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February 17, 2019

Ep 31 – Barry Alexander Brown – Oscar nomination for BlacKkKlansman, collaborations with Spike Lee and the magic of editing.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 31 – Barry Alexander Brown

Spike Lee has relied on editor Barry Alexander Brown for the past 3 decades.  His latest effort, BlacKkKlansman, earned an Academy Award nomination, his 2nd nomination after receiving one in 1980 for Best Documentary Feature.  Barry joined Illya for a conversation about Klansman, collaborating with Spike Lee and how his team and the work has changed over the years.

Check Out
Barry Alexander Brown – IMDB

Illya’s Short End is the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
Ben’s Short End is the Conversations with a Killer the Ted Bundy Tapes

 


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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Composer: Kays Alatractchi
Editior: Abby Corbett


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February 10, 2019

Ep 30 – Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC – Working with Directors, Haskell Wexler, George Clooney, Bryan Singer & David O. Russell, and crafting the look of Usual Suspects, 3 Kings, Drive, X-Men, Bohemian Rhapsody and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 30 – Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC

Over the past 5 decades, Newton Thomas Sigel has amassed an amazing filmography.  His work as a cinematographer is a veritable who’s who of famous auteurs.  In this feature interview co-hosts Ben Rock and Illya Friedman dive into the craft behind such famous films as The Usual Suspects, 3 Kings, Drive, X-Men, Bohemian Rhapsody and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

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Newton Thomas Sigel – IMDB
Newton Thomas Sigel – Instagram

Illya’s Short End is the TV Series Counterpart Season 2
Ben’s Short End is the 3900 Notebook Pages of Paul Klee

 


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


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February 3, 2019

Ep 29 – Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC discusses his early career, and the revolutionary data archiving system DOTS

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 29 – Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC

Vitorrio Storaro, ASC, AIC  is an Italian cinematographer widely recognized for his work on numerous classic films including The Conformist, Apocalypse Now, and The Last Emperor. In the course of over fifty years, he has collaborated with directors like Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, and Woody Allen. He has received three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, a BAFTA Film Award for Best Cinematography, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Goya Award, and a David di Donatello Silver Ribbon Award, in addition to numerous lifetime achievement honors from various film organizations.  Vitorrio is a proponent for a revolutionary data archiving system, DOTS, and in this interview is joined by his long time friend Rob Hummel to discuss the technology.  Vitorrio’s name appears 5 times on the ASC’s “100 Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century” and twice in the top 10, you can find a link in the Short Ends of Cinematography Podcast Episode 28.

Check Out

Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC – IMDB

Robert Hummel – Group 47 Official Site

War Story by Newton Thomas Sigel

Ben’s Short End is the Hue Home Lighting System

Illya’s Short End is Freedive the Amazon / IMDB movie and television streaming service


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


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January 18, 2019

Ep 28 – Leonard Maltin – author and critic, deep dive into movies and cinematography

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 28 – Leonard Maltin

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin began writing about movies at the age of 13. He talks about his enduring love of movies, his experience writing and interviewing cinematography icons for his book The Art of the Cinematographer, his love of Disney films, how certain films endure over time, film genre oversaturation and sequels, film criticism today, and much more.

Check Out

Leonard Maltin – Offical Website

Podcast: Maltin on Movies

Twitter: @LeonardMaltin

Instagram: @LeonardMaltin

Books:

The Art of The Cinematographer

Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide

Leonard Maltin’s Author Page on Amazon

War Story is from Rob Hummel about Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC

Ben’s Short End is Escape at Dannemora, a Showtime series starring Patricia Arquette, who won a Golden Globe Award and a Critic’s Choice Award for her performance.

Illya’s Short End is the American Society of Cinematographer’s 100 Milestone Films of the 20th Century.


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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
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Composer: Kays Alatractchi


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December 16, 2018

Holiday Special 2018 with Alonso Duralde

The Cinematography Podcast Holiday Special 2018 with Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde, film critic and author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, discusses great (and
not so great) Christmas movies to watch.

Hosts Illya Friedman and a reluctant Ben Rock sit down with film critic and Christmas movie expert
Alonso Duralde. Alonso shares his extensive knowledge of holiday films from his book, Have Yourself a
Movie Little Christmas. Ben insists his movie, Alien Raiders, falls into the Christmas movie category,
along with other movies with Christmas as a backdrop such as Die Hard and Gremlins. They discuss
favorites such as A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
A few movies fall into the darker category such as Eyes Wide Shut, The Ice Harvest, and some
are absolute stinkers like Six Weeks featuring Dudley Moore and Mary Tyler Moore. Alonso also points
out a hard to find gem worth a look called I’ll Be Seeing You.
With so many choices on the holiday movie spectrum, will Ben open his heart to the Christmas spirit or
will it stay two sizes too small?

Also mentioned in the interview:

Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas (On Amazon)
Alonso Duralde Official Site
Linoleum Knife Podcast
Alien Raiders (Amazon Streaming)
I’ll Be Seeing You (Free Streaming on It’s Old Movie Time)

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Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
Host: Ben Rock
Producer: Alana Kode
Composer: Handsome & Gretyl

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December 9, 2018

Ep 27 – Shane Hurlbut, ASC talks DSLR Revolution, His Working Process, Collaborating with Director Gabriele Muccino and Professional Gimbals.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 27 – Shane Hurlbut, ASC

DP, and force of nature, Shane Hurlbut, ASC is our featured guest.  In this Epic interview Shane talks about the DSLR Revolution, working on a nuclear submarine, his process for creating the look of a movie, collaborating with Director Gabriele Muccino on Fathers & Daughters and much, much more.

Check out:
Shane’s blog, here
Official Site and Reel, here
Shane’s “Inner Circle” Film Education and Training, here
Shane’s Podcast, here

Also mentioned in the interview:

Act of Valor
Fathers & Daughters

The War Story is from film critic Leonard Maltin.

Ben’s Short End this week is The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles final movie, completed posthumously and released with zero fanfare on Netflix, and the accompanying documentary, A Final Cut For Orson: 40 Years in The Making.

Illya’s Short End this week is DJI Osmo Pocket, you can pre-order at Hot Rod Cameras.

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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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November 7, 2018

Ep 26 – Quyen Tran, DP of HBO’s “Camping” talks her filmography, working with Alan Ball, Lena Dunham and finding work/life balance behind the camera

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 26 – Quyen Tran

Director of Photography Quyen Tran

DP Quyen Tran most recent project is the Lena Dunham-created HBO series, Camping.  In this interview  she talks about her early work and desire to focus on narrative storytelling, both in comedies such as The Little Hours, Deidra and Laney Rob a Train and her work on the Alan Ball HBO series Here and Now. Quyen also discusses the personal challenges of raising a family, finding work/life balance and the experience of mentoring other women behind the camera.

Check out Quyen’s website here.

Also mentioned in the interview:

International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC)
Cinematographers XX

The War Story is from Shane Hurlbut, ASC

 

 

 

 

Ben’s Short End this week is Kanopy, a totally free streaming service offered through the Los Angeles
Public Library.

Illya’s Short End this week is the Netflix series Maniac created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

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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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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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