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Documentary Filmmaking (with Sam Painter) GCS080

Sam Painter Documentary Cinematographer

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Today we invite Sam Painter, the documentary cinematographer behind some of the most influential modern documentaries including Going Clear and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

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Spotlight: Sam Painter

Sam Painter is the cinematographer behind some of the most recent influential documentaries including Going Clear and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Sam and I discuss his lighting and shooting techniques and how he creates beautiful realism in his work. We also discuss his time in London, meeting music and film icons while shooting for Entertainment Weekly and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as well as his time in the White House Press Corps during Ronald Regan’s second term.

  • The lifestyle of a documentarian
  • Exposing Scientology and the backlash from “Going Clear”
  • Steve Jobs the Man in the Machine
  • The best gear package for documentary
  • How to light naturally
  • Making the interviewees comfortable
  • Sam’s work on Lifestyles of Rich and Famous and Entertainment Tonight
  • The lessons learned from shooting news
  • Meeting the Beatles
  • Working for the White House Press Corp
  • Hiding the early signs of Ronald Regan’s Alzheimers
  • Chasing Sofia Lauren through the streets of Rome
  • and much more!

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Inter BEE 2015 (with Matt Allard from News Shooter) GCS078

Matt Allard ACS from Inter Bee on Go Creative Show

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Today we cover all the news and announcements from Inter BEE 2015 with Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com Interbee is known for announcing some of the most innovative products for filmmaking and we discuss them all.

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Spotlight: Inter BEE 2015 / Matt Allard

Our good friend Matt Allard ACS from NewsShooter.com is back on the show to talk about all the news and announcements from Inter BEE 2015. We discuss the E-Mount movement, Technical Farm Flare Adapters, 1920×1080 viewfinders, new audio solutions from Shure and Azden, Aladdin’s new LED eye light, the FS5 recording controversy and so much 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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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
  • and more…

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DIY DOP (with Adam Starr) GCS048

Today we welcome Director of Photography Adam Starr. I call him the DIY DOP because his unconventional and home made camera and lighting tricks have been used on countless commercials, corporate videos and feature films. Adam teaches us his unusual techniques for white balance and in-camera effects plus some inexpensive lighting tricks that will amaze you.

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Spotlight – Adam Starr

Adam Starr is truly the DIY DOP. With nearly 20 years in the business, Adam is constantly blurring the lines between old and new cinematography techniques with his home-made solutions that anyone can create. Today’s show is a refreshing break from the constant discussion about gear and camera releases. Adam Starr’s approach is pure and simple, be more creative by using what you already own.

  • Why balancing to white is so boring
  • How to make the most out of what you already have.
  • Why old school in-camera effects are sometimes the best option.
  • Home Depot may be the best place to buy your next set of production lighting
  • LED’s vs Florescent vs Incandescent
  • How to incorporate solar power onto your next shoot.
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