Episode 5

Directing Movies - Chris #3

Though movie stars may get tons of recognition, everyone knows that the true power in filmmaking sits in the director's chair. Today, I'm talking with film director Chris Lang about his work in films and how he's made his way up the ladder through various departments to develop his own vision and bring that vision to life directing his own movies. While Alfred Hitchcock may have been a notorious jerk behind the camera, Chris shares that for most folks, it's best to be brilliant AND kind to everyone working on your movie. One tip: don't watch movies with a director unless you want to hear about every technique and flaw. (This is the third of three episodes featuring guests named Chris.)

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Hana Binder

When Hana moved to Germany in March 2019 to live with her partner she had three goals: learn German, get better at cooking, and start a podcast. One year later, her language skills were pretty top-notch, her cooking skills less so, and her answer to friends' questions about the podcast was still "I'm working on it," which was code for "I'm not working on it." With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hana discovered the secret to better cooking - meal delivery kits - and finally started thinking seriously about what kind of podcast she wanted to host. During her video chats with college best friend Ana, an idea started to take shape that would eventually become their show "The Pen Is...," followed eventually by her solo endeavor, "My Dilettante Life."
When she's not waiting tables at Regensburg's finest café or developing new pieces for her podcasts, Hana can be found tidying the world's smallest kitchen or walking her dog among the rolling hills of the Bavarian countryside.