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

Making a career as an editor

Today we are talking about editing. Here with us is Sven Pape, an ACE award-nominated editor who has worked with James Cameron, James Franco, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He runs his own YouTube channel, This Guy Edits, where he dives into various aspects of editing, from how to make a career as an editor to the dos and don’ts of editing.

Basic Lighting for Video

Mike, Chris and Haley talk about everything lighting for video. We talk about color temperature, hard and soft light, along with much more.

Everything Color

We talk about color correction, color grading, what a LUT is and the benefits of RAW. We also talk about what color can mean to your story and much more.

Making and giving money on YouTube

Mike and Chris talk about YouTube releasing monetization rules, the signing of PewDiePie to stream exclusively on Youtube and YouTubers changing CPM during the pandemic and their donations to BLM.

The Sony ZV-1 is a camcorder

Chris and Mike discuss the latest video news, including Sony’s new ZV-1 vlogging camera, a new multi-camera streaming box from LiveU and Videomaker’s new course on visual storytelling.

Episode Highlights

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.

How fast and how large should your operating system drive be for video editing?

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about what size and what speed your operating system drive should be.

How do the hardware requirements differ between video editing and gaming?

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about what computer hardware you should focus on when building a video editing PC.

What hardware is better for Premiere Pro CC than Davinci Resolve?

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about what hardware choices change depending on if you use Premiere Pro CC or Davinci...

How they test hardware to find what works best for video editing

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about how they test hardware to find out what works best for video editing.

How to save money when configuring a PC for video editing

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about how to best spend your money when configuring a computer for video editing.

How you shouldn’t configure your computer for video editing

Mike and Chris talk to Puget Systems about surprising results from their tests on how you shouldn't configure your computer for video...
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