Midsommar and Hereditary Cinematography (with Pawel Pogorzelski)

Pawel Pogorzelski, cinematographer for Hereditary and Midsommar, shares a behind the scenes look at his approach to lighting and shooting these chilling horror movies.

Pawel and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss working with the films’ director Ari Aster, creating the dark and moody appearence of Hereditary, creating the bright Technicolor look for Midsommar, Midsommar’s challenging 360 degree panning shots without seeing the crew, the color of Midsommar, audience questions, and much more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How Pawel started working with director Ari Aster
  • How Pawel became the DP of Hereditary
  • Creating the dark and moody look of Hereditary
  • Pawel’s favorite shot in Hereditary
  • Creating the bright Technicolor look for Midsommar
  • Filming on location in Hungary
  • Challenging 360 panning shots without seeing the crew
  • Pawel’s approach to outdoor lighting for Midsommar
  • Overcoming the challenges of filming Midsommar in direct sunlight
  • Pawel’s camera and lens choice for Midsommar
  • The color of Midsommar
  • How Pawel achieved the upside-down driving shot in Midsommar
  • Pawel’s take on the future of cinema
  • What Pawel brings with him to every shoot
  • And more!

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