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On this episode of Cinnovations we take you for a spin around one of the most technically complex and visually stunning advancements in set design, the rotating set! Its part practical effect, part camera trick, and part optical illusion and wholly an awesome feat of cinema magic. From its inception in the 1950s to modern […]

This week we welcome Improv comedian, Richard Martinez, from the improv comedy troupe Held2Gether. We chat with him about his early days of acting in the background of every 90s sitcom, how he went from theater to Improv, and what Mark-Paul Gosselaar really does for fun in his trailer. Richard also shares how 90s LGBTQ+ […]

This episode we welcome Better Than Most Things podcast hosts Sean and Max to the show. We chat about movies we’ve rage quit, not including G.I. Joe. Then we break in our brand new trivia game. Find out if our guests can master Jeff’s trivia questions, or if Cory’s spotty film knowledge will prevail. Play […]

The election is upon us and the drama surrounding our election process can be equal parts headache and exhausting. Since it might be a while before the final votes solidify the fate of our next four years, we’re here, with special guests Nikki O and Lexi from the Punch the Trunk podcast, to give you […]

Happy Halloween, Switches! On this episode Al is getting us in the spooky mood with a bunch of useless facts about the history of horror in cinema. From the silent era to modern slashers, join us on a journey through fake blood and suspense. After the facts stay tuned for a bit of 90s horror […]

On this episode we welcome Comedian and Hypothetical Comedy Creator, Funky Sam Medina to the show to talk about virtual stand up comedy shows and the connectivity the internet brings to a time when we’re all forced to isolate. Then, since Halloween is fast approaching, we beak down some of horror/thriller films most iconic and […]

On this episode Jeff and Cory visit the history of one of the simplest and most impactful practical effects in movies. From a 1955 Polish war film to modern day Hollywood, squibs have been used to increase the dramatic tension and bloody realism in films. Find out how they blasted onto the screen as we […]

What would Top Gun have been like without Tom Cruise? Many entered the casting room, but Tom Cruise prevailed, luckily for you we found some lost audition tapes. This episode we explore the what if’s of one of the greatest guy movies ever made.

On this episode of Switch the Envelope Presents Cinnovations, we (double) expose the wonder the Optical Printer. The world of modern visual effects with out this marvel of cinematic machinery developed over a century ago. We take you through its journey from a sophisticated film copier to the device that challenge what was possible visually […]

Welcome to our first Switch the Envelope presents Cinnovations, a look into the wonderful history of innovations in cinema. On this first installment we take you to the dawn of computer aided imagery in cinema, and the birth of computer generated animation.


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