The Videomaker Podcast

The Videomaker Podcast
The Videomaker Podcast is for anyone who wants to make better video or be a better filmmaker. We believe freedom of expression is essential for human progress, and that free societies are better off when more people can effectively express themselves w…

Making money in the film industry with Alex Ferrari
Oct 19 • 49 min
Today’s guest is Alex Ferrari from the Indie Film Hustle podcast. Alex has worked in the film industry for over 25 years. He’s done it all—films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries and webisodes.
Directing cats with Jordan Brady
Oct 12 • 60 min
Mike and Chris talk to Jordan Brady, host of the podcast “Respect the Process,” about building a career in media production, and the virtues of making commercials for a living.
The Just Shoot it podcast with Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan
Oct 5 • 84 min
Chris sits down and has a chat with Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan from the Just Shoot It Podcast. Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking, and storytelling. They interview up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers,…
Micro-Budget filmmaking with the Show Don’t Tell Podcast
Sep 28 • 69 min
On this week’s podcast, Mike and Chris chat with filmmaker and host of the Show Don’t Tell Podcast Noam Kroll. We talk about how the pandemic has impacted the motion picture industry. We also get into micro-budget filmmaking and what it means to be a…
Stacy Goldate, editor of the Netflix documentary “Disclosure”
Sep 21 • 49 min
We’re talking with Stacy Goldate, who worked as the editor of the recent Netflix documentary “Disclosure”, which is about the history of trans representation in Hollywood.
Winning an Emmy with Jason Miller
Sep 14 • 51 min
This week Haley and Mike talk to Videomaker author and Emmy winner Jason Miller about his experience with the Canon R5 and what it’s like to direct an Emmy winning TV ad.You can watch the two ads we discuss in the episode by clicking the links…
YouTube for businesses with Justin Brown from Primal Video
Sep 7 • 48 min
We’re talking with Justin Brown from Primal Video. On his YouTube channel, Justin gives his subscribers advice on how to use video to help grow a business.
What it’s like to make a feature-length documentary - a conversation with Brandon Vedder
Aug 31 • 78 min
On this episode of The Videomaker Podcast we react to the new Rode VideoMic NTG, have a conversation with documentary filmmaker Brandon Vedder, and we talk about some of the leaked camera features coming to Samsung phones.
A conversation with Simon Cade from DSLR Guide
Aug 24 • 47 min
In this week’s episode of the Videomaker Podcast, we chat with Simon Cade, also known from his YouTube channel DSLR Guide. Simon talked to us about his current interest in documentary filmmaking and his journey on YouTube.
Is Harry Potter a stagnant character? Freytag’s Pyramid, character development, and dialogue.
Aug 17 • 56 min
n this week’s episode, we continue our discussion on visual storytelling with a discussion of Freytag’s pyramid, character development, and dialogue. Freytag’s Pyramid, or three act structure, applies to most narrative stories we know and love and is…
Camera angles, sound design and the infamous Wilhelm scream
Aug 10 • 69 min
In this week’s podcast, we continue our discussion on Visual Storytelling with sound design and camera angles. Both aspects may be subtle in films, but they are essential in helping shape the narrative. Also, have you ever heard of the Wilhelm scream?…
Visual language, motif and the Sony a7S III
Aug 3 • 59 min
Mike and Chris talk about Videomaker’s new course, Visual Storytelling, and the announcement one of the most anticipated cameras of the year: the Sony a7S III. This is the first in a series of episodes about some of the most fundamental concepts of…
Award-winning outdoor cinematography with Tyler Stableford
Jul 27 • 51 min
We’re talking with Tyler Stableford, an Emmy Award-winning director and photographer who has shot documentaries, commercials and still campaigns. He’s one of Canon’s Explorers of Light and Men’s Journal even named him one of the “World’s Seven Greatest…
How to continue video production during coronavirus
Jul 20 • 62 min
We talk about adapting to the limitations that COVID-19 has placed on video production. Our normal way of production may have changed, but that doesn’t mean it has to stop altogether. There are plenty of ways to be creative and keep production moving…
Creating video and film on a budget and the new Canon EOS R5!
Jul 10 • 74 min
We will cover everything from the basic equipment you’ll need to the creative processes behind making your own budget production. Plus we talk about the new Canon R5.
Making a career as an editor
Jul 6 • 66 min
We are talking about editing. Here with us is Sven Pape, an ACE award-nominated editor who has worked with James Cameron, James Franco, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He runs his own YouTube channel, This Guy Edits, where he dives into various aspects of…
Basic Lighting for Video
Jun 28 • 56 min
Mike, Chris and Haley talk about everything lighting for video. We talk about color temperature, hard and soft light, along with much more.
Everything Color
Jun 22 • 66 min
Mike, Chris and Haley talk about everything color. We talk about color correction, color grading, what a LUT is and the benefits of RAW. We also talk about what color can mean to your story and much more.
Making and giving money on YouTube
Jun 15 • 61 min
Mike and Chris talk about YouTube releasing monetization rules, the signing of PewDiePie to stream exclusively on Youtube and YouTubers changing CPM during the pandemic and their donations to BLM. Stay tuned to the end for some exclusive insight into…
The Sony ZV-1 is a camcorder
Jun 8 • 60 min
Chris and Mike discuss the latest video news, including Sony’s new ZV-1 vlogging camera, a new multi-camera streaming box from LiveU and Videomaker’s new course on visual storytelling.
Editing remotely during a pandemic
May 29 • 42 min
Mike and Chris talk to the editors of Some Good News, the amazingly popular YouTube series hosted by John Krasinski.Special guests are Evan Buxbaum, head of LEROI Productions and Joanna Naugle, partner at Senior Post. Both worked on John Krasinki’s…
Making sense of lenses
May 25 • 68 min
Mike and Chris talk about lenses. They demystify lenses for video shooters. Learn how to save money on your next lens and what lenses you should be considering. Please take our Survey - buyer’s guide:…
Documentary advice from the directors of Crip Camp
May 18 • 45 min
Chris and Mike talk with Jim Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham, co-directors of Crip Camp. Crip Camp tells the story of a group of people at Camp Lened in Northern California who became activists who fighting for accessibility legislation. It’s an incredible…
Building the best editing PC
May 11 • 58 min
Mike and Chris talk with Eric Brown and Matt Bach of Puget Systems about how you can design a high performing video editing PC. As it turns out, spending more money won’t necessarily get you better performance.Puget Systems Homepage:…
How churches are using video during the pandemic
May 4 • 54 min
Mike and Chris talk to Videomaker author and pastor Jeff Chaves. Jeff was a broadcaster in the US Army so his insight into church video, especially now with the pandemic, is especially relevant to church leaders or videographers who want to incorporate…
NAB Week - 2020 - EOS R5, C300 MKII, JibONE, ATEM Mini Pro & Vegas Post
Apr 27 • 45 min
Chris and Mike talk about the most exciting announcements that WOULD have happened at NAB this year. Most notably, we talk about the C300 Mark III, the Fujifilm XT-4, and the Edelkrone jibONE
Getting the best performances from actors
Apr 20 • 47 min
Today on the Videomaker Podcast Chris and Mike talk with Radha Mitchell. Rhada is an actress who’s appeared in such films as “Man on Fire,” “Finding Neverland,” “Celeste,” “Silent Hill,” “The Crazies” and tons more. Her latest film, Dreamkatcher, is…
Tips for Performing on Camera
Apr 13 • 68 min
Chris and Mike talk about performing on camera. From Memorizing a script, Ad-libbing based on an outline, Improvisation, Reading a teleprompter and Relying on a director. They also cover What do you do with your hands? What to do with your eyes. Smile…
Advice for new livestreamers
Mar 29 • 65 min
Chris and Mike talk all about live streaming. We discuss planning a livestream and testing your technology. We talk about what types of gear you should research and how you can solve technical problems in the middle of a livestream. Finally, we talk…
The coronavirus episode
Mar 23 • 73 min
Chris and Mike discuss a number of topics related to video production during the COVID-19 outbreak.