Star Wars The Mandalorian Cinematography (with Baz Idoine)

Go behind the scenes of the popular Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, with cinematographer Baz Idoine.

Baz and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the look of the series, how they used innovated LED panel technology for backgrounds, his thoughts on the phenomenon that is Baby Yoda, and much more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What it’s like working with cinematographer Greig Fraser (03:50)
  • Going from 2nd unit cinematographer to director of photography (05:02)
  • The pressure of working on a Star Wars series (10:57)
  • The sets and locations of THE MANDALORIAN (12:11)
  • Using LED technology to create backdrops (13:49)
  • Using digital sputniks for lighting (35:26)
  • Lighting the prisoner ship with over 600 lights and a DMX board (37:03)
  • How lighting shows has evolved over the years (39:43)
  • Baz’s approach to lighting THE MANDALORIAN (41:48)
  • Filming the golden hour scenes (44:40)
  • Lighting the reflective armor of the Mandalorian (47:51)
  • Giving THE MANDALORIAN a western feel (49:27)
  • Bringing Baby Yoda to life (54:00)
  • Most challenging scene to film (58:35)
  • The challenges of shooting anamorphic for VFX (1:00:32)
  • Shooting for HDR (01:01:51)
  • And more! (01:05:28)

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