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House of Cards (With Igor Martinovic)


Today we speak with cinematographer Igor Martinovic. Igor is the Director of Photography for the netflix original series “House of Cards” as well as countless feature films and documentaries including the Academy Award winning “Man On Wire”. Igor shares behind the scenes stories from House of Cards, working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacy, shooting on the Red Epic and more.

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Spotlight: Igor Martinovic

Igor Martinovic is a New York based cinematographer of feature films, documentaries and television inducing the Academy Award winning “Man on Wire” and most recently the Emmy Award winning Netflix original series, House of Cards. Igor and I discuss his vast portfolio of work across TV, film, documentary and commercial. Igor shares his thoughts on working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacy, shooting for Netflix on 4K, his camera and lighting techniques and much more.

  • The inspiration behind the look of House of Cards
  • Working with David Fincher and Kevin Spacey
  • Lighting for different environments and characters
  • Working with Netflix
  • The Academy Award winning “Man on Wire”
  • Commercial vs. Film vs. Documentary
  • Igor’s big break
  • Questions from our listeners
  • And much more.



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6 comments on House of Cards (With Igor Martinovic) GCS025

  1. Pierre M says:

    The cinematography in season II is even better than season I’s – which is a very big deal regarding the fact that was a tough one to top.
    This work is in my top 5 along with Deadwood, Carnivàle, Top of the Lake and True Detective.

  2. Ankita says:

    Thank you for sharing. Netflix making amazing series of serials.

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