Academy Awards

Hollywood is always looking for that next big idea or franchise. The practice of borrowing stories from other media is so ingrained in the history of filmmaking, that there’s even an Adapted Screenplay Oscar given out every year. Even though writers and producers try to adapt anything they can get their hands on, stories still […]

Our journey through the history of SFX makeup concludes in this third and final installment, but not before telling the tale of one of the most impactful and influential artist to wield a makeup brush. From his early days working for WNBC TV in NY to his peak cinematic work in films like The Exorcist, […]

Jeff and Cory venture out of the shadows of black and white film into the merry ole land of color, where makeup practices open the door to the future. The new invention of foam rubber becomes a real game changer for those willing to adapt to new techniques, while those who carved paths with the […]

Makeup has played an important role in moviemaking since the earliest days of the film industry. It can transform actors into wild characters or grotesque monsters. On this episode, Jeff and Cory explore those early days of film where a world on screen without color, meant actors on set done up in makeup that looked […]

On this episode our hosts find out just how intimately they know each other (cinematically speaking) with a movie themed revamp of the Newlywed Game. Jeff and Cory go back and forth answering the important question for each other, like “which Star Wars film should you show first to someone who’s never seen a Star […]

Only 1 out of every 5 Oscar nominated actors actually gets to enjoy the ceremony with a win. The remaining 80% of the audience then become very talented Seat Fillers. Join Jeff and Cory on this inaugural StE Presents series, as they take you through the many Oscar misses of the King of Seat Fillers, […]

Nothing quite moves an audience of filmgoers quite like camera movement. Suppose that’s more literal movement than being moved emotionally, but go with us on this. This episode of Cinnovations explores Garrett Brown and his Steadicam, a marvel of modern cinema technology that combined the movements of larger camera moving devices into a single operator […]

We made it to 100! To celebrate hitting our 100th episode we invited some of our favorite podcasting friends on to play a super sized game of Switch the Envelope: The Game. On this episode we welcome Chris from Measuring the Score, Joe from Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast, and Sean and Max from Better […]

Best of Switch the Envelope guest interviews. As the show inches ever closer to episode 100, this week Jeff & Cory take a trip down memory lane through some of their favorite memories from the show so far. There are no better memories then those conversations they’ve had with all the friends they’ve met along […]

On this episode Jeff and Cory help out some busy celebrities by answering fan comments on social media. After a dip into the Celebrity Mail Bag, Cory turns the tables on our resident game master, Jeff, and challenges him to a new game he calls Wait! That Won An Oscar? Jeff puts on his game […]


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