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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.

    How Can You Navigate Hollywood if You Aren't Rich or Connected?

    How Can You Navigate Hollywood if You Aren't Rich or Connected?

    Reacting to Sydney Sweeney’s hot take about income struggles…shedding light on the litany of inequalities of the film industry, and tech news about Aputure’s latest tube lighting…

    In this episode, we talk about…

    Context of Sydney Sweeney’s life and making rich people problems relative  

    How residual payouts for actors has changed due to streaming   

    Recognizing the impact of wealth and family connections in the film industry 

    Acknowledging income, housing, and information inequality 

    The benefits of when privileged people speak out against inequalities 

    Aputure’s new MT Pro’s impressive pixel feature

    Understanding professional vs. consumer pricing models for film gear         


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    https://nofilmschool.com/hollywood-income-gap-for-poor-or-middle-class-people

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    • 1 hr
    How to Create Your Directing Opportunities with Liz Allen Rosenbaum

    How to Create Your Directing Opportunities with Liz Allen Rosenbaum

    Purple Hearts director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum reflects on her journey from underexposed dailies in film school to directing a Netflix feature that has come under heavy fire for it's political stance.

    In this episode, we talk about…

    The necessity of being a student of film in every way possible

    Creating a sense of scarcity and leveraging lunchtime screenings 

    Befriending TA gatekeepers and finding a new writing partner

    How saying what you want can lead to work like Purple Hearts 

    Managing the delicate balance of trusting your audience vs. being heavy-handed 

    Threading the needle of fantasy while telling the story you want to tell 

    The challenge of ensuring all characters’ perspectives are valid and balanced      


    Links to Resources: 
    Walter Murch episode: https://megaphone.link/NNLLC3056218334

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    • 36 min
    Find Out What the Hell Happened with HBO Max

    Find Out What the Hell Happened with HBO Max

    Will bots get an unreleased cut of “Bat Girl”? Can women even pay attention to a TV show? A moment of silence for HBO Max employees…and why you need to see the movie “Nope”...

    In this episode, we talk about…

    Merger-specific math and tax benefits of not releasing “Bat Girl”

    A sexist breakdown of viewership for HBO Max vs. Discovery Plus

    What the merger means for the future of HBO Max and the people who love it 

    How the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing in the film industry

    Jordan Peele’s nod to the history of cinema and power of the camera in “Nope”

    Using a 3D camera rig to capture day for night scenes 

    Recognizing the incredible evolution of sound design in film 


    Links to Resources: 
    Nope: https://nofilmschool.com/jordan-peele-nope-imax
    Nope Cameras https://nofilmschool.com/Large-Format-Cinematography-Goes-Giant-with-New-IMAX-Film-Cameras
    Warner Brothers:
    https://nofilmschool.com/warner-bros-cancelled-supehero-movies
    https://nofilmschool.com/what-exactly-going-warner-bros-discovery

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    • 50 min
    How 'Nope' Editor Nicholas Monsour Creates Perspective and Meaning

    How 'Nope' Editor Nicholas Monsour Creates Perspective and Meaning

    “Nope” Editor Nicholas Monsour sheds light on cutting scenes with Jordan Peele and finding the balance between ambiguity and intention…       

    In this episode, we talk about…

    Communicating with Jordan Peele without breaking the bubble of what he’s creating 

    Approaching a script both intuitively and analytically as an editor 

    Creating intentional perspectives and a specific language for the film 

    Why reaching an elevated level means not forcing footage to be something it isn’t 

    Learning what to keep vs. what to toss and understanding the rhythm of a film

    The intentionality behind Jordan’s films and drawing attention to Black cinema

    Recognizing how much blockbusters have changed over the past 20 years 


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    https://nofilmschool.com/nope-movie-explained

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    • 43 min
    How Do You Know When Your Edit is Done?

    How Do You Know When Your Edit is Done?

    How do you maintain perspective as an editor? Can you really do nothing to get ahead? Have you experienced the runner’s high of editing? Plus DaVinci Resolve 18 and killer new cloud tools…
       
    In this episode, we talk about…

    What editorial perspective entails and the emotional rollercoaster of editing

    Suggestions for gut-checking yourself in the editing process

    Recognizing if you’re truly listening to feedback vs. looking for a gold star

    Why it’s okay to be picky about who gives you notes 

    The philosophy behind “Do nothing, stay ahead” and what Napoleon’s inbox would look like today

    Why it’s time to make the switch to Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 18       


    Links to Resources: 
    Walter Murch Interview on Editing - https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/cinematic-legend-walter-murch-on-editing-sound-design/id1078804724?i=1000491356114

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    • 1 hr
    The New Soft Skills You Need as a Modern Filmmaker

    The New Soft Skills You Need as a Modern Filmmaker

    Filmmakers creating trolly news cycles and buying bots to gain online attention… Hollywood myth about keeping your project a secret to prevent it from being stolen... latest cloud storage tools by Blackmagic.

    In this episode, we talk about…

    The phenomenon of creating a trolley news cycle by filmmakers

    Filmmakers are buying bots to gain attention on social media

    Soft skills you can develop to be a good filmmaker

    The idea of putting your vision on the market

    Debunking the myth that you shouldn't talk about your project with anyone.

    Not getting worried about your idea being stolen — it's much cheaper to buy it from you than to steal it.

    WGA arbitration to save your projects from plagiarism

    Blackmagic's latest cloud tools —Cloud Pod, Cloud Store Mini, and Proxy Generator



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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
371 Ratings

371 Ratings

JLAVELLE ,

Such great content!

I am loving this podcast. As an actor we don’t often see what goes on on the other side of the table. Listening to this podcast is insightful and compelling - it’s fascinating to know how we actors fit into this collaborative puzzle. Can’t wait to make my way through all of this great content.

OfficiallyJustise ,

Can’t tell the difference between film and politics

I don’t even really disagree with their politics, but that’s not why I’m here. Way too much politics mixed in. Don’t care to hear people’s politics, agree or not. Just want to speak about the business and learn.

mbcauley ,

Great discussions on industry news and indie filmmaking tips!

I really enjoy this show. It gives a great overview of a range of topics useful for filmmakers, and more specifically indie filmmakers. It’s fun to hear the hosts discuss industry news and tech, but even more interesting is when they go on a deep dive into a filmmaking topic like screenwriting or getting your movie financed in today’s world.

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