Stranger Things Season 3 Cinematography (with Tim Ives)

Tim Ives, cinematographer for Netflix’s Stranger Things, returns to teach us how he filmed season 3.

Tim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss Tim’s use of LED tubes, shooting season 3 with a full frame RED sensor, the programmable lighting design of the Starcourt Mall, Tim’s thoughts on the future of filmmaking, plus Tim answers audience questions, and more!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Creating the look for Stranger Things season 3
  • How Tim gives Stranger Things that cinematic look
  • How they repurposed and lit an existing mall into the Starcourt Mall
  • Tim’s approach to lighting for Stranger Things season 3
  • How they used a VR device to control light flickering
  • What it’s like working with another cinematographer on a series
  • How Eleven was lit in Black Space
  • Tim’s approach to lighting Erica in the vents
  • The lighting approach to the Russian Lab discovery scene
  • Camera and lens choice for Stranger Things season 3
  • Tim explains his focal length and framing choices
  • Tim’s thoughts on the future of filmmaking
  • The color of Stranger Things
  • One piece of gear Tim has on every shoot
  • And more!

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