The Cinematography of Atlanta, Glow, and Brigsby Bear (with Christian Sprenger) GCS128

Christian Sprenger is the visionary cinematographer behind the lens of FX hit Atlanta, GLOW on Netflix, and the recent film Brigsby Bear and he’s on the show today to share his experiences.

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Spotlight: Christian Sprenger

Cinematographer Christian Sprenger has been busy. In just the last couple of years he shot the FX hit Atlanta, GLOW on Netflix, and the recent Sony Picture Classic’s film Brigsby Bear. Christian and I discuss the 3 distinct looks he created in these works, the pro’s and cons of mastering in Dolby Vision HDR, why filmmaking punk rock, and so much more.

  • Creating the 1980’s in camera
  • The color pallet of Brigsby Bear
  • The unique over-exposure technique used on Atlanta
  • Shooting Arri Amira
  • Mastering in Dolby Vision HDR
  • The value of HDR filmmaking
  • Christians lighting philosophy
  • and much much more!

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Larger Than Life Cinematography (with Ben Allan ACS) GCS127

Ben Allan joins us to discuss his recent film, Wild Squad Adventures which was shot in a 5:1 aspect ratio and custom made for one screen, in only one theater in the entire world.

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Spotlight: Ben Allan ACS

Ben Allan’s latest film, Wild Squad Adventures was not only shot in the insanely wide 5:1 aspect ratio, but it was also custom made for only one theater in the entire world. And that theater was created to play only this one film. Ben and I discuss the shooting and lighting challenges of the 5:1 aspect ratio, working with the Blackmagic cinema cameras, shooting with his custom built drone rig, and so much more.

  • Shooting 5:1 Aspect Ratio
  • Blocking for super wide shots
  • The challenges of Cinerama format
  • Choosing Blackmagic Cinema Cameras
  • The Trident 3-camera custom rig
  • Shooting with three cameras on a drone
  • A custom made cinema for a custom made film
  • SLR Magic lenses
  • Adding pop in post production
  • How camera movement effected the film
  • and much much more!

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Costume Design Demystified (with Nadine Haders) GCS126

Nadine Haders joins us to discuss the artistry and logistics of costume designer for film and television plus, Erik Naso from Newsshooter and I discuss the Red Hydrogen announcement.

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Spotlight: Nadine Haders

Nadine Haders is the talented and versatile costume designer behind films and television shows like Six Feet Under, Deadwood, and the recent Jordan Peele film Get Out. Nadine and I discuss her role as a costume designer and how wardrobe can make or break a character. We dive deep into her work on Get Out and how its’ well defined color pallet supported and enhanced the story, whether you knew it or not. Plus, Erik Naso from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the announcement of the Red Hydrogen

  • Nadine’s work on Get Out
  • Working with Jordan Peele
  • How a costume designer presents ideas to a director
  • The importance of the colors blue and red in ‘Get Out’
  • Working with a color pallet in wardrobe design
  • How do you build a character through wardrobe
  • The similarities between ‘Get Out’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’
  • Creating a cult through color
  • Nadines work on HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’
  • The details on the RED Hydrogen
  • The pre-order culture and what it means for the production industry
  • and much much more!

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The Super Secret Interview (with Evan Bourcier) GCS125

Evan Bourcier is an award-winning director of photography, blogger, podcast host and creator of the Super Secret Film Blog and he’s on today’s shot to talk about the production industry, gear, on-set etiquette and more.

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Spotlight: Evan Bourcier

Evan Bourcier is an award winning Director of Photography, podcast host, blogger, and creator of the Super Secret Film Blog where he curates information and discussion from filmmakers across the world. Evan and I discuss the state of the production industry for filmmakers and content producers, our favorite new gear, on-set etiquette, the value of sharing information, and so much more.

  • The value of sharing information
  • Discussing budget with your peers and clients
  • Social life vs work life, is there a boundary
  • Using social media to build your brand as a shooter/director
  • The ethics of sharing your work online
  • The value of challenging yourself
  • The pro’s and con’s of being a one-man-band videographer
  • Evan’s switch from Red to Alexa
  • Evan’s favorite production gear
  • and much much more!

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The News From Cine Gear 2017 (with Erik Naso) GCS124

Today we Celebrate Cine Gear 2017 with Erik Naso from NewsShooter.com Everything you need to know about the Canon C200, Panasonic EVA1, Sony’s upcoming sensor for their new line of Cine Alta cameras and much much more!

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Erik Naso from NewsShooter.com talks about all the camera, lighting, and lens announcements from Cine Gear 2017.

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The Cinematography of Fargo Season 3 (with Dana Gonzales) GCS123

Visionary director of photography, Dana Gonzales returns to Go Creative Show to talk about Fargo Season 3 and how the look he developed for Legion inspired this new season.

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Spotlight: Dana Gonzales

Dana Gonzales is the brilliant director of photography for two of the most visually stunning television shows on today, FARGO and LEGION. On the surface, it may seem like these shows have nothing in common, but Dana shares the similarities between them and the other films and television shows that inspired the new look of Fargo Season 3.

  • The new look of Fargo Season 3
  • Dana’s visual inspirations for the new Fargo
  • Dana’s custom LUT
  • Shooting and coloring with Arri Raw with Alexa Mini
  • The benefits of 2:1 Ratio
  • The similarities between Fargo and Legion
  • Working with Ewan McGregor playing two characters
  • Working with a Technodolly for motion controlled camera movement
  • The biggest shooting challenges in season 3
  • Creating the Los Angeles look and comparing it to Minnesota
  • The benefits of keeping violence off screen
  • and much much more!

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The Slow TV Movement (with Thomas Hellum) GCS122

Today we explore the Slow TV movement with Thomas Hellum, one of the driving forces behind this Norwegian Television Phenomenon that is changing the way video content is shot, distributed and watched.

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Spotlight: Thomas Hellum

Thomas Hellum produces Slow TV at NRK in Norway… really slow… Like a 134 hour ride on a cruise ship, or a 7 hour train ride, or a 24 hour knitting competition, all unedited and delivered live in real-time. Since it’s first broacast in 2009, Slow TV has captivated worldwide audiences in the millions and created a revolution in the way television is watched. Thomas and I discuss the unique challenges of broadcasting live for multiple days non-stop, how social media has reacted, and how Slow TV is a movement towards being more present and appreciating the world around us like never before.

  • What is Slow TV
  • How social media responded
  • Making the transition to live television
  • The most challenging and rewarding Slow TV specials
  • Bergensbanen minute by minute – train journey across Southern Norway
  • How did a 24 hour knitting competition change the way people watch competitive TV
  • Is there a shift towards longer video content online?
  • What’s next for Slow TV
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NAB 2017 (with Matt Allard and Erik Naso) GCS121

Today I’m joined by Matt Allard and Erik Naso from NewsShooter.com to discuss all the news and announcements from NAB 2017

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The Cinematography of Get Out (with Toby Oliver) GCS120

a href=”http://www.tobyoliver.com/”>Toby Oliver ACS is the award-winning cinematographer behind of the lens of the Jordan Peele film “Get Out” and he’s here today to discuss all his lighting and lensing secrets.

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Toby Oliver is the award winning cinematographer behind the lens of Jordan Peels debut film “Get Out”. “Get Out” has received high praise from critics and movie goes around the world for it’s story, acting, and cinematography, and Toby shares all his lighting and lensing techniques that gave “Get Out” it’s uniquely horrifying look. We discuss the blending of horror and comedy, why he choose to shoot with zoom lenses, the challenges of a limited budget, and so much more.

  • Rethinking the low budget horror film
  • Working with Jordan Peele
  • Choosing Zoom lenses vs. Primes
  • The most challenging shots of “Get Out”
  • Shooting car interiors with 2 cameras
  • Using a small LED lighting kit for feature films
  • The Sunken Place
  • Lighting ratios and false color
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Becoming a Better Interviewer (with Will Humphrey) GCS119

Today’s episode is all about conducting successful interviews on camera and we are joined by Will Humphrey from Windy Films to share tips and stories from our experiences.

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Will Humphrey is a partner and producer at Windy Films, and like many of us, has conducted countless on-camera interviews for his videos. Will and I share tips to help you get the best performances from your interviewee. Weather your shooting documentary, commercial, or corporate video, learning how to be a better interviewer will undoubtedly provide better results.

  • The evolution of interview based videos
  • How authenticity is key for interviews
  • How Windy Films is creating video with social impact
  • Building the perfect cinematographers pitch and mood board
  • Making the move from home office to office space
  • Selecting the perfect talent and preparing them for being on-camera
  • The value of pre-interviews
  • How a good hair and makeup person can shape the success of the shoot day
  • Tips for a successful interview
  • Signs that the interview is going bad, and how to change it
  • How to interrupt your interview without being rude
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