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Filmmaking with Philip Bloom GCS105

The one and only Philip Bloom joins us today to talk about his career shooting across the world, new cinematic technologies like 360 video, drone videography, and how his work has inspired a generation of filmmakers.

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Spotlight: Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who has proved to his audiences that you can create incredible cinematic images no matter the camera. Some of Philip most iconic work was created with DSLR’s and as one of the biggest evangelists for their use, his website PhilipBloom.net has become the home for filmmakers who embrace new production technologies. Philip has worked across the world and won countless awards, but most importantly, he’s inspired millions of filmmakers to follow their dreams.

  • How Philip got his start in the production industry
  • How the news industry shaped Philip’s career
  • Is the Golden Age of Blogs over?
  • 360 video production
  • Drone videography and the Mavic Pro
  • DSLR filmmaking
  • Philips wildly successful blog
  • Tips for staying engaged in your work
  • Shooting CNN’s Wanderlist
  • Why Philip loves Instagram Stories
  • and much much more!

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The Cinematography of The Jim Gaffigan Show (with Niels Alpert) GCS096

Cinematographer Niels Alpert from The Jim Gaffigan Show

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Niels Alpert is the cinematographer for the TV Land hit, The Jim Gaffigan Show and we discuss his unique lighting techniques and how Renaissance artists inspire his work.

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Spotlight: Niels Alpert

Niels Alpert is a New York based Director of Photography who’s worked on shows including Graceland, White Collar, The Wire and more. He’s here today to talk about his work on the latest season of The Jim Gaffigan Show, where he uses the innovative CRLS lighting system to create a unique look that embraces the shadows. We also discuss how Niels is inspired by Renaissance artists, and how he turns that inspiration into beautiful cinematography.

  • How Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio inspired Niels’ work
  • Why Travel is essential for creative people
  • Why good artists borrow, great artists steal
  • Embracing the dark in comedy
  • How Gordon Willis inspired Niels’ work
  • Niels’ work shooting White Collar
  • Lighting for Jim Gaffigan’s sensitive eyes
  • Lighting comedy clubs around New York
  • Roger Deakins
  • Shooting with 2 Arri Alexa’s and Master Primes
  • Christian Berger’s CRLS Lighting system
  • Why still photography can inspire your next film
  • and much much more!

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NAB 2015 Interviews from the Show Floor (with Matt Russell) GCS059

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Today we’re joined by Matt Russell as we continue our coverage of NAB 2015 with interviews from the show floor. We speak directly with representatives from Canon, Blackmagic, LitePanels, Small HD, Avid and many more.

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Spotlight: NAB 2015 – Interviews from the Show Floor

During the 4 days of NAB, Matt Russell and I walked the show floor capturing interviews from the top newsmakers. Canon’s Paul McAniff talks about the C300 Mk2 and XC 10, Eric Kessler from Kessler Crane shares insight into their latest and upcoming products. We speak with Avid, Atomos, AJA, Other World Computing, Small HD and so many more. We begin with an interview with Dan May the President of Blackmagic Design talking about the Ursa Mini, Ursa 4.6K, Resolve and more.

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