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David Kalisher

Conversations in Depth: A QRCA Views Podcast

Release Date: 05/22/2024

David Kalisher show art David Kalisher

Conversations in Depth: A QRCA Views Podcast

Honoring the honesty of our subjects is essential in filmmaking. Capturing their emotional journey, not just their words, is what makes a story compelling. — David Kalisher In this episode of Conversations in Depth, host Mike Carlon sits down with David Kalisher, the founder of Jolly Road Productions. David, a seasoned filmmaker, shares his journey from corporate finance to Hollywood, and eventually to becoming a respected filmmaker in the market research industry. With a background that includes creative development at MGM Studios and hosting a television show, David brings a unique...

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Honoring the honesty of our subjects is essential in filmmaking. Capturing their emotional journey, not just their words, is what makes a story compelling. — David Kalisher

In this episode of Conversations in Depth, host Mike Carlon sits down with David Kalisher, the founder of Jolly Road Productions. David, a seasoned filmmaker, shares his journey from corporate finance to Hollywood, and eventually to becoming a respected filmmaker in the market research industry. With a background that includes creative development at MGM Studios and hosting a television show, David brings a unique perspective to storytelling through film.

Key Themes:

  1. Early Beginnings in Filmmaking: David's passion for filmmaking began in high school with a music video project, which set the foundation for his future career.

  2. Transition to Hollywood: After a stint in corporate finance, David moved to Hollywood, where he gained experience working on music video sets and eventually in creative development at MGM Studios.

  3. Market Research Filmmaking: David's journey led him to market research, where he discovered the power of capturing honest, emotional stories from research participants, enhancing the depth and impact of qualitative research.

  4. Founding Jolly Road Productions: David founded Jolly Road Productions, focusing on creating powerful, research-based films with a small footprint, ensuring minimal disruption while capturing authentic insights.

  5. Advice for Moderators and Filmmakers: David emphasizes the importance of good sound quality, maintaining a small and non-intimidating production setup, and the art of letting respondents speak without interruption to capture genuine moments.

  6. Separating Roles for Better Results: David advises keeping the roles of moderator and filmmaker separate to ensure the quality of both the interview and the video capture, sharing a personal anecdote about the challenges of managing both simultaneously.

For more information about David Kalisher and Jolly Road Productions, visit https://www.jollyroad.com/ or contact David directly at [email protected].