The Cinematography of Rogue One and LION (with Greig Fraser) GCS111

The cinematographer of Rogue One, Greig Fraser on Go Creative Show with Ben Consoli


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
  • and much much more!



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5 comments on The Cinematography of Rogue One and LION (with Greig Fraser) GCS111

  1. Thanks for the great interview.
    I’m an Australian living now in Japan, and it is wonderful to hear and see Aussies active in the world of cinema.
    Another thing I loved about GCS is how you let the person being interviewed actually talk without constantly interrupting them like soooo many show/hosts do.
    Hats off to you guys and I just subscribed to your great HP and show.

    1. Ben Consoli says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words. Please give us a 5-star review on iTunes. It’s super easy and helps us tremendously. Thanks for listening.

  2. Vince says:

    Hi Ben, Love the show, but having Greig Fraser on and spent 40 minutes on Lion and 20 minutes on Star Wars Rogue One is kinda sad. Yeah, I get it, it would have been the obvious thing to do and you may want to please the guy, but c’mon you even put Rogue One first in the title of this podcast and thats how it should have been weighed out in my opinion. Otherwise its like inviting Quincy Jones and talk to him 80% about his work with Donna Summer and 20% on his experiences working with Michael Jackson. Just a little too much “Look Im not doing the obvious!” . Please have Greig on again and ask him all things Rogue One . Thank you

    1. Ben Consoli says:

      I understand your critique and thank you for listening. We began with LION and we started to run out of time. I wish we had him for 2 hours!

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