The Op

Dave Chameides, an A Cam/Steadicam op with 35 years experience, 2 Emmy’s, an SOC Operator of the Year award for his work on Ozark, and a seriously cool collection of international toothpicks, brings you The Op, a podcast about Operating and the Art of Visual Storytelling. Geared towards all storytellers (Ops, DPs, Directors, Writers, and beyond) both young and old, every other week the Op will bring you a new interview with some of the best the film industry has to offer. Website and instagram: theop.io

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Episodes

4 days ago

Steve discusses growing up tow work with your idols, Meatballs 3, Mystic River, how the Academy Awards changed his life, the best part of being an operator, and so much more.
Stephen's IMDB
Stephen's Website
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
 

Director Jonathan Kaplan

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Thursday Apr 04, 2024

Director Jonathan Kaplan discusses learning from Elia Kazan, having Martin Scorsese teach him at NYU, hanging up on Roger Corman, The Accused, ER,  and much, much more.
Jonathan's IMDB
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.

Dolly Grip Darryl Humber

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

Thursday Mar 28, 2024

Darryl and I talk about growing up "a thousand miles away from Hollywood", getting out of your own head, My Cousin Vinnie, In The Heat of the Night, Elvis's Grave, getting your picture taken with Joe Pesci's Oscar, and much much more.
Darryl's IMDB
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.
 

Monday Mar 25, 2024

Danny Bishop ACO, SOC thanks the teacher who inspired in him the love of the frame.

Daniel Bishop ACO SOC

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Danny talks about making sure not to jump up before you are ready, All Quiet On The Western Front, Tar, Your Honor, and a whole lot more. 
Danny's IMDB
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.
 

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Pauline Edwards recalls the teacher who made. difference in her life.

Pauline Edwards, SOC

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Thursday Mar 14, 2024

Pauline discusses starting out in reality tv, Snowfall, Grey's Anatomy, America's Next Top Model and much much more.
Pauline's IMDB
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.
 

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Danny Bishop interviews Operators Pete Robertson, Zoey Goodwin-Stuart and Pete Batten about their amazing work on the movie Wonka.
 
Special thanks to the ACO (Association of Camera Operators) for allowing us to share their work.

Micheal D. O’Shea

Thursday Mar 07, 2024

Thursday Mar 07, 2024

We discuss starting out sweeping floors at Warner Brothers Studios, M*A*S*H*, The Goonies, Leslie Nielsen's Fart Machine, and so much more.
Mike's IMDB
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.
 

Sanjay Sami

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Sanjay talks about starting out as an underwater welder, being called Wes Anderson's secret weapon in the New York Times, working with Martin Scorsese, how necessity can often be the mother of invention and so much more.
To see BTS of some of Sanjay's work and rigs check out his podcast web page on The Op.
Sanjay's IMDB
The GripWorks Website
Please check us out on our website and on instagram and like us and review us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert
We'd like to thank Knuckle Puck Camera for sponsoring today's episode. If you'd like to sponsor a future episode, contact us at www.theop.io.
 

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