Podcasts are my media of choice. I’ve threaten to start one but I haven’t found a niche that isn’t fairly well covered. Below is a list of ones mostly in the creative field that I frequent. If you know any that strike a chord, let me know. (The links are to the feeds).
This cat has interviewed quite a few quality people. It’s direct to the point minus the film clip bookends. I’m still playing catch up but I dug the Joel Grimes interview.
Digital Production Buzz
Larry Jordan took over this podcast from Phillip Hodgetts (sorry, I’m not going to check the spelling) and the format remains similar as well as the indomitable wingman Michael “Headcutter” Horton. Admittedly, I haven’t listened in about a year. Part of that is that each episode can be too much of a grab bag. Mainly though, I tend to get derailed whenever they do a stretch of live shows documenting NAB or the like. Too much data for the amount of time I have. At some point, I toss the un-listened and start with the fresh.
A bunch of filmmaking tutorials from cats who decided to document their learning process. My viewing has gone spotty given my schedule and that I prefer audio podcasts. However, this one has to be video given its nature. It’s goofy on purpose.
The Full Time Photographer
Dude’s excitable and eager. I’m only a few in but I’m chugging away since I like to listen to new releases without being burdened by unfamiliarity with the archive. There are quite a few cats being interviewed (1 per thus far) and they have been high calibre. I’ve learned about several new creatives and their individual paths.
As I’ve listened from the beginning, it’s been interesting to hear the sophistication of this show develop. It’s an audio Siskel & Ebert without Siskel & Ebert. It’s cool enough but my attention started waning a few years ago. However, it’s the best variety of films reviewed compared to the other podcast that I listen to or of which I’m aware.
History of Photography
Long and detailed recordings of the class at some college. Everything that’s spoken about can ordinarily be found via a simple search so it makes easier to follow if that’s your interest. It’s very long so it’s helpful if you have insomnia or desire background noise.
KCRW: The Business
Popular entertainment business news. Interviews from both sides of the line.
KCRW: The Treatment
Elvis Mitchell’s series where he yaps to a variety of entertainment and entertainment news individuals.
Meet the Filmmaker
Live recorded panels from a variety of Apple Stores. Sometimes it’s actors, directors, editors. They come out in spurts so they can stack up. I wind up deleting quite a few given the quantity.
The Post Podcast
Not double-checking but I think this is attached to the Toolfarm. It’s a solo show with a guest interviewee. It’s a bit dry and biased while simultaneously unbiased. I probably have 3 episodes remaining before I’m caught up.
“All about film editing”
Title says it all though I don’t think all of the cinematographers are “American”.
Focus is towards writers. Some good stories.
That Post Show
I think the main dude used to be on the defunct “This Week in Media”. It’s a hell of a lot of rambling but if you’ve lived a post-production life, it’s validation. It’s also interesting to see how this dudes projects and company morph as well as the guests.
I include this one because the format is consistent. It caters to hobbyists, workshoppers and event cats but the participants in the discussions are affable.
Agency Access “The Lab”, Burns Auto Parts, Spotcast are defunct but the information remains relevant.