Podcast: The Process Of Making A Feature Film

In our latest podcast installment, co-host David Thies and I sat down to chat with Michael Schwarz, a filmmaker currently in pre-production for his first feature film. Being in the development process for a feature myself, I was really interested to hear some of Michael’s insight into the process from both a creative and technical level.

Throughout the course of this podcast we touch on the creative process, gear, post-production, financing, crew, and much more.

Check it out below!

As David and Michael mention in the podcast, they shot some test footage for the feature as part of the film’s development.

Below are a few behind the scenes photos from the test shoot, as well as some ungraded still images captured on both the Sony F55 and Sony A7R II. These images are not from the final feature, as it has not yet gone into production.

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We’ll be putting out more podcasts in the near future and will eventually be transitioning them all to video, so be sure to stay tuned for more episodes.

We would also love any suggestions for future episodes, so if there’s anything you’d like to see please leave a comment below.

To check out some of David Thies’ work, you can visit his site at

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See you next time!

About Author

Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!

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