The Videomaker Podcast: Video Production Made Easy

The Videomaker Podcast: Video Production Made Easy

The Videomaker Podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their video production skills or become 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.

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August 2, 2021 48 min

Mike and Chris talk about all of the gear you need when starting out. These are the things you must have to start making professional video.


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Chris and Mike talk about five overlooked filmmaking concepts. They discuss the four attributes of light, color, intensity, quality and direction. They talk about the 180-degree rule and eyelines, focusing on the second vs. third-person perspective and one-way vs two-way portal. They talk about how impactful the Kuleshov Effect is and finish up with Freytag’s pyramid, talking about how exposition, rising action, climax, falling act...

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Chris and Nick engage in a wide-ranging discussion about TikTok's meteoric rise to success, its substantial differences from YouTube and which popular video-streaming platform new creators should focus on to build a following and (potentially) a career. 

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June 21, 2021 56 min

Mike and Chris talk all about camera movement. There's lots of debate on exactly how many camera moves there actually are, but the guys distill it all down to the 10 that will equip any video shooter with the skills they need to tackle everything a director throws at them.

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June 7, 2021 36 min

Chris and Mike talk about network-attached storage (NAS). Topics include multi-editor workflows, private clouds, network bandwidth requirements and more. A NAS isn't for everyone, but could it be right for you?

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May 26, 2021 39 min

In a rare solo podcast, Chris talks about his experiences and impressions of the new Lumix GH5 II. The GH5 has been a long-time favorite of the Videomaker editors. Does its successor live up to the greatness of the original? Chris addresses that question and more.

Check out our test footage here: https://www.videomaker.com/uncategorized/panasonic-lumix-gh5-ii-review/

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May 10, 2021 63 min

Chris and Mike talk about different ways to make money on the video platform where most people lose their money and their time. Topics include advertising, brand deals, merchandise sales, affiliate revenue and more.

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April 26, 2021 44 min

Mike and Chris finally got their hands on the RED Komodo, and there's a lot to discuss. In addition to picking apart the tech specs, the guys talk about what makes Komodo so interesting and compare it to similarly priced cameras on the market.

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April 12, 2021 46 min

Chris and Mike attempt to answer the question: which of these two editing software giants is best? Factors considered include price, buyer persona, technical and community support, release schedules, supporting software and personal preference.

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Mike and Chris talk with documentary cinematographer Jenna Rosher about her work shooting the new Apple TV documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry. Topics include what it's like to make a living shooting documentaries, the technique of cinéma vérité and how documentary is fundamentally different than journalism.

https://www.jennarosher.com/
Watch the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2EzBQiTr8

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March 22, 2021 51 min

Chris and Mike speculate on what innovations we might see in the near future, as well as lament missed opportunities from the past. Topics include traditional cameras, live streaming gear and 360 imaging.

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Mike and Chris talk with Brandon Bently — an FPV drone expert — about the new product from DJI. What is an FPV drone and how is it different from the drones we're all used to? This new category of video equipment will take some getting used to, and Brandon helps explain the technology and it's purpose.

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March 8, 2021 38 min

Chris and Mike talk inside baseball about the process of deciding on what video gear deserves to be mentioned in Videomaker's Buyer's Guides, and the challenges of making product recommendations to video shooters with very specific needs.

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Mike and Chris geek out about Sony's latest entry-level cinema camera, which happens to be a lot like one of their beloved high-end mirrorless cameras. Will this end up being one of the best cameras of the year? 

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February 22, 2021 45 min

Lots of video producers who are new to multi-camera livestreaming find the equipment involved in going live confusing. In this episode, chris and Mike talk about the gear you might need to pull off well-done livestreams. 

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February 15, 2021 41 min

Pulling the perfect green screen key in post-production is a huge challenge. Mike and Chris talk about how they handle green screen in post and offer some advice for when you run into problems.

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February 8, 2021 38 min

Compared to lighting, shooting green screen is fairly straight forward, but Chris and Mike have a few tips that should make your green screen life a little easier.

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Welcome to a special edition of the Videomaker Podcast! In this Creator Handbook interview, Haley chats with actor, writer and comedian Julie Nolke. Julie runs a self-titled YouTube channel where she uploads weekly comedy sketches. Julie talks about how she started on YouTube, the struggles she's faced, and the growth she's seen over the last year or so.

https://www.youtube.com/c/FeelingPeckish

Instagram: julienolke

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February 1, 2021 35 min

Lighting is the most crucial aspect of good green screen. In this episode, Mike and Chris talk about common challenges video shooters face and how to overcome them.

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Chris and Mike talk with Zach Ramelan, a Canadian filmmaker and YouTuber. Zach is entirely self-taught. The gang talks about how film school isn't the best option for many people, but how not having any formal training can lead to knowledge gaps.

https://pocketfilmschool.io/

I Speak With No Voice - SHORT HORROR FILM
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