Wednesday, December 23, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Dr. Raj



On this podcast we have Dr. Raj, high profile Beverly Hills Orthopedic Surgeon (with emphasis on arthritis).
As one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles CA, Dr. Raj provides the ultimate in state-of -the-art quality orthopedic care available and is always on the cutting edge of the latest surgical and nonsurgical technologies such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections, stem cell injections for tendonitis and arthritis, minimally invasive surgery and more.
Dr. Raj is also a TV/media/press expert personality, and ABC News Medical Consultant.
In this podcast we talk to Dr. Raj about stem cell therapy, performance enhancing drugs, Kobe Bryant, Charles Lucima's torn ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament), football/baseball/MMA, and more. Being an athlete himself Dr. Raj breaks down complex injuries with the athletes and sports that we love and lays it out in a way we can all understand. Enjoy!
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Sean Dunne (Part II)




Since Sean lives in NYC, we recorded this podcast by cobbling together two separate high quality recordings. As a failsafe measure, I also recorded our Skype session. But after we ended the podcast we kept talking and more nuggets of gold fell out of our conversation. Some things have been edited out but the conversation is still very much intact and Sean has given his permission to share the behind-the-scenes dialogue with the audience. Enjoy!
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Sean Dunne




On this podcast we have documentary filmmaker Sean Dunne. Known for Oxyana (2013), Man in Van (2009) and American Juggalo (2011). His unique perspective strikes at the paradigm of traditional documentaries by capturing his subjects in their natural state without forcing a specific agenda or narrative. As such, Sean's films often evoke strong emotional responses.
This is a thought-provoking conversation about being present, honest, and reflective. Sean's perspective contrasts my perspective of scripting videos and shoots by showcasing how you can "ride the wild" when you surrender to the present.
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Monday, December 14, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Relationship Change




Sometimes relationships change. And you either stay in or you get out. And/or sometimes the relationship changes you.
This podcast is about my (Charles Lucima's) relationship with photography in the context of change and evolution and what I want out of this relationship. I bring up some parallels. Like my relationship with blackjack (yes, gambling) and mountain biking. We talk about some of the things I get from photography and some of the things I don't get from photography and even some things that I want now that I didn't even want before.
What the hell am I talking about? Listen and find out.
References in this podcast:
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Friday, December 11, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Randall Slavin




On this podcast we have celebrity photographer Randall Slavin. Randall talks about how he became a photographer, his unique skill sets, how he directs his celebrity subjects, and how he gets the shot. This podcast offers great insight into how to succeed in the photography game.
"Randall Slavin was born in Hollywood,CA. Mr. Slavin was working a dead end job in a gas station when he wandered into a local photography studio and struck up a friendship with the owner. He took the young Mr. Slavin under his wing and taught him some photography basics and then promptly fired him a few months later. Faced with nowhere else to turn he put one foot in front of the other and he has never looked back. He had his photography debut in the prestigious New York Times Magazine. His work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone and many others. Randall Slavin had his first exhibit in Paris in 2008 and a solo show at Annenberg Space For Photography in 2011. He received the 2011 Hollywood Style Award for "Photographer Of The Year" and currently splits his time between LA and NYC."
Randall's supporting cast:
Noah Schutz http://www.noahschutz.com/
Keith Leman http://www.otmfc.com
Eric Larson http://ewlarsonstudio.com
David Malykont
Leigh Anderson and Kim Tran http://artmixcreative.com/randallslavin/gallery/overview/
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Jonathan Franklin




"Jonathan Franklin is an investigative journalist who has reported for the New York Times, Boston Globe and the Guardian. Based in Santiago, Chile with his wife and 7 daughters he tends to live off the grid, especially when writing books.
Or magazine stories in Esquire, GQ, Playboy, and Men’s Journal as he chronicles the world of extreme survival, cocaine madmen, and football mayhem, as well as the standard interviews with hit men, kidnappers and cocaine submarine commanders.
In October 2010 Franklin secured a book deal to write 33 Men, the definitive account of the Chilean miners, a non fiction book about the experience of the miners in the 2010 Copiapó mining accident. He reported extensively from the San Jose mine for The Guardian and The Washington Post. Franklin's experiences and insider accounts became the basis of a 60 Minutes TV program about the miners, an article in People magazine, a series of audio lectures on the BBC and multiple articles around the world. Franklin says, "While 2,000 journalists were locked behind police lines, my 'Rescue Team' pass enabled me to experience up close the final six weeks of this miracle rescue. It was my honor to watch the drama unfold in its many moments of beauty and courage and comedy; and to see, first-hand, the profound unity that made this operation succeed."
In 2015, he published the book 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea, based on the account of José Salvador Alvarenga, the Salvadoran fisherman who spent 14 months adrift in the Pacific Ocean."
In this podcast Charles talks to Jonathan Franklin about how he became a world-famous investigative journalist. Jonathan recounts stories of starting a detective agency at the age of 10, investigating the dean's office at Brown University for admission corruption, digging through the trash cans of the Rhode Island AND San Francisco Police Department, conning his way backstage at a U2 concert and then meeting the band, getting hired as a mortician at the Dover Air Force Base and uncovering the true number of dead American troops and more. It's clear that Jonathan possesses a unique ability to get the inside track. This podcast is an inside look at the man who got 2 of this century's biggest stories: 33 Men and 438 Days.
References in this podcast:
http://dlib.nyu.edu/undercover/inside-desert-storm-mortuary-jonathan-franklin-san-francisco-bay-guardian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070511/
http://www.dover.af.mil/
http://action.naacp.org/page/event/detail/wcq
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Young
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushuaia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Duvalier
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czechoslovakia
http://www.theguardian.com/us
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Copiap%C3%B3_mining_accident
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Salvador_Alvarenga
http://books.simonandschuster.com/438-Days/Jonathan-Franklin/9781501116292
http://www.amazon.com/33-Men-Miraculous-Survival-Dramatic/dp/0425246868
http://www.davidleeroth.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Sullivan
http://rogue.ph/july-2013-brazil-world-cup/
http://www.villagevoice.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069303/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050798/
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Thursday, December 3, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Special Guest Patrick Smith





On this podcast Charles talks to Patrick Smith about animation, technology, photography, inspiration, and creating work that emotionally connects with the audience.
"Independent animator Patrick Smith is known for his sublime and bizarre hand-drawn interpretations of people, our emotions, and identity. His films have been featured on MTV, PBS, FX, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Currently, Smith and his studio are producing the third season of the PBS series "Blank on Blank" an innovative animated show that visually illustrates rare audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.
Smith made his directorial debut for the MTV series “Daria.” His formative years were spent as a storyboard artist for Walt Disney, and other major studios in New York and Los Angeles. During the past decade, he has animated, directed and produced six award winning short films as well as many iconic television commercials, namely, Zoloft, Visa, and AOL. Smith spent five years in Singapore as a professor at the graduate film program for New York University, under artistic director Oliver Stone. Patrick is a fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts and a curator for multiple international film and animation festivals. He lives and works in Montauk New York with his wife, Kaori Ishida."
Awards/Honors
• Emmy Nomination, Wynton Marsalis, Outstanding New Approaches.
• Streamy Nomination, Best Animation.
• Best Animation, Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival.
• Jury Award, Durango Film Festival.
• Jury Award, Anima Mundi, Brazil.
• Surreal Animation Award, Dragon Con Film Fest, Presented by Ralph Bakshi.
• Excellence in Animation, ASIFA-East.
• Best Animation, Naperville Independent Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Wild Rose Independent Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Back Seat Independent Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Arizona Underground Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Dragon Con Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Great Lakes Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Phoenix Film Festival.
• Best Animation, First Sundays Film Festival, New York City.
• Honorable Mention, Smogdance Film Festival.
• Second Place, ASIFA-East (Assoc. Internationale du Film d'Animation).
• 3rd Place, Lake Havasu Film Festival.
• 1st Place, Dragon Con Film Festival, Atlanta.
• Best Music Video, No Exit Music Video Festival.
• Best Animation, Northampton Independent Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Action on Film Festival, Los Angeles.
• Best Animation, Griffin International Film Festival.
• Honorable Mention, Signals International Film Festival, UK.
• Best Animation, Grand Festival Award, Berkeley Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Garden State Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Myrtle Beach Film Festival.
• 3rd Place, First Glance Film Festival, Los Angeles.
• Second Place, Asheville Film Festival.
• Honorable Mention, Smogdance International Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Temecula Valley International Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Myrtle Beach Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Golden Film Festival.
• Best Animation, Spindletop Film Fesitval.
• Best Animation, Long Island Film Expo.
• Bronze Award, Kalamazoo Animation Festival.
• Best Animation, Black Point Film Festival.
• Best Music Video, Oxford Film Festival.
• Jury Award, Savannah Film Festival. Presented by Producer Don Bluth.
• 1st Place, ASIFA-East (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation).
• Pulcinella Award Nomination, Cartoons on the Bay, Italy.
• Honorable Mention, Tribeca Underground Film Festival.
• Honorable Mention, ASIFA San Fran.
• Best Animation, Northampton Film Festival.
• Jury Prize, China International Cartoon Animation Festival.
• Best Music Video, Urban Mediamakers Film Festival.
• Winner, IMVF, International Music Video Festival.
• Winner, Sponsored Films, ASIFA-East Animation Festival.
• 1st Place, ASIFA-East(Association Internationale du Film d'Animation).
• Winner, "The One to Watch" Award, Chicago Animation Festival.
• Gold Pencil Award, The One Club.
• DTC National Communication Bronze Award.
• 2nd Place, ASIFA-San Francisco Animation Festival.
• 2nd Place, ASIFA-East(Association Internationale du Film d'Animation).
• Best Debut Film, New York Film Expo.
• Jury Award, Holland Animation Festival.
• Fellowship Grant. New York Foundation for the Arts.
• Bronze Award. BDA(Broadcast Design Assoc.)
• Fellowship Grant. Cable Endowment of Springfield Public Service Grant.
Learn more about Patrick and his latest projects here:
http://www.patsmith.com
https://vimeo.com/blendfilms
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Organic Mutation














This podcast is the followup to Precision. It's about "organic mutation" aka "happy mistakes".
Where the last podcast was all about precision and not making mistakes, this podcast is about when mistakes are a blessing in disguise. Charles gives three examples when he made such mistakes and how the photography community responded to those images and where the value lies in making mistakes.
References in this podcast:
Cutting off the eyes for the first time:
http://lucima.tumblr.com/image/8827460835
DigitalRev TV Cheap Camera Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAnNjRJxOQ
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Monday, November 23, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | Precision




Charles makes a mistake and gets really upset about the situation. Thus a podcast was born.
This podcast talks about mistakes. Systematic versus random errors. How little mistakes can reflect poorly on you. How little mistakes can cost you time, money, or even your life.
This podcast is chockfull of examples about how being precise can truly benefit you as a photographer. Precision should be a guiding philosophy in your journey as a photographer.
What does this mean for photographers?
Systematic errors have serious implications for photographers affecting (but not limited to) the following issues:
- Dodging and burning
- Getting better models
- Developing a consistent style
- Scoping out locations site-unseen
- Multi-tasking (camera settings, manual focus, prisms, lighting, model direction, etc.)
Are all mistakes bad? No. This podcast will be the impetus for the next podcast about when mistakes can be good. That podcast will be called "organic mutation".
Learn more about Charles and his latest projects here:
Website: http://www.lucima.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/charleslucima
Facebook: http://facebook.com/charleslucima
tumblr: http://lucima.tumblr.com
Podcast: http://lucima.podomatic.com

Sunday, November 22, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast| Missed Opportunity




A private workshop photographer tells Charles about a request to speak about fashion photography at a local college. Except he isn't a working professional fashion photographer. And to make matters worse, his "arch rival" is speaking as well.
So he declines the invitation.
This podcast is about what Charles would have asked this photographer do in this situation. This is a learning lesson about opportunity, perspective, defining success, and not missing an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition.
For the first time Charles goes against photographers going pro.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | The Glider Incident (Part II)





Charles attempts to fly his his RC glider in a storm (35MPH winds) and crashes. He spends 30 minutes looking for it and upon finding it he attempts another flight and crashes again.
Now why the hell didn't he just go home?
This podcast is about gambling, expectations, pain, success/failure, how regrets are created and why Charles can't leave good enough alone.
This is a two-part podcast. The first part is about the actual crash. The second part is about the implications and life lessons from the crash and other stories.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

L U C I M A | Podcast | The Glider Incident (Part I)































Charles attempts to fly his his RC glider in a storm (35MPH winds) and crashes. He spends 30 minutes looking for it and upon finding it he attempts another flight and crashes again.
Now why the hell didn't he just go home?
This podcast is about gambling, expectations, pain, success/failure, how regrets are created and why Charles can't leave good enough alone.
This is a two-part podcast. The first part is about the actual crash. The second part is about the implications and life lessons from the crash and other stories.