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Published on February 27th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 219: Oscar Uncovered

The best compliment you could pay 2019 Oscar winner Jos Stam is that you didn’t see his work. And you’ve seen a movie in the last five years, you’ve watched his films. The artist turned computer geek went from Holland to Hollywood and turned computer-generated film into an art form.

We’ll find out why the Carrie Fisher CG deep fake was so deeply fake, fall down the Amiga 1000 rabbit hole, and play Bohemian Rhapsody on 46 floppy disks and a flatbed scanner from the 1990s. And we’ll get a little metaphysical along the way. Plus, Alan has a robot in his Singapore hotel that spouts 2001: A Space Odyssey lines.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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