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Go Creative Show is a place for revealing and informative interviews with A-list filmmakers. Hosted by Producer and Director Ben Consoli, each week we feature cinematographers, production designers, directors and producers to share behind the scenes experiences from the hottest movies and shows. Whether you're a brand new filmmaker or a film industry veteran, Go Creative Show will entertain, inform and make you a better filmmaker.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Go Creative Show is a place for revealing and informative interviews with A-list filmmakers. Hosted by Producer and Director Ben Consoli, each week we feature cinematographers, production designers, directors and producers to share behind the scenes experiences from the hottest movies and shows. Whether you're a brand new filmmaker or a film industry veteran, Go Creative Show will entertain, inform and make you a better filmmaker.

    The Northman Behind the Scenes (with Robert Eggers and Jarin Blaschke)

    The Northman Behind the Scenes (with Robert Eggers and Jarin Blaschke)

    Director Robert Eggers and cinematographer Jarin Blaschke return to the Go Creative Show to discuss THE NORTHMAN. Listen as Robert and Jarin boldly and honestly share their struggles and victories while making the film.
    Robert, Jarin, and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, break down the film's fluid camera movement, how to expose for low light scenes, pros vs cons of large film crews, challenging actors with the raw elements of nature, multiple approaches to filming night exterior scenes, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode How Robert and Jarin's careers have progressed since THE WITCH (01:14) Why there's lots of camera movement (05:31) Can historical accuracy hinder a project? (12:01) Challenges of the firey raid sequence (16:41) How to expose for low light scenes (20:53) Working through complex setups on set (23:06) Why larger crews can be more frustrating (31:25) How a "clean" look was achieved (34:06) Different ways of approaching night scenes (39:54) Working with actors in the raw elements outdoors (47:03) Filming with smoke and fire on set (51:18) Different ways of incorporating visual effects (52:50) Biggest lessons learned filming THE NORTHMAN (55:52) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    • 59 min
    Everything Everywhere All At Once Cinematography (with Larkin Seiple)

    Everything Everywhere All At Once Cinematography (with Larkin Seiple)

    EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is a gloriously, messy, genre-bending film directed by The Daniels and shot in only 36 days by Director of photographer Larkin Seiple.
    Larkin and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, break down his visual approach to the different universes. Plus, we discuss how the multi-verse transitions were achieved, the inspiration for hot dog fingers, the many types of lenses used, working with tight budgets, driving 4 hours for a 1 minute rock scene, and much more.
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    What you will learn in this episode Making sense of EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE as filmmakers (01:29) How to avoid overwhelming your audience (08:44) Visual approach to each universe (10:42) Why the Wong Kar Wai flashbacks were so challenging (13:46) Driving 4 hours to film the rock scene (19:32) Why so many lenses were used (22:12) Filming EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE in only 36 days (32:45) Choreographing all the fight scenes (38:09) How filming music videos translated to EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE (45:53) Shooting the multi-verse transitions (50:21) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    • 56 min
    Moon Knight and The Green Knight Cinematography (with Andrew Droz Palermo)

    Moon Knight and The Green Knight Cinematography (with Andrew Droz Palermo)

    Marvel’s MOON KNIGHT and A24’s THE GREEN KNIGHT are filled with original and compelling cinematography thanks to director of photography Andrew Droz Palermo. We do a deep dive into Andrew’s visual approach for both projects.
    Andrew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why he avoided excessive close up angles, how filming handheld can motivate editing, what no one thinks about when filming in the desert, cinematography tricks to make someone look crazy, and so much more.
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    What you will learn in this episode Learning from other cinematographers on a series (01:03) Avoiding excessive close ups (07:00) How shooting handheld can motivate editing (08:54) Why cinematographers should rehearse with actors (12:56) Setting yourself up for success filming 360° on set (18:11) What no one thinks about when filming in the desert (22:23) How to light scenes with only flashlights (27:32) Working with practical references for CGI elements (32:49) Why filming reflections is so challenging (35:15) Making someone look crazy with cinematography (39:58) Tricks to film duplicates of actors in camera (43:37) Cinematography of THE GREEN KNIGHT (46:27) Framing composition inspired by paintings (50:10) Why Arri DNA lenses were the clear choice (54:42) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links MOON KNIGHT IMDb MOON KNIGHT trailer MOON KNIGHT on Disney+ THE GREEN KNIGHT IMDb THE GREEN KNIGHT trailer THE GREEN KNIGHT on Hulu THE GREEN KNIGHT on ShowTime Follow Our Guest Andrew Droz Palermo’s IMDb Andrew Droz Palermo’s Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 59 min
    Jurassic World Dominion Cinematography (with John Schwartzman ASC)

    Jurassic World Dominion Cinematography (with John Schwartzman ASC)

    JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION brings the dinosaurs to the rest of the world in a terrifying way. Director of photography John Schwartzman ASC shares how the scare factor was pushed thanks in part to his amazing cinematography.
    John and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss shooting both on film and digitally, working with animatronic dinosaurs, the hustle of being a cinematographer, filming with iPhones, plus we break down some of the biggest scenes in the movie.
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    What you will learn in this episode Filming JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION during COVID (01:29) Why DOMINION was shot on both film and digital (09:15) Benefits of filming animatronics vs CGI (18:37) Working with the original cast from JURASSIC PARK (21:07) The hustle of being a cinematographer (24:05) Creating dinosaur "witness cam" footage with iPhones (30:08) Filming Claire hiding underwater from the dinosaura (36:32) Avoiding looking at a monitor while filming (41:33) Shooting the interior of Biosyn (45:06) Filming the Biosyn Locust scene (51:38) Using custom tuned lenses (58:16) And more! Go Creative Show is supported by:
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION trailer JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION IMDb The Beaumonte mini vistavision camera N-Cam Technology Artemis Pro Pinewood Studios What is Vista Vision The Architecture of Raymond Loewy Follow Our Guest John Schwartzman’s IMDb John Schwartzman’s website Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Outer Range Cinematography (with Drew Daniels)

    Outer Range Cinematography (with Drew Daniels)

    OUTER RANGE keeps you on the edge of your seat with its dramatic, sci-fi focused storytelling and incredible visuals. Cinematographer Drew Daniels shares how he “steals” the great DP Roger Deakins’ lighting techniques as we deconstruct the show’s visual approach.
    Drew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss collaborating with other cinematographers on a series, having a sense of humor with cinematography, the effects of camera movement on a scene, relying on practical lighting, and so much more.
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    What you will learn in this episode How OUTER RANGE is unconventionally science fiction (01:32) Collaborating with the other cinematographers (04:19) How to leave your cinematography mark (06:04) Why filming less gives cinematographers more control (09:48) Having a sense of humor with cinematography (15:20) Regretting the chosen aspect ratio (20:21) "Stealing" from Roger Deakins' lighting approach (24:32) Using practical lighting in cinematography (29:18) OUTER RANGE visual references (31:33) How camera movement perfected the rodeo scenes (34:51) And more!  
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    • 47 min
    Better Call Saul Season 6 Cinematography (with Marshall Adams)

    Better Call Saul Season 6 Cinematography (with Marshall Adams)

    BETTER CALL SAUL cinematographer Marshall Adams shares how the show's visual approach has evolved over its six seasons plus we break down some of the final seasons biggest moments. 
    Marshall and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss using choreographed dance actors in the season 6 opening scene, why the “ant macro shot” was so challenging, filming the beautiful desert vistas, how crew is affected by filming in the desert, and so much more!
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    What you will learn in this episode The emotional impact of filming the end of a show (02:07) Why the opening of season 6 was shot with dance actors (04:30) How to prep and film a oner continuous shot (08:16) Embracing new filmmaking technology (13:52) Creatively using smaller camera packages (17:28) Why the Alexa mini LF is the best choice (21:02) Complexities of filming an ant (24:22) Visual evolution of Better Call Saul (29:34) Capturing the breath-taking sweeping desert vistas (35:33) Visually communicating the journey of Saul (40:39) How BETTER CALL SAUL pays homage to filmmaking industry (43:36) How filming in the desert impacts film production (47:07) And more!  
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links BETTER CALL SAUL IMDb BETTER CALL SAUL season 6 trailer DJI RS2 Xeen Prime Lenses Laowa Lenses Follow Our Guest Marshall Adams IMDb Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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The MOST UNDERRATED podcast ever!

I don’t know how I’m only just coming across this podcast!

As a director often closely working with or as a DOP/cinematographer, I’m always trying to find new and creative solutions to increase the impact of my storytelling. *spoiler* the answers are right here.

This has been one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to. The guests are highly rated working professionals on the field, Ben the host is great at leading the conversations, and there is SO much invaluable knowledge shared here.

10/10 - A must listen.

P.S. There’s like 100 episodes, so get stuck in now!

themomentbefore ,

My new favourite podcast

This has rapidly become my most anticipated podcast each week for a number of reasons:

- The right balance of gear and creative discussion
- Fantastic guests
- The enthusiasm of Ben

Whilst the focus is on cinematography, it should appeal to anyone with an interest in anything creative - music, photography etc. Even if that side doesn’t appeal, it is a great way to get in depth information about how some of your favourite TV shows (Breaking Bad etc) are made.

Keep up the good work Ben.

Andy

Gavhops ,

Awesome show

This podcast is ideal for keeping up to date with everything happening in the video and filmmaking world. Ben gets a great variety of guests on who always provide a really insightful look into their particular profession. Ben also is such an infectiously enthusiastic host that this show never fails to put a smile on my face during the morning and evening commute.

I work for an independent production in Glasgow (Scotland) and I can't recommend this highly enough for anyone working or interested in video and film production. Keep up the great work!

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