The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video with sauce and bonus material at: Dive into the details of the audio signal chain as we define the different components needed when recording on set for digital video. If you have […]

How a Movie Can Go Wrong (Even When It Had Everything Right)

James Ellroy’s novel “The Black Dahlia” is a fictionalized crime noir that launches from one of the most gruesome unsolved murders of old Los Angeles. Ellroy’s book is quintessential noir layered in a dark world of criminals, muscled confessions and crooked cops. No one is innocent in the pursuit of justice for the murder of […]

Pubcast! July Day-shift Pubcast

Come hang out with us for our Day time July Pubcast!

How a Director Stages and Blocks a Scene

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: How a director approaches staging and blocking a scene dramatically affects the story – in this experiment at YouTube Space LA, we take a boilerplate police detective script and shoot it directing five different ways with different types of blocking to demonstrate how direction and acting can really […]

What’s the Best Camera? #IQBiTS

John tackles the perennial question: What is the best camera? Consider becoming a patron on Patreon! If you liked the opening track (Boogie Woogie by Jake Bradford ), check out our affiliate link to

The Many Stages of Making a Film

It was summer 2017, things seemed simpler, the weather was hot and season five of Orphan Black was airing on Netflix. Lexy Anderson and I (Harvey Puttock) were discussing the lead actor, Tatiana Maslany and whether there was anything she couldn’t do. In Orphan Black she played several women, a trans man and different nationalities […]

Pubcast! Reviewing Richard Jewell and Jumanji: The Next Level

Trying out a new format – get a chance to talk about some movies we’ve seen plus we’ll hang out with you guys and all the regular foolishness that comes with the Pubcast!

The Journey to Non-Linear Editing (Part 2)

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: Explore the history of editing software from computer scientists, mathematicians and programmers as we explore the advancements made to editing from the Digital Revolution.