Best Filmmaking podcasts — Discussion and in-depth interviews with industry experts (Updated January 2019; image)
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The Close-Up
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The Close-Up is a weekly podcast produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.
 
Topics will touch on all film formats (from pocket-sized 110 to medium format), do-it-yourself techniques, digital technologies, motion picture film making and more.
 
Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.
 
The No Film School Podcast is the audio channel of nofilmschool.com, the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. Our podcasts feature interviews with leading filmmakers and industry authorities, check-ins from major film festivals, and our weekly news update, Indie Film Weekly.
 
Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
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Talkhouse Podcast
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Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.
 
Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture.
 
Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. Each week we'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His we ...
 
Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.
 
Capturing Light Podcast is a Director of Photography’s Podcast that both inspires and educates filmmakers with cinematography tips, tools and techniques by other cinematographers from around the world. Learn about digital video and film cameras, lighting and camera equipment, the film industry, and listen to interviews with film industry professionals about their work on tv shows, commercials, films, music videos, web series, and documentaries.
 
Film academics Dr Dario Llinares and Dr Neil Fox introduce a live screening followed by an audience Q&A. The podcast also features interviews with filmmakers, scholars, writers and actors who debate all aspects of cinema and film culture.
 
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Go Creative Show
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The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.
 
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Director's Club
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Bi-weekly podcast, with bonus episodes and interviews throughout, that center around the work of one movie director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski with a rotating line-up of guests and friends. Pop Culture Club is a spin-off show that will be getting its own .rss feed very soon!
 
Each week Dave interviews a working professional from the film & tv industry from Academy Award Winners to indie filmmakers just starting out, there's something in the podcast for everyone!
 
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Radio Film School
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This is the radio documentary anthology series about filmmaking, cinema, and the creative arts. Every week we bring you personal, passionate, and sometimes provocative stories from filmmakers and artists all over the globe; stories that will help you mature as an artist and find more fulfillment in your craft and career. NoFilmSchool called this "The filmmaking podcast we've all been waiting for." // Filmmaking is the ONE art form into which all other art forms are absorbed. Photography. Gra ...
 
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Artful Camera
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The Artful Camera is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography, video production and editing, and filmmaking.
 
Inspiring and informing you to live your own documentary life.
 
Every Thursday, Noam shares valuable insight into the world of micro-budget filmmaking, geared towards true DIY filmmakers looking to get out there and create their own films.
 
Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon is an entertaining podcast hosted by working filmmakers Alexander Elkins and Frank Steele. Every week the guys review a different bourbon then answer the questions: What have you been watching? What are you working on? What are you excited about?The hosts feature an impressive list of industry leading special guests who regularly giveaway gear and swag bags.If you enjoy filmmaker talk about cinematography, producing, directing, gear, project breakdowns, movie bant ...
 
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Filmmaking Sucks
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In the process of becoming a professional filmmaker, you make a lot of mistakes along the way. For 30 minutes each week (or longer, who knows?), we'll run down all of our past mistakes, and talk about how we fixed them, so hopefully, you don't make those same mistakes.
 
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Directors Notes
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Directors Notes is an interview podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking in all its wondrous forms, lengths and styles. The show digs deep into the what, how and why of the world's best filmmaking in the only way that counts - by hearing directly from those talented individuals who have successfully taken their ideas from concept to screen.
 
Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ROSES, POST-ITS, MODERN LOVE) and Keith Eyles (FEAR VIEW, DRIVEN INSANE, CROSSED LINES) go through the A-Z of directors. Simon and Keith talk about their favourite and least favourite film from that director's body of work.
 
The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. ...
 
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Our Week In Video
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Experienced British videographers Ben Bruton-Cox and Richard Shelton discuss their week in video. From weddings to commercial and promotional videos they will let you know what they came up against.
 
Indie filmmakers, actors and screenwriters that are passionate about creating socially conscious content, learn, get inspired and get motivated to create projects with a purpose! Through interviews and solo lessons from industry experts you will learn how to create, produce, market and distribute your socially conscious projects. The Indie Film Tribe podcast will also shine a light on creators of color, women and other under represented artist's. Building an online tribe of artists that supp ...
 
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The Film Project
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The Film Project podcast is a weekly show made by filmmakers for anyone who has a love of movies, filmmaking, and the arts. Hosts Jason McKee, Tom Dineen, Juan Mas, Shaun Springer, and Brandon Smith discuss topics like Hollywood cinema, film industry news, indie-film projects, while also highlighting local filmmakers, projects, art events and hosting special guests from the film industry and arts community.The Film Project podcast is an extension of the Spokane Film Project, a non-profit org ...
 
A behind-the-scenes look at comedy filmmaking featuring conversations with creators about their craft in a converging digital media landscape. Expect to hear from a varied group of industry professionals (writers, directors, actors and more) who shed light on their unique creative process.
 
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The Filmback Podcast
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The Filmback Podcast is dedicated to striving and thriving filmmakers. You host, Claire Tanner chats with individuals working in the film industry to learn from their journey and to help you further your own success by avoiding mistakes her guests have made. Consider Claire your friend, partner, cheerleader and her guests your mentors. Filmback is short for filmmaker feedback, and that's what Claire's all about. Just think of these episodes like mini master classes. What are you waiting for? ...
 
How To Film Weddings is a wedding videography educational podcast hosted by John Bunn (Redeemed Productions, Tulsa OK) and Nick Miller (Wild Oak Films, Wichita KS). John & Nick have learned a lot about what to do (and what not to do) as wedding film-makers. Our goal is to come along side wedding videographers and help them create better wedding films and succeed in business.
 
A boutique podcast about DIY filmmaking from the Mountains of Tennessee.
 
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Errol Morris discusses his latest documentary AMERICAN DHARMA, about former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, at the 56th New York Film Festival. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here. www.filmlinc.org
 
Learn how to master the production and filmmaking business with Paul Xavier, founder of the Next Level Creator’s Program . Paul and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli, discuss the challenges of growing a production business and provide tips on how to overcome them. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode How to make money in the produ ...…
 
Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish Today on the show we have writer, director, author, actor, and all-around indie film pioneer Mark Polish. Mark and his brother Michael Polish (listen to his interview here) are well known for their films, , (the world’s first digital feature film, yes they beat George Lucas… The post IFH 292: ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast – Episode 214January 15th, 2019 Hey there folks, we might be in the dead of winter, but things at the FPP are hopping! Leslie Lazenby, Mark O’Brien and John Fedele join Michael Raso in the studio today to discuss Cameras for the Ladies, the Olympus OM line of SLRs, the Bilora Boy Camera, Konica Auto S2, the Center for C ...…
 
This week we chat to ace documentary filmmaker Joe Pearlman about how he makes his documentaries including the riducously popular recently released doc on Bros.How he started in the business and worked at well known Fulwell 73, got his foot in the door and started making indie docs.Living with Mo Farah the Olympic gold winning Marathon runner w ...…
 
I Want to Give You $30,000 to Make a Web Series You must be saying, Wait? What? You want to give me $30,000 to make a web series? Yup, that is exactly what I want to do. I’ve partnered with Filmaka.com to launch an amazing Web Series Filmmaking Competition. We are launching cross-platform Web Series filmmaking… The post IFH 291: I Want to Give ...…
 
This week Alrik welcomes our newest guest co-host L. Jeffrey Moore to the show! We talk about how Jeff got started in filmmaking, his time in LA and how he has been making it as an actor in SF and much more!By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Jeffrey).
 
We had some of the biggest directors of the year on the show in 2018 and this batch of best ofs proves it. Yorogs Lanthimos, Debra Granik, Jeremy Saulnier, and the legendary Mike Leigh all make an appearance as does Denis Villeneuve and Steve McQueen's go-to-editor, Joe Walker.
 
Do we have a treat for you this week! We are joined by wedding film making legend Rob Adams. This guy dropped so many nuggets of wisdom during this week's episode and we can't wait for you to hear it. Rob Adams is based in the NYC / New Jersey area, but has traveled the world shooting weddings. His company focuses on luxury weddings, charging $ ...…
 
Rich and Ben are back. This time they need your help! They need your help to raise the profile of this show again. So in order to make this podcast survive. please share and engage with us. It helps us out no end. So with Rich’s recent move to France we talk about how he will cope working in France. We also talk about how wedding videographers ...…
 
Tune in for a chat with commercial director, Ira Rosensweig. Over the course of his career he's directed a wide range of celebrity talent, from Seth Rogen, to Alec Baldwin, to even Peyton Manning. In this episode he talks about shifting out of promo directing and making the move into commercial directing. You can learn more about Ira at www.ira ...…
 
Director Peter Hedges discusses his film, Ben is Back, with fellow director Craig Johnson. The film tells the story of Ben Burns, a young man who unexpectedly returns home on Christmas Eve after spending time in a treatment center following a heroin overdose. While his mother is happy to see her son returned, she is worried about his ability to ...…
 
New year, new rep report! Our latest edition looks at the annual mainstay of the restoration calendar, To Save and Project at the Museum of Modern Art—featuring everything from Chantal Akerman to Nude on the Moon—as well as a wide-ranging survey of the city symphony film at Anthology Film Archives. And on the new release side of the episode, we ...…
 
The Director's Club was so taken by the theatrical airing of the latest Alfonso Cuarón movie, "Roma", that we had to rush out a discussion about it while it's still in theaters! With the help of the Chicago Film Discussion Group member Ken Silber, we take a look at how the movie screen (and movie audio!) enhances the qualities of his latest fil ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about: “As Much As I Can” documentary Subaru Commercial. Director of Photography: John Schmidt http://www.johnschmidtdp.com/ https://vimeo.com/johnschmidtdp Check out the video below: Check out the video below: Pre-Production For – Subaru “Love” Subaru lookbookDownload Thank you for listening: Please let me know what yo ...…
 
In Part 2 of our podcast with Neil Marshall he talks directing Doomsday. How he deals with studios and issues on set. Living with commercial and critical failure and is that is good for a director to growWorking with actors ( and difficult ones) and directing tips. What it is like when you are not HOT any more and the work dries up.How he got G ...…
 
How I Almost Directed a $20 Million Film for the Mob The teasing is over. Here it is, I’ve written a book and not just any book but a book about the craziest and darkest time in my life. Read below to get the skinny on what I’m talking about. A bipolar gangster, a naive,… The post IFH 290: How I Almost Directed a $20 Million Film for the Mob ap ...…
 
In today’s episode, I interview Gabe Reiter - an incredibly accomplished commercial producer who has now entered the world of independent content creation with his new series “Bunkheads”. The series (which is now available on Amazon Prime) is a hilarious sitcom set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, following four survivors as they no ...…
 
Today’s show is dedicated to the OG electronic music heads! Synthpop wizard Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) sat down with U.K. rave gods Paul and Phil Hartnoll of Orbital for a catch-up amidst the drool-worthy vintage synthesizer collection at Hook & Fade Studios here in Brooklyn. The old friends take us on a trip back through the dan ...…
 
Liz Nord, Erik Luers, Charles Haine and (kind of) Jon Fusco are all together for the last time on this special, final episode of our long-running independent film news series Indie Film Weekly. There are three years worth of huge industry and gear stories to remember, but on this show, we identify a few that stand out that will forever change t ...…
 
The Cure for Writer’s Block with Matthew Kalil Have you ever had writer’s block? We all have at one point or another and it sucks! Today’s guest, Matthew Kalil, has the cure. He has written a new book called The . Working from a writer’s perspective, the book explores these Three Wells and helps you consciously… The post IFH 289: The Cure for W ...…
 
Randal Ford is an internationally recognized advertising photographer and director who recently released a new book called “Animal Kingdom: A Collection of Portraits”. Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli and Randal Ford discuss the challenges of photographing animals in studio, directing animal and human talent, the importance of subtlety, how to ...…
 
French filmmaker Claire Denis takes part in our On Cinema conversation, a tradition at the New York Film Festival in which one of the featured filmmakers joins NYFF director Kent Jones to discuss their cinematic influences. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here.www.filmlinc.org…
 
Marketing & Selling Your Movie with Jason Brubaker On today’s episode, we have returning champion, Jason Brubaker. Jason is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff and also works with Distribber. I wanted to have Jason back on the show to discuss the latest trends, ideas, victories, and defeats in self-distribution. Check out our first interview below. ...…
 
Worst PODCASTER Ever! Happy New Year Good People! So yea, that would be me. The worst podcast host ever! Let me let you, 2018 was amazing but gnarly in oh so many ways and I completely dropped the ball on Indie Film Tribe! Horrible I know and I am so sorry! Like many of you and many creative types in general, at any given day I can be obsessed ...…
 
Matt and Oren sit down to plan for 2019. What are your filmmaking resolutions? Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show: www.patreon.com/JustShootItPodAsalways, follow @MrMattEnlow (www.twitter.com/MrMattEnlow) and Oren @SmiteyPieLeg(www.twitter.com/SmiteyPieLeg) on twitter.For more episodes visit www.JustShootitPodcast ...…
 
Neil Marshall is a British director, best known for the films The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday and Centurion. He also directed Game of Thrones debuting in the second season of the series. He directed the pivotal episode Blackwater, written by George R.R. Martin and was EMMY nominated for the GoT episode of The Watchers on the Wall. He joins ...…
 
This week we welcome Animator and Filmmaker Andrew Chesworth to the show! Andrew worked at Disney as an animator on films like Wreck It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero Six and Moana and has just released his latest short film, One Small Step!By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Colin).
 
Depending on what stage of your career you’re at, you can learn as much from someone who's gotten a couple shorts into some major festivals as you can from a director like Yorgos Lanthimos. It’s in this realization where The No Film School Podcast really shines.For that reason, we treat our guests with the same level of respect across all board ...…
 
Wedding Film School. We all owe a lot to WFS for helping teach the Wedding Videographer's community so much with tutorials, behind the scenes, and gear reviews. Recently, Kraig Adams has handed off the baton to Scott McKenna. Scott has his own brand, and now is helping guide the Wedding Film School community as well. What are the plans for Wedd ...…
 
Director Adam McKay discusses his film, Vice, with fellow director Gus Van Sant. Inspired by true events, the film follows Dick Cheney as he moves from being a Washington insider and a bureaucrat to George W. Bush's Vice President and one of the most powerful men in the world, creating policies that changed the country and world in ways that ar ...…
 
Director Brady Corbet discusses his film, Vox Lux, with fellow director John Krokidas. The film tells the story of Celeste, a young singer who had a meteoric rise to fame after she survived a violent tragedy as a teenager and captured the nation's attention when she sang at the memorial service. Years later, the now superstar celebrity must dea ...…
 
Please note: Throwback Fridays are archival episodes from the Indie Film Hustle Podcast. After many requests from the IFH Tribe to bring back some of the show’s best episodes, I decided to create Throwback Fridays. These episodes will not be posted every week but at least twice a month…if not more. There are so much amazing info and knowledge… ...…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Our annual favorite films of 2018 tradition continues for the 8th year in a row, this time including former hosts Jim and Patrick, joined by current host Brad Strauss as we reveal our Top 25 favorites as well as picking our favorites for actor, score, reading listener e-mails and more! 00:00 - 03:52 - I ...…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Our annual favorite films of 2018 tradition continues for the 8th year in a row, this time including former hosts Jim and Patrick, joined by current host Brad Strauss as we reveal our Top 25 favorites as well as picking our favorites for actor, score, reading listener e-mails and more! 00:00 - 58:00 - # ...…
 
Succeeding in film takes far more than a basic understanding of the craft. While technical skills are undeniably important for any filmmaker to master, they alone will not equate to any type of artistic or commercial success. The degree to which any filmmaker succeeds has far more to do with their psychology and tenacity than it does their skil ...…
 
Our coverage of the Mass Media Expo was so HUGE we had to break it up into 2 episodes! Listen as host Ben Consoli and producers Matt Russell and Connor Crosby interview keynote speakers, panelists and representatives from some of the most influential media companies in New England. This is part 2 of a 2-part series. The Go Creative Show is supp ...…
 
To celebrate Mexican Summer’s ten year anniversary, we paired two of the fantastic record label’s most fascinating artists: Ariel Pink and Cate Le Bon. Backstage at A Decade Deeper: Mexican Summer’s 10 Year Anniversary party at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works arts space, Cate and Ariel—fans of each other’s work who'd never met irl—sat down for a talk ...…
 
All too often, the ritual of ranking films at the end of the year leaves a lot of worthy movies on the cutting floor. Some don’t receive enough votes to make our Best of 2018 list; others maybe don’t leap to mind when weighing the artistic strengths and weaknesses of movies. So now that you’ve read about the best of 2018, we present the rest of ...…
 
How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019! Welcome to 2019 IFH Tribe! Last year was one hell of a ride for Indie Film Hustle. I shot a feature, On the Corner of Ego and Desire, which is coming out in the next few months. I launched the world’s first streaming service dedicated to… The post IFH 287: How To Have Your Best Year Ever in 2019! appeare ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast – Episode 213January 1, 2019 Mat Marrash and Joseph “Joby” Brunges join Michael Raso and Mark O’Brien to explore a variety of topics including large format cameras and lenses to film and technique, the Razzle 9000 and the Zeiss Ikon and much more. Show Notes - https://filmphotographyproject.com The FPP On-Line Store - h ...…
 
The hosts sits down for a New Years Day special chat about how they made their indie films, answer questions from listeners, reveal the top 10 podcasts and announce next weeks special guest and up coming guests! Giles Alderson (The Dare), Andrew Rodger (To Dream), Christian James (Fanged Up) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) shoot the breeze abo ...…
 
This week we welcome our official third co-host to the show, Colin Levy! In this episode we talk about how Colin's first year in LA has gone, the status of his short film Skywatch and what his struggling with as he navigates the Hollywood landscape!By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Colin).
 
Film Photography Podcast Episode 212 - December 31, 2018Mike, John and Mark D wrap up 2018 by chatting up 8mm Home Movie scanning, Instagram inspiration, Listener letters and more!
 
In our final episode of 2018, we look back over the cinematic year and discuss the movies that have impressed, affected and stayed with us. We came up with the list independently but there are specific films and themes that emerge, particularly the fact that we both chose Lynne Ramsey's You Were Never Really Here as our film of the year. We hop ...…
 
This week Alrik and future co-host L. Jeffrey Moore talk about Aquaman, give their mostly spoiler free review and discuss it's place in the landscape of super hero movies!By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Jeffrey).
 
Mass Media Expo is New Englands Largest Media Convention, and Go Creative Show is LIVE from the show floor. Listen as host Ben Consoli and producers Matt Russell and Connor Crosby interview keynote speakers, panelists and representatives from some of the most influential media companies in New England. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. The Go ...…
 
Matt and Oren answer listener questions. We talk Youtube, being a director in Atalanta vs. Los Angeles, and catch up. Contribute to the Just Shoot It Patreon and help support the show: www.patreon.com/JustShootItPodAsalways, follow @MrMattEnlow (www.twitter.com/MrMattEnlow) and Oren @SmiteyPieLeg(www.twitter.com/SmiteyPieLeg) on twitter.For mor ...…
 
In this episode, the Director's Club goes the verite route as we look at the films of legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Joined by Chicago Film Discussion Group co-organizer Peter Richards, we go over the vastswath of a remarkably consistent body of work that delves into extensive looks at towns, schools, strip clubs, boxing gyms, and s ...…
 
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