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Special Episode – Checco Varese, ASC – Live Podcasting at Hot Rod Cameras “Cine Beer” 2019 Summer Bash

In our second LIVE podcast, Checco Varese, ASC discusses his collaborations with Guillermo Del Toro on “Pacific Rim” and “The Strain,” his upcoming movie, “It: Chapter 2,” working on many TV pilots and music videos, his early days in South America as a war correspondent and much more.


Ep 36 – Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF – The Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Shape of Water, Dives into John Wick 3, Shooting Film and His Career

Acclaimed Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen talks to Illya about working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak and Mimic. Del Toro's frequent collaborator discusses the ease of shooting digital cinema now vs. the old days of relying on a lab to process the film correctly. For the John Wick films, lens choices and tricks played a big part in how he and director Chad Stahelski accomplished a flare effect on the films. In John Wick-Chapter 3- Parabellum, Dan discusses...


Ep 35 – Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – The Oscar Winning Cinematographer Talks First Man, Damien Chazelle, Gus Van Sant, David O. Russell and Storyboarding

Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren talks to Illya about his extensive career working with high profile directors like Damien Chazelle on First Man and La La Land, Gus Van Sant on Promised Land, and David O. Russell on the films American Hustle and Joy. For the film First Man, Linus used 16mm, 35mm and IMAX formats to portray different looks throughout the movie. While working on Promised Land, he and director Gus Van Sant decided to use Super 35mm 1.3x anamorphic. He also discusses...


Ep 34 – Lije Sarki – The Writer, Director and Producer, discusses making the beautiful new movie, Concrete Kids

Writer, Director, Producer, Lije Sarki talks to Illya about his latest project, Concrete Kids. The movie follows two nine year old boys on one adventurous night in Los Angeles. Lije discusses wearing many hats as the writer, director, and producer of the project, willing a project like this into being and aesthetic choices that served the production . Concrete Kids was shot in 17 nights with a budget of only $25K. Lije talks about the challenge of the search for the two young leads, shooting...


Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 4 (of 4) – Midnight Movies, the Occult and Horror

Episode 4 of The Cinematography Podcast's Sundance 2019 Special - Midnight Movies, horror and occult! In our FINAL episode covering the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We talk to 3 filmmaker and discus their features. The first is Hail Satan? is at its heart an examination of the right to religious freedom. Next is “Little Monsters” writer-director Abe Forsythe sat down with Illya to talk about his zombie-romantic comedy-buddy-horror movie. The film stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o....


Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 3 – DRAMA

Episode 3 of The Cinematography Podcast's Sundance 2019 Special - DRAMA, as in DRAMAtic films. Ben and Illya discuss some of the dramatic films and documentaries at this year's Sundance Film Festival for The Cinematography Podcast.


Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 2 – The Genre Found at Every Festival “Coming of Age”

In The Cinematography Podcast's second of four episodes, The Cinematography Podcast's Sundance 2019 Special, Illya and Ben discuss the “Comingof Age” film- a perennial topic at film festivals.


Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 1 – Our Favorites: Jackie Chan, Michael Tyburski w/The Sound of Silence & Lulu Wang w/The Farewell, The Blair Witch Project Anniversary

In The Cinematography Podcast's first of four episodes, Illya and Ben discuss the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We had the opportunity to interview several of the most buzzed about filmmakers while in Park City. This episode covers some of our personal favorites of the festival.


Ep 33 – Matthew Libatique, ASC – Two time Academy Award nominated Cinematographer talks A Star is Born, craft, philosophy, collaborating with Bradley Cooper, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Lee and Jon Favreau

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 33 - Matthew Libatique, ASC The filmography of two time Academy Award nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC is filled with fantastic looking movies. Including films such as the recent smash hit, A Star is Born, indie festival darling, Pi, Marvel franchise films like Iron Man, as well as commercial and critically successful films like Black Swan. In this interview, Illya Friedman sits down with Matty to discuss his career behind the camera and his...


Ep 32 – Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC – Oscar nominated Cinematographer for The Favourite, talks shooting with natural light, short films and more

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 32 - Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC “Cinematographer's cinematographer" Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC discusses his Academy Award nominated work on “The Favourite.” He breaks down using natural light to compose shots and the love of making shorts. Find Robbie Ryan on IMDBBen's Short End is Blackmagic Design DaVinci ResolveIllya's Short End is Too Funny To Fail: The Life and Death of The Dana Carvey Show, a documentary onHuluPodcast Credits:Editor in Chief: Illya...


Ep 31 – Barry Alexander Brown – Oscar nomination for BlacKkKlansman, collaborations with Spike Lee and the magic of editing.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 31 - Barry Alexander Brown Spike Lee has relied on editor Barry Alexander Brown for the past 3 decades. His latest effort, BlacKkKlansman, earned an Academy Award nomination, his 2nd nomination after receiving one in 1980 for Best Documentary Feature. Barry joined Illya for a conversation about Klansman, collaborating with Spike Lee and how his team and the work has changed over the years. Check OutBarry Alexander Brown - IMDB Illya's Short End is the 2019...


Ep 30 – Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC – Working with Directors, Haskell Wexler, George Clooney, Bryan Singer & David O. Russell, and crafting the look of Usual Suspects, 3 Kings, Drive, X-Men, Bohemian Rhapsody and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 30 - Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC Over the past 5 decades, Newton Thomas Sigel has amassed an amazing filmography. His work as a cinematographer is a veritable who's who of famous auteurs. In this feature interview co-hosts Ben Rock and Illya Friedman dive into the craft behind such famous films as The Usual Suspects, 3 Kings, Drive, X-Men, Bohemian Rhapsody and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Check OutNewton Thomas Sigel - IMDBNewton Thomas Sigel - Instagram...


Ep 29 – Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC discusses his early career, and the revolutionary data archiving system DOTS

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 29 - Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC Vitorrio Storaro, ASC, AIC is an Italian cinematographer widely recognized for his work on numerous classic films including The Conformist, Apocalypse Now, and The Last Emperor. In the course of over fifty years, he has collaborated with directors like Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, and Woody Allen. He has received three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, a BAFTA Film Award for Best...


Ep 28 – Leonard Maltin – author and critic, deep dive into movies and cinematography

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 28 - Leonard Maltin Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin began writing about movies at the age of 13. He talks about his enduring love of movies, his experience writing and interviewing cinematography icons for his book The Art of the Cinematographer, his love of Disney films, how certain films endure over time, film genre oversaturation and sequels, film criticism today, and much more. Check OutLeonard Maltin - Offical Website Podcast: Maltin on Movies...


Holiday Special 2018 with Alonso Duralde

The Cinematography Podcast Holiday Special 2018 with Alonso Duralde Alonso Duralde, film critic and author of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, discusses great (and not so great) Christmas movies to watch. Hosts Illya Friedman and a reluctant Ben Rock sit down with film critic and Christmas movie expert Alonso Duralde. Alonso shares his extensive knowledge of holiday films from his book, Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas. Ben insists his movie, Alien Raiders, falls into the...


Ep 27 – Shane Hurlbut, ASC talks DSLR Revolution, His Working Process, Collaborating with Director Gabriele Muccino and Professional Gimbals.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 27 - Shane Hurlbut, ASC DP, and force of nature, Shane Hurlbut, ASC is our featured guest. In this Epic interview Shane talks about the DSLR Revolution, working on a nuclear submarine, his process for creating the look of a movie, collaborating with Director Gabriele Muccino on Fathers & Daughters and much, much more. Check out: Shane's blog, here Official Site and Reel, here Shane's "Inner Circle" Film Education and Training, here Shane's Podcast, here...


Ep 26 – Quyen Tran, DP of HBO’s “Camping” talks her filmography, working with Alan Ball, Lena Dunham and finding work/life balance behind the camera

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 26 - Quyen Tran Director of Photography Quyen Tran DP Quyen Tran most recent project is the Lena Dunham-created HBO series, Camping. In this interview she talks about her early work and desire to focus on narrative storytelling, both in comedies such as The Little Hours, Deidra and Laney Rob a Train and her work on the Alan Ball HBO series Here and Now. Quyen also discusses the personal challenges of raising a family, finding work/life balance and the...


Ep 25 – Claudia Raschke, cinematographer for “RBG” talks about her latest project, and 3+ decades of television and feature films.

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 25 - Claudia Raschke Director of Photography Claudia Raschke Cinematographer Claudia Raschke is world-renowned for her work on several Oscar nominated documentaries. She sits down with host Illya Friedman during NAB 2018 to talk about her latest project, “RBG.” The story of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, legendary Supreme Court Justice, presented special shooting challenges due to limited time and access. Claudia also discusses what drew her to the documentary...


Ep 24 – Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC – The cinematographer behind Game of Thrones, Westworld, Ray Donovan gives us stories from the set of “The Affair.”

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 24 - Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC Director of Photography Robert Mclachlan ASC, CSC Host Illya Friedman sits down with cinematographer Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC, on the set of Showtime's The Affair. Robert talks about his illustrious career on shows such as Game of Thrones, Ray Donovan, Westworld, and even his early days shooting MacGyver and much more. The War Story is from Claudia Raschke. Illya's Short End this week is Ozark, Season 2. Ben's Short End...


Ep 23 – Jaron Presant, ASC – Talks Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rampage, Brick, USC Film School, 1st Unit vs. 2nd Unit and Working with Director Rian Johnson

The Cinematography Podcast Episode 23 - Jaron Presant, ASC Director of Photography Jaron Presant, ASC From giant feature films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rampage, to indie darlings such as Brick and Don Jon, over the past 20-years Jaron Presant, ASC has amassed a notable body of work. In this interview Jaron discusses his career including his days in USC's prestigious film program 1st unit vs. 2nd unit, and his work on the feature films of Rian Johnson. The War Story is from Robert...