Episodes
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
The tragic death of Cinematogarpher Halyna Hutchins has ignited a worldwide conversation about gun safety on film sets. Armorer Bryan W Carpenter joins us to discuss current safety standards and what protocols were missed leading up to the tragic shooting. Bryan and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss pros and cons of practical firearms vs visual effects, the difference between “blanks” and “dummy” ammunition, and what a “prop gun” actual is.
Published 11/02/21
HALLOWEEN KILLS is packed with gory murders and cinematography that elevates the horror genre. Cinematographer Michael Simmonds returns to discuss the film's camera choices, lighting techniques and visual approach while breaking down the most challenging kill scenes. Michael and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss filming the 1978 flashbacks, Michael's use of zoom lenses, how the house fire scene was shot, telling micro stories within scenes, and more!
Published 10/26/21
NO TIME TO DIE not only elevates the 007 universe, but it is filled with stunningly beautiful and logistically challenging cinematography. Director of Photographer Linus Sandgren FSF ASC talks lighting, lensing, locations and of course STUNTS! Linus and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss finding the spirit of James Bond and using hand-held IMAX cameras to blend classic 007 storytelling with new filmmaking technologies.
Published 10/19/21
Rather than releasing a series of music videos, Halsey has released a short film featuring her latest album IF I CAN'T LOVE, I WANT POWER. Music video producer James Ranta gives us a behind the scenes look at making the film and music videos for other iconic artists. Jamee and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the decision to create this short film, how a producer is involved in the creative process, breaking into the music video industry, and more!
Published 10/12/21
By a nearly unanimous margin, IATSE members in TV and film production vote to authorize a nationwide strike. Cinematographer Jim Denault ASC explains the proposed changes union workers are looking for and why they matter. Jim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the existing working conditions, what has changed over the decades in the industry, the opposition to the new terms, worldwide support, and more!
Published 10/05/21
Imagine having only six weeks to prep for an entire movie trilogy, each one having its own distinct look. That was exactly the reality for cinematographer Caleb Heymann with Netflix's Fear Street trilogy. Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss relying on candles and sunlight for the 1666 movie, creating that incredible bread machine kill scene, how to deal with the challenges of neon colored lighting, and more!
Published 09/14/21
THE WHITE LOTUS features incredible voyeuristic-style cinematography that constantly keeps you on edge. Director of photography Ben Kutchins explains his unique visual approach and the difficulty of filming in an actual hotel. Ben and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the juxtaposition between the warm color palette and plot, filming with as much natural light as possible, constantly rolling with the punches on set,  and much more!
Published 08/28/21
Learn how to skillfully introduce characters through cinematography and the benefits of cross-shooting with the director of photography of the Emmy-nominated series HACKS, Adam Bricker. Adam and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how and why the two lead actresses were shot differently, blending cool and warm light sources, customizing lenses for projects, and much more!
Published 08/10/21
JUNGLE CRUISE is a modern adventure film with cinematography inspired by old-school classics! Cinematographer Flavio Labiano shares his experience working with Emily Blunt and The Rock and shooting most of the film in a giant water-tank in an Atlanta parking lot. Flavio and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the challenges of filming the boat scenes, the role of 2nd unit cinematography, importance of color in cinematography, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...
Published 08/03/21
Disney has outdone themselves again with the incredible life-like and vivid animation of RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON. Co-cinematographers Adolph Lusinsky and Rob Dressel come on to discuss how Disney tackles animated films and the biggest challenges of RAYA. Adolph, Rob, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss each of their roles as cinematographers, striking the right balance of realistic lighting, designing Sisu the Dragon, and more! Subscribe Now! What you will learn in this...
Published 07/20/21
BLACK WIDOW marks the return of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cinematographer Gabriel Beristain ASC BSC comes on to explain his filmmaking philosophy of treating the camera like a character. Gabriel and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the visual references of the film, why Gabriel always used 3 cameras on set, not being ashamed of relying on filmmaking fundamentals, and more!
Published 07/13/21
THE MOSQUITO COAST on Apple TV+ is a gripping drama with a spectacular, colorful yet gritty cinematic approach. Director of photographer Alex Disenhof gives us a behind the scenes look and why the series has such active camera movement. Alex and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, break down one of the most dramatic sequences in the series, approaching daylight exteriors, color grading and theory, extensive location scouting, and much more.
Published 07/06/21
IN THE HEIGHTS is the masterful musical movie of the summer! Cinematographer Alice Brooks shares her cinematic approach adapting Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit broadway show to the big screen. Alice and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, break down how they filmed the big musical numbers, filming most of the movie on location, being inspired by local photographers, advice for aspiring cinematographers, and more!
Published 06/29/21
With terrifying and haunted scenes, jump scares, exorcisms, and more, THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT does an excellent job standing up against the previous films. Cinematographer Michael Burgess shares his cinematic and lighting approach for the top horrific scenes in the film. Michael and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss his camera and lens package, why he avoids operating cameras now, the opening exorcism scene breakdown, cinematography tricks, and more!
Published 06/22/21
BRIDGERTON is Netflix's most-watched series ever. Cinematographer Jeffrey Jur ASC explains how he used the Sony Venice camera and lighting using candles to bring us back in time to 17th century London. Jeffrey and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss his contemporary cinematic approach, his career switch from film to TV, using 2-6 cameras on set, breaking down the most challenging scene in the series, and more!
Published 06/15/21
Disney's film CRUELLA combines handheld, high energy cinematography with elegant traditional camera movement. Cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis explains his masterful cinematic approach. Nicolas and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss working with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, shooting both on film and digitally, having to pre-light sets before they were built, camera and lens package, and more!
Published 06/08/21
A QUIET PLACE PART II cinematographer Polly Morgan ASC BSC takes us behind-the-scenes of this highly anticipated sequel. Polly and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the challenges of shooting on film, why one sequence was shot digitally, why practical stunts are better, working with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, mentorship advice, and more!
Published 06/01/21
Emmy award-winning comedy series TED LASSO follows an American football coach as he helps a struggling London soccer team. Cinematographer David Rom comes on to explain how they turned Jason Sudeikis' successful shorts into a full blown TV series. David and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss avoiding comedy visual stereotypes, fish-out-of-water cinematography style, pairing the Alexa LF with Tokina lenses, why they had to recreate the entire soccer field, and more!
Published 05/25/21
Fashion... Sex... Drama... The filming and lighting of HALSTON on Netflix with cinematographer Tim Ives. Learn about the incredible use of color theory, lighting, lenses and more. Tim and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss using special Sigma lenses to give the Studio 54 nightclub atmosphere, using cinematography to make a character feel isolated, what the heck a "book light" is, and more!
Published 05/18/21
In STOWAWAY, cinematographer Klemens Becker embraces claustrophobic cinematography while filming inside a spaceship.  We also discuss simulated gravity, recreating the suns intensity in space, and his human take on a space story. Klemens and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how 36,000 LEDs lit up the spaceship set, why almost all the VFX was created before filming began, recreating zero gravity, and much more!
Published 05/04/21