June 5, 2019

Ep 36 – Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF – The Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Shape of Water, Dives into John Wick 3, Shooting Film and His Career

Acclaimed Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen talks to Illya about working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak and Mimic.  Del Toro’s frequent collaborator discusses the ease of shooting digital cinema now vs. the old days of relying on a lab to process the film correctly.  For the John Wick films, lens choices and tricks played a big part in how he and director Chad Stahelski accomplished a flare effect on the films.  In John Wick-Chapter 3- Parabellum, Dan discusses shooting mainly at night and created a glistening, rainy look.

May 22, 2019

Ep 35 – Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – The Oscar Winning Cinematographer Talks First Man, Damien Chazelle, Gus Van Sant, David O. Russell and Storyboarding

Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren talks to Illya about his extensive career working with high profile directors like Damien Chazelle on First Man and La La Land, Gus Van Sant on Promised Land, and David O. Russell on the films American Hustle and Joy. For the film First Man, Linus used 16mm, 35mm and IMAX formats to portray different looks throughout the movie. While working on Promised Land, he and director Gus Van Sant decided to use Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic. He also discusses lighting choices and his passion for drawing his own storyboards.

March 7, 2019

Ep 33 – Matthew Libatique, ASC – Two time Academy Award nominated Cinematographer talks A Star is Born, craft, philosophy, collaborating with Bradley Cooper, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Lee and Jon Favreau

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 33 – Matthew Libatique, ASC The filmography of two time Academy Award nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC is filled with fantastic looking movies.  Including films such as the recent smash hit, A Star is Born, indie festival darling, Pi, Marvel franchise films like Iron Man, as well as commercial and critically

February 24, 2019

Ep 32 – Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC – Oscar nominated Cinematographer for The Favourite, talks shooting with natural light, short films and more

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 32 – Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC “Cinematographer’s cinematographer” Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC discusses his Academy Award nominated work on “The Favourite.”  He breaks down using natural light to compose shots and the love of making shorts. Find Robbie Ryan on IMDBBen’s Short End is Blackmagic Design DaVinci ResolveIllya’s Short End is

February 17, 2019

Ep 31 – Barry Alexander Brown – Oscar nomination for BlacKkKlansman, collaborations with Spike Lee and the magic of editing.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 31 – Barry Alexander Brown Spike Lee has relied on editor Barry Alexander Brown for the past 3 decades.  His latest effort, BlacKkKlansman, earned an Academy Award nomination, his 2nd nomination after receiving one in 1980 for Best Documentary Feature.  Barry joined Illya for a conversation about Klansman, collaborating with Spike