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The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com.

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The Team Deakins podcast is an ongoing conversation between acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins and James Deakins, his collaborator, about cinematography, the film business and whatever other questions are submitted. We start with a specific question and end....who knows where! We are joined by guests periodically. Followup questions can be posted in the forums at www.rogerdeakins.com.

    Dave Diliberto - Post Supervisor

    Dave Diliberto - Post Supervisor

    EPISODE 67 - DAVE DILIBERTO - Post Supervisor
    Team Deakins sits down with Dave Diliberto, long time friend and post supervisor. We talk about a lot of subjects, including his start with the Coen Brothers, the difference of working with the Coens and with other directors, and we go in to challenging post of the film “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. We also speak of what super 35mm means in a film post and the difficulty involved in re-mastering titles. Dave leads us through mixing, the different deliverables on a project and his reaction to the phrase “We can fix that in Post”. A great look at what happens after the film is shot.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Andrey Zvyagintsev & Mikhail Krichman (Pt 2) - Director & Cinematographer

    Andrey Zvyagintsev & Mikhail Krichman (Pt 2) - Director & Cinematographer

    EPISODE 66 - ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV & MIKHAIL KRICHMAN - Director & Cinematographer Team - Part 2
    Team Deakins continues their epic conversation with Andrey Zvyagintsev and Mikhail Krichman, celebrated Russian collaborative team of director and cinematographer. This is the second part of a two part episode. We learn a lot about the shooting of the movie, Leviathan and the weather challenges they faced. Andrey shares that he doesn’t re-watch his films and also entertained us with the story of his very first experience shooting a 16mm film when he was young. He’s come a long way since then, let’s just say! We also speak about independent film financing in Russia vs state funded and their feelings on film vs digital. And Mikhail tells how Roger unknowingly participated on The Return! A great conversation with talented filmmakers!!
    RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: The Return, The Banishment, Elena, Leviathan, Loveless

    • 1 hr
    Andrey Zvyagintsev & Mikhail Krichman (Pt 1) - Director and Cinematographer Team

    Andrey Zvyagintsev & Mikhail Krichman (Pt 1) - Director and Cinematographer Team

    EPISODE 65 - ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV & MIKHAIL KRICHMAN - Director & Cinematographer Team - Part 1
    Team Deakins have an amazing conversation with the Russian collaborative team of Andrey Zvyagintsev and Mikhail Krichman. We have been avid fans of their films for years and so this was very special to us. Their films are: The Return, The Banishment, Elena, Leviathan and Loveless. We speak about so many things that we had to make two episodes from the result! In this episode we learn about their unique collaborative process of 20 years, their experiences on The Return, The Banishment and Elena. We speak about VFX, how Andrey works with his actors and how they battle unpredictable elements, like children and weather. A great conversation with true masters of filmmaking!
    RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: The Return, The Banishment, Elena, Leviathan, Loveless

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jon Kilik - Getting the project off the ground

    Jon Kilik - Getting the project off the ground

    EPISODE 64 - JON KILIK - Getting the project off the ground
    Team Deakins is happy to welcome producer Jon Kilik back again with a specific subject - how to get film projects off the ground. Because films are different, we look at the different ways you can move forward. Jon tells us about the need to be flexible without compromising the vision, how often compromises can be opportunities, and if you can’t bring the film’s operating price down, you might have to wait and do a smaller project first. He also walks us through the process of finding distribution for a film. We talk about how to deal with a project that is financed from many sources and how to structure this. He also touches on the weight a name actor adds to a project, how the process of filmmaking is making the project better everyday and dealing with stress. We’re so glad that Jon came back and delved into this subject with us!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Turning the Tables - The Assassination of Jessse James

    Turning the Tables - The Assassination of Jessse James

    EPISODE 63 - TURNING THE TABLES - The Assassination of Jesse James
    The tables get turned on Team Deakins in this episode with Greig Fraser asking us the questions, focusing on the film “The Assassination of Jesse James”. Greig asks questions on 7 clips of the film. There is a companion pdf with this episode (see the link below) that lists the approximate time these clips appear in the movie with images of the first and last frames. We get into specific breakdowns of these shots as well as talking about the experience of working with the director, the lyric nature of the book and how that influenced the film as well as the incredible music track from composer Nick Cave. Greig had done his homework and had plenty of questions for us! He led us through a great discussion of this film. Click here to download the companion pdf.
    RECOMMEND EPISODE VIEWING: The Assassination of Jesse James

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Dodd Vickers - Location Scout/Manager

    Dodd Vickers - Location Scout/Manager

    EPISODE 62 - DODD VICKERS - Location Scout/Location Manager
    Team Deakins again looks into the complexities of locations in the scheme of production. We talk with Dodd Vickers who shares with us how to find locations, things that have to be considered for locations and working with the budget. He also talks about how he needs to get into the director’s head, how the location department are the ambassadors of the film and the importance of getting to know the location neighborhood and the people living there. We also touch on reusing locations, remembering logistics when looking for locations and the difference in locations for film and TV. And much more!!

    • 1 hr 9 min

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