A Million Little Pieces Cinematography (with Jeff Cronenweth)

Legendary cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club, Social Network, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) gives us an inside look at the making of his latest film A Million Little Pieces

Jeff and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the constraints of turning a book into a screenplay, how they only had 21 days and $4 million dollars to produce it, how Jeff utilized 3 cameras, the use of practical special effects, and more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What Jeff is currently working on for Las Vegas (03:47)
  • Behind the scenes of A Million Little Pieces (09:42)
  • The constraints of turning the book into a screenplay (14:59)
  • How they managed to film for only 21 days and $4 million
  • Creating the look for A Million Little Pieces
  • Jeff’s camera package
  • How Jeff used 3 cameras for A Million Little Pieces (36:10)
  • Jeff’s lens package (42:02)
  • How color and lighting was motivated for specific scenes (49:18)
  • Properly lighting smoke (54:41)
  • Using physical special effects for the sewer hallway scene (57:46)
  • How the whiskey glass reflection shot was done in-camera (01:01:14)
  • Why Jeff embraces fear when working (01:03:35)
  • How Jeff uses LED lighting technology (01:04:53)
  • Advice for new cinematographers (01:06:30)
  • And more!

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