11 episodes

A show about the art, craft and business of filmmaking.

Establishing Shots features interviews with writers, directors, actors, VFX artists, ADs, gaffers, production designers and anyone else who's involved in the creative or business side of filmmaking. What do they do? How do they do it? And, most importantly, how did they get there?

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

A show about the art, craft and business of filmmaking.

Establishing Shots features interviews with writers, directors, actors, VFX artists, ADs, gaffers, production designers and anyone else who's involved in the creative or business side of filmmaking. What do they do? How do they do it? And, most importantly, how did they get there?

    How to turn your indie movie into a hit (with Mark Jenkin)

    How to turn your indie movie into a hit (with Mark Jenkin)

    On this episode of the Establishing Shots podcast, we're joined by Mark Jenkin, writer/director of the critically acclaimed (and box office hit) Bait, which won him a BAFTA at the start of the year. Mark discusses his decision to shoot on black and white 16mm film, how such an unusual film was financed, and what it feels like to have a runaway hit on your hands.
    You can watch Bait here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bait-Edward-Rowe/dp/B082G6ZWFQ
    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.
    With Mark Jenkin.
    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.
    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 42 min
    How to release your film to the world (with Ben Kent)

    How to release your film to the world (with Ben Kent)

    Following our previous interview with Ben Kent, director of Killer Weekend, we revisit the production in its week of release. 

    Watch Killer Weekend now on iTunes: https://t.co/gFzqAJJJ25

    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.

    With Ben Kent.

    This podcast is co-published by CineVue – visit cine-vue.com for the latest film reviews, features, interviews and festival coverage.

    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.

    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 21 min
    What does Arabic cinema look like in 2019? (with Sheyma Buali)

    What does Arabic cinema look like in 2019? (with Sheyma Buali)

    On this week's episode of Establishing Shots, Nick Hilton is talking to Sheyma Buali director of the BBC Arabic Festival, about programming a festival focused on films from the Arab world, what it takes to make a great Arabic film in 2019, and whether we're seeing progress in people's appetite for world cinema.

    To find out more about the BBC Arabic Festival (including trailers for all the films discussed on the show and ticket information) visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4GfCz5WkKzscrmhW8bg8CBC/films-and-documentaries-from-today-s-arab-world

    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.

    With Sheyma Buali.

    This podcast is co-published by CineVue – visit cine-vue.com for the latest film reviews, features, interviews and festival coverage.

    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.

    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 31 min
    How to go from VFX whizz to writer/director (with Ben Kent)

    How to go from VFX whizz to writer/director (with Ben Kent)

    On this week's Establishing Shots, Nick Hilton is speaking to writer/director Ben Kent about his new feature film, horror/comedy F.U.B.A.R. Ben is an Academy Award winning VFX software developer, now making a go of it in the world of comedy writing and director, so the discussion naturally centres on transitioning roles in the film industry and how to make sure that you visual effects are up to snuff.

    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.

    With Ben Kent.

    This podcast is co-published by CineVue – visit cine-vue.com for the latest film reviews, features, interviews and festival coverage.

    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.

    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 27 min
    How to go from Britain to Hollywood (with Yann Demange)

    How to go from Britain to Hollywood (with Yann Demange)

    Our guest this week is Yann Demange, director of 2014's '71 and now White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey. He discusses the challenges of making a 'genre hopping' film in America, the differences between the British and American film industries, and how he hopes to be making even more personal films in the future.
    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.
    With Yann Demange.
    This podcast is co-published by CineVue – visit cine-vue.com for the latest film reviews, features, interviews and festival coverage.
    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.
    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 16 min
    How to make a movie on your iPhone (with Victoria Mapplebeck)

    How to make a movie on your iPhone (with Victoria Mapplebeck)

    Our guest this week is Victoria Mapplebeck, the director of 160 Characters and Missed Call, two short documentaries about her son, both filmed on iPhones. She is also a reader in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway university, where she also convenes their Documentary MA programme. She talks about making films with your iPhone, finding funding for documentaries in the UK, and whether VR (Virtual Reality) is the future of documentary filmmaking.
    Missed Call directed by Victoria Mapplebeck won the Social Media Short Award at The AHRC Research in Film Awards which took place at BAFTA on November 8 2018.
    Presented and produced by Nick Hilton.
    With Victoria Mapplebeck.
    This podcast is co-published by CineVue – visit cine-vue.com for the latest film reviews, features, interviews and festival coverage.
    Theme music is Smokin Sticks by Grandbankss.
    This is a Podot podcast. For sales and advertising contact nick@podotpods.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Dreamy voice

Quality content delivered in dulcet tones

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Well produced and interesting content

The podcast is slickly produced, and the interviewer has really done his homework when he speaks with his subjects. I feel in good hands whilst listening to this! I look forward to many more.

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Useful mix of indie and Hollywood film interviews, and a nice focus on how the films actually get made rather than just ideas and artistry.

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