The Disaster Artist and Remaking The Room (with Brandon Trost) GCS138

Brandon Trost is the Director of Photography for The Disaster Artist and is on the show today to discuss his cinematic technique to comedy films, and recreating the cult hit, The Room.

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Spotlight: Brandon Trost

Brandon Trost is the Director of Photography for The Disaster Artist and has been credited as one of the driving forces behind the changing look of comedy films. Brandon talks about his simple and practical approach to lighting, shooting handheld for The Disaster Artist and how with the help of James Franco, Seth Rogan and Tommy Wiseau, he recreated the highly flawed, and adored, look of the cult film The Room.

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  • The experience of watching THE ROOM live
  • Working with Seth Rogan and James Franco
  • Why you should be listening to The Disaster Artist audio book
  • Recreating THE ROOM
  • Lighting with practices
  • The similarities between Tommy Wiseau and James Franco
  • Shooting handheld for The Disaster Artists
  • The special lens adjustments made to give The Disaster Artist it’s unique look
  • Brandon’s cinematography techniques for shooting comedy
  • and much much more!
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    Stranger Things Season 2 (with Tim Ives) GCS137

    Stranger Things Director of Photography, Tim Ives joins us today to discuss his work on Season 2, behind the scenes stories, HDR vs HD, and the differences between seasons 1 and 2.

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    Spotlight: Tim Ives

    The visionary director of photography for Stranger Things is back on Go Creative Show to share stories from Season 2. We discuss the differences between season 1 and 2, the evolving RED sensor, HDR vs. HD, and much more.

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  • The visual differences between season 1 and 2
  • Using the Technocrane
  • Did celebrity change Stranger Things?
  • The challenges and rewards of having super fans
  • Dungeons and Dragons and Stranger Things
  • Lighting the Byers house
  • Shooting with the Red Weapon Helium sensor 8K
  • Shooting for HDR
  • and much much more!
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    Modern Political Advertising (with Matt McLaughlin and Bill Hyers) GCS136

    Our guests Matt McLoughlin and Bill Hyers discuss their creative political strategy company WIN and how they are changing the face of political advertising.

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    Spotlight: Matt McLaughlin and Bill Hyers

    Creative stratigist Matt McLaughlin and campaign manager Bill Hyers have joined forces to create WIN, a creative political strategy company. With WIN, Matt and Bill have produced videos for politicians like Bernie Sanders and Bill de Blasio, but it was their work for John Fetterman and and Randy Bryce that have changed the face of political advertising. We discuss how their approach is more impactful, their collaboration, blending politics and documentary, and much much more.

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  • Finding the authenticity in political candidates
  • Developing trust with your clients
  • WIN’s work for Randy Bryce, John Fetterman, and Bernie Sanders
  • How commercial work can translate into political work
  • The creative process
  • The impact of social media on political advertising
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    The Long Road Home (with Seth Reed) GCS135

    Our guest today is Seth Reed, the Emmy nominated production design for the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. Seth and I discuss the challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood in Texas and how he created the biggest standing set in North America.

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    Spotlight: Seth Reed

    Seth Reed is an Emmy Nominated production designer known for his work on hit shows like Supergirl, The Expanse, Salem, Cosmo’s with Neil deGrasse Tyson, and his latest project, the National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home. This eight-episode drama depicts the heroic fight for survival when the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad — a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday”. For The Long Road Home, Seth turned Fort Hood Texas into Baghdad and created the largest standing set in North America.

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    • What does a production design do
    • Seth’s work on The Long Road Home
    • Creating Bagdad in Texas
    • Building the largest standing set in North America
    • The challenges and benefits of shooting at Fort Hood
    • The responsibility of designing The Long Road Home
    • Working with real soldiers from “Black Sunday”
    • The difference between Art Direction and Productinon Design
    • Working with Neil deGrasse Tyson on Cosmos
    • The relationship between director, cinematographer and production designer
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    Live From Mass Media Expo 2017 GCS134

    The Go Creative Show returns to the Mass Media Expo to interview speakers, panelists and participants live from the showroom floor.

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    Spotlight: Mass Media Expo 2017

    Mass Media Expo is New England’s Largest Media Conversation, bringing together filmmakers, producers, creative professionals and allied businesses to collaborate, share experiences and have a blast. The Go Creative Show was there conducting interviews live from the showroom floor, speaking to leaders in all areas of production. Filmmaking, post production, audio mixing, visual effects, casting, and much much more.

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    Directing Music Videos (with Grant Singer) GCS133

    Filmmaker Grant Singer is widely regarded as one of the words premier music video directors and he’s on the show to talk all about his experiences.

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    Named “the best music video director in the world” by Stereogum in 2016, Grant Singer has directed visually stunning works of music video art for artists including The Weeknd, Skrillex, Lorde, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and many more. He’s also directed some of the most engaging advertisements circulating today. We dive deep into music video and commercial industry, discussing securing clients, managing agency relationships, the expectations of record label and how sometimes the biggest pop stars allow the most creative freedom.

    • A directors creative process
    • The challenges and rewards of working with celebrities
    • Balancing the artists wishes with the record labels demands
    • Working with a director of photography to get the look you want
    • Grant’s focus on color pallets
    • Helping an artist speak to their audience through a video
    • and much much more!

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    The Making of Negative (with Joshua Caldwell) GCS132

    Joshua Caldwell is a director, cinematographer, writer, and producer who’s recently released feature film “Negative” can teach us a lot about budget filmmaking.

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    Spotlight: Joshua Caldwell

    Joshua Caldwell returns to Go Creative Show to share tips and stories from his recent feature film Negative. Produced and edited for only $100,000, Negative was creatively made to accommodate actors, locations and a crazy tight budget. The lessons Joshua learned while making Negative are incredibly valuable and he’s here today to talk all about it.

    • All the details about Joshuas new film “Negative”
    • How Joshua’s life changed since “Layover”
    • The lessons learned from Layover and South Beach
    • The value of being a Director / DP
    • The cost-saving secrets to producing a feature film for $100,000
    • Shooting on C300 MK2
    • Pushing to 10,000 ISO in the middle of the desert at night
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    IBC 2017 (with Erik Naso) GCS131

    Erik Naso from Newsshooter.com joins us to discuss all the latest news and announcements from IBC 2017 including the Sony Venice, Go Pro Hero 6 and Fusion, Panasonic EVA 1 and much more.

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    Spotlight: Erik Naso

    Erik Naso is a multiple Emmy and Telly award winning visual journalist and contributor to Newsshooter.com and he’s here with us today to discuss the news and announcements from IBC 2017.

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    Creative Entrepreneurs (with Jeffrey Shaw) GCS130

    Jeffrey Shaw is a business coach, speaker and podcast host and he’s here today to teach us how by changing our mindset, we can become more creative and successful.

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    Spotlight: Jeffrey Shaw

    Jeffrey Shaw is a successful photographer turned business coach, speaker and podcast host who has shared his success secrets with creative entrepreneurs around the world. Jeffrey and I discuss the 12 must-have mindsets that will change the way you work, promote your talents, and find customers.

    • Transitioning from a professional photographer to a business coach
    • What is creative entrepreneurship
    • What is the sweet spot to success in creative businesses
    • The pro’s and con’s of being a “Jack of All Trades”
    • The transition away from specialized creative roles to more varied
    • Uncommon entrepreneurs
    • Understanding the secret language of your clients
    • You don’t need to be the best, to be the best for your client
    • What is the difference between Marketing and Branding
    • How to change you mindset and become more productive
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    Game Of Thrones Cinematography (with Robert McLachlan)

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    Robert McLachlan is the brilliant cinematographer behind the lens of some of the most iconic Game of Thrones episodes and he’s here today to share behind the scenes secrets.

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    Spotlight: Robert McLachlan

    Cinematographer Robert McLachlan is the director of photography for Ray Donovan, Westworld, and some of the most iconic episodes of Game of Thrones. Robert and I dive deep into the cinematography of Game of Thrones, discussing the behind the scenes secrets from the epic Loot Train Battle, the classic Red Wedding scene, and many more of your favorite and most memorable Game of Thrones moments

    • Secrets from the Loot Train Battle
    • Blocking the sunlight with smoke
    • Working with first time director Matt Shakman
    • Delegating responsibilities to make the scene work
    • Shireen’s Death on Game of Thrones
    • Using a closed shutter to create an unsettling mood
    • The classic noir cinematography of Ray Donovan
    • Jon Snows death scene
    • Shooting on Alexa cameras
    • Secrets from the Red Wedding scene
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