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 with video.... Show More

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June 27, 2020 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. 

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June 21, 2020 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.

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June 14, 2020 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 how we put together our Buyer's guides. 

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June 7, 2020 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.

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May 29, 2020 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 ultra-popular weekly news program, Some Good News.


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May 24, 2020 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. 

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Lens buyer's guide: https://www.videomaker.com/buyers-guide/choosing-the-right-lens-the-ultimate-guide

What are anamorphic lenses and how do they work?: https://www.videomaker.com/understanding-anamorphic

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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 documentary which you can watch now on Netflix, which we highly encourage you to do.

Crip Camp was Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro.

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May 10, 2020 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: http://puget.systems/go/152773
Puget Systems Consulting: http://puget.systems/go/152774

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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 video into their local church services.
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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

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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 available on-demand April 28.

We get into topics like how directors can get the best performances from their actors, how a director can make an on-set experience enjoyable, and some mist...

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April 13, 2020 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 or no?Sit or stand? That and more on The Videomaker Podcast episode 24!


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March 29, 2020 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 about how you can promote your stream and get people to tune in.

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March 23, 2020 73 min

Chris and Mike discuss a number of topics related to video production during the COVID-19 outbreak. Topics include what skills should you work on if you're stuck at your desk; Good vlogging or video conference setups; How to get two cameras into your computer; And how to fake being on a video call. Plus we discuss the latest news about the Canon EOS R5.

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In this episode we talk to Tony Schnur, AKA Thick44, of Neebs Gaming. He's part of a team of creators who tell stories through gameplay on YouTube. Animators and Filmmakers by training, the team creates their videos without scripts, putting out multiple videos a week to their 1.9 million subscribers. Right now Neebs Gaming has had over 700 million video views. Recently, their YouTube channel was hacked and taken over. They were...

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Chris and Mike answer your questions. Premiere vs Final Cut Pro vs Resolve in 2020? Is now a good time to buy a camera? Should I shoot Raw? Nikon, Sony, Canon or Panasonic? What is the best way to improve my next video?

Here's the checklist of things to do before pressing record (video).

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March 8, 2020 58 min

We talk all about time manipulation. Telling stories with video is all about playing with time — compressing it, stretching it and re-ordering it. It happens mostly with editing, but shooting technique comes into play as well.

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We talk all about video file formats. What are they? What aspects about them do you need to know about, and what do you do with them all?

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February 24, 2020 64 min

We talk all about green screen, or rather, chroma key. We talk about how to do it right and frankly, whether you should even do it at all.

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February 17, 2020 81 min

Lots was announced this week! We discuss the new Canon T8i, the Canon 24-105 f4-7.1, the Nikon D6, the Canon EOS R5, and finally we got our hands on the Canon 1DX Mark III. 

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