58 episodes

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.

How They Did It: Filmmaking Ian O'Neill

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Coronavirus, Digging Into Screenwriting and The End of Season One

    Coronavirus, Digging Into Screenwriting and The End of Season One

    In this, the final episode of Season One, I talk about the effect of the Coronavirus on filmmakers and how now is a great time to delve into screenwriting. 

    • 13 min
    Episode 57. Kate Madison on her Epic Fantasy Series, 'Ren: The Girl with the Mark'

    Episode 57. Kate Madison on her Epic Fantasy Series, 'Ren: The Girl with the Mark'

    Kate Madison is mostly known for directing, producing and acting in her Lord of the Rings prequel, Born of Hope, but more recently she produced and directed her award-winning fantasy series Ren: The Girl with the Mark. She is an actor, director, writer, producer, editor and has held numerous other roles in the film industry which makes her a great source of information.

    Kate's Game of Thrones style mini-epic, Ren: The Girl with the Mark, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its second season. Visit https://www.rentheseries.com/ to learn everything about the series, to view first season episodes and the Kickstarter campaign.

    If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast

    I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.

    Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a positive review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated. 

    Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting! 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 56. Lisa Crawford on Producing, Learning and Being Your True Self

    Episode 56. Lisa Crawford on Producing, Learning and Being Your True Self

    Lisa Crawford was born in Durban, South Africa. After living in Curacao in the Caribbean for 20 years, she immigrated to Canada in 2007. In 2016 she followed her childhood dream to be in the film industry. In 2017 she took acting lessons and earned her first role on "Captured". She went on to play various roles in TV & web series. In 2018 she ventured into filmmaking and wrote, produced and directed her first two films "Death Game" & "What if?".

    To learn what Lisa is up to, check out her IMDB Page or find her on Facebook.

    Have any questions or comments, feel free to email Lisa: Lisa@canasun.ca

    If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast

    I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.

    Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a positive review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated. 

    Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting! 

    • 56 min
    Episode 55. Seize The Day!

    Episode 55. Seize The Day!

    I'm not a believer in New Year's Resolutions and this episode explains why. I believe that we should all seize the day!

    You can see this episode on video:
    Seize The Day Video

    If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast

    I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.

    Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated. 

    Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting! 

    • 9 min
    Episode 54. Professor and Filmmaker Morgan Sandler Delves Into Visual Storytelling

    Episode 54. Professor and Filmmaker Morgan Sandler Delves Into Visual Storytelling

    Morgan Sandler is a professor of Digital Film Production at the University of La Verne in Southern California who has spent nearly 20 years working professionally as a cinematographer and camera operator for the film and television industries, which he continues to do when outside of the classroom. Morgan and I delve into his book Visual Storytelling; How to Speak to Your Audience Without Saying a Word.
    If you have any comments or questions for Morgan, reach out to him by email at msandler@laverne.edu
    If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast

    I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.

    Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated. 

    Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting! 

    • 46 min
    Episode 53. Renaldo Kell Talks All Things Filmmaking

    Episode 53. Renaldo Kell Talks All Things Filmmaking

    Renaldo Kell is a writer, director, producer, and editor from South Africa who has several short films and a TV series under his belt. He’s here to talk about his latest, a feature film called The Bush Knife which can be seen right now on Amazon Prime. 
    Find out more about The Bush Knife on Facebook
    You can connect with Renaldo on Facebook and Twitter: @thekellleague

    If you have any comments or questions about the show, please stop by my Facebook page @howtheydiditpodcast

    I’m on twitter at @hfilmmaking and on Instagram at How They Did It: Filmmaking.

    Please show your support for the show by subscribing on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or wherever you listen to your podcasts. Please take a few minutes to give me a review on any of these platforms...it would be so helpful and greatly appreciated. 
     
    Thanks again for joining me and I’ll be back with another show soon. Until then, Keep Shooting!

    • 29 min

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Gotta hand it to Ian O'Neill and 'How They Did It: Filmmaking'. The interviews are chock full of useful tips on the filmmaking process, and Ian's approach is truly heartfelt and honest.

If you're wanting to make a film, or are currently making one, 'How They Did It: FIlmmaking' is a valuable resource. The 'joie de vivre' of that creative endeavour is featured here in spades!

IanWrites ,

Lots of great info!

Interesting guests and useful information for anyone thinking of making their own film or even just interested in the film industry. I look forward to hearing more!

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