This episode of Indie Film Weekly wonders if DSLR filmmaking is finally dead, and whether Soderbergh's new production model can revive indies.
Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord bring these stories and more, including a former Google Android exec who extols iPhone filmmaking, Netflix's $20.5 billion in debt, and a sad goodbye to Pulitzer-Winning writer, director, and actor Sam Shepard. We also hear from video essay guru Kogonada about his debut feature Columbus, which hits theaters this week.
In gear news, Fusion gets a VR toolset and big price break, the TSA adds filmmaker-unfriendly travel rules, and lens mount options grow for the Fujfilm MK zooms. Ask No Film School fields a question about what extent you should involve an author in your film when it's based on their book.
As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, weekly words of industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.
Listen to the episode by streaming or downloading from the embedded player above, or find on iTunes here.
Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- Watch: How a 2-Minute Short Can Launch Your Career
- Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Writer, Director, and Actor, Dies at 73
- 5 Hollywood Meetings You Should Master and How to Do It
- 'For Ahkeem': How to Make an Authentic Movie About Someone Else's Story
- Fusion 9 Gets a VR Toolset and Big Price Break in Major Upgrade
- If You're a Filmmaker, You May Not Like the TSA's New Airport Screening Protocol
- Did You Order a New Canon or Nikon DSLR? You'll Have to Wait
- Lens Mount Options Growing for the Fujfilm MK Zooms
Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities
- Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then Short Documentary - August 4
- NEH Media Production Grants - August 9
- NEH Media Development Grants - August 9
Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals
- Crossroads Film Festival - August 5
- Lone Star Film Festival - August 9
- Oxford International Film Festival - August 8
- 68 Kill - August 4