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The Cinematography of Get Out (with Toby Oliver) GCS120

a href=”http://www.tobyoliver.com/”>Toby Oliver ACS is the award-winning cinematographer behind of the lens of the Jordan Peele film “Get Out” and he’s here today to discuss all his lighting and lensing secrets.

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Spotlight: Toby Oliver

Toby Oliver is the award winning cinematographer behind the lens of Jordan Peels debut film “Get Out”. “Get Out” has received high praise from critics and movie goes around the world for it’s story, acting, and cinematography, and Toby shares all his lighting and lensing techniques that gave “Get Out” it’s uniquely horrifying look. We discuss the blending of horror and comedy, why he choose to shoot with zoom lenses, the challenges of a limited budget, and so much more.

  • Rethinking the low budget horror film
  • Working with Jordan Peele
  • Choosing Zoom lenses vs. Primes
  • The most challenging shots of “Get Out”
  • Shooting car interiors with 2 cameras
  • Using a small LED lighting kit for feature films
  • The Sunken Place
  • Lighting ratios and false color
  • and much much more!

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Coyote Peterson and the Bites and Stings of Brave Wilderness (with Coyote Peterson and Mark Laivins) GCS116

Coyote Peterson and Mark Laivins are the brains and personalities behind the massively successful nature shows on the Brave Wilderness YouTube channel. But there’s much more than just bites and stings and we talk all about it.

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Spotlight: Brave Wilderness

Brave Wilderness is the hugely popular YouTube channel featuring host Coyote Peterson receiving devastating stings and bites from the most dangerous creatures on our planet. But there’s much more to this internet phenomenon and we talk to both Coyote Peterson and director Mark Laivins about their production techniques, camera and lens choices while in the wilderness, and turning viral fame into a successful brand.

  • How Brave Wilderness started with a love of filmmaking
  • Working with the Discovery Channel
  • How the attention span for online videos is getting longer
  • What is clickbait and why Brave Wilderness is not
  • Balancing education and entertainment
  • Life after a viral video
  • The lighting and camera choices for wildlife production
  • Where the Brave Wilderness brand is headed
  • Could this lead to a full length feature documentary?
  • Why an entertainment attorney is the most important person on your team
  • Coyote Peterson on Conan O’Brian
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Salary and Rate Negotiation for Creative Professionals (with Jim Hopkinson) GCS113

Jim Hopkinson is the creator of SalaryTutor.com where he offers training on how to get paid what your worth. Jim and I discuss how to set your rates, discussing budget with your clients, and when to say NO to a project.

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Spotlight: Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson teaches ambitions professionals how to negotiate salary and get paid what they’re worth. He’s the author of the book Salary Tutor: Learn The Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You and the creator of SalaryTutor.com. Jim and I discuss salary and rate negotiation skills for creative professionals whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or employee. We also share thoughts on how to discuss budget with your clients, how undercutting your competition may not be the best long-term strategy, and much much more. If you ever asked yourself What should I charge? This episode is not to be missed.

  • The three categories of negotiation
  • Best negotiation skills for freelancers
  • How salary sites like salary.com can be helpful
  • How to manage your clients expectation
  • When to say NO to a client
  • How to talk about budget with your client
  • Charging hourly vs per project
  • The pro’s and con’s of undercutting your competition
  • When to quit your job/span>
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The Cinematography of Rogue One and LION (with Greig Fraser) GCS111

Greig Fraser is the visionary cinematographer behind the lens of Rogue One and LION and he’s here today to talk about the surprising similarities between them.

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Spotlight: Greig Fraser

Greig Fraser is the visionary director of photography for two of this years most talked about films, the mega-hit and stunningly shot Rogue One, and the beautiful and heartfelt film LION. On the surface these films are drastically different, but Greig considers them surprisingly similar and shares some of his lighting and lensing choices to prove it. Greig and I discuss the challenges of shooting in India, the Arri Alexa 65, the benefits of vintage lenses and why he used the Digital Sputnick LED light on both films

  • The cinematography of LION
  • The challenges of shooting in India
  • How Greig uses Emotion Maps alongside storyboards
  • Handheld vs static shots
  • The cinematography of Rogue One
  • Shooting with the Arri Alexa 65
  • Working with Star Wars concept art
  • The colaboration with director Gareth Edwards
  • The behind the scenes story behind the Rogue One re-shoots
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Live from Mass Media Expo 2016 GCS108

Go Creative Show at Mass Media Expo 2016 with host Ben Consoli

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Today we are LIVE from the The Mass Media Expo, and we speak with a huge variety of guests including cinematographers, social media experts, filmmakers, even people who can help you with your taxes!

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The Mass Media Expo is New Englands largest media convention and home to countless guests, speakers and presenters and The Go Creative Show was conducting interviews live from the show floor. This is a MEGA episode jam packed with interviews from film makers, directors, social media experts, accountants who specialize in the production industries, film composers, and we kick it off with Cinematographer Matt Workman from the Cinematography Database.

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