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

Sanjay Sami

2 days ago

2 days ago

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.
 

John Buzz Moyer, SOC

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Buzz discusses his work on The Post and Cocaine Bear, why he doesn’t use a HAD (Horizontal Augmentation Device), working with Steven Spielberg, how to set a crane base, and much much more.
Buzz's IMDB
See Buzz ACTING in one of his first commercial!
Please check us out on our website to view pics and links for Buzz, 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.
 

Jason Ellson, SOC

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Jason discusses Hidden Figures, Elvis, dealing with imposter syndrome, Baz Luhrman, Colin Farrel, working within the bubble, and so much more.
Jason’s IMDB
Jason’s instagram @meatpiewithsauce
Please check us out on our website to view pics and links for Jason, 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.
Collin Ferrel speaking about The Camera Operator/Actor Connection

Andy Romanoff

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

Andy Romanoff discusses bringing the Louma Crane to the US, wowing Steven Spielberg, 1941, Blood Feast, why you should never marry the lead actress and much much more. An incredible interview with a fascinating character. If you enjoyed hearing Andy you MUST read his amazing book about his early life and start in Hollywood - simply amazing.
Andy’s IMDB
Stories I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You
Andy’s Photography
Andy’s Instagram - @andyromanoff
Andy’s Writings on Medium
To view pictures of Andy on set as well as a bunch of other things we talked about, check out his podcast page on The Op.
Please check us out on the web and 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.
 

Guy Norman Bee

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

Former operator, now director, Guy Norman Bee talks about ER, Third Watch, George Clooney's practical jokes, Austin Powers, and so much more.
Guy's IMDB Page
Guy's Instagram @beevision
Twitter/X - @guynormanbee
To view pictures of Guy on set, check out his podcast page on The Op.
Please check us out on the web and 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.
 

Boom Operator Randy Johnson

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Randy Johnson discusses his incredible career in the film industry, being a key part of the Coen Brothers Film Making Family, Cop Rock, what he looks for in a good camera operator, and so much more.
Randy's IMDB
To view pictures of Randy on set check out his podcast page on The Op.
Please check us out on the web and instagram and like 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.
 

Sunday Jan 21, 2024

Sarah Scanlon, a certified intimacy coordinator, talks about the job of the intimacy coordinator, what the do's and dont's are for an operator on set, and how to interact with the actors.
A wealth of information for operators young and old.
www.sarahscanlon.com
For more info visit www.theop.io

Operator Jess Lakoff Cannon

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Operator Jess Lakoff Canon talks moving up before you aren’t quite ready, surviving a screw up on a Tarantino movie, juggling family and career and so much more. A great discussion with a great operator - don’t miss this one folks!
Jess's IMDB
To view pictures of Jess on set, as well as the pic that started Crew Stories, check out her podcast page on The Op.
Please check us out on the web and instagram and like 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.
 

Bonus: Talkin' About Oners

Monday Jan 15, 2024

Monday Jan 15, 2024

Amazing operator Ari Issler (Ozark, The Outsider, Boston Strangler) and I sit down to discuss the ins and outs of oners and the challenges that come along with them.

1st AC Tony Rivetti

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Legendary 1st AC Tony Rivetti discusses how he got into the business, working on some of the biggest shows with the biggest names in Hollywood, what he looks for in an Operator and so much more. A great interview with a great artist.
Tony's IMDB
To view pictures of Tony on set, check out his podcast page on The Op.
Please check us out on the web and instagram and like us if you enjoyed the episode.
Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud
Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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