WINNING TIME season 2 director and cinematographer Todd Banhazl joins cinematographers John Matysiak and Ricardo Diaz to discuss their use of mixed formats to create an authentic ’80s aesthetic. They shed light on their collaboration in bringing the Celtics vs. Lakers rivalry to life on screen, their seamless blend of drama and humor, collaboration as cinematographers, and Todd’s story of going from cinematographer to director.
GRAN TURISMO director of photography Jacques Jouffret shares his adrenaline-inducing visual approach to creating this gripping and authentic racing film. We discuss his meticulous approach to capturing the racing world’s intensity, blending realism and authenticity without relying on heavy VFX. Also find out about his meticulous approach to recreating the pivotal Nürburgring crash and much more.
THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES director of photography Paul Daley breaks down his visual approach to season 3. We discuss the various camera movement, lighting, and lensing tricks he used to advance the latest season. Find out how the lotus scene was shot practically, how Paul makes studio sets look real, and so much more.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID is a beautiful retelling of the beloved animated film. It’s filled with the characters and songs you love while keeping it fresh and modern. Director of photography Dion Beebe ACS ASC shares how they used incredible rigs to pull off the spectaular underwater scenes.
Dion and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the inspriation from BBC’s BLUE PLANET series, using different lens types above and below the water, cinematography tricks used when Ariel can’t speak, why the Italian coast was perfect to portray the Caribbean, and so much more.
Cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski returns to Go Creative Show to discuss his latest film Beau Is Afraid and his collaboration with director Ari Aster. Pawel shares his experience filming with the Sony Venice and Rialto extension system, how he creates a cohesive palette for the film’s many different looks, and the lens and lighting choices that gave Beau Is Afraid its many unique and surreal looks. We also answer audience questions and take a deep dive into how Pawel creates “vulnerability” in his cinematography.
Pawel does his best to explain what the film is about, but after watching the 3-hour odyssey and our interview with Pawel, we still aren’t completely sure… maybe that’s the point? Regardless of your understanding, or even opinion of the movie, this interview will inspire and educate film enthusiasts and movie fans alike.
ELVIS director of photography Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS breaks down her incredible Oscar-nominated visual approach to the film. We discuss her great level of detail recreating iconic Elvis concerts, how different lenses were used for each of the decades, portraying Elvis’ internal struggles through evolving lighting, and more.
DEVOTION director of photography Erik Messerschmidt, ASC shares the incredible way most of the fighter plane shots were captured practically. Plus, we discuss the visual approach to the film, the advantage of using custom lenses over filtration, the disadvantages to using an LED volume, and so much more.
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY director of photography Steve Yedlin, ASC gives a masterclass in murder mystery cinematography. Learn how the blackout scene was shot, techniques for filming ensemble casts, and how motivated camera movement was its own character in the film.
THE WHITE LOTUS season 2 director of photography Xavier Grobet, ASC, AMC joins us to discuss the pro’s and con’s of filming in a real hotel in Sicily, creating realistic sex scenes, shooting day for night, and more. Xavier tells Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli all about his camera and lens choices and how he paid homage to Monica Vitti’s classic Italian films.
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER director of photography Russell Carpenter ASC talks with Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli about the making of the film and using the custom-made 3D Sony Venice. Russell also dives deep into the underwater motion capture system, the process of virtual filmmaking, lighting in a virtual world and so much more.