Behind the scenes of The Lighthouse (with Robert Eggers and Jarin Blaschke)
In this episode we discuss The Lighthouse with director Robert Eggers and cinematographer Jarin Blaschke. Learn about Robert’s writing and directing process, how they constructed a real lighthouse for the film, why Jarin needed blinding light for their black and white film stock, how the crew overcame harsh weather and shooting conditions, and much more!
What you will learn in this episode:
- How THE LIGHTHOUSE was conceptualized (05:34)
- Constructing a real lighthouse for the film (12:05)
- Creating a sense of claustrophobia for the film (18:00)
- The camera filter Jarin used when filming (25:46)
- Why Jarin needed a blinding amount of light (28:57)
- The benefits of square aspect ratio
- Robert and Jarin’s working relationship (32:48)
- Working with actors Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson (39:08)
- The harsh weather conditions while filming (47:11)
- The most challenging scene in the film (49:55)
- The film’s post-production process (52:58)
- Robert and Jarins experience filming THE WITCH
- And more!
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