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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 • 171 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.

    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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    • 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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    • 55 min
    Candy Cinematography (with Simon Dennis BSC)

    Candy Cinematography (with Simon Dennis BSC)

    Learn how cinematographer Simon Dennis BSC created an authentic and super saturated early 1980’s world for CANDY on Hulu.
    Simon and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss why he chose the Sony Venice and custom tuned lenses to create CANDY and how the look was inspired by William Eggleston and Napoleon Dynamite.  We also dive deep into the 1:66 aspect ratio, the challenges of working with child actors, how to make multi-camera look like single camera, and much more!
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    What you will learn in this episode How color and saturation represents plot (03:35) Being influenced by Nepolioan Dynamite (09:15) Recreating the 1980s through cinematoraphy (13:18) Shooting with limited daylight hours (17:14) Why the 1.66 aspect ratio is important (20:10) Simion's approach to shooting wideshots (24:09) Creating a "vinyl" look with detuned lenses (30:31) Approach to lighting CANDY (36:25) Working with actor Justin Timberlake (40:32) Deconstructing the court room scenes (50:02) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Pachinko Cinematography (with Florian Hoffmeister BSC)

    Pachinko Cinematography (with Florian Hoffmeister BSC)

    PACHINKO cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC shares how he created one cohesive look to represent multiple decades in Japan and Korea. What cameras and lenses did he choose and why? We discuss it all.  Florian and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, talk about the challenges of filming in a language and culture he didn’t understand, why episode 7 has a completely different look, his approach to the earthquake scene, lessons learned, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode What PACHINKO accomplishes as a story (01:46) Portraying the changing time periods (03:09) How to use space effectively in cinematography (06:05) Challenges of not knowing the language or culture (10:32) When to say no to a project (17:38) The visual approach to PACHINKO (24:57) Florian's approach to filming exteriors (30:05) The crazy logistics of using a camera crane on the water (35:42) Shooting episode 7 with a different aspect ratio (42:22) Breaking down the earthquake scenes (47:45) Lessons learned filming PACHINKO (51:54) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
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    • 58 min
    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Cinematography (with Shawn Peters)

    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Cinematography (with Shawn Peters)

    Learn the masterful way that cinematographer Shawn Peters visually portrayed dementia in THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY on Apple TV+.
    Shawn and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss how to use different lenses and camera tricks to evolve a show's look over time, using broken glass to create stunning in-camera effects, how to create the perfect day for night, and more!
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    What you will learn in this episode Working on an Oscar-winning project (00:55) Incorporating archive footage into a project (03:41) Did Will Smith's slap take away from winning an Oscar? (11:10) Establishing an evolving look to the series (12:54) Using broken glass to create unique in-camera effects (18:48) Portraying character development through different lenses (29:22) How to do a perfect day for night (41:15) Creating realistic moonlight (49:23) Lighting and filming realistic fire scenes (55:54) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

Story Lit Films ,

My favorite podcast

As a cinematographer this podcast is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. I listen to every episode and sometimes listen to an episode 2-3 times! Ben Consoli and Connor Crosby have crafted an amazing podcast that inspires and educated me to be a better filmmaker.

Matt Sweeney ,

Inspiring, informative, entertaining

I don’t know of any other podcast or place for this kind of behind the scenes information where you get such wonderful technical insight on how a show/movie is filmed. Sure you can subscribe to American Cinematographer, but Ben grounds his interviews with A-List DPs and filmmakers on a human level that makes you feel like anything is possible and you too can make your dreams come true.

This podcast covers all aspects of cinematography from the technical details of camera, lenses, lighting, blocking… to the lifestyle and relationship side of what its really like dedicating part of your life to a film.

If you’re a filmmaker or aspiring filmmaker I can’t recommend the Go Creative Show enough. I’ve been DPing for 10+ years and am always excited to listen to the next episode because I know I will learn something new. And better yet…be inspired for my next project knowing I have a new trick or two up my sleeve.

Thanks Ben for all of your dedication to this show and love for the movie making process.

Action!

Jdupiton3 ,

Great Show! Film Student Perspective

This show has been instrumental in furthering my education as to what it’s like to be working on a modern Film Set as a DP! Having just graduated Film School, this show has been ON IT! The Cinematographers who come on to the show are working on some of the biggest Films of the year including the Oscar winning Greg Fraser, who shot Dune! The Host, Ben Consoli is awesome and asks ALL the question we want to hear about how specific scenes were shot even down to the specific camera and lens package that they chose with the director. I’m trying to break into commercial and narrative film as a freelancer right now and this show has helped to steer me in the right direction! S/O Dallas!

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