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October 23, 2018

Ep 25 – Claudia Raschke, cinematographer for “RBG” talks about her latest project, and 3+ decades of television and feature films.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 25 – Claudia Raschke

Director of Photography Claudia Raschke

Cinematographer Claudia Raschke is world-renowned for her work on several Oscar nominated documentaries. She sits down with host Illya Friedman during NAB 2018 to talk about her latest project, “RBG.” The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, legendary Supreme Court Justice, presented special shooting challenges due to limited time and access. Claudia also discusses what drew her to the documentary format, how her background as a dancer and artist has influenced her artistic vision, and her work on documentaries such as “A Sea Change” and “Particle Fever.” She even reminisces fondly about her early days working on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.”

Check out Claudia’s website here.

The War Story is from Quyen Tran

Ben’s Short End this week is the 2020 Jubilee

Illya’s Short End this week is the Alliance of Women Directors.

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Benjamin Katz
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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September 27, 2018

Ep 24 – Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC – The cinematographer behind Game of Thrones, Westworld, Ray Donovan gives us stories from the set of “The Affair.”

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 24 – Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC

Director of Photography Robert Mclachlan ASC, CSC

Host Illya Friedman sits down with cinematographer Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC, on the set of Showtime’s The Affair. Robert talks about his illustrious career on shows such as Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Westworld, and even his early days shooting MacGyver and much more.

This photo is from Robert McLachlan’s war story which you can find on Episode 23.

The War Story is from Claudia Raschke.

Illya’s Short End this week is Ozark, Season 2.

Ben’s Short End this week is “Scripted Podcast Production”

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Benjamin Katz
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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September 6, 2018

Ep 23 – Jaron Presant, ASC – Talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rampage, Brick, USC Film School, 1st Unit vs. 2nd Unit and Working with Director Rian Johnson

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 23 – Jaron Presant, ASC

Director of Photography Jaron Presant, ASC

From giant feature films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rampage, to indie darlings such as Brick and Don Jon, over the past 20-years Jaron Presant, ASC has amassed a notable body of work.  In this interview Jaron discusses his career including his days in USC’s prestigious film program 1st unit vs. 2nd unit, and his work on the feature films of Rian Johnson.

The War Story is from Robert Mclachlan, ASC

Our featured cinematographer Robert McLachlan found a photograph of himself posing with “Girl With a Pearl Earring” from 30 years ago. Take another listen to the “War Story” here to find out its significance and see his Instagram post about it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnQ9RRjFJnk/?tagged=robertmclachlancsc

Yes that is the original “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”

Illya’s Short End this week is the Univisium.

Ben’s Short End this week is the the software “Fade In.”

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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June 24, 2018

SPECIAL PODCAST- Phedon Papamichael, ASC – LIVE at Hot Rod Cameras “Cine Beer” Summer Bash! Talks about his films with Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, James Mangold and more.

SPECIAL PODCAST- Phedon Papamichael, ASC – LIVE at Hot Rod Cameras “Cine Beer” Summer Bash!

Cinematographer Phedon Papmichael, ASC

In our first ever LIVE podcast Academy Award nominated cinematographer Phedon Papmichael, ASC discusses his collaborations with director’s of Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, James Mangold.  Phedon also discusses his early career working for Roger Corman and much more.   Don’t miss it!

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode

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May 4, 2018

Ep 22 – Johnny Derango – Discusses shooting “Small Town Crime,” being an American Cinematographer “Rising Star of Cinematography,” SXSW, Shooting Reality TV, Re-shoots and Film School.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 22 – Johnny Derango

Director of Photography Johnny Derango

Johnny Derango shot the indie feature “Small Town Crime” which had a 2018 theatrical release and is now available on streaming services.  Johnny was just named by American Cinematographer magazine as a “2018 Rising Star of Cinematography.” In the interview he discusses his entire career up until this point including shooting features, the SXSW film festival, shooting reality TV, Re-shooting other DP’s work and Film School.

The War Story is from Jaron Presant, ASC

Illya’s Short End this week is the Portland Lens Summit.

Ben’s Short End this week is the giallo movies of “Dario Argento.”

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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January 29, 2018

Ep 19 – Rachel Morrison, ASC – Talks about her career, Mudbound, Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Sundance and more!

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 19 – Rachel Morrison, ASC

Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, ASC.

Rachel Morrison’s meteoric rise over the past 5-years includes credits on festival darlings, Netflix originals, and a Marvel studio tentpole. She is one of the most successful young cinematographers working today, and the first female cinematographer ever nominated for an Academy Award.

The War Story is from Dan Kneece

Illya’s short End this week is the Emotimo motion control slider as used on the Sia Christmas music videos.

Ben’s short End this week is the screenwriting App Causality.

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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January 22, 2018

Ep 18 – Suny Behar – Speaks with us about his journey, HBO, cinematography, technology and changing the industry

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 18 – Suny Behar

Director of Photography, Entrepreneur and Technologist Suny Behar is our featured guest.

Suny Behar is a Director of Photography, Entrepreneur and Technologist. Unless you work on the technical side of the Motion Picture/TV industry you’ve probably not ever heard of Suny Behar as he keeps a low profile on the internet. But even if you have never heard of him, you have him to thank for the look of a lot of the TV and movies you watch today.

The War Story is from Rachel Morrison

Illya’s short End this week is the “Panasonic AF100/Old Technology” as used on the feature The Raid:Redemption.

Ben’s short End this week is the Netflix Series Wormwood.

Podcast Credits:

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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January 1, 2018

Ep 17 – Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Discusses her career, Thomas Vinterberg, Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game, Girl on a Train and Fences

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 17 – Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Director of Photograhy Charlotte Bruus Christensen is our featured guest.

Charlotte Bruus Christensen is a Director of Photograhy working at the highest levels of Hollywood. You’ve may have heard quite a bit about her most recent work Molly’s Game which tells the true story of Molly Bloom, played in the movie by Jessica Chastain and marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin. Check out her website here.

The War Story is from Suny Behar

Illya’s and Ben share the Short End this week with a wrap up of storytelling in 2017.

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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December 25, 2017

Ep 16 – Jim Frohna – Explains his craft, working with Jill Soloway, Amazon Studios and shooting one of the memorable commercials ever made

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 16 – Jim Frohna

Cinematographer Jim Frohna is our featured guest.

Emmy award nominated cinematographer Jim Frohna road to cinematographer started in the electrical department working on features like The Usual Suspects and Adaptation. Today he’s a cinematographer for features and series including the Jill Soloway’s series Transparent and I Love Dick. Check out his website here.

The War Story is from Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Illya’s Short End this week is LED Lighting – A revolution in production lighting.

Ben’s has 2 Short Ends the first is “Screener Season,” and the second is ShareGrid.

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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December 3, 2017

Ep 15 – Christian Sebaldt, ASC – Shooting CSI, Resident Evil, Rush Hour and more

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 15 – Christian Sebaldt, ASC

Christian Sebaldt, ASC is our featured guest.

An Emmy award winning cinematographer with thirty-five feature film credits and more than one hundred television episode, Christian Sebaldt can do it all, and has. Check out his website

The War Story is from James Frohna, ASC

Illya’s Short End this week is Shepard Maddness- the On-line Shepard’s Tone Generator.

Ben’s Short End is Shudder VOD Streaming Service

Podcast Credits:

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Mike Willbanks
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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