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Visual Storytelling (with Alex Buono) GCS067

Today I’m joined by Alex Buono, cinematographer, director and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit. Alex shares stories from some of the most iconic and challenging SNL shorts as well as his brand new Visual Storytelling 2 tour.

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Spotlight: Alex Buono

Alex Buono has been the director of photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit for over 15 years shooting some of the most iconic comedic shorts in SNL history. The grueling schedule and super-fast turn around are weekly challenges for Alex and his team. But through these challenges come innovative solutions and the ability to produce hilarious content even in the most unusual situations. Over the years Alex has transitioned to shooting films, directing and sharing his wealth of knowledge through is Visual Storytelling tour. Now Alex is back with Visual Storytelling 2 and he has a lot more to share.

  • Visual Storytelling 2 tour and what you can expect to learn
  • Adding subtext to your film
  • Why art direction is the unsung hero of all films
  • Breaking down a visual style
  • Behind the scenes stories from some of the most iconic SNL shorts
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Working with editor, Adam Epstein
  • The upcoming show “Documentary Now” and working with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader
  • Why the look is in the lens, not the camera
  • and more…

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Mad Max Fury Road (with David Burr) GCS065

Today we discuss the brilliant cinematography of Mad Max: Fury Road with second unit Director of Photography David Burr. We get a behind the scenes look into all of the incredible challenges and innovations that made this film an instant classic.

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Spotlight: David Burr, ACS

David Burr’s cinematography career spans over 30 years with countless feature and short films, but today he’s here to discuss his recent mega-blockbuster hit Mad Max: Fury Road. As the second unit Director of Photography, David was responsible for many of the stunning action sequences and we discuss all the behind the scenes secrets that made this film an instant classic. Then we discuss the role of a second unit Director of Photography. What are their responsibilities, how do they interact with the director and cast, and how you can break into this field.

  • The switch from 3D to 2D
  • Using Alexa cameras
  • The challenges of shooting in the desert
  • Using Canon 5DII and Olypus OM-D for crash cams
  • How a leaf blower became their essential tool
  • A crane dug into the sand was the key to one of the most iconic shots
  • The strategy behind center framing and super fast cuts
  • Shooting day for night
  • The responsibilities of a second unit on a film production
  • and more…

These photos correspond with Episode 065Provided by David Burr, ACS Director of Photography (action unit)

Posted by Go Creative Show on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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NAB 2015 (with Matt Allard ACS) GCS058

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Today we’re joined by Matt Allard, ACS from NewsShooter.com live from the Shutterstock booth at NAB 2015. We discuss all the hottest news from NAB including the Canon C300 M2, Blackmagic design Ursa Mini, Small HD 502 with Sidefinder and much much more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 / Matt Allard, ACS

Matt Allard, ACS is not only a brilliant Director of Photography and Cinematographer, he is also one of the driving forces behind NewsShooter.com. Matt and I discuss all the hottest news live from the ShutterStock.com booth at NAB 2015. This is episode 1 of our 3-episodes of coverage from NAB 2015.

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Music for TV (with Tom Polce, Matt Allard and Matt Russell) GCS053

Our guest today is producer, mixer and composer Tom Polce. Tom currently works at CBS composing music for a variety of tv shows and movies, and he also share stories from his incredible career as a musician and producer for some of the biggest artists in the world. Then Matt Allard from Newsshooter.com joins us to discuss all the latest industry news.

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Spotlight: Tom Polce

Tom Polce is an accomplished producer, mixer and composer who’s worked on countless albums for world renowned artists like Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ministry, and many more. We discuss Tom’s entire career, including his A&R work at CBS records and what inspired him to sign bands and artists. Currently Tom works at CBS composing and producing music for a variety of tv shows and movies and we discuss the delicate relationship between music composers and the film and television industry.

As a special bonus, I am joined by the man who mixes the audio for all the work we do here at BC Media Productions, and he also mixes this very podcast, our own Matt Russell from Gain Structure Sound joins me while we interview our spotlight guest, Tom Polce.

  • Tom’s path from musician to A&R to CBS music
  • Producing and mixing music for some of the largest artists in the world
  • What does an A&R person really do and how do you get their attention?
  • How Tom gets inspired to create music for CBS television shows
  • Inspiring words from Tom for up and coming musicians
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IBC Party 2014 (With Rodney Charters, Dan Chung, Matt Allard and Clinton Harn) GCS042

Today we dedicate the entire show to all the news and announcements from this years IBC. IBC is one of the biggest trade shows for video production, and our panel of experts cover all the news and announcements that will certainly shake up our industry. Dan Chung and Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com, film maker Clinton Harn and cinematographer Rodney Charters join me for an epic discussion about the Arri Alexa 65, Sony FS7, lots of lenses, lights and more. Plus the 4K debate lives on!

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  • The new Varicam 35 Footage
  • Zeiss Loxia Lenses
  • Flexible LED
  • L’aigle Exoskeleton
  • Hillrigs portable dolly system
  • Tokina 11-16mm Mark II PL Version
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