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The Cinematography of Parts Unknown (with Zach Zamboni) GCS091

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Zach Zamboni is the brilliant and visionary cinematographer for Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and he’s with us today to share his experiences shooting around the world. This episode of Go Creative Show was recorded in front of a live audience at Rule Boston Camera. Click here to watch the video of the interview.

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Spotlight: Zach Zamboni

Zach Zamboni is not only the brilliant cinematographer behind the lens of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, he is also a student of Philosophy and his visuals are informed by his deep appreciation for the human spirit. Zach has shot all over the world in often extreme conditions and has become expert in blending his cinematic looks with the unpredictability of non-fiction. This is not just a discussion about cameras, lensing, and lighting, it’s a discussion on the philosophies of cinematography and how Zach is changing the way that television is produced.

  • Staying inspired and keeping it fresh
  • The secrets behind Zach’s favorite episodes
  • Zach’s shooting and lighting philosophy
  • How to inspire a creative process that changes week to week
  • The equipment needed for easy travel around the world
  • Stories from some of the most interesting places on earth
  • Working with Anthony Bourdain
  • and much more!

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Creative Mornings (with Keith Frankel) GCS081

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Today we talk creativity with Keith Frankel, host of the Boston chapter of Creative Mornings. Keith shares tips to enhance your creativity and talks about his experiences helping startups blossom, and his time producing MTV’s hit reality show “Made”.

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Spotlight: Keith Frankel

Keith Frankel has enjoyed an unconventional creative journey through philosophy, reality tv, startup culture, and hosting the Boston chapter of Creative Mornings. Keith and I discuss what Creative Mornings is, and why you should get involved. We also talk about his behind-the-scenes experiences producing MTV’s Emmy award-winning series “Made”. The best part of Keith’s interview is that everything he says is absolutely true… and we know this because he recently launched Adventures in Honesty, a first hand account of his life without lying to anyone, about anything.

  • Tips for being more creative
  • Tips for networking
  • Building a creative community in your area
  • The millennial entitlement
  • The ups and downs of working at MTV
  • The truth behind the Kanye West / Beyonce / Taylor Swift drama
  • The benefits of hard work
  • and much more!

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The Cinematography of Everest (with Salvatore Totino, Director of Photography) GCS075

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Today we explore the daring and immersive cinematography of “Everest” with Director of Photography Salvatore Totino. We discuss the challenges of shooting at 10,000 feet in 22 below zero temperatures, and how his previous films prepared him for this epic adventure.

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Spotlight: Salvatore Totino

Salvatore Totino has directed the photography of many iconic films like Any Given Sunday, Cinderella Man, and Frost/Nixon but it’s his latest film Everest that has challenged him the most. Shooting at altitudes of over 10,000 feet and in temperatures surpassing 22 below zero, “Everest” is truly one of the most daring and immersive films of our time. Salvatore shares his techniques for shooting in these environments on the Arri Alexa XT, recreating the summit of Everest, filmmaking in the freezing cold, and much more.

  • How Salvatore technically, physically, and mentally prepared for “Everest”
  • The challenges of shooting at 22 below zero.
  • Shooting on Arri Alexa XT and how it held up in extreme conditions
  • Using Flowbank lights and Soft Suns
  • Why Drake’s James Turrell inspired music video for “Hotline Bling” is Salvatore’s favorite new video
  • What can we expect from Salvatore’s forthcoming film “Concussion” starring Will Smith. How is it inspired by “The Insider”
  • 2D vs 3D, which does Salvatore prefer and why?
  • How shooting music videos can often be more creative and freeing than films and commercials
  • How Salvatores first film “any given sunday” prepared him for Everest
    working with director Oliver Stone
  • and more…

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Visual Storytelling (with Alex Buono) GCS067

Today I’m joined by Alex Buono, cinematographer, director and Director of Photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit. Alex shares stories from some of the most iconic and challenging SNL shorts as well as his brand new Visual Storytelling 2 tour.

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Spotlight: Alex Buono

Alex Buono has been the director of photography for Saturday Night Live’s Film Unit for over 15 years shooting some of the most iconic comedic shorts in SNL history. The grueling schedule and super-fast turn around are weekly challenges for Alex and his team. But through these challenges come innovative solutions and the ability to produce hilarious content even in the most unusual situations. Over the years Alex has transitioned to shooting films, directing and sharing his wealth of knowledge through is Visual Storytelling tour. Now Alex is back with Visual Storytelling 2 and he has a lot more to share.

  • Visual Storytelling 2 tour and what you can expect to learn
  • Adding subtext to your film
  • Why art direction is the unsung hero of all films
  • Breaking down a visual style
  • Behind the scenes stories from some of the most iconic SNL shorts
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Working with editor, Adam Epstein
  • The upcoming show “Documentary Now” and working with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader
  • Why the look is in the lens, not the camera
  • and more…

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Building a Filmmaking Community (with Ron Dawson) GCS066

Today filmmaker Ron Dawson and I talk about running a production company. We discuss the challenges and rewards of commercial and corporate video, how to make your company stand out among the competition, and Ron’s philosophy of Collaborative Leveraging and how it could bring you the creative work you desire.

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Spotlight: Ron Dawson

Ron Dawson is an award-winning filmmaker, new media producer, content marketer, speaker, coach, and author. With over a decade in the production industry he has created successful new media and content marketing campaigns for such companies Apple and Adobe. Ron also writes about the art & business of filmmaking & photography at DareDreamerMag.com Much of Ron’s success is based on this idea of Collaborate Leveraging and we discuss how this technique may be able to give your business a boost.

  • The jump from wedding video to corporate.
  • How to discuss budget with a new customer
  • The creativity of corporate work
  • What is “collaborative leveraging”
  • Ron’s experience shooting in India
  • The Hero’s Journey
  • Strategies for shooting internationally
  • How becoming an “Idea Company” helps Ron stand out among other production companies
  • Are creative aggregation sites like SmartShoot your competition
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