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The Sizzle Reel

The Sizzle Reel

By Shishkin Productions
Stories, conversations, and (sometimes) insights from working-class post-production cogs. Hosts Chris Eastman and Alexei Shishkin walk you through their day-to-day in the video editing world. From weirdest workplace experiences to client horror stories to "back in my day" reminiscences, these ramblin' gamblin' edit monkeys will slice & dice their way out of the edit suites and into your heart.
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90: Behind The Edit - EMERGENCY (2022) w/ Lam T. Nguyen (@lamt_nguyen)
Chris & Alexei are joined by editor Lam T. Nguyen (@lamt_nguyen) to talk about his experience editing EMERGENCY, how he got into the world of post-production, the relationship between director and editor, and much more! (skip to 20:30 or so to jump right into that) In the first segment, Chris and Alexei talk the recent surge in AI news, some Adobe news, and Apple’s deal with Major League Soccer. Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
59:53
June 20, 2022
89: The Folly Of The Expanding Window
Chris & Alexei talk UX/UI design (specifically in NLE’s), whether or not Sony Vegas can win some market shares, and the ups and downs of remote work (spoiler alert: it ends with us bashing 5 day work weeks). Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
53:58
June 14, 2022
88: The 2nd Annual Sizzle Reel Spelling Extraganza! w/ Bill Waters (@billwaters_) and Moderator Flora
Chris & Alexei are joined by Bill Waters (@billwaters) to talk creative friction, never being afraid to ask about working with someone (aka shoot your shot), and the idea that everyone is a potential client. Then, Moderator Flora joins us to administer the 2nd Annual Sizzle Reel Spelling Extravaganza (which is waaay more difficult than we expected). Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
48:35
June 06, 2022
87: Down The Rabbit Hole w/ Retro1920 (@Retro1920)
Chris & Alexei are joined by RETRO1920 (@Retro1920) to talk… well… everything! This one goes out on many philosophical limbs, including long-from vs short-form storytelling, steps to take when building a production business, achieving goals, pitching, inspiration, trends… this one really goes all over the place. Watch THIRDY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xju6_-7Kk4 Get 2040: A MEDITATION ON LIVING WITH A CREATIVE MIND - https://www.amazon.com/2040-Meditation-Living-Creative-Mind/dp/B09WLWRXY5 Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
01:27:27
May 30, 2022
86: Off The Top Rope & Into The Edit Suite w/ Brian Maxwell Mann (@BrianMaxMann)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Brian Maxwell Mann (@BrianMaxMann) to talk keeping your edit skills sharp (even if there’s no edit work coming in), piracy and copyright laws, and the meteoric rise of Brian’s YouTube channel! It’s a good one! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
01:06:26
May 23, 2022
85: Chris VERSUS Wes Anderson and TikTok is Video Tapas
Chris & Alexei talk TikTok’s “$0 content budget”, auteurship, and sticking to your style even when people don’t like it! Plus, Chris (0-3) goes up against Wes Anderson in our latest Chris VERSUS! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
51:55
May 16, 2022
84: Are YouTube and TikTok Really Netflix’s Competitors? Plus: Crashing The Boards VII + The Great Airpod Fiasco
Chris & Alexei talk Sizzle Reel LIVE SHOW, Reed Hastings’ comments about YouTube and TikTok being Netflix’s competition, and then it’s time to crash the boards, where we talk editor/director partnerships, how to politely beg for work, and more! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
54:10
May 09, 2022
83: Adobe Premiere Tools Panel 2022 Entry Draft + Loopy Doop Trend Forecast w/ Luis Domingo (@loopy.doop)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Luis Domingo (@loopy.doop) to talk baby voice rap, surreal 3D design aesthetics, After Effects, and more! PLUS: Second half of the show, we do our Adobe Premiere Tools Panel 2022 Entry Draft, where we pit Chris’s Cutters vs Alexei’s All-Star Cutters! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
01:10:40
May 02, 2022
82: LIVE from NAB 2022 – Poolside in Las Vegas
Chris & Alexei talk NAB 2022, their experience slithering around the show floor, some of the coolest booths they saw, and how they lost their money! Plus: Chris almost got his luggage stolen! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
46:09
April 26, 2022
81: A Pretty Uninformed NAB 2022 Preview
Chris & Alexei talk NAB preview, read some of your emails about workplace complaints, and our slow expansion into the production game! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
55:39
April 18, 2022
80: The GIANT Treefort X Retrospective Spectacular (A Day-by-Day Breakdown of Our First Time Making a Documentary!)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Amy Gasaway (@aimestocheese) and Bill Waters (@billwaters_) to go through a meticulously detailed, day-by-day breakdown of our time covering Treefort Music Fest this year! Topics include: overnight edit turnarounds, managing/communicating with a team of shooters as an editor, how to pivot your documentary when the story starts to shift, making last-second executive decisions for the sake of the story, and so much more! Enjoy! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
02:00:40
April 11, 2022
79: The Sizzlin’ Sixteen! (Picking Our Favorite Project)
Chris & Alexei are joined by the rest of the gang (Bill Waters, Amy Gasaway, and Vince Alvarado) to go through a bracket of our favorite projects! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
01:41:44
April 04, 2022
78: Better Late Than Never (The Long Journey Home From Boise)
Chris & Alexei are late this week, but they’re talking Stuart Little, crazy work schedules, and priming up for the GIANT TREEFORT RETROSPECTIVE SPECTACULAR (coming April 11th)! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang at gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
22:14
March 30, 2022
77: Event Efficiency with the Edit Emu w/ Evan Mueller (@videobyevan)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Evan Mueller (@videobyevan) as they talk the new Mac Studio, live event edit efficiency, trying to make a Treefort documentary, and more! Call ~THE COLD LINE~ and ask a question: 332-333-4361 (we might play it on the show!) send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok
01:00:26
March 21, 2022
76: Being a Professional Composer w/ Cody Kurtz Martin (@codykurtzmartin)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Cody Kurtz Martin (@codykurtzmartin) and engineer Will (@billwaters_), as they talk how to make the jump into composing for film, interacting with producers whose notes you might not agree with, some music gear-nerd chat about plug-ins, and more! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:05:33
March 14, 2022
75: Chris Versus James Cameron!
Chris & Alexei talk Sleep No More, networking, and Chris takes on James Cameron! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
59:47
March 07, 2022
74: Setting Sail In The Flag-Dinghy! (And How To Stream It Live To YouTube)
Chris & Alexei talk learning to livestream with a cinema camera, the On Air Pod Fest, and some of your work annoyance emails! Plus: we accidentally spend the last 7 minutes of the show talking about the trash fire Brooklyn Nets organization. Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
59:08
February 28, 2022
73: Marred in Controversy w/ Ben Wittner (@slower_eastside)
Chris & Alexei talk contest controversy, podcast progress, and on-set observations! Plus the seed of the scandal (Ben) defends himself! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:03:10
February 21, 2022
72: Take Two Aaaand ACTION!
Chris & Alexei talk organization, plug-in results, and NAB! Plus the contest winner is announced! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
54:11
February 14, 2022
71: The Rest Is Still Unwritten (AKA Chris Versus George R.R. Martin)
Chris & Alexei talk their low-key week, bidding on projects, and Chris goes head-to-head with George R.R. Martin! Plus, they unveil a new segment, called WWLLW for short! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
55:57
February 07, 2022
70: Plugging the Plug-in's AND Email Contest!
Chris & Alexei talk our brand new EMAIL CONTEST, joining the Post New York Alliance, and our extensive reviews of free and paid Adobe Premiere plug-ins! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:04:02
January 31, 2022
69: Crashing The Boards VI w/ Vince Alvarado (@airvince1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Vince Alvarado (@airvince1) to talk our big social media plans, breaking into the on-set circles you want to be a part of, creative fulfillment in professional filmmaking, and more! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:03:44
January 24, 2022
68: 9 Quick Tips To Start Your Own Production Company w/ Joe Nanna (@joenanna1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by superfan Joe Nanna (@joenanna1) talk our SPRING INTERN SEARCH, being a one-man band on set, and Joe Nanna’s 9 Quick Tips to start your own production company! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
54:37
January 17, 2022
67: Chris Goes Head-to-Head with Sam Raimi!
Chris & Alexei talk establishing baselines with clients, a busy January, and Sam Raimi’s filmmaking tips! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
55:05
January 10, 2022
66: Wanna Put My 3D-Rendered Heart In A Blender
Chris & Alexei talk puppet animation, Blue Collar Post Collective survey results (shout-out to Katie Hinsen for putting it together), and first steps with 3D animation in Blender! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
55:35
January 03, 2022
65: New Year’s Resolutions! + Ya Gotta Keep Em Animated: Adobe Character Animator and Substance 3D
Chris & Alexei talk vacation time in the USA, CES 2022, and learning new Adobe programs (specifically animation and 3D modeling related)! PLUS: We look back at last year’s New Year’s Resolutions, see how we did, and make new ones for 2022! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:10:29
December 27, 2021
64: Pre-Pro Pro-crastinating and 2022 Goals w/ Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk) to talk the in’s and out’s of networking, starting projects from a blank slate, and goals for 2022! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
59:54
December 20, 2021
63: The Sizzle Reel Gift Guide 2021 + Making a Film on Super 8 w/ Bill Waters (@billwaters_)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Bill Waters (@billwaters_) to talk music NFTs, Bill’s upcoming movie (shot on 8mm), and of course, the Sizzle Reel Gift Guide, where the three of us break down what to get the editor/musician/producer/tech nerd in your life! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:02:35
December 13, 2021
62: Crab Meat Moments
Chris & Alexei talk Sizzle Reel’s “Spotify Wrapped”, corporate work vs creative work, and re-designing a website (if websites even matter)! PLUS we unveil our main post-production philosophy/ideology. Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
58:19
December 06, 2021
61: Ridley Scott Hates Millennials
Chris & Alexei talk why you should make an LLC, how the writing process and the post-production process are similar, and why Ridley Scott is coming for millennials! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
49:01
November 29, 2021
60: Thanksgiving Dunch
Chris & Alexei talk IATSE ratification, best ways to take notes, livestreaming/broadcast directing, and of course, dunch and bressert! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:01:13
November 22, 2021
59: Crashing The Boards V w/ Ian Dwy (@professor_tape)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Ian Dwy (@professor_tape) to crash the online message boards! We talk transitioning from AE to Editor, working on longform vs shortform content, and wanting a cheesesteak from the city of brotherly love! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:07:09
November 15, 2021
58: What You Gon Do? Act A Fool! w/ Tyler Ross (@lifeoftylerross)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Tyler Ross (@lifeoftylerross) to talk stealing food, growing in and out of roles, and how actors view post-production! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
51:49
November 08, 2021
57: Under Fluff's Watchful Eye w/ Joe Nanna (@joenanna1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by superfan Joe Nanna (@joenanna1) to talk taking chances in the edit, Wacom tablets, and one really weird gig! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
44:24
November 01, 2021
56: The Ask (Not) Sizzle Reel Anything Extrapalooza w/ Jeremy Cohen (@jermcohen)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Jeremy Cohen (@jermcohen) in very special crossover episode (not at all a gimmick) to answer YOUR questions! We talk long sandwiches, photography, and babbling in a desert! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
57:22
October 25, 2021
55: One Billion Bucks (Oh Deer!)
Chris & Alexei talk why the fuck a billion dollar movie exists, efficiency in the edit, and “Zombie” by The Cranberries! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
53:39
October 18, 2021
54: A Treefort Retrospective w/ Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk), Vince Alvarado (@airvince1), and Evan Mueller (@evanmueller)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk), Vince Alvarado (@airvince1), and Evan Mueller (@evanmueller) to talk Treefort Music Fest and everything that goes into our video workflow through the entire production and post-production process! We discuss capturing “moments”, lessons learned, and being DIY video punks! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:12:24
October 11, 2021
53: No Mistake: You Steak, Me No Steak
Chris & Alexei talk real-time social video strategy, NBC-Universal’s battle with YouTube, and old, weird content being repurposed across bizarre platforms (like Billiards TV)! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
49:05
October 04, 2021
52: Sayin’ Goodbye to the Timefly w/ Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss) to talk one year of pods, Bliss’s upcoming trip/move, and a close encounter with a grizzly bear! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
44:23
September 27, 2021
51: The LIVE Sizzle Reel Telethon
Chris & Alexei host a live telethon, discuss the new iPhone camera, and praise NAB’s decision to cancel! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
48:24
September 20, 2021
50: IATSE Strikes Back!
Chris & Alexei talk Chris’s music career, Hollywood crypto, and the IATSE strike! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
46:37
September 13, 2021
49: Crashing The Boards IV w/ Evan Mueller (@evanmueller)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Evan Mueller (@evanmueller) to talk Las Vegas, foot-in-the-door gigs, and learning as you go! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
51:53
September 06, 2021
48: The Venus Return! w/ Kirah Tabourn (@thestrology)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Kirah Tabourn (@thestrology) to talk forming a business/legal entity, running a magazine, and overwhelmed/overworked creatives! Learn more about The Eleventh House - https://www.thestrology.com/the-eleventh-house Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
01:00:39
August 30, 2021
47: Born-Again Corporate Christian w/ Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk) to talk battles with Verizon, an out-of-this-world vocal/instrumental splitter technology, and Adobe’s ~$1.3 billion valuation of Frame.io! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
49:56
August 23, 2021
46: The Importance of Being Earnestly Good at GFX (feat. Our PAL Alan)
Chris & Alexei talk review/feedback processes, the importance of knowing motion graphics, and being a good manager! PLUS: Our PAL Alan has some big news! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
46:11
August 16, 2021
45: Kindly Place Me Under The Bus
Chris & Alexei talk ScarJo v Disney, dealing with gaps between gigs, and the legal wild west that is America! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
49:50
August 09, 2021
44: Sports: The Final Frontier w/ Luis Domingo (@loopy.doop)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Luis Domingo (@loopy.doop) to talk useless degrees, a failed branded content tailgate bus, and hiding beans in the content! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
48:30
August 02, 2021
43: Crashing The Boards III w/ Daniel Kouba (@driftingphoto)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Daniel Kouba (@driftingphoto) to crash the online message boards, talk Kouba’s Iceland excursion, and dissect the reanimation of Sonic The Hedgehog! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter (or sizzlereelgang@gmail.com) and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
56:41
July 26, 2021
42: Life, The Universe, and Deepfaking Anthony Bourdain’s Voice
Chris & Alexei talk vacuum cleaners, deepfakes, and listen to some voicemails! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: The other day someone brought up a great point They said, why do you do these show stringouts if you don’t include timecode? And I was like… damn that’s a good point. So just trust us on this one and listen to the show :) Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
47:17
July 19, 2021
41: The 1st Annual Sizzle Reel Spelling Extravaganza!
Chris & Alexei talk second screens, homeschooling, and they face-off in a spelling bee! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Our new studio! The contest is still going!! “Second screen” lifestyle and how it’s destroying humanity Alexei’s big-brain move: podcast + crossword Chris’s new PC (dude, he got a Dell) Second season of Jerm’s Ask (Not) Me Anything podcast -- now looking for guests! We get into the 1st Annual SIZZLE REEL SPELLING EXTRAVAGANZA! But first we discuss how brainwashed homeschooled people tend to be Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
48:22
July 12, 2021
40: Out Of The Studio, And Into Your Heart!
***IF YOU'RE READING THIS, THE CONTEST IS STILL OPEN -- CALL IN AND LEAVE A MESSAGE TO WIN: 332-333-4361*** (grand prize is a trip to go mini-golfing in Red Hook) Chris & Alexei talk disruptive co-workers, Adone’s new Premier Pro beta, and our brand new mascot! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: A very special remote record! Our studio is being demolished via wrecking ball, a la Miley Weirdness of having to disconnect the server and go back to remote work for the week Contract struggles / Small-business struggles Our latest job (spoiler alert: we’re working on some Olympic track & field content) We have lots of sports stuff over the last year -- why?? The format gets FLIPPED -- 3 segments this week instead of 2! Some insight into the **build out plans** New productivity goals Are we a real post-house? (short answer: yes, but baby) The corporate workplace trend of eliminating offices and instead, using an “open plan” That one co-worker who BLASTS music LA vs NY (and: short trips, are they really trips?) Adobe’s new Premiere Pro beta update thing Consumer vs Professional vs Prosumer Shishkin Productions new MASCOT UNVEIL Keep those captioning companies in business!! Call us and ask a question! 332-333-4361
47:22
July 05, 2021
39: Cannonballing Into The Hot Tub w/ Jerm Cohen (@jermcohen)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Jerm Cohen (@jermcohen) to talk the politics of water fountains, how overrated (or properly rated?) hiking is, and weirdest photo jobs! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message EXCLUSIVE CONTENT ON PATREON: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter and follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: We mess up our episode number, smh Some hotdog stories that we never got to We announce the next SIZZLE REEL CONTEST Our guest wiggles his way into the podcast early! Jerm Cohen is here! Jerm has a new water fountain review ig channel Power Washer tiktok Storm King adventures John McAfee is a crazy man (also: dead) Media Shuttle + Jellyfish updates, and why we need to have 1 singular PC Jerm the renaissance man, he also has a podcast -- Ask (Not) Me Anything! Plus: Buzzfeed buys Complex! With a portfolio of so many networks/media companies, does Buzzfeed compete with bigger companies now? Like Turner, or something? Quibi, go90, Seeso, and the content graveyard! The new Netflix dating show -- Sexy Beasts Hot tub cannonballs Jerm’s start in photography Hot take: Hiking is not actually that fun Running around abandoned buildings as a kid First time getting paid to take photos First gigs and horror stories How intimidating and messy it can be to get started, even the smallest things Weirdest jobs Chris tries to weasel his way into a photo trip Jerm announces his NEXT PROJECT
01:00:37
June 28, 2021
38: Don’t Talk About Chris’s Tail! w/ Bill Waters (@billwaters_)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Bill Waters (@billwaters_) to talk partying with the Moscow Ballet, digging through police scanners for Citizen, and ghostwriting on a major label album! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Our scandalous thoughts on Beacon, NY The Jellyfish and why it’s awesome -- big s/o to JJ Powell! Our ire at our current ISP Bill Waters joins us! Making money as a musician vs making money as an audio engineer Playing shows at private colleges Good ways to do PR and do outreach for booking, without a dedicated PR department Bill’s gig working on a H.E.R. album Networking and how to do it better We reveal Chris’s absolute OBSESSION with joe rogan Least favorite pods and how we got into the audio world How far does $1.26 go in Dust Bowl America?! Bill scored a short film aka double music video SPOILER ALERT: he had to learn ballet Learning choreography and how to look like a bad dancer on purpose We dig back into Chris’s 8mm porn days Bill’s first ever job in audio/music/film Partying/doing audio with the Moscow Ballet Working at the Citizen app and digging through police scanners Chris’s work as a nightcrawler AI is crazy Chris’s volleyball game Stability vs fulfillment Bill’s super hot, scalding take on Michael Jackson Things get pretty wild toward the end Check out Bill Waters on Spotify or on Apple Music
57:45
June 21, 2021
37: I’ve Got The Pizzas! w/ Braxton Brown III (@braxtonbrowniii) and Vince Alvarado (@airvince1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Braxton Brown III (@braxtonbrowniii) and Vince Alvarado (@airvince1) to talk social media platforms, the misleading nature of metrics, and of course, Braxton’s podcast! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: The Sizzle Reel Bubble! Our condensed recording schedule We need a good contractor INTERRUPTED: by Anthony the pizza man! He needs some videos made A new show we’re working on, we’ll see how it goes! The fate of Complex’s Hot Ones game show Introducing once again: Braxton Brown III! Braxton’s podcast The Group Text -- and the intricacies of producing it The art of ~~writing things down~~ Braxton’s art: https://thepettysburgaddress.com/ AirVince1 joins us! He tells us all about what he’s been up to and what he’s learned The concerns of editing yourself How endless and infinite the act of editing can be The relevance/irrelevance of social media platforms Vince’s story about an intern doing big work for free Metrics and how misleading they are The constantly evolving nature of data tracking Chris got sold a local car!!! A truly dystopian model: 1-of-1 ads Braxton used to be an actor! Vince stops paying attention and gets into his phone
56:56
June 14, 2021
36: Crashing The Boards II w/ Joe Nanna (@joenanna1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Joe Nanna (@joenanna1) to crash the online message boards, discuss all the content that has been lost because of changing storage standards, and create their Filmmaking 101 lesson plans! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Our hotline is actually a coldline, brr! 🥶 Chris’s increased desk real estate Standing desks vs Seated desks We recap our Red Lobster Extravaganza Joe Nanna brings us a truly, Florida-level dumb, standing desk saga Short form vs long form (more specifically 3 min vs 7 min vs 15 min vs 45 min) The digital dark ages Joe’s time in THE VAULT The new commercial Joe is filming where a dog drives a car Reels: do they really matter? Networking during the covid era Crafting a lesson plan to teach filmmaking Joe Nanna’s Sisyphusian Filmmaking 101 course Podcasts about media Chris thinks our pod is ZANY Matt King complains about Google Drive -- oh the sweet sweet irony
01:04:32
June 07, 2021
35: The Shape of Red Lobsters to Come
Chris & Alexei are joined by the Red Lobster contest winner, as they prepare to go to the land of the Cheddar Bay Biscuits! Also, they talk Amazon + MGM, sports betting companies getting into media, and flipping your monitors! Leave a message on the SIZZLE REEL HOTLINE: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: As we prepare to go to Red Lobster, we decided to do the pod pre-meal! We’re finally in the new office -- we discuss what we’re doing with the space Chris vs the Office Couch Office Desk Feng Shui How is feels to be a freelancer, feeling like you’re being watched by the management Corporate productivity surveillance is a PROBLEM Trying to re-train your brain when you flip your screens around Chris uses TWO MOUSES at the same time! The Red Lobster contest winner joins us! We hear his SCATHING voicemail Amazon buys MGM WarnerMedia does their Discovery thing Bally Sports becomes a thing What the hell is happening Sports media goes the way of gambling $$$ Our relationship with The Gameday, and our hopes for new shows Oklahoma’s newfound filmmaking incentives BIG NEWS from the Sizzle Reel (hint: we’re moving again)
47:29
May 31, 2021
34: Movin’ On… Up? w/ Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk) to talk their big move to the new office, starting up a new photography hobby, and the stories of the sky (aka flight attendants’ tales)! Leave a message on the SIZZLE REEL HOTLINE: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Tannyr Lifestyle (@TannyLifestyle) joins Chris to talk about his recent Bali trip Best new lenses, B&H partnerships, and Michael Bay How stuff developed while Chris ran the ship Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk) joins us! We reveal vaguely where our new office is (hint: not Laguardia) Amy goes through the trials and tribulations of how we signed on it Miles the cat calls in asking about his plants Chris wants to become a photographer for real We delve into why that is, and what his goal with his photography is A new flight attendant-focused podcast we’re looking to launch later this year Why do some people look like slobs when they fly? Our upcoming Treefort Music Festival coverage this year Chris’s Los Angeles trip horror story
53:02
May 24, 2021
33: Of Patreons and Pirate Festivals
Chris & Alexei talk circus jobs, managerial philosophies, and the living hell that has become searching for an office! Call the SIZZLE REEL HOTLINE: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/shishkinproductions follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Call in to the SIZZLE REEL HOTLINE - 332-333-4361 Alexei is out of town, so Chris is running the ship The old days where Chris would steal the space heater Chris got mercury poisoning from eating too much tuna Managerial philosophies - Step 1: show up to work Pre-planning vacations For example: a 10 year in advance Vegas trip Chris was the George W Bush of a yogurt shop in many ways Lots of Chris in this episode He goes on to absolutely SLANDER Mike Bliss Training new editors on a crunch Knowing the subject matter when it comes to a new project Oh by the way, we got a Patreon -- patreon.com/shishkinproductions.com If you could do any circus job, which would you choose? Chris’s circus adventure -- the one time he has ever been Gasparilla: Florida’s pirate festival The FLIP… is OVER The hell that has been our office search Our dream podcasts to launch later this year Improv vs standup
51:03
May 17, 2021
32: Crashing The Boards w/ Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss) to crash the online message boards, talk creative imposter syndrome, and disrespect oysters, those little salt water slimes! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Alexei is late again, but Chris fills time w/ his mate Alan! Alan gets the AstraZeneca vaccine Chris introduces Mike Bliss to Alan We learn which soccer team Alan supports! Getting to the bottom of the Shishkin Productions accounting department The British pound is losing value; decentralized currency is the future Chris fat shames Alan behind his back Johnny Editseed Learning from the content you edit Editing is like cooking, which is a lot like the Heimlich Maneuver Oyster theatre Salt water slimes Can you “farm” oysters?? Mike Bliss is basically a real estate expert at this point Update on our Million Episode goal We CRASH THE BOARDS -- finding some filmmaking/editing message board posts and addressing them Editor imposter syndrome -- does creativity even exist? Organization is A MAJOR KEY Desperate editors working for free -- does that make sense?? Producers and directors don’t always remember what was shot, so don’t overthink the first cut Mobile editing, a LIVE distraction, and our outdoor loudspeaker “Evergreen” edits… aren’t they all? Our terrible social media consistency (or lack thereof), and a little bit of Sting, baby
01:01:59
May 10, 2021
31: Trickle Down Flick-onomics
Chris & Alexei talk VR remakes of popular movies, what the Oscars really mean, and how much big media execs earned in 2020! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Chris’s singular Hollywood trip -- he ate a cheeseburger We spin THE TOPIC WHEEL Learn the secret password(s) to the Sizzle Reel Hotline! Movie theaters are opening back up in NYC, and we can’t wait Recapping this year’s Oscars ceremony (or at least what we know about it) Movie-going culture -- blockbusters vs random movies What movies would you like to see as VR remakes? The streaming wars and how Alexei accidentally ended up with 6 months of Paramount+ All of these fucking streaming services, smh, this is basically cable all over again Chris absolutely goes OFF on Peacock The ease and appeal of piracy when everything is fragmented Chris guesses how many millions of dollars big media mogul/CEOs earned in 2020 Spoiler alert: the CEOs still made tons and tons of money, despite paycuts etc Read all about it here: https://variety.com/2021/biz/news/hollywood-executives-disney-netflix-fox-1234962314/ Not gonna lie folks, it gets pretty “business”-y in the second half In a nutshell, it’s a bunch of rich, old people running shit (but you already knew that)
50:01
May 03, 2021
30: Working Hard, or Hardly Working? w/ Braxton Brown (@braxtonbrowniii)
Chris & Alexei are joined by Braxton Brown (@braxtonbrowniii) to talk how HR works, the hiring process and how it relates to freelancers, and Braxton administers a real job interview! Leave us a voice mail: 332-333-4361 or send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: We unveil our latest goal -- 1 MILLION EPISODES We play a few of the voice mails we’ve received so far! The result of our official **Red Lobster Challenge** Time-traveling robots It’s been a busy April -- our podcast network is growing! If you haven’t checked them out, have a listen to Ask Not Me Anything, The Allships Podcast, and Rounds of Sound! Chris’s history with job interviews and his hellish work schedule early in his career Alexei’s crazy cross-country job interview in San Jose from New York HR Correspondent / Chief Merch Officer Braxton Brown joins the show! Chris’s Bitcoin trevails -- smh Is it ethical to give “test projects” when hiring editors? The “swim lane” method of job interviewing Basically, if you listen to this episode, you’ll probably ace any job interview you have coming up Chris and Alexei get JOB INTERVIEWED **LIVE** on the pod, by HR Professional Braxton Nepotism at its finest! Chris knocks the first lane out of the park with some enthralling answers about his day-to-day Alexei bullshits his way through the second “swim lane” of VP questions Chris is ON THE FENCE -- he needs to go through the last round of questions to see if he gets the job!
52:51
April 26, 2021
29: Music to Our Ears (Our Favorite Music Library Artists)
Chris & Alexei discuss their favorite music library artists, unveil a key tip for career success, and Chris finally gets an iPhone! Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message or call 332-333-4361! send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Our dedicated phone line is NOW OPEN -- leave a message at 332-333-4361 Chris gets iced! How difficult is must be to be a composer for music libraries The one time Chris went through 150 songs for one video The time Alexei met a composer randomly at a bar Our tips and tricks for editing music/what we look for in a song One KEY TIP for career success! (hint: buy followers) The Sizzlers are coming for us, pitchforks in tow Chris kicks us off with the legend Cody Martin Alexei leads off with Caleb Etheridge Can’t believe we’re giving all this away in the show notes, but then it’s Ballpoint The ALL-TIME GOAT, composer extraordinaire Sarah, The Illstrumentallist And there’s a bunch more, you’re gonna love them, some “beats to study to”-type shit, some electronic-type stuff, really anything you can think of! You can license all these artists via Soundstripe or Epidemic Sound! A big shout-out to everyone making music for video out there, you make our lives so much easier :)
49:20
April 19, 2021
28: McGraw-Hill? More Like McNaw-Chill (Paying To Get Paid)
Chris & Alexei discuss McGraw-Hill’s crazy policy of making freelancers pay them to get their invoices processed, how much is an Adobe Certification really worth, and a lil Pokemon talk! Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Send us a voicenote! We’ll play it on the show! Our plans for a dedicated phone line Our stances on Little Caesars -- and how hectic the last week has been Updates on the newest series we’re working on: Versus We accidentally start talking basketball Important lessons we learned from a past project we did for the NHL The busy week ahead! McGraw-Hill’s bullshit policy of charging freelancers to get paid Here’s an article about it What the hell is the point of Adobe Certification? Are any of you Sizzlers Adobe Certified? Chris knows Adobe Flash, and he’s going to bring it back and make an NFT A little Pokemon talk before we go We might be moving offices!
47:52
April 12, 2021
27: March **MAD**ness Finale - Road to the Championsnip! w/ Vince Alvarado (@airvince1), Matt King, (@matthking), and Joe Nanna (@joenanna1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by three special guests in the final installment of our March **MAD**ness tournament, the only tournament where we figure out the most annoying thing that happens in the video production world! Vince Alvarado (@airvince1), Matt King, (@matthking), and Joe Nanna (@joenanna1) bring us across the finish line, and chaos ensues! Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: The Snippy 16 turns out pretty predictable! But the Edit 8 is bonkers, with a couple BIG upsets! We take a little break to play “Guess What Matt King Did Today?” The Final Cut 4 gets contentious when a capricious Matt King throws a tantrum over his favorite topic losing We play one more game called “Hey Joe!” where Joe Nanna tells us a story about a music video shoot gone wrong in Los Angeles. And finally… the CHAMPIONSNIP! Things take a turn for the worse and get more chaotic than you could ever imagine! If you want to follow along, you can see the full bracket + list of topics here (scroll to the right to see the full list)
01:29:22
April 05, 2021
26: March **MAD**ness - Round 2 w/ Joe Nanna (@joenanna1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Joe Nanna (@joenanna1) to go through the second round of our March **MAD**ness tournament, the only tournament where we figure out the most annoying thing that happens in the video production world!\ Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: After spending 40 minutes trying to figure his mic out, Joe Nanna finally joins us! We touch on Joe Nanna’s multitude of private jets If you want to follow along, you can see the full bracket + list of topics here (scroll to the right to see the full list) The Northeast Region of the bracket featuring: Massive footage downloads Clients forcing you to party! Changing the music The Southeast Region of the bracket featuring: Professional ghosting Matt doesn’t want the cappuccino guy to get paid Final_FINAL_v25a_final.mov The Northwest Region of the bracket featuring: Unorganized projects “Should be a quick fix” and it isn’t Too many middlemen The Southwest Region of the bracket featuring: Human decency The business owner demands to be in the commercial! Compliance rules killing creativity The Snippy 16, Edit 8, Final Cut 4 and the Championship, coming next week!
01:18:33
March 29, 2021
25: March **MAD**ness - Round 1 w/ Matt H. King (@matthking)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Matt H. King (@matthking) to go through the first round of our March **MAD**ness tournament, the only tournament where we figure out the most annoying thing that happens in the video production world! Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: We welcome Matt King from his outdoor, poolside setup in San Diego If you want to follow along, you can see the full bracket + list of topics here (scroll to the right to see the full list) The Northeast Region of the bracket featuring: Massive footage downloads Clients forcing you to party! Changing the music The Southeast Region of the bracket featuring: Professional ghosting Matt doesn’t want the cappuccino guy to get paid Final_FINAL_v25a_final.mov The Northwest Region of the bracket featuring: Unorganized projects “Should be a quick fix” and it isn’t Too many middlemen The Southwest Region of the bracket featuring: Human decency The business owner demands to be in the commercial! Compliance rules killing creativity Round 2, coming next week!
01:23:42
March 22, 2021
24: Leave a Message After the Beep
Chris & Alexei talk all-nighters at work, influencer economics, and our video production bracket tournament! Send us a voice note: https://anchor.fm/sizzlereelgang/message send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Alexei wrangles his podcast back from Chris’s clutches We announce our new VOICE NOTES program Nick Bilton’s Fake Famous documentary Chris comes up with his next idea: “Crazyman” Travels During Covid We unveil our next big idea: The Sizzle Reel March MAD-ness Bracket! Our first podcast client! Introducing the Ask Not Me Anything Podcast with Jeremy Cohen! American slang vs Australian slang Shrimp talk Our new upcoming hockey job with the NHL, but first... We started THE FLIP! “All-nighters” at work What happens when you get caught up on small things in the edit Chris’s cheap t-shirt fiasco courtesy of Red Giant Airport talk Why can’t Chris be an influencer? Did Mike Bliss film a cat in a canoe??? Chris gets mad that a hockey team not in Florida calls themselves the Hurricanes Adobe MAX 2021 -- virtual and FREE -- Oct 26-28 (possibly) Treefort Music Fest finally coming back! Send us your VOICE NOTES!
51:46
March 15, 2021
23: Using A.I. to Get Ahead w/ Evan Mueller (@evanmueller)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Evan Mueller (@evanmueller) to talk audio vs video storytelling, pro bono work in the ad world, and some revolutionary post-production tools!! check out COUPER WAS HERE on Amazon Prime, check out Evan’s work at http://videobyevan.com, and follow @evanmueller on twitter send yr questions to @sizzlereelgang on ig and twitter follow @shishkinproductions on tiktok Show Stringout: Alexei is late again smh Producer Darren swings by to help Chris & Alexei learn to pod better Chris breaks the news Our guest today is Evan Mueller (@evanmueller on twitter) Microsoft Surface Pro vs iPad Memories of ISEF aka a giant science fair Chris and Evan exploring Phoenix and Boise, respectively Corporate video vs working in the ad world Evan’s experience making a Hardee’s ad Naive plug-in for video editors -- AI editing assistant Editors = Aerosmith Descript -- another great resource, especially for longform interviews It’s basically like video-editing in a Microsoft Word doc Storytelling via audio vs storytelling via video Adding video can be unnerving if the subject isn’t used to it Big productions vs intimate productions Conversations vs soundbites Interview techniques so subjects open up more Chris goes rogue and takes over the pod WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Tune in next week!
55:38
March 08, 2021
22: How to Succeed in Pitching Without Really Trying
Chris & Alexei talk pitching ideas, their new camera, and a re-invention of the modern calendar!
47:22
March 01, 2021
21: Snackin’ in the Edit Suite w/ Vince Alvarado (@airvince1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Vince Alvarado (@airvince1) to talk the worst parts of working on music videos, getting called out for snacking too much, and the future of deep fakes!!
43:25
February 22, 2021
20: EDITBOT-3000 Swings By To Steal Our Jobs
Chris & Alexei talk video-editing robots, B2B v B2C jobs, and FedEx’s shitty treatment of their employees.
47:45
February 15, 2021
19: Our First Organic Listener!
Chris & Alexei talk lessons of Zoom editing, Stockholm syndrome, and crypto-editing!
46:56
February 08, 2021
18: February Challenges Unveiled!
Chris & Alexei talk why you should be late to work, the ethical issues w side hustles, and unveil their Official February Challenges!!
44:14
February 01, 2021
17: Cold Like Minnesota w/ Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Mike Bliss (@michaeldbliss) to talk viral soccer-prank IG videos, the fragmentation of pop culture, and how to democratize web videos/compete with YouTube!!
01:17:14
January 25, 2021
16: Garbage Plate Disrespect Thread
Chris and Alexei talk new reels, Rochester garbage plates, and the end of “filmmaking”!
48:22
January 18, 2021
15: Stolen Valor & Share of Voice
Chris and Alexei talk going “live”, covid workflows, and CES 2021!
47:35
January 11, 2021
14: New Year's (4k) Resolutions featuring our PAL Alan
Chris and Alexei talk NDA's, business accounts, and New Year's resolutions!
41:04
January 04, 2021
13: Tis The Season To Be... Working? Hope Not!
Chris & Alexei talk holiday bonuses, getting over camera shyness, and reveal their xmas gifts!
33:07
December 28, 2020
12: Shooter Brains vs Editor Brains w/ Vince Alvarado (@airvince1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Vince Alvarado (@airvince1) to talk Chris's first snow, how shooters think, and social media video gimmicks!
56:36
December 21, 2020
11: The "Pop Culture + Production" Game w/ Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Amy Gasaway (@smells_likebk) to talk the demise of movie theaters, McRib vs Hot Dog, and we play our Pop Culture + Production game!
56:23
December 14, 2020
10: Holiday Wish Lists
Chris & Alexei unpack their Holiday Wish Lists!
59:07
December 07, 2020
9: Club Penguin for Hypebeasts
Chris & Alexei talk motion sickness, virtual conventions, Hot Ones place in the food content world, and more!
47:15
November 30, 2020
8: Eating Eagles for Thanksgiving
Chris & Alexei talk turkey, ratings, and rigging our listener-base with bots!
47:12
November 23, 2020
7: Editing w/o Arms
Chris & Alexei talk navigating NYC in a wheelchair, incredible post-production innovations (see: foot pedals!?), and some hosts they've edited!
42:56
November 16, 2020
6: Barriers to Entry w/ Vince Alvarado (@airvince1)
Chris & Alexei are joined by special guest Vince Alvarado (@airvince1) to talk Chris's newfound life as a sneakerhead, getting into the ad world with no connects, and how it feels to be a tuna on Twitter!
01:04:02
November 09, 2020
5: Editor Archetypes & the Ten Edit Commandments
Chris & Alexei reveal what types of editors they are, roast some producer habits, and kneel before the TEN EDIT CoMmAnDmEnTs!
01:01:32
November 02, 2020
4: Breaking and Entering (the industry)
Chris and Alexei address snoods as masks, talk being film students in Costa Rica, and recall how to aimlessly drift into post!
36:38
October 26, 2020
3: Dystopias, Utopias, & Fruitopias
Chris and Alexei berate capitalism, appreciate taco bell, and navigate fruitopia!
36:28
October 19, 2020
2: Cheerio From Our PAL Alan!
Chris and Alexei are joined by their PAL from the UK, Alan, aka Mr. 25fps! This one is heavy on the edit philosophy brah 😎
39:56
October 12, 2020
1: Ye Olde Pilote
Chris and Alexei dive deep into Chris's experience as a news videographer/editor, working odd hours, weird gigs, and more!
38:16
October 05, 2020