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The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

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United States

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The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.

Twitter:

@benconsoli

Language:

English


Episodes

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Cinematography (with Phedon Papamichael ASC) GCS260

2/23/2021
Aaron Sorkin's Golden Globe-nominated film THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 perfectly balances incredible visuals with stunning performances. Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael ASC comes on to discuss working with Sorkin and the importance daylight plays when filming the courtroom scenes. Phedon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how the visual approach contrasts between the courtroom and riots, his obsession with motivated camera movement, filming with up to 3 cameras at once on a...

Duration:01:04:00

The Social Dilemma Cinematography (with John Behrens) GCS259

2/16/2021
THE SOCIAL DILEMMA shined a light on our addiction to social media and its effects on society. Cinematographer John Behrens explains the documentary's distinct looks and the challenges of filming with 6 cameras for each interview. John and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why and how they filmed the interviews in a huge vacant home, how John dealt with ever-changing exterior light, why some interviews took over a day to film, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in...

Duration:00:57:18

The Queen’s Gambit Production Design (with Uli Hanisch) GCS258

2/9/2021
THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT production designer Uli Hanisch shares how he designed the show by recreating the 1960's with meticulously-constructed and stunningly-beautiful sets, wardrobe, props and more. Uli and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the fundamentals for prepping as a production designer, how Uli made chess visually interesting, creating the most iconic sets of the series, the important role of color, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Go Creative...

Duration:00:54:48

Pieces of a Woman Cinematography (with Benjamin Loeb) GCS257

2/2/2021
PIECES OF A WOMAN cinematographer Benjamin Loeb discusses how he shot the films most controversial scene - a 20-minute single take of a mother's home birth. Plus capturing the stunning performances by Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf. Benjamin and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss his unique camera movement, nontraditional coverage, having the camera "react" to characters, his first experience with shooting on a gimbal, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...

Duration:00:56:00

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Cinematography (with Tobias Schliessler ASC) GCS256

1/26/2021
Learn how Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and cinematographer Tobias Schliessler ASC brought MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM to life despite very few sets and many lighting obstacles. Tobias and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss his portfolio of uniquely styled films, his approach to camera tests, shooting exteriors in the wrong sunlight, making a one-window basement beautiful, working with Chadwick Boseman, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Go Creative Show...

Duration:01:09:49

Soul Cinematography (with Matt Aspbury) GCS255

1/19/2021
A cinematographer's role in an animated film is a unique challenge. In Pixar's SOUL, Cinematographer Matt Aspbury blended a photo-realistic New York City with an abstract look of the after-life and "You Seminar." Hear the untold story of directing photography for animation. Matt and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the process recreating NYC, Pixar's animation process, the biggest challenges faced, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode What...

Duration:00:30:14

Hollywood Shutdown and Streaming Wars (with Matt Donnelly) GCS254

1/12/2021
Hollywood shutdowns and theater closures are changing the filmmaking industry. Variety's Matt Donnelly explains how this and Warner Brothers controversial distribution decision impacts movie making. Matt and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss censorship on social media, will Warner Bros succeed in their plans for 2021, how COVID-19 lockdowns are affecting award ceremonies, what to look forward to in 2021, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Go Creative...

Duration:00:42:36

Cobra Kai and 13 Reasons Why (with Cameron Duncan) GCS253

1/5/2021
Streaming powerhouse COBRA KAI launched its 3rd season on Netflix. See how it all began with cinematographer Cameron Duncan. Learn how he celebrated the beloved Karate Kid film while also creating a new look for COBRA KAI. Plus, Cameron's experience filming 13 REASONS WHY and PREACHER. Cameron and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the importance of coverage for TV, how lighting can help tell a story, how he changed the look for 13 REASONS WHY, the magic of split diopters, and...

Duration:01:00:42

Earth at Night in Color (with Alex Williamson) GCS252

12/29/2020
Filming a wildlife documentary series shot entirely in darkness is now a reality! Thanks to technological advances in cameras, lenses and post production, executive producer Alex Williamson created EARTH AT NIGHT IN COLOR on Apple TV+ and gave viewers the ability to see the earth at night in vivid, remarkable color. Alex and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss using special low-light camera technology and astronomy lenses, the challenges of using moonlight as your primary source of...

Duration:00:59:30

The Prom Cinematography (with Matthew Libatique ASC) GCS251

12/23/2020
Legendary cinematographer Matthew Libatique ASC joins us to discuss his latest film, Ryan Murphy's adaptation of the Broadway hit musical THE PROM . Learn how Matt flawlessly mixes the dynamic and colorful visuals of Broadway with the subtle realism of suburban Indiana. Cinematographer Matthew Libatique ASC comes on to talk all about it. Matthew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss Matt's initial fear of filming a musical, using unique filtration for lens flares, avoiding the...

Duration:00:52:38

Mank Cinematography (with Erik Messerschmidt ASC) GCS250

12/17/2020
David Fincher's highly-anticipated Netflix film MANK is here! Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC explains how modern equipment and techniques were used to create an authentic-looking 1930s black and white film. Erik and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why they chose not to shoot on film, how shooting & lighting black and white is different than color, Erik's philosophy on camera coverage, and so much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Prep and...

Duration:01:12:02

Filming the First Five Years of Life (with Hamo Forsyth) GCS249

12/8/2020
Filming hundreds of children around the globe from birth to five years old is incredibly complex. Learn how executive producer Hamo Synth and his team did it for documentary series BECOMING YOU on Apple TV+ Hamo and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, analyze the difficult prep involved creating this docu-series, finding the right families to feature, the challenges of filming large format 8K, how each episode was crewed, the complexities of editing all that footage, and much...

Duration:00:54:19

Fargo Season 4 Cinematography (with Dana Gonzales) GCS248

12/1/2020
Fargo Season 4 Cinematographer and Director Dana Gonzales masterfully re-creates 1950s Kansas City with an alluring Kodachrome revival. Learn how Dana blends vintage Astro Berlin and modern Zeiss Supreme lenses with a fine-tuned recipe of stylized filters to create the shows look. Dana and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss season 4 visual references, recreating Kodachrome, Autochrome and Tri-X film stocks, Dana's experience directing Chris Rock and an A-list cast, creating the...

Duration:01:29:45

The Crown Season 4 Cinematography (with Adriano Goldman ASC BSC ABC) GCS247

11/24/2020
Season 4 of THE CROWN is the most exciting and anticipated yet. Listen as cinematographer Adriano Goldman ASC BSC ABC shares behind the scenes stories, filming Princess Diana and bringing the royal family to the screen. Adriano and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the show's visual evolution, lighting and cinematography challenges, why season 4 is special to Adriano, shooting on the Sony Venice, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Remotely...

Duration:00:52:57

Cinematography of Sofia Coppola's On The Rocks (with Philippe Le Sourd ASC AFC) GCS246

11/17/2020
Avoiding master shots and filming in New York City are two of the challenges that cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd ASC AFC faced while filming Sofia Coppola’s On The Rocks. Philippe and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the visual approach to On The Rocks, why establishing shots aren't always necessary, working with actor Bill Murray, the choice of shooting on film, filming in NYC, and so much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Working with director...

Duration:01:04:42

Filming Tiny Creatures (with Tom Hugh-Jones) GCS245

11/10/2020
Filming the word's smallest creatures for the Apple TV+ documentary series TINY WORLD was a giant undertaking. Learn how executive producer, writer and creator Tom Hugh-Jones got it done. Tom and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the fundamentals of filming creatures in their natural habitat, the series' crazy short filming schedule and logistics, using probe lenses, why the dung beetle was the most challenging to film, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...

Duration:01:09:29

Production Safety During COVID-19 (with Jamieson Shea) GCS244

10/27/2020
With all the new restrictions, social distancing, and guidelines due to COVID-19, it's hard to keep everything straight. Jamieson Shea, a health and safety consultant for production, comes on the show to discuss how we can all return to work. Jamieson and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the importance of having a safety consultant on set, guidelines for small and large productions, bubbles for talent to keep them safe, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...

Duration:00:53:58

Virtual Filmmaking (with Cinematography Database’s Matt Workman) GCS243

10/20/2020
The future of filmmaking is here and it's virtual! Learn what it takes to be a virtual filmmaker and how productions such as The Mandalorian are using this virtual technology now. Cinematography Database's Matt Workman comes on the show to talk all about it. Matt and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new way of virtual filmmaking, what you need to get started with virtual productions, the challenges you may face, and so much more! Subscribe...

Duration:00:59:16

Ryan Murphy's Ratched Cinematography (with Simon Dennis BSC) GCS242

10/13/2020
Learn how color theory, surreal lighting, and camera motivation bring Ryan Murphy's Ratched to life with cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC. Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the connection to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, shooting on the RED Helium camera, giving a dream-like feel with ultra-hot highlights, lighting 360 degree sets, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode The world of Ryan Murphy (02:15)Use of color theory in Ratched...

Duration:01:09:17

Lovecraft Country Cinematography (with Robert McLachlan ASC CSC) GCS241

10/6/2020
Cinematographer Robert McLachlan ASC CSC takes us behind the scenes of HBO's Lovecraft Country and teaches us how he blends fantastical science fiction with a grounded 1950's period look. Robert and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how Indiana Jones and The Goonies inspired his work, creating believable science fiction, natural lighting, strategies for filming underwater, how to light legendary actors, and so much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Stock...

Duration:01:05:51