The Chad Gilchrist Interview

Sep 2, 2021

Episode 007 is here, and we’re heading off the beaten path into the world of film production with cinematographer Chad Gilchrist!

After honing his craft in the independent film industry, Chad has been using his talents on the sets of streaming giants like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. This means we’re getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite binge-worthy shows. More importantly, though, we’re learning from his experience in cross-departmental training and how pursuing a career in the film industry requires more than just a little ‘movie magic.’

Here’s some of what we cover:

00:02:23 • Our first Apple Podcast review!
00:03:52 • Who is Chad Gilchrist?
00:05:27 • How did you end up in the film industry?
00:09:15 • What advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue a career in film?
00:11:43 • How did entering the Union help your career?
00:17:28 • What shows have you had the opportunity to work on?
00:22:30 • What’s the benefit of developing multiple skills or roles in a given department?
00:28:55 • What is a ‘best-boy’ on a film set?
00:30:46 • What’s the difference between working on a film/tv show and working on a commercial?
00:34:17 • What was the pandemic like for those in the film industry and how have things changed?
00:39:48 • What can the live production industry learn from the film industry?
00:42:31 • Chad’s heart.
00:45:08 • Movie magic and big cameras.Thank you to Chad for spending this time with us and sharing his story. So, grab those AirPods, get the popcorn, and hit play! Lights. Camera. Action! (Sorry, we had to…)

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