The man who filmed Superman: The Movie under the direction of cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth. Camera operator Peter MacDonald is simply a legend in the film industry. Cabaret, The Empire Strikes Back, Rambo, Batman, Harry Potter, and a list of films longer than Superman's cape. In episode 37 Jay & Jim catch up with Peter in France and discuss filming some of the most memorable scenes in Superman and Superman II. From working with Donner and Unsworth to filming Krypton, Smallville, Metropolis and everything in-between. Peter is one of the most charming, funny and talented guys in the business and his stories will fly out of your speakers and into your heart!
Peter MacDonald On the Move to Modern Data Architecture
Insight Track: Atrium's Interview Series
The mindset around analytics transformation has evolved over the last few years, with businesses of every size and shape grappling with whether to move from legacy investments to a modern data architecture — along with the benefits and how best to do it. Chris speaks with Snowflake's Peter MacDonald about the importance of predictive capabilities, industries that would most benefit from analytics and machine learning right now, Snowflake’s partnerships with companies such as Salesforce and AWS, and next steps for companies wanting to become more data-driven.
Peter Macdonald - Second Unit Director, Cinematographer, Director.
The Filmumentaries Podcast
For this episode, number 24 (April 2021), I have a conversation with director Peter Macdonald. Peter was in fine fettle and was happy to answer all and any questions I had about his career as a cameraman, a cinematographer, a second unit director and a director. I would love to talk with Peter some more as it’s clear he has so many more stories about working with some of the great actors and directors of cinema. Including Attenborough, Guinness, Harris, Forman, Borman, Henson, Donner, Lucas, Kershner, Fossie, Bowie, Hackman, Minnelli, Striesand, Burton. Just incredible really.Check out Peter's extensive list of work on IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003423/Also a nice article about Peter here on the British Cinematrorapher site - https://britishcinematographer.co.uk/clapperboard-peter-macdonald-bsc-dga/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jamiebenning)
Here I chat with former Rangers, St Johnstone, Dundee, Morton, Clyde and Stirling Albion frontman, Peter MacDonald. Here Peaso talks about growing up at Rangers, the culture shock of joining St Johnstone, Being a Dee, Morton regrets, Rangers' future, Gaffers decisions and much much more. If you like what you see, please let me know who you'd like to see next. Twitter: @chrissydodds/@DoddsyMeets
36. Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald and Route 66
Route 66 Podcast
At 92 years old, Peter MacDonald is just one of five surviving Navajo Code talkers who played a vital part in World War II during the Battle of Iwo Jima, where 25,000 lives were lost over a period of 6 weeks. Upon his return home, he was sworn to a vow of secrecy for 23 years until the Marines declassified the mission while working as a Project Engineer on the Polaris Missile Project for Howard Hughes. MacDonald has also served as a four time Chairman of The Navajo Indian Nation, a position similar to a governor of native American territory. Join host Anthony Arno as he talks with local Route 66 realtor Jacque Kellogg who connects the Navajo Code talkers with a little known motel that sits on Route 66 in Flagstaff, AZ.
This time it's a bit more personal for John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), as his former Vietnam commander and friend, Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna), has been captured by Russian forces as he tries to rally the Afghan rebels who have been winning the resistance. The Afghani people are too suspicious of the American to willingly join his crusade to spring Trautman from his prison cell, leaving him to go it mostly alone, with one or two friends he has made in his short introduction to their ranks. He faces formidable odds, as the prison is surrounded by landmines, tanks, and hundreds of Russians, and the Russkie leadership is as corrupt and uncaring as the worst of them. John MacDonald directs this ultra-patriotic action-war effort from a script co-written by Stallone himself.
A Leadership Journey - Martin Smith CB MBE and Peter MacDonald
Martin Smith CB MBE and Peter MacDonald have led distinguished careers, both of which began in the special forces. Martin spent over three decades in the Royal Marines, reaching the role of Commandant General and was most recently NATO advisor to the Minister of the Interior in Afghanistan, while Peter moved into business after 11 years of military service and held global leadership roles in Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Now Martin is Chief Operating Officer at Cyber Prism and Peter is Chairman of Castle European. In this episode they compare their experiences leading in the military and in business.