Cinematographer, performer, and award-winning author of “Showdown at Shinagawa,” Bill Zarchy will be my first guest. Bill’s tales from the road, technical articles, and personal essays have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul and Travelers’ Tales anthologies, as well as the San Francisco Chronicle and magazines such as American Cinematographer, Emmy, and Kyoto Journal. Bill will talk to us about the art of filming and his adventures in over 30 countries, which included photobombing the red carpet in Cannes, sharing former president Bill Clinton’s pain, and a lot of bumps on the head. .
In my second segment, I’ll talk with production designer and manager Jesper Luth. Jesper has designed and managed big-name concert tours all over the world, starting his career at the ripe young age of just fifteen years old. He has worked with Hall and Oates, Tears for Fears, System of a Down, Michael McDonald, Nick Jonas—and even Barack Obama. Jesper will tell us what goes into designing a concert stage, what life’s like on the road, and how he has grown professionally and personally over his long, successful career.