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

Will this be the best camera of 2021?

Mike and Chris geek out about Sony's latest entry-level cinema camera, which happens to be a lot like one of their beloved high-end mirrorless cameras. Will this end up being one of the best cameras of the year? https://www.buzzsprout.com/725097/7911325-will-this-be-the-best-camera-of-2021.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-7911325&player=small

The gear that makes livestreaming work

Lots of video producers who are new to multi-camera livestreaming find the equipment involved in going live confusing. In this episode, chris and Mike talk about the gear you might need to pull off well-done livestreams.

Green Screen Post Production – Pulling the Key

Pulling the perfect green screen key in post-production is a huge challenge. Mike and Chris talk about how they handle green screen in post and offer some advice for when you run into problems.

Shooting Green Screen

Compared to lighting, shooting green screen is fairly straight forward, but Chris and Mike have a few tips that should make your green screen life a little easier.

Julie Nolke on making great content even when no one is watching

In this Creator Handbook interview, Haley chats with actor, writer and comedian Julie Nolke. Julie runs a self-titled YouTube channel where she uploads weekly comedy sketches. Julie talks about how she started on YouTube, the struggles she's faced, and the growth she's seen over the last year or so.

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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