, why diverse voices and perspectives matter (including in composing),  the importance of music to the tone and pace of a film, and Andrew describes what an orchestrator does. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
37:34
July 20, 2020
Edith Rodriguez (screenwriter, producer, director)
Cedric chats with screenwriter Edith Rodriguez, who shares about her childhood consuming different media than most of her peers, which has led to a unique voice in her writing. She also talks about her work in the corporate world and how it has shaped her view of filmmaking, why screenwriters should take acting classes, how privilege acts as a gatekeeper for the industry, and asks the all important question: What Would Jordan Peele Do? Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and Outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
40:59
July 13, 2020
Aislinn De'Ath (actress)
NOTE: In this episode, we briefly discussed community theatre. It is not the intention of either party to dismiss or mock any regional theatre or community theatre. Both are entirely valid and important. Community theatre is a vital place of experimentation, exploration, training, and generally keeping the arts alive; regional theatre is amazing and necessary, professional and entertaining. Our attitudes are not negative toward either community theatre or regional theatre, and we apologize if what we said came across that way. Both of us have a long history of working in community theatre, and my (Cedrc's) work has been instrumental in my development. I'm proud to have worked in what I believe are some of the best community theatre productions in the United States, with actors that could walk onto a Broadway stage at a moment's notice. Aislinn, too, values both community theatre and regional theatre, and views her peers in England that work in regional theatre with a great deal of admiration and respect. We felt it was important to make this note and make sure that anyone listening has a chance to understand that. Thank you, and enjoy the episode! Cedric talks with award-winning London based actress Aislinn De'Ath about a variety of topics, including her experience in the UK tour in Great Expectations,  video game voiceover work, her love of baking, the importance of making strong character choices, and far, far more. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and Outro themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
48:43
July 6, 2020
Omari Matlock (filmmaker)
Cedric interviews the inventive, creative filmmaker Omari Matlock. They discuss Omari's background in art and how it impacts his filmmaking, why collaboration is key to his style of filmmaking, and why John Wells is the kind of great actor that all indie films should be looking for. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
41:27
June 29, 2020
Erick Schroder (film composer)
Cedric interviews the brilliant film composer Erick Schroder, who did the score for Cedric's film Cadia: The World Within. The two discuss Erick's early-career apprenticeship under James Newton Howard, his approach to writing music and what he looks for in a film, why the music of Star Wars is so interesting and iconic, and far, far more. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro music "Dog Park" by Silent Partners.
43:14
June 22, 2020
COVID Creating with Cedric
Cedric talks to himself this week, discussing the creative space of the lockdown and the situation that creators are finding themselves in. Edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and outro themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partners.
17:38
June 15, 2020
Sam Thompson (writer, director, and producer)
Cedric interviews LA-based writer/director/producer Sam Thompson, an energy-filled creator with multiple awards, festival appearances, and work across all kinds of genres. Sam and Cedric discuss the current conversation around paying screenwriters fairly, advocacy for women and people of color in film, and why it is so important for directors to be self-reflective. Today's episode was edited by Sam Wilkes. Intro and Outro themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partners.
35:16
June 8, 2020
Lydia Peterson (writer and director)
Cedric chats with Philly-area filmmaker Lydia Peterson about her career and passions. Topics include the influence of Ava DuVernay, how sports have impacted Lydia's filmmaking, and why encouraging diverse voices in film is vital. Opening/closing song "Dog Park" by Silent Partners.
25:14
June 1, 2020
Austin Drake (Actor, Screenwriter, Teacher)
Cedric interviews screenwriter, actor, and teacher Austin Drake, an old friend from high school. They reminisce about a 2011 production of Phantom of the Opera, share screenwriting tips, shout out some of the amazing artists in northwestern Ohio, and discuss a love of 1917 and Hamilton. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
35:27
May 25, 2020
Caleb Kurowski (Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director)
Cedric interviews Chicago actor and filmmaker Caleb Kurowski about his background in stop motion animation, what he's learned from James Cameron, and their experience on the newly-released film "We Love You Not." Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner
19:48
May 18, 2020
Jessi Bennett (Sound Engineer, Executive Assistant at Production Company, Podcast Producer)
Cedric chats with Jessi Bennett, an executive assistant in the film industry and podcast producer. Jessi dives into the subject of the "streaming wars," they discuss the role of podcast producers, both reminisce on giving up coffee, and many laughs are shared. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner
33:10
May 4, 2020
Johanna McGinley (Actor, Talent Agent)
Cedric has a chat with actor and agent Johanna McGinley, who brings tons of energy and laughs. They discuss Wes Anderson, why yelling at actors to act better is a bad directing strategy, Johanna's Marvel dreams, and what actors should know before pursuing representation. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner
28:42
April 27, 2020
Brett Walkow (Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer, Director)
Cedric interviews comedian Brett Walkow, his onscreen father in the upcoming film "We Love You Not." Topics include why having creative space on set can lead to amazing moments in films, Brett's journey into touring comedy, the talent of Gene Wilder, why you should try to just be you in an industry that wants you to be so many things, and how Brett's Jewish faith has impacted his career. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner. Other themes by Brett Walkow.
38:31
April 20, 2020
Dylan Sedam (Actor)
Cedric interviews actor Dylan Sedam, a college student studying theatre that appeared in two of Cedric's recent projects. Topics include the phenomenal theatre educators they have encountered, Capital University, Dylan's take on acting as a younger, fresher face in the industry, and why Dylan thinks Twister is an amazing film. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
26:52
April 13, 2020
Jo Ferreira (Screenwriter)
Cedric talks with screenwriter Jo Ferreira about being a screenwriter in Portugal, why they secretly love Nicolas Cage, David Fincher, and the intricacies and pressures of writing a screenplay. Includes a three second clip from the trailer for "Raising Arizona" copyright 20th Century Fox. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
22:45
April 6, 2020
Christopher Ott (Editor, Cinematographer, Producer)
Cedric chats with Christopher Ott about the editing process. In addition, topics include Roger Deakins, the choices editors have to make, why Eragon deserves a remake, the Lord of the Rings trilogy (!!!), and why editing is a collaborative experience. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
23:02
April 3, 2020
Brandon Beach (Actor, Stage Combatant, Playwright)
Actor, stage combatant, and playwright Brandon Beach joins the podcast to chat with Cedric about The Office, crying in class, fight scenes, and why "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is an all-time classic. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
25:00
April 1, 2020
Marti King Young (Producer, Writer, Director, Actor)
REUPLOAD: Cedric chats with award-winning filmmaker and producer Marti King Young about her journey into film, the challenges she faces as a woman in a male-dominated field, her strategies toward directing and writing characters that audiences connect with, and why Moulin Rouge! and Les Miserables are simply the best. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
28:52
March 30, 2020
John Wells (Actor)
Cedric talks with veteran film actor John Wells about Guillermo del Toro's genius, John's approach to acting, the importance of treating everyone on set equally, The Princess Bride, and Cedric corners John into admitting that he still hasn't seen Paddington even though he promised to watch it over 18 months ago. There is no excuse, honestly. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
28:42
March 27, 2020
Zach Throne (Producer/Actor)
Cedric talks with his business partner, Zach Throne, about the challenges of producing, the production design of Knives Out!, the film industry in Ohio, and why not every performance needs to be based on yourself. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
23:53
March 26, 2020
Nick van Atta (Actor)
Award-winning stage actor Nick van Atta joins the show to discuss the truth in acting, why sound design is consistently vital, the Nick van Atta memes, and why Steve Carell is an underrated actor. Listen for the wisdom, stay for the joy of Nick's laughter. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
28:08
March 25, 2020
Russell Hawkins (Actor)
Cedric interviews Russell Hawkins, a Seattle-based actor who harbors a deep love for Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margot Robbie, and working hard to achieve his dreams. They discuss acting philosophy, Russell's successful audition for Cedric's film while battling the flu, and Fight Club (breaking the rules of Fight Club). Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
24:52
March 24, 2020
Xavier McAllister (Editor/Colorist/Cinematographer)
Cedric talks with editor Xavier McAllister about constructing a visual narrative, the beauty of dance, skate videos, and Xavier's rockin' beard. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
30:12
March 23, 2020
Megan Lear (Producer/Actor/Casting Director)
Cedric talks with actor, producer, and casting director Megan Lear of Actors' Theatre of Columbus about her adorable child, why you should be kind to everyone, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
27:42
March 20, 2020
Introduction
In this episode, host Cedric Gegel talks about the podcast, explains why he is making it (wink wink nudge nudge toward coronavirus), and goes over the basic format of each episode, including the questions that will be asked. Intro and Outro Themes "Dog Park" by Silent Partner.
13:09
March 18, 2020