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Now Available - Decipher the Media #13: Alex Cassun Talks Filmmaker Voice, Producer Challenges, and Film Requirements

The latest episode of the Decipher the Media podcast is now available! You can download it from iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher. Read the description below for more. Be sure to leave some feedback on the podcast. I'm always open to your input as well!



Description:On this episode of the Decipher the Media Podcast, I sit down with Alex Cassun of Indieground Films to discuss his experiences in filmmaking. In this very informative discussion, Alex talks about his roles in the industry and the films he has worked on. He breaks down his experiences in film as a Producer, Writer, Director, Assistant Director, and his role in the Art Department. Alex and I discuss the importance of thinking about a filmmaker's target audience and the film's end goal, producing with constraints, social influence of a film, finding your voice in the film you develop, and other advice that comes directly from Alex's experiences. If you would like to learn more about Alex's film work, please …
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The Decipher the Media Podcast returns with musician Dan Suriano

It's 2020 and it's time to get motivated with New Year's resolutions! So, of course, I'm releasing an episode of the podcast that was recorded back in September. The end of the year welcomed in a flurry of new projects that have kept me busy and put a damper on my release schedule. But, now that I'm relatively caught up on (most) everything, I'll be going back to regular releases in 2020.

Enjoy this latest release of the Decipher the Media podcast, featuring guitarist and songwriter Dan Suriano of Nephele! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and YouTube!


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On this episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, I sat down with guitarist and songwriter Dan Suriano to talk about what it has been like to write and release music for his band Nephele, his process of writing music, and his history with the band. Dan also talked about the experience playing live shows and playing with bands such as Thank You Scientist. There is a lot that goes into the…

Decipher the Media #11: Mackenzie Horne Talks Creative Influence, Professional Writing, and Jazz Culture - Now Available

Mackenzie Horne stops by to talk about the creative profession and what inspires her to get into writing as well as the local jazz music scene in Pittsburgh. How does culture influence your journey into creative media? How do you begin your creative journey? What do real world experiences invite to the creative process? We explore those questions and more as Mackenzie takes us through her history and experiences as a writing professional, even tying together that work with her contributions to the local jazz community. Join us as we explore the many aspects of creative cultures and how they impact our lives in this latest episode of the podcast! Be sure to follow Mackenzie and her work for more!






Decipher the Media Podcasrt #11 with Mackenzie Horne - Coming Wednesday, October 30th

Branching out from the previously released episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, I was fortunate enough to have my wonderful friend Mackenzie Horne talk on episode #11. We were able to get into a deep discussion about creative influence, her journey in writing, and how that all led to her involvement with local jazz music.

Please stop back on October 30th to check out the latest episode and get the full scoop on her journey in creative media as we dive into a very exciting discussion about the process!

DESCRIPTION: Mackenzie Horne stops by to talk about the creative profession and what inspired her to get into writing as well as the local jazz music scene in Pittsburgh. How does culture influence your journey into creative media? How do you begin your creative endeavors? What do real world experiences invite to the creative process? We explore those questions and more as Mackenzie takes us through her history and experiences as a writing professional, even tying together that work…

Decipher the Media #10 video now available on YouTube

The video for Decipher the Media #10 is finally available on YouTube! If you'd prefer a quick and easy way to listen to/watch the podcast, I also produce a video version that can be easily accessed through Cipher Eye Media's YouTube page! Please check out the channel for all current podcast episodes and other content produced by me! While you're there, please like and subscribe for any future updates and to help support the page.

Decipher the Media Podcast #10: Ian Altenbaugh Talks Media Influence, Filmmaking, and Crossfit Business Ideas

Now live!




On this episode of the Decipher the Media podcast, Ian Altenbaugh returns! Can butter be depressing? Who knows, but Ian does give us insight on his current film projects, creative process, and freelance filmmaking. What does visual storytelling evoke in a viewer? We get philosophical with media and how it's used for social influence. Capitalizing on Crossfit might be hard, but watching Ian's new Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project, There and Away, is easy! Follow Ian on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram for more!

There and Away: https://youtu.be/e2xAturjuSo 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54ZR1Lv79ufcsLb6KS7n1Q 
Twitter: @ianaltenbaugh
Instagram: @allegedlycool

Check out the latest episode and any previous episodes on your favorite podcasting service!


play.matrix: Half Life - Part 1 is now live!

It has been a very productive couple of weeks as I make preparations to release some new content to the website. As I mentioned before, I've been experimenting with some gaming content as I capture and commentate on some of my favorite games. Finally, I plan to post several of these videos on YouTube in the course of the next couple of weeks.

First, Part 1 of my Half Life playthrough will lead the pack. Released in 1998, Half Life led the revolution of first-person shooters for the PC. Infamously, the story of Half Life never finished, leaving the franchise on a cliffhanger as the developer shifted their focus.

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Welcome back to the 90s as I tackle a pioneer of the FPS genre. In this first part, I step into the shoes of Gordon Freeman and die... a lot. I even added a counter to keep track of the amount of deaths. This game is not very kind to me. Anyway, I hope you have as much fun watching this nostalgia trip as I did making it!