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The Hollywood Reporter and Media’s Influence on Politics (with Kim Masters) GCS107

Kim Masters, hollywood journalist on Go Creative Show

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Kim Masters is an award winning journalist, editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter, and host of KCRW’s The Business, and she’s here today to discuss the media’s influence on Trumps election, how Netflix has changed the film industry, and much more.

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Spotlight: Kim Masters

Kim Masters is an award winning journalist, editor-at-large of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW’s The Business. A former correspondent for NPR, she has also served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, TIME and Esquire, and was a staff reporter for The Washington Post. Kim and I discuss the media’s influence on the Trump election, the pro’s and con’s of the Netflix revolution and how the print industry might just be making a resurgence.

  • The media influence on the Trump election
  • The power of fake news
  • Why reporting on Hollywood is more difficult than Washington
  • The pro’s and con’s of Netflix and how it changed the production industry
  • Is the print industry dying or is there a resurgence of physical media
  • 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 Stranger Things (with Tim Ives) GCS099

Tim Ives is the visionary cinematographer behind this summers massive hit show Stranger Things and we discuss all the lighting and lensing techniques that give Stranger Things its retro-iconic look.

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Spotlight: Tim Ives

The Netflix hit show Stranger Things, is clearly the breakout hit of the summer with its brilliantly told story, impeccable acting, and masterful directing. But it’s the 80’s inspired iconic look of Stranger Things that has the world begging for more and we have cinematographer Tim Ives on the show to talk all about it. Tim has been shooting award winning television shows, commercials, and music videos since 1995, most recently shooting the pilot for Mr. Robot and multiple seasons of HBO’s GIRLS. We talk about his entire career, his love of photography, and how the look he created for Stranger Things is a throw-back masterpiece.

  • The cinematography of Stranger Things
  • How the 1990’s were the golden age of music videos
  • The parallel between film and music industries
  • Shooting TV Pilots
  • The title sequence and music of Stranger Things
  • Restraint in cinematography
  • Shooting on RED and Leica Summicron’s to create a retro 80’s look
  • Practical special effects and the floating artifacts of The Upside Down
  • Working with child actors
  • The cinematography of Girls and Mr. Robot
  • Capturing New York City as a cinematographer
  • and much much more!

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The Cinematography of House of Cards Season 4 (with Pete Konczal) GCS086

Pete Konczal Cinematographer, House of Cards Season 4

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Today’s guest is Pete Konczal, Cinematographer of the brilliantly shot Netflix hit, House of Cards season 4. Pete and I discuss how he applied his style to this season as well as his shooting and lensing secrets.

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Spotlight: Pete Konczal

Pete Konczal is the incredibly talented cinematographer of the massive Netflix show, House of Cards season 4. Pete and I discuss how he incorporated his style into this season, his shooting and lighting techniques, and why living in the shadows is more fun.

  • Pete praises my Smart Kids Music Video
  • The Cinematography of House of Cards
  • The lighting and shooting techniques that Pete brought to House of Cards season 4
  • Why was the 32mm the hero lens
  • Embracing the shadows
  • Why the Oval Office is the hardest space to shoot in
  • Shooting on Red Dragon with the internal low light filter
  • The benefits of shooting with 2 cameras
  • Controlled Softlight
  • The benefits of shooting art and fashion films
  • Why Pete is inspired by Gordon Willis
  • and much more!

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Shooting Orange is the New Black (with Ludovic Littee) GCS064

Today we invite Ludovic Littee, director of photography for Orange is the New Black. We discuss this massive Netflix hit and Ludovic’s journey from First AC to camera operator to Director of Photography. What does a first AC really do, and why are they considered the unsung hero’s of production. We discuss it all.

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Spotlight: Ludovic Littee

With over a decade in the film industry, Ludovic Littee has built an impressive career in feature film and television working with Steve McQueen, David Fincher and as Director of Photography for the current season of Orange is the New Black. We discuss all the lighting and shooting techniques that support the shows realistic approach, making the transition from Arri Alexa to the Panasonic Varicam 35, the future of 4K broadcast and more. We also dive deep into the responsibilities of the First Assistant Camera. What do they really do on set and why are they considered to be the unsung hero of any production.

  • Lighting techniques that promote realism and allow the actors to play
  • Why Barger Lights are being used on Orange is the new Black
  • Lighting for female characters with no makeup
  • Making the move from Alexa to Varicam 35. What are the pro’s and con’s
  • Making the move from Cooke lenses to Panavision Primo lenses
  • Moving the show from 2K to 4K and the future of 4K broadcast
  • The responsibilities of a First Assistant Camera
  • Why the future of a DIT could be bleak
  • Shooting Steve McQueens film “Shame”
  • and more…

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