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40 Filmmaking Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

What do you mean you don’t get enough filmmaking discussion? You want more???

Well, yeah, so do we.

We’ve scoured the corners of internets and came up with an informative and entertaining list of podcasts covering all aspects of filmmaking: from scriptwriting to special effects, producing to directing, and just plain ol’ yak about our favorite (and least favorite) films.

Download them all and you’ll no reason to be bored for the next couple hundred hours.

Enjoy:

Movies, Interviews, and the Filmmaking Industry

American Film Institute:

American Film Institute offers exclusive filmmaker discussions and audience Q&A sessions as podcasts.

Battleship Pretention

Battleship Pretention is a podcast that represents the kind of conversations that film geeks have when they get together. There are strong opinions, in-jokes, obscure references, and wild tangents. And, since Tyler and David are two of the sharpest wits ever fused together, there are laughs aplenty

Death to the Movies Reviews & Interviews

a Love-Hate Relationship podcast | Movie reviews and filmmaker interviews. We talk about movies we love, and moves we hate, and we talk to filmmakers that do whatever it takes to get their films made.

Film Threat Podcast

Conversations about indie film, film festivals and whatever pops into the heads of Film Thread owner Mark Bell and contributing editor Don Lewis.

Double Down Film Show:

The Double Down Film Show is an hour long experience of “real talk” about what it takes to get your project from script to screen. Pete Chatmon and Anthony Artis deliver all of the production, technology, business, and motivational support that filmmakers need to achieve their filmmaking dreams.

The Hollywood Saloon

Enter the swinging doors of the Hollywood Saloon, kick up your spurs and get drunk with knowledge as Andy and John spin tales from the cinema trails. So strap on the six shooters and get ready for a showdown as the good, bad and the ugly of filmmaking is given the campfire treatment, where outlaw commentary rules the town.

iTunes Meet the Filmmaker

iTunes Meet the filmmaker: iTunes and the Apple Store bring you insights from the makers of today’s biggest films. Subscribe to the podcast to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the onscreen stars as well as filmmaking wisdom from a diverse selection of writers, directors, and producers.

Indy Mogul

Indy Mogul is the first network for the YouTube generation! Indy Mogul has DIY filmmaking tips, step-by-step cheap special effects, previews of upcoming flicks, and reviews of the hottest pictures at the megaplex.

Inside Urban Hollywood with Tanya Kersey

Hosted and produced by veteran entertainment journalist, commentator, author and film festival director Tanya Kersey, and co-host Tiffini Bowers, this entertainment industry talk show features engaging, informative, compelling and up close and personal conversations with a wide range of Hollywood movers and shakers from filmmakers, writers, directors and producers – to agents, talent managers and studio executives.

New Mediacracy

New Mediacracy is an audio podcast about the world of web video and new media featuring industry producers, directors, writers, and other content creators.

Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light is a cinema podcast featuring the likes of Woody Jones, Matt Smith, and Pierce Cook. We’re here to throw out our own brand of cinema discussion as well as offer interviews featuring new and familiar faces, production discussion (some of us make movies, too), and and anything else that we opt to throw into the mix.

Showbiz Sandbox

Showbiz Sandbox is a podcast featuring industry professionals J. Sperling Reich, Karen Woodward and Michael Giltz’s humorous viewpoints, insightful analysis and insider opinions on the latest entertainment news headlines. The weekly podcast features renowned industry guests, as well as phone calls and emails from listeners who voice their own opinions on the child’s play of the entertainment business.

The /Filmcast

In the /Filmcast, hardcore geeks/bloggers/journalists David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley debate, pontificate, and delve into the latest films, film news, television shows, and entertainment-related items from the past week. Weekly guests include everyday bloggers, webmaster luminaries, and movie stars from all walks of life.

Comprehensive Filmmaking Podcasts

2ReelGuys:

Dedicated to the creative process of visual storytelling, 2 Reel Guys shows that telling a good story doesn’t require a lot of money – a lot of gear – or a lot of people.Norman Hollyn heads the Editing Track at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. Larry Jordan is a world-renowned digital media trainer, lecturer and Final Cut Studio expert.

Baz Luhrmann Set to Screen

The Set to Screen Series is your chance to learn about filmmaking from Baz Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet. Baz and his production team will take you behind the scenes of their upcoming movie Australia–and inside the creative process. The Set to Screen podcasts will allow you to explore on-set still photography, costume design, scoring, editing and more.

Film Riot

From Triune Films and writer/director Ryan Connolly comes Film Riot, a hybrid of sketch comedy, tutorial, reality TV and a whole lot of nonsense, with the ultimate goal of teaching the art of independent filmmaking. Whether it’s low budget effects or how to create a film from writing all the way to editing, no corner of filmmaking is left unexplored.

Film Method

Film Method is the podcast that will take you through the nuts and bolts of independent filmmaking. In a roundtable discussion format we will meet guests from all walks of filmmaker life who will share their golden nuggets of wisdom about everything from hiring a producer, to finding a composer, to seeking out investors.

Indie Filmmakers Talk

Write it, Shoot it, Work it! The New Generation of Independent Filmmakers!!!

Indie Movie Cast

Indie Movie Cast is a podcast for the struggling indie filmmakers; the starving actors; the thankless crew members, the wishful thinkers; and the movie lovers. INDIE MOVIE CAST details the journey of the talented, hopeful, and penniless indie filmmakers of Ultimatum Pictures. Be with them from prep to wrap as they make movies and try to live their dreams.

Directing and Writing

Directors Notes

Director’s Notes is a weekly podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking. Each week we feature in-depth interviews with directors, discussing how they took their ideas from concept to screen. We also bring you our featured films, so you can be entertained by the best in drama, music videos, animations, documentaries and experimental art pieces, whilst our guests reveal just how great films are made.

Just Effing Entertain Me

Learn about the art, craft and business of screenwriting with warmth, humor and insight. In-depth interviews, varying perspectives and gems of knowledge garnered through hard-earned experience. The founder of The Script Department, Hollywood’s premier script coverage service, Julie Gray also directs the Silver Screenwriting Competition and authors the popular screenwriting blog,

Nifty Robot Filmmaking & Screenwirting Podcast:

Two aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters discuss tactics and methods related to perfecting your craft, producing your own films, and breaking into Hollywood.

On the Page: Screenwriting

Join professional script consultant Pilar Alessandra as she demystifies screenwriting and answers your questions about script craft and story.

Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

Jeff Goldsmith interviews screenwriters and filmmakers alike about their creative process.

Screenwriter’s Corner

Screenwriting Guru Syd Field guides listeners through the tips and techniques of writing screenplays.

Script Magazine Podcast:

The podcast channel for Script Magazine covering all things about writing for the movies and television.

SDGI Directors in Dialogue

The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland (SDGI) brings Directors and other professionals of the audio-visual industry together to discuss their own work, their favourite films, and bring other art forms and mediums into the mix. If you are a film lover and dream about listening to your favourite Director talk about his/her creative vision behind a film, this podcast is for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the chat.

SimplyScripts AudioCast

1000s of free, downloadable movie scripts and movie screenplays on the internet. Searchable database of movie, television, radio, anime scripts, transcripts and plays. A screenwriting resource.

Watching the Directors

Watching the Directorsis aimed at looking behind the camera – behind the actors, set designers and musicians. Every episode focuses on the vision, work and themes of a film director.

Tech, Techniques and the Business of Film

American Cinematographer

American Cinematographer magazine interviews cinematographers, directors and other key collaborators involved in creative process of bringing film and television projects to the screen.

ASC Conversations on Cinematography

Join cinematographers speaking with fellow cinematographers in frank discussions about their work on film and television productions. Sit in on these intimate conversations and learn practical and philosophical secrets about cinematography and filmmaking.

Backyard Effects

Backyard Effects comes to you every Monday and is hosted by a zero-budget effects wizard Erik Beck. Erik shows you how to create special effects that YOU request the fun and cheap way, and then subjects his friends, siblings, roommates, and puppets to his creations.

The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room is a part of The Art of the Guillotine’s podcast section. Each week we interview editors from around the world about their technique and approach to film editing.

The Film Producer’s Podcast

The Film Producer’s Podcast is for Producers, or anyone who wants to better understand how films get made. The main focus of the podcast is our interviews with working feature film producers, to hear how they successfully navigate development, film finance, production, sales and distribution while making a profit.

FXGuide

VFX, Motion Graphics, and production news

Digital Filmmakers Podcast

A weekly in-depth conversation with digital filmmakers covering topics related to pre-production, production and post. We talk workflows, HD, 3D, Stereography, Final Cut, Avid, Compositing, plus much more! All of our guests are presenters from our digital filmmaking webinars at FilmmakingWebinars.com.

DIY Filmmaking Podcast

The DiY Filmmaking Podcast takes you to a happy place each week to bring you news, tutorials, and other cool stuff for your productions.

The DV Show vidcast

Video production questions answered- audio techniques, camcorders, video editing, DVD authoring, tricks, tips or final distribution. If you’re completely stumped or just need advice, you can interact and get your questions answered or just listen and learn. One super experienced host and a crack team of 13 seasoned professionals are ready to help on even the most complex technical issues in a fun and engaging show designed for everyone.

Hand Held Hollywood

Film and video makers love gadgets. We flock to any new technology that demonstrates the slightest potential to help us conceptualize, visualize and digitize our creative visions. So why have we neglected that touch-screen powerhouse already in our pocket? Hand Held Hollywood explores how Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch can aid in nearly every aspect of film and video production.

Red Giant TV Podcast

Find episodes that put you on the fast track to creating the hottest motion graphics and visual effects. The shows feature one or more Red Giant products used in combination with the tools built-in to After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Premiere Pro. Host Aharon Rabinowitz demonstrates the techniques you need to produce higher quality work in less time.

That’s 40… oh yeah… one more. You definitely need to check this one out.
FilmmakerIQ Podcast
Check out weekly podcast where we’ll chat about film, filmmaking, and the week that was and all the interesting articles, forum discussions and fun stuff from FilmmakerIQ.com

NHK unveils a 33 Megapixel video camera

In effort to see just how much detail you could possibly see in one image, Japanese researchers have developed a 33 Megapixel video camera housed in a completely unergonomic computer case. In case you’re wondering, 33 megapixels is called “Ultra High Definition” or “Super Hi-Vision” and the image weighs in at 7,680 x 4,320 of video goodness. That’s roughly four times as the area of RED’s 4k.

Envisioning “The Tree of Life”

Dan Glass, Visual Effects Supervisor for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” discusses the visual design and how they put together a sequence that goes all way back to the creation of the universe.

Trailer:

…Considered by many to be an enigma because of his reclusive nature and the long gaps between his films, American director Terrence Malick returns to the big screen with The Tree of Life (2011). Partly autobiographical, the story revolves around a boy growing up in the 1950s American Midwest whose relationship with his strict father and nurturing mother haunts him into adulthood. Featuring a cast of Brad Pitt (Se7en), Sean Penn (Mystic River), Jessica Chastain (Jolene), Joanna Going (Inventing the Abbotts), Jackson Hurst (The Mist), Fiona Shaw (Fracture), Crystal Mantecon (The Waiter), and Tamara Jolaine (Tough Love), the drama ignited worldwide curiosity when word came out that it included footage involving the formation of the universe. Could this be the resurrection of the mysterious project Q which was to explore the origins of life on earth? Given the responsibility of creating the nonexistent imagery was Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Glass, who has worked with the likes of Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins) and The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Speed Racer).

— Flickering Myth| Read The Full Article

Technicolor offers CineStyle Profiles for HDSLRs

In cooperation with Canon, the technicians at Technicolor have spent the last 12 months developing color profile settings for Canon HDSLR cameras that offer much more dynamic range. This is achieved by putting the camera’s standard H.264 REC709 color space into a log color space which allows much more freedom in picture manipulation in post. These profiles are available for free to download on the Technicolor website:

…The Technicolor CineStyle™ is a Picture Style (profile) for Canon EOS DSLR cameras that optimizes the dynamic range in the image by leveraging the capabilities of the Canon imaging chipset. Cinematographers and their post-production partners will have greater flexibility in color grading and finishing their projects.

— Technicolor | Read The Full Article

The Government’s War on Cameras.

Reason.tv looks at how law enforcement is playing on the public’s ignorance of the laws to prevent citizens from recording in public.

Who will watch the watchers? In a world of ubiquitous, hand-held digital cameras, that’s not an abstract philosophical question. Police everywhere are cracking down on citizens using cameras to capture breaking news and law enforcement in action.

In 2009, police arrested blogger and freelance photographer Antonio Musumeci on the steps of a New York federal courthouse. His alleged crime? Unauthorized photography on federal property.

Police cuffed and arrested Musumeci, ultimately issuing him a citation. With the help of the New York Civil Liberties Union, he forced a settlement in which the federal government agreed to issue a memo acknowledging that it is totally legal to film or photograph on federal property.

Although the legal right to film on federal property now seems to be firmly established, many other questions about public photography still remain and place journalists and citizens in harm’s way. Can you record a police encounter? Can you film on city or state property? What are a photographer’s rights in so-called public spaces?

These questions will remain unanswered until a case reaches the Supreme Court, says UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh, founder of the popular law blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Until then, it’s up to people to know their rights and test the limits of free speech, even at the risk of harassment and arrest.

Who will watch the watchers? All of us, it turns out, but only if we’re willing to fight for our rights.

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