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*NEW* Podcast Announcement from Filmtools and ProVideo Coalition!
Hey Everyone! We are really excited to announce a new podcast from Filmtools and ProVideo Coalition. The Art of the Cut podcast with Steve Hullfish just launched with a fantastic interview with editor Mark Sanger about his work on "Detective Pikachu".   In the first episode you can listen to Mark talk about his workflow as he cut together "Detective Pikachu" and about how he progressed in his career as an editor!  The Art Of the Cut podcast is available on Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker and more. It will be available on iTunes in the coming days!  If you like the podcast make sure to tell a friend. Thanks for listening and stay tuned for updates on the next season of the Filmtools Podcast!
June 25, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 8 (w/ Director & Cinematographer Peter Cote)
Join us for the season finale of The Filmtools Podcast where we talk with director and cinematographer Peter Cote! Born and raised in Michigan, Peter first found work on HBO's "The Pacific" and later founded his own commercial production company. After creating a viral ad for Levis and working on other major campaigns, Peter decided to move on from the growing business to pursue other passions. In recent years, Peter has mastered the complex Phantom Flex 4K camera which he has used on spots for Nike, Nickelodeon, MGM, Under Armor and more.  Check out Peters work on his website ( or on his instagram @petercote! 
June 14, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 7 (w/ Cinematographer & Camera Operator Kaity Williams)
This week we sat down with cinematographer and camera operator Kaity Williams. Raised in South Carolina, Kaity first found an interest in film while creating youtube skits with her twin sister. After deciding to move to Los Angeles to chase her passion for film, Kaity took a huge leap of faith by purchasing an Arri AMIRA as a way to show her dedication to her craft and to help push herself to film more. Since taking the step to purchase her camera, Kaity has shot for Footlocker, Google, Lifetime, UberEats, and for rappers Meek Mill and T.I.  Currently, Kaity is working on a documentary that is shooting around the country. You can see more of Kaity’s work on her website ( or on her Instagram (@kaitywilliams)!
June 7, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps.6 (w/Cinematographer, VFX Artist and Producer Mauricio van Hasselt)
Join us this week for a conversation with cinematographer, director, VFX artist and producer Mauricio van Hasselt. Born in Spain, Mauricio was first bit by the filmmaking bug after having a chance to visit the set of "Dune" in the early 1980's. After building and selling a small post production studio in Mexico , Mauricio seized an opportunity to study visual effects and has since taught the art behind VFX to artist around the world. More recently, Mauricio has moved into the role of producer/ camera operator for a SYFY feature length films that he co-created.  
May 31, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps.5 (w/ Cinematographer & VFX Artist Phil Holland)
Join us this week for a conversation with cinematographer, director, and colorist Phil Holland. Phil has decades of experience in the industry having found his way onto major motion picture sets as a teenager growing up in the San Fernando Valley. Hear from Phil about his break into the big time with his work as a VFX artist for films like "The Mummy", Planet of the Apes", "X-Men" and "Iron Man" as well as his work on the beautiful aerial shots for Apple that you have likely been transfixed by at some point in your life! You can check out Phils work on his website or his instagram @philhollandphfx
May 24, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 4 (w/ Director & Social Media Expert Cole Walliser)
This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with commercial/ music video director Cole Walliser. We heard from Cole about his journey from shooting skateboard videos with his friends in Canada as a teenager to directing commercials for companies like Mercedes-Benz, Revlon, Pantene and more. We also talked with Cole about the role that networking has had on his career as well as his drive to use his large social presence as a sort of portfolio for his work.  You can check Cole out on Instagram @colewalliser and you can see his reel at 
May 17, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 3 (w/ Drone Operator Mike Fortin)
Join us this week for a fascinating conversation with Drone Operator and CEO of Cinedrones Mike Fortin. Hear about Mikes path from flying RC helicopters for fun to capturing some of the most breathtaking aerial shots for shows like "Ozark" on Netflix, "9-1-1" on FOX, "Fear The Walking Dead" on AMC, and "Goliath" on Amazon! Make sure to follow Cinedrones on Instagram @cinedrones and check out season 2 of "9-1-1" on FOX!
May 10, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 2 (w/ Filmmaker Kenny McMillan)
Hear from Kenny McMillan about how he has worked to break into the industry by never turning down opportunities to make content. We talk with Kenny about his own trials and tribulations as a creator in todays over saturated world of content and about how he has built relationships including with ProVideo Coalition where he reviews new products and writes about his experiences onset. 
May 3, 2019
The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 1 (w/ Cinematographer Julia Swain)
Hear from cinematographer Julia Swain about her path into the entertainment industry. From making movies on her dads VHS camcorder to being a director of photography on high end productions, Julia has seen and done it all. 
April 24, 2019