1 hr 52 min

DP Paul Cameron, ASC & Production Designer Howard Cummings on Reminiscence & the Power of Collaboration Art of the Shot

    • TV & Film

Welcome to Season 2 of the Art of the Shot! Season 2 will dive even deeper into the minds of master filmmakers, and I can’t wait to share more with you soon.

Joining me for this episode are two familiar voices, cinematographer Paul Cameron, ASC and production designer Howard Cummings, back on the Art of the Shot and in conversation together for the first time ever on a podcast. And they’re here to discuss their work and collaboration on Reminiscence, the feature film directorial debut from Lisa Joy.

In this episode, you'll discover:

—The beginning of their collaboration. (00:05:12)

—How cinematographers work with production designers vs how directors work with them. (00:09:10)

—The importance of feeling comfortable and safe to explore ideas with your collaborators. (00:13:17)

—How to best communicate with your production designer. (00:17:07)

—The biggest challenge for each of them on Reminiscence. (00:24:16)

—How the flooded sets and locations were orchestrated. (00:29:44)

—Discussions on style and references for Reminiscence. (00:35:32)

—How they created a flooded future Miami. (00:37:36)

—Paul's task of visualizing memory in multiple ways as a meta-commentary on filmmaking. (00:45:00)

—Why IMAX is the best way to experience the film. (00:56:14)

—How Reminiscence avoided needing any reshoots--a first for Paul Cameron. (01:00:16)

—How Lisa Joy got her passion project made, while keeping her creative vision. (01:06:01)

—Advice for first time directors for a successful shoot. (01:12:50)

—Creative and technical considerations behind shooting on the Sony Venice camera. (01:24:21)

—Adding live film grain and the magic of film. (01:25:02)

—On the choice of using Cooke anamorphic lenses. (01:27:06)

—Breaking down one of the shots. (01:36:12)

—Paul's philosophy of where to put the camera in a scene. (01:41:36)

—What was really important at the start of Paul's career, which no longer is. (01:43:45)

—A film worth studying to remember what matters most in filmmaking. (01:46:53)

If you haven't yet, please subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and share this podcast with others to help grow the show and spread the knowledge! And if you're on Apple Podcasts, a review would be very appreciated!

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Howard Cummings:

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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-of-the-shot/support

Welcome to Season 2 of the Art of the Shot! Season 2 will dive even deeper into the minds of master filmmakers, and I can’t wait to share more with you soon.

Joining me for this episode are two familiar voices, cinematographer Paul Cameron, ASC and production designer Howard Cummings, back on the Art of the Shot and in conversation together for the first time ever on a podcast. And they’re here to discuss their work and collaboration on Reminiscence, the feature film directorial debut from Lisa Joy.

In this episode, you'll discover:

—The beginning of their collaboration. (00:05:12)

—How cinematographers work with production designers vs how directors work with them. (00:09:10)

—The importance of feeling comfortable and safe to explore ideas with your collaborators. (00:13:17)

—How to best communicate with your production designer. (00:17:07)

—The biggest challenge for each of them on Reminiscence. (00:24:16)

—How the flooded sets and locations were orchestrated. (00:29:44)

—Discussions on style and references for Reminiscence. (00:35:32)

—How they created a flooded future Miami. (00:37:36)

—Paul's task of visualizing memory in multiple ways as a meta-commentary on filmmaking. (00:45:00)

—Why IMAX is the best way to experience the film. (00:56:14)

—How Reminiscence avoided needing any reshoots--a first for Paul Cameron. (01:00:16)

—How Lisa Joy got her passion project made, while keeping her creative vision. (01:06:01)

—Advice for first time directors for a successful shoot. (01:12:50)

—Creative and technical considerations behind shooting on the Sony Venice camera. (01:24:21)

—Adding live film grain and the magic of film. (01:25:02)

—On the choice of using Cooke anamorphic lenses. (01:27:06)

—Breaking down one of the shots. (01:36:12)

—Paul's philosophy of where to put the camera in a scene. (01:41:36)

—What was really important at the start of Paul's career, which no longer is. (01:43:45)

—A film worth studying to remember what matters most in filmmaking. (01:46:53)

If you haven't yet, please subscribe to be notified of future episodes, and share this podcast with others to help grow the show and spread the knowledge! And if you're on Apple Podcasts, a review would be very appreciated!

Follow Art of the Shot:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

Derek Stettler:

Instagram

Paul Cameron, ASC:

Instagram

IMDb

Howard Cummings:

IMDb


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/art-of-the-shot/support

1 hr 52 min

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