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Salary and Rate Negotiation for Creative Professionals (with Jim Hopkinson) GCS113

Jim Hopkinson is the creator of SalaryTutor.com where he offers training on how to get paid what your worth. Jim and I discuss how to set your rates, discussing budget with your clients, and when to say NO to a project.

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Spotlight: Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson teaches ambitions professionals how to negotiate salary and get paid what they’re worth. He’s the author of the book Salary Tutor: Learn The Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You and the creator of SalaryTutor.com. Jim and I discuss salary and rate negotiation skills for creative professionals whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or employee. We also share thoughts on how to discuss budget with your clients, how undercutting your competition may not be the best long-term strategy, and much much more. If you ever asked yourself What should I charge? This episode is not to be missed.

  • The three categories of negotiation
  • Best negotiation skills for freelancers
  • How salary sites like salary.com can be helpful
  • How to manage your clients expectation
  • When to say NO to a client
  • How to talk about budget with your client
  • Charging hourly vs per project
  • The pro’s and con’s of undercutting your competition
  • When to quit your job/span>
  • and much much more!

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Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Cinematography of Comic Book Television (with Manuel Billeter) GCS112

Manuel Billeter is the cinematographer behind the lens of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist and he joins us to discuss the cinematography of comic book TV shows.

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Spotlight: Manuel Billeter

Comic book television shows have been on the rise with no signs of slowing down and two of the stand-out shows in this genre were shot by today’s guest. Manuel Billeter is the cinematographer of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist, and he joins us today to discuss his techniques for bringing these characters to life. his lighting, camera, and lensing choices and even a little sneak peek into the upcoming Defenders.

  • The benefits of a formal film education
  • The rise of comic book television shows on Netflix
  • Why shooting a show for Netflix is “liberating”
  • Shooting night exteriors on Jessica Jones
  • How 1970’s blaxploitation films inspired Luke Cage
  • Using Cineo LED lights Cineolighting.com
  • Manuel’s love of wide lenses for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
  • How to shoot and light hero characters
  • A sneak peak at Defenders?
  • and much much more!

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The Cinematography of Homeland (with David Klein) GCS104

David Klein is the cinematographer of massive television hits like True Blood and Homeland, and he’s also shot many of the classic Kevin Smith movies like Clerks, Mall Rats, and Red State and he’s here to talk all about it.

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Spotlight: David Klein

David Klein’s work spans massive television hits and feature films including Homeland, True Blood and many of the classic Kevin Smith films. His love of realism has defined a generation of film making and he continues to execute it flawlessly with his work on Homeland. David talks with us about all his gear and lighting choices, shooting hand-held effectively and how the best film education is to simply shoot something.

  • Shooting Clerks, Mall Rats and more Kevin Smith movies
  • Being pushed out of the studio film system
  • The value of film school
  • Shooting Homeland around the world
  • How to create realism in film
  • Mixing LED and tungsten lighting
  • Arri Alexa VS Red
  • Shooting the manic state of Carrie Mathison
  • Shooting handheld vs shooting with an EZ rig
  • The cinematography of True Blood
  • Why on a TV show “your first idea better be the right one”
  • and much much more!
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Editing Stranger Things (with Kevin Ross and Dean Zimmerman) GCS100

Go Creative Show celebrates 100 episodes with Kevin Ross and Dean Zimmerman, the editors behind the massive Netflix hit Stranger Things and we discuss all the post production techniques used to create its nostalgic look and engaging sequences.

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Spotlight: Kevin Ross and Dean Zimmerman

Kevin Ross and Dean Zimmerman are the editors behind the massive Netflix hit Stranger Things. Together they help create it’s nostalgic look, action scenes, and perfectly paced sequences. As any editor knows, the pacing and feeling of the show can be influenced by what happens in the edit suite and we talk all about their techniques. Dean comes from a film background, while Kevin brings years of tv editing experience and we discuss the differences between the two workflows, and how together they have helped to create the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things.

  • Why Stranger Things has become a pop culture phenomenon
  • Editing for snappy dialogue
  • The post production process for Stranger Things
  • Finishing on 4K, shooting in 6K
  • Shooting and editing schedules
  • Collaboration with other editors
  • How removing the sound can enhance the scene
  • How Jim Carey brought them together
  • The 80’s tonal feel of the Stranger Things color grade
  • and much much more!

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The Cinematography of The Night Of (with Igor Martinovic) GCS098

Igor Martinovic Cinematographer of The Night Of

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Igor Martinovic is the brilliant cinematographer of the new HBO hit series The Night Of and we invite him back on the show to talk all about it.

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Spotlight: Igor Martinovic

Igor Martinovic is the cinematographer behind many of your favorite films and tv shows including Man On Wire, House of Cards, and his latest project, HBO’s The Night Of. Igor and I discuss his lighting and camera techniques, shooting with Alexa and Leica Summicron lenses, and how embracing shadows, shooting out of focus and negative framing make The Night Of one of the most compelling shows of our time.

  • The lighting strategies of The Night Of
  • The story behind the original pilot with James Gandolfini
  • The strategy of obscuring
  • How to portray time passing slowly
  • Negative framing
  • The connection between SERIAL and THE NIGHT OF
  • Alexa with Summicron lenses
  • Purposeful camera moves
  • Shooting out of focus
  • The pitfalls of taking jobs you are not passionate about
  • Working with Robert Elswit
  • and much much more!

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