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June 6, 2019
Ep 36 – Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF – The Oscar Nominated Cinematographer of Shape of Water, Dives into John Wick 3, Shooting Film and His Career
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 36 - Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF Episode 36 Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF 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 shooting mainly at night and created a glistening, rainy look.Find Dan Laustsen on Instagram: @dan.laustsen:Ben's short end: Chernobyl and the Chernobyl podcast, hosted by Peter Sagel and Craig Mazen talking about the real life stories behind the show.Illya's short end: The intersection of Hollywood and Washington DC Sponsored by:Hot Rod CamerasArri: Check out Arri's new lenses for the Alexa LF and the Mini LF Follow The Cinematography Podcast on Instagram and Facebook. Ben RockTwitter: @neptunesalad on twitterInstagram: @bejamin_rock Illya Friedman: Instagram (Work): @hotrodcamerasInstagram (Personal): @illyafriedman Kays Alatrachi: www.musicbykays.com Editor: Ben KatzEditor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras         This episode sponsored by Arri. Find out more about the Arri Alexa Mini LF here Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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38 min
May 23, 2019
Ep 35 – Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF – The Oscar Winning Cinematographer Talks First Man, Damien Chazelle, Gus Van Sant, David O. Russell and Storyboarding
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 35 - Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF 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 lighting choices and his passion for drawing his own storyboards. Find Linus SandgrenInstagram: @linussandgren_dp Ben's Short End: Barry on HBO- The episode “ronny/lily” is incredible, dark comic action. Illya's Short End: Nanlite, a tiny LED light that is very high quality, inexpensive and very bright.Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras         This episode sponsored by Arri. Find out more about the Arri Alexa Mini LF here Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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40 min
May 10, 2019
Ep 34 – Lije Sarki – The Writer, Director and Producer, discusses making the beautiful new movie, Concrete Kids
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 34 - Lije Sarki - Writer, Director, Producer The multi-talented 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 with kids almost entirely at night, and then securing sales and distribution for feature film. Concrete Kids: Now available to purchase and stream on-demand worldwide here, and on all major streaming platforms including, Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes. Find Lije Sarki: https://www.nutbucketfilms.com/Lije Sarki on InstagramLije Sarki on TwitterBaby Blue ValentineBen's Short End is '80s All Over Podcast Illya's Short End is "Who's a Player and Who's Not with OTT/Original Streaming Platforms."Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Abby Corbett Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras         This episode sponsored by Arri. Find out more about the Arri Alexa Mini LF here Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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65 min
April 21, 2019
Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 4 (of 4) – Midnight Movies, the Occult and Horror
Sundance 2019 Special - Part 4 (of 4) - Midnight Movies, the Occult and Horror Episode 4 of The Cinematography Podcast's Sundance 2019 Special - Midnight Movies, the Occult and Horror! We draw our Sundance 2019 Special to a close with some of host Ben Rock's favorite genres! Cloaked in humor, the documentary “Hail Satan?” is at its heart an examination of the right to religious freedom. The Satanic Temple is most known for picking fights against Christian fundamentalists who want their iconography, such as the ten commandments, placed in public places. We feature sound bites from the Q&A at the premiere and Illya interviews documentarian Penny Lane, who discusses how inspiring the movie was for her. The Satanic Temple is a religion for activist misfits who want to confront the hard questions about our belief systems and what makes a religion. Hail Satan? is currently showing in theaters as of April 17, 2019.  Find tickets on Fandango Hail Satan? Official Site Find Direct Penny Lane Penny Lane Official Website Twitter: @lennypane The Satanic Temple Official Site “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 as a kindergarten teacher who must protect her class from a zombie invasion while on a field trip. Abe talks about the challenges of working with 11 five-year-olds, having a limited budget and timeline, and finding a fantastic special effects crew to create new and different zombie scenes. “Little Monsters” was acquired by Neon in partnership with Hulu. Find Abe Forsythe: Twitter @abeforsythe Neon Distribution Official Site One of Illya's favorite movies at Sundance in 2019 was JD Dillard's midnight movie, “Sweetheart.” The horror/thriller movie stars Kiersey Clemons (“Hearts Beat Loud,” “Dope”) as a woman who is stranded on a desert island and stalked by a mysterious monster. JD discusses the difficulties of shooting on a small island in Fiji, on a short time schedule, entirely outside and being subject to nature.  As a black filmmaker, he feels like it's important to put people who look like him in regular genre films.  Blumhouse produced “Sweetheart,” and is still seeking distribution. JD's next writing and directing project, “Mastering Your Past” was just bought by Legendary for seven figures. Find JD Dillard: @JGDillard (Twitter & Instagram) Blumhouse Official SIte Podcast Credits:Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Abby Corbett Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras     Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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73 min
April 13, 2019
Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 3 – DRAMA
Sundance 2019 Special - Part 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. Illya interviews prolific cinematographer Thorsten Thielow. Thorsten began his career in documentary at age 16 and it has taken him all over the world. His film “This is Personal” with director Amy Berg premiered at the festival. The documentary follows the leaders of the first National Women's March in 2017 and how it influenced a new wave of feminists. It provides an insider look at the activists' struggle across class and culture in the Women’s March leadership. Director Amy Berg and Thorsten Thielow's current documentary, “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” is now playing on HBO. “The Confession Tapes,” about false confessions in homicide cases, is now airing on Netflix. Thorsten is also in production on an HBO documentary series about the Golden State Killer. Find Thorsten: Official WebsiteInstagram: @thorcore “Them That Follow,” directed by Dan Madison Savage and Britt Poulton, explores the Pentecostal sect that handles venomous snakes in rural Appalachia, and a girl who yearns to break free of this repressive religious culture. It stars Academy Award Winner Olivia Colman, Thomas Mann and Alice Englert. Illya talks to Brit and Dan about their collaborative partnership, their challenges as first time filmmakers, and how they worked closely with their DP, Brett Jutkiewicz, to craft scenes on a limited budget and schedule. “Them That Follow” was acquired by 1091 Media, formerly The Orchard. #themthatfollow Find Dan Madison Savage: Instagram: @dantoaster Find Britt Poulton: Instagram: @_brittpoulton Illya had the opportunity to sit down with director Justin Chon and DP Ante Cheng to talk about their film, “Ms. Purple.” The movie follows a young Korean American woman who works as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown while trying to care for her terminally ill father. Justin and Ante discuss the look, color and lenses used on the film, the meaning of purple in Korean culture, director Wong Kar Wai as an influence, and the DP/director relationship. “Ms. Purple” was acquired by Oscilloscope Laboratories and will be released in theaters later this year. Find Justin ChonInstagram: @justinchon Find Ante Cheng Instagram: @anteche Podcast Credits:Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras     Subscribe to the Podcast on
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72 min
April 3, 2019
Sundance 2019 Special Podcast Pt. 2 – The Genre Found at Every Festival “Coming of Age”
Sundance 2019 Special - Part 2 - "Comingof Age" Episode Two of The Cinematography Podcast's Sundance 2019 Special, Illya and Ben discuss the “Comingof Age” film- a perennial genre at all film festivals.Illya saw several examples of the genre this year, including “Blinded By the Light,” directed byGurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham) and based on a book written by Sarfraz Manzoor. The movie isabout a British-Pakistani teenager in 1987 England, who discovers Bruce Springsteen, fallsin love with his music and finds his own voice. “Blinded by the Light” was one of the biggest acquisitionsof the festival, with a $15 million-plus deal by New Line. In the Q&A after the world premierescreening, Chadha talks about how she pursued Springsteen to get the rights to use his movie in the film.“Blinded by the Light” will hit theaters August 14.Find Gurinder Chadha: www.benditnetworks.com@gurinder.chadha (instagram)“Brittany Runs A Marathon,” directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo and starring Jillian Bell, is a comedyabout an aimless woman in her late 20's who decides to lose weight and turn her life around, starting withjust one mile and ending with her running the New York Marathon. The film won the U.S. Dramaticcompetition Audience Award and was acquired by Amazon for $14 million. In an audience Q&A withJillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo, the two talk about building the character of Brittney, who is basedon a real-life person. “Brittney Runs A Marathon” will be released in August.Find Paul Colaizzo: http://www.pdcolaizzo.com/@pdcnyc (instagram)Find Jillian Bell: @jillianbell (instagram)Illya sat down with director Jason Orley and DP Andrew Huebsher to talk about their film about arresteddevelopment, “Big Time Adolescence.” Starring SNL's Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, and John Cryer, thestory follows a teen whose idolization and friendship with a twentysomething stoner college dropout hasdestructive effects on his life. Orley and Huebsher discuss the close director/DP working relationship onthe movie, creating the look of the film, working with production company American High, and using theArtemis Pro app and Hollywood Shotdesigner to plan out where to place the camera and lights. Find Jason Orley: @jasonorley (instagram)Find Andrew Huebsher: https://www.andrewdp.com/See the storyboards/photoboards used in Artemis Pro and ShotdesignerAmerican High: https://americanhigh.com/Chemical Wedding Artemis Pro AppHollywood Camerawork shot designer App Examples of the Photoboards and comparisons of the scout reference captures from the Big Time Adolescence and frame grabs from the final movie. Podcast Credits:Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeReporter: Britt CheComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor:
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33 min
March 27, 2019
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
Sundance 2019 Special - Part 1 - Our Favorite Picks 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 festivalIllya's pick for the fest is “The Sound of Silence,” acquired by Sony Pictures and directed by Michael Tyburski.  The movie is about a “house tuner” in New York city. Illya interviews Tyburski about directing his first feature film and directing Peter Saarsgard and Rashida Jones. Find Michael Tyburski: http://www.michaeltyburski.com/ Producer Alana Kode's pick is “The Farewell,” starring Awkwafina and directed by Lulu Wang. It is based on Wang's own true story about her family conspiring to hide her grandmother's terminal cancer diagnosis from her. Producer Alana Kode sat down with Wang to talk about how she developed real events in her own life into a story first aired on This American Life, and how it progressed into a film. “The Farewell” has been picked up by A24 for a high seven figures, and is set for wide release on July 12. Find Lulu Wang: http://www.thumbelulu.com/ Sundance also offers audiences the chance to engage with an array of filmmakers and artists in an informal dialogue during panels and “cafe chats.” Illya had a rare opportunity to hear Hong Kong action hero and legend Jackie Chan talk about his career, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award, and his charitable causes. Find Jackie Chan: http://www.jackiechan.com/ Twenty years ago, the cult classic horror movie “The Blair Witch Project” premiered at Sundance. Host Ben Rock, who was the production designer on “Blair,” flew in to be on a Q&A after a screening of the film. He talks about his experience of working on the documentary-style movie, scaring the actors, and the rush of excitement when it made it into the festival. The Blair Witch Project: http://www.blairwitch.com/ Podcast Credits:Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeReporter: Britt CheComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras     Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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79 min
March 8, 2019
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 collaborations with several of the most successful directors working in Hollywood today, such as Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Darren Aronofsky and Jon Favreau.    Find Matthew Libatique, ASC on IMDB, and on Instagram.Ben's Short End is the Amazon series, Lorena Illya's Short End are Skateboard Decks from Kodak/Girl Skateboard Company & Spike Jones.Podcast Credits:Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman / Contributors PageHost: Ben Rock / Contributors PageProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras     Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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42 min
February 25, 2019
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 FriedmanHost: Ben RockProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Al-AtractchiEditor: Ben Katz Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras     Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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40 min
February 17, 2019
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 Sundance Film FestivalBen's Short End is the Conversations with a Killer the Ted Bundy Tapes Podcast Credits: Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya FriedmanHost: Ben RockProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays AlatractchiEditior: Abby Corbett Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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48 min
February 11, 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 Illya's Short End is the TV Series Counterpart Season 2Ben's Short End is the 3900 Notebook Pages of Paul Klee Podcast Credits: Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya FriedmanHost: Ben RockProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays AlatractchiEditior: Benjamin Katz Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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66 min
February 3, 2019
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 Cinematography, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Goya Award, and a David di Donatello Silver Ribbon Award, in addition to numerous lifetime achievement honors from various film organizations.  Vitorrio is a proponent for a revolutionary data archiving system, DOTS, and in this interview is joined by his long time friend Rob Hummel to discuss the technology.  Vitorrio's name appears 5 times on the ASC's "100 Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century" and twice in the top 10, you can find a link in the Short Ends of Cinematography Podcast Episode 28. Check Out Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC - IMDB Robert Hummel - Group 47 Official Site War Story by Newton Thomas Sigel Ben's Short End is the Hue Home Lighting System Illya's Short End is Freedive the Amazon / IMDB movie and television streaming service Podcast Credits: Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya FriedmanHost: Ben RockProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays AlatractchiEditior: Benjamin Katz Subscribe to the Podcast on
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48 min
January 18, 2019
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 Twitter: @LeonardMaltin Instagram: @LeonardMaltin Books: The Art of The Cinematographer Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie GuideLeonard Maltin's Author Page on Amazon War Story is from Rob Hummel about Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC Ben's Short End is Escape at Dannemora, a Showtime series starring Patricia Arquette, who won a Golden Globe Award and a Critic's Choice Award for her performance. Illya's Short End is the American Society of Cinematographer's 100 Milestone Films of the 20th Century. Podcast Credits: Episode SponsorsHot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya FriedmanHost: Ben RockProducer: Alana KodeComposer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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88 min
December 16, 2018
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 Christmas movie category, along with other movies with Christmas as a backdrop such as Die Hard and Gremlins. They discuss favorites such as A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. A few movies fall into the darker category such as Eyes Wide Shut, The Ice Harvest, and some are absolute stinkers like Six Weeks featuring Dudley Moore and Mary Tyler Moore. Alonso also points out a hard to find gem worth a look called I'll Be Seeing You. With so many choices on the holiday movie spectrum, will Ben open his heart to the Christmas spirit or will it stay two sizes too small? Also mentioned in the interview: Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas (On Amazon) Alonso Duralde Official Site Linoleum Knife Podcast Alien Raiders (Amazon Streaming) I'll Be Seeing You (Free Streaming on It's Old Movie Time) Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras       Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Composer: Handsome & Gretyl Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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51 min
December 10, 2018
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 Also mentioned in the interview: Act of Valor Fathers & Daughters The War Story is from film critic Leonard Maltin. Ben's Short End this week is The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles final movie, completed posthumously and released with zero fanfare on Netflix, and the accompanying documentary, A Final Cut For Orson: 40 Years in The Making. Illya's Short End this week is DJI Osmo Pocket, you can pre-order at Hot Rod Cameras. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri                 Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Benjamin Katz Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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107 min
November 8, 2018
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 experience of mentoring other women behind the camera. Check out Quyen's website here. Also mentioned in the interview: International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) Cinematographers XX The War Story is from Shane Hurlbut, ASC       Ben's Short End this week is Kanopy, a totally free streaming service offered through the Los Angeles Public Library. Illya's Short End this week is the Netflix series Maniac created by Patrick Somerville and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri                   Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Benjamin Katz Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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97 min
October 24, 2018
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 format, how her background as a dancer and artist has influenced her artistic vision, and her work on documentaries such as “A Sea Change” and “Particle Fever.” She even reminisces fondly about her early days working on “Pee-Wee's Playhouse.” Check out Claudia's website here. The War Story is from Quyen Tran Ben's Short End this week is the 2020 Jubilee Illya's Short End this week is the Alliance of Women Directors. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Benjamin Katz Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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53 min
September 28, 2018
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 this week is "Scripted Podcast Production" Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Benjamin Katz Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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49 min
September 6, 2018
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 Mclachlan, ASC Our featured cinematographer Robert McLachlan found a photograph of himself posing with “Girl With a Pearl Earring” from 30 years ago. Take another listen to the “War Story” here to find out its significance and see his Instagram post about it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnQ9RRjFJnk/?tagged=robertmclachlancsc Illya's Short End this week is the Univisium. Ben's Short End this week is the the software "Fade In." Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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94 min
June 24, 2018
SPECIAL PODCAST- Phedon Papamichael, ASC – LIVE at Hot Rod Cameras “Cine Beer” Summer Bash! Talks about his films with Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, James Mangold and more.
SPECIAL PODCAST- Phedon Papamichael, ASC - LIVE at Hot Rod Cameras "Cine Beer" Summer Bash! Cinematographer Phedon Papmichael, ASC In our first ever LIVE podcast Academy Award nominated cinematographer Phedon Papmichael, ASC discusses his collaborations with director's of Alexander Payne, Oliver Stone, James Mangold.  Phedon also discusses his early career working for Roger Corman and much more.   Don't miss it! Watch the Podcast Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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78 min
May 4, 2018
Ep 22 – Johnny Derango – Discusses shooting “Small Town Crime,” being an American Cinematographer “Rising Star of Cinematography,” SXSW, Shooting Reality TV, Re-shoots and Film School.
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 22 - Johnny Derango Director of Photography Johnny Derango Johnny Derango shot the indie feature "Small Town Crime" which had a 2018 theatrical release and is now available on streaming services.  Johnny was just named by American Cinematographer magazine as a "2018 Rising Star of Cinematography." In the interview he discusses his entire career up until this point including shooting features, the SXSW film festival, shooting reality TV, Re-shooting other DP's work and Film School. The War Story is from Jaron Presant, ASC Illya's Short End this week is the Portland Lens Summit. Ben's Short End this week is the giallo movies of "Dario Argento." Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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81 min
April 4, 2018
Ep 21 – Larry Fong, ASC – Talks Kong: Skull Island, Watchmen, Zack Snyder, Gal Gadot, shooting Super 8 with JJ Abrams and much more
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 21 - Larry Fong, ASC Cinematographer Larry Fong, ASC Larry Fong, ASC has shot some of the biggest studio summer movies of  all time.   In this fantastic interview Larry discusses highlights from his filmography including early work on music videos, shooting the the TV series Lost, major blockbusters like 300, Watchmen, Dawn of Justice, Super 8 and Kong: Skull Island with directors Zack Snyder, JJ Abrams, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The War Story is from Johnny Derango Illya's short End this week is the highly controversial topic of media consolidation. Ben's short End this week is "blockchain" and it's potential use as media copy protection. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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99 min
March 12, 2018
Ep 20 – Dan Kneece – his career, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and the early days of Steadicam
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 20 - Dan Kneece Cinematographer Dan Kneece Dan Kneece spent nearly 3 decades as a Steadicam Operator and has worked on many A-list productions. Now a Director of Photography, Dan is one of the nicest and most genuine people you should ever be lucky enough to meet. In this interview Dan shares his story with us. The War Story is from Larry Fong, ASC Illya's short End this week is Large Format Cinema Cameras read Jim Mathers recent round up of the new Large Format cameras. Ben's short End this week is the podcast Dirty John. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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100 min
March 3, 2018
SPECIAL EPISODE – Academy Award Winning Feature “Icarus” DP Jake Swantko
SPECIAL EPISODE - Academy Award winning "Icarus" DP James Swantko DP Jake Swanto of the Academy Award winning feature documentary, Icarus sat down with Illya at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and discussed the the ground breaking Olympic doping scandal documentary that's had worldwide repercussions. You can watch it right now on Netflix. Here's the 2018 nominees: Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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14 min
February 14, 2018
2018 Academy Award Nomination Special with “The Wandering DP”
2018 Academy Award Nomination Special with "The Wandering DP" The 2018 Academy Award nominations are online and Ben and Illya had a chat with the host of The Wandering DP Podcast Patrick O'Sullivan. The trio of podcast hosts talk about each of the nominees and our personal picks for who will win. Here's the 2018 nominees: BLADE RUNNER 2049 Roger A. Deakins DARKEST HOUR Bruno Delbonnel DUNKIRK Hoyte van Hoytema MUDBOUND Rachel Morrison THE SHAPE OF WATER Dan Laustsen Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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34 min
January 29, 2018
Ep 19 – Rachel Morrison, ASC – Talks about her career, Mudbound, Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Sundance and more!
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 19 - Rachel Morrison, ASC Cinematographer Rachel Morrison, ASC. Rachel Morrison's meteoric rise over the past 5-years includes credits on festival darlings, Netflix originals, and a Marvel studio tentpole. She is one of the most successful young cinematographers working today, and the first female cinematographer ever nominated for an Academy Award. The War Story is from Dan Kneece Illya's short End this week is the Emotimo motion control slider as used on the Sia Christmas music videos. Ben's short End this week is the screenwriting App Causality. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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82 min
January 22, 2018
Ep 18 – Suny Behar – Speaks with us about his journey, HBO, cinematography, technology and changing the industry
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 18 - Suny Behar Director of Photography, Entrepreneur and Technologist Suny Behar is our featured guest. Suny Behar is a Director of Photography, Entrepreneur and Technologist. Unless you work on the technical side of the Motion Picture/TV industry you've probably not ever heard of Suny Behar as he keeps a low profile on the internet. But even if you have never heard of him, you have him to thank for the look of a lot of the TV and movies you watch today. The War Story is from Rachel Morrison Illya's short End this week is the "Panasonic AF100/Old Technology" as used on the feature The Raid:Redemption. Ben's short End this week is the Netflix Series Wormwood. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below to listen here
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126 min
January 2, 2018
Ep 17 – Charlotte Bruus Christensen – Discusses her career, Thomas Vinterberg, Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game, Girl on a Train and Fences
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 17 - Charlotte Bruus Christensen Director of Photograhy Charlotte Bruus Christensen is our featured guest. Charlotte Bruus Christensen is a Director of Photograhy working at the highest levels of Hollywood. You've may have heard quite a bit about her most recent work Molly's Game which tells the true story of Molly Bloom, played in the movie by Jessica Chastain and marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin. Check out her website here. The War Story is from Suny Behar Illya's and Ben share the Short End this week with a wrap up of storytelling in 2017. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below
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87 min
December 26, 2017
Ep 16 – Jim Frohna – Explains his craft, working with Jill Soloway, Amazon Studios and shooting one of the memorable commercials ever made
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 16 - Jim Frohna Cinematographer Jim Frohna is our featured guest. Emmy award nominated cinematographer Jim Frohna road to cinematographer started in the electrical department working on features like The Usual Suspects and Adaptation. Today he's a cinematographer for features and series including the Jill Soloway's series Transparent and I Love Dick. Check out his website here. The War Story is from Charlotte Bruus Christensen Illya's Short End this week is LED Lighting - A revolution in production lighting. Ben's has 2 Short Ends the first is "Screener Season," and the second is ShareGrid. Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below
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89 min
December 4, 2017
Ep 15 – Christian Sebaldt, ASC – Shooting CSI, Resident Evil, Rush Hour and more
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 15 - Christian Sebaldt, ASC Christian Sebaldt, ASC is our featured guest. An Emmy award winning cinematographer with thirty-five feature film credits and more than one hundred television episode, Christian Sebaldt can do it all, and has. Check out his website The War Story is from James Frohna, ASC Illya's Short End this week is Shepard Maddness- the On-line Shepard's Tone Generator. Ben's Short End is Shudder VOD Streaming Service Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Producer: Alana Kode Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below
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116 min
September 6, 2017
Ep 14 – Rodney Charters, ASC – Talks about his amazing career including the highly influential “24”
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 14 - Rodney Charters, ASC The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Rodney Charters, ASC. ASC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Rodney Charters spoke with the Cinematography Podcast about his life and career behind the camera. Follow @rodneykiwi The War Story is from Christian Sebaldt, ASC Illya's Short End this week is The Sharegrid Anamorphic Lens Test. Ben's Short End is Victor Crowley aka "Hatchet 4" Podcast Credits: Episode Sponsors Hot Rod Cameras Arri Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below
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118 min
May 8, 2017
Ep 13 – Roman Vas’yanov – On film school, working with David Ayer and Suicide Squad
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 13 - Roman Vas'yanov The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Roman Vas'yanov. Perhaps best known for his work with director David Ayer, including the features End of Watch, Fury and Suicide Squad, Roman Vas'yanov has an extremely impressive body of work. Follow Roman Vas'yanov The War Story is from Rodney Charters, ASC Illya's Short End this week is "Patriot." Ben's Short End is "Shout Factory" Podcast Credits: Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Host: Ben Rock Editor: Mike Willbanks Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast on iTunes or click on the link below
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90 min
February 28, 2017
Ep 12 – Anthony Liberatore
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 12 - Anthony Liberatore The Cinematography Podcast returns with featured guest Anthony Liberatore. If you've seen the Academy Award Best Picture Winner "Argo" then you've seen the work of Storyboard Artist Anthony Liberatore.  Chances are you've seen the results of his work in such massive studio tentpole franchise films like Mission Impossible, Captain America and Fast & Furious. Follow Tony Liberatore The War Story is from Roman Vas'yanov Illya's Short End this week is "8K." Ben's Short End is the Showtime original series "Shooting Virtual Reality" Correction:  Illya mentions that noted cinematographer Sven Nykvist is related to "Nyquist Theory" but then gets distracted and unfortunately never explains that Sven Nykvist could use Nyquist Theory to describe the process of retaining the look of film after going through a telecine process.  The reality is that Sven Nykvist and the Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Therom are of course unrelated, but you can learn more about Nyquist-Shannon here. Podcast Credits: Editor in Chief:  Illya Friedman Editor: Ben Rock Composer: Kays Alatractchi Listen to the Podcast
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November 24, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 7 – DP, Ryan Eddleston
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 7 - DP, Ryan Eddleston Ryan Eddleston is a BAFTA Cymru winning Director Of Photography & double nominee. Ryan’s work has screened at international Film Festivals, and has broadcast credits on both national & international television.  Ryan sat down with the Cinematography Podcast to discuss his work on the imrpovised feature Black Mountain Poets. Website Represented by Gems Agency Watch the Podcast
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September 5, 2016
Ep 11 – Charles Papert
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 11 - Charles Papert The Cinematography Podcast returns with Cinematographer Charles Papert. Perhaps best known as the DP of the series Key & Peele, Charles Papert has a long career in movies and television including shooting one of the most memorable moments in movie history, that famous scene in "Office Space." See what Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele have to say about Charles in this episode of Backlight Tour Follow Charles on Instagram @charlespapert The War Story is from Tony Libertore Illya's Short End this week is "Syrp." Ben's Short End is the Showtime original series "Billions." Listen to the Podcast
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99 min
July 14, 2016
Ep 10 – Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 10 - Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC The Cinematography Podcast returns with an outstanding interview with Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC. Follow Roberto on Instagram @19lefty69 The War Story is from Charles Papert Follow Charles on Instagram @charlespapert Illya's Short End this week is "http://hotrodcameras.com/catalogsearch/result/?cat=0&q=quasar+science"target="_blank">Quasar Science Lighting." Ben's Short End is the Android/iOS app Fyuse "Billions" Listen to the Podcast
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May 31, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 6 – NAB 2016
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 6 - NAB 2016 Finally, a short MACRO perspective of NAB 2016! Around the web, most everything you'll see about NAB focuses on very specific products, not this time. Now that NAB is behind us, we've asked three industry insiders to share their thoughts and predictions for our immediate collective technological future. Is it VR? Is it cameras larger than a washing machine? Spoiler alert- it's not a "game-changing revolution" purported by others. Watch the Podcast
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May 30, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 5 – Jacques Thelemaque
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 5 - Jacques Thelemaque We sit down with multihyphenate Jacques Thelemaque. Perhaps best known as the co-founder of the important filmmaking organization Filmmakers Alliance, Mr. Thelemaque explains what he sees as emerging trends in filmmaking in 2016. If you are looking for 501(c) sponsorship, it's worth reaching out to Filmmaker's Alliance. Watch the Podcast
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April 25, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 4 – Key & Peele
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 4 - Key & Peele At a pre-release screening of their new movie Keanu we asked stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele about working with "Key & Peele" series cinematographer, Charles Papert and director Peter Atencio. Watch the Podcast
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2 min
April 24, 2016
Cinematography Podcast – Backlight Ep.4
"Something New" Taking place in mid-April, NAB 2016 has once again come and gone. In this 4th episode of The Cinematography Podcast: Backlight, Illya Friedman explains what NAB is, and why we should or should not be paying attention. Don't miss an episode, subscribe in iTunes! Listen to the Podcast
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5 min
April 10, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 3 – Jean-Marc Vallée
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 3 - Jean-Marc Vallée Backlight Tour attended the U.S. Premiere of the new feature film, Demolition. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and is Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. We asked Mr. Vallée to discuss working with his frequent collaborator, Academy Award nominated Cinematographer Yves Bélanger, CSC (Demolition, Brooklyn, Dallas Buyers Club, Wild.) Watch the Podcast
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3 min
April 8, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 2 – Sundance
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 2 - Sundance This is second episode of the new Backlight Tour web series. Host Illya Friedman sits down with Kirsten Johnson, Cinematographer and Filmmaker of the new feature film "Cameraperson," which had it's world premiere at the 2016 Sundance film festival. Cameraperson is a feature length memoir spanning Ms. Johnson's 25+ year career. Her credits include the critically acclaimed "This Film is Not Yet Rated," and the Academy Award winner for Best Documentary "Citizenfour." Watch the Podcast
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March 24, 2016
VIDEO PODCAST! Backlight Tour – Episode 1 Sundance
The Cinematography Podcast Backlight TOUR - Episode 1 Sundance This is the first episode of the new web series from the Cinematography Podcast. Backlight Tour is like the "Travel and Leisure" section of the Cinematography Podcast and in each episode host Illya Friedman brings you practical, first hand information and introduces you to filmmakers and industry professionals you should be following. Watch the Podcast
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February 25, 2016
Ep 9 – Bill Totolo
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 9 - Bill Totolo The long form Cinematography Podcast is back with an outstanding interview from Director of Photography Bill Totolo. The War Story is from Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC Illya's Short End this week is "TV." Ben's Short End is the Podcast "You Must Remember This", the EYEDIRECT teleprompter and the Adobe Morph-Cut Transition Listen to the Podcast
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125 min
January 19, 2016
Cinematography Podcast – Backlight Ep.3
"We Cheat" Cheating is rampant across the motion picture and television industry. In this episode of Backlight Illya Friedman takes a quick dive into the world of cheating and what happens when time runs out on the shooting day. Maybe some of us deserve a "Gold Star." New episodes on iTunes every Monday! Listen to the Podcast
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6 min
January 12, 2016
Cinematography Podcast – Backlight Ep.2
"Chart a Course" In this episode of Backlight Illya Friedman gives an overview of the how Cinematographers work with filters creatively and explores the "I.D. Filter" which metaphysically shapes the perception of people and things. Also what exactly is that shoe box-looking thing on the end of a lens? Wonder no more. Listen to the Podcast
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8 min
January 4, 2016
Cinematography Podcast – Backlight Ep.1
Backlight is a new short-format program from the makers of the Cinematography Podcast. New episodes expected to arrive on iTunes every Monday. Listen to the Podcast
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9 min
October 3, 2015
Ep 8 – Mike Mickens
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 8 - Mike Mickens The Cinematography Podcast returns with prolific Cinematographer of more than 30 features and television series, Mike Mickens. Mike shares his experience working at the world famous Roger Corman studios, translating the director's vision and finding the truth in something fake. The War Story is from Director of Photography Bill Totolo Illya's Short End this week is the TV Series Mr. Robot Ben's Short End this week is the TV Series Hannibal Listen to the Podcast
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109 min
February 18, 2015
Ep 7 – Sundance Wrap-Up
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 7 - Sundance 2015 Wrap-Up In our first ever "Mini Episode" Ben and Illya chat with producer Mark Stoloroff who serves as expert commentator for a brief wrap up of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Show notes Mark is offering a 20% discount to Cinematography Podcast listeners to his next No Budget Film School class coming up February 28 and March 1, 2015. Click on the following link, select "Enter Promotional Code" and enter the word: hotrod Mark Stoloroff can be found at http://nobudgetfilmschool.com/ Listen to the Podcast
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47 min
January 15, 2015
Ep 6 – Jendra Jarnagin
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 6 - Jendra Jarnagin In this episode Ben Rock interviews Director of Photography Jendra Jarnagin The War Story is from Director of Photography Mike Mickens Ben's Short End is the Vimeo series High Maintenance.  And Illya's Short End is professional LED Lights from Fiilex. Show notes We are waiting for access to a monochrome D16 in order to shoot a quick native B&W D16 vs. desaturated color D16 to illustrate the difference between the cameras. Quickly here's the real advantages of a native monochrome camera - No CFA (color filter array), this means greater sensitivity on the D16 maximum ISO jumps from 400 to 800. - More visible resolution. - More accurate total range. The links below all illustrate some of these facts, for a generally more scientific explanation of what is happening at the imaging sensor level, I recommend looking at the Red.com link below. Here are the links to the current crop of native monochrome digital cinema cameras, and their associated purchase price ranges: Arri Alexa XT B&W (Rental Only) Red Epic Monochrome $25,000 - $45,000 Digital Bolex D16M $3,799 - $4,299 Listen to the Podcast
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140 min
August 26, 2014
Ep 5 – David Leitner
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 5 - David Leitner In this episode Ben Rock interviews Filmmaker, Writer and Technologist David Leitner The War Story is from Director of Photography Jendra Jarnagin Ben's Short End is Fantastic Fest. And Illya's Short End is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles used for Aerial Cinematography. Listen to the Podcast
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121 min
August 2, 2014
Ep 4 – Abraham Martinez – Director of Photography of USA Networks “Queen of the South” and Showtime’s “The Chi” discusses his career path and more
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 4 - Abe Martinez In this episode Ben Rock interviews Director of Photography Abe Martinez. The War Story is from Filmmaker, Writer and Technologist David Leitner Ben's Short End is the QueLab. And Illya's Short End is the Back-Bone Ribcage for the GoPro Hero 3+ camera. Listen to the Podcast
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129 min
March 31, 2014
Ep 3 – Frazer Bradshaw
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 3 - Frazer Bradshaw In this episode Ben Rock interviews Director of Photography and Director Frazer Bradshaw. The War Story is from Director of Photography Abe Martinez Ben's Short End is the Blackmagic 4K camera. And Illya's Short End is the NAB convention which runs April 7-10, 2014 Listen to the Podcast
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107 min
March 22, 2014
Ep 2 – Chris Chomyn, ASC
The Cinematography Podcast Episode 2 - Chris Chomyn, ASC In this episode we interview with Cinematographer Chris Chomyn, ASC. The War Story is from Frazer Bradshaw. Ben's Short End is the Crackle series "Chozen". And Illya's Short End is Camtagz. Listen to the Podcast
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90 min
February 1, 2014
Ep 1 – Jason Wingrove
Welcome to the first episode of the Cinematography Podcast. The Cinematography Podcast is program about the art, craft and philosophy of the moving image and the people who make it happen. Professionally produced and presented like a radio program found on NPR, each episode brings interesting perspective to an often overlooked and widely misunderstood craft. Recorded in Hollywood, California, at the world headquarters of Hot Rod Cameras. Hosted by Ben Rock and Illya Friedman. The first episode features an interview with Director/Cinematographer Jason Wingrove as well as a "War Story" provided by Chris Chomyn, ASC Ben's Short End is the Hollywood Camera Work Shot Designer Ap. And Illya's Short End is the movie Nebraska. Listen to the Podcast
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85 min
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