Tangerine and the iPhone Feature Film (with Chris Bergoch) GCS071

Chris Bergoch writer and producer for Tangerine
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Today we speak with Chris Bergoch, co-writer and co-producer of the film Tangerine, distributed through Magnolia films and shot entirely on the iPhone.

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Spotlight: Chris Bergoch

Chris Bergoch and Sean Baker have been creative partners for years, each working on films, television shows and more. Their latest collaboration, Tangerine, has enjoyed incredible success, premiering at Sundance, being distributed by Magnolia films and most important, being loved by audiences around the world. Today we invite Chris Bergoch, co-writer and co-producer of Tangerine to discuss his writing process, securing funding, working with first time actors and the bold choice to shoot Tangerine entirely on an iPhone. We discuss the challenges and benefits of shooting on iPhone and how to get maximum production quality with a minimum budget.

  • Making a film about transgender sex workers
  • Why Donut Time in LA was the best location for this film
  • The story of a broken heart resonates with a larger audience
  • How they made the decision to shoot with iPhone
  • Microbudget films
  • Lighting for iPhone
  • How watching your film with an audience gives you a different perspective
  • Why the sub-par low-light capabilities of the iPhone worked for the look
  • The apps and gear needed to make an iPhone a cinema quality camera
  • and more…

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Kids, Animals and Tim Burton (with Stefan Czapsky) GCS070

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Today i’m joined by cinematographer Stefan Czapsky to discuss his latest film Max and the strategies he employs to light and shoot animals and kids. Plus Stefan’s work with Tim Burton, shooting Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Ed Wood and so much more.

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Spotlight: Stefan Czapsky

Renowned director of photography Stefan Czapsky, ASC has captured visually iconic films such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and Ed Wood for director Tim Burton. After years of feature films and commercials, Stefan is here today to discuss his latest feature “Max”. Max’s main character is a dog, and we discuss the challenges of shooting children and animals and how he overcame them with innovating camera and lighting techniques. We also discuss Stefan’s latest television project, “Shades of Blue” starring Jennifer Lopez.

Why does Stefan love the digital format and the evolution of LED lighting? What was it like working with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp? All of these questions will be answered.

  • Being a “process oriented” cinematographer what what that means.
  • What really happens when a film wraps
  • Working with animals and children in front of the camera.
  • Lighting and framing for the animal star in “Max”
  • Embracing technology and the evolution of LED lighting
  • The challenges with Stedicam
  • Working with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
  • “Shades of Blue” starring Jennifer Lopez
  • From Hollywood to the farmlands of upstate New York
  • How Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher ushered the digital revolution and changed cinema for the better
  • and more…

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C300 Mark II and More (with Dan Chung) GCS069

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After 2 weeks using the Canon C300 Mark II, Dan Chung from NewsShooter is on the show to tell us all about it. Plus Dan’s experience with the Sony A7R2. This episode is all about gear so strap in kids!

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Spotlight: Dan Chung

Dan Chung is a cameraman shooting mainly news and documentary. He is also editor of NewsShooter.com covering the hottest news in the production industry. Dan is one of the few people on earth to have used the Canon C300 Mark II and he’s on today’s show to tell us all about it. Plus Dan shares his experience with the Sony A7R2.

  • C300 Mark II body and form factor
  • Who is this camera for
  • How does it compare to the original C300
  • The Sony A7R2
  • Does the A7R2 compete with the A7S or FS7
  • The low light challenges
  • How auto-focus may be the next “pro” tool
  • and more…

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Red Giant Films (with Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz) GCS068

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Today we invite Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz from Red Giant to discuss their brilliant and widely successful short films for Red Giant Films. How did this film company begin, and how has it changed their lives?

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Spotlight: Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz

Seth Worley and Aharon Rabinowitz are the brilliant creative minds behind Red Giant Films. With films like Plot Device, Spy Vs. Guy and Old/New they have inspired a new generation of film makers and changed the face of Red Giant. We discuss the challenges and rewards of making these films, how Red Giant products were the inspiration for each short and whats next for these rising stars. Also, we discuss the new Red Giant “Film Team Experiments” where you can learn how to creative your own stunning visual effects.

  • Working with crazy low budgets
  • How they made a film company out of a software company
  • Shooting on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Working with Patton Oswalt
  • Becoming a viral success
  • How you can become a visual effects master
  • What are Film Team Experiments
  • The film industry in Nashville
  • The essence of a passion project
  • What inspired the Red Giant Films
  • and more…

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Visual Storytelling (with Alex Buono) GCS067

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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>
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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

Ludovic Littee on Go Creative Show Podcast
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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 …