Kevin Daniel Dawson

London-based freelance video and image creative
Ten years industry experience in broadcast and advertising

Podcast

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Chris Hewitt – Film Critic (Empire Magazine)

Since 2001, Chris Hewitt has written for arguably the world’s best-known movie mag, Empire. He talks about his journey from a small Irish town to the London office of the great mag via a very ‘ambitious’ job application. Since then he has hosted their celeb-drenched award show and, since 2011, their podcast, as well as been critic on Lauren Laverne’s BBC6 Music show and various TV appearances such as Film 2017. He talks about these, Evil Dead 2, film set visits and his love for R.E.M.

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Billy Sneddon – Film/TV Editor (Stan & Ollie, Veep, Four Lions, Ghost Stories)

Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris are two of the biggest names in biting, scathing, bring-your-brain-to-this comedy, and Billy is the main responsible for editing a huge chunk of their output including The Thick of It, I’m Alan Partridge, Veep, Four Lions, Brass Eye and The Day Shall Come. AND, he’s the main who stitched together the stupendous Stan and Ollie and the blood-chilling Ghost Stories. He talks about how he got there from a career start as an in-debt dispatch rider and a chance meeting in a pub.

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The Winter Minisode – Another bit of a Best Of

How do you become a costume illustrator? How do you film Tom Cruise on the side of a plane? How do you create the Vader corridor sequence? How do you make Olivia Coleman look like a badger? How do you create an alien called Paul? How do you co-manage the creature/ droid department on the Star Wars trilogy? Why would you replace George Clooney’s eyes for your own in a blockbuster movie?  What does a sock full of vegetables have to do with a xenomorph alien? You guessed it, all answers lie within this episode.

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Glen Gathard – Pinewood Studios’ Head of Audio (Ex-Machina, Rocketman, Wonder Woman)

Foley is a damn sight more than footsteps, as Glen takes us through the crazy world of audio capture he inhabits with his team, bringing life to films like Wonder Woman, Wallace & Gromit, Mission Impossible’s 5&6 and more, utilising a variety of not always entirely safe methods.

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Darrell Warner – Costume Illustrator/Concept Artist (Captain America: First Avenger, Rocketman, Maleficent)

The Marvel Universe has many things, and one is an amazing array of costumes that the heroes don when saving Earth. Costume Illustrator/ Concept Artist Darrell Warner is an integral part of pre-production where the clothes are concerned. We talk Captain’s America and Marvel, Starlord, Hawkeye, Black Panther and Thor as well as his other credits including Pirates of the Caribbean, Doomsday, Maleficent and Rocketman.

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Gustav Hoegen – Animatronic Designer (Star Wars VII – IX, The World’s End, Prometheus))

Star Wars Episodes VII – IX/ Rogue One and Solo, Prometheus, The World’s End, Dutchman Gustav has worked on a variety of films building creatures, aliens and robots as one of the main players in the industry. He talks in detail about his Star Wars work from the first meeting to his work hitting the screen, building an Engineer head for Ridley Scott, a robot alien for Edgar Wright, and his not so easy path in getting to this stage in his career.