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  • Spooky Stage Makeup: A Halloween Special

    In this weeks episode of Below the Line, Michael Perez teaches Megan and Madi how to do special effects makeup on Saul followed by a makeup challenge between Madi and Megan to see who can do the best stage makeup on the show’s Executive Producers, Jamie and WT. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

  • The Importance of Film Music

    In this episode, the hosts speak with Kenny Wood, an award-winning film composer about the importance of music in film.

  • All Things IMAX

    All Things IMAX

    In this episode, Madi meets with Matt Scott, USC’s very own IMAX specialist, to discuss the future of IMAX along with a tour of the IMAX theatre and booth.

  • Short Form Content and BuzzFeed Videos

    Short Form Content and BuzzFeed Videos

    In this episode, Megan talks with Buzzfeed producer Daysha Edewi about her experiences in the industry. In addition, Megan takes to the streets to find out more about USC Students’ relationships to short form content on their social media feeds.

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  • Season 2 Premiere: Diving into the Industry

    Season 2 Premiere: Diving into the Industry

    In this episode of Below the Line, Megan heads to the USC Village to find out just how many USC students can name directors, specifically females. In addition, Megan sits down with Justin Rettke to discuss his experiences working below the line jobs and his advice for students looking to work in the industry.

  • Halloween Horror Nights and Documentary Filmmaking

    Halloween Horror Nights and Documentary Filmmaking

    In this episode, the lead designer of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights gives Madi a behind the scenes tour of some of the incredible mazes this Halloween season. In addition, we sit down with Ben Proudfoot, USC Alum and CEO of Breakwater Studios, to talk about documentary filmmaking and short form documentaries.

  • The Night Bell: a USC Thesis Film

    The Night Bell: a USC Thesis Film

    In this weeks episode of Below the Line, Madi and Saul discuss the tax breaks in the state of California being given to production companies that film in the state. Additionally, there is a behind-the-scenes look at The Night Bell, a USC Thesis Film as well as a sit-down interview with Katie Theel, one of the two co-production designers of the film.

  • Short Films and New Media

    Short Films and New Media

    In this episode, the hosts discuss the importance of short films in the age of new media as well as a successful platform for showcasing one’s talents as a filmmaker. Additionally, the hosts view a short film created by a current USC film student. Later, Megan sits down with Norman Hollyn, the head of the editing track at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, to learn about the future of short films as they relate to new media forms.

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