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The Art of the Shot is a new filmmaking podcast that explores the work and careers of the artists behind-the-scenes of the most strikingly-shot projects in film, television, commercials and music videos.

Join host Derek Stettler, a young filmmaker and longtime contributor to American Cinematographer magazine, as he asks the questions no one else does, following his curiosity and passion for the craft to learn from the best. Listen for deep dives into the minds of master filmmakers, enjoy compelling conversations on the craft, insights from successful careers, tips, techniques, and more!

Art of the Shot The Art of the Shot Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 14 Ratings

The Art of the Shot is a new filmmaking podcast that explores the work and careers of the artists behind-the-scenes of the most strikingly-shot projects in film, television, commercials and music videos.

Join host Derek Stettler, a young filmmaker and longtime contributor to American Cinematographer magazine, as he asks the questions no one else does, following his curiosity and passion for the craft to learn from the best. Listen for deep dives into the minds of master filmmakers, enjoy compelling conversations on the craft, insights from successful careers, tips, techniques, and more!

    4: Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS on The Mandalorian & The Future of Filmmaking

    4: Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS on The Mandalorian & The Future of Filmmaking

    Welcome to the Art of the Shot podcast and may the Force be with you!



    Today, May the 4th, is Star Wars Day and for this 4th episode of the show, we're very excited to be sharing a conversation with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS. Greig is one of the main cinematographers and a co-producer on the Disney+ Original Series, The Mandalorian, which is the 1st live-action Star Wars series.



    Due to COVID-19, Art of the Shot host, Derek Stettler, managed to get a hold of him during a rare pause in his busy shooting schedule—he’s currently lensing the new Batman film. 



    Greig is currently the only cinematographer to work on two separate Star Wars properties, with his first being Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Greig is also the eye behind Snow White and the Huntsman, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lion, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography in 2016. He also shot the upcoming film adaptation of Frank Herbert's landmark science fiction novel, Dune.



    Listen to learn how he went from shooting still photos and then short films in Australia, to working on the biggest projects in Hollywood, and a galaxy far, far away... including his work on The Mandalorian and the intricacies of a groundbreaking piece of technology that made the show possible. A technology that is set to be the future of filmmaking…



    The Art of the Shot podcast is brought to you by Evidence Cameras, an outstanding rental house in Echo Park specializing in high-end digital cinema camera packages, lenses, support, and accessories. Check them out at www.evidencecameras.com



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    • 1 hr 25 min
    3: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC on Tales from the Loop & How Story Drives the Visuals

    3: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC on Tales from the Loop & How Story Drives the Visuals

    Welcome to the Art of the Shot podcast! Join writer and filmmaker Derek Stettler for conversations with the artists behind the camera on strikingly-shot films, series, music videos and commercials. Discover how they made their careers happen, hear about their creative process, and learn how they make the shots that make us say: wait, how did they do that?



    For the third episode, Derek speaks with none other than Jeff Cronenweth, ASC!



    Jeff is the two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer behind many of David Fincher’s films, including The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and their first film together--and Jeff’s first feature film--Fight Club.



    (And if you’re worried, no, they don’t talk about Fight Club... much.)



    Jeff has also shot numerous commercials and music videos for some of the biggest artists, including Madonna, David Bowie, Shakira, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.



    And this month marked the release of Jeff’s first foray into television, with the pilot to the Amazon Prime original series, Tales from the Loop: a sci-fi anthology adapted from the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag.

     

    What you may not know is that Jeff Cronenweth is the son of legendary cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth, the eye behind the era-defining look of Blade Runner. Enjoy this in-depth conversation about everything from how Jeff forged his own path while following in his father’s footsteps, and his approach to lighting based on story, to working with David Fincher, his work on Tales from the Loop (including how he achieved a never-before-seen lighting effect), and his tip for making sure eye lights look more natural.



    The Art of the Shot podcast is brought to you by Evidence Cameras, an outstanding rental house in Echo Park specializing in high-end digital cinema camera packages, lenses, support, and accessories. Check them out at www.evidencecameras.com



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    Tales from the Loop trailer audio copyright Amazon.com, Inc. Used with permission courtesy of Amazon Studios.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    2: Paul Cameron, ASC on Westworld & the Craft of Cinematography

    2: Paul Cameron, ASC on Westworld & the Craft of Cinematography

    Welcome to the Art of the Shot podcast! Join writer and filmmaker Derek Stettler for conversations with the artists behind the camera on strikingly-shot films, series, music videos and commercials. Discover how they made their careers happen, hear about their creative process, and learn how they make the shots that make us say: wait, how did they do that?



    For this second episode, Derek speaks with acclaimed cinematographer Paul Cameron, ASC. Paul has worked on quite a few visually groundbreaking films, including his first big feature, Gone In 60 Seconds, then Man on Fire, Collateral, Deva Vu, the 2012 remake of Total Recall, the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, The Commuter and the last film of his to come out, 21 Bridges. He’s also shot a few Super Bowl commercials!

     

    His cinematography for director Michael Mann’s 2004 film, Collateral, was one of the first Hollywood studio films to embrace and reveal the potential of shooting with digital cameras. But he still adores the medium of film and shot the pilot for HBO’s Westworld on 35mm film, earning an Emmy Award nomination and ASC Award nomination in 2017.



    In a wide-ranging conversation, Paul talks about his work with Tony Scott, how he translates a script into imagery, and of course his work as both a cinematographer and director on Season 3 of Westworld.



    SPOILER WARNING for Season 3 of Westworld! If you aren’t caught up with episode 4 yet, which Paul directed, go and watch it now. The show is extraordinary and Season 3 is an entirely new direction for it.



    The Art of the Shot podcast is brought to you by Evidence Cameras, an outstanding rental house in Echo Park specializing in high-end digital cinema camera packages, lenses, support, and accessories. Check them out at www.evidencecameras.com



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    Westworld Season 3 trailer audio copyright Home Box Office, Inc. Used with permission courtesy of HBO.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    1: Colin Anderson, SOC on Star Wars & a Lifetime of Achievement

    1: Colin Anderson, SOC on Star Wars & a Lifetime of Achievement

    Welcome to the Art of the Shot podcast! Join writer and filmmaker Derek Stettler for conversations with the artists behind the camera on strikingly-shot films, series, music videos and commercials. Discover how they made their careers happen, hear about their creative process, and learn how they make the shots that make us say: wait, how did they do that?



    In this premier episode, Derek speaks with camera operator Colin Anderson, SOC, who was honored by the Society of Camera Operators with a Lifetime Achievement Award in January. Colin is the camera operator behind some very notable films, including Syriana, Iron Man 2, The Town, The Amazing Spider Man (1 and 2), Argo, The Master, Inherent Vice, Martin Scorsese's Silence, Phantom Thread, and every single JJ Abrams film.



    Listen as he discusses working as the “A” camera operator on the final film in the Star Wars saga, his perspective on the craft of camera operating, and what he’s learned from his career working with top actors and directors.



    This episode is brought to you by Evidence Cameras, an outstanding rental house in Echo Park specializing in high-end digital cinema camera packages, lenses, support, and accessories. Check them out at www.evidencecameras.com



    If you gain value from this conversation, please subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and share this podcast with others to help grow the show and spread the knowledge!



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    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer audio copyright Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd. Used with permission courtesy of Lucasfilm.

    • 1 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

F Stop Sir Real ,

Inside Baseball for Cinematographers

Derek crafts his interviews with his obvious passion for the art and craft of moviemaking. His subjects are as likely to reveal the secrets from film’s magic moments as we are to recall our favorite memories going to the cinema. My background of filming with a 16mm Bolex taught me the importance of telling a good story from beginning to end. This series does just that, leaving us wanting more from the next chapter.

monicaset ,

Insightful behind the scenes

This podcast has provided a look into the amazing mind of a filmmaker. For someone who is a novice in this topic, it provided key elements to keep the listener intrigued and wanting to hear more episodes. Derek did an amazing job guiding the interview and provided opportune feedback.

E@gL3s_36 ,

Highly Recommend!

As someone who has a love for acting and filmmaking, I can tell you that Derek’s podcast is definitely one you’ll want to listen to if you share the same passion. The episode with Paul Cameron was top notch, and it was wonderful hearing about his life work and experience. I highly recommend this podcast to fellow lovers of cinematography!

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