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March 19, 2018

Ep 21 – Larry Fong, ASC – Talks Kong: Skull Island, Watchmen, Zack Snyder, Gal Gadot, shooting Super 8 with JJ Abrams and much more

Larry Fong, ASC has shot some of the biggest studio summer movies of  all time.   In this fantastic interview Larry discusses highlights from his filmography including early work on music videos, shooting the the TV series Lost, major blockbusters like 300, Watchmen, Dawn of Justice, Super 8 and Kong: Skull Island with directors Zack Snyder, JJ Abrams, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

March 12, 2018

Ep 20 – Dan Kneece – his career, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and the early days of Steadicam

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 20 – Dan Kneece

Cinematographer Dan Kneece

Dan Kneece spent nearly 3 decades as a Steadicam Operator and has worked on many A-list productions. Now a Director of Photography, Dan is one of the nicest and most genuine people you should ever be lucky enough to meet. In this interview Dan shares his story with us.

The War Story is from Larry Fong, ASC

Illya’s short End this week is Large Format Cinema Cameras read Jim Mathers recent round up of the new Large Format cameras.

Ben’s short End this week is the podcast Dirty John.

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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.

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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

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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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September 6, 2017

Ep 14 – Rodney Charters, ASC – Talks about his amazing career including the highly influential “24”

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 14 – Rodney Charters, ASC

The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Rodney Charters, ASC.

ASC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Rodney Charters spoke with the Cinematography Podcast about his life and career behind the camera.

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The War Story is from Christian Sebaldt, ASC

Illya’s Short End this week is The Sharegrid Anamorphic Lens Test.

Ben’s Short End is Victor Crowley aka “Hatchet 4”

Podcast Credits:

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

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May 8, 2017

Ep 13 – Roman Vas’yanov – On film school, working with David Ayer and Suicide Squad

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 13 – Roman Vas’yanov

The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Roman Vas’yanov.

Perhaps best known for his work with director David Ayer, including the features End of Watch, Fury and Suicide Squad, Roman Vas’yanov has an extremely impressive body of work.

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The War Story is from Rodney Charters, ASC

Illya’s Short End this week is “Patriot.”

Ben’s Short End is “Shout Factory

Podcast Credits:

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

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February 27, 2017

Ep 12 – Anthony Liberatore

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 12 – Anthony Liberatore

The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Anthony Liberatore.

If you’ve seen the Academy Award Best Picture Winner “Argo” then you’ve seen the work of Storyboard Artist Anthony Liberatore.  Chances are you’ve seen the results of his work in such massive studio tentpole franchise films like Mission Impossible, Captain America and Fast & Furious.

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The War Story is from Roman Vas’yanov

Illya’s Short End this week is “8K.”

Ben’s Short End is the Showtime original series “Shooting Virtual Reality

Correction:  Illya mentions that noted cinematographer Sven Nykvist is related to “Nyquist Theory” but then gets distracted and unfortunately never explains that Sven Nykvist could use Nyquist Theory to describe the process of retaining the look of film after going through a telecine process.  The reality is that Sven Nykvist and the Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Therom are of course unrelated, but you can learn more about Nyquist-Shannon here.

Podcast Credits:

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

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