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The Cinematography of Ex Machina (with Rob Hardy, BSC) GCS061

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Today we speak with Rob Hardy, BSC, the brilliant cinematographer of the film Ex Machina. We discuss his lighting techniques, his decision to use the Sony F65 and all the subtle cinematic nuances that make Ex Machina one of the most human-centric science fiction films of our time.

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Spotlight: Rob Hardy, BCS

Rob Hardy, BCS is an award winning cinematographer of countless commercials, music videos and feature films and he’s here today to discuss his latest Sci-Fi masterpiece Ex Machina. We discuss his tungsten-based lighting design and the decision to shoot with the Sony F65, the delicate balance between visual effects and cinematography, using reflections to help tell a story, and all the subtle nuances that make Ex Machina a masterpiece.

  • Why films shouldn’t work
  • Why not cutting is Punk Rock
  • Tungston may be hotter, but it’s also better
  • How music producer Steve Albini inspired Rob’s visual style
  • Shooting on the Sony F65 and F55
  • The psychology of Ex Machina
  • How to light and shoot a 360 degree set
  • and more…

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Micro-budget (with Michael Kligerman) GCS056

Today we discuss the challenges and rewards of producing within micro-budgets. Our special guest Michael Kligerman has tons of experience with this and shares his strategies for choosing gear, traveling, booking crews and managing client expectations when working within these super tight budgets.

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Weekly Update

The Go Creative Show is going to NAB! Ben Consoli and Matt Russell will be recording a live Go Creative Show at the Shutterstock booth on WEDNESDAY APRIL 15 at 12pm then gathering interviews from the floor of NAB. Ben is also speaking at 2 workshops for Shutterstock.com. Click here for more details and a full schedule of events.

  • Live Go Creative Show at Shutterstock booth Wednesday April 15 at 12pm
  • Shooting Stories: The Business of Filmmaking and Commercial Production. Ben joins Jacques Thelemaque and Derick Rhodes on Wednesday April 15 at 2pm
  • Beyond 4K: Understanding Bitrate, Color Workflows and More. Ben joins Tim Smith (Canon) and Derick Rhodes (Shutterstock) on Thursday April 16 at 12pm
  • Matt Russell’s band Smart Kids are releasing a new single every month. Check out their website for more info

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Spotlight: Michael Kligerman

Michael Kligerman is a director, producer, editor, graphic designer, animator, grip, gaffer, PA, and the list goes on and on… Why? Because he, like many of us have to wear many hats to get the job done. Mike and I discuss the rewards and challenges of working with the dreaded micro-budget. How to choose the right gear for the job, what to pack when producing solo on the road, managing client expectation, booking the right crews and more tips to make your next small-budget project turn out to be a big success.

  • Why making a video is like buying a car
  • Do editors make the best shooters?
  • Why is the Alzo 3000 LED light is Michael’s first choice?
  • Equipment choices to make traveling easier
  • Managing client expectations when producing with a micro-budget
  • How to use text and graphics to fill the b-roll void
  • and more…

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IBC Party 2014 (With Rodney Charters, Dan Chung, Matt Allard and Clinton Harn) GCS042

Today we dedicate the entire show to all the news and announcements from this years IBC. IBC is one of the biggest trade shows for video production, and our panel of experts cover all the news and announcements that will certainly shake up our industry. Dan Chung and Matt Allard from NewsShooter.com, film maker Clinton Harn and cinematographer Rodney Charters join me for an epic discussion about the Arri Alexa 65, Sony FS7, lots of lenses, lights and more. Plus the 4K debate lives on!

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Weekly Update

  • Lynda.com offers a free 7-Day trial
  • Rule Boston Camera Events at Rule.com
  • Sony FS7
  • Arri Alexa 65
  • The great 4K debate
  • The new Varicam 35 Footage
  • Zeiss Loxia Lenses
  • Flexible LED
  • L’aigle Exoskeleton
  • Hillrigs portable dolly system
  • Tokina 11-16mm Mark II PL Version
  • and more…

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Rule Boston Camera – Buy. Rent. Create.
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NewsShooter – Making the real world look as good as cinema
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