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Cinematography Podcast

December 3, 2019

M. David Mullen, ASC: Emmy-winning cinematographer for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, films Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork, and more

David Mullen got his start making straight-to-video low-budget genre movies. He went on to shoot six films with Michael and Mark Polish, including Twin Falls Idaho and Northfork. David’s cinematography on the Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel recently earned him an Emmy award. Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel begins December 6th on Amazon Prime.

November 25, 2019

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC: Oscar-nominated cinematographer for Silence and Brokeback Mountain, talks Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, The Wolf of Wall Street, Amores Perros, Argo and more

Rodrigo Prieto has shot many different movies with numerous looks and feelings. The Irishman is Rodrigo’s third collaboration with Martin Scorsese, who has always been a huge inspiration for him, and it was also an amazing experience working with such skilled actors on the film.

November 18, 2019

Mihai Mălaimare Jr.- DP of Jojo Rabbit, The Master, The Hate U Give, Youth Without Youth on working with Taika Waititi, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson

Cinematographer Mihai Mălaimare Jr. discusses his experience of shooting three films with Francis Ford Coppola and working with Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master. For his most recent film, Jojo Rabbit, Mehai and director Taika Waititi developed a very vibrant and colorful look for the film to emphasize Jojo’s fantasy world.

November 11, 2019

Mike Figgis, Oscar-nominated director of Leaving Las Vegas, Timecode, Internal Affairs, Somebody Up There Likes Me

Writer/Director/Composer/Photographer and experimental filmmaker Mike Figgis has never restricted his art to just one medium. In our interview, he discusses his love of filmmaking and his transition to digital after Leaving Las Vegas with the film Timecode.

November 4, 2019

Adam Lisagor, director and founder of Sandwich Video, on starting his commercial company, working with DPs Rachel Morrison and Charles Papert, using humor to sell products

Sandwich’s commercials and video spots are typically funny, bold, and colorful. Adam Lisagor started the company ten years ago, directing and acting in many of the ads to save money. The first professional DP Adam hired was his college friend, Rachel Morrison. Another frequent cinematographer for Sandwich commercials is Charles Papert, the DP behind Key and Peele.

October 28, 2019

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

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.

October 21, 2019

Special Episode- Jojo Rabbit: Jason Chen, Dannelle Satherley and Ra Vincent tell the production stories behind the WWII comedy/drama

We talk with Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Chen, Makeup and Hair Designer Dannelle Satherley, and Production Designer Ra Vincent who were all part of the production team for the film Jojo Rabbit. The entire group has worked with director Taika Waititi on many of his past films. They each explain their craft and some of the tricks and techniques they used on the film. Jojo Rabbit is currently playing in theaters.

October 15, 2019

Benoît Delhomme, DP of The Theory of Everything, At Eternity’s Gate, The Proposition, The Scent of Green Papaya, Lawless, Free State of Jones

Benoît Delhomme discusses his work on the Oscar-nominated The Scent of Green Papaya, The Theory of Everything, the 2014 biopic about Stephen Hawking, At Eternity’s Gate, about artist Vincent Van Gogh, and his experience shooting The Proposition in the Australian outback.

October 7, 2019

Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, Venom, 30 Minutes or Less and Gangster Squad

Ruben Fleischer began his career directing music videos, commercials and comedy shorts. He landed his first big directing gig with Zombieland, followed by the films 30 Minutes or Less, Gangster Squad and Venom. He’s also produced TV shows such as Superstore and Stumptown. Ruben Fleischer’s latest movie Zombieland: Double Tap is out October 18th.

October 1, 2019

Salvatore Totino, ASC talks Any Given Sunday, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man: Homecoming, working with Oliver Stone, Ron Howard, and more

Sal Totino grew up in Brooklyn NY and began his career as a music video and commercial DP before landing his first feature on Oliver Stone’s Any Given Sunday. He’s worked with director Ron Howard on eight films such as The Missing, Cinderella Man, Frost/Nixon and The Da Vinci Code. Sal has two upcoming films out soon- The Postcard Killings and The Tax Collector.

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