A series of relaxed conversations between Ben Allan ACS CSI and some of the most interesting people in the industry today talking about the film industry and the craft of cinematography.
Dean Semler AM ACS ASC - Part 1: From Renmark to Hollywood
In Part 1 of this special, Dean Semler AM ACS ASC explains how he got his start in the industry, his early experiences in TV and shooting documentaries and then the making of MAD MAX: ROAD WARRIOR, DEAD CALM, COCKTAIL, YOUNG GUNS, LONESOME DOVE, K9 and DANCES WITH WOLVES and shares some of the best things he learned along the way.
Steve Arnold ACS - Shooting "RAMS"
Steve Arnold ACS talks about his experience shooting the hit Aussie film "RAMS" with Sam Neill, Michael Caton and director Jeremy Sims. Steve tells us about the process of testing and comparing the full range of Panavision Anamorphic lenses, creating custom LUT's for the film and how he works to get a much of the look as possible captured in camera.
This episode was recorded with a live audience at the United Cinemas Opera Quays in Sydney as a special event with the NSW ACS.
Greig Fraser ACS ASC - Lions, Rogues and Darkness
Greig Fraser ACS ASC discusses his Emmy Award winning work on "The Mandalorian" and the realities of working with the LED Volume virtual production system the made the series practical. He also talks about "Lion", "Zero Dark Thirty", "Star Wars: Rogue One" and "Dune" and looks back at some of his early work including the Palm d'Or winning short film "Cracker Bag".
Mihai Malaimare Jr - Shooting Jojo Rabbit
Mihai Malaimare Jr is an extraordinarily talented Romanian cinematographer who has worked with some of the best directors in the world, including Francis Ford Coppola and Paul Thomas Anderson. In this episode he talks about his work on JOJO RABBIT, how he collaborated with Taika Waititi and how he used an incredible quirk of mathematics to frame the film in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio while using anamorphic lenses.
Mark Lapwood ACS - The Perfect Balance
Mark Lapwood ACS has had built an international reputation as a visually inventive and collaborative cinematographer working on big budget TV commercials and feature films all around Asia and India as well as in Australia and New Zealand. Mark has also managed to find a very rare balance of this work with his passion projects in documentary and time-lapse. In this conversation Mark explains how he did it and what he expects from the future.
SPECIAL: Working From Home in 2020
Clara Chong and T STOP INN host Ben Allan ACS CSI respond to requests from film industry professionals around the world who are suddenly working from home because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Talking through their experience over the last decade of simultaneously running a production company and raising a family by bringing more and more of the film making process, literally... "in-house". Clara and Ben talk through the challenges and opportunities of working from home as film makers and how we can all make the most of the current situation.
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As an aspiring cinematographer living in Australia, this is one of my favourite podcasts to listen to. Ben Allan ACS CSI has the most relaxed but in-depth conversations with some amazing cinematographers. It’s one of the podcasts where I’m continually inspired by some new ideas and simply love hearing the stories on set along the way. This podcast is well worth your time if you have any interest in this area.