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Stranger Things Season 2 (with Tim Ives) GCS137

Stranger Things Director of Photography, Tim Ives joins us today to discuss his work on Season 2, behind the scenes stories, HDR vs HD, and the differences between seasons 1 and 2.

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Spotlight: Tim Ives

The visionary director of photography for Stranger Things is back on Go Creative Show to share stories from Season 2. We discuss the differences between season 1 and 2, the evolving RED sensor, HDR vs. HD, and much more.

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  • The visual differences between season 1 and 2
  • Using the Technocrane
  • Did celebrity change Stranger Things?
  • The challenges and rewards of having super fans
  • Dungeons and Dragons and Stranger Things
  • Lighting the Byers house
  • Shooting with the Red Weapon Helium sensor 8K
  • Shooting for HDR
  • and much much more!
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    Creative Entrepreneurs (with Jeffrey Shaw) GCS130

    Jeffrey Shaw is a business coach, speaker and podcast host and he’s here today to teach us how by changing our mindset, we can become more creative and successful.

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    Spotlight: Jeffrey Shaw

    Jeffrey Shaw is a successful photographer turned business coach, speaker and podcast host who has shared his success secrets with creative entrepreneurs around the world. Jeffrey and I discuss the 12 must-have mindsets that will change the way you work, promote your talents, and find customers.

    • Transitioning from a professional photographer to a business coach
    • What is creative entrepreneurship
    • What is the sweet spot to success in creative businesses
    • The pro’s and con’s of being a “Jack of All Trades”
    • The transition away from specialized creative roles to more varied
    • Uncommon entrepreneurs
    • Understanding the secret language of your clients
    • You don’t need to be the best, to be the best for your client
    • What is the difference between Marketing and Branding
    • How to change you mindset and become more productive
    • and much much more!

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    The Cinematography of The People V. OJ Simpson American Crime Story (with Nelson Cragg) GCS087

    Nelson Cragg, Cinematographer of The People V OJ Simpson

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    Nelson Cragg, cinematographer of American Crime Story:The People Vs. OJ Simpson is my guest. We discuss all the behind the scenes secrets to one of the most talked about TV series of our time plus his experience shooting Homeland

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    Spotlight: Nelson Cragg

    Nelson Cragg is the cinematographer behind some of the most successful and celebrated television shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Homeland, and the recent hit American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. We discuss all the behind the scenes lighting and shooting secrets, working with John Travolta and Ryan Murphy, and the strategy behind the sweeping single-shot scenes that have become synonymous with the series. We also discuss Homeland and how he created its’ iconic look.

    • The hit TV shows of Ryan Murphy
    • What inspired the look of the show
    • Shooting in the real Kardashian house
    • Building replica locations
    • The secrets behind the infamous Bronco chase
    • Nelsons luxury “video village”
    • Shooting on Arri Alexa
    • Single shot scenes are a bold decision
    • Balancing ego’s and working with A-list talent
    • Why John Travolta was nervous about doing a TV show
    • Shooting Homeland and working with Claire Danes/span>
    • Directing for American Horror Story/span>
    • and much more!

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    The Cinematography of House of Cards Season 4 (with Pete Konczal) GCS086

    Pete Konczal Cinematographer, House of Cards Season 4

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    Today’s guest is Pete Konczal, Cinematographer of the brilliantly shot Netflix hit, House of Cards season 4. Pete and I discuss how he applied his style to this season as well as his shooting and lensing secrets.

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    Spotlight: Pete Konczal

    Pete Konczal is the incredibly talented cinematographer of the massive Netflix show, House of Cards season 4. Pete and I discuss how he incorporated his style into this season, his shooting and lighting techniques, and why living in the shadows is more fun.

    • Pete praises my Smart Kids Music Video
    • The Cinematography of House of Cards
    • The lighting and shooting techniques that Pete brought to House of Cards season 4
    • Why was the 32mm the hero lens
    • Embracing the shadows
    • Why the Oval Office is the hardest space to shoot in
    • Shooting on Red Dragon with the internal low light filter
    • The benefits of shooting with 2 cameras
    • Controlled Softlight
    • The benefits of shooting art and fashion films
    • Why Pete is inspired by Gordon Willis
    • and much more!

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    Kids, Animals and Tim Burton (with Stefan Czapsky) GCS070

    Cinematographer Stefan Czapsky on Go Creative Show

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    Today i’m joined by cinematographer Stefan Czapsky to discuss his latest film Max and the strategies he employs to light and shoot animals and kids. Plus Stefan’s work with Tim Burton, shooting Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Ed Wood and so much more.

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    Spotlight: Stefan Czapsky

    Renowned director of photography Stefan Czapsky, ASC has captured visually iconic films such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and Ed Wood for director Tim Burton. After years of feature films and commercials, Stefan is here today to discuss his latest feature “Max”. Max’s main character is a dog, and we discuss the challenges of shooting children and animals and how he overcame them with innovating camera and lighting techniques. We also discuss Stefan’s latest television project, “Shades of Blue” starring Jennifer Lopez.

    Why does Stefan love the digital format and the evolution of LED lighting? What was it like working with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp? All of these questions will be answered.

    • Being a “process oriented” cinematographer what what that means.
    • What really happens when a film wraps
    • Working with animals and children in front of the camera.
    • Lighting and framing for the animal star in “Max”
    • Embracing technology and the evolution of LED lighting
    • The challenges with Stedicam
    • Working with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp
    • “Shades of Blue” starring Jennifer Lopez
    • From Hollywood to the farmlands of upstate New York
    • How Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher ushered the digital revolution and changed cinema for the better
    • and more…

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