Podcasting is going through a renaissance of sorts, and the wave of inspiring topical content is making its way into filmmaking territory.
Of course, there have been quite a few podcasts that focus on film news and film criticism, and there have been others that have focused on the technical aspects of filmmaking (the Go Creative Show is a favorite). However, until this month, filmmakers haven't had their own version of This American Life, a show that delves into the personal stories and the intangibles of filmmaking in a way that is both inspiring and informative.
Our friend Ron Dawson, who runs Dare Dreamer Media, a Seattle-based company that focuses on the providing topical content based around the art and economics of being an independent creative, recently launched the first two episodes of Radio Film School. It's a show that explores the question of what it means to be a filmmaker, and it's told through a unique documentary style reminiscent of Radio Lab, This American Life, and other groundbreaking shows.
So without any further ado, here are first two episodes of Radio Film School, which explore the topic of fatherhood as a thematic element of filmmaking. To navigate around to the second episode, just hit the "Menu" button in the player below. Enjoy:
In addition to the primary episodes of the show, which are released bi-weekly, Ron is also producing another small segment called Short Ends that explores a different filmmaking topic in the weeks between episodes. Last week's segment was all about techniques for directing actors, and it's an excellent listen.