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September 8, 2019

Michael Gioulakis: on shooting Us, Glass, Split, It Follows, John Dies at the End, working with Jordan Peele, M. Night Shyamalan, David Mitchell and Don Coscarelli

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 45

Cinematographer Michael Gioulakis

Cinematographer Mike Gioulakis is known for shooting horror films like “Glass,” “Split,” “Us,” and most recently the dramatic film “Under the Silver Lake.” He began with a fine art photography background, taking film jobs wherever he could and getting a foothold with the cult indy film “John Dies at the End.” For the film “It Follows,” Mike and director David Mitchell wanted to create a retro, timeless look for the movie, heavily influenced by photography. He also discusses the meticulous storyboard sessions directors M. Night Shyamalan and Jordan Peele both have for their films. Mike is currently working on another M. Night Shyamalan project for television called “Servant.”

Find Mike Gioulakis Instagram: @mikegioulakis

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Ben & Illya lead off the episode with a discussion about the horror genre not getting enough respect, and how better horror movies are made when there’s more political upheaval.

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Podcast Credits:

Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman
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Ben Rock:  @neptunesalad twitter
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Producer: Alana Kode
Editor: Ben Katz
Composer: Kays Alatractchi

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