OSIP Podcast #9: Paul Devlin on BLAST!

19 Mar

Ok, so full disclosure: I am a science geek. I knew I would love BLAST! when I saw that it was about astrophysics and space telescopes. Upon viewing, it exceeded my already high expectations. Paul Devlin has opened up the world of science and shown us that it can be high-stakes, adventurous, and most of all really, really fun. At the core of BLAST! is a universal story of perseverance through failure, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Check out the trailer here:

Turns out, Paul is no stranger to crafting exciting films out of unexpected subject matter (for example: Power Trip, which concerns electricity distribution in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia). In our podcast interview, we talked about his focus on storytelling and drama in nonfiction films, as well as his work as editor, director, and producer that enables him to maintain creative control over his personal projects. He also talked about being the odd one out in a family of scientists and shared tales from the BLAST! production process. To listen to the podcast, please click here. Thanks for your time, Paul!

BLAST! has garnered lots of attention (and deservedly so). Highlights include a segment on the Colbert Report and an interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday.

Podcast music: Finding the Balance by Keven MacLeod at incomptech.com

 

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