Almost Professional

Almost Professional

By Blake Calhoun
A podcast about living the dream as an almost professional filmmaker.
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018 • How the BBC Uses Smartphones To Cover the News: A Conversation with Mark Settle
In this episode Blake chats with mobile journalism pioneer and "Mojo" trainer Marc Settle. Marc has worked for the BBC his entire career and for the past 10 years has been a leading advocate for utilizing smartphone video in the broadcast TV news business. How successful has he been? Listen to the episode to find out. :) Connect with Marc: https://twitter.com/MarcSettle Watch the Mobile Creator Summit (episode with Blake): https://youtu.be/1T3ISz2ILQE?t=14274 Learn more about mobile video from The Mobile Filmmaker Academy: https://academy.iphoneographers.tv/courses © 2020 ImageWorks Inc.
58:18
May 5, 2020
017 • Making a Cinematic (iPhone Shot) Short Film with David Cleeve
In this episode Blake interviews cinematographer David Cleeve about making the iPhone shot short film "No Hard Feelings". Dave's website: https://davidcleeve.com/ "No Hard Feelings" YouTube episode: https://youtu.be/CbXWkXktp5M Learn more about mobile filmmaking: https://www.ifilmmakers.tv/   © 2020 ImageWorks Inc.
43:25
April 16, 2020
016 • A Candid Conversation with FiLMiC Pro's Christopher Cohen
In this episode Blake chats with FiLMIC Pro's CTO Christopher Cohen about all things FiLMIC Pro (including lots about LogV2), their cozy relationship with Apple and the state of mobile filmmaking technology today. Check out LumaFusion Color Grading 101: http://bit.ly/LumaFusionColor101 Connect with Chris: https://twitter.com/mythicStallion. Learn more about mobile filmmaking: https://www.iphoneographers.tv/ © 2020 ImageWorks Inc.
55:49
March 24, 2020
015 • A Deep Dive Into Mobile Filmmaking Tech with Richard Lackey
In this episode Blake talks mobile filmmaking tech with Cinema5D writer, FiLMiC Pro evangelist, professional colorist and all around great filmmaker Richard Lackey. Check out LumaFusion Color Grading 101: http://bit.ly/LumaFusionColor101 Connect with Richard... YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlackeyjr Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichLackey Blog: https://www.richardlackey.com/ Learn more about mobile filmmaking: https://www.iphoneographers.tv/ © 2020 ImageWorks Inc.
58:56
March 3, 2020
014 • Why 4K video already has enough K's
In this episode Blake talks about whether more video K's (4K, 6K, 8K, and so on) are necessarily better or not.  Check out my mobile filmmaking courses: https://academy.iphoneographers.tv/courses Watch The iPhoneographers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iphoneographers/videos Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iFilmmakers © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
18:33
February 6, 2020
013 • Mobile vs. Traditional Filmmaking with Patrick Tomasso
In this episode Blake interviews Canadian filmmaker Patrick Tomasso.  They take a deep dive into what their preferences are when it comes to mobile versus traditional filmmaking methods. Check out the Mobile Filmmaker Academy courses: https://academy.iphoneographers.tv/courses Watch the iPhoneographers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iphoneographers/videos Follow Blake on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iFilmmakers Follow Patrick on Twitter https://twitter.com/imPatrickT © 2020 ImageWorks Inc.
43:15
January 14, 2020
012 • The Best Mobile Filmmaking Gear of 2019
In this episode Blake picks his top mobile filmmaking gear of 2019. Be sure to read the companion blog post and get product links, along with watching videos on the gear here: http://bit.ly/BestMobileGear2019 Thanks for listening! © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
26:27
December 17, 2019
011 • That Looks "Almost Professional"
In this episode Blake talks about what it means to be an "Almost Professional" filmmaker - and why it's the name of this podcast.  Check out my mobile filmmaking courses: https://academy.iphoneographers.tv/courses  Watch The iPhoneographers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iphoneographers/videos  Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iFilmmakers  © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
11:07
November 26, 2019
010 • Is the Ultra Wide lens a novelty?
In this episode Blake asks... Has the iPhone 11 Ultra Wide lens novelty worn off yet? Or, is this lens a novelty at all?  Check out my mobile filmmaking courses: https://academy.iphoneographers.tv/courses  Watch The iPhoneographers on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/iphoneographers/videos  Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iFilmmakers  © 2019 ImageWorks Inc. 
13:44
November 5, 2019
009 • DOF Adapters & Mobile Filmmaking?
Does using a DOF adapter in a mobile filmmaking setup (i.e. a smartphone) go against the entire idea of "mobile" filmmaking?  In this episode Blake considers the pros and cons of using the new Ulanzi DOF adapter. For those unfamiliar... DOF adapters connect photo lenses to a smartphone so you can get shallow depth-of-field and a more traditional cinematic look - however, they are bulky and often cumbersome to use. Learn more about SMARTPHONE CINEMATOGRAPHY 101: http://bit.ly/SmartCine101  © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
14:12
October 15, 2019
008 • New Short Film & New iPhone
In this episode Blake talks about his latest short film production for the FiLMiC Pro contest along with the new iPhone 11 Pro Max.  - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers)     - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10)   - Enroll in the FiLMiC Pro Guide on Udemy (http://bit.ly/FP6GuideUdemy) - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop)   - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers) © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
14:22
September 26, 2019
007 • Why not just get a DSLR instead of a smartphone?
A comment/question I get on my YouTube channel sometimes is... Why not just get a DSLR instead of an expensive smartphone? Hmmm. Well, let's talk about it... :) - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers)     - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10)   - Enroll in the FiLMiC Pro Guide on Udemy (http://bit.ly/FP6GuideUdemy) - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop)   - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers) - Watch the RED and iPhone 8+ shot music video "What If We Run" https://youtu.be/Ph_JgO-FnL0 © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
11:22
September 3, 2019
006 • Mobile Filmmaking Q&A
In this episode Blake answers mobile filmmaking tech and how-to questions from some of the iPhoneographers' YouTube and Twitter communities. - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers)        - SALE! Save 25% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/2Z5rKuJ)      - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop)      - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers)  - Say howdy to Patrick Tomasso https://www.youtube.com/user/imPatrickT and https://twitter.com/imPatrickT  © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
20:39
August 20, 2019
005 • What Are You Afraid Of?
Smartphones have taken over the consumer stills and home video camera markets, and now are also increasingly being used on high-end professional jobs. Sometimes as an insert camera or for a speciality shot, and sometimes even as the main camera. There's no question that today smartphones can shoot great looking, pro quality video. So why then are some filmmakers afraid of them?  - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers)     - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10)   - Enroll in the FiLMiC Pro Guide on Udemy (http://bit.ly/FP6GuideUdemy) - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop)   - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers)     © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
16:10
August 6, 2019
004 • Life as a Freelance Filmmaker
Being a freelance filmmaker isn't always easy... but it is aways great. - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers)   - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10) - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop) - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers)   © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
16:05
July 23, 2019
003 • "Filmmaking Is Easy"
Today filmmaking actually can be "easy"... Pretty much anyone can grab a camera and shoot pretty pictures, but can they tell a good story? - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers) - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10) - Buy FiLMiC Pro LUT Packs (https://www.iphoneographers.tv/shop) - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers) © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
09:20
July 9, 2019
002 • Shoot a Movie with an iPhone (Blue Moon Interviews)
New Zealand filmmaker Stef Harris shot a feature film called "Blue Moon" in only 6 days for $12,000 (NZ dollars) using an iPhone. In this episode Blake talks with the cast & crew about the project and whether or not shooting with a smartphone was a plus or a minus or maybe both. - Check out "Blue Moon" on Facebook http://bit.ly/BlueMoonFacebook - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10) -Watch our "Blue Moon" interview episode on YouTube (including the trailer) https://youtu.be/frQsDgRhrXI - Subscribe to the YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers) © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
34:44
June 27, 2019
001 • No One Cares About Your Camera
No one cares what kind of camera you use. They care about the movie (or video or commercial or whatever) you make with it. - Check out my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/iPhoneographers) - Save 10% on "The Complete Guide To FiLMiC Pro" (http://bit.ly/FPGuidePOD10) - Say hey on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/iFilmmakers) © 2019 ImageWorks Inc.
11:41
June 10, 2019