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The No Film School Podcast

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A podcast about how to build a career in filmmaking. No Film School shares the latest opportunities and trends for anyone working in film and TV. We break news on cameras, lighting, and apps. We interview leaders in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, and producing. And we answer your questions! We are dedicated to sharing knowledge with filmmakers around the globe, “no film school” required.

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A podcast about how to build a career in filmmaking. No Film School shares the latest opportunities and trends for anyone working in film and TV. We break news on cameras, lighting, and apps. We interview leaders in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing, and producing. And we answer your questions! We are dedicated to sharing knowledge with filmmakers around the globe, “no film school” required.

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278 Ratings
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Love the new host.

By WyattMazetis - Apr 19 2020
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The show has consistently been great for years. But the new host may just be the best change they made. Extremely excited for future episodes.

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!

iTunes Ratings

278 Ratings
Average Ratings
225
24
12
7
10

Love the new host.

By WyattMazetis - Apr 19 2020
Read more
The show has consistently been great for years. But the new host may just be the best change they made. Extremely excited for future episodes.

If you listen to 1 filmmaking podcast make it NFS!

By JV editor - Sep 15 2019
Read more
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!
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Rank #1: 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 #2: Indie Film Weekly 10.20.16: Filmmakers Tackle the US Political Circus

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With less than three weeks left until Americans vote for their next president, Indie Film Weekly discusses the film world’s take on the craziest election cycle on record. No Film School co-hosts Emily Buder, Charles Haine and Liz Nord investigate how the far left, the far right, and several creators in between are using film to respond to both the candidates and the issues. We also cover the recent arrest of filmmakers and journalists attempting to film oil pipeline protests in North Dakota, the passing of Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, and how Razer's purchase of THX gets us one step closer to standardized calibration. Our Ask No Film School question is twofold: we talk about the difference in ISO for still photography and video, and about making creative choices in your documentary. As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, 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.

Oct 20 2016

31mins

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Rank #3: Why Making a Short is a Career Game-Changer

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Doc to narrative. Actor to director. Short to feature. There are many reasons to make a short, and five Sundance filmmakers tell us how to do it right.

Read more about this podcast, it's guests and their films here: https://nofilmschool.com/2020/03/why-making-short-career-game-changer

Mar 09 2020

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: How to Make a Movie Entirely on Your Own

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Before "Ramblin Freak'," Tacodeli employee Parker Smith had made only one movie featuring sound. The three three-time film school dropout was stuck between a rock and a hard place after realizing his internship at The Austin Film Society was little more than the theater job he had left in Boulder, Colorado to make a name for himself in Texas. Now, the task of making your first feature is a daunting one. Some would think that filming it entirely alone should make things a hundred times more difficult. For Parker, however, being the only member of his film crew provided him with exactly the freedom necessary to experiment, learn and shoot his movie right.   No Film School's Jon Fusco sat down with Smith at SXSW to learn how he pulled off making a movie about a guy who doesn't know how to make a movie. From watching five documentaries a night to finding a producer through Instagram, he provides us with tremendous insight into the art of learning as you go.

Mar 27 2017

33mins

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Rank #8: Indie Film Weekly 11.11.16: What a Trump Presidency Means for Filmmakers

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, we break down the potential impact of America’s new government on artists and the press. No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco and Emily Buder also cover an ambitious Election Day documentary-in-the-making and the Cinema Eye Honors and IDA Awards nominees, say goodbye to French cinematographer Raoul Coutard, discuss how YouTube is branching into HDR, and talk about GoPro’s unfortunate recall of its new Karma drone. In the Ask No Film School segment, we advise on the best website builder for filmmakers. Tech writer Charles Haine joins us to bring the latest gear news, and we hear an excerpt from Liz’s interview with ‘Arrival’ DP Bradford Young. As always, we update you on upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, 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 www.nofilmschool.com. http://nofilmschool.com/2017/07/indie-film-weekly-111116-podcast

Nov 11 2016

32mins

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Rank #9: Indie Film Weekly 7.28.16: We Pick the Best Camera for First-Time Directors

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord and Producer Jon Fusco are joined by Tech Writer Charles Haine to finally settle one of our most FAQs: which camera should I buy? We also get into the DNC's film connections, the new slate of super-trailers released at last week's Comic-Con, indies nominated for this year's News & Documentary Emmys, memorials to both director Garry Marshall (‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Beaches’) and the VCR, and some skyward drama around California's first drone-related arrest. As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, our Ask No Film School segment, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

Jul 28 2016

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Rank #10: How to Start a Production Company: From Film School to Raising Money Out of Your Bedroom Office

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In this episode of the No Film School podcast, Emily Buder sits down with David Ethan Shapiro, CEO of Starlight Studios, and Jacob Schulsinger, editor ("Force Majeure," "Antichrist"), to discuss their Sundance premiere, "Come Swim," Kristen Stewart's experimental short film. We talk the merits of film school and why it's important to recreate that creative atmosphere in your career, the secret to raising money as a producer, why editors should help directors write movies, and more.

Mar 06 2017

43mins

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Rank #11: Indie Film Weekly 5.05.16: Online Video Grows Up

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School Founder Ryan Koo and Editor-in-Chief Liz Nord wonder: are we in a new era for online video? With increased spending and more platforms represented at the digital NewFronts presentations to advertisers (including an announcement by Refinery29 of directorial debuts from Kristen Stewart and Gabourey Sidibe); a new merger between Vimeo and VHX; and over 50 film & video categories in the prestigious Webby Awards, online options for filmmakers are more credible, sophisticated, and potentially lucrative than ever before. The co-hosts discuss these developments, along with a controversy at this year's HotDocs festival in Toronto and some follow-up to No Film School's NAB coverage, including our exclusive in-depth demo video of Lytro's game-changing Cinema Camera. As always, the episode includes our Ask No Film School segment, plus grant and festival deadlines, upcoming indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

May 05 2016

52mins

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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: 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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Rank #14: Indie Film Weekly 7.14.16: The Real Reason Pokemon Go Matters & RED Goes 8K for Bay

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film Schoolers Liz Nord, Emily Buder and Jon Fusco delve into the augmented reality craze that’s spreading faster than Tinder, and ‘Helium,’ RED’s new 8K sensor. At the top of the show, we cover some ways in which the indie film world is tackling the serious recent news headlines around race and violence in America. We also hear from director Jeff Nichols about his preference for shooting anamorphic, debate Michael Shannon’s recent complaints about underpaid indie actors, and discuss New York times coverage of documentary film funding. As always, the show also covers news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, Ask No Film School and and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

Jul 14 2016

42mins

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Rank #15: Pitching Do's and Don’ts: How to Get Your Film Funded

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This week’s guests have heard over 10,000 pitches between them and, in this episode, they reveal what works and what doesn't when you're trying to raise money for your films. No Film School’s Liz Nord is joined by Molly O’Brien (Chief Business Development Officer of Fork Films), Daniel Chalfen (Co-founder of Naked Edge Films), and Jose Rodriguez (Director of Documentary Programs at the Tribeca Film Institute) to discuss the art of the pitch.

Sep 25 2017

34mins

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Rank #16: 8.9.19: Can You Tell When The Project You're Working On is Good?

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Tarantino's 'Boogie Nights' complaint gets dissected by George and Charles, who also dig deep on film stock and early landmarks in filmmaking technology.
From the silent era to porn in the 70's we touch on the whole lot this week.

Aug 09 2019

42mins

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Rank #17: What It Takes to Get Your Short into Sundance

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For all intents and purposes, the Sundance Film Festival is the Holy Grail for many short filmmakers around the world. Need proof? Just take a look at the number of entries to this year's competition: 9,000. It would take an army to sift through that much content. Or at least a highly dedicated and skilled team of programmers. Even with that sort of team in place, it seems like there has to be some element of luck involved with getting into one of the country's most prestigious festivals. In this episode of The No Film School Podcast, producer Jon Fusco and writer Oakley Anderson-Moore conduct a roundtable discussion with crew members from three of the 68 films presented in this year's shorts program. Included in the discussion are Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd and Douglas Cox from Dawn of the Deaf, a sign language zombie movie made with the deaf community in London; Native American filmmaker, Lyle Corbine Jr. who's latest short Shinaab marks his fifteenth film; and Jessica Beshir and Charlie Hoxie, who round out the group with their film Hairat, which details the strange nightly ritual of an Ethiopian man who feeds hyenas by dangling meat from a stick in his mouth. The result is a fascinating dissection of the steps each filmmaker took to find their place at Sundance. You'll find more than a few nuggets of advice in there to aid in your own short filmmaking projects.

Feb 13 2017

51mins

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Rank #18: 'Don't be Afraid if You Didn't Go To Film School': The Method to Success Behind 'Greener Grass'

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Greener Grass is a project that has been on a whirlwind path to success since the very beginning.

Directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe's first iteration of the surreal comedy turned heads as a short film back in 2016, when it won awards at major festivals like SXSW and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.

Upon its release online, it also achieved viral status and earned distinctions from Short of the Week and Vimeo. It's rare that a short finds success like that both on the festival circuit and online, but hey, when you watch Greener Grass, it's easy to see why.

Though they claim to have had no intention of doing so initially, the duo expanded the short into a feature film which hit Sundance in a big way back in January.

The film's meticulously crafted aesthetic places it on a level somewhere between Adult Swim and David Lynch. With the aid of talented production designers, costume designers, and a brilliantly specific script, DeBoer and Luebbe's film brings us into a candy-coated utopia that we've never seen the likes of in film before.

Of course, things descend into dystopia by the time the film's through. Suburban tensions reach their boiling point after one mom willingly gives up her daughter to a friend, who I might add later goes on to give birth to a bouncing baby soccer ball.

Things get weird. But not odd enough to sway IFC Midnight from purchasing the film earlier this week, or SXSW programming it into their festival to be seen in Austin later this week.

Jon Fusco sat down with the directors and producer Natalie Metzger at Sundance this year to talk about using characters to build a world, hiring geniuses as collaborators and more.

Mar 11 2019

29mins

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Rank #19: How To Shoot Where You're Not Allowed

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What happens when the community you’re filming doesn’t want you there? That is exactly the dilemma that faced celebrated documentarians Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady when they embarked on their latest project, the Netflix Original film 'One of Us'. The directing duo returns to the territory that garnered them an Oscar nomination in 2007 for 'Jesus Camp': extreme religious sects in America. In 'One of Us', we travel far from the rural Evangelical Christian summer camps of Jesus Camp to a very different world: the insular Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York. The film focuses on three young people attempting to leave the community despite threats of retaliation. They are at different stages of separation but each is struggling to join mainstream America after having been raised strictly following daily religious mandates, speaking Yiddish, and with virtually no secular education. Because of sensitivities around their subjects and the community at large, Ewing, Grady and their cinematographers, Jenni Morello and Alex Takats, had to to develop all kinds of tactics and strategies for shooting very inconspicuously. Both the directors and DPs join No Film School's Liz Nord on this episode to discuss how they managed to film and craft such a sympathetic tale from within a notoriously closed community.

Nov 06 2017

33mins

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Rank #20: 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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