Digital Cinema Cafe — New Podcast Now On iTunes

Published On June 2, 2013 | By Mike Carroll | Digital Cinema Cafe, Digital Convergence Podcast

The Digital Cinema Cafe is a new video filmmaking & editing podcast and I couldn’t be more excited!

The podcast is the creation of Alex MacLean, with Colorflow in San Francisco, and Chris Fenwick, a professional editor with Slice in San Francisco. Chris has been one of the three weekly hosts of the Digital Convergence Podcast along with Planet Mitch Aunger of and DCP creator Carl Olson of

I was an early listener and subscriber to Carl’s Digital Convergence Podcast. I then started e-mailing him and mailed him my book Naked Filmmaking, which lead to me being invited to be a guest on the show. I was on the DCP twice and the were two of my best times in filmmaking. The DCP’s final podcast was just a few weeks ago and, I have to be honest, my iPod has been an emptier place without the weekly one- or one-and-a-half-hour podcasts.

Please note: Carl Olson’s Digital Convergence Podcast is not going away. All 120 episodes will remain on iTunes. If you haven’t heard them before, you’ve got a lot of great listening ahead of you.

It’s worth noting that I now almost never listen to the radio, only podcasts. And I listen to a lot.

I’ll also make note, as a point of public declaration, that through the DCP and being a guest I have gotten to know Chris and have the highest regard for him as a professional and a person. Maybe because he’s so great with editing. Maybe because we have the same hair stylist.

With Chris Fenwick at the San Francisco Cutters meet-up in July 2012.

At the end of the final DCP, Chris made a hint that there might be new things on the horizon. Within a few days or so of that I got an e-mail from Chris informing me of the new podcast and the new blog site for it: Digital Cinema Cafe.

Chris and Alex are doing something pretty amazing to kick off the Cafe — for the first week that they are on iTunes they are posting a new podcast every day. That’s right! Seven podcasts in the first week! 7-in-7 they’re calling it. This way, after one week they will already have a back catalog for listeners to download from.

Here is their first podcast, which you can listen to here or go to iTunes to download:

Once their opening podcast announcement went up I immediately wrote a review and subscribed. I don’t want to miss a single episode of this show.

They’ve already got two full podcasts posted and, of absolutely no surprise to me, they are already the most popular filmmaking podcast on iTunes.

Chris is one of the coolest guys I know, and knows digital editing inside and out, and is always happy to share what he knows. He’s also not inflexible. When Final Cut Pro X came out he was wildly disappointed. Once the updates started trickling out of Apple he gave it another try. Now it’s his favorite NLE (non-linear editing) platform to work on. I like people who are not married to their opinions and allow their thoughts to evolve.

Please, go on iTunes and check out the Digital Cinema Cafe. If you’re a video/digital/film person, you’re going to become a regular listener in no time.

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Mike Carroll joined the digital revolution in 1999 with a Sony TRV900 camcorder and Final Cut Pro, when it was only Final Cut Pro and not version 2, 4 or a Suite.

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