On this episode of Timecode Presents, we talk to our longtime friend, still and motion photographer, Todd Taylor. What follows is a fly on the wall recording of photo skate dorks discussing topics that range from dollar movie cinema, Easter eggs, sourcing VHS tapes, to historical New Orleans east skate spots. We talk about why making art and making trash is the point, and usually one and the same. Hosted by Randy Perez and Ricardo Barrosse, prepare to nerd out. Check us out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!
We speak with Chelsea Bryan and Sylvia Grace Crim about the actors apothecary. A resource and place for actors to work on their craft and get help putting their careers on track. We will hear about the world’s most benevolent landlady,losing track of years of your life, taking in actors of all shapes and sizes and condition and the return of the irrepressible hot dog bar. Hosted by Jon wood and Randy Perez, please enjoy this little edited view into the mercurial minds of actors when the tape is rolling. Here we go.
Happy Mardi Gras! The Timecode gang talks film, Mardi Gras, cold fried chicken, and the Fat City Nuisance w/ Rome Julian, Pat Marrero, Jon Wood, & Randy Perez. We wrap up Timecode’s EP.703 with conversations w/ Big Chief Brian Nelson, along with Oliver Parker & Quinn Young. Throw me something’ mister!
We speak with filmmaker, Mr. John Jackson about how to juggle the duties of writing, filming, directing and editing, insights into creating a black cinematic language, opting out of a capitalist mindset and shooting the breeze with Spike Lee. We also touch on the process of his films, “Who in The Morning” and “Big Chief Black Hawk”, and how he plans to die on the insurmountable mountain of cinematic mastery. Hosted by John wood and Rome Julien. Enjoy on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
We speak to Filmmaker Will Horton, Loyola instructor of digital film making, and 90’s New Orleans Hip Hop Icon about his personal history of creating visuals for a burgeoning New Orleans hip hop culture, documenting the colorful life of Big Chief Tootie Montana, how shooting music videos in the late 90’s housing projects of New Orleans requires respect and how to stay fresh by reading the classics. Hosted by Randy Perez and Patrick Marrero, please enjoy our conversation about when and where some history was being made.
Lewis D’Aubin and Charlie Brown join the show for a conversation about the Consortium of Genius, and their live streaming TV show that originated during the Covid pandemic lockdown, and continues to day with their brand new season- Escape From The Secret Lab. Listen to our chat about how they make the show, and tune in on their Youtube channel!
In a live taping at our Xmas party and episode 702 screening, from Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, the Timecode crew is joined by cinematographer Brighton Linge, music video director Lance Crowley, filmmaker Paul Grass, film producer Gian Francisco Smith, graphic artist Gabriel Flores, and actor Jared Bankens.
Wrapping up the December Episode. Timecode crew Randy Perez, Patrick Marrero, and Ricardo Barrousse return to the show for a conversation previewing the latest Timecode episode, streaming now on our YouTube channel. They get into the skate video ‘Broth’ by Charles Johnson, and feature an interview with ‘When I Die’ director, Eric Williamson.
Cultivating and Growing Black Cinema w/Gian Francisco Smith. Writer, director, and founder of the Black Film Festival of New Orleans, Gian Francisco Smith,, joins the show for a conversation about how he came to filmmaking through poetry, the failures and triumphs that come with making a film, and creating & growing a film festival.
Skateboarding Filmmaking- Get It How You Live – Charles Johnson & Jordan Trahan join the show for a conversation about their collaboration on the acclaimed skate movie ‘Broth’, much of which was shot during the Covid pandemic lockdown, lending new opportunities to skate & film in locations normally not accessible. They get into the intersection of skating & filmmaking, and the inherent relationship between the two. And they recount their personal history of the skate video scene in New Orleans, including early influences, and evolving camera & lensing technologies.
Making Movie Set Design Come To Life. Film Industry professionals Michelle Lacayo-Harney, Anamarys Perez and Lesley Wells joins the show for a conversation about their careers as Set Dressers in the movie industry. They pull back the curtain on how their department builds out a movie set- the fun and funny intricacies of the work, and the unique challenges of working in lockstep with so many other production departments. Finally, they each tell the origin story of their career in Set Dressing, and convey the kind of character traits, personality and skill sets required for their craft.
The Timecode Presents podcast is back this week, recorded live at Snake & Jake’s Christmas Club & Lounge on Thanksgiving eve, just minutes before screening the premiere of our new seventh season. The podcast was a microphone carousel of personalities including Timecode’s Ricardo Barrosse, Jon Wood, Rome Julian, Randy Perez & Joel Jackson and special thanks to the filmmakers who joined us for compelling conversations about making movies: Jason Affolder, Miles Doleac, Lindsay Anne Williams, Randy Mack, Lewis D’Aubinm, Chris Fontenot Jr., and Nathan Tape.
The Timecode Presents podcast returns this week to preview the streaming and screening of the premiere episode of our seventh season. Co-founders Randy Perez and Rome Juilan are joined by Timecode producers Patrick Marrero and Jon Wood to talk about the launch of the new season of shows, and the brand new episode. We also talk with @jasonaffolder & @kennylassjr about their films airing on this months episode, and their filmmaking process.
Steve ‘504 What Style’ Williams joins the show for a conversation about his start in visual arts as a live music promoter, and how he went on to forge a career as a visual artist in the underground scene. Steve is curating and producing his 18th annual 504 Rock Art Circus, with a music video compilation screening from Timecode:NOLA, on Saturday November 11 at the Broadside in New Orleans.
Directing Music Videos For Your Own Band With Todd Voltz
Todd Voltz joins the show for a conversation about his career in film, music, and theater. Todd recalls his start in independent filmmaking through writing and theater, and how he came to act in, write, direct, produce independent film. Todd is also a prolific music video director, including for his band The Green Demons. Their music video ‘Yeah We Burn’ is included in a Timecode:NOLA Presents screening as part of the 504 Rock Art Circus on Saturday, November 11th at the Broadside.
Filmmaker Nathan Tape joins the show to talk about his upcoming feature “OFF RAMP”, premiering at the New Orleans Film Festival on November 4th. We talk about the evolution of Nate’s career, his influences and creative drive, and the undertaking of filming such an ambitious project. And from the process, Nathan pulls back the curtain on the Gathering of the Juggalos, as well as Juggalo Life and The Carnival providing.
Writer/Director/Actor Miles Doleac and Writer & Actor Lindsay Anne Williams join the show for a chat about their upcoming feature “Open”, available on streaming platforms Nov. 7th, as well as the album from the film, available on Apple Music and others now. We talk about the making of the film and how it went from a simple idea to a full blown musical, and how they decided to approach such an ambitious project. They also talk about their past and future endeavors, and what it takes to maintain such a prolific career in independent filmmaking.
Documentary filmmaker Nailah Jefferson joins the show for a conversation about her upcoming feature “Commuted”, as well as “Donyale Luna: Supermodel”, currently streaming on HBO Max. Nailah talks about the evolution of her creative process and career beginning with her first directorial project, “Vanishing Pearls”, examining the aftermath of the BP Oil Spill through the lens of a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf Coast.
Timecode:NOLA co-creators Rome Julien & Randall Perez are joined by long-time Timecode producing collaborators Jon Wood & Ricardo Barrosse for a conversation about the inception of Timecode:NOLA, the original television program created in 2003, and how it evolved into live event screenings and the film festival. They wrap things up looking at what’s next for the independent film collective.