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Episode 006 - Get Out & More with Toby Oliver

Our chat with Toby ranges from his start in Australia, moving to LA in 2013 for his collaborations with Blumhouse Media, unintentionally becoming a Horror film Cinematographer, working on the Academy Award winning film GET OUT with Jordan Peele, and his most recent film Happy Death Day. Bio: Toby Oliver ACS is an award-winning cinematographer whose career extends from his native Australia to the United States and internationally. Named as one of Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch in...


Episode 005 - Giles Nutgens, BSC: part 2

We continue our conversation with lauded Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens in the second part of our discussion. Ranging from the technical aspects of Anthropomorphic both historically and currently, his partnership with David Mackenzie and last year's Oscar Nominated success Hell or High Water, to the "challenge of his career" filming Semih Kaplanoğlu's black and white film epic Grain, and some recommendations of great cinematographers to study. Bio Giles Nuttgens recently completed...


Episode 004 - Giles Nutgens, BSC: part 1

Lauded cinematographer Giles Nuttgens recently completed photography on director Wash Westmoreland’s period drama Colette, starring Keira Knightley as a struggling French novelist. Previously, he lensed David Mackenzie’s Hell or High Water, which premiered in Un Certain Regard at 2016’s Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim. Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster, Nuttgens earned a 2017 BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Cinematography for his work. In 2016 Nuttgens also...


Episode 003 - The Land w/ Steve Holleran

On today's show we interview Director of Photography Steven Holleran about The Land. Trailer: www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi223720473 The Land premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Executive produced by rapper NAS, the film follows four teenage boys who devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue a dream life of professional skateboarding. Holleran’s past credits include: the short film Trying Not to Explode, which took home the 2015...


Episode 002 - Human The Documentary

HUMAN is a collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, HUMAN brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in...


Episode 001 - Rodney Taylor, ASC

On our first episode of Rack Focus, Josh Hayes (Executive Director, Visual Anarchy) interviews Cinematographer Rodney Taylor. Rodney Taylor, ASC is currently lensing Fox’s Shots Fired with director/executive producer Gina Prince Bythewood and executive producer Brian Grazer. Taylor’s television credits also include: season two of HBO’s Ballers starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which premieres July 17; season two and three of Getting On, the HBO medical comedy based on the British...