Hey Indie Filmmakers - a DIY filmmaking podcast
Episode 41: Is the iPhone X a professional camera?
Episode 41: Is the iPhone X a professional camera? Is the iPhone X a professional video camera? Plus, we solve your filmmaking math problems, what causes moire, and whether it’s fair use to film a sporting event. This week, Nick shared Lee Morris’ iPhone X camera review with me, as well as The Verge’s infrared footage. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. Tom shared his cool...
Bonus episode: I dropped a microphone in water
Bonus episode: I dropped a microphone in water Griffin accidentally sends his lavalier microphone underwater. Nick starts editing video game content in Adobe Premiere. Watch Griffin’s microphone comparison video—Can you hear a $500 difference? Watch Channel One 11:30am November 12 For our Australian fans, watch Channel One this Sunday, November 12. Griffin is on the second episode of this season’s Snap Happy TV, airing 11:30am.
Episode 40: Shooting Anamorphic
Episode 40: Shooting Anamorphic Shooting with an anamorphic adapter for the first time, Griffin shares his experience with Nick. Plus, your questions about underwater photography, capturing a nine-hour time lapse, and what ever became of my DIY teleprompter. Thank you to our listener Kyle for letting me borrow his SLR Magic 1.33x anamorphic adapter! Upcoming Film Festival Screenings Hand-cut screens Thursday, November 2, at the Big Apple Film Festival (9:00pm) and Friday, November 3,...
Episode 39: Scary Camera Danger
Episode 39: Scary Camera Danger Griffin and Nick have each needed liability insurance for their video projects—luckily never needed camera insurance for damage or theft. Plus, your questions about the hidden mic technique, interlaced video, and putting Nikon lenses on a Panasonic camera. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. More details at Tongal.com/Projects
Episode 38: Masking Out Mistakes
Episode 38: Masking Out Mistakes In his latest tutorial video about masking out mistakes, Griffin actually made several mistakes. We go behind-the-scenes. Plus, your questions about cheap prime lenses, the difference between .M4V and .MOV, and what decibel level to edit your audio. Watch Griffin’s masking tutorial, Hiding a Mic in Plain Sight Griffin’s documentary filmmaking class is 25% off through October 22.
Episode 37: White Balance & Kelvin
Episode 37: White Balance & Kelvin Griffin and Nick answer Kelvin questions and share white balance techniques, then get a surprise medical prescription for voiceover. Plus your questions about finding clients in your small town, which drone to buy, and if you really need an external recorder. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the opportunity to make content for brands and get paid. More details at Tongal.com/Projects Listen...
Episode 36: Panasonic GH5 v2.0 Firmware
Episode 36: Panasonic GH5 v2.0 Firmware Panasonic updated the GH5 firmware—Nick and Griffin take a look at this camera’s powerful new features. Plus, your questions about color correcting, why framerates come in weird numbers, and filming flood rescue at night, without lights. Download the new v2.0 Lumix GH5 firmware—or check other bodies and lenses for updates—on Panasonic’s website. Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the...
Episode 34: Recording Great Voiceover
Episode 34: Recording Great Voiceover Voiceover artist Matt Shivers helps Nick and Griffin record better vocal tracks. Plus, your questions about exposure blending, what to do when your video content is stolen, and if it’s legal to film in a national park. Thank you to our friend Matt for sharing his voiceover tips! *Matt uses these mics: Neumann TLM-103 and a Sennheiser MKH 416 Hey Indie Filmmakers is brought to you by Tongal—a creative network where anyone, anywhere has the...
Episode 33: Mystery of the Light Leaks
Episode 33: Mystery of the Light Leaks Nick unravels the mystery of light leaks hitting Griffin’s Panasonic GH4 sensor. Shooting time lapses and infrared at Zion National Park. Episode recorded in St. George, Utah at the DOCUTAH film festival. Plus, your questions about green screen problems, editing short films, and entering film festivals. My film Hand-cut played this year at DOCUTAH—so did Sriracha in 2014. For more on festivals I’ve entered, been rejected by, and their costs,...
Bonus episode: Converting My Camera to Infrared
Infrared light waves penetrate skin enough to soften features—notice my missing freckles. Bonus episode: Converting My Camera to Infrared Before their next full episode on September 13, Griffin decides to convert his Panasonic GH4 to shoot infrared, instead of visible light. Nick joins Griffin in St. George, Utah next week for the DOCUTAH film festival. The two most popular infrared conversion services are Life Pixel in Texas and Kolari Vision in New Jersey.
Episode 32: Swear Words & Censorship
Episode 32: Swear Words & Censorship Nick and Griffin discuss swear words, censorship, and figure out the MPAA movie rating for Sriracha. Plus, your questions about prime lenses, operating a Glidecam, and picture profiles for cameras. Watch Indy Mogul’s History of Movie Ratings. Resources from this episode censor-beep-01.wavcosting between $750–$25,000YouTube Community GuidelinesApple iTunes Podcast GuidelinesNick is proud of this Glidecam HD-2000 shot. Griffin hangs a blanket behind...
Episode 31: I Filmed the Solar Eclipse
Episode 31: I Filmed the Solar Eclipse Griffin heads to Bowling Green, Kentucky to film the solar eclipse—Nick experiences cloudy weather. Plus, your questions about marketing yourself on social media, how to expose for time lapses, and mounting two cameras on one tripod. Filmmaking equipment mentioned in this episode: Panasonic Lumix 100–400mmBaader Planetarium AstroSolar safety filmCelestron EclipSmart Solar FilterPedco Ultra ClampThank you to my friend Carrie at Sur la Lune...