Best Filmmaking podcasts we could find (Updated December 2018)
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Take a journey with me through the indie world of filmmaking where I tell you my experience from the point of view of going in not knowing anything. No film school and no clue and how I navigated through the process to making 3 feature films and a web series.
 
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How They Did It: Filmmaking is a podcast that shares how others have succeeded at filmmaking; we learn from those who have gone before us. Whether you’re striving to complete your short, experimental, documentary, web series or feature, you’ll learn what it takes from those who’ve already met the challenge.
 
In the Master Wildlife Filmmaking podcast we interview wildlife filmmakers to get advice, inspiration and hear their stories of how they broke into the industry.
 
Make This Movie is a serialized 12 episode filmmaking podcast from ShoHawk Media. It chronicles filmmaker Christopher Sakr's journey through producing his feature length film, Counterintelligence. Moving episodically through the entire filmmaking process—from writing and budgeting, to pre-procution, principal photography, through post and release—Sakr chronicles this micro budget production and how Counterintelligence came to be for just under $12,000. Throughout the production's journey, he ...
 
Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking from the Edge is a weekly window into the successes, failures, and adventures of an independent filmmaker. Every week, award-winning writer, actress, producer Naomi McDougall Jones busts the myth of the “overnight success” by pulling back the curtain on her real struggles, real wins, and real conversations as she makes her movies, attempts to crack the nuts and bolts of breaking through, and, ideally, takes down the patriarchy in the process.
 
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Behind the Scenes
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This podcast gives a behind the scenes look at show business. Laura Powers interviews writers, actors, directors, musicians and fascinating people in the entertainment industry.
 
Father. Filmmaker. Futurist.
 
"Hey Indie Filmmakers" is a weekly podcast about DIY filmmaking, cameras and technology, hosted by documentary filmmaker Griffin Hammond and tech expert Nick Bodmer.
 
Listen in if you want an honest, genuine opinion on films, filmmakers, film techniques, and film theory. We're going to bring you filmmaker retrospectives, ideas on filmmaking, and discussions on controversial topics sorrounding filmmaking.
 
In Weekly Weirdly Awkwardness we gonna talk about different situations in life and how to handle them. Also, I'm gonna talk about filmmaking, photography and way more. We will release, as the name already says, every Sunday each week.
 
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Write Hot Podcast
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This podcast provides helpful information, inspiration, and resources for writers of all kinds. Laura Powers hosts the show and interviews guest experts and shares information and insights on the industry for writers of all types.
 
Every week, WNYC tells you about the best documentaries as they become available on screens of any size. Our hosts are Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, co-founders of the Pure Nonfiction podcast and the DOC NYC festival, the largest non-fiction film festival in the U.S. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Freakonomics Radio, 2 Dope Queens, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and many more.
 
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The Gist
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Slate's The Gist with Mike Pesca. A daily afternoon show about news, culture, and whatever else you'll be discussing with friends and family tonight.
 
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The Close-Up
Weekly
 
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.
 
The Super Secret Filmcast is a show about commercial filmmaking hosted by Evan Bourcier - we talk about all aspects of the film industry, from basic business principles to the latest and greatest gear. You can find more info on all these topics and more at ebourcier.com.
 
We're pulling back the curtain on all of our filmmaking secrets in the ultimate "how to" series. From the latest tech and coolest equipment in action, to the tricks of great sound and the chaos of the cutting room, it's all here. Whether you're looking for practical tips to make the most of your footage or just some pure filmmaking awesomeness, this is the series for you.
 
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The Backlot
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The entertainment industry influencers sit down with the New York Film Academy to discuss the world of filmmaking to share their experience and knowledge. Hear from legends of the industry like Al Pacino, Bryan Cranston, Aubrey Plaza, Seth Rogen and many more.
 
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A Greek Abroad
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I am a professional tennis player from Greece traveling around the world, and experiencing different kind of adventures on my every single trip. I love photography, filmmaking, nature, meeting new people and talking about sports. All I want is to conquer my missions.
 
All about creating content on your mobile phone. Journalism, filmmaking and more.
 
Professional cinematographers Ed and Ben discuss the life and challenges of being DPs working in narrative and commercials, and where cinematography and filmmaking look in a digital age.
 
C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
 
An interview-style talk show about young people with big dreams, and how far they go to achieve them.
 
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Movie Misfits
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In a dystopian future four outcast try to talk about the art form of filmmaking to save the world. The only problem: will anyone be around to hear it?Twitter (https://twitter.com/MovieMisfits)
 
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Heard Well
Weekly
 
The “How’d You Do It” podcast speaks with digital mavens on how they gained their following, built their empires and turned their hobby into their job. In a world where millions of people are attempting it every day, we speak to the ones that have broken through and learn.. how they did it.
 
JESSE WAUGH RADIO is a program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning. From jessewaugh.com
 
Welcome to the Curious About Screenwriting Network where you'll enjoy listening to fascinating film and writing industry guests who share insights from their careers and how you can take your screenwriting skills to the next level.
 
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Why Me Project
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Johnny and Hollie sit down with notable names and everyday people in search of defining moments (good or bad) that leave us asking “Why Me?”
 
Inspiring and informing you to live your own documentary life.
 
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Inside Acting!
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Learn the inner secrets of the acting business. We bring entertaining to entertainment. Hosted by actor\writer William Powell.
 
My name is Brent Mukai. This is my podcast.I'm a full time voice actor, improv trainer and entertainer, these are my rants, and musings. I've got a big mouth, but even bigger dreams, and if you'd like to follow my journey, I'd be honored to have you!Thanks for listening, drop me a message or a line and let me know what you think!~Brent
 
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Arts and Letters
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Arts and Letters is a program highlighting the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It is hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
 
A podcast on how media is evolving for storytellers, creators and producers.
 
Marek Larwood speaks to film makers about writing, directing, editing, budgeting, and all that stuff in an effort to learn the trade before making his own film. A podcast for all budding film makers.
 
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Cara Live!
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An honest and intelligent journey through the political and social landscape of the country.
 
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Collider Factory
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Collider is the ultimate entertainment platform for the true fan, providing access to the most engaging movie, television, and gaming content from a host of trusted social influencers. Every week Collider will be providing new episodes of content from all their shows on this Factory feed. Subscribe here to get our latest movie reviews, takes on the breaking news from the industry, film commentaries, editorials, and our weekly film podcast hosted by Collider.com Senior Film Editor Matt Goldberg.
 
Actress, autism mom, and wife, Amy Kay Clark sits down with fellow actors, writers, and friends to discuss life, love, and whatever comes up in this entertaining weekly podcast.
 
A pretty good podcast about photography and videography hosted by Saman Shariati and Parham Pashaei
 
grayventures uses Narro to create a podcast of articles transcribed to audio.
 
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Literate Gamer
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OctopusPark's Literate Gamer: a discussion of games, their meaning, and their impact on people and art.
 
Mike Cernovich, author of Gorilla Mindset, has helped millions of people throughout the world change how they think and feel through his mindset techniques.
 
Chelsea and Tony Northrup's photography podcast, which digs deep into the history, science, and personalities of photography.
 
Mormon Stories podcast is an attempt to explore and build understanding between and about Mormons through the telling of stories in both audio and video formats.
 
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The Film Basement
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The Film Basement returns to talk movies old and new. We will review new films, highlight home video releases and look back at the classics.
 
Showcasing the student filmmakers of LaGuardia Community College (CUNY). For information on Liberal Arts: Film & Television visit, Laguardia.edu/Academics/Majors/Media-Studies/
 
Emirati actor and film director Nawaf Al Janahi discusses the cinematic movement in the UAE. Hear him talk about his own creative journey, the opportunities and challenges facing Emirati filmmakers, and his campaign to support Emirati cinema. Hosted by Hind Mezaina at the Apple Store, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
 
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Time to Adapt
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Celena Allen & Mack Shaffer discuss the best & worst movie adaptations every three Fridays.
 
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Studio Sherpas
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Grow your video business by increasing your profits and keeping your sanity all without losing your creativity! Learn how to create a system – how to become a sherpa. Be inspired by filmmakers and creative professionals (aka sherpas). Start elevating your video business to the next level. Learn more at https://studiosherpas.com/
 
The Gentleman Scofflaw Podcast is a weekly comedy chat show for the rebel and the renaissance man. Hosted by comedian and filmmaker Jordan Crowder, along with John G. Goodman and Donovan Fowler, GSP is your favorite local tavern with a rotating door of unfiltered guests on the fringe of the entertainment industry; pondering everything from cinema, comedy, pipes, spirits, pop culture, theology and the meaning of life… oh, and it’s funny.
 
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Filmmaker Alyssa Bolsey didn’t discover until she was in film school herself that her great-grandfather had invented the iconic Bolex 16mm camera. She spent the next decade-plus researching her enigmatic ancestor and interviewing several influential filmmakers who used his cameras, including Barbara Hammer, Wim Wenders, and Jonas Mekas, for a f ...…
 
In Pasadena, the Hahamongna Watershed Park behind Devil's Gate Dam is a hidden gem of a hiking area, filled with trees and plants.
 
On The Gist, the GOP isn’t overtly racist. But it once was. In the interview, Liz Holtzman was the youngest woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, and she did it in 1973. She also served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee as they held impeachment hearings for Richard Nixon. In her new book, The Case For Impeaching Trump, ...…
 
The vote by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission to reject the monument was disappointing to the small group of supporters in the audience.
 
Homeless people living in dry riverbeds can be particularly vulnerable if the rains are heavy. Since many people don’t have a phone or radio, the team of outreach workers from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the LA County Sheriff's department need to spread the warning on-foot.
 
The Woolsey burn area saw four inches of rain, causing street closures and even rescues from stranded vehicles. But officials say the next storm could be worse.
 
The fire department is fighting the county's worst fires to date with decades-old equipment and stations. It needs nearly a billion dollars to fix it.
 
Santa Monica Mountains hikers return after Paramount Ranch reopens. But there's still many of the recreation area's 500 miles of hiking trails that remain closed.
 
The Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese says it will be updating its list of accused priests regularly, instead of waiting another 10 years.
 
Simeon Hendrix of Steady Focused speaks on self worth, greatness and gratitude. For those who are suffering today - I feel you. For those who are hating themselves today - I understand. For those who have lost faith in themselves - I've been there and can relate. Some of us went through horrific events as children that reinforced within our you ...…
 
At the New York Film Festival, Film Comment presents a series of talks that includes our reliably energizing and insightful conversation with a group of directors. Our 2018 Filmmakers Chat—posted for the first time now—featured a unique and invigorating mix of talents in a discussion about the art and craft (and anxieties and rewards) of making ...…
 
Steven Spielberg’s 1993 historical period drama “Schindler’s List” turns 25 this year and the highly-acclaimed and highly-controversial film is receiving a 4K restoration to mark the historic event
 
Just a few days after being tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards, comedian Kevin Hart is stepping down from the role after backlash to his past homophobic tweets and stand-up.
 
A New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to check the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.
 
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.
 
Wildfires. Hurricanes. Mass shootings. GoFundMe has a multitude of fundraisers, but the one seeing the most success? Time’s Up.
 
Cargill and David discuss Kurt Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing. See Cargill’s tweet with the eight rules. Check out Cold Turkey blocker Email us with your questions/thoughts at writealongpodcast@gmail.com. Find more episodes of this show at writealongpodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @writealongpod. Download this episode or play below. http: ...…
 
The documentary “Amazing Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her eponymous gospel album in a Los Angeles church in 1972. The footage was shot by camera crews led by Hollywood director Sydney Pollack. After Pollack’s death, former record producer Alan Elliott took over the project. Now it’s finally being released to the public 46 years aft ...…
 
Today I can announce that I am honored to have been invited, along with my Migration Media cohort, to speak at the US Embassy here in Beijing on Thursday, December 13, in celebration of International Migrants Day. We've put together what should hopefully be a fun and fascinating evening, and I hope you’ll join us if you can. More information an ...…
 
On The Gist, is Sherrod Brown annoying? In the interview, Matt Green is on a yearslong mission to walk all the streets of New York City—and Jeremy Workman filmed him doing many of them for a documentary, The World Before Your Feet. Alongside Workman and executive producer Jesse Eisenberg, Green talks about Staten Island’s ordinary charm, the od ...…
 
This week we have the 17 year old wonder boy, Alex Lange. Alex is an established actor with several show credits to his name, a solid YouTube subscriber base, 2.5 million Instagram followers and is now focusing on his clothing brand called "Less Friends, Real Friends."Alex swooped in and delved into his experiences navigating the right people t ...…
 
iPhone Filmmaking & Cinematography with Jason Van Genderen Today on the show I have iPhone filmmaking master and TEDTalk Speaker Jason Van Genderen. I’ve wanted to have Jason on the podcast for a long time. He is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to pick up a camera and tell a story. He has made… The post IFH 284: iPhone Filmmaking & Cinem ...…
 
iPhone Filmmaking & Cinematography with Jason Van Genderen Today on the show I have iPhone filmmaking master and TEDTalk Speaker Jason Van Genderen. I’ve wanted to have Jason on the podcast for a long time. He is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to pick up a camera and tell a story. He has made… The post IFH 284: iPhone Filmmaking & Cinem ...…
 
The backlog of pending cases in immigration court nationally and in Los Angeles has spiked by nearly 50 percent since the start of fiscal year 2017.
 
The Supreme Court seems likely to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime.
 
The holiday shopping season means toys galore are flying off of shelves at big box retailers like Target and Walmart, though sadly this is the first year that toy shoppers won’t be able to get lost in the colorful aisles of Toys “R” Us, which closed down all its locations and filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.…
 
Are you tired of looking for plant-based protein at concerts and public venues? Paul Koretz might have your answer.
 
The US economy might see a downshift in 2019 and 2020, according to a new quarterly report by UCLA Anderson School of Management.
 
This summer, some L.A. locals with Jewish American activist group IfNotNow walked off their Birthright buses to protest the program's perceived silence on Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands — and to hear directly from Palestinians.
 
Jason Manzoukos has made a living "bringing the funny" in tv shows like “The League,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Good Place,” and movies such as “The House,” and “The Dictator.” Now he stars in Hannah Fidell's “The Long Dumb Road” with Tony Revolori (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”). In this half hour, I send him down a rabbi ...…
 
Sundance's own Liz Nord joins the show to give Jon Fusco and Erik Luers the down and dirty on all Sundance's Feature and Shorts selections for 2019 and what they could mean for future filmmakers. Plus what Lars Von Trier has done to upset the entire MPAA. Charles Haine joins us for gear news, where he gives us his full thoughts on Blackmagic's ...…
 
On The Gist, stop wishing Jews happy holidays if Hanukkah has already passed. How do you explain wit? James Geary attempted to answer that question with his new book, Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It, but quickly found that the only way to write about comedy is to write comedy. He joins us to discuss the difficulties of ...…
 
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty announced Tuesday a new package of legislation that would expand preschool access in an effort to address the state's achievement gap.
 
People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care.
 
Determining the kind of care that someone suffering from mental illness wants and needs during a mental health crisis can be challenging, especially when the patient suffers from a condition that leaves him or her disconnected from reality or otherwise unable to make sound decisions for him or herself.…
 
The French government had planned on hiking fuel prices in an attempt to wean consumers off of fossil fuels, but that plan came to a halt on Tuesday — at least temporarily.
 
Dating can be a daunting task, but luckily there’s an app for that, or rather many apps. There are popular dating apps like Tinder, which has become the go-to app for millennials.
 
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.”
 
This morning in Washington D.C., family, friends and the nation gathered for a memorial service for President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral.
 
Legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière and acclaimed director Julian Schnabel discuss AT ETERNITY'S GATE, which had its North American premiere at the 56th New York Film Festival and is now playing in theaters. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here. www.filmlinc.org…
 
Andy Braun is a photographer and art director who left the beautiful horse country of Kentucky to explore the world. He spent a lot of time in Germany growing up, and moved there to work for awhile after college, but it was China that drew him to stay - at least for the last 4 years and counting. Good fun talk, great guy - enjoy! BLOG: https:// ...…
 
Daniel J Perafan is a hilarious standup comedian. Hear him open up about depression, a suicide attempt, and his dedication to the art and process of comedy Check him out on Twitter https://twitter.com/DanielJPerafan/ ——- Leave a Review Email the show Hosted by Gary Levitt Sponsored by Future Moments Intro music by Gary's band Setting Sun Theme ...…
 
On The Gist, a “tariff man” sing-along! Then, Maria Konnikova is back for another round of “Is That Bullshit?” She and Mike discuss the cigar-shaped space object (known as ‘Oumuamua) picked up by astronomers last year. Was it an alien vehicle, or just another flying rock? In the Spiel, Mike proudly backs the Slate stance: George H.W. Bush’s ser ...…
 
Four years ago, California's Three Feet for Safety Act took effect. But in Southern California, the police haven't found much use for it. Since it passed, LAPD officers have written just 13 citations for violating the three feet law.
 
California's building codes aren't keeping up with the severity of our wildfires.
 
Building an Audience for Your Indie Film with Paola di Florio & Peter Rader Today’s guests are Oscar® Nominated writer/director Paola di Florio & and producer Peter Rader. They worked on one of my favorite documentaries in recent years called AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda. The film is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought ...…
 
Building an Audience for Your Indie Film with Paola di Florio & Peter Rader Today’s guests are Oscar® Nominated writer/director Paola di Florio & and producer Peter Rader. They worked on one of my favorite documentaries in recent years called AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda. The film is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought ...…
 
The question of, "Do I make a short or a feature?" came up quite a bit throughout college and we thought we had a pretty cut and dry answer. But, the industry has changed so much just in the last 8-10 years that the answer is no longer that simple. In this episode, Alex and Trevor discuss why they had made up their minds about the short film/fe ...…
 
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 120 year old Western living guide Sunset Magazine is in trouble.
 
We live in a world where it seems like we hear about a new data dump, security breach or other mass information disclosure every couple of weeks.
 
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