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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 • 170 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.

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Cinematography (with Steve Yedlin ASC)

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Cinematography (with Steve Yedlin ASC)

    GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY director of photography Steve Yedlin, ASC gives a masterclass in murder mystery cinematography. Learn how the blackout scene was shot, techniques for filming ensemble casts, and how motivated camera movement was its own character in the film.
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    What you will learn in this episode Steve's thoughts on streaming distribution (04:31) HDR problems and TV calibration (10:24) Camera package used on GLASS ONION (16:11) Lens filters and custom modifications (18:45) Lighting techniques and technologies for GLASS ONION (26:18) Lighting philosophies and embracing glass reflections (31:54) Creating the lighthouse lighting rig (38:23) Filming large ensamble scenes and understanding eyelines (46:50) How camera motion is used in GLASS ONION (53:56) And more! Subscribe + Follow Go Creative Show
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    • 59 min
    The White Lotus Season 2 Cinematography (with Xavier Grobet ASC AMC)

    The White Lotus Season 2 Cinematography (with Xavier Grobet ASC AMC)

    THE WHITE LOTUS season 2 director of photography Xavier Grobet, ASC, AMC joins us to discuss the pro’s and con’s of filming in a real hotel in Sicily, creating realistic sex scenes, shooting day for night, and more.  Xavier tells Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli all about his camera and lens choices and how he paid homage to Monica Vitti’s classic Italian films.
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    What you will learn in this episode Paying homage to italian films (01:20) Challenges of filming in a real hotel (04:08) Visually approaching season 2 (09:17) Lighting and lensing for filming exteriors in Sicily (11:43) Lighting the environment for maximum camera co... (17:02) Xavier's Camera and Lens Choices (19:11) What makes filming sex scenes so difficult (23:33) Building suspense with cinematography (31:26) Tanya and the yacht massacre (35:58) Why DPs are ultimately probelm solvers (40:18) Shooting night for night (42:56) And more!  
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    • 47 min
    Avatar: The Way of Water Cinematography (with Russell Carpenter ASC)

    Avatar: The Way of Water Cinematography (with Russell Carpenter ASC)

    AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER director of photographer Russell Carpenter ASC talks with Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli about the making of the film and using the custom-made 3D Sony Venice. Russell also dives deep into the underwater motion capture system, the process of virtual filmmaking, lighting in a virtual world and so much more. 
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    What you will learn in this episode Russell's thoughts on critics (02:40) Filming the incredible underwater scenes with motion capture (07:37) Why Russell decided to film with the Sony Venice (15:28) Deep dive into the lighting of AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (26:09) Was the Sony Venice Rialto born from AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER? (33:10) Filming at 48 frames per second (37:44) The cinematographer's role in a VFX-heavy film (43:10) AVATAR's production workflow explained (52:16) Why it's important for filmmakers to embrace new technology (01:01:07) 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 AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER IMDb Follow Our Guest Russell Carpenter ASC's IMDb Russell Carpenter ASC's Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    Wakanda Forever Cinematography (with Autumn Durald Arkapaw ASC)

    Wakanda Forever Cinematography (with Autumn Durald Arkapaw ASC)

    BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER director of photographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw ASC joins Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli to discuss her camera, lighting and lens choices. We also discuss her early career, filming Underwater “dry for wet," night exterior and Autumn's experience with the Sony Venice.
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    What you will learn in this episode Lighting philosophy of Wakanda Forever (02:04) A cinematographer's role in visual effects (06:33) Filming Talokan and underwater cinematography (13:57) The cameras and lenses used on Wakanda Forever (24:13) Why Autumn chose the Sony Venice (27:03) Filming night exteriors (30:56) Filming the Namor flashback sequence (40:11) Why Autumn loves the Okoye firing scene (43:58) Filming in Boston (47:35) Autumn's early days in filmmaking (50:25) 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 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever IMDb Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer Follow Our Guest Autumn Durald Arkapaw IMDb Autumn Durald Arkapaw Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 57 min
    The Bear Cinematography (with Andrew Wehde)

    The Bear Cinematography (with Andrew Wehde)

    THE BEAR is a masterclass in creating visual chaos and its director of photography Andrew Wehde shares his camera and lighting techniques and philosophies.
    Andrew and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss tips of filming food, how his approach to cinematography is different in and out of the kitchen, use of camera movement, approach to lighting, and so much more.
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    What you will learn in this episode Creating chaos with Cinematography (05:01) The benefits of efficiency in filmmaking (09:06) Advice on filming food (15:23) Comparing the cinematography inside and outside the kitchen (18:50) Filming on the Alexa Mini LF (20:23) The lighting design of THE BEAR (21:55) Andrew's use of camera movement on THE BEAR (27:53) Breaking down the 20-minute oner shot in episode 7 (30:46) Andrew's favorite scenes, and why (48:28) And more!  
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    Twitter Facebook Apple Podcasts Stitcher Google Play Podcasts iHeart Radio YouTube Show Links THE BEAR IMDb THE BEAR trailer THE BEAR on Hulu Follow Our Guest Andrew Wehde’s IMDb Andrew Wehde’s Instagram Follow Ben Consoli BC Media Productions BenConsoli.com Twitter Instagram  Follow Connor Crosby (producer)
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    • 58 min
    Dahmer Cinematography (with Jason McCormick) GCS318

    Dahmer Cinematography (with Jason McCormick) GCS318

    Cinematographer Jason McCormick breaks down his cinematography for the Netflix hit series, DAHMER - MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY.
    Jason and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the gritty cinematography, challenges of working with episodic directors, shooting with the Sony Venice, and we break down some of the series’ most brutal scenes.
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    What you will learn in this episode Controversy of DAHMER (01:21) Storytelling techniques of DAHMER (07:13) Are locked off shots boring for cinematographers? (16:21) Shooting on the Sony Venice (23:46) Warm approach to lighting (32:27) Tribe Blackwing 7 lenses (40:21) How to deal with reflections in glasses (42:44) And more!  
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 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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