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

Cinematographer Stefan Czapsky on Go Creative Show


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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