Rey’s Top 10 Podcast for Cinema and Cinema Technology

Posted in: Rey Christian Hunt- Jun 12, 2017 Comments Off on Rey’s Top 10 Podcast for Cinema and Cinema Technology

By Rey Hunt

I recently found myself relocating 1,421 miles from Arlington, Texas to Southern California.  Under normal circumstances this trip should have taken about 21 hours to drive. Unfortunately, with my travel companions, it ended up taking four days (don’t ask). During that time I found myself with a lot of free time.  I was able to compile a subjective list of the best film podcasts.

If you are anything like me, once you have found a subject you are passionate about, you have to know everything there is to know about that subject.  For me that subject is cinema.  I have to know the history of cinema technology pioneers like Edison and the Lumiere brothers.  I want to learn about great directors like Robert Bresson, Orson Wells and Akira Kurosawa.  I want to absorb the film techniques that will help me become a better storyteller.  Here are some resources that are helping me achieve these goals:

All of these podcast have a four-star rating or above and they constantly create new content.  If I missed any of your favorites, let me know on Twitter at @RHunt4news #BestPodcast.

  1. The Empire Film Podcast
  2. The /Filmcast
  3. SModcast Hollywood Babble-On
  4. Fxguide: the rc
  5. Need Creative Podcast (Anticipate Media)
  6. American Cinematographer Podcasts
  7. Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)
  8. Digital Filmmakers Podcast (Moviola)
  9. Sound on Sight
  10. KCRW’s The Treatment


The Empire Film Podcast

The Empire Film Podcast is one of the most entertaining podcast for professionals and the passive movie goer.  The knowledgeable film journalist from Empire magazine hosts this podcast. They often provide in-dept interviews, reviews and commentaries about popular and obscure films.



The /Filmcast

The /Filmcast is the official podcast of This podcast focuses on geek and popular culture films.



SModcast Hollywood Babble-On

Kevin Smith brings his unique insight on the state of Hollywood. Smith is always entertaining, but this one is not for the kids.



fxguide: the rc

The fxguide: the rc is another great resource for professionals. It provides technical knowledge for digital cinema.



Need Creative Podcast (Anticipate Media)

The guys from Boston at Anticipate Media bring you the Need Creative Podcast. This podcast focuses on all aspects of creativity for the creative professional.



American Cinematographer Podcast

The American Cinematographer podcast offers exclusive interviews with some of the industries top cinematographers.



Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU)

Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit (SVU) is a bi-weekly podcast that focuses on online movies and shows like Primer and the 4th season of Arrested Development.


Digital Filmmakers Podcast (Moviola)

This is a weekly in-depth conversation with professional digital filmmakers. The podcast are short snippets of longer recording. You can stream the complete sessions for $2.99 or download a session for $9.99.


Sound on Sight

Sound and Sight is a podcast hosted by film students. Their content ranges from pop-culture to the obscure genre films.


KCRW’s The Treatment

Last but not least KCRW’s the Treatment is a concise overview of screenplays. Elvis Mitchell interviews actors and industry professionals on their latest works.

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