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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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7 Deadly Sins (with Zak Mulligan and Matt Allard) GCS041

Today we speak Zak Mulligan, award winning cinematographer and director of photography for feature films, commercials, music videos and the brilliant new Morgan Spurlock documentary series, 7 Deadly Sins on Showtime. We discuss his gear and lighting package, his experiences screening films at Sundance, being nominated for an Academy Award and all the shooting and lighting techniques that make 7 Deadly Sins a visual powerhouse. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us to discuss the hottest news in our production industry.

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Zak Mulligan is an award winning cinematographer and director of photography for countless feature films, music videos, commercials and more. His latest project, the Morgan Spurlock documentary series “7 Deadly Sins” is possibly one of the most visually stunning documentary shows on tv. Zak and I discuss his Academy Award nominated film “Open Heart” and his experiences screening a film at Sundance. We also cover his vast commercial and music video career as well as Zak’s advice for aspiring cinematographers. And of course we dive deep into his gear package and geek out about cameras, lighting and more.

  • Lighting to be dark
  • What does it REALLY mean to be an Academy Award nominee
  • A passion for documentary
  • How Ted and Hollis got started in comedy
  • Zak’s experience screening a film at Sundance
  • Getting a film on Netflix
  • Why Zak loves the MOVI
  • Why sometimes the best lighting could be no lighting
  • Making boring subjects look amazing
  • and more…

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