The Digital Convergence Podcast
Welcome to the Digital Convergence Podcast – the podcast that’s all about creating and making a living with digital media. Engage, enchant, educate, and empower your audience with video, photography, and audio. Master digital media production with Carl Olson. Learn to shoot and edit video, create motion graphics, and produce podcasts for your business.
The Digital Convergence Podcast has remained in the top 100 podcasts in iTunes Visual Arts category since 2010.
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This is the 200th episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast.
My brother, Joseph Olson, talks about crushing it on YouTube. Originally trained as physicist, he now produces YouTube videos - by the thousands! His two YouTube channels - BrickTsar (all about Legos) and TrainTsarFun (all about toy trains) - have garnered over 50 million views and over 50,000 subscribers combined.
On August 25th, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV - was officially announced amidst a cacophony of both praise and disappointment - depending on whether you are primarily a stills photographer or videographer. Ben Bruton-Cox of the Our Week In Video podcast helps me work through my own angst over Canon. Is the Mark IV right for me?
I tell the story of how I met the pre-famous B-52's working as a camera operator intern in the late 1970's and what that has to do with the return of Rocko's Modern Life (sort of).
This episode features Travis Terrell and Micah Sannon of Soundstripe, Brent Barbano of ShareGrid, and Part 3 of the series Am I Getting Paid Enough? with Kris Simmons.
In part 2, Pat Miller finally tells Kris Simmons and I what he charged for the video he produced for a cycling component company.
Pat Miller emailed me some time back with the question “Am I Getting Paid Enough?” Kris Simmons answers pat's question.
To what lengths will you go as a photographer or filmmaker to do a job? Photographer and filmmaker Mathew Farrell has probably gone farther and higher than most of us will in a lifetime. Mat was hired to document a team of scientists doing valuable glaciology fieldwork in the Karakoram, Yukshin Gardan Sar, area in northern Pakistan. This is his story.
Jason Been, owner of Imagecraft Productions, talks about how he transitioned from being an employee of Imagecraft Productions to now owner and operator of Imagecraft. He shares his thoughts on the future of video production technology.
Electronic Voyager follows Michelle Moog-Koussa as she retraces the footsteps of her late father, iconic synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog. Producer and musician Jason Amm discuss the documentary that he and director/filmmaker Robert Fantinatto are developing.
250 artists from 25 countries around the world come together to work on a moving CG animated film about a little girl caught in the horrors of world war II in the town of Trento, Italy. The film is called Mila.
Soundstripe provides unlimited top shelf video production music for just $10 per month. Co-founder Micah Sannon joins me in this episode of the Digital Convergence Podcast to talk about how Soundstripe provides affordable beautiful and inspiring music for video with an easy licensing scheme.
Miami-based Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado talks about how his “Four Quadrants of Business” has allowed him to work on some of the most exciting commercial gigs - including several gigs for Victoria Secret - and work with some of the best people in business.
Chris Fenwick shares his thoughts on longevity in the business as a digital media creative. He explains how he made a moving tribute to a dear friend that passed away. And finally, Chris explains how he started flying a DJI Phantom 4 in order to film a rented ferris wheel in Hawaii.
Aaron Ralph Thomas started off shooting wedding and commercial video. However, he needed a teleprompter for a job and he could not find an operator for it. Funny thing, though... a lot of other people had the same problem.
Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang talk about what it takes to be a successful solo-filmmaker, a Team of One creative.
Today, I'm stoked to be offering the very first course available in my new Creative Method Academy: The Video Business Success Coach - Season 1.
Aviv Vana talks about CineSummit 5 Directors Edition - the world's largest online event for filmmakers.
Canon announces the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with 4K video. Sony announces the compact a6300 with 4K video. Who delivers the goods for digital media creative?
In episode 181 of the Digital Convergence Podcast, Chris Fenwick and I have a conversation that ranges from the use of the golden mean in art, on being a mobile digital media creative, to the difference of excitement versus wonderment in video.