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

What is a NAS?

Chris and Mike talk about network-attached storage (NAS). Topics include multi-editor workflows, private clouds, network bandwidth requirements and more. A NAS isn't for everyone, but could it be right for you?

Hands-on with the GH5 II

In a rare solo podcast, Chris talks about his experiences and impressions of the new Lumix GH5 II. The GH5 has been a long-time favorite of the Videomaker editors. Does its successor live up to the greatness of the original? Chris addresses that question and more.

How to make money on YouTube

Chris and Mike talk about different ways to make money on the video platform where most people lose their money and their time. Topics include advertising, brand deals, merchandise sales, affiliate revenue and more.

Did RED make a big mistake?

Mike and Chris finally got their hands on the RED Komodo, and there's a lot to discuss. In addition to picking apart the tech specs, the guys talk about what makes Komodo so interesting and compare it to similarly priced cameras on the market.

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.

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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