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The Highwaymen Cinematography (with John Schwartzman)

John Schwartzman is the legendary cinematographer behind the lens of classic films like The Rock, Seabiscuit, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Founder, and Jurassic World. He joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss his amazing career, tips for budding cinematographers, and his film, The Highwaymen.

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Boy Erased Cinematography (with Edu Grau)

Edu Grau is the Barcelona born cinematographer who’s unique vision inspired the simple and sophisticated look of Boy Erased. Edu joins Go Creative Show Host and commercial director Ben Consoli to discuss Edu’s working relationship with director Joel Edgerton, creating authentic visuals to depict conversion therapy programs, his love of 16mm film and the beauty of stained glass.

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The Disaster Artist and Remaking The Room (with Brandon Trost) GCS138

Brandon Trost is the Director of Photography for The Disaster Artist and is on the show today to discuss his cinematic technique to comedy films, and recreating the cult hit, The Room.

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Spotlight: Brandon Trost

Brandon Trost is the Director of Photography for The Disaster Artist and has been credited as one of the driving forces behind the changing look of comedy films. Brandon talks about his simple and practical approach to lighting, shooting handheld for The Disaster Artist and how with the help of James Franco, Seth Rogan and Tommy Wiseau, he recreated the highly flawed, and adored, look of the cult film The Room.

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  • The experience of watching THE ROOM live
  • Working with Seth Rogan and James Franco
  • Why you should be listening to The Disaster Artist audio book
  • Recreating THE ROOM
  • Lighting with practices
  • The similarities between Tommy Wiseau and James Franco
  • Shooting handheld for The Disaster Artists
  • The special lens adjustments made to give The Disaster Artist it’s unique look
  • Brandon’s cinematography techniques for shooting comedy
  • and much much more!
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    The Wandering DP and the Power of Social Media for Cinematographers (with Patrick O’Sullivan) GCS117

    Patrick O’Sullivan is the brilliant cinematographer known only as The Wandering DP and he’s on the show today to discuss his career in cinematography, his podcast and his passion for sharing knowledge.

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    Spotlight: Brave Wilderness

    Patrick O’Sullivan is the wildly talented cinematographer known only as The Wandering DP. He started his career as a colorist but quickly transitioned into a director of photography by obsessively studying vimeo videos and discovering the lighting patterns in his favorite clips. As the Wandering DP, Patrick shares not only his beautiful work with the world, he also shares his process through his website, blog and podcast. Join us as we talk about cameras, lights, the power of social media and more!

    • The importance of social media for director of photographers
    • Patricks background as a colorist
    • Starting a career with a Canon T2i
    • Why Patrick shares knowledge with the world
    • How to talk with your clients about sharing behind the scenes
    • Patricks camera and lens choices
    • Lighting techniques
    • Learning from False color
    • Tips for working with directors
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    The Cinematography of A Cure For Wellness (with Bojan Bazelli) GCS115

    Bojan Bazelli is the brilliant and visionary cinematographer behind the new Gore Verbinski film A Cure For Wellness and we discuss all the secrets behind its iconic and challenging scenes.

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    Spotlight: Bojan Bazelli

    Bojan Bazelli ASC is a master image maker working at the forfront of today’s most high profile, visually progressive films. His collaboration with director Gore Verbinski challenged both cinema fans and filmmaking with the psychological horror film The Ring and with A Cure For Wellness, Bojan once again delivers a cinematic feat where each shot is intentional and artistic. We discuss the secrets behind some of the films most challenging and iconic shots, plus his love of commercial cinematography and how its creative freedom made him the filmmaker he is today.

    • Working with Gore Verbinski
    • The history behind the iconic castle location of A Cure For Wellness
    • Why Bojan chose the unique 1:66:1 aspect ratio
    • The camera and lenses used in A Cure for Wellness
    • Shooting wide angles and letting go of a cinematographers “visual instincts”
    • The challenges of shooting underwater
    • The genius of practical in-camera effects
    • The visual connection to The Ring
    • Shooting with dozens of real eels
    • The golden age of commercials
    • The challenges of working with an unfamiliar crew
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