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.

Full Episodes with Video

Final Cut Pro vs Premiere Pro

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.

Documentary cinematography and cinéma vérité with Jenna Rosher

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.

The future of video technology

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. https://www.buzzsprout.com/725097/8118237-the-future-of-video-technology.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-8118237&player=small

Are FPV drones actually useful for video?

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.

How we evaluate video gear

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. https://www.buzzsprout.com/725097/7910401-how-we-evaluate-video-gear.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-7910401&player=small

Episode Highlights

Know what you want to shoot

In this clip from the Videomaker Podcast, Casey tells us about his editing style (spoiler: know what you want to shoot). To watch the...

Casey Neistat on switching up his approach

In this clip from the Videomaker Podcast, Casey talks about how he's switched up his approach since moving to LA. To watch the full...

Authenticity beats perfection

In this clip from the Videomaker Podcast, Casey Neistat talks about his views on the idea of making things "perfect," and authenticity is better....

Casey Neistat on vlogging in New York

In this clip from the Videomaker Podcast, Casey Neistat talks about what it was like vlogging in New York. To watch the full episode,...

Casey Neistat on finding your own style

In this clip from the Videomaker Podcast, Casey Neistat shares his thoughts on finding a signature style when creating online video. Watch the full...

How Casey Neistat got started

In this episode of the Videomaker Podcast, Casey Neistat tells us about his beginnings and how his journey creating video started. To watch the...

What it takes to get archived footage for a documentary

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it took to get the huge amount of archived footage to tell their story.

What it’s like to release a documentary during the pandemic.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it was like to release their film during the pandemic and how Netflix has filled the gap, so people could see it.

What it’s like producing a film with the Obamas.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about what it was like working with the Obamas as producers for this film.

How to follow the story when creating a documentary.

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about their adventure following the story and what it takes to put that together in an interesting way.

Documentary Tips from veteran directors

Mike and Chris talk to the directors of Crip Camp about the tips they would share with those that want to make a documentary.
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