The Op

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

Episodes

April 18, 2024 79 mins

Kate and I talk about the importance of the dolly grip, what it’s like to move for 1st AC to B Op and then to A Op, communication on set, Evil, Elementary, Jessica Jones, and a whole lot more!

Kate’s IMDB Page

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

 

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April 4, 2024 97 mins

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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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March 28, 2024 97 mins

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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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March 25, 2024 1 min

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

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March 21, 2024 90 mins

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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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March 15, 2024 1 min

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

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March 14, 2024 87 mins

Pauline discusses starting out in reality tv, Snowfall, Grey's Anatomy, America's Next Top Model and much much more.

Pauline's IMDB

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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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.

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March 7, 2024 114 mins

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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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February 29, 2024 88 mins

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

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February 22, 2024 117 mins

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!

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charl...

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February 15, 2024 94 mins

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

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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February 8, 2024 115 mins

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 - @and...

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February 1, 2024 112 mins

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.

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Paper...

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January 25, 2024 105 mins

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.

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Theme Music - Tatyana Richaud

Theme Mix - Charles Papert

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January 21, 2024 35 mins

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

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January 18, 2024 102 mins

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.

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January 15, 2024 27 mins

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.

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January 11, 2024 82 mins

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.

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