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

Best of CES 2022 and what we think will happen this year!

Mike and Chris talk about the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). They go over some of the products that received Videomaker Best of CES awards.  They then predict what will happen in 2022 in the video production world. 

One of the worlds best wedding photographers Jerry Ghionis talks about the new Nikon Z9

Mike and Chris talk to Jerry Ghionis. They talk about Jerry's great success as a wedding photographer. Jerry talks about his history and what it takes to make a beautiful image. As a Nikon Ambassador, Jerry talks about the New Nikon Z9.

Is the DJI Ronin 4D a novelty or innovation?

Mike and Chris talk about the new DJI Ronin 4D. It's a Cinema camera and it's a 4 axis gimbal. All novelty aside, how will it be used in the real world? is it innovation that will challenge the other camera manufacturers to step...

Is the new Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max good enough?

Mike and Chris talk about the new Macbook Pro M1 Max. Apple's launch event touted some large performance claims. Along with the big claims, the computer comes with a new CPU GPU M1 chip that shares the same RAM. They even gave demonstrations using Adobe...

How to choose a tripod for video

Chris and Mike talk about how to choose a tripod for video. They go over why even use a tripod? the features you should look for when for how to choose a tripod for beginners. How the height of tripod matters. What is and...

Episode Highlights

A look at the new MacBook Pro Max

Mike and Chris discuss the new MacBook Pro Max and why they think people are excited to know about it. 

MacBook Pro Max specs, innovations and form factor

hris and Mike talk about the return of the SD card slot, HDMI and USB ports, larger screen and the MacBook Pro Max’s blazing fast internal storage. 

Predictions-What comes after the MacBook Pro Max?

If the MacBook Pro Max lives up to its claims, what does this mean for Windows based laptops in the new few years? 

Why use a tripod

Chris and Mike discuss why a tripod is an absolutely essential tool for videographers and what defining features make something a video tripod.

Tripod features for beginners

Mike and Chris discuss the basic features needed in a tripod for beginners. 

Tripod features for enthusiasts

Chris and Mike talk about the things a tripod needs to have in order to be considered enthusiast level tripod. 

Tripod features for pros

Mike and Chris discuss what distinguishes a pro level tripod from an enthusiast level tripod. 

Benefits of cinema cameras

Chris and Mike cover the strengths of cinema cameras in general, beyond comparing them to a smartphone, looking at what they are good at.

Cinema cameras vs. smartphones

Why are we even talking about this? 

Cinema camera defined

Mike and Chris discuss what we mean by cinema camera and where to draw the line between them and other video cameras. 

Strengths of cinema cameras

Chris and Mike cover the strengths of cinema cameras in general, beyond comparing them to a smartphone, looking at what they are good at.
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