Episodes
PACHINKO cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC shares how he created one cohesive look to represent multiple decades in Japan and Korea. What cameras and lenses did he choose and why? We discuss it all.  Florian and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, talk about the challenges of filming in a language and culture he didn’t understand, why episode 7 has a completely different look, his approach to the earthquake scene, lessons learned, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...
Published 05/03/22
Published 05/03/22
Learn the masterful way that cinematographer Shawn Peters visually portrayed dementia in THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY on Apple TV+. Shawn and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how to use different lenses and camera tricks to evolve a show's look over time, using broken glass to create stunning in-camera effects, how to create the perfect day for night, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Working on an Oscar-winning project (00:55) Incorporating archive...
Published 04/26/22
THE DROPOUT cinematographer, Michelle Lawler, shares her unique opportunities and challenges while filming on location for the hit Hulu series about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. Michelle and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how character development affects cinematography, using 200 astera tubes to light an office, tips for creating eyelights, and so much more. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Cinematography appeal to THE DROPOUT (01:57) How reality can...
Published 04/19/22
Even if you're not a basketball fan, you will fall in love with the 1980s visual style of HBO's WINNING TIME. Cinematographers Todd Banhazl and Mihai Malaimare Jr. discuss how they used several different camera types and formats to perfectly capture the look of the series. Todd, Mihai, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming with the Ikegami camera, post-processing techniques to help age the look, creating a visual rule book, how hard light affects character development,...
Published 04/12/22
CODA cinematographer, Paula Huidobro, discusses the Oscar-winning film and unique challenges of filming actors using sign language. Plus, her thoughts on the Will Smith slap incident. Paula and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, share techniques for lighting natural looking interiors, letting the camera take a back seat, embracing harsh sunlight and the cinematic beauty of New England. We also talk about how she captured the 1980s with her work on the show PHYSICAL. Subscribe Now! What...
Published 04/05/22
Award-winning series DOPESICK is a masterclass in breathtaking cinematography and storytelling. Director of photography Checco Varese ASC shares how he evolved the show's visual approach throughout the series. Checco and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the importance of dailies looking as close to final as possible, making office spaces visually-appealing, lighting an entire house for a oner, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Evolving color...
Published 03/29/22
SEVERANCE is a mind-bending and visually stunning thriller and one of this year's best series. Cinematographer Jessica Lee Gagné shares why she was hesitant to take on the show, and her incredible work throughout the season. Jessica and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss her visual approach to the “innie” and “outie” worlds, making a bland stark-white office space visually interesting, psychological tricks with cinematography, working with Ben Stiller and Christopher Walken, and...
Published 03/22/22
THE POWER OF THE DOG director of photographer, Ari Wegner ACS, shares how her cinematography communicates loneliness in the Oscar-nominated Netflix film. Ari and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss techniques for realistic eyelights, why the amount of prep time can be a red flag, filming wide landscapes with long lenses, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode The importance of prep time (01:08) Value of a good director and DP relationship (05:12)...
Published 03/15/22
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE production designer Michael Perry created an entire Texas town from scratch.  Learn all about the challenges he faced and the scenes and sets he’s most proud of.  Michael and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming with blood, creating an authentic gas station, when to ignore logic in filmmaking, techniques for aging props, challenges of horror movie production design, and that INSANE decapitation scene! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode ...
Published 03/08/22
DEATH ON THE NILE and BELFAST cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos takes us behind the scenes of both films and shares his filmmaking secrets. Haris and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss DEATH ON THE NILE’S enormous 1000 lights boat set, tips for creating the perfect black and white, why every shot is important, and of course his brilliant work on the film BELFAST. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Timeless black and white opening of DEATH ON THE NILE (05:34)...
Published 03/01/22
OZARK returns for its final season with a new cinematographer - Shawn Kim. Learn how Shawn evolved the show’s iconic cool-blue look while getting darker with each episode.  Shawn and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the psychological effects of lens focal lengths, the complexity of lighting day exteriors, how to keep cinematography fresh and interesting, plus so much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Finding work during COVID (01:08) Evolving visual...
Published 02/22/22
THE WITCHER season 2 cinematographers Jean Philippe Gossart and Romain Lacourbas share details about how they collaborated on bringing more color and dimension to the series. JP, Romain, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss switching to spherical lenses, the challenges of creating natural light sources, attention to detail for dialogue scenes, and so much more. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Collaborating as cinematographers (01:21) Visual approach to The...
Published 02/15/22
SCREAM is back! Cinematographer Brett Jutkiewicz breaks down the biggest kill scenes and how he brought his unique visual style to the film franchise. Brett and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss cinematography tricks to create tension in horror, lighting for horror movies, making day-time exteriors scary, the necessary skill sets for camera operators, learning from your mistakes on set, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode SCREAM franchise visual approach...
Published 02/08/22
TICK, TICK... BOOM! follows Jonathan Larson on his path to being the successful musical composer we know of him today. Cinematographer Alice Brooks ASC breaks down her cinematic approach and biggest challenges of the film. Alice and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the film's biggest scenes, challenges of musicals, having to use filtration in place of haze, and much more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Transitioning from IN THE HEIGHTS to TICK, TICK... BOOM!...
Published 02/01/22
YELLOWJACKETS follows the wild journey of a high school soccer team after they become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash. Cinematographer C Kim Miles ASC CSC breaks down each of the series' spectacular visual looks. Kim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss making creative changes after filming the pilot, choosing lenses based on storyline, the incredible value of a DIT, deconstructing your favorite scenes, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode Making...
Published 01/25/22
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME cinematographer Mauro Fiore and production designer Darren Gilford discuss their collaboration on the blockbuster Marvel movie. Mauro, Darren, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the dramatic last-minute changes at the start of production, the benefits of filming on location, and breakdowns of some of the biggest scenes in the movie. Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this episode DP and Production Designer collaboration (01:07) Working on such a big...
Published 01/18/22
Aaron Sorkin’s BEING THE RICARDOS is a masterful retelling of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s life on and off camera. Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth ASC shares the camera, lighting and lenses he used to recreate vintage Hollywood and the iconic I Love Lucy stage. Jeff and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss bringing energy to dialogue scenes through blocking and camera movement, breaking down some of the scenes in the film, the lenses and filtration used, and more! Subscribe Now! ...
Published 01/11/22
Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY is a fresh remake of the classic film packed with stunning cinematography. Camera operators Mitch Dubin SOC AOC and John "Buzz" Moyer SOC share what it’s like working with Spielberg and the challenges of filming movie musicals. Mitch, Buzz, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the the camera operators' creative freedom, tips for operating steadicams, accepting their mistakes, and more!
Published 12/21/21
SUCCESSION season 3 cinematographers Christopher Norr and Patrick Capone join us to discuss the show's multi-camera handheld-style and natural lighting. Christopher, Patrick, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, share why they film close up shots first, showing vulnerability through cinematography, working as co-cinematographers, and more!
Published 12/17/21
GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE -- with its incredible sets, props, and the infamous Ecto-1 car -- have given movie lovers the nostalgic and entertaining blockbuster they have been waiting for. Production designer Francois Audouy explains his approach to designing films, and how attention to detail and practical sets made GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE a massive success.
Published 12/07/21
AMERICAN HORROR STORY DOUBLE FEATURE cinematographer Andrew Mitchell had a massive challenge to overcome: how to film two unique stories with distinct looks in a cohesive way. Learn his visual approach for each half of the season and how he transitioned from camera operator to DP. Andrew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the essential skills every DP should have, using visual effects and clever editing to fake Sarah Paulson being on set, converting color to black and white, and...
Published 11/30/21
Discover how FINCH cinematographer Jo Willems ASC SBC overcame the challenges of filming the relationship between Tom Hanks, a dog, and a motion capture robot. Jo and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the film's unique look and creating intimacy with the camera. Learn how Jo filmed the desert scenes practically, the decision to shoot handheld, embracing lens artifacts, and so much more. Jo and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss  Subscribe Now! What you will learn in...
Published 11/23/21
Cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC of IMPEACHMENT: American Crime Story masterfully depicted one of the most iconic moments in American history while capturing portrayals of Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, and of course Bill & Hillary Clinton. Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the show's desaturated look, claustrophobic feeling, why he chose the Sony Venice, working with split diopters, and inventing a new visual genre… “Gloom Glam”.
Published 11/16/21
DUNE, with its stunning cinematography and epic sets, was packed with unique challenges for director of photography Greig Fraser ACS ASC -- including filming in whipping sands and lighting football field sized sets.  Greig and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss discuss how he balances epic and intimate, his techniques for large night exteriors, embracing the shadows and Greig’s unique film transfer process that jumps from digital to film and back again.
Published 11/09/21