Cinematography of Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit (with Mihai Malaimare Jr.)

Go behind the scenes of Taika Waititi’s Oscar-nominated film, Jojo Rabbit, with cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr.

Mihai and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how they used rich color saturation to bring a new visual approach to a World War II film, what it’s like working with an actor who was also directing, how to motivate camera movement and composition, working with child actors, and so much more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Mihai’s visual approach to Jojo Rabbit (03:48)
  • Working with director Taika Waititi (13:21)
  • Benefits of being your own camera operator (16:01)
  • How to motivate camera movement (18:08)
  • How being an editor can make you a better cinematographer (25:11)
  • The sets and locations of Jojo Rabbit (28:31)
  • How to motivate framing and composition (30:18)
  • The importance of shoes in Jojo Rabbit (35:21)
  • Working with child actors (38:16)
  • Mihai’s camera and lens choices (45:12)
  • Why Mihai used plastic wrap on the camera lens (52:45)
  • Using a lens baby to create interesting in-camera effects (54:45)
  • How Mihai used filters on Jojo Rabbit (56:37)
  • Breaking down the most challenging scene in Jojo Rabbit (58:59)
  • Reactions to being nominated for best picture (01:01:25)
  • And more!

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