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Natasha Braier, ASC: talks Honey Boy, Neon Demon, Gloria Bell and more

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The Cinematography Podcast Episode 50: Natasha Braier, ASC

Natasha Braier is known for her eye-popping, bold visuals and enjoys shooting in an experimental style. She seeks out directors with a strong voice who are willing to take artistic risks such as Nicolas Winding Refn on Neon Demon, Sebastian Lelio on Gloria Bell, and Alma Har’el on the upcoming Honey Boy. Natasha first gained recognition with the film Glue, directed by Alexis Dos Santos, followed by Lucia Puenzo’s Argentinian drama XXY. She also shot The Milk of Sorrow, which was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Feature in 2010. Natasha believes that working from your gut doesn’t necessarily mean improvising in the moment- it’s about keeping that channel of communication open inside you. Her most recent film, Honey Boy, is in theaters November 8th.

Find Natasha Braier: www.natashabraier.com

Instagram: @natashabraier

Episode Sponsors:

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Close Focus discussion: the retirement of RED digital cinema founder Jim Jannard and the demise of the RED Hydrogen phone.

Ben’s short end: DJI Osmo Gimbal camera– fits in your pocket and shoots 4K, it’s tiny and shoots like a steadicam.

Illya’s short end: The ASC’s Motion Imaging Technology Council has discussed forming a “lens police”- taking a product made by someone else and then rebranding it as their own product. But the question remains, how involved can “lens policing” be.

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

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