Camera Operating for Steven Spielberg (with Mitch Dubin SOC ACO)

Legendary camera operator Mitch Dubin SOC ACO has worked with Steven Spielberg on 17 films and he shares his experience with us! 

Mitch and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, define what it means to be a camera operator, how Mitch got involved with Steven Spielberg, filming Saving Private Ryan, and so much more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Defining the role of a camera operator (02:13)
  • Working with legendary director Steven Spielberg (04:58)
  • Relationship with director vs DP (17:19)
  • How to prep for camera operating (22:50)
  • Shoot schedule for a camera operator (26:17)
  • How to stay out of the talent’s way (29:07)
  • Providing your own camera operating style (31:45)
  • Filming Saving Private Ryan (35:47)
  • Why type of camera doesn’t matter (44:25)
  • Shifting from film to digital (46:06)
  • Filming during COVID-19 (47:26)
  • Filming the new West Side Story (51:22)
  • And more!

Show Links

The Go Creative Show is supported by:

MZed – Education for Creatives

PostLab – Collaboration for Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro

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