You asked for it, and now it’s finally here: Timmie and Ryan are joined in the studio by Gordon Burkell of The Cutting Room. What follows is an award worthy conversation about The Oscars, what should/shouldn’t be nominated, secrets of the post-production categories, cut-throat Oscar Parties, and our personal top picks of 2014.
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A. NJAM And The Cutting Room Joint Release Show!
B. High Stakes Oscar Parties
C. Not A Prediction Show
II. Politics, Absurdity, And Value Of The Oscars [00:08:27]
A. Why the Oscars are Crazy
B. What Are The Redeeming Qualities, And Why Do We Care?
III. Was 2014 A Good Year For Films? [00:29:33]
A. Best Picture Noms
- American Sniper
- The Imitation Game
- The Theory of Everything
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
B. What Would We Substitute for the Stinkers?
C. If Directing Isn’t Tied To Best Picture, What Does It Mean?
D. Do We Have A Horse/Horses In the Best Acting/Actress Categories?
- Do Post Professionals get excited about these categories?
IV. Post Production Categories [00:50:04]
A. What Are The Relevant Post Production Categories?
- Film Editing
- Sound Mixing
- Sound Editing
- Visual Effects (VFX)
V. Filmgoing Experiences [01:06:22]
A. Enjoyment Versus Learning About Your Craft
B. Top 3 of the Year:
VI. Mini Segments [01:20:20]
A. What Does The Cutting Room Have Coming Soon?
B. Gordon Gives NJAM Some Advice: How To Talk About Movies Without Sounding Like A Jerk
VII. Conclusions [01:26:09]
A. Related Links
- Weird Al Whiplash
- Suggested or Discontinued Categories
- Du Pont Video
- Teen Choice Awards (They give out the surfboard!)
The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.
This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.