December 14, 2017

Netflix's Most Popular Shows Revealed & An Unexpected Way to Improve Your Script [PODCAST]

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This episode of Indie Film Weekly uncovers which Netflix shows people just couldn't get enough of this year. 

Jon Fusco and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss Louis CK’s I Love You, Daddy distribution saga and awards season updates (and upsets) from the Golden Globes, European Film Awards, and IDA Documentary Awards. We also reveal Netflix's most binged shows of 2017, get into a pretty geeky debate about Star Wars, and share tips from filmmaker Ela Thier about how to become your own script doctor.

Charles Haine joins us for gear news and answers an Ask No Film School question about scanning photos to use in your film.

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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Film Releases



  • Wormwood - December 15
  • Fire Chasers - Available now


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This episode of Indie Film Weekly was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.

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I have to disagree with Charles when it comes to AE being the "gold standard" for subpixel sampling. Apple Motion and by extension FCPX has excellent subpixel sampling that's at least as good as AE. So animating photos with a plugin in FCPX or natively in Motion would be just as good (and faster and easier) than doing it in AE. I'm working on a feature historical documentary right now that has tons of photos and being able to do high quality photo animations on the timeline that are rendered on the fly is a huge benefit to my productivity.

December 16, 2017 at 1:34PM

William Streeter

So we can be making some way to make movies in windows 10 at when we want to record the screen.

December 29, 2017 at 9:50AM