If you have ever fantasized about being a mega-rock star, this is the interview for you. :) Doug Blush has been a director, producer, and documentary filmmaker for over 16 years, and the release of his latest project, Rock Camp, the Movie, is being sponsored in part by Other World Computing. In this interview, our host, Cirina Catania, talks with Doug about his journey with "Rock Camp the Movie" and what it took to tell a great story with years of footage taken at 69 Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camps. The movie features numerous world-famous musicians who gave their time to campers including Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley(KISS), Tony Franklin, Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Jeff Beck (Yardbirds), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Alice Cooper, Slash, and Nancy Wilson (Heart). A few particularly amusing scenes involve the colorful Fantasy Camp founder, David Fishof. But it is the campers who grab our attention as we see them transformed by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a rock star!
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In This Episode
00:00 - Cirina introduces Doug Blush, a director, producer, and documentary filmmaker for over 16 years. His latest project is the documentary film, Rock Camp: The Movie. 02:22 - Doug tells the story of his company, MadPix Films, and the kind of films he’s been involved with.11:01 - Doug shares how he got started in the film industry, especially in documentaries.15:29 - Doug shares the premise of the documentary film, Rock Camp: The Movie, and how it got started.20:31 - Doug talks about how and why he got involved with the film, Rock Camp: The Movie. 24:03 - Cirina asks Doug about his roles and credits in film, and how he shares responsibilities with his co-editors.26:35 - Doug talks about the different cameras that were used for the film and how they used all the footage into one movie.33:00 - Doug shares his journey about getting the film to the people, especially given the COVID pandemic. Cirina and Doug also encourage listeners to watch Rock Camp: The Movie in local theaters by buying tickets at RockCamptheMovie.com.38:44 - Doug proudly divulges that he is an OWC fanboy. He talks about the types of equipment he’s purchased from OWC.44:38 - Cirina and Doug encourage listeners to check out Doug's company website, MadPixFilms.com, to know more about his films and services.
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What if you could fulfill your wish and go back in time when you were a teenager in your bedroom listening to the radio? What if you could jam with your heroes who sang the songs that live forever in your head?
You may have been to summer camp, but I'll bet you've never been to rock and roll fantasy camp. Music producer David Fishof has been bringing rock star hopefuls to his fantasy camps to be tutored by some of the world's most famous musicians for over 20 years. And now, there's a movie about it. I spoke with Director Producer Doug Blush about this very cool documentary that features superstars like Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash, and well, you get the drift. It has changed many lives, and we think you will have a great time listening to how it got made and how you can watch it all while supporting a theater near you.
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