Slate & Lens

A Podcast for Filmmakers in the south

About Slate & Lens

Slate and Lens is a podcast for filmmakers in the South. Episodes are published every Wednesday. Interviews with guests explore the challenges with film and video production in the South and how to overcome them. Hosted by Camden Watts, a writer, director, and producer who lives and works in the South. Learn more at

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Episode 13

Stay in Shape with the filmmaker workout

Episode 12

Coronavirus and Crowdfunding

Episode 11

Success Leaves clues

Episode 10

Building relationships with Steven P. Neilson

Episode 9

Keep dreaming but start doing

Episode 8

Directing a feature film in the South with Jon Lance Bacon

Episode 7

Nothing Goes to Plan with Kim Best

Episode 6

Learning and Community Building with Lana Garland

Episode 5

How to Define Success for Yourself with Jess Barbour

Episode 4

Ian Jordan Tells us to Shut Up and Make It

What's the podcast about?

The Slate & Lens podcast is about filmmaking – specifically in the American South. We’ll talk with people who are working in film and/or video production, the challenges they’ve overcome, and how this all helps you. The goal is to give you inspiration to make your own dreams come true, even if you’re not a filmmaker.

Who's the host?

Camden Watts, a Southern storyteller with more than a decade of film and video experience, is the host of Slate & Lens. She has written, produced, and directed several independent films. Watts also consults and freelances with filmmakers to help them tell their own stories. Learn more about Camden.

What's a podcast?

A podcast is like a radio show, where a host talks to people about the films and videos they’re working on. The podcast is hosted online, which means you can subscribe using an app on your smartphone. (You could also stream an episode on the website.) Listen while you’re exercising, driving, or doing other things – just as you would with a radio.

How do I listen to the podcast?

You can subscribe to Slate & Lens anywhere you download podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.

Can I be on the show?

It’s possible! Reach out to see if you’re a good fit. Use the contact form to pitch your idea and share links to your work.

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