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!

The Fundamentals of Tilt Shift Lenses

Support this channel at In the last Just One Thing – I mentioned that perspective issues were traditionally fixed using tilt shift lenses. Well many of you wanted to see a video on that very topic. So here it is – the basics of what you need to know about tilt-shift lenses! If you […]

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 Pitfalls of Writing History as Narrative

I can’t think of a better click-baity title so that’s all you’re going to get there. I’m going to talk about how I think about writing non-fiction and then we’ll hang out and chat.

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.