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.
Camera Czech: Mark Bliss ACK
The career of Mark Bliss ACK unfolds like a cold war adventure novel with a daring escape from behind the iron curtain leading to starting over as a refugee in Australia and an incredible career in cinematography. Starting down under with music videos and commercials his work eventually lead him back to Europe where he has had an incredible run of work for over a decade, recently leading him to the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.
Intelligence Briefing: Dr Mike Seymour & AI in Film
Dr Mike Seymour shares his insights into how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology will change the way that every department in film production works over the next two years.
Clooney, Netflix & The Midnight Sky: Martin Ruhe ASC
Martin Ruhe ASC talks about his recurring collaborations with George Clooney and the NETFLIX science fiction epic THE MIDNIGHT SKY. Martin discusses the practicalities of the ambitious film including the choice of ARRI ALEXA 65 & DNA Prime Lenses, shooting on an Arctic glacier, LED volume in studio, the lighting approach and working with Clooney's dual roles as director and star.
Martin also talks about the virtues of shooting single camera, doing his own operating and how he grounds the visuals in the story and character while working film style with digital cameras as well as working with legendary colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld at Company 3.
Gimmick or Game Changer? Da Vinci comes to the iPad
Ben Allan ACS CSI and Clara Chong discuss the realities of editing and grading in Da Vinci Resolve on the new M2 iPad Pro.
Dances With Oscars: Dean Semler AM ACS ASC - Part 2
From "Dances With Wolves" to working with Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carey, Eddie Murphy, Renee Zellwegger and Arnold Schwarzenegger, this is an inspiring and hilarious rollercoaster ride through Hollywood and the world of big movies. Dean Semler opens up about experiences and insights from one of the most remarkable careers of a generation.
From Renmark to Hollywood: Dean Semler AM ACS ASC - Part 1
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.
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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.