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The Cinematography of Fargo Season 3 (with Dana Gonzales) GCS123

Visionary director of photography, Dana Gonzales returns to Go Creative Show to talk about Fargo Season 3 and how the look he developed for Legion inspired this new season.

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Spotlight: Dana Gonzales

Dana Gonzales is the brilliant director of photography for two of the most visually stunning television shows on today, FARGO and LEGION. On the surface, it may seem like these shows have nothing in common, but Dana shares the similarities between them and the other films and television shows that inspired the new look of Fargo Season 3.

  • The new look of Fargo Season 3
  • Dana’s visual inspirations for the new Fargo
  • Dana’s custom LUT
  • Shooting and coloring with Arri Raw with Alexa Mini
  • The benefits of 2:1 Ratio
  • The similarities between Fargo and Legion
  • Working with Ewan McGregor playing two characters
  • Working with a Technodolly for motion controlled camera movement
  • The biggest shooting challenges in season 3
  • Creating the Los Angeles look and comparing it to Minnesota
  • The benefits of keeping violence off screen
  • and much much more!

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Fargo Season 2 (with Dana Gonzales) GCS076

Dana Gonzales Director of Photography for FX Fargo on Go Creative Show

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Today we discuss Fargo season 2 with Director of Photography Dana Gonzales and we learn how he achieves the drastically different, yet familiar look of this new season.

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Spotlight: Dana Gonzales

Dana Gonzales is the brilliant cinematographer and Director of Photography for the hit FX television series FARGO. After an award winning season 1, Dana shares his techniques for creating this seasons 1979 period look. We also discuss Dana’s process for creating his looks and what inspired the visual language of Fargo season 2. You’ll be surprised how the small details make a big difference.

  • Shooting a 1979 Fargo
  • The differences between shooting for a film vs. a TV series
  • How the photography of William Eggleston inspired season 2
  • Dana’s process in creating a visual language for his projects
  • Why the Cooke Speed Panchro lenses were the secret to this seasons dynamic look
  • The artistry of Noah Hawley
  • Shooting with only a flashlight
  • Why Dana chose the Ronin over the Steadicam
  • and more…

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Fargo Fever (with Dana Gonzales and Matt Allard) GCS033

Today we speak with Dana Gonzales, Director of Photography for the FX television series FARGO. Plus Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com joins us for a discussion on how social media and journalism coexist plus his experience with the Panasonic 4K Varicam 35.

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