May the Force be with you! Today, May the 4th, is Star Wars Day and for this 4th episode of the show, I'm 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 and one of my favorite new shows.
Due to COVID-19, I managed to get a hold of Greig during a rare pause in his busy shooting schedule—he’s currently lensing the new Batman film.
Greig is so far 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. Which is possibly my most anticipated film this year.
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…
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