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The Cinematography of Westworld Season 2 (with John Grillo)

John Grillo is the director of photography for Westworld season 2 and he’s on the show today to discuss his accomplished career, the challenges and rewards of shooting film, and behind the scenes secrets from the set.

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Game Of Thrones Cinematography (with Robert McLachlan)

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Robert McLachlan is the brilliant cinematographer behind the lens of some of the most iconic Game of Thrones episodes and he’s here today to share behind the scenes secrets.

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Spotlight: Robert McLachlan

Cinematographer Robert McLachlan is the director of photography for Ray Donovan, Westworld, and some of the most iconic episodes of Game of Thrones. Robert and I dive deep into the cinematography of Game of Thrones, discussing the behind the scenes secrets from the epic Loot Train Battle, the classic Red Wedding scene, and many more of your favorite and most memorable Game of Thrones moments

  • Secrets from the Loot Train Battle
  • Blocking the sunlight with smoke
  • Working with first time director Matt Shakman
  • Delegating responsibilities to make the scene work
  • Shireen’s Death on Game of Thrones
  • Using a closed shutter to create an unsettling mood
  • The classic noir cinematography of Ray Donovan
  • Jon Snows death scene
  • Shooting on Alexa cameras
  • Secrets from the Red Wedding scene
  • 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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The Cinematography of Westworld (with Paul Cameron) GCS103

Director of Photography Paul Cameron joins us to discuss his work on the HBO series Westworld and how he masterfully blends a western with science fiction.

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Spotlight: Paul Cameron

Paul Cameron is the visionary director of photography for countless feature films, television shows and commercials and he’s here today to discuss his work on the HBO series Westworld. Paul and I discuss all his lighting and lensing techniques, working with Jonathan Nolan, shooting on film, not relying on visual effects, and how Paul masterfully combined a western with science fiction.

  • Working with Jonathan Nolan
  • The benefits of shooting for a writer/director
  • Shooting on film
  • Not relying on visual effects
  • How to make science fiction more relatable
  • Lighting and lensing choices
  • How to shoot repetition in different ways
  • Shooting the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film
  • How does big-budget TV compare to feature film
  • 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
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