Visual Storytelling (with Alex Buono) GCS067

Alex Buono on the Go Creative Show Podcas
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Today I’m joined by Alex Buono, cinematographer, director and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit. Alex shares stories from some of the most iconic and challenging SNL shorts as well as his brand new Visual Storytelling 2 tour.

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Spotlight: Alex Buono

Alex Buono has been the director of photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit for over 15 years shooting some of the most iconic comedic shorts in SNL history. The grueling schedule and super-fast turn around are weekly challenges for Alex and his team. But through these challenges come innovative solutions and the ability to produce hilarious content even in the most unusual situations. Over the years Alex has transitioned to shooting films, directing and sharing his wealth of knowledge through is Visual Storytelling tour. Now Alex is back with Visual Storytelling 2 and he has a lot more to share.

  • Visual Storytelling 2 tour and what you can expect to learn
  • Adding subtext to your film
  • Why art direction is the unsung hero of all films
  • Breaking down a visual style
  • Behind the scenes stories from some of the most iconic SNL shorts
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Working with editor, Adam Epstein
  • The upcoming show “Documentary Now” and working with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader
  • Why the look is in the lens, not the camera
  • and more…

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Building a Filmmaking Community (with Ron Dawson) GCS066

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Today filmmaker Ron Dawson and I talk about running a production company. We discuss the challenges and rewards of commercial and corporate video, how to make your company stand out among the competition, and Ron’s philosophy of Collaborative Leveraging and how it could bring you the creative work you desire.

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Spotlight: Ron Dawson

Ron Dawson is an award-winning filmmaker, new media producer, content marketer, speaker, coach, and author. With over a decade in the production industry he has created successful new media and content marketing campaigns for such companies Apple and Adobe. Ron also writes about the art & business of filmmaking & photography at DareDreamerMag.com Much of Ron’s success is based on this idea of Collaborate Leveraging and we discuss how this technique may be able to give your business a boost.

  • The jump from wedding video to corporate.
  • How to discuss budget with a new customer
  • The creativity of corporate work
  • What is “collaborative leveraging”
  • Ron’s experience shooting in India
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • Strategies for shooting internationally
  • How becoming an “Idea Company” helps Ron stand out among other production companies
  • Are creative aggregation sites like SmartShoot your competition
  • SoundandSea.TV and #ImprovJam/span>
  • and more…

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Mad Max Fury Road (with David Burr) GCS065

Mad Max Fury Road (with David Burr) GCS065
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Today we discuss the brilliant cinematography of Mad Max: Fury Road with second unit Director of Photography David Burr. We get a behind the scenes look into all of the incredible challenges and innovations that made this film an instant classic.

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Spotlight: David Burr, ACS

David Burr’s cinematography career spans over 30 years with countless feature and short films, but today he’s here to discuss his recent mega-blockbuster hit Mad Max: Fury Road. As the second unit Director of Photography, David was responsible for many of the stunning action sequences and we discuss all the behind the scenes secrets that made this film an instant classic. Then we discuss the role of a second unit Director of Photography. What are their responsibilities, how do they interact with the director and cast, and how you can break into this field.

  • The switch from 3D to 2D
  • Using Alexa cameras
  • The challenges of shooting in the desert
  • Using Canon 5DII and Olypus OM-D for crash cams
  • How a leaf blower became their essential tool
  • A crane dug into the sand was the key to one of the most iconic shots
  • The strategy behind center framing and super fast cuts
  • Shooting day for night
  • The responsibilities of a second unit on a film production
  • and more…

These photos correspond with Episode 065Provided by David Burr, ACS Director of Photography (action unit)

Posted by Go Creative Show on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Shooting Orange is the New Black (with Ludovic Littee) GCS064

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Today we invite Ludovic Littee, director of photography for Orange is the New Black. We discuss this massive Netflix hit and Ludovic’s journey from First AC to camera operator to Director of Photography. What does a first AC really do, and why are they considered the unsung hero’s of production. We discuss it all.

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Spotlight: Ludovic Littee

With over a decade in the film industry, Ludovic Littee has built an impressive career in feature film and television working with Steve McQueen, David Fincher and as Director of Photography for the current season of Orange is the New Black. We discuss all the lighting and shooting techniques that support the shows realistic approach, making the transition from Arri Alexa to the Panasonic Varicam 35, the future of 4K broadcast and more. We also dive deep into the responsibilities of the First Assistant Camera. What do they really do on set and why are they considered to be the unsung hero of any production.

  • Lighting techniques that promote realism and allow the actors to play
  • Why Barger Lights are being used on Orange is the new Black
  • Lighting for female characters with no makeup
  • Making the move from Alexa to Varicam 35. What are the pro’s and con’s
  • Making the move from Cooke lenses to Panavision Primo lenses
  • Moving the show from 2K to 4K and the future of 4K broadcast
  • The responsibilities of a First Assistant Camera
  • Why the future of a DIT could be bleak
  • Shooting Steve McQueens film “Shame”
  • and more…

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The Business of Stock Footage (with Derick Rhodes from Shutterstock) GCS063

The Business of Stock Footage with Derick Rhodes from Shutterstock
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IN THIS EPISODE: Today we discuss the business of stock footage with Derick Rhodes from Shutterstock Derick teaches us how to get started in the stock footage business, what kinds of footage are successful, how to legally protect yourself and how 4K has changed the industry for the better. You could be the next stock… Continue Reading …

Preventing Camera Related Injuries (with Rick Macomber) GCS062

Rick Macomber Preventing Camera Related Injuries
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IN THIS EPISODE: Today we speak with Rick Macomber, an Emmy Award winning Director of Photography and photojournalist for CBS News. We discuss camera related injuries caused by the common repetitive motions that most camera operators do every day. If you are a camera operator, you may be a risk for these damaging injuries and… Continue Reading …

The Cinematography of Ex Machina (with Rob Hardy, BSC) GCS061

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Today we speak with Rob Hardy, BSC, the brilliant cinematographer of the film Ex Machina. We discuss his lighting techniques, his decision to use the Sony F65 and all the subtle cinematic nuances that make Ex Machina one of the most human-centric science fiction films of our time.

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Spotlight: Rob Hardy, BCS

Rob Hardy, BCS is an award winning cinematographer of countless commercials, music videos and feature films and he’s here today to discuss his latest Sci-Fi masterpiece Ex Machina. We discuss his tungsten-based lighting design and the decision to shoot with the Sony F65, the delicate balance between visual effects and cinematography, using reflections to help tell a story, and all the subtle nuances that make Ex Machina a masterpiece.

  • Why films shouldn’t work
  • Why not cutting is Punk Rock
  • Tungston may be hotter, but it’s also better
  • How music producer Steve Albini inspired Rob’s visual style
  • Shooting on the Sony F65 and F55
  • The psychology of Ex Machina
  • How to light and shoot a 360 degree set
  • and more…

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Sound Advice (with Frank Serafine) GCS060

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Today I’m joined by Matt Russell as we conclude our coverage of NAB 2015 with an interview with legendary Hollywood sound designer, Frank Serafine. We discuss his incredible career designing sound for films like StarTrek, Tron and The Hunt for Red October plus his upcoming nationwide Sound Advice tour.

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Spotlight: Frank Serafine

Frank Serafine is the Academy Award Winning Hollywood sound designer behind films like Star Trek, Tron, The Hunt for Red October and countless more. We discuss Franks early days using a mellotron to create sound experiences for planetariums and how that led him to Disney and eventually Star Trek. Frank also designed sound for interactive experiences at Busch Gardens and video games including Grand Theft Auto. Now, Frank is celebrating his enormous success by sharing his knowledge as he embarks on the nation-wide Sound Advice Tour and he’s on today’s show to talk all about it.

  • How “space sounds” on a mellotron started a career.
  • Working for Disney and the Space Mountain pavilion
  • The old school days of film sound design.
  • Creating sound for science fiction vs real life.
  • The Hunt for Red October, the first film mixed on ProTools, and his Oscar Award
  • XXX
  • Why the sound of a film has roughly 70% more impact than the visuals
  • Designing sound for interactive projects like Grand Theft Auto and theme park entertainment
  • The Sound Advice Tour
  • and more…

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NAB 2015 Interviews from the Show Floor (with Matt Russell) GCS059

Matt Russell live from NAB 2015, speaking with reps from Canon, Blackmagic, and LitePanels
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Today we’re joined by Matt Russell as we continue our coverage of NAB 2015 with interviews from the show floor. We speak directly with representatives from Canon, Blackmagic, LitePanels, Small HD, Avid and many more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 – Interviews from the Show Floor

During the 4 days of NAB, Matt Russell and I walked the show floor capturing interviews from the top newsmakers. Canon’s Paul McAniff talks about the C300 Mk2 and XC 10, Eric Kessler from Kessler Crane shares insight into their latest and upcoming products. We speak with Avid, Atomos, AJA, Other World Computing, Small HD and so many more. We begin with an interview with Dan May the President of Blackmagic Design talking about the Ursa Mini, Ursa 4.6K, Resolve and more.

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NAB 2015 (with Matt Allard ACS) GCS058

Matt Allard, ACS from NewsShooter.com, live from the booth at NAB 2015
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Today we’re joined by Matt Allard, ACS from NewsShooter.com live from the Shutterstock booth at NAB 2015. We discuss all the hottest news from NAB including the Canon C300 M2, Blackmagic design Ursa Mini, Small HD 502 with Sidefinder and much much more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 / Matt Allard, ACS

Matt Allard, ACS is not only a brilliant Director of Photography and Cinematographer, he is also one of the driving forces behind NewsShooter.com. Matt and I discuss all the hottest news live from the ShutterStock.com booth at NAB 2015. This is episode 1 of our 3-episodes of coverage from NAB 2015.

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