The Cinematography Podcast Episode 76: Suzie Lavelle
Irish cinematographer Suzie Lavelle loves to be very hands on and involved in visual storytelling. From a young age, Suzie had an interest in photography, went to art school and was accepted into the renowned National Film and Television School in London. She began working on short films and features, one of which, The Other Side of Sleep, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Shortly after, Suzie landed her first television job shooting an episode of Dr. Who Season 7, an amazing opportunity that led to a long career on large scale shows such as Vikings, His Dark Materials, A Discovery of Witches, and Sherlock. Sherlock: The Abominable Bride is a single 90-minute long episode which takes place during the Victorian era and Suzie was Emmy nominated for Best Cinematography. Suzie was excited to work with director and fellow countryman Lenny Abrahamson on the new Hulu series Normal People. Normal People is about the often rocky, romantic relationship between Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) who grew up in the same small town in Ireland. Abrahamson and Suzie worked together to create very beautiful, close up and intimate scenes between the actors, which required a small footprint, few lights and the use of a single handheld camera.
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Close Focus: COVID-19 safety standards for filmmaking should be coming out soon, after a delay by Governor Newsom. Hopefully many questions will be answered, but it looks like the industry will be responsible for self-regulating the safety measures.
Ben’s short end: Another podcast, “Uncover: Satanic Panic” by the CBC. As in America, Canada also had a Satanic Panic in Martensville, Saskatchewan in 1992.
Illya’s short end: The Hulu series The Great, about the rise of Catherine The Great who was the empress of Russia. Starring Elle Fanning, it’s a dramedy created by Tony McNamara, who also wrote The Favourite.
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