Best Job Ever

by Jay Hunter

Best Job Ever
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 10 Aug 2015
Jay Hunter is a Cinematographer based in Los Angeles and just about everyone he works with on feature films and television shows absolutely LOVES their job. Jay and his colleagues are often asked the impossible to answer question, "How did you get that job?". This podcast seeks to answer that very question...or at least scratch the surface. From Actors to Directors to Key Grips & Gaffers we dig deep and uncover some wisdom, some advice and some hilarious stories from the trenches of the cinematic battlefield.

Episodes (19)

  • Episode 19 - Markus Mentzer
    Episode 19 - Markus Mentzer
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    Published: 10 Aug 2015 Duration: 01:02:27
    Markus Mentzer (This is the End, Neighbors, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Garfunkel & Oates) has one of those jobs that when you explain it to someone who doesn't work in the film business it sounds both bizarre and insanely impossible...whi... Read more →
    Markus Mentzer (This is the End, Neighbors, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Garfunkel & Oates) has one of those jobs that when you explain it to someone who doesn't work in the film business it sounds both bizarre and insanely impossible...whi... Read more →

  • Episode 18 - Billy Brooks
    Episode 18 - Billy Brooks
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    Published: 27 Jul 2015 Duration: 01:12:06
    You may have seen Billy Brooks on stage at Hall H Comic Con 2015 to promote the upcoming Vimeo series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion) as well as to be proposed to in front of thousands of ecstatic fans and the entire Inte... Read more →
    You may have seen Billy Brooks on stage at Hall H Comic Con 2015 to promote the upcoming Vimeo series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion) as well as to be proposed to in front of thousands of ecstatic fans and the entire Inte... Read more →

  • Episode 17 - Kathrin Eder
    Episode 17 - Kathrin Eder
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    Published: 14 Jul 2015 Duration: 01:13:24
    Jay met Kathrin just recently while working on the upcoming series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and almost the whole Joss Whedon-verse).  Kathrin is from Austria and runs a pretty smooth Art Department.  That was enough t... Read more →
    Jay met Kathrin just recently while working on the upcoming series "Con Man" (starring Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, and almost the whole Joss Whedon-verse).  Kathrin is from Austria and runs a pretty smooth Art Department.  That was enough t... Read more →

  • Episode 16 - Reza Tabrizi pt2
    Episode 16 - Reza Tabrizi pt2
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    Published: 9 Jul 2015 Duration: 01:06:14
    Much like The Godfather...pt2 is better.  Enjoy
    Much like The Godfather...pt2 is better.  Enjoy

  • Episode 15 - Reza Tabrizi pt1
    Episode 15 - Reza Tabrizi pt1
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    Published: 7 Jul 2015 Duration: 01:06:29
    Growing up in the 1980's in Tehran, Iran the last place anyone expected Reza Tabrizi to end up in would be Hollywood, CA.  And yet the incrutable Reza managed to move to the US without speaking a word of English and (within a relatively sho... Read more →
    Growing up in the 1980's in Tehran, Iran the last place anyone expected Reza Tabrizi to end up in would be Hollywood, CA.  And yet the incrutable Reza managed to move to the US without speaking a word of English and (within a relatively sho... Read more →

  • Episode 14 - Jon Sperry
    Episode 14 - Jon Sperry
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    Published: 29 Jun 2015 Duration: 01:38:02
    Jon Sperry is THE GO-TO voice and dialect coach in Hollywood.  Beginning with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's "The Piano", Jon has had a hand in shaping countless performances in feature films over the last 3 decades.  He teaches and coache... Read more →
    Jon Sperry is THE GO-TO voice and dialect coach in Hollywood.  Beginning with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's "The Piano", Jon has had a hand in shaping countless performances in feature films over the last 3 decades.  He teaches and coache... Read more →

  • Episode 13 - Lex Halaby
    Episode 13 - Lex Halaby
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    Published: 21 Jun 2015 Duration: 01:27:45
    Lex Halaby has been directing commercials and music videos day and night ever since he quit his day job over 10 years ago and going "all in".  The field Lex operates in is a hyper competetive arena in which you see a steady flow of flavor o... Read more →
    Lex Halaby has been directing commercials and music videos day and night ever since he quit his day job over 10 years ago and going "all in".  The field Lex operates in is a hyper competetive arena in which you see a steady flow of flavor o... Read more →

  • Episode 12 - Lisa Wiegand, ASC
    Episode 12 - Lisa Wiegand, ASC
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    Published: 16 Jun 2015 Duration: 01:19:20
    She's the 12th female to ever be inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers.  She's one of the most interesting and inspiring people I know.  Lisa Wiegand kicks ass and takes names.  Nuff said.  Enjoy.
    She's the 12th female to ever be inducted into the American Society of Cinematographers.  She's one of the most interesting and inspiring people I know.  Lisa Wiegand kicks ass and takes names.  Nuff said.  Enjoy.

  • Episode 11 - Chad Damiani
    Episode 11 - Chad Damiani
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    Published: 8 Jun 2015 Duration: 01:51:15
    Chad Damiani is yet another example of that typical, by the book, Hollywood career trajectory you've all heard before...Avant Garde Theater to Pro Wrestling Live Commentating to Studio Screenwriting by day and Underground Comedy Cultivator ... Read more →
    Chad Damiani is yet another example of that typical, by the book, Hollywood career trajectory you've all heard before...Avant Garde Theater to Pro Wrestling Live Commentating to Studio Screenwriting by day and Underground Comedy Cultivator ... Read more →

  • Episode 10 - BJ McDonnell
    Episode 10 - BJ McDonnell
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    Published: 1 Jun 2015 Duration: 01:10:41
    Jay sits down with fellow Camera Department comrade BJ McDonnell.  For being one of the top Steadicam Operators in the world (yes, world) one couldn't have taken a more circuitous route to the top.  BJ talks about his youth growing up in Fl... Read more →
    Jay sits down with fellow Camera Department comrade BJ McDonnell.  For being one of the top Steadicam Operators in the world (yes, world) one couldn't have taken a more circuitous route to the top.  BJ talks about his youth growing up in Fl... Read more →

  • Episode 9 - Bonus Ep Michael Zakin
    Episode 9 - Bonus Ep Michael Zakin
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    Published: 1 Jun 2015 Duration: 32:25
    Shortly after the original interview was recorded Zakin called up Jay and requested that we do a follow-up interview to discuss some things that we failed to mention during the first session.  We discuss a lot of advice for anyone looking t... Read more →
    Shortly after the original interview was recorded Zakin called up Jay and requested that we do a follow-up interview to discuss some things that we failed to mention during the first session.  We discuss a lot of advice for anyone looking t... Read more →

  • Episode 8 - Michael Zakin
    Episode 8 - Michael Zakin
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    Published: 25 May 2015 Duration: 01:19:40
    Michael Zakin started off as Set PA on Beverly Hills 90210.  It was there that he caught the bug and joined the circus.  Before long he was producing music videos with some of the best bands and directors in the world at Virgin Records.  Th... Read more →
    Michael Zakin started off as Set PA on Beverly Hills 90210.  It was there that he caught the bug and joined the circus.  Before long he was producing music videos with some of the best bands and directors in the world at Virgin Records.  Th... Read more →

  • Episode 7 - Claudia Lonow
    Episode 7 - Claudia Lonow
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    Published: 18 May 2015 Duration: 01:14:47
    Claudia Lonow has led one of those unpredictable, chaotic, adventurous, amazing, and inspiring lives that you read about in novels and see at the movies.  Unlike such works of fiction Claudia's journey from the punk rock streets of late 70s... Read more →
    Claudia Lonow has led one of those unpredictable, chaotic, adventurous, amazing, and inspiring lives that you read about in novels and see at the movies.  Unlike such works of fiction Claudia's journey from the punk rock streets of late 70s... Read more →

  • Episode 6 - Devendra Cleary
    Episode 6 - Devendra Cleary
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    Published: 11 May 2015 Duration: 01:36:22
    Way back when Jay didn't have a lick of experience in film production he met Devendra Cleary on the set of a tiny short film in Denver, Co.  Devendra is about the most passionate man in the art of sound that Jay has ever met and their caree... Read more →
    Way back when Jay didn't have a lick of experience in film production he met Devendra Cleary on the set of a tiny short film in Denver, Co.  Devendra is about the most passionate man in the art of sound that Jay has ever met and their caree... Read more →

  • Episode 5 - Ryan Brown
    Episode 5 - Ryan Brown
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    Published: 4 May 2015 Duration: 01:21:24
    Jay sits down with Feature Film & Tv editor Ryan Brown.  Jay and Ryan go way back to the college days at CU Boulder but Ryan was filling his spare time shooting and editing short films and skate videos on video toasters and VCRs all the way... Read more →
    Jay sits down with Feature Film & Tv editor Ryan Brown.  Jay and Ryan go way back to the college days at CU Boulder but Ryan was filling his spare time shooting and editing short films and skate videos on video toasters and VCRs all the way... Read more →

  • Episode 4 - Lee Metzger
    Episode 4 - Lee Metzger
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    Published: 27 Apr 2015 Duration: 01:13:10
    Jay sits down with Lee Metzger (Executive Producer of NBC's "The Voice").  Lee's story begins in the early 90's on the Sunset Strip shredding hot guitar licks in his hair metal band "Mona Lisa".  When the band broke up Lee traded in his Fly... Read more →
    Jay sits down with Lee Metzger (Executive Producer of NBC's "The Voice").  Lee's story begins in the early 90's on the Sunset Strip shredding hot guitar licks in his hair metal band "Mona Lisa".  When the band broke up Lee traded in his Fly... Read more →

  • Episode 3 - Zeb Wells
    Episode 3 - Zeb Wells
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    Published: 21 Apr 2015 Duration: 01:23:59
    This week we sit down with an old friend, Zeb Wells.  For years he wrote comic books for Marvel before working full time as a staff writer on the popular Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.  Before long Zeb upgraded to Director and has successfu... Read more →
    This week we sit down with an old friend, Zeb Wells.  For years he wrote comic books for Marvel before working full time as a staff writer on the popular Adult Swim show Robot Chicken.  Before long Zeb upgraded to Director and has successfu... Read more →

  • Episode 2 - Nick Jasenovec
    Episode 2 - Nick Jasenovec
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    Published: 12 Apr 2015 Duration: 02:18:03
    Jay sits down with Film/TV/Commercial director Nick Jasenovec.  Nick walks us through his journey from the early days dubbing tapes at a post house in Burbank and shooting no budget short films on the weekend to shadowing Judd Apatow on the... Read more →
    Jay sits down with Film/TV/Commercial director Nick Jasenovec.  Nick walks us through his journey from the early days dubbing tapes at a post house in Burbank and shooting no budget short films on the weekend to shadowing Judd Apatow on the... Read more →

  • Episode 1 - Rich Talarico
    Episode 1 - Rich Talarico
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    Published: 5 Apr 2015 Duration: 01:21:46
    Rich Talarico is not only a master of Long Form Improv Comedy but also writes, directs and acts in television and film.  Jay talks with Rich about his fascinating journey from small town life in Upstate New York to working on some of the be... Read more →
    Rich Talarico is not only a master of Long Form Improv Comedy but also writes, directs and acts in television and film.  Jay talks with Rich about his fascinating journey from small town life in Upstate New York to working on some of the be... Read more →