The Film Pigs Podcast #2: Shaky Cam

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400We’re back with a brand-new Podcast, discussing all things movies and movie news! This week’s subject of ire is the shaky cam and how it’s become an annoying crutch used by filmmakers to convey frantic tension without having to actually craft a scene.

Also, as a bonus service to our listeners, at 7 points during the recording this podcast contains a meta commentary on how technology is advancing at such a rapid pace it is often difficult to tell when such technologies will conflict with each other. It is NOT a stupid mistake of putting an iPhone too close to powered speakers.

This time, on a very special episode of The Film Pigs Podcast:

  • Insightful analysis of recent movie news.
    • 4:54 – 8 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. NOT a mistake.
    • 7:20 – 8 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. NOT a rookie error.
  • A rant on shaky cam as director’s crutch by host Stephen Skelton.
    • 13:47 – 3 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. NOT a dummy who forgot to turn off his phone.
    • 17:33 – 11 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. NOT a…oh, who are we kidding?
  • We send someone to Movie Jail.
  • The Nic Cage Memorial Bizarre Line Reading
    • 28:30 – 5 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. Feeling stupid.
  • Tonn Slingdog’s DVD Corner
    • 32:46 – 9 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. Feeling really stupid.
    • 33:53 – 3 seconds of meta commentary on cell phone noise. Now just irritated.
  • Film Pigs Pigsamyd!
  • A cold reading from Batman Begins.
  • The Bottom Five: 5 Movies With Terrible Shaky Cam Action
  • A Moment Of Positivity

2 thoughts on “The Film Pigs Podcast #2: Shaky Cam”

  1. Of course. I blame Steve Jobs for all my technical problems.

    Great podcast, gentlemen. I always download commentaries and podcasts and listen to them in the car. But I’m waiting for the day you guys start getting paid.

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