The Cinematography Podcast Episode 49: Benoît Delhomme
As a cinematographer and a painter, Benoît Delhomme approaches filmmaking from a lighting and color perspective. His first feature film, the Oscar-nominated The Scent of Green Papaya, set in Vietnam, is beautifully shot and lit- and was completely filmed in a studio in Paris. Benoît used softer lighting and brighter colors for The Theory of Everything, the 2014 biopic about Stephen Hawking, to bring the physicist’s vivid ideas about the universe to life. For the film At Eternity’s Gate, about artist Vincent Van Gogh, Benoît and director Julian Schnabel- a painter as well- had a free-form and experimental approach to the film, which is largely handheld. Benoît’s recent film, Minimata, is about war photographer W. Eugene Smith and will be released in 2020.
Find Benoit Delhomme
Benoit Delhomme’s paintings and other work can be found on Instagram: @benoitdelhomme
In our Close Focus segment at the top of the show, Ben and Illya discuss our relationship to our media collection. It can be worthwhile to hang on to your physical media library, or begin building one with movies you really love. Some movies can’t even be found anymore, except on VHS tape. Ben and Illya also discuss Ben’s recent horror fiction podcast Video Palace for Shudder, and Illya’s work with the ASC’s Motion Imaging Technology Council.
Ben’s short end: The anthology series Creepshow on the Shudder network is well worth watching- created by Greg Nicotero, George A. Romero, and Stephen King
Illya’s short end: American Cinematographer magazine is an excellent high-end monthly periodical, full of great information and articles written by very skilled writers.
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