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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.

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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.

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If you listen to 1 filmmaking podcast make it NFS!

By JV editor - Sep 15 2019
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I have subscribed to six filmmaking and camera equipment podcasts over the past 3 years and especially enjoy the recent new format hosted by Charles Haines. Found with nofilmschool, I can now listen to a single program and get the latest gear news, learn about what's trending in the industry, and be entertained. I relied on NFS for insight on purchases of cameras, lenses, audio gear and lights. And Charles actually convinced me to NOT spend money now on gear that is not essential. Hosts are talented and include a USC Film School MFA grad who is a film school professor in New York. SUBSCRIBE!

Weird echo

By evanmainrocks - Sep 05 2019
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Love the show! Sometimes when Im listening theres a weird echo like a bleed or delay where I can hear the start of a sentence twice? Might wanna look at your effects chain or track alignment

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261 Ratings
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211
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If you listen to 1 filmmaking podcast make it NFS!

By JV editor - Sep 15 2019
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I have subscribed to six filmmaking and camera equipment podcasts over the past 3 years and especially enjoy the recent new format hosted by Charles Haines. Found with nofilmschool, I can now listen to a single program and get the latest gear news, learn about what's trending in the industry, and be entertained. I relied on NFS for insight on purchases of cameras, lenses, audio gear and lights. And Charles actually convinced me to NOT spend money now on gear that is not essential. Hosts are talented and include a USC Film School MFA grad who is a film school professor in New York. SUBSCRIBE!

Weird echo

By evanmainrocks - Sep 05 2019
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Love the show! Sometimes when Im listening theres a weird echo like a bleed or delay where I can hear the start of a sentence twice? Might wanna look at your effects chain or track alignment
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The No Film School Podcast

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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.

Rank #1: How Do You Pitch Your Film and Find Financing? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 4]

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In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, we dive into the pitching and financing processes on Ryan Koo's Netflix Film AMATEUR. This episode covers his experiences pitching Amateur eighty (!) times and eventually getting it to Netflix, including the following points: Making a pitch into a back-and-forth conversation as early as possible; What goes into a pitch packet other than the script, including a rip-o-matic/multimedia lookbook; Using CRM software to track producers and financiers (Ryan used Streak); How rejection can be a development process unto itself; Why "producer" is an amorphous term and how to identify producers with complementary skill sets; Who his producers were (Jason Michael Berman, Chip Hourihan, and Mark Moran) and what their roles were; and finally, How he got the film to Netflix. Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now worldwide at netflix.com/amateur. You can find all other episodes of The First Feature at nofilmschool.com/firstfeature.

This episode of The First Feature is sponsored by Music Bed. Get 20% off you next on-site license with coupon code "FirstFeature20."

Apr 18 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: How Do You Become a Screenwriter? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 3]

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In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, we dive into the screenwriting process on No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur (out now!). This episode covers many screenwriting tips and tricks, including: Tracking your hours to ensure you prioritize screenwriting in your life; Brainstorming out loud and recording yourself so you don't forget a lightbulb moment; Writing your first draft by hand to ensure you finish it and you can't go back and edit; Spending >50% of your time NOT in screenwriting software — researching, outlining, breaking the story; Why applying for grants can be helpful even if you don't win them; The Sundance Screenwriters Lab (which we did an entire podcast on at Sundance); Doing entire drafts from the perspective of supporting characters; Apps like Workflowy, Final Draft, and WriterDuet; and Workshopping your script with actors at table reads. Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now worldwide. You can find all other episodes of The First Feature at nofilmschool.com/firstfeature.

Apr 11 2018

55mins

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Rank #3: Why You Need to Stop Making Excuses and Make a Short Film

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To say that it’s tough to play your short at Sundance is an understatement. In 2018, 69 shorts were picked from 8,740 submissions. While there’s no simple formula on how to make a short film will get into Sundance, programmer Dilcia Barerra told No Film School that there is one important guiding principle for filmmakers that do get in: be authentic to your reality and your style. Anything contrived is obvious to programmers. While at Sundance, Oakley Anderson Moore sat down with five filmmakers whose short films embody just that authentic quality that you instantly recognize in a really good short. Their conversation can offer you insight on how to make a good film that’s authentic to your voice.

Feb 26 2018

50mins

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Rank #4: How Post-Production Makes or Breaks a Film, Part 1: The Editor's Process

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The difference between a film that has some good moments and a full-fledged, unhindered story hinges on how it's treated in post-production. That success starts with the delicate navigation of the editor. Sitting down at this past Sundance Film Festival, a handful of talented post-production artists who worked on some of the most cutting-edge indie films of 2018, discuss how they work to make brilliant, award-winning films. In Part 1 of this podcast, we focus on the role of the editor, their process of working with directors, and how they articulate the nuanced philosophy behind their craft.

May 14 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: 'The Florida Project': Sean Baker on Why You Need to Invest in Yourself When No One Else Will

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"The Florida Project" may be the first Sean Baker movie you'll go out to see in theaters, but he's been on the scene for a long, long time. Perhaps best known for the iPhone 5s filmed "Tangerine", Baker has been a champion of low-budget filmmaking for his entire career. More so than that, he has been a trailblazer in the democratization of film. Inspired by the Dogme 95 movement pioneered by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, he makes the absolute best use of the resources that are available to him. "Take Out", "The Prince of Broadway" and, yes, "Tangerine" were all shot on minuscule budgets with minimal crew and whatever gear they could afford to shoot on. His latest film, "The Florida Project", breaks this trend but keeps the Dogme 95 spirit well alive. It’s his first film to be granted a million dollar budget and shot on 35mm every frame oozes with beauty. The film is set over one summer in Celebration, Florida (the home of DisneyWorld) and follows the everyday adventures of precocious 6-year-old Moonee, a child whose mother lives month to month in a motel and does some less than favorable things to make rent. Baker and No Film School's Jon Fusco discuss the director's long road through obscurity, the level of discipline every filmmaker should aspire to own, and how even when no one else believes in you, you can still believe in yourself.

Oct 09 2017

32mins

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Rank #6: 'Expect That Everything Will Go Wrong': How to Ensure Your First Short Film is the Best it Can Be

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Making a short should be an easy thing, right? That’s what No Film School Producer/Editor Jon Fusco thought when he decided he would finally shoot his own. He was wrong.

Making any film, no matter the length is certain to be an ordeal. In both pre-production and on set, many more things are bound to go wrong than right. Fusco sits down with award-winning short director Hughes William Thompson to discuss some of the more common struggles first-time filmmakers face and the steps that you can take to ensure your production goes as smooth as possible.

Sep 04 2017

39mins

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Rank #7: Don't Wait for Somebody to Make Your Movie, Do it Yourself: The Winning Mantra Behind 'Thunder Road'

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Some would say that Jim Cummings' journey to winning this year's SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature started back in 2016 when his short film "Thunder Road" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Yes, the short, which many consider one of the greatest of all time, was the source for their feature adaptation, but in reality, Jim's journey to SXSW royalty started long before "Thunder Road." And while he's certainly the star of this film, it would also be unfair to say that Jim made this journey alone. Between Jim, the film's creative director Danny Madden, and producer Ben Wiessner, the tight-knit crew behind the film have worked together on projects at SXSW for the last seven years in a row. In 2018, their production company ORNANA, wasn't only in Austin to represent "Thunder Road", but also for the Vimeo Staff Pick Award-winning short "Krista." Mere hours after winning their respective awards, the team was already at it again, creating a video and launching a Kickstarter for the feature-length version of Krista. Even with a Grand Jury Prize from Sundance at their disposal, Jim and crew found it impossible to find anyone who would produce their feature. But that didn't stop them. It just fueled the fire more. "Thunder Road", which tells the story of an eccentric police officer whose mourning over his mother's death leads to disastrous consequences, is the result of a decade of strong team building, work ethic, and an unrelenting desire to get stories told. Joining Producer Jon Fusco on the podcast today are several members of the producing team that made it happen, Ben Wiessner, Natalie Metzger and Matt Miller. cinematographer Lowell Meyer (who himself had three projects in competition at the festival) and of course: writer, director and actor, Officer Arnaud himself, Jim Cummings. We discuss all aspects of production which surround their mantra: "Don't wait for somebody to make your movie, do it yourself."

Mar 26 2018

26mins

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Rank #8: Spielberg: Behind the Scenes with the World’s Most Famous Filmmaker

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Steven Spielberg is the highest grossing directors of all time, with over 50 influential titles under his belt. And yet, do we really know Spielberg? After all, he rarely does public appearances or gives in-depth interviews. Perhaps the director was just waiting for the right moment to tell his life’s story and the right person to tell it to. Fortunately, that time has come, and that person is our guest, Susan Lacy. As executive producer of the PBS series American Masters, she produced 250 films exploring the lives of America’s most influential cultural icons. For the new HBO documentary ‘Spielberg', she turned her hand to directing. Lacy interviewed Steven Spielberg for over 30 hours collectively, skillfully pulling out threads from his own life to weave together the film’s thesis: though he’s not known as a “personal filmmaker", there’s a part of Spielberg in every film he makes. In this episode Susan Lacy joins No Film School’s Liz Nord and the film’s editor, Deborah Peretz, to discuss how they managed decades-worth of archival and new interview material, and what they learned from Spielberg and his movies in making this one.

Oct 16 2017

35mins

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Rank #9: IFW 8.17.17: 8K is a Lie & Will the Controversial Plan to Make Movies Cheap Actually Kill Them?

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Emily Buder ponder whether or not cameras have reached peak resolution, and debate the merits of MoviePass’s new plan to let you see unlimited movies in theaters for $10 a month. We also discuss Facebook's aim to become the new YouTube and Apple's billion-dollar content investment. I answer an Ask No Film School question about what the heck to do with your short film once it's finished, and we hear from the Safdie Brothers about their new film ‘Good Time’, which opens in theaters this week. As always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, new indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films. You can see all the links from this show in this week’s podcast post at nofilmschool.com.

Aug 17 2017

41mins

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Rank #10: How Starting a Production Company Can Help You Make Your First Film

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Ashley McKenzie is the type of director that does it all. The Canadian multi-hyphenate runs her own production company, writes her own scripts, and directs all of the company's films. When she’s on set, however, she gives up almost all notions of planning and control to make her shots as organic and in the moment as possible.

For her debut feature, Werewolf, which has won awards at almost every regional Canadian festival she’s brought it to, this included throwing the actors into real-life situations, adding events into scenes without telling them, keeping the camera rolling after the scene had cut, and even casting non-actors as key characters at locations on the fly.

The film itself follows a pair of outcast methadone users who push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door to cut grass for money to feed their addiction. No Film School’s Jon Fusco sat down with McKenzie and her two lead actors Andrew Gillis and Breagh MacNeil to discuss their intensely real collaboration.

Jun 26 2017

25mins

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Rank #11: The Ultimate Screenwriting Masterclass with John Fusco and Jon Fusco

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Today is a very special episode of The No Film School Podcast and perhaps a momentous occasion in the history of the universe itself. The very balance of the cosmos hangs at a thread as Academy Award Nominated screenwriter John Fusco and former No Film School Producer Jon Fusco finally meet to discuss their craft.

John Fusco is, of course, the legendary screenwriter who dropped out of high school at age 16 to travel the south as a blues musician before returning to the Northeast and attending Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He later went on to write such hit films as Young Guns, Hidalgo, and most recently Netflilx's The Highway Men, which made its debut at 2019's edition of the SXSW film festival.

The man has been writing films for over thirty years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us all including practices on how to become disciplined (and stay that way), getting yourself into the screenwriting zone, and ways to retain control of your script once it hits the production stage.

Jun 03 2019

34mins

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Rank #12: Yorgos Lanthimos on How to Shoot Surrealist Film

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If you've seen any of Yorgos Lanthimos' films, then you know the Greek director isn't afraid to put anything on the screen. Like many famous surrealists, Lanthimos isn't interested in exploring stories where things go right, he wants his audience to see what's wrong in the world.

To him, nothing is off limits and any dark side of the human psyche is worth exploring. In surrealist film, any image can be too much or too little. It's a delicate balance, but one that Lanthimos has truly mastered with his latest film The Favourite.

A period piece set in early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne Olivia Colman, occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, however, her charm endears her to Sarah and a competition to be the queens favorite emerges.

In this interview, Lanthimos is joined by screenwriter Tony McNamara to discuss how commercial work early in his career ended up steering him in the complete opposite direction, not conforming to filmic norms, and breaking every possible rule you can.

Nov 26 2018

25mins

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Rank #13: IFW 9.21.17: Why Your Film Isn't Getting into Festivals & Tips From a Guerrilla Filmmaking Legend

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss why the Emmys are actually worth noticing this year and what we should make of all the hubbub around Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, ‘mother!’. We also share wrap-ups from the Toronto and Camden International Film Festivals, including the movie made with 10,000 hours of surveillance footage. In Ask No Film School, we answer the perennial question of why your film isn’t getting into festivals. As always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, new indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films. You can see all the links from this show in this week’s podcast post at nofilmschool.com

Sep 21 2017

37mins

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Rank #14: How Do You Become a Filmmaker (And Other Questions)? The First Feature: AMATEUR [Episode 10]

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In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we answer questions from listeners. This is the final episode! Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now worldwide at netflix.com/amateur. You can find all other episodes of The First Feature at nofilmschool.com/firstfeature. This episode of The First Feature is sponsored by Music Bed. Get 20% off you next on-site license at musicbed.com/new with coupon code "FirstFeature20."

May 30 2018

59mins

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Rank #15: How Stupid Videos Led to a $5 Million Deal For 'Brigsby Bear' & An 11 Year Trip to 'Killing Ground'

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Back at Sundance, No Film School's Jon Fusco sat down with a few of the teams behind a few of this summer's best independent films while they were still fresh off their premiere highs. Brigsby Bear, which came out July 28, obtained a $5 million deal from Sony Pictures Classic for Distribution rights. Director Dave McCary and screenwriter Kevin Costello join the podcast to discuss the journey each of them took to get that deal. From stupid YouTube sketches with their comedy group Good Neighbor to Saturday Night Live Digital Shorts and now full-length features, their process is a great model for collaborative filmmaking. Through a lethal combination of non-linear storytelling, gender reversals, and Deliverance type thrills, director Damien Power successfully toys with audience expectations all the way throughout his debut feature, Killing Ground, which we might add took 11 years to make. We discussed how Australia's film scene helps to foster artists who take greater risks, the lengths Power went to to get his film made, and the strategies he put in place to create the script for Sundance's most mind-bending horror film.

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #16: Why Now is the Time to Make Your Doc Short

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Three filmmakers with short nonfiction films in the SXSW 2018 lineup—Jury Award-winner Charlie Tyrell, Mohammad Gorjestani, and Leah Galant—sit down with No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss why this is a golden age for documentary shorts, how they each got their projects made, and how shorts can fit into your filmmaking career’s bigger picture even if you’ve already worked on commercials or features.

Apr 23 2018

49mins

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Rank #17: IFW 8.31.17: The Best Way to Choose an Anamorphic Lens & Who Rules the Indie Box Office?

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Charles Haine reveal the best anamorphic lens test we've ever seen and ponder the future of indie stalwart Fox Searchlight. We also discuss how one actor is proving that Hollywood really can change how it does casting, and say a sad goodbye to influential horror director Tobe Hooper. In gear news, we discuss ShareGrid's comprehensive new anamorphic lens test, and Charles answers an Ask No Film School question about how to best pull off a multi-user workflow in post-production. As always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, new indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films. You can see all the links from this show in this week’s podcast post at nofilmschool.com.

Aug 31 2017

41mins

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Rank #18: One Hundred Different Ways to Get Your Film Funded

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Hayley Pappas (Head of RYOT Films), Caroline von Kuhn (Director of Artist Development at SFFILM), and Leah Giblin (Head of Grants at Cinereach) are responsible for getting millions of dollars to independent filmmakers each year through grants and financing. They join No Film School’s Liz Nord to discuss the many ways independent films are being funded today, and how you can access these various funding sources for your films.

Oct 15 2018

56mins

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Rank #19: How to Take Advantage of Your Low Budget (and Get Into Sundance… Twice)

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In this episode of the No Film School Podcast, we sit down with writer-director-actor Justin Chon, whose latest film Ms. Purple hits theaters this week.

Sep 03 2019

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Rank #20: How to Make the Jump from Lowly PA to Almighty Director

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Adam Leon made only one short before breaking onto the indie scene with his SXSW winning debut feature Gimme the Loot. With a budget around $60,000 the writer/director won the "Someone To Watch" award at the Film Independent Spirits and was able to get his film into almost every notable film festival on the market, including a run in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.

How did he pull it off? Hard work and humble beginnings. Leon's work ethic was noticed on set as a PA and as a result of his efforts, he found collaborators and producers that were eager to invest in his future.

His latest film, Tramps, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last summer and was quickly scooped up by Netflix. It follows a young man and woman as they are unwittingly thrown into the middle of a money drop off gone awry. But for Leon, the real challenge came in crafting a genuine romance without leaning on cliche.

To achieve this goal, he turned to his writing partner and producer Jamund Washington early on in the development process. Leon and Washington join us on this week's episode of The No Film School Podcast to talk filmmaking as a collaborative art form, the right way to take notes on your screenplay, and finding partners that won't compromise your vision but help to build upon it.

Apr 24 2017

26mins

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1.21.20: Attend the Great Beating Heart of American Independent Film

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Should you attend Sundance even if you don't have a film there?

YES! We tell you why, how, and provide some tips about doing so.

We also talk about an interesting new lens, an 8K Drone, and... Grownups 3.

And sure, we talk a little bit about that big industry award show whose nominations just came out.

Jan 21 2020

43mins

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1.7.20: Unraveling '1917', Meet the Insta 360, and Chris Terrio taking on ILM

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This week Michelle Delateur joins Charles Haine and George Edelman to discuss the genius behind '1917', what Chris Terrio meant when he insulted ILM, and the latest from Insta 360.

This episode is brought to you by edelkrone. Reinventing filmmaking solutions for filmmakers. Learn more at http://edel.kr/nfs

Jan 10 2020

54mins

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Sundance Institute Founder and Director Michelle Satter Predicts the Future of Indie Filmmaking

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There are few people who know the ever-shifting landscape of indie film as well as Michelle Satter. In fact, there may be no other people. Michelle helped found the Sundance Institute's feature film program alongside Robert Redford in 1981. All they've done since then is help build the very identity of indie film, developing and bringing audiences some of the most important voices in cinema. From Tarantino to PTA, Michelle has witnessed it all.

Dec 27 2019

40mins

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12.20.19: We Watched Watchmen! Plus Nikon News, and How Fair Use Works on YouTube

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This week we couldn't ignore contextualizing the latest version of Alan Moore's graphic novel. We also cover news from Nikon, a VFX studio that shut down, plus a question from the community on how to work within fair use laws on YouTube.

Dec 20 2019

58mins

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12.13.19: Can You Distribute Your Short Film and is The Mandalorian Lying to Us?!

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There is talk that Disney's The Mandalorian is not truly HDR, which we're not even sure should matter, but we get into that and all things baby Yoda anyway.

If you've made a short film, and many of us have, you may have some questions or even answers about what it's future could be in terms of platforms. We talk about how that market has evolved, where it may be headed, and about Frame IO's new iPad app.

Dec 13 2019

53mins

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12.05.19: The Perks of Being a P.O.C. (Proof of Concept, That Is)

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This week we are joined by Filmmaker Katherine Tolentino as we discuss the benefits and challenges of creating a proof of concept or sizzle reel. We also talk about Rian Johnson's Knives Out, and Charles updates us on the iPhone 11 Pro after some time using one.

Dec 05 2019

56mins

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11.27.19: Analyzing Every Corner of 'The Irishman'

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Martin Scorsese's mob epic has come to Netflix. This week Charles Haine and George Edelman invite filmmaker Charlene Wang to help break down every aspect of the movie from the 9 cameras used to the groundbreaking de-aging effects.

We also talk about Netflix purchasing a New York movie theater and some tech news regarding Frame IO.

Nov 27 2019

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11.21.2019: A Potential Movie Distribution Game-Changer plus The New MacBook Pro

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The Department of Justice is working to rescind the Paramount consent decrees, we break down what those are and how it could impact film and the entertainment industry at large.

Charles also gives us further insights into the new MacBook Pro, what he loved about it and what he'll have to learn to live without.

Nov 22 2019

37mins

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11.14.19: Begun The Streaming War Has

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This week we discuss the sudden arrival of multiple new major streaming platforms, and what's going on with the marketplace as a result. Guest Oakley Andeson-Moore shares her journey delivering a documentary to TV, and we talk about how and why Apple and RED have ended their patent battle.

This week's episode is brought to you by PolarPro. Challenging the boundaries set by traditional camera gear, PolarPro is a team of designers who are trailblazing creative freedom for storytellers everywhere. Check out the Basecamp system now.

Nov 15 2019

34mins

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Andre Hyland talks comedy and horror in 'The Death of Dick Long' and 'Old Haunt'

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At Sundance 2019 George Edelman spoke with actor/writer/director/comedian Andre Hyland about how he built his career from DIY roots to starring in A24's 'The Death of Dick Long' and writing/directing his own short 'Old Haunt', an official Sundance selection and Vimeo Staff Pick.

Nov 13 2019

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11.07.19: Nothing Less Than The Future of Cinema Itself Is At Stake

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This week, we talk the biggest stories out of Adobe MAX, specifically what auto-reframe means, plus Martin Scorsese's op-ed, Olivia Wilde taking on censorship, and in a really fun "ask no film school" we try to figure out which great HBO series are the most under-watched.

Nov 07 2019

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How Larry Sher Shot 'Joker', Built a Career, and Almost Got Fired on His First Day of Filmmaking

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Director of Photography Lawrence Sher takes us through his career from the early days (he calls his first day "the worst first day in the history of first days") to how he lensed the most successful R-rated movie of all time, offering insights as well as practical tools.

Oct 31 2019

37mins

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10.24.19: Will Crackdowns on the 'Gig Economy' Crush Indie-Filmmaking?

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This week we discuss Alexander Payne's new movie being canceled the DAY before production started, Davinci Resolve's new huge update, and an amazing book about the Making of 'Moon'.

Oct 23 2019

43mins

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10.17.19: What Would the Perfect Film School Curriculum Look Like?

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This week we also discuss the Sigma fp, Deakins using all ARRI on '1917', and writing lessons from Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Oct 16 2019

57mins

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10.10.19: No Film School vs. Joker, Marty vs. Marvel, and Your Short Film vs. Film Festivals

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This week we sort through the various debates in the community, get into macOS update Catalina and how it could affect you, then finally break down the film festival submission process.

Oct 09 2019

54mins

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10.4.19: The Irishman Strives, GoPro Stumbles, and We Follow Up on Distribber

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We put the de-aging process under the microscope, catch everyone up on the demise of Distribber, discuss the latest from GoPro, and talk about our favorite non-No Film School educational resources.

Oct 04 2019

1hr 2mins

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9.27.19: BMPCC4K Updates, Moon Pirates, Bankruptcy, and Beef with Orson Welles

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This week we discuss what we know about the Distribber situation, how 'Ad Astra' pulled off that moon chase, and what you can do with a great idea if you want to get it on TV.

Sep 27 2019

41mins

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Downton Abbey Goes Big: Here is How Michael Engler Expanded the Canvas

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We talk with director Michael Engler about his career directing theater, television, and how he took 'Downton Abbey' to the big screen without missing a beat.

Sep 23 2019

15mins

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9.20.19: The Joker, Raw Wars, and BAD Vibrations!

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How we went from Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix, where we stand with all things raw, and does Charles live in a 1970s New York movie? Listen to find out!

Editors note: George's children and dog were not cooperating with him this week. If you hear the crying of young children and animals we apologize.

Sep 20 2019

45mins

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9.13.19: The Sony FX9, The iPhone 11 PRO, plus The Rise of The Middle Class DP

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There are so many cameras to talk about we needed more people to talk about them. One person for each lens on the iPhone Pro.

Sep 16 2019

56mins

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By JV editor - Sep 15 2019
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I have subscribed to six filmmaking and camera equipment podcasts over the past 3 years and especially enjoy the recent new format hosted by Charles Haines. Found with nofilmschool, I can now listen to a single program and get the latest gear news, learn about what's trending in the industry, and be entertained. I relied on NFS for insight on purchases of cameras, lenses, audio gear and lights. And Charles actually convinced me to NOT spend money now on gear that is not essential. Hosts are talented and include a USC Film School MFA grad who is a film school professor in New York. SUBSCRIBE!

Weird echo

By evanmainrocks - Sep 05 2019
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Love the show! Sometimes when Im listening theres a weird echo like a bleed or delay where I can hear the start of a sentence twice? Might wanna look at your effects chain or track alignment