This is an outstanding podcast series that, IMO, helps fans of Visual Effects recharge their creative juices. More please! And, yes that includes myself working as a professional Visual Effects Artist. 🖖🏽🤓💫 “Cooperation is the strongest applied Force in the Universe.” - hdc2
dustyWayne2016 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/23
I've been a fan of Jamie's work for years. This is the best podcast out there for people who love learning about how their favorite movies were made. Highly recommended!Read full review »
MikeHarvat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
Jamie is always talking to interesting people about interesting stuff and I always learn something new (even when I know *everything* about a topic). If you close your eyes it feels like you’re back in the “good ol’ days” of special effects. He sure does his homework.
DavidT3263827 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/01/23
I was delighted to discover Jamie Benning's measured, well-researched and engaging interviews with crew from my own 'Golden Era' of 70s, 80s and 90s Hollywood. Whether it's someone who played a small, but pivotal role, or a major figure known to most of the industry, Jamie treats...Read full review »
recklessMG via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/01/23
Jamie is great - it’s as simple as that. He has the most wonderful ability to really delve beneath the surface of beloved films in a way that’s fresh and interesting, and he’s clearly incredibly passionate about what he does.
ScottyB2827 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/01/23
If you're an avid film credit reader, this is the podcast for you. Mr. Benning's meticulous research preparation pays off with key insights into the cinema craft, probing deeper than most glossy magazine articles, electronic press kits or "value-added" disc bonus material. Even...Read full review »
dasinfogod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
If you don’t know Jamie Benning by name you might be familiar with his work. He’s produced a series of amazingly edited and researched documentaries on the making of some of our favorite movies growing up. As a big Jaws fan, his “Inside Jaws” was my favorite but he’s also done the original Star...Read full review »
Emeffkay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
Wonderful film podcast featuring perceptive interviews with some true greats. I found this looking for any podcasts on the work of Howard Kazanjian, and have gone back to the start to work my way through. Excellent stuff.
P.Sutcliffe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/31/23
For subjects that don’t get a lot of attention, Jamie gets guests from more overlooked parts of the entertainment industry and shines a well deserved spotlight on their hard work and contributions. His documentaries are AMAZING as well. Please check it all out.
Sonnyleesmith via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/23
I’m a big film fan and adore behind the scenes content that covers all aspects of filmmaking. I was so happy to find this podcast that has episodes with so many people I admire. This is genuinely been one of my favourite podcasts to listen to. Jamie always brings informative and original...Read full review »
DGriff20 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/25/23
Jamie does a fabulous job of interviewing all kinds of interesting movie people and really digging deep into their careers. He doesn’t just talk about the usual subjects — he covers all kinds of things with each guest. I have no doubt that no matter how much you may know about film history,...Read full review »
bradc2010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/23
I love this show! It gives the often unsung people who contribute so much to my favourite movies a chance to talk. Jamie Benning is an enthusiast and knows his stuff but he’s also wise enough to let his guests talk at length and the results are fascinating. If you love science fiction and fantasy...Read full review »
Basset Horn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/23
This is one of the best podcasts out there for behind the scenes fans. First the guests: they are great. There are some big names in there (Walter Murch! Oh my!), but it’s really cool to discover that even some lesser-known guests have a great personality. And that leads me to the interviewing...Read full review »
pcerca via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/22
Quite often you come across a podcast that falls under the weight of its own importance. Filmumentaries is not one of those podcasts. A real labour of love from film historian and enthusiast Jamie Benning, the podcast gives the listener a real insight into the craft of filmmaking (and more) as...Read full review »
Brian_1973 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 12/30/21
One of my favourite film podcasts, Jamie has a relaxed and informal style that brings the best from his wide range of subjects. As an editor himself, Jamie comes from an informed perspective that elevates this beyond mere fandom.As near to stepping behind the screen to witnessing the craft behind...Read full review »
Duncan Fegredo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/22/21
Jamie somehow manages to interview the people you’ve always wanted interviewed (Walter Murch, Gary Rydstrom) as well as the amazing people you didn’t know you wanted (Peter MacDonald, many others). Maybe the best film podcast out there.
Bigbearmdb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Jamie has a passion for movies, and it spills over in this podcast. I love hearing the nitty-gritty details of houw films come together, and show doesn't disappoint. Highly recommended!Read full review »
LadieaMan217 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Jamie is a great interviewer and manages to get the people who worked on your favorite movies to tell stories you’ve never heard before!
doubleofive via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
Jamie Benning excels at well-researched and thoughtful discussions with filmmakers from across the industry, with a strong angle on “legends” and their stories from the sets of many classic films. If you grew up a fan of Lucas, Spielberg (to name just a few) and love to imagine life in such...Read full review »
ItuneReviewGuy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/21
It Filmumentaries a great podcast? Yes. Does Filmumentaries give you insights into the film business you can't find anywhere else? Yes. Is Jaime an amazingly skilled interviewer who balances an inviting demeanor and insightful questions to deliver an entertaining and educational podcast...Read full review »
Maddallas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Super podcast that takes you inside the movies we loved growing up - Jamie is a great interviewer who listens to his guests and his passion and love for cinema shine through. My favourite movie podcast by far.
son of greedo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/23/21
Was Star Wars: The Making of the Movie Step-Up book from 1980 your “blu-ray special feature?” Have you watched “From Star Wars to Jedi” and “Classic Creatures” more than the actual movies themselves? Have you lost count on how many times you’ve read J.W. Rinzler’s “Making Of” books? Are...Read full review »
Mark "tet421" T. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/04/21
do yourself a favour and subscribe. Jamie has a great way with people, and manages to draw out superb content from his guests. Just keeps getting better and better.
electrographica via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/21
These fascinating insights behind the scenes of our favourite sci-fi blockbusters are the audible equivalent of the excellent J.W. Rinzler books & that’s the highest compliment I can make about this podcast series.
SteDoughty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/21
A very original approach, attached to the craft of filmmaking, and a pleasure to listen.
@patrickdeudon via Apple Podcasts · France · 02/23/21
Only discovered this after hearing a ad for it running on an episode of the projection booth podcast, Jamie has a great voice and knows his stuff, I’m only getting started on this but absolutely love it so grateful for this podcast and I’m sure to become a patreon supported. 10/10
ChrisRyb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/21
This is a wonderful series of podcasts. Not the usual noise, arguing or people just trying to better someone else just good old conversation with an amazing array of guests. Jamie certainly knows his stuff and gets the best out of his interviewees. Long may they keep coming. Oh and if you are a...Read full review »
Man who can via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/21
A great, insightful podcast by a great guy.
UJ1973 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/21
I am in love with these podcasts, I can really tell you’ve put in a lot of time and dedication and I really respect that. I am a real movie lover and this just really helps me understand what it is like to create these incredible things things I have grown to love. Well done Jamie, keep being you...Read full review »
Dr burnard hampton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/21
In depth interviews with an ample roster of different professionals involved with the making of Star Wars as well as some other fantasy films. Not an opinion podcast, not a latest news podcast, only actual conversations with people who actually worked on the films on some capacity.
Xurxo g penalta via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 01/29/21
Insightful & informative, this podcast is the reel-deal. Cannot recommend enough. I like to cook with it on, clean with it on, work with it on, fall asleep with it on. You get the picture. Listen up!
FoxAndy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/26/21
Been a fan of Jamie’s Filmumentary work for a while and his podcast is a wonderful addition to his love of exploring the creative people behind the magic of film. I find this to be a perfect accompaniment to settling down to paint and the interviews feel very personal and honest while also being...Read full review »
Graeme Neil Reid via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/21
A fantastic podcast full of great behind-the-scenes insights. A must listen for any film fan
charlie fribs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/21
Wonderfully interesting podcast featuring great interviews that fans of filmmaking will love.
sledge1981 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/19/21
There aren’t many people more knowledgeable than Mr. Benning. His super informative and enjoyable show just brings to life all these movies (Star Wars, Raiders, heck, even the Muppets) that we’ve loved for so long. If you’re not subscribed this show, you’re really missing out.
Aggiefuzz97 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/20
I recently tuned into this podcast abs it’s fantastic. I’m a pretty hardcore film fan, but this is understandable and relatable to everyone. Some fascinating people on here that don’t feature on a lot of podcasts. Well worth the time to invest, I’ve already learned some new things about films I...Read full review »
Wils1976 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/20
This is a must podcast for anyone interested in movie making from a guy who has studied how movies are made. All great podcasts but especially the JW Rinzler Episode. A legend when it comes to Making Of Books! Highly recommended
dreader29 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/13/20
Stumbled upon this podcast and really enjoying them! Helps me switch out of work mode and relax listening to such unique characters and different/unique points of view. Highly recommend giving it a try
sathom8 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/26/20
Exactly what you would expect from the guy behind the, frankly awesome, Filmumentaries series. Do yourself a massive favour, watch those, then subscribe to this. Listen and learn people! This is the real deal.
GoodfellaUK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/23/20
Wow ... what a find these filmumentary podcasts are for film lovers, movie buffs, fans and serious film historians. Jamie has sought out some of the true unsung masters of cinema, the editors, the cinematographers, even the puppeteers, to hear their untold stories of how these craftspeople helped...Read full review »
Flunkenstein via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/23/20
If you love films, and listening to some of the great people who worked behind the scenes, then give this a listen!
Just Jamie C via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/20
So many podcasts focus on the big names, the known names from popular movies - so it's refreshing and highly enjoyable to hear from some of the talented artists behind the scenes. Laid back, easy listening - heartwarming and intelligent. A must for true film buffs.Read full review »
Very dissatisfied customer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/20
Not my usual genre of podcast but am so glad I expanded my horizons. The chats are friendly and insightful. Jamie is really good at reacting to his guests comments and getting more anecdotes from them.
Fulltimefan2016 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/20
Fantastic chats between the host and people involved in the film industry - mostly behind the scenes people. The chats cover much more than just the specifics of any single film, series or genre so are very informative and entertaining for anyone.
Adrian17B via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/20
Ive been a follower of Filmumentaries now for quite a while, with their unique doc’s on the Star Wars Films, Indiana Jones and Jaws (all which you can find on their website, which featured pop up facts and interviews on the movies using the original films time line as the...Read full review »
gptaylor80 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/20
A great source for laid back movie talk. The host has a lot of insight to add to the expertise of his guests and it’s all coming from a place of love for film.
HarryCaul74 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/20
These iinterviews are like gold dust for movie fans. Listen!
Talcy73 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/17/20
Jamie manages to bring his clear professionalism and industry experience to these podcast interviews, the guests appearing very at ease and willing to tell their interesting stories behind some of cinema’s greatest moments.
liambrazier via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/17/20
Jamie has been a producer of so much great behind the scenes videos for years now. Good to see him enter the podcast world with these friendly chats with people from the film industry.
Jack2eaton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/17/20
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