The Chernobyl Cinematographer (with Jakob Ihre)

Jakob Ihre, cinematographer for HBO’s Chernobyl, gives an inside look at his approach to shooting and lighting the dramatic mini-series.

Jakob and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how he worked with colorist to create Chernobyl’s distinctive look, their incredible interior/exterior sound stage, most challenging shots of the series and why a water bottle is a valuable cinematic tool.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • The pre-production process for Chernobyl
  • The incredible interior/exterior sound stage for Chernobyl
  • Jakob’s most challenging shot in Chernobyl
  • Why Jakob purposefully created the double shadow look in Chernobyl
  • Jakob’s camera and lenses choice for Cherobyl
  • How Jakob teamed up with Cherobyl’s production designer
  • Creating an in-camera look for Cherobyl
  • Jakob’s commercial work
  • Why Jakob’s go-to gear is a water bottle
  • And more!

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