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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.

    Who Will Save Arclight Cinemas?

    Who Will Save Arclight Cinemas?

    This week on the No Film School Podcast, after mourning the loss of the Arclight and Pacific Theaters, we now speculate on hopes for its survival. Also, we offer the secrets of keeping a franchise fresh and exciting after many sequels or reboots.
    In Tech News: FilmConvert releases new software to get your iPhone to match the look of high-end cinema cameras.
    And for Ask No Film School, we discuss scholarships for (...yes) film school.
    Please email us any questions at ask@nofilmschool.com!
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    'Miss Juneteenth' Writer/Director Shows Us How to Beat the Odds

    'Miss Juneteenth' Writer/Director Shows Us How to Beat the Odds

    Channing Godfrey Peoples and Neil Creque Williams put everything on the line for a personal story, and it worked. 
    How do you make the degree of difficulty even higher for a feature film debut? Channing and Neil found a way, but the commitment they had to the material, their faith in one another as sounding boards and creative visionaries helped them pull off something that you should definitely not try at home. But to hear it from them is best, so what are you waiting for? 
    Miss Juneteenth is available to stream on amazon prime as well as other services. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think of the film and Channing and Neil's story. 
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    I'm Producing A Feature... What First Steps Do I Take?

    I'm Producing A Feature... What First Steps Do I Take?

    This week on the No Film School Podcast, we the low ratings of the Oscars -- and why it ain't just because of COVID. Also: Apple gets a class-action lawsuit filed against them for the misleading use of the word "BUY."
    For Ask No Film School, Katherine asks what the first steps should take are for producing an indie feature -- and some very useful tips are dropped.
    And for this week's Deep Cuts: movies that made us leave the theater stunned.
    Please email us any questions at ask@nofilmschool.com!
    *Editorial note: Burning was released in 2018, the year prior to Parasite. 
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    • 59 min
    The Guys Who Edited Borat Tell All

    The Guys Who Edited Borat Tell All

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm took over the culture for a minute or two back in the fall of 2020, not just because Sasha Baron-Cohen as a knack for this with his comedic stylings, but because timing is... everything. In the heat of an election cycle, Borat went for the jugular and put American culture on its heels once again. Hear how the editors saw it and pieced it together. 
    All three of these guys have had amazing careers both with Cohen and on their own. They haven't just been cutting Cohen's work, but much of the BEST comedy to come from the last decade-plus. They talk about working with Cohen, working with comedic genius of all variety, and finding the keys to keeping a story that shifts between scripted and non working in all the most important ways. 
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    • 49 min
    The Pros and Cons of Integrating AI into Filmmaking

    The Pros and Cons of Integrating AI into Filmmaking

    This week on the No Film School Podcast: can an AI do a decent job writing additional scenes for Lady Bird? In our final segment, the creators of the new app Dynascore join us to explain how AI can help create music that fits your video.
    Also: some hot takes on why adding product placement to classic films may not be the craziest or worst idea ever.
    Please email us any questions at ask@nofilmschool.com!
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    • 51 min
    Following a True Story Landed This Writer/Director His Feature Debut

    Following a True Story Landed This Writer/Director His Feature Debut

    Concrete Cowboy is a true story, a labor of love, and a star-studded debut. Writer/Director Ricky Staub cared about this story enough to invest a lot of time in bringing it to life. That care paid off when he got the chance to have his feature film debut with Concrete Cowboy for Netflix, starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin. I spoke to Ricky about the unique process of getting this story to the screen, and how he crafted the look with DP Minka Farthing-Kohl and veteran DI Mike Sowa.
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    • 55 min

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