because the best conversations happen off camera

Some artists do what they do because it’s simply impossible for them to do anything else. Meet exhibit A: Taylor Goldsmith. At just 28, the songwriter and front man of LA-based band Dawes is already hailed as one of our most mature song crafters. His work has been compared not only to some of the greatest classic authors (whom he reads avidly) but also to some of the musical poets who inspire him: Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson, Warren Zevon – many of whom he seems undaunted by actually having worked and toured with. Goldsmith grew up in a musical household, and has played music with his brother Griffin since age 10.  He appears to somehow have sprung from the womb with an almost fully developed sound and lyrical approach. He’s stayed true to both while still managing to evolve over Dawes’ last three albums.

So who better to discuss the mysteries process of songwriting than one of its most authentic and thoughtful practitioners? What experience informs a great song and makes its story valid over time? What role should the writer’s life experience play in a song? And if great songs are deeply personal, how do they still connect with thousands?  And also, why does a guy whose songs are widely associated with the Laurel Canyon sound and who indeed recorded his band’s first album in Laurel Canyon not actually like LA that much?  Whether you’ve pondered these questions before or not, we guarantee you will enjoy the conversation. 

Head on over to offcamera.com to read Taylor’s interview! 

Stacey Peralta once skated 120 empty swimming pools during a two year period, and that is just one of many things that makes this skater/director incredibly impressive. Find out more in his Off Camera interview..http://offcamera.com/issues/stacy-peralta/read/#.U7XeBVzmrY8

Stacey Peralta once skated 120 empty swimming pools during a two year period, and that is just one of many things that makes this skater/director incredibly impressive. Find out more in his Off Camera interview..http://offcamera.com/issues/stacy-peralta/read/#.U7XeBVzmrY8

"With directing you realize how much of an art form film is. It’s this huge group of people doing a painting that is so detailed and so wonderful, and you just happen to be the guy who gets to hang it on the wall." - John Krasinski from one of our earlier episodes.
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We’re looking forward to seeing Off Camera guest Laura Dern perform in the movie The Fault in Our Stars, in theaters now!

New special edition signed issues have just been added to our Off Camera store! If you are a fan of Ed Helms or Sarah Silverman, you’ll definitely want to add these two to your collection. We also have a limited number of issues signed by other Off Camera guests in our store.. Check them out and collect them all here: http://off-camera.myshopify.com


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ALL NEW Off Camera with Sam Jones featuring Sarah Silverman, premieres tomorrow! If you’re a DirecTV customer, tune in 7pm PST or 10pm EST for the television premiere on Audience channel 239.

Take a look at the promo for Off Camera with Sam Jones featuring Sarah Silverman premiering 4/24 on Directv channel 239. 7PM PST/10PM EST

A new premiere! This Thursday 4/17 at 7PM PST/10PM EST tune in to channel 239 or your local Audience channel for the premiere of Off Camera with Sam Jones featuring talented SNL alum Will Forte.
Martin Short doesn’t need to be the funniest guy in the room, he just is. But whether inhabiting his one-man library of moronic, exuberant characters or killing it as one of late night’s favorite talk show guests, Short works hard to make it look easy. The comic talks to Off Camera about what he learned about preparation from the masters of classic comedy, the confidence that carried him from musical theater to SCTV and SNL and his own Primetime Glick. In a somewhat intimidating meta-moment, Off Camera Interviews the consummate interviewer. Tune in to see the interview tonight on DirecTV Audience channel 239 or check your local listings.
Off Camera with Sam Jones featuring Val McCallum, premieres Thursday 4/3 on DirecTV at 7PM PST/10PM EST. Tune in to channel 239 or check your local listings for your Audience channel.
DIRECTV subscribers, Tony Hawk Fans -
TONIGHT - tune in to channel 239 or your local Audience channel, 3/20, the DirecTV premiere of Off Camera with Sam Jones featuring Tony Hawk. 

7PM PST/10PM EST or check your local listings.

Blog | Off Camera with Sam Jones

Did you know Off Camera has a blog which hosts the Editors Letters from each issue? Click the link above to read the newest, from Issue 14 with Ed Helms

Off Camera Fans! Michael B. Jordan Fans!

Don’t forget to tune in to channel 239 TONIGHT at 7PM PST/10PM EST (or check your local listings for your Audience channel). Sam Jones sits down with Michael B. Jordan and talks auditioning, Oscar Grant, and how he doesn’t want to become the next anybody - “I just want to be me.”