Exclusive Interview with Sicario: Day of the Soldado’s VFX Supervisor Alexandre Lafortune

Exclusive Interview with Sicario: Day of the Soldado’s VFX Supervisor Alexandre Lafortune

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Tai Freligh interviews Alexandre Lafortune, VFX Supervisor for Sicario: Day of the Soldado… Sicario: Day of the Soldado continues the story started in Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed Sicario, this time following the black ops team helmed by Matt Gaver (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) as they attempt to instigate a civil war amongst Mexico’s violent cartels. Much like its predecessor, Sicario 2 is set to deliver raw tension and gorgeous visuals. It was up to Rodeo FX to construct realistic, brutal effects that lent themselves to a bleak, stylized directorial vision.  VFX Supervisor Alexandre Lafortune spoke to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about Sicario 2, his philosophy on special effects and some fun speed round questions. What types of special effects did you do for Sicario 2? We delivered various types of visual effects…
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Exclusive Interview with Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Exclusive Interview with Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

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Tai Freligh interviews Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger… Maceo Smedley is an 11-year-old actor from Texas, whose acting career is skyrocketing into the Marvel Universe. The versatile young actor previously played the series regular role of a young slave named James in WGN America’s Civil War series Underground (with Executive Producer John Legend) about the Underground Railroad, appeared on NBC’s hit medical drama series The Night Shift. Currently, Maceo Smedley can be seen as Young Tyrone (a.k.a. Young Cloak) in Marvel’s new TV series Cloak and Dagger, (starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph), airing on Freeform on June 7th. He’ll also be seen in Netflix’s All About the Washington’s premiering August 10th.  He spoke with Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh. What got you into acting in the first place? It was really just something my parents were…
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Exclusive Interview – Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

Exclusive Interview – Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

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Tai Freligh interviews Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch… Ingrid Rogers is no stranger to hard work, with an extensive history of accomplishments as a seasoned actress. All her hard work and dedication has led up to her current role in Amazon’s Bosch. With Bosch’s release of Season 4 on April 11th, and Season 5 already green-lit there is no sign of Ingrid slowing down in the future. After finding her passion for acting in high school Ingrid began her pursuit in the entertainment world. Her hard work paid off with her break out role in the daytime drama, All My Children. From there she went on to work with pronounced directors including, Woody Allen and Joel Schumacher. Additionally, Ingrid has worked with Brian DePalma, who directed her in her starring role opposite Al…
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Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

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Tai Freligh interviews the composers behind Cobra Kai on YouTube Red… Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson utilized a 70-piece orchestra, as well as choruses of electric guitars and retro-synthesizers, to create a score for the Karate Kid follow up show on YouTube Red, Cobra Kai, that combines the motifs of the original with their own modern sensibilities. Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, who are reprising their roles from the films. The series takes place thirty-four years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Leo and Zach to chat about the music of Cobra Kai. What was your approach to updating the music for the show?…
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Exclusive interview with VFX Studio Phosphene FX

Exclusive interview with VFX Studio Phosphene FX

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Tai Freligh interviews Phosphene FX… Phosphene FX is the visual effects team behind The Looming Tower, Hulu’s 10-episode adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s 2006 book that tells the controversial story of the rivalry between the CIA and FBI during the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda that inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.  They are responsible for the visual storytelling of many films and television series, including The Greatest Showman, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire and The Deuce, to name a few.  Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh caught up with the Phosphene FX team to talk about The Looming Tower, The Greatest Showman, and more. Questions: AR- Aaron Raff, Visual Effects Supervisor SW- Steven Weigle, Visual Effects Producer JB- John Bair, CCO and Senior Visual Effects…
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Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

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Tai Freligh interviews Jason Liles from Rampage… At 6′ 9″, Jason Liles is in a perfect place to take the motion capture world by storm.  After working with Rick Baker on Men in Black III as several aliens, he was later recruited to play the supernatural entity Ryuk in Deathnote.  But perhaps his biggest role yet, pun intended, is as George, a genetically-altered silverback gorilla who grows to enormous size in director Brad Peyton’s action-packed Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris and Malin Akerman. Jason Liles took time to chat with Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh about his research into the role of a lifetime, working with Terry Notary and what he has learned from mocap heavyweight Andy Serkis. What was your audition for Rampage like? VFX supervisor and friend Colin…
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Marvel’s Jeph Loeb comments on Avengers: Infinity War references in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5

Marvel’s Jeph Loeb comments on Avengers: Infinity War references in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5

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Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh was at WonderCon 2018 and spoke to Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice-President and Head of Television for Marvel.  We asked him a question about whether or not there would be any references to Avengers: Infinity War in season 5 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Loeb wouldn’t confirm to us, but he also didn’t deny that there might be something there, saying, “We’re not done with that one.  So far you’ve seen I think up to episode 14.  So there’s still a long way to get to 22.” You can view the entire clip below… An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super…
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WonderCon Interviews with behind-the-scenes crew of Marvel Television Shows

WonderCon Interviews with behind-the-scenes crew of Marvel Television Shows

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On the last day of WonderCon 2018, fans gathered to hear the secrets of superheroes in the “Behind Hollywood’s Hottest Heroes with TV and Film’s Top Creatives” panel. The conversation included costume designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther), composer Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Discovery, Legion), makeup designer Sarit Klein (The Defenders, Daredevil), composer Sean Callery (Jessica Jones, 24), and costume designer Stephanie Maslansky (Luke Cage, The Defenders), and composer Siddhartha Khosla (Runaways, This is Us). The panel was moderated by fan-favorite talent Ariela Barer (Runaways) and Emily Coutts (Star Trek: Discovery) Afterwards, Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh got the chance to interview some of these folks as part of round table interviews and ask them about their work on the various Marvel shows as well as their other work in the industry. Watch the interview with panel moderators Emily Coutts…
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Exclusive Interview with mauloabook on Jason Momoa, Art and Life

Exclusive Interview with mauloabook on Jason Momoa, Art and Life

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Silvia Martinez (aka MauLoaBook) is a freelance artist and graphic designer from Spain.  She was born Born in Pontevedra —a beautiful city close to the Atlantic—, and from the beginning of her life she has always been surrounded by creativity and an endless need for exploring. She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, majoring in both Graphic Design and Audiovisual and spent ten years as Creative Director for Canal Uno until going freelance in 2015. We found out pretty quickly from the Jason Momoa fandom that she was a gifted artist, especially with her work on Jason.  We knew we had to interview her to find out more about her work and why Jason Momoa is such a big part of her life. Silvia Martinez…
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Exclusive Interview with Stephen Lang on Braven and Jason Momoa

Exclusive Interview with Stephen Lang on Braven and Jason Momoa

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Stephen Lang is a veteran actor whose career started in theater before moving on to television and movies.  He is perhaps best known for his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s Avatar, but you’ve seen him in a variety of shows, including AMC’s Into the Badlands and Terra Nova on Fox.  He’s been in a bunch of movies, including Don’t Breathe, Tombstone, and most recently as Linden Braven in Braven, starring Jason Momoa.  We asked him about his character on the show, working with Jason, and what he has coming up, including a sequel to Don’t Breathe. Questions: How did you end up getting cast in Braven? Got a call from Jason saying, “Hey, Old Man, you gotta come do this picture with me”. I said, “OK”. Tell us about Linden and his relationship with Joe in…
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